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CG N Scale - Military Trailers and Containers
« on: May 13, 2019, 08:59:32 AM »
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I'm excited to announce the Military Trailers and Containers kits that will be available starting in June!

These kits will make a great companion to the upcoming Micro-Trains Line HUMVEE sets.  Many of these trailers and containers have found their way into to civilian hands as well, and are commonly found around industrial plants, public works, farmsteads, and even backyards. 


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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 10:04:32 AM »
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Are you going to sell direct or through your hobby shop?
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 10:17:03 AM »
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Are you going to sell direct or through your hobby shop?

Seems he's going through his hobby shop pals . . .

@Mark W - is there anyway you can persuade them to get your products added to their website? When I do want to order your stuff its usually late on a Saturday night when they aren't there to call. plus in the case of these trailers etc I don't see whats for sale (packs, combos prices, etc) so its really tough to throw money at you.
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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 10:20:42 AM »
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Are you going to sell direct or through your hobby shop?

Mostly through retailers, allowing me to focus on printing and so you can pick up those MTL Humvee and Tank sets in the same order too! ;)

I plan to have a bunch of everything with me and available in SLC though!
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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 10:32:20 AM »
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@Mark W - is there anyway you can persuade them to get your products added to their website? When I do want to order your stuff its usually late on a Saturday night when they aren't there to call. plus in the case of these trailers etc I don't see whats for sale (packs, combos prices, etc) so its really tough to throw money at you.

I know that's their goal, but then I also know they have a LOT of 'mainline' inventory they would want to focus on before getting to my kits.
You can also e-mail order requests. :)

Pricing and combo variants are still TBD (sooner the better).  In fact, I'd be interested in knowing your (collectively) preference there!  Would you prefer a few different 'variety packs' (several different trailers), or strict 'multi-packs' (several identical trailers).  I'm predicting a lot of column A and a little of column B, but that's just me.   
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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 11:08:54 AM »
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I know that's their goal, but then I also know they have a LOT of 'mainline' inventory they would want to focus on before getting to my kits.
You can also e-mail order requests. :)

Pricing and combo variants are still TBD (sooner the better).  In fact, I'd be interested in knowing your (collectively) preference there!  Would you prefer a few different 'variety packs' (several different trailers), or strict 'multi-packs' (several identical trailers).  I'm predicting a lot of column A and a little of column B, but that's just me.

To duplicate the trains I see on the coast, variety packs would be best.
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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 02:08:59 AM »
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I vote for a variety pack.

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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 10:28:20 AM »
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How do they typically appear on flatcars?

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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 10:40:04 AM »
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like this:


And this:


And this:

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 04:14:35 PM »
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The nice thing about the DOD containers is you can take just about any 20' .. paint out the original owner with black paint, and then put some USAX reporting marks on them .. the 10' containers could be scratched pretty easy as well .. just cut a 20 in have and make a new end

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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2019, 11:52:40 PM »
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How do they typically appear on flatcars?

I took a lot of inspiration from this video. 


The first 15 seconds fly in to a group of flatcars with un-hitched trailers, all tied down without their jack stands retracted.  There's also a bunch of CONEX boxes and a 20' container.  The CONEX boxes all sit 'sideways'. 

Then throughout the train, there's more un-hitched trailers as well as trailers hitched to HUMVEEs and other trucks.  The only thing I haven't seen is a solo trailer tied down with the jack stand extended.  Especially these two wheel trailers, just better to have the tongue rest on the deck. 

Aside from the heavy tanks, it appears most of the equipment is atop 60 foot and 89 foot chain-tie down flats.
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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 08:08:09 AM »
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Just out of curiosity, do you ever get crap from the RR companies for flying a drone that close to their equipment?  (Especially military cargo?)

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 11:33:33 AM »
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The nice thing about the DOD containers is you can take just about any 20' .. paint out the original owner with black paint, and then put some USAX reporting marks on them .. the 10' containers could be scratched pretty easy as well .. just cut a 20 in have and make a new end

we may make that easier soon    LOL

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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 07:25:58 PM »
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we may make that easier soon    LOL

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@Shipsure still hoping for those ITTX flats with a new laser cut wood deck overlay too - perfect for all these loads  ;)
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Re: Military Trailers and Containers
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 11:32:40 PM »
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Just out of curiosity, do you ever get crap from the RR companies for flying a drone that close to their equipment?  (Especially military cargo?)

Oh boy, this topic is one of the grayest gray areas concerning drone operations, surveillance, and photography. 

While that's not my video, I do enjoy railfanning with my drone.  Luckily, I've not been approached while flying, but I have been approached pre-drones when just shooting with a DSLR and just that is a coin toss, especially post 9/11. 

No matter what, be informed and know your rights.  After that, be polite, gauge the situation, and if anything feels uncomfortable, calmly just leave. 


1. If you're on public ground (or private ground with permission (better have written proof)), you may photograph whatever is in sight, so long as you're not putting yourself or others in danger while doing so.  So Freight Yards, Airports, Military Bases, Police Stations/Operations, "Infrastructure"; anything. 

2. FAA grants no ownership to any airspace below 400 feet, except within 5 miles of any airport, federal parks, and certain other properties and populations.  So long as you're following all other regulations (maintaining line of sight, avoid people and crowds, not being reckless*, ect), there's quite a bit of freedom allowed for drone operation, including over private property and railroads.

*You might think flying just a few feet from a million dollar tank could be considered reckless, but how do you prove it is reckless?  Unless contact is made, where measurable damage can be claimed, this is a huge gray area. 

3. Law enforcement and public safety officers may give zero Fs about your 'legal right' to photograph or fly.  Handle any approach or encounter with caution.  You may be 100% in the right, but they have the situational authority.  That's a pissing match, they'll win every single time. 

From 2004 thorugh 2012 I've had 6 encounters while either railfanning or doing astrophotograhy.  4 of them were 5 minute stops, including state patrol, local police, and one railroad police.  They pulled up, asked if I needed any assistance, made sure I was aware of hazards, asked me to keep safe, and went on their way. 
The other two were both county sheriff and were both nightmares.  In one case, it was clear they made up their mind ahead of time that I was some sort of bad guy.  Sure, it was the middle of the night, but you find a guy out in the literal middle of nowhere, with a laptop and a telescope (yes pointing up :trollface:), how is the default thought process that this guy is hostile?  *sigh* :facepalm:

Bottom line, if authorities want you to leave, you might just have to leave.  If they seem level headed, you can try to plead your case, maybe they'll re-consider and let you be.  Just don't try to argue, you may end up leaving in their car instead.   

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