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Blanks

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I needed a new footplate for my trusty old Matchbox, so I perused the popular offerings from the bigger companies but liking the four drawer arrangment I already have and the comfy seat I gave Simon the new owner of Matchbox a call. A nice down to earth chap who has some idea's to bring to the brand, one being the new leg clasp system that gives a good steady box.
I decided to order a new footplate, this was wednesday afternoon, by 1pm Friday the courier was knocking at the door with my new bit of kit. Openinig the package revealed a super strong well made footplate that will most likely out live me, at a very reasonable price.
I am a believer in supporting British owned small business where possible, not just for the sake of it but where I want a good product at a sensible price and I think Matchbox and Tricast both offer this.
 

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I had a bit of a wait for my box to arrive after I oridered it, but it eventually arrived as expected. Like you say, British small business with a great product at a good price.
 

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I had a bit of a wait for my box to arrive after I oridered it, but it eventually arrived as expected. Like you say, British small business with a great product at a good price.
Hi what version did you order, and do you think are these new models as well made as the old ones?
 

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Hi what version did you order, and do you think are these new models as well made as the old ones?
Hi. I ordered the Classic Full Monty as below.

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I don’t have any experience of the old ones as I had a Smart Box before, I think they were a copy of the original Match Box and that lasted me 20 years, but going from the build quality of the new Match Box I expect it to last just as long as there’s not much that can go wrong with them. The materials and clips used seem to be good quality. One thing I will say is my box arrived with 2 drawers at the front instead of 3 as in the picture. Hopefully someone else can advise you how they compare to the old ones.
 
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