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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
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    In my younger years, I got rid of quite a few jewel cases. Bought cars without them. Nowadays, I keep all of them. I generally don't buy cars without them, unless it's something I can't find or haven't seen in a while. In this vein though, I'll shoot a message to seller asking for couple bucks off since no case. Looking at for sale ads, the first question asked if the picture shows the car or engine " Does it have jewel case with it ?" or seller states " Has original case" or " will be packed in case, but not matching insert" etc. So to a lot of people, it adds value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mu26aeh View Post
    In my younger years, I got rid of quite a few jewel cases. Bought cars without them. Nowadays, I keep all of them.
    I too was a bit cavalier about jewel cases back in the day -- well, until the past couple moves, that is.

    Now having them, with rolling stock matched to the label, has become a bit of a thing with me. Old age, perhaps!
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    I have room so I kept them. However, the room is quickly running out. The locos are in jewel boxes and inside a snap shut case as well.
    my vote went to Keep Them
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    I used to have most of the jewel cases.... then I made a cross country move, and for the cars that were in Axian storage boxes, I couldn’t justify taking up space in the moving van for empty jewel cases. I did sort out the ones that still had something in them ( extra detail parts, loads I didn’t use, etc, and kept those. I also still have most of the jewel cases for long cars, intermodal and passenger that is, but most of the cars I had 10 years ago no longer have jewel casess.
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    I keep all of my jewel cases, either empty (car/engine is on the layout) or when the case is holding a car/engine. Since I was a long-time MTL Special-RUN car collector, I've got a bunch of cases. I collected SP-RUNS for a long time and whether a SP-RUN car had or had-not a jewel case, made a difference in it's value. I quite collecting SP-RUN cars when the N-Scale Collector/Enthusiast got into the SP-RUN business and caused the bottom to fall out of the market. I digress, back to the posting.
    I have wall shelves for displaying my collection and most cars are in their jewel cases, but some are not. You should the reaction when a visiting collector spots a supposedly "high value" car run by them on a freight train. PRICELESS! I don't belong to a local model railroading club any more, so none of my trains travel any more.
    For any cars/engines without cases I use the Axian Storage Boxes for protection and storage.
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    I too have gotten rid of some, kept some, but anymore I store original works in original cases since I've expanded my storage of my motive power and rolling stock.
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