Tuesday, June 18, 2013
How clumsy are modellers?
The cardboard box contains a brick of polystyrene. In this, wrapped in a plastic bag, is the shed.
Now, the shed is made of resin and pretty strong. It may be hollow but there are very few small projecting bits to knock off.
More to the point, when you buy a much larger building from the same range, the packing isn't commensurately larger than this. In my experience, the thickness of polystyrene isn't any greater for the larger, and presumably more fragile, model.
So, is it that we modellers can't be trusted to get out purchase back home from the shop without breaking it?
Maybe it's an acknowledgment that most railway modellers buy everything through the post anyway even if they have a local model shop, so the product might as well be packed to survive the efforts of the Royal Mail.
Or maybe I should shut up and just accept that landfill is going to get a little fuller very soon.
Go on, someone must have an idea why this is like this.