When compared to the reefer containers produced by Walther, this model represents a modern reefer units with 'planked sides', whereas the Walthers model represents an older style of reefer with the riveted sides, that are no longer made. Many of the liveries that Walther's have produced on their models are inaccurate.
Walther's have produced a 20' 'planked' reefer, but it has not been available as a separate model for several years. Nobody, till now, with the C-Rail model, has produced a modern 40' reefer.
The first livery reproduced is Maersk, (pronounced M-ur-sk). Considering Maersk is the largest shipping company in the world, these boxes are rare on the Adelaide - Melbourne corridor, but they are carried through on Pacific National's Patrick services.
The C-Rail container fitted to a SDS NQOY wagon. All that was needed for the 20' unit, was for the mounting holes underneath had to be enlarged a fraction on the inner edges of the holes to fit. For mounting the 40' unit, it is best to enlarge only two holes if using the pins, as these units are true scale and the twist lock holes do not match the location holes in the wagons, which are designed to take SDS and Auscision containers. If permanently attaching to the wagon,then could do without the pins and just glue directly to the deck.
|The cooling unit showing detail.|
|20' unit on NQOY wagon.|
|C-Rail reefer compared to Athearn older style unit.|
|A riveted sided reefer with Carrier cooling unit being used as a cool room.|
PS. You will not see a CQBY on a Pacific National train, they have their own, RQHY wagons. The CQBY is mainly seen on Aurizon/ex QRNational, and SCT services.
Prices are £9.00 for the 20' and £9.50 for the 40' units, including VAT.