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Freightliner container trains
« on: March 02, 2020, 09:27:56 AM »
Hi Folks,

Just wondering if the open container from the 1960s has ever been available in N gauge?  I know Tri-Ang/Hornby had this option on their container flats.

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 12:44:27 PM »
Definitely not, or I would have bought some.

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 01:31:38 PM »
possibly cut down a 20' container ?

oops, got a pile of those, might have a go myself  :thumbsup:
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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2020, 01:51:55 PM »
That is a shame.  There seems to have been two different versions in real life.  The MK1 is basically a simple box whereas the MK2 (the version Hornby modelled) is much more complex.

It would also be great to have the unusual tanker containers that Hornby also created.

Seems to me like this would be a great project for 3D printing and/or the NGS.

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 02:45:39 PM »
Got a picture? I've got some containers on the go at the moment on the 3D printer, but not averse to trying some others!

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 03:24:46 PM »
typed by fur box mechanic - dictated by brain on a chain

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2020, 03:36:35 PM »

Tell you what you don't see modelled very often, especially on Freightliners from the 60's, is the container converted into a something for the Guard to travel in. I know they didn't last very long, but would still be an interesting item to have.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alunhughes/12207612564

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 03:49:24 PM »
Got a picture? I've got some containers on the go at the moment on the 3D printer, but not averse to trying some others!

Well in that case, how about some of these.



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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 05:39:22 PM »
Used to carry this type of container on ships I served on in the Montreal-Europe service. They were in Manchester Liners livery (also as per old Hornby). They were usually loaded with general cargo out, or even empty, and IIRC, loaded with refined metal ingots on the return leg.

We just called them half heights, but I think the Canadians may have called them 'babies'?

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2020, 06:59:38 PM »
Well in that case, how about some of these.

Yep, canít rule them out, shouldnít be too hard to do. Once Iíve finished a couple of other projects Iíll have a look!

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2020, 07:00:33 PM »
Hi Folks,

@martyn @jpendle @Calnefoxile @class37025 @njee20 @crepello

Lots of great info on this thread on RMWeb:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/149657-hornby-freightliner-flats/&tab=comments#comment-3753454

On page two, about half way down you can see a 1960s leaflet detailing the MK1 and MK2 open containers.

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2020, 07:25:42 PM »
Hello @Paddy;

I think the ones we used on ships were different again; IIRC, they had ISO fittings underneath and on top, and could therefore be loaded with other containers underneath and on top. Again, IIRC, and I'm going back to the mid 1980s, the corner posts were solid with the floor (and ends?), and not collapsible. I think the sides could be pivoted out; but again, after so much time, I can't remember.

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Re: Freightliner container trains
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2020, 08:43:14 PM »
Paddy. A certain internet site lists lima 484. But I have farish 373453 63ft boogie freightliners

 

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