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Finally a Decent Way to Display Trains, Ikea Saves the Day Again!

EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
Hi all, just wanted to share my little display I have going on. Was at Ikea the other week picking up some Ribba frames to create my minifigure displays as shown on the homepage back in July 14, when I came across these.

http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/10193022/

The Ribba Picture Ledge. I had a thought, it would be perfect for displaying my trains.

Bought 2, screwed them into my wall, and voila.

The tracks sit in them perfectly, I used a handful of 2x4 bricks to raise the tracks up high enough, I'm chuffed.
EddieDoesntMind

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  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    For some reason the photos won't load. How about now.
  • thedoctor46thedoctor46 UKMember Posts: 203
    Nice display...
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 477
    I'm a big fan of the minifig shadow boxes! Any detailed photos of those available?
  • RailsRails Brierley Hill, UKMember Posts: 143
    Nice idea, I will have to get some off these when at Ikea next. Is that #10024 Red Baron hanging from the ceiling?
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,381
    Are those brown tracks? Did you die them?
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 717
    @Eric - Very classy display!  Clean and good proportions.  Your trains and minifigs have some breathing room.  We are always tempted to display "the whole collection."  I don't know if you pared down to achieve the harmonious effect, or just have a minimal collection.  Good job.
  • RailsRails Brierley Hill, UKMember Posts: 143
    gmonkey76 said:
    Are those brown tracks? Did you die them?
    I think that may be clone brand track. Enlighten is the name of the company that makes it.
    bobabricksgmonkey76
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    Great, wel done. Always nice to see Ikea used in an original way!

    Never thought of those ribba frames for minifigures either, thanks for sharing! I've got one downstairs, am going to try it out later.
  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    edited March 2015
    Thanks all. The instructions came off the home page a few months back. (Woah, try 10 months ago!)
    http://brickset.com/article/11796/review-minifig-display-frame
    http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=41257707#post41257707
    Yes @Rails a very dusty Red Baron. 
    Yeah, they are the enlighten brand tracks, found them for $10 for a box of 15 couldn't pass them up. Perfect fit, direct replacement for the genuine ones. 


  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,908
    Great to know I'm not the only one that thought those ledges would make great train displays. I even brought some track to the store to try the fit. 

    My Maersk and Emerald Night will look great on the wall, I just need to find the time and place to hang them up. 
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,746
    I was at a Target and I found some of their brand picture ledges on clearance. They are black and a little bit bigger than the smaller IKEA one. I bought the two best looking ones they had for 70% off for $3.98 each.
  • EvilTwinEvilTwin UKMember Posts: 101
    I've been thinking about getting one or two of these
    http://www.puredisplay.com/pureshop/pc/Acrylic-Display-Case-For-Lego-Train-136p3824.htm
    The same company also sells them on ebay, but I think they are cheaper through their own website. 
    They are still a bit pricy though. Are there any similar alternatives?
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