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I assume that the strings at the bottom act as shock absorbers and are sufficiently taut that the model will not bang against the insides of the box?

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I would be worried about the main bouncing up and snapping. IMO you really don’t need that string shock absorber. Drove mine down from Seattle to Vegas in it’s case in the backseat with no issues.

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It looks like he's packing it for commercial shipping, Jim.  Between the stiff suspension on the trucks and the way things get handled.... I'd want to make sure the model doesn't move.   Driving it ourselves, we naturally will be more careful knowing what's in the back seat.

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I've had models moved professionally. Apart from a layer of foam between the base board and the crate, the model is firmly secured to the bottom of the crate, which is of 3/4" plywood. There is a substantial air gap (at least 6") between the model and the crate all around. Of course, the model is firmly attached to the baseboard pedestals with foam blocks and wedges inserted laterally to stabilize it.

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