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    Default Athearn Enters the N Scale Intermodal Container Market!

    Athearn just announced on Dec 28, 2018 that it's coming out with 40' standard-height containers, expected next year (December 2019)!
    Sea names for the first releases of Athearn N scale containers include Xines, OOCL, Matson, Maersk, CMA-CGM (old logo) and China Shipping.

    http://www.athearn.com/Search/Defaul...iner&CatID=TNV

    This makes Athearn the 12th major manufacturer of plastic 1:160 scale intermodal containers after Atlas, Con-Cor, Deluxe Innovations, Fox Valley Models, Hobby Train, Jacksonville Terminal Co, Kato, Micro Trains, Rolland Industrial Ltd, ScaleTrains.com and Walthers.

    No word yet on whether the new Athearn containers will be stackable with other container brands.

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    Glad they picked a prototype that I can use!
    Amazing flood of containers now after the drought from years ago.

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    The problem I have is there's a plethora of 40' containers but not enough 48' and 53' containers. Also, could we get more 53' well cars manufactured.

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    If you have a high quality printer you can print out and fold your own containers. I've made quite a few and they look great.

    Just browse these pages -

    http://www.norbtach.nl/bouwplaat/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nskale View Post
    If you have a high quality printer you can print out and fold your own containers. I've made quite a few and they look great.

    Just browse these pages -

    http://www.norbtach.nl/bouwplaat/

    I guess it depends on how you view containers. I think the printout route is great if you're filling a model container ship or need a stack of containers in the background for your yard or port scene. But as far as containers being part of moving trains, I prefer the plastic models. I treat containers like rolling stock as opposed to loads (they're a little of both in the real world). I also intend to weather my containers eventually, and also think I'll mess up badly when cutting or forming the paper versions (I always fear that one of the sides will curve out unrealistically).

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    Good idea. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nskale View Post
    If you have a high quality printer you can print out and fold your own containers. I've made quite a few and they look great.

    Just browse these pages -

    http://www.norbtach.nl/bouwplaat/

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    The title of this thread is misleading.

    Athearn entered the Intermodal market 10 or 15 years ago when they purchased MDC/Roundhouse and along with that the Roundhouse HuskyStack cars. Since then they have produced several different trailers and 89 foot flatcars.

    This thread really should be titled “Athearn Enters the N Scale Container Market!”
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbender View Post
    The title of this thread is misleading.

    Athearn entered the Intermodal market 10 or 15 years ago when they purchased MDC/Roundhouse and along with that the Roundhouse HuskyStack cars. Since then they have produced several different trailers and 89 foot flatcars.

    This thread really should be titled “Athearn Enters the N Scale Container Market!”
    Uhhhh, you have to read the title more carefully. It already has the word "Container."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    Uhhhh, you have to read the title more carefully. It already has the word "Container."
    Oops, I missed that. It doesn’t always come accross in the thread summary because the title is too long ( screen width dependent... )
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