Evergreen strip container
A month ago, I illustrated in this thread the very unsatisfactory temporary storage I had improvised for my Evergreen strip, and welcomed the potential for a better solution using the laser-cut parts from EBMA Hobby and Craft. This led to a discussion with Andy Goodman of a design for a single box that would contain the whole of my stock of Evergreen strip, plus miscellaneous other styrene sections, and which would also be more stable than the two thinner containers that I had been using that were forever falling over, wherever I propped them.
Andy kindly designed a suitable container to my specification, quoting a very reasonable price, and I then placed an order for this. It was promptly delivered by courier, and I quickly assembled it. The inner divisions do not require glueing, but Andy recommended the use of PVA wood glue to fix the sides and ends to the base and to each other, holding these parts together with masking tape while the glue dries. The fit of the parts is extremely accurate.
I didn’t time the assembly process, but it certainly didn’t amount to more than 10 minutes, and has resulted in a strong and stable box, which keeps my Evergreen strip in good order, saving endless sifting through packets, which had always contrived to get mixed up in the old containers.
I specified 8 divisions (arranged 4 x 2). These contain (1) one (or in some cases two packets) each of #100 to #119, (2) #120 to #139, (3) #142 to #159, (4) #164 to #169, (5) #175 to #179, (6) #186 to #189 (and some miscellaneous packets behind), (7) rod, tube and various other sections between #211 and #285, and (8) miscellaneous other plastic rod and strip (Slater’s, Plastruct, etc.) These eight divisions provide adequate and reliable storage for a complete range of Evergreen strip, plus other sections.
I can strongly recommend this Evergreen strip container to anyone who wants to store their strip in a stable container, in compartments that allow a particular strip to be quickly and easily found. Although this box was produced for me as a one-off order, I am sure Andy would be pleased to supply further boxes to order to this design (or to produce one-off variants to order).
(I have no connection with Andy Goodman or EBMA Hobby and Craft, other than as a very satisfied customer.)