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Old 06-03-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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Free Printable N and HO scale paper containers

I stumbled upon this site that has templates for DIY container templates that you can print and fold into stacks for your container terminal. They are for N scale but you can fit HO scale on 8x11" standard printer paper. I used photoshop and under the print que I upscaled the image to 225% size and printed in landscape view for HO scale. Now I think I will cut some wood scraps to wrap around them. I may try to print with thicker cardboard stock paper.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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That's a cool site. Those containers aren't cheap. This will save me a fair bit of money populating the background of my intermodal area.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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That's a cool site. Those containers aren't cheap. This will save me a fair bit of money populating the background of my intermodal area.
My LHS sells packs of (3) for $27. For the price of a color inkjet cartridge I can make tons of them. I think I will try to cut scraps of wood to go inside them so that they add some weight to my container cars. I did not see an Evergreen one so I photoshopped a green one to look like evergreen. The trick is to scale them up from N scale to HO size. I am printing up samples at work on the laser printer to get the size just right. I stumbled onto the site while looking for bulk supply of undecorated ones but had no luck.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:33 AM   #4
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Just the site I needed. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:47 AM   #5
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1st set done

Last nite i made a bunch of containers. I used photoshop to make some of double stack containers from the website. I printed them, cut them out then cut wood scraps to the correct size. I used tacky spray glue to attach them to the wood. It worked out pretty nice......much cheaper than buying them.
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These should run nicely on my layout with the added wood structure weight.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:49 AM   #6
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Great idea and cheap too! My kind of deal.
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Looks cool. I'll definitely use this site when the time comes.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:17 AM   #8
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I made a bunch more this morning before work. I like having the ability to make the brand containers that add unique colors for my layout. My ceiling shelf will make it hard to see them so I figure I can make lots of them and stack them up for a nice effect. The added weight should be good in the container cars as well. An added bonus.........cheap!!!
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:04 AM   #9
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Here is another picture of my paper containers. All in HO scale. The mostly double stacks as they will fit in my container cars. The 4 stack ones will sit on my train shelf.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:39 PM   #10
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Are you making the double stacks as two actual paper boxes, or is it just one paper box printed to look like a double stack? Either way, they look great!!!

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