wb47 posted:ADCX Rob posted:wb47 posted:
Given the fact though that most of the old stuff does not go for much anymore, why struggle with boxes that are falling apart. My vote is to throw or tape.
Here is an alternate fact.
Now show me one with a dump car or a 3 lid tank car or a hopper car please. The man was not talking about the rare items. He has an old set out of the attic.
Why would you ruin them with tape in any case? If you are going to take the time to do something, do it right. As tape ages, it will discolor and lose it's adhesion. I have seen it many times. By that time, the finish of the box is destroyed. If you want to keep the boxes and keep them nice, don't use tape.