40ft Intermodal Container Carriages

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40ft Intermodal Container Carriages

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Hi,

With the upcoming release of the Class 70, I thought about making some new Intermodal Container carriages for the Class 70, I have crated the basic container, but its hard to find good pictures of the actual carriage/truck (not quite sure the official term for the train version).

here is the container, it is a 40ft version:

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Looking for pics/details now for the carrier

any suggestions/tips/criticisms always appreciated
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Not sure if there's anything of use here:

http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brcontainer

The more variety the better, and some intermodals will be very welcome

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Thanks guys
eyore wrote:A good starting point http://www.ltsv.com/w_profiles_intermodal.php
Very handy, shame the links at the bottom are to fotopic sites, which has now closed down

FFA/FGA Freightliner Flats - would these be used by Class 70? Is LOH the complete buffer to buffer length?

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The LOH refers to Length Over Headstocks, that's the buffer beam to you and me. Not all the flats were fitted with buffers, only the outer wagons. The FFA/FGA, which date from the 60's, tended to be in sets of 5. Two outers with buffers & conventional couplings & three inners that were connected with a bar coupling and no buffers. I think you'll find http://www.barrowmoremrg.co.uk/Prototype.html of use. Plenty of diagrams to keep you occupied ;)
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Thanks for that - very handy

my container has... shrunk in the wash though when converted to Railworks

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Oops, looks more like an O Gauge version ;) Something tells me you've got your dimensions a bit out. Should be just over 12m long.
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SketchUp has it at 12.20m long, 2.6m high

*Ahh, I think it was a scale factor when imported into blender

Edit: Much better

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OK Blender is a bit of a pain...

I got this texture map...

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Now I thought, that is a nice texture map, obviously You can work the text along the clearly visible rows...

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I quite like the 'lowliner' wagons.

http://www.ltsv.com/images/P0060L.jpg

http://www.ltsv.com/images/P0062L.jpg

Maybe you could have a go at those MallardFan?

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Can do

at the moment I am doing 42' 6'' FFA/FGA Freightliner Flats

(Because they were the first ones I found the plans too in the book...)

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It's worth checking wagon manufacturer sites - a lot of them do actually provide scale drawings. Unfortunately AFX/Arbel Fauvet who built a lot of our current wagons got bought out, and their site has been reduced to "WIP".
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OK, I will check some out - thanks

now then, my first Wagon is near complete:

42' 6'' Platform leading trailer Prototype Liner train vehicle, which looks to be the FFA/FGA Freightliner Flats (http://www.ltsv.com/w_profile_018.php)

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Now, does the bogie look OK?

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Now, looking from this picture, the wagon itself has "holes" running though it

http://www.ltsv.com/images/P0025L.jpg

Anyone confirm this? the diagram I am using http://www.barrowmoremrg.co.uk/BRBDocum ... 1Issue.pdf diagram 80 has what look like gaps, but can;t quite be sure

I just have a plain deck so far




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Probably best not choose prototype vehicles, there were only 2 of those ;) The 62' 6'' wagons are the FFA/FGA. The FSA that comes as default is pretty similar, but http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brfrei ... #h27f1e1e6 shows the 'deck' of an FGA. If you want wagon pictures, Paul Bartlett's site is probably the place to go.
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malkymackay wrote:The FSA that comes as default is pretty similar, but http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brfrei ... #h27f1e1e6 shows the 'deck' of an FGA. If you want wagon pictures, Paul Bartlett's site is probably the place to go.
Ahh OK thanks

It is similar? Hmm, more variety is needed then :D
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