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    I just got in some brand new 20' containers that I bought on eBay. The seller has plenty of them, new in the package and apparently they are in current production. With the Bachmann name on it, I was worried about the quality. All it took was one look at the real thing in my hand to make the worry go away. These are nice! They look great. I would dare say they are equal to Deluxe Innovation quality and half the price.

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    I bought some BACHMANN containers off ebay in a three pack of a 40ft and two 20ft and i also think they are very nice and detailed,my only complaint is they fit alittle tight in my well cars and they are a bit bigger scale then the walthers containers i have but oh well im no rivet counter.I think they look great on my layout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennispacific3 View Post
    I bought some BACHMANN containers off ebay in a three pack of a 40ft and two 20ft and i also think they are very nice and detailed,my only complaint is they fit alittle tight in my well cars and they are a bit bigger scale then the walthers containers i have but oh well im no rivet counter.I think they look great on my layout.
    What well cars are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    What well cars are you using?
    All of my cars are Walthers TTX doublestack wells. I have yet to test fit these, but I am already worried they won't fit, width wise. Last night, I cracked the package open and set one next to my DI containers, much larger in size and deff. not to scale. That is a real disappointment because they look GREAT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpcelect View Post
    All of my cars are Walthers TTX doublestack wells. I have yet to test fit these, but I am already worried they won't fit, width wise. Last night, I cracked the package open and set one next to my DI containers, much larger in size and deff. not to scale. That is a real disappointment because they look GREAT.

    Dang...I have a trick for putting containers in tight-fitting plastic wells (it involves a blow dryer), but this doesn't apply as the Walthers cars are die-cast metal. I was gonna get some myself. I guess they're British N scale then (1:150 as opposed to our 1:160). Sounds like they'd make better dockside/yardside details then. But thanks for TOFTT (Taking One For The Team)!

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    The well cars i put them in are walthers,it pretty snug but they go in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennispacific3 View Post
    The well cars i put them in are walthers,it pretty snug but they go in.
    My big worry with that is rubbing the paint/decals off of the container.
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    The GF/Bachmann containers are nicely done, however they are 1:150 scale, not 1:160th. Presents problems as mentioned and they do not look right next to our other 1:160 scale container models. Too bad since they are so nice, but we have other 1:160th scale choices.
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    A minor correction, and to clarify the matter: British (UK) N-scale is actually 1:148, it's the Japanese who use 1:150 for their version of 'N'.

    Confusing isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Komata View Post
    A minor correction, and to clarify the matter: British (UK) N-scale is actually 1:148, it's the Japanese who use 1:150 for their version of 'N'.

    Confusing isn't it?
    Not only that, the Japanese use both 1:150 and 1:160, as both narrow- and standard-gauge rail is used over there So not even all Japanese N is the same.

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