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Old 01-07-2019, 05:07 PM   #1
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Mobile container carrier scratch built

Just finished a mobile container vehicle. Built from brass, wood, paper, and the safety cage is from Walthers. I saw a image on the internet, and thought it would add some “bling” to my intermodal yard.

It doesn’t follow a specific prototype, but I got to use up some stuff from the scrap box. B1C48876-C48F-40A7-9521-D5317A741EB0_1546898748424.jpg
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:32 AM   #2
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That came out pretty nice, good scratch build.

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Old 01-08-2019, 10:44 AM   #3
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Good scrap box to create that!
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:03 PM   #4
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Nice Job!
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:53 PM   #5
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That is fantastic!!! I have been kicking around the idea of an intermodal transport on my layout for a couple of years. I assume that is mostly Plastruct parts, correct? Where did you get the wheels?

You have inspired me. Excellent work!
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90% brass (square tubing). I prefer for this type of scratchbuild. I like brass because of its strength. It’s very sturdy. The control panel is “block” wood, the panel doors are cardstock.

The wheels came from a kibri crane kit that was brought a long time ago.
There are still tires left over. The safety cage is a Walthers kit.

I really didn’t know much about these vehicles, and it was only because I was looking at mi-jacks that I came across this. I used photos off the internet to construct something that resembled them. Most of these vehicles have a cab, but I had the brass to construct a open platform. The idea is to build another one for added visual interest in the yard. It took 3 hours to construct, and I use a bench sander that I find quite useful for cleaning up the brass cuts. I use a grinder with a cutting disk to cut the brass. Make sure to post your creation, and if you need additional photos, or opinion, feel free to ask..cheers

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Old 05-01-2019, 03:19 PM   #7
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Thanks so much for the insight. I am going to try my hand at this. Excellent inspiration.
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