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Trainworx has a new container coming
« on: November 04, 2014, 09:04:24 AM »
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But not a container like we all know and love today. They are doing the old Stac-Pac's that used to transport cars on flat cars. The vertipacs split up into 20' containers

http://www.train-worx.com/14-11stac-pac.pdf


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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 09:16:39 AM »
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Huh.

These must have been a big deal back in the day, yes?   :?

Sorry, I'm sure these will make a bunch of folks happy.   Just wondering...what's so hard about good ole standard 20, 40, 45, 48, and (especially) 53-foot shipping containers?   The 2-3 per decade we're getting from Kato and Deluxe are great and all, but...
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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 09:24:45 AM »
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Cool, and Trainworx has really supported the mid era intermodal crowd.


No 53' trailer (gaaping hole unfilled in the market)  :(  You would run after run of names... all those empty flats out there.

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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 09:26:39 AM »
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Now there is a narrow bit of near-modern RR history. Stac-Pacs ran from 1971-1976, so if you're modeling that time frame, wonderful, if not... wellllll.

A little pricey, as you need four (plus the flat car) to model a single car. Though it probably happened, I don't recall ever seeing anything less than a full load of Stac-Pacs. I may still jump behind a couple of cars' worth since they're so evocative of the era and region I model. I saw oodles of these things at a nearby scrapyard in the late '70s, so you could easily run them up to 1980 en route to a scrapper. Working for SP at the time they were removed from service, I recall discussions about repurposing that didn't pan-out.
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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 09:44:38 AM »
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This could be exciting...if someones making the right flat too.  Otherwise, I don't get how this is going to work.  :?

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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 09:47:00 AM »
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suhhhweeet.   I'm in for a group of these.  Price is a little disappointing but hey, not that far off from 40' double stacks for the same train length.

So what would be the car(s) these should go on?

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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 10:12:16 AM »
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Huh.

The 2-3 per decade we're getting from Kato (...= are great and all, but...

They WERE great. I stopped buying containers (and well cars) from Kato since they all have the same number. That is just ridiculous.

I assume they do it to lower production costs, but I just don't like it.

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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 10:18:58 AM »
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So what would be the car(s) these should go on?

A lo-deck 89' flat car.

We currently don't have one in N scale.

Here's an SP car.

http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/photos/sp/sp517328_jim_kinkaid_collection.jpg

You can see the guides on the side sill for lowering the containers.  I'm curious what hand brake was used since it looks like it's below the sill.

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« Last Edit: November 04, 2014, 10:29:51 AM by wcfn100 »

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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 10:35:10 AM »
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... So what would be the car(s) these should go on?

(Oops. Jason beat me to it.)

I found this: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ttx/ttsx803092bjs.jpg

Notice the "TTSX" reporting marks and the brackets at the corners of the containers. These were cars specifically modified for the Stac-Pac service, TTX and Santa Fe (not a TTX member at the time, I think) had cars. Looks like an 89' Z-channel car, so somebody else will need to chime-in with where to source these in N.

Maybe this is a sneak preview that Trainworx is going to offer a Z-channel car?
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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2014, 10:43:08 AM »
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so somebody else will need to chime-in with where to source these in N.


It's a PLH10.  That as close as you're going to get for sourcing them.  :P

I've been preaching for a low deck flat for a while.  This one wouldn't help me because it's too late, but would be an awesome for N scale if for no other reason than tri-level auto racks.

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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 07:21:13 PM »
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It's being said on the MFCL that these are designed for the BLMA car.  I wonder if that will mean at least correct paint schemes for the flats.

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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2014, 08:33:34 PM »
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It's being said on the MFCL that these are designed for the BLMA car.  I wonder if that will mean at least correct paint schemes for the flats.

Sorry...
The MFCL?

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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2014, 08:46:53 PM »
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Yahoo Groups Modern Freight Car List.

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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2014, 01:38:44 AM »
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1971-1976 fits my era, and was while we lived in Pasco, WA, with the big BN (NP) yard, but I don't remember ever seeing one of these.  Were they restricted to certain routes?
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Re: Trainworx has a new container coming
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2014, 09:53:43 AM »
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awesome 8) I hope we get a the low deck f89a flat to go with these it would also give trainworx a flat that would allow for tons of early open and partially enclosed racks :P Heck the low deck was used for tofc also it is a much needed flat that is very versatile.