Really Useful Box(R) Plastic Storage Box, 7 liters – $10-14 each, measures 15.5″ x 13.5″ x 3.25″. Removable top.
- Like the other 3.25″ ones, there’s some play in between the top of the pieces and the lid, but the lid is fairly flat other than a small ridge along the outside.
- These stack pretty nicely, with just a little bit of shifting. But with the ridge on the lid, they are unlikely to slide off one another.
- They feel quite durable.
- A thought I had was the possibility of using these to transport prebuilt set-ups; it occurred to me that I may be able to put the terrain tray with the new magnetic pieces onto the lid, and then cover with the “bottom” portion to make it easy to move the entire tray.
- I tested this in the last few pictures. You can see that the train fits pretty nicely EXCEPT for the little fabric that extends beyond a ridge in the lid – that unfortunately pushes the pieces at the edges up just enough that it weakens the magnetic force so the pieces can move around.
- I also turned it upside down (the container right-sided up) and shook it a bit to see what would happen, then turned it back. For the most part, the magnets held pretty well! This is a testament to their strength. For most transporting between gaming locations, I wouldn’t expect the whole box to be turned upside down…
- Now, the pre-built tray could work very well placed into the container normally – but I found it a little difficult to get my hands into it to lift it out, which is why I tried building it on the lid.
- So, does anyone know where we can buy some thin metal sheets cut to exactly 12″ x 12″ that I can put into the lid? I don’t really need to have the fabric covering (as you can see in this sample build, I covered the entire thing; oh, and the new double door is fantastic!)
The build on the terrain tray next to the lid.
Placed onto the lid.
These next picture are close-ups of where the fabric is lifted up a bit by the ridge that runs alongside the edge of the lid – just enough to displace the rounded corners.
Looks like it fits great here, with the “bottom” closing fairly securely!
So, the next question I had was how securely would the magnetic pieces stay on the terrain tray, even when turned “upside-down”?
Looks pretty good! A few pieces came off – mostly where the fabric was pushed up by the ridge, weakening the magnetic field (and the rounded corners at the bottom are from the first Kickstarter, so don’t have magnets in the base).
And I flipped it one more time, and shook it around a bit, and still held up pretty well!
Here it is stacked on top of another 7-litre box, both with the lid down.