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Intermodal Equipment

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I plan to have intermodal on my new layout. I've been looking online for what well cars and containers are available.

It seems the containers have "pegs" to fit into holes in the wells and I presume into the top of the bottom container(s) as well. I plan to use 20' and 40' containers in maxi 1 articulated cars. (Maybe some 48' on top too, not sure if that's prototypical yet)

Can someone tell me if I buy one brand (let's say Athearn) of well cars do I need to buy Athearn containers or are all cars and containers compatible?

As always, thanks for helping out a beginner!
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I use a small file and exacto knife to trim down the oval pins to round. Also, containers are pretty expensive so I by them used on ebay or at train shows. Never pay more than a couple bucks for 40' ers or $1 for a 20'er.
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