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20 ft containers
« on: January 07, 2013, 02:22:09 AM »
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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 04:01:59 AM »
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I have not seen them in person, but they look like they're really nice, especially the door detail. Here's a photo from an Amazon page:



I suspect they are made to British N scale which is 1:148; so they might not fit in a typical well car, and might look oversize compared to a standard 1:160 container.  I think that's what this Amazon bullet is trying to say:

* Scale - 1:160 (UK Models 1:148)

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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 06:06:49 AM »
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I actually move the real life ones after there put on a trailer
If you get them rust the heck out if them the bottom and tops woth rust streaks on the corners the sudes normally arent too bad and make sure your cant open the swing doors in back!
Oh and there a pain to back up too!
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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 10:42:07 AM »
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If they're Graham Farish,they may be 1:148 scale..I have some Farish steam,really nice stuff..

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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 02:37:47 PM »
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I've picked a couple up at one time and they don't fit - and are very obviously too big when next to other containers.

But they are really nice.

Lookout for HobbyTrain or Minitrix stuff - they have some ISO containers - including two kinds of Tank Containers that are perfect 1/160.

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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 08:56:08 PM »
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I believe other listings of these on eBay have given 'full disclosure' that these are 1:148.  That would conform with Lou's experience.   I've been tempted but have stayed away for that reason.   Same with the many great paint schemes available in 1:150 from Japan.  Just not going to work on a stacktrain.

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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 09:16:42 PM »
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I believe other listings of these on eBay have given 'full disclosure' that these are 1:148.  That would conform with Lou's experience.   I've been tempted but have stayed away for that reason.   Same with the many great paint schemes available in 1:150 from Japan.  Just not going to work on a stacktrain.

Won't work on a stack train, but the Japanese containers would work as props next to buildings or on the highway on trucks...
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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 10:10:47 PM »
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I really should start to put together my vehicle notes. I had compiled a list of available containers, sizes and what they should represent years ago. The list never included 1/148 or 1/150 scale because there just wasn't much available at the time. Now, with Tomytec containers packs cheaper and more available than stuff here, It may be time to include them as well.
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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 11:18:44 AM »
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I believe other listings of these on eBay have given 'full disclosure' that these are 1:148.  That would conform with Lou's experience.   I've been tempted but have stayed away for that reason.   Same with the many great paint schemes available in 1:150 from Japan.  Just not going to work on a stacktrain.


but if the price is right .. they would be good for the container yard as scenery

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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 03:53:19 PM »
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There are some interesting Japanese containers out there, BTW - one with side doors looks a LOT like the
US military ammunition containers

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Re: 20 ft containers
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 05:10:32 PM »
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Farish  
containers look very finely detailed.  Perched on a chassis and placed near a K-barrier/chain link fence this would be an incredible edge of aisle scene...
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