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G1 Motorway Set

Postby tractorboy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:56 am

Recently acquired an empty box

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After having a look at some online photos I was keen to furnish with models but not sure how to create the card support so had a play around with paper …

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Measured up the box and organised display spacings (flats, folds & pop-outs).
Then moved onto full size trial ..

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After checking that everything fitted replicated in thick card.

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Then added models

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Not sure how my attempt matches the original but does make me appreciate the design skills to mass produced these.
Next step - keep an eye our for the accompanying track & paper.
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Re: G1 Motorway Set

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:24 am

That is a novel and very usueful way to re-use an empty box rather than just throw it away.

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Re: G1 Motorway Set

Postby MatchboxFreak » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:32 am

Please let me know if anyone is contemplating throwing away an empty box!
All the Matchbox Giftset box are interesting but in particular, I am looking for a 1968 G3 farm set.
I still have the original vac-form tray and models from Christmas '68 or '69 but no box to put them into.
Happy hunting!
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Re: G1 Motorway Set

Postby zBret » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:08 pm

Very nicely done Rodger. Great job! Hopefully the track pieces will turn up for you.

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Re: G1 Motorway Set

Postby radar » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:34 pm

Yeah, well done. Looks nice. I love sets and theme collections.
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