Containers

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Larry

Long Winded Old Fart
Has anyone read anyplace about scratchbuilding a lot of containers?
I wonder if they could be done w/plastic sheets? The only problem I can see are the back doors & the ribbed sides, if needed. Any suggestions? They are just too expensive to buy over a hundred at a time. I have about 35 well cars w/out containers & 35 with. I still need quite a few for my container yard. I have a lot of tractor-trailers to sit in the yard, but need containers.

Larry
 

jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
Larry have you looked at making the paper ones? You can buy cardstock for your printer for about $10 per 100 sheet, or so, then print off paper ones. I'm sure someone will link them, as I don't have the link myself.
 

Larry

Long Winded Old Fart
I've printed up about 15 of the containers. I put one together & the rest I'm going to add a block of wood to fit inside for bulk. It will have to be a close fit to make it look right. I think over time the card stock will get flimsy(dampness, heat, cold, etc) if it doesn't have a base underneath for support.
I may be wrong about that, but, I think I would be better safe than sorry.
Larry
 




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