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View Poll Results: Bagged kit storage orentation
Vertical 7 25.00%
Horizontal 18 64.29%
Other 6 21.43%
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:37 PM
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Whether 24 or 46 bins full, that's being a HOARDAQ.
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I'm up to 46 bins that are at least 64 qt size. There are certainly ones I have that are larger for longer rockets. Most are lain horizontally.
Each bin is numbered, and it's contents are on a spreadsheet. When I build one, I just put a 'B' beside it. With the number of kits I have, I try to be somewhat organized! Really helps if I see something I want, often I have to check my master listing first to see if I have one already (or 3, etc.).
Manufacturers are in alphabetical order. The kits then have a corresponding bin number which makes them easier to retrieve.

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I have a near identical process. I have boxes which hold the smaller kits and those boxes are numbered and put into a bin tracked by a spreadsheet. I go up to 38 gal size bins and have 9 of those.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:08 PM
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Whether 24 or 46 bins full, that's being a HOARDAQ.

Perhaps, but remember you were a recent beneficiary of my "hoard" and that I had the spreadsheet that told me right where to look for a certain Semroc Egg Crate you wanted.....
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:38 PM
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So true, Bernard.
Thanks again !
Notice I did not say there is anything wrong with being a Hoardaq !
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So true, Bernard.
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Notice I did not say there is anything wrong with being a Hoardaq !


Hahaha, I agree.

With regard to the original question I thought I'd share a bit about the most amazing collection I've ever seen. A few of us have been helping Matt with the Jonathan Dunbar collection. Unbelievably huge, probably thousands of items. The rocket kits are all stored in large plastic bins, all horizontal. Some amazingly rare items and nothing appears damaged by horizontal storage. Definitely way thicker than 2 or 3 deep, LOL.

No inventory, and definitely enough stuff to be considered hoarding, but Jonathan had amazing taste. Absolutely no garbage items and very few unremarkable kits. Just astonishing.

In the year before he passed I had the opportunity to chat frequently with Jonathan about collecting. James Duffy, who collects nothing, always asks me "whats the end game?' regarding collecting. Clearly, Jonathan really had no end game other than really enjoying collecting cool rocketry and space stuff, just for the joy of collecting it. And clearly, he had no fear about storing stuff. The way the items are looking coming out of those containers I'd have to say that unless you put something really heavy on top of them, they do just fine stored horizontally.

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Okay, I expect that most folks here have collections of unbuilt kits.

I was thinking about the way I store my kits and wanted to ask the hive-mind a question:

Do you store your BAGGED kits vertically or horizontally and why?
Is your decision based on any of your sealed bagged kits receiving/developing damage from the way they have been stored?

I look forward to your responses.


I prefer vertically. I used to have pegboards and hung the bagged ones. When I sold my house, I then kept them as vertically as possible in plastic bins from IKEA. This was too much of a temptation for the cats, so I then put many of them horizontally in bankers boxes, and shipping boxes for the bigger/longer ones.

my reasons were more for ease of access than possible damage (except of course the cats--- they didn't seem to care about the pegboard, but the IKEA bins I guessed looked too much like they should be sitting in them).
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I have 5-6 tubs and 4-5 cardboard boxes.

The tubs have kits stored either flat or on edge. The boxes have kits stored vertically.

The large boxed (Saturn V, etc.) kits are stacked on a shelf.

I'd hazard a guess that the collection is ~ 100 kits.

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p.s the collection started in the mid '80s while working at Hall's Hobby House in Dallas,Tx.
It took off when I found this site and then SEMROC.
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It took off when I found this site and then SEMROC.

YORF and SEMROC had that effect on a bunch of folks.
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:25 PM
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James Duffy, who collects nothing, always asks me "whats the end game?' regarding collecting.


That's not entirely true, Steve. I collect experiences, and through my experiences, friends (albeit on a highly curated basis). <G>

Steve is correct, though, in that I gave up the collecting bug a long, long time ago. I ditched almost everything way back in 2006. If I buy something today, I have plans to build it pretty **** much immediately.

Having seen friends and family suffer through the disposal of Way Too Much Stuff, my wife and I seek to minimize clutter. While I do not plan on going to my great reward for several decades yet, our daughter knows that the only physical objects of mine that she needs to hang on to are my FAI medal, Speedmaster, Kamaka ukulele, and Hasselblad lenses. Anything else she is welcome to tip into a dumpster.

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YORF and SEMROC had that effect on a bunch of folks.

Guilty as charged.

That said, I really need to consider James' comments just above and at least start to work in that direction. There is NO WAY I can build and fly the 528 kits that my inventory spreadsheet says I have in several of my remaining lifetimes. A few I have for the joy of collecting them (as Steve was describing with respect to Jonathan Dunbar's collection) but the majority of them don't fall into that category.

Which is why I was willing to sell that Egg Crate to GH pretty much for the price I paid for it plus shipping....
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