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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1035 on: March 02, 2020, 02:04:47 am »
Working at the Post Office i've noticed this with boxes.  They are invariably just slightly smaller than they need to be.

Probably a corollary to Murphy's Law.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1036 on: March 02, 2020, 02:41:08 am »
I've found a good on-line supplier of packing boxes on Ebay http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/easipack

Good prices, free postage and great delivery. Recommended if you are in the U.K.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1037 on: March 02, 2020, 04:06:01 am »

Working at the Post Office i've noticed this with boxes.  They are invariably just slightly smaller than they need to be.


Just like decal manufacturer's clear plastic envelopes.

Once you've taken the decal and the instructions out, there's NO way they'll go back in again! Not without bending them anyway....  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1038 on: March 02, 2020, 05:47:50 am »

Working at the Post Office i've noticed this with boxes.  They are invariably just slightly smaller than they need to be.


Just like decal manufacturer's clear plastic envelopes.

Once you've taken the decal and the instructions out, there's NO way they'll go back in again! Not without bending them anyway....  :banghead: :banghead:

Tell me about it. I've had some fun with this issue over the weekend  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1039 on: March 02, 2020, 05:53:53 am »

Total kits recorded so far is 251 which accounts for only 1/3 of the storage room and less than half of the modelling room with nothing from the tops of the wardrobes etc. I would not be supprised if I pass the 1,000 kit mark  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1040 on: March 02, 2020, 07:02:44 am »
I picked up a couple of cardboard house-move boxes in Lidl or Aldi last year. Dirt cheap and easily big enough for most of my stash.
You have to fold them up yourself but they are very strong with a double layer base.

I also have a pair of large square boxes from Big Yellow Storage that have started to sag at the corners. Not really designed to be stacked but the right size for my *really big kits*!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1041 on: March 02, 2020, 11:24:32 am »
You guys need to get together and open your own store!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1042 on: March 02, 2020, 04:49:54 pm »
You guys need to get together and open your own store!

The idea is to accumulate them, not sell them! :o
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1043 on: March 02, 2020, 10:22:06 pm »
I have plans and ideas for all of them,
If only I could remember them  :-\

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1044 on: March 03, 2020, 02:01:16 am »
I have plans and ideas for all of them,
If only I could remember them  :-\

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You & me, both, mate! :-\
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1045 on: March 03, 2020, 09:55:29 am »


I have plans and ideas for all of them,
If only I could remember them  :-\

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You & me, both, mate! :-\


I did have a plan which for the best part of two years I was able to follow to some extent. I have had a Word document on my desktop to put ideas into when I came up with them. Had because the PC was down for a couple of years and I was using my laptop. Now the PC is back up and running with a transplanted hard drive and that Word document has been moved to the Cloud so I can access it from any device I have, even my phone which is dead handy if I am looking for something specific.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1046 on: March 08, 2020, 05:12:34 pm »
That's pretty slick.  What cloud are you using??   I've been wondering about similar lately as I'm starting to get that worisome feeling that my laptop may crap out on me and I'd like to backup all me files and bookmarks. I'm so out of the loop on all this crap, though...   Ig uess these days people use them usb thumbdrives and stuff but knowing a dummie such as myself I'd lose it or something.  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1047 on: March 08, 2020, 11:17:28 pm »
As a Microsoft user I simply use theirs. An app for my phone means I can access my data on the move too. There are other cloud providers but as access to the Microsoft one was so easy as I use Windows anyway I went with that but its all personal preference.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1048 on: March 09, 2020, 02:21:24 am »
I don't trust the cloud.
I back my toplap up onto a terabyte size hard drive.  I don't do it as much as I should, but I do do it.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1049 on: March 09, 2020, 02:33:01 am »
I don't trust the cloud.
I back my toplap up onto a terabyte size hard drive.  I don't do it as much as I should, but I do do it.

That's what I do, and should do it more often as well.
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