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Post  reeft1 on Fri May 05, 2017 12:49 pm

I had Bertby cabinets (5) and got a glazier to make up extra shelves at about £6 a shelf. Mine were packed in like Sardines but I had 25 shelves in each cabinet with 6/7 1/43 cars on each shelf. The extra shelf pegs were bought from B&Q.

I outed those earlier this year and went for custom made Acrylic cabinets - they look superb but were expensive though - one big cabinet can hold at a guess 500 1/43 models, more if you pack them in more tightly than I now do.

There's a good link here to show you some ideas:

http://www.scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=11078&start=24
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Post  JOB on Fri May 05, 2017 2:04 pm

Cowley wrote:So the shelves are deep enough if the models are removed from their bases?  I guess the unmounted models would also fit (height wise) if additional shelves were fitted in-between each white shelf as well, James?

Yes to first question.
Maybe to second question - model itself would but anything with a roof aerial would be in trouble.

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Post  Cowley on Sat May 06, 2017 10:37 am

JOB wrote:
Cowley wrote:So the shelves are deep enough if the models are removed from their bases?  I guess the unmounted models would also fit (height wise) if additional shelves were fitted in-between each white shelf as well, James?

Yes to first question.
Maybe to second question - model itself would but anything with a roof aerial would be in trouble.
Thanks, James.

How many 1/43rds do you reckon could fit on each shelf, without bases?

So rather than adding one extra shelf between two, it might be better adding two shelves between every three - if that makes sense?
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Post  Cowley on Sat May 06, 2017 10:38 am

Sorry for hijacking your thread, David - hope you too have found the latest posts of worth. Wink
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Post  David Napier on Sat May 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Cowley wrote:Sorry for hijacking your thread, David - hope you too have found the latest posts of worth. Wink

It all helps, I've 1/43, 1/32, 1/24, 1/18 and some other odd sizes in my collection, still some structural work to do before I can start fitting out, yesterday I was wrestling a Hilti concrete breaker to sort out the floor, bit by bit I'll get there Very Happy

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Post  JOB on Sun May 07, 2017 12:56 pm

Cowley wrote:
JOB wrote:
Cowley wrote:So the shelves are deep enough if the models are removed from their bases?  I guess the unmounted models would also fit (height wise) if additional shelves were fitted in-between each white shelf as well, James?

Yes to first question.
Maybe to second question - model itself would but anything with a roof aerial would be in trouble.
Thanks, James.

How many 1/43rds do you reckon could fit on each shelf, without bases?

So rather than adding one extra shelf between two, it might be better adding two shelves between every three - if that makes sense?
I would estimate somewhere between 8 and 10 depending on size

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Re: Display cabinets and model rooms, ideas please

Post  Hampton Caught on Mon May 22, 2017 11:15 am

David,

Just to add my tuppeneth: My models are wall mounted in picture Pride cabinets which were made to order, look very smart and are dust-free. I opted for the slightly cabinets so I can exhibit the cars on the diagonal, thereby getting more in per shelf (eg 13 1:43 scale Minis), and having a mirrored back enabling me to see all round each model - plus it makes the room look slightly bigger, which is a bonus!

I had thought Picture Pride Displays had gone into liquidation but they were there in person at Kempton Park's Model Fair yesterday. I was told that the original parent company had gone into liquidation about 3 years ago but they have continued trading under a new parent company so successfully that they haven't advertised for years and regularly work 6-7 days a week.

http://www.picture-pride-displays.co.uk/index.php

There are cheaper options out there but I wanted well made pieces of furniture for my dining room and that's what I've got on my walls. Hope this helps.

Cheers, Steve
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