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    Since the traveling cars seem to have died off, I was thinking of an alternative that would let us show the nScale.net flag on our layouts without the shipping costs. Unfortunately, I do not have the talent to actually create the item. What we need is someone to create a file for a shipping container with the nScale.net logo that could be put in the download section similar to the sheetstock kits already there. This way people could download it, print and assemble it, and the submit a photo of it on their layout. True not as much fun as a traveling car but I think it would be interesting. A similar item was once created for a now defunct magazine, Model Trains International. Perhaps, for those who don't model the modern era, a large wooden crate with the logo could also be created as a sheetstock kit.
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    We did decals, which seemed have just about sold out. Maybe we could as a group design another set? Or something similar?

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    Here is the MTI version as an example. I built one but it seems to have gone missing, so I will build one today.
    mti-cont-N.jpg
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    I slapped together an example. As with any model, patience is required. I am sure many of you could do a better job.
    Here it is in Coxton yard right after the L&L crew picked it up from Conrail.
    20190506_145321.jpg
    Here is a closer shot. Currently loaded on an ordinary flat car as I don't have specialized container cars.
    20190506_145642.jpg

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    duplicate post. probably due to server problems.
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    I like the concept, but I think the decal set was a better implementation. A container just isn't era-appropriate for what I'm modeling, and I suspect there may be many others in the same boat. But the decals could be applied to any equipment.

    Still, there is little cost or impact to hosting a PDF file that folks are gonna download and then assemble on their end, so there's really no harm in generating this container artwork. I may not choose to make use of it, that's fine... or maybe I could print and assemble one just for the sake of participating, even if it isn't something I'm going to make further use of. In fact, it could even be fun to show the slight anachronism of such a container showing up in various historical contexts.

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