"How are the boxes made?"

 

 

The boxes are designed to be strong enough for their use & at the same time, be as light as possible - we all know how heavy some of our loco's can be!

If you're attending a show or running session at a friends house, you might be carrying your stock a fair distance so the construction design was very important.

Each box follows the same tried & tested design & is built using a mixture of different thickness plywood. Timber cutting is achieved using laser guided technology.

 

 

Once the main box has been completed, it goes through the various stages of final finishing which includes staining. After this process, the hinges/catches & handle are added. The box is checked through 'quality control' & is then passed fit for service.

 

All the timber used in the boxes is sourced from fully sustainable forests. That means that for every tree that is cut down - another one is planted, often more.