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trumpetman52
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Storage Boxes Once Again Wed, 06 February 2008 21:37
I have found a box solution for myself and I would like to share it with everyone on the system. I have a dilema though, I do not know how to insert pictures into my message. If someone could help me, I have information and pictures that might solve some problems for someone, I know it did for me.

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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Wed, 06 February 2008 22:29
if you upload the picture somewhere, you can just link to the address. A good place to do it would be your personal gallery on boardgamegeek.com (assumeing you have an account set up there)
      
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Wed, 06 February 2008 23:23
You can also use imageshack : upload your picture, then select "direct link to image" (last box) and copy the link here.
      
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Thu, 07 February 2008 02:35
OK good responses I will check into it. I've seen images placed right here on the message board. Is that something I can do. I only have two or three pictures in addition to text.
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Thu, 07 February 2008 03:54
Photobucket is another one that will work. It will let you put the picture directly on the forum. But DoW (for obvious reasons) will only let you put two pictures on each post.

I'm looking forward to seeing this new system you've come up with for storage!

http://photobucket.com/?link=topmenu
      
trumpetman52
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Thu, 07 February 2008 16:08
OKay here we go, I'll give this a try.

I had been looking for some way to store the parts for the games so I would not have to have 6 or 7 different boxes, one for each expansion, and then find out that the tiles and playing components still get all messed up. I was looking everywhere I could possibly find. I checked on the internet and was unable to find something that satisfied my request. I live in central Ohio and went to a local Hobby Lobby store a couple days ago and decided to once again look to see if they had anything that might fit my bill. To my great wonderment and surprise I found the perfect fits for my request.

Box Nr. 1 is a compartmentalized box that has 18 compartments and can be decreased by removable vertical sections to increase the size of the compartments. This box is made by Akro-mils, P.O. Box 989 Akron, Ohio, 44309. The box model number is 05905 and measures 14 3/8 W x 9 1/2 D x 2 1/2 H. The compartments inside are 2.5 inches by 2 inches, imagine that, the exact size of the terrain tiles. The UPC code is 032903284904. As you can see from the picture. The tanks fit perfectly for the allies and for the Axis there are two tanks that won't fit in one compartment. All soldiers fit in one compartment and I placed the extra pieces in a third compartment.

Box Nr. 2 is a large Snap top Case. It is made by IRIS USA, inc, Pleasant Prairie, Wi. 53158, web site www.irisusainc.com. I am not sure what the model is but the dimensions are 17 1/4 2 x 14 1/8 D x 6 1/16 H and the UPC code is 762016364865. This is a single compartment box and I was able to store my game boards, rule books and other items in this box. I am also able to store one of the compartmentalized boxes in this box as well.

Both boxes snap shut very securely and one of the nice things is that they both have hinges on the back and not just a piece of plastic that will break after the lid is opened and closed 12 times.

Now for the damages. I purchased these boxes at hobby lobby for a grand total of $9.99 for the large snap top box and, look out now, $5.99 for the compartmentalized box. Now here was the catch. I also got an additional 30% off because they were having a sale on this type of items.

I purchased two of the compartmentalized boxes. Here is the reason why. I have two of the Memoir44 games, two of the Pacific theater, one of the terrain pack, one of the air pack and one of the Desert/Winter board expansion. All of these games and pieces fit into these three boxes very nicely. There is no cramping of parts to force bending of guns or bodies and everything is easily accessable. One of the nicest things is that I can reach my finger to the bottom of the terrain tiles and pull out the entire stack of tiles and never place any undue pressure on the tile sides, due to tha accessability of the compartment.

As you probably can tell, I am very pleased with my find.

Hopefully the pictures will go along with this. If they do not work out please work with me and I will do all I can to help you see the end result.

Good luck to all of you.

I posted the pictures here. http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj67/trumpetman52/

God bless
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Thu, 07 February 2008 19:09
The link works! Very Happy Those are nice looking boxes and the price is right! Do they stack on top of each other? I still kind of like the idea of the Plano sets where everything is together and easy to carry around...but Plano boxes are much more expensive! Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Thu, 07 February 2008 19:09
Thanks for your detailed description! Looks almost like my solution, but I still use the original box for storing the bigger parts.
      
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Thu, 07 February 2008 22:50
Rasmussen81,
Yes, I just checked and they do stack very well. I am speaking of the compartmentalized boxes. If you had them in the back seat of a car and went around a corner, they might slide off but they do hold onto each other.

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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Thu, 28 February 2008 01:42
Has anyone found Trumpetman52's storage box on the internet? Or does anybody have any storage suggestions for the terrain hexes? I wish Days of Wonder would've done a better job of producing functional product packaging Confused
      
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Thu, 28 February 2008 15:17
y0ne wrote on Wed, 27 February 2008 19:42

Has anyone found Trumpetman52's storage box on the internet? Or does anybody have any storage suggestions for the terrain hexes? I wish Days of Wonder would've done a better job of producing functional product packaging Confused


Yes, I would have liked to seen better packaging, BUT, if they did that, then they wouldn't sell as many carrying cases when they are ready... Shocked HAHA

Trumpetman did post a link to his pictures, click on the link below:

http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj67/trumpetman52/

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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Sat, 01 March 2008 07:40
Jim57 wrote on Thu, 28 February 2008 06:17



Yes, I would have liked to seen better packaging, BUT, if they did that, then they wouldn't sell as many carrying cases when they are ready... Shocked HAHA

Trumpetman did post a link to his pictures, click on the link below:

http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj67/trumpetman52/

Jim



Right you are Jim...but I think y0ne was looking for a place to buy the boxes, not look at them. Cool Laughing

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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Sat, 01 March 2008 14:37
rasmussen81 wrote on Sat, 01 March 2008 01:40

Jim57 wrote on Thu, 28 February 2008 06:17



Yes, I would have liked to seen better packaging, BUT, if they did that, then they wouldn't sell as many carrying cases when they are ready... Shocked HAHA

Trumpetman did post a link to his pictures, click on the link below:

http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj67/trumpetman52/

Jim



Right you are Jim...but I think y0ne was looking for a place to buy the boxes, not look at them. Cool Laughing


Laughing Rasmussen, it is funny how you read something one day, and read it again another day; how different it can sound... Shocked I believe your right!

Jim

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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Sat, 01 March 2008 21:04
I have already put this link on the 'how do you store your tiles' thread. It's a carrying case whose interior I'm gradually hacking out of some ply and 1 by 2.

http://gi3colcan.co.uk/images/memoir_44/carrycase1.jpg
      
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Sun, 02 March 2008 00:40
Those look very cool! Good job!
      
y0ne
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Mon, 03 March 2008 09:34
Yeah, I am trying to find the boxes. I've looked at every local store, but been unable to find them.
      
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Sun, 16 March 2008 06:13
You might try contacting thee manufacturers and asking if they can provide a local reseller or online seller.

Akro-Mils shows the case, with a full part number of 05905CLCFT, on their web site at
http://www.akro-mils.com/home_office/coupon_display.asp?id=1 97

Iris USA does not have their entire catalog online for viewing (and they claim they do not sell online themselves) but they list a BUNCH of retailers on this page: http://www.irisusainc.com/retailers.htm, including the major craft stores, some office supply stores, and stores like KMart. Their sales department is at sales@irisusainc.com, or call them at 1-800-320-4747.

Good luck!

James




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Jim57
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Re:Storage Boxes Once Again Sun, 16 March 2008 17:11
yojimbo wrote on Sun, 16 March 2008 01:13

You might try contacting thee manufacturers and asking if they can provide a local reseller or online seller.

Akro-Mils shows the case, with a full part number of 05905CLCFT, on their web site at
http://www.akro-mils.com/home_office/coupon_display.asp?id=1 97

Iris USA does not have their entire catalog online for viewing (and they claim they do not sell online themselves) but they list a BUNCH of retailers on this page: http://www.irisusainc.com/retailers.htm, including the major craft stores, some office supply stores, and stores like KMart. Their sales department is at sales@irisusainc.com, or call them at 1-800-320-4747.

Good luck!

James








You needed to remove the comma at the end of the link... so here it is again.
http://www.irisusainc.com/retailers.htm Smile
      
    
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