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Postby clive » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:55 pm

My attempts at getting a portakabin or similar for my modelmaking workshop have failed miserably, so for the time being my model making career is on hold, so Thunderbird 4 and other projects will have to remain as just dreams.

I have been looking for a portable cabin or a shipping container about 30 feet long and although one od each were promised they have both fallen through. If anyone knows where I can get one either free or very very cheaply please let me know. I am fortunate inasmuch that I have a reasonable amount of land around my house

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Postby Talwar » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:36 pm

30ft containers don't exist. 20ft, 40ft or 48ft are the lengths of shipping containers. Sometimes you find 45ft too.
I guess 20ft will have to do for you. They ought to be cheap as everyone wants to get rid of them.
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Postby Himszy » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:02 pm

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Postby Himszy » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:54 pm


I posted this on a model engineering site and got the following response



I've used these guys in the past for work purposes
I don't know how competitve they are as price was not too much of an issue.
We have also rented containers over a period of years (when in retrospect we
should have bought) by the time we have finished with them they were looking
quite tired.
I don't know if philspace get many back like that and flog them on
secondhand cheaply rather than faff around pressure washing and painting.
Also the website seems to feature 20 foot ones. They used to do 40 footers
too so probably worth a phone call.

Dunno if it would help but you could mention the company I work for which is
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Postby Sub culture » Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:36 am

I'll tell you right now, shipping containers get very hot in the summer, and freezing cold in the winter.

Portacabins fare better, but you would be just as well served getting a good timber shed and lining it in foam if you want a nice hidey hole.

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Postby Davy » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:41 am

Clive, Go for a nice shed!

I just cannot see you skulking in an old shipping container :D


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