Dimboola station. This great photo was taken by my son Craig

Thursday, 13 December 2012

C-Rail Intermodal HO scale containers

C-Rail Intermodal is a small UK manufacturer, that produces the most accurate model containers available. Up till recently, they have been only available in OO scale 1/76. Now announced, due to be released in early 2013 are; HO scale 20 and 40 foot reefer containers.

End view of HO scale 20' reefer and the detail of the reefer unit.
The only other reefer containers that have been available are from Athearn, but the 20' box has not been released by themselves, for many years.
During the 24 hour visit to Murray bridge in September, a PN/ Patrick train passed through, with over half the loading being Hamburg-Sud reefer units in 20' and 40' lengths.

First to be released is the Maersk Sealand box, but Arran Aird has indicated that the Hamburg-Sud livery is possible as he has the artwork, that only needs to be re-scaled to HO.

OO scale version of 40' Hamburg-Sud
Two addition containers now have been produced:.20'  Hanjin and  40' MOL.