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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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    Keep ‘em. You won’t regret it.

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    I agree 100% with the resale value, and also, I am not fortunate enough to have all my motive power and rolling stock on my layout or my 2 wall mounted storage cabinets. (or maybe I AM fortunate as I have way more trains than I need

    If you ever move, or for some reason tear down your layout, you will be very grateful for them, assuming you don't have an alternate way to keep them safe like those funky big foam boxes.

    I would never think of storing cars or motive power in a bin without a box, today's models are way too fragile and way too expensive. I'd keep them, unless you are in an apartment with really limited space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-LineSoo View Post
    I loathe jewel cases of any kind. Cd's, cassettes, N scale cars, locos, anything. They ALWAYS shatter, crack, break, what have you and they take up too much space. They're just annoying.

    I store my cars in organizer cases that I get at Harbor Freight. Locos and varnish go in glass wall display cases, I get those on Amazon.
    Would you be willing to please share the Harbor Freight item you speak of as well as a photo or two? I assume you bought or made the shelf/drawer liners?
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    I've always kept them. Glad I did with all the moves I have made, the very few detail pieces that have come off were sitting in the case to be replaced.

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