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Guys, @bigkid makes a really good point worth considering. Especially for long-term storage.

I discovered the hard way, that plastic bags will leave residue over time on your train cars. Now maybe because I do so much repainting, and maybe that paint is having more of an effect on the plastic bags than would the factory applied paint job. I no longer use plastic bags, save for very short-term use, like transporting train cars to an event or show.

I don't know about the long-term quality of the plastic bags that were being used by the manufacturers for brand new boxed train cars.

And @Lionelski, the newspaper plastic bags are the worst. Yeah, perfect size, but they're made as cheaply as possible and they break down much faster. Think about it: Their purpose is to keep your newspaper dry for you to read. Very short term purpose. So I'm sure they're manufactured with that in mind.

For my storage train shelves, I now use a piece of acid-free paper folded into a channel that the train car can slip into, for dust protection.

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And @Lionelski, the newspaper plastic bags are the worst. Yeah, perfect size, but they're made as cheaply as possible and they break down much faster. Think about it: Their purpose is to keep your newspaper dry for you to read. Very short term purpose. So I'm sure they're manufactured with that in mind.



I agree brianel.

As I noted, I just use them to avoid scratches after I put my finds into my tote bag.

I’m talking about putting the boxes in the bags. Not actually wrapping the train in plastic and making contact with the train. I’m looking for “see through bags” that fit the box snug so I can still see the name on the train car. I have some boxes in bags and they are holding up better than the ones that are not. Most train car bags are the same size. I checked Lionel and they don’t sell them.

I think that bagel bags would be the perfect fit for most rolling stock and smaller engines. However, I don’t know how they would hold up over time.
Generally, I wrap trains in wax paper to protect the finish.  I found that you can actually scotch tape the wax paper to keep it wrapped up.
Alan

Hi Mill City,

”The only downside to having an account is you'll receive a new 800-plus page catalog about every two weeks...for life!”

LOL!  You got that right.  I purchased several large metal storage cabinets from U-Line a few years ago.  Perfect product for what I wanted but those catalogs are huge.

John

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