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Postby numbnuts846 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:08 pm

From the 17/12/12 lidl the supermarket have got display cabinets on offer

The large one has 10 shelves and is lockable. height is 110cm by 68cm and is £59.99 or buy two for 110
next is smaller with 5 shelves and is 50cm by 62cm and are £29.99 or two for 55 both are in a beech colour
Thought i would post it for those who could be looking for some
After 23 year gap i am back in the hobby i love and my son of 20 months is following in my foot steps

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Re: lidl

Postby Boxcar Willie » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:32 pm

Thanks for that - I've been looking for a display case and they should show up in Ireland in the new year.

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Re: lidl

Postby Steve Hill » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:34 am

It looks like this (the big one):

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Re: lidl

Postby alex3410 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:24 am

looks good, will they have them in store or do i need to order them in?

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Re: lidl

Postby D605Eagle » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:40 pm

very interested in this! I'll try and remember about them! LOL

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Re: lidl

Postby numbnuts846 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:35 pm

Should have them instore. Thats the big one
After 23 year gap i am back in the hobby i love and my son of 20 months is following in my foot steps

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Re: lidl

Postby dubdee1000 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:12 pm

sizes :

small case H50 x W62.5 x D18cm
big case H110 x W68 x D20


I think that the stock pictured in them may be n gauge. 00 gauge Mk1 coach is around 27cm. :?

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Re: lidl

Postby 50030 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:15 pm

I purchased one of the larger cabinets for the same price last year from Lidl, it still sits in the cupboard under the staires in its box un-opened. I still havent decided if I want it or not, does anyone know if its freestanding or has wall bracket fixings? All i know is that it was bloody heavy!

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Re: lidl

Postby Steve Hill » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:49 pm

Well, I went out this morning and bought two of the larger ones.

They are flatpack but go together very nicely and with no difficulty. They are heavy and well built although the "beech" is obviously plastic, but quite convincing plastic. The glass is all toughened. The lock is simple but effective. The shelves, 640mm wide, are easily deep enough (125mm) to put one row of 4mm scale rolling stock behind another, so you've got 1280mm of linear storage per shelf. Times 10. (11 if you count the floor of the cabinet as well).

To answer an earlier question, yes, they come with wall-mount fixings (four heavy duty rawlplugs and screws), and there is also an option to free-stand them on supplied plastic feet. However, as the overall depth is only 200mm I'd still want to secure the top... it would not be hard to topple it over, especially if you have children in the house.

A minor criticism is that the glass doors fail to meet up in the middle, to the extent of about 8mm. But for £55 I'm not arguing. When I build the second one I might put some packing behind the hinges.

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Re: lidl

Postby ODRAILS » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:21 pm

The smaller cases are 2 for £55 and very good value. They build very easily - all the screw and specialist fixing holes are pre-drilled.
If only all flat pack furniture was as well designed and manufactured as these !!
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Re: lidl

Postby ChrisWV10 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:43 am

Decided one of these would be much better than boxes. I didn't bother putting the feet on, or the locks as I'm not plagued with small animals (or children). They are very heavy for 1. I just managed to carry it myself. I can report it does fit in the back of a Fiat 500 with the seats down so everyone else should have no problem.... unless you drive a Smart! :lol:

The instructions look more complicated than they really are but beware which way round you fit the hinges to the glass doors. Spot the deliberate mistake...

There are 4 holes in the back to screw it to a wall but it's so heavy, I wouldn't trust it hanging. Mine rests on a very substantial coffee table.


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I really should have got 2....

C. :)

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Re: lidl

Postby Steve Hill » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:14 am

Mistake? That's a good plan having a finger-hole for opening the doors both top and bottom!

Have to confess I'm glad I got two - one in my "modelling room" in the house, and one in the shed where the layout lives. The former has now been embellished by a LED striplight from Amazon....

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Re: lidl

Postby D605Eagle » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:34 pm

I got a pair of them, good job I went in the mondeo estate! Soon as the new trainroom is finished (attic converison) I'll mount them on the wall.

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Re: lidl

Postby tornado64 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:22 pm

as tesco say " every lidl helps !!"

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Re: lidl

Postby dubdee1000 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:01 pm

ChrisWV10 wrote: Spot the deliberate mistake...


Have you got the frame upside down? - Just looking at where those little 'stops' are inside the cabinet; i though they were meant to be at the bottom? Mind you, i can hardly talk - i've put my lock in upside down.

Pleased with mine, but as has been said, a bit of a gap between the doors which limits the effectiveness of the lock. All the small cases have sold out around here, but they are available on ebay for a tenner more


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