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Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:10 am
by steved
Wow. It's awesome Matt. Nice collection.

Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:57 pm
by thehiflyer
Looking great!

Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:23 am
by Dawfydd
Fantastic, As somebody starting out trying to put a display or two together do you have any tips for hanging or for your (looks like) custom build shelves? ^_^
I had thought of using 3m(sp) mark hooks from the celiing with fish wire to hang, but i'm not very confident thus i haven't begun. ^_^

Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:51 am
by MattG
Thanks.

The ceiling hooks I used are all installed with fairly heavy duty anchors, rated to carry weights that give at least a 4:1 safety ratio. The heavy-duty fishing line I used has a similar margin of safety. Each ship is also strung to multiple hooks, just in case. It all should last fairly well.

We've used a fully modular shelving system, with full length vertical mounting strips (eg, these), so that we can adjust any shelves if we need to reorganise or fit more levels in. Elfa is the deluxe brand of the system of shelving, but Mitre 10 and Bunnings also carry a cheaper Australasian brand called "Top Shelf".

Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:51 am
by Dawfydd
Thank you for all the good info ^_^ It'll certainly help almost all my surfaces are covered, only my computer desk which i have a rule of no displaying is clear. ^_^

Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Thu May 07, 2015 7:28 am
by Kiwi sapper
Great room lay out Matt, :D also gave me some ideas for a room I'm current working on in my garage.

Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Thu May 07, 2015 7:31 am
by MattG
Thanks. We definitely found the modular system a great way to go. Look forward to seeing pics of your set-up when you've made progress on it too :)

Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Sun May 10, 2015 2:44 am
by Harvey Mushman
I love seeing other people's displays!

Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:03 am
by MattG
Have been trying to keep an up-to-date gallery of our Star Wars collection over on our blog site. Lots of pics of the current state of this room and more over here: http://www.villavarykino.com/our-displays/

Re: (Re-)making a toy display room

PostPosted:Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:04 am
by MattG
NZ Herald have put up some video of our display room up here: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainmen ... _id=215222