How to pack trains for safe Shipping
Shipping trains to me is an important part of our transaction if
shipping is required. Here are some simple tips to follow to make sure
your trains arrive to me in good condition.
- Pack the trains
in a separate box from the heavy items like the transformer of
track. - I transformer can be quite heavy and if the
package receives a heavy impact ( and it will ) the transformer
weight will damage the more fragile trains inside the box.
- Pad trains inside
their boxes to prevent movement - if you shake a box and
hear or feel movement, things are likely to get broken.
- Pad, Pad, Pad
- I have never received a set of train that were damaged by too
much padding. It is safe to say that you should pack the box as if
you expect it to fall off the back of the truck... several times.
This is really how rough they are treated today. But as long as they
are packed well thing arrive in great shape.
- Take your time
- Take the time necessary to make sure th eouter box is a strong
one. Computer boxes are good examples of a strong box. at least
Wrap each item - Whenever I ship
trains, I take the tiem to wrap each item in paper towels and
padding. This protects the orignal finish n the trains and adds
protection from dmamage.
- Good Tape
- when you have the item in the box all padded and ready to close,
make sure the copntents fill the box. if not shifting and damage can
occur. Add additonla paddign if needed to prevent any movement.
Settling does occur, especially with paper for padding. After that
use a good tape to seal the box.
If you have a Postwar train or collection
you are interested in selling, please let me know.