In preparation for the upcoming HOB event, I am becoming more and more concerned
with how to transport my MOCs safely either as checked airline baggage or by
over-nighting via a shipping company. I have found some helpful information by
searching around LUGNET, but was hoping to consolidate it all into one post for
future reference. Would those who have experience in this area mind posting
their experiences so that I can avoid my past mistakes?
My first lesson is that each component or MOC should be individually bagged so
that if the outer carton is compromised, the bricks will remain inside the box.
It is also easier to reconstruct an assembly when the parts are prevented from
commingling with those from other assemblies.
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| ||Re: Packing MOCs for Shipment - Suggestions?|| Joe Meno|
|(...) Hm. Besides bagging sections of MOCs, I would recommend: 1. Wrapping MOCs in towels or bubble wrap to fit a box...try to minimize open space in the box. On the other hand, do not pack too tight - the bubble wrap and towel keep the MOC from (...) (8 years ago, 4-Apr-05, to lugnet.storage, FTX) |
| ||Re: Packing MOCs for Shipment - Suggestions?|| Mike Kollross|
|(...) I seem to recall someone using expanding foam insulation to make custom foam inserts. Wrap the moc in plastic wrap and use low expanding insulation foam. Key word s are "low exoanding". the regular foam exerts a lot of pressure as it expands. (...) (8 years ago, 6-Apr-05, to lugnet.storage, FTX) |
| ||Re: Packing MOCs for Shipment - Suggestions?|| William R. Ward|
|I found this thread by via the (URL) on The Brothers Brick> and wanted to add my experiences to the discussion. I live near San Francisco CA, and went to BrickFair in Washington DC and BrickCon in Seattle WA this year. For both trips I took only a (...) (5 years ago, 13-Oct-08, to lugnet.storage, FTX) |
| ||Re: Packing MOCs for Shipment - Suggestions?|| Scott Lyttle|
|(...) I've found that wrapping MOC's in Saran wrap first helps keep all your MOC's together. I learned the hard way that saving a dollar and getting the no-brand stuff--makes you wish you had spent that dollar. A more effort was spent using the (...) (5 years ago, 13-Oct-08, to lugnet.storage, FTX) |
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