Thanks for the reply neneangling .... I'm talking about 110 pounds for the 3 drawer match and a bit more for the canal box .... I take your point about matchbox and boss .... anyway I always reckon to have to 'improve' a seatbox one way or another ... if they're wood then by varnishing the drawers to waterproof them ... I'll have a long hard think !
Have seen pretty much brand new matchboxes go for less than 100 on ebay and they are only 120 new if you search around reckon they are a better bet than the fox boxes, also the matchbox is expandable, you can get extra trays.
One other point worth considering mate.Fox areselling this of cheaper as they have stopped productionof them so spares, new tray units etc may be hard to come by soon, just a thought mate as very few people buy the right size box first time and may want to expand it at some time.