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I searched the forum and nothing readily came to hand so here's asking: Storing multiple large models - what's your solution?

We all know Armortek models are like good cookies- you can't just have one. I've gathered quite a few myself albeit most of them are still in kit form
and not their most compact state. So how/where do you stow your larger models? Please give a glimpse of any particularly clever racks, pigeon hole units or other innovative storage. Presently I keep my built heavy models on mover's trolleys so I can roll them around easily. I try to keep them covered to
avoid dirt, grime or shop crud getting on them.

Weight and size dictates that mine are kept in my garage although some smaller, lighter or more easily damaged models may go inside eventually.
That's complicated by the substantial number of 1/10 scale models already in just about every nook and cranny in my home. I am somewhat limited for space.

My plan is to eventually make a multilevel unit in my garage with space for nearly all of my 1/6 models. I plan to make this of 3/4 or 1" plywood with a
strong frame to support these hefty machines. Maximum height will be limited to the height of my hydraulic lift table...

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My method is not clever at all. Industrial racks, hydraulic lift table and furniture dollies.
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Robert E Morey wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2023 2:50 pm
My method is not clever at all. Industrial racks, hydraulic lift table and furniture dollies.
Bob
If it works well that's all the clever there need be. I've been told Gorilla racks work well. I have some of these; the 'industrial' size
however they're not assembled as they are so tall as to impinge on my garage door when it is opened; I have limited options where I can place them
but I may yet use them.

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Most of mine are now in shipping containers, sitting on 400kg rated industrial racking.

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I bought a pallet stacker which can raise them to 1.5m, then I slide them sideways onto the racking.

48l plastic storage boxes with unbuilt kits or electronics go on the top shelf.

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Hi All
I use a similar shelf design rated at 1000 kg per shelf.
(Machine Mart ) here in the UK.
They are 800 mm deep and 1800 mm wide.
I have them on in front of the other to get the depth, and one shelf has a Famo a comet, a 5 inch polly loco, and a pac 43.
Not bent at all over 3 years I was a bit sceptical when I ordered them .

I decant my kits into really useful boxes 86 ltrs size with lids no peanuts saves a massive amount of space and keeps things corrosion free just the longest hull panels laying on top.

I have esay 8 , Lee, and hetzer stored like this for some time all sound.

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My tanks stand on hydraulic automobile jacks on partially selfmade tables in a basement room. They are carried with a hydraulic lifting carriage to a window in another basement room and leave the basement over 2 ramps through a window.

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Gerhard Michel wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2023 10:50 pm
My tanks stand on hydraulic automobile jacks on partially selfmade tables in a basement room. They are carried with a hydraulic lifting carriage to a window in another basement room and leave the basement over 2 ramps through a window.

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That's impressive Gerhard! I like it..

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Hi all

Having converted my garage to a workshop and getting to the point where I will need access need the trolley lift, I needed to find a way of storing the Tiger. The need to keep the space between the work areas clear means I will have to alter my clean workbench area so the Tiger can sit underneath but be easily accessible. The solution was to build a dolly with 4 x 2 timber for the tracks to sit on which will enable me to use a scissor lift to take the strain of the suspension while in storage.
A quick trip to my local DIY store and I returned with two braked and two unbraked 75kg castored wheels, a sheet of 1200 x 610 x 18 MDF cut down to 1050 x 610, M8 nuts, dome head bolts and washers and a length of 4" x 2" timber. Cost was about £65 all in.
The construction is fairly obvious from the photos so I won't bore you with the details, the two metal hooks on the side are to stop the Tiger from hitting the wall when I push the dolly under the workbench. Next step is to rebuild the work bench with a wider top and remove the bottom shelf to allow the Tiger to go underneath. I will get a plastic curtain ( shower curtain ?) on rails to stop the Tiger getting covered in dust etc while I work on the Churchill.

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4X2  for tracks to sit on and give room for the jack
4X2 for tracks to sit on and give room for the jack
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Hi all

Just thought I would show the difference having the Tiger on the dolly has made to the workshop. I did replace the worktop with a wider and longer one made from 18mm MDF and judicious use of some stout timber.

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