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First, let me say a big THANK YOU to Atlas for announcing these 53' single unit well cars. So many of us modern modelers can't get enough of Atlas's intermodal equipment.

However, I did not see any 53' containers announced in the catalog. 40' yes, but will there be another announcement of 53' containers for these? Previous runs of 53 footers are totally sold out. And there are a lot of container names that haven't been made yet.

I for one would kill for JB Hunt and Swift containers.

- Jason

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A temporary solution is to contact DigiCom  Designs    www.digcomdesigns.net They sell paper designs for HO containers which you can print.  But they did reproduce some O scale containers for me.  They look pretty good on heavy stock paper.  I reinforced them with an internal support of poster board, and I use the 53 foot containers on top of 48 footers.  They have lots of options.

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@martind posted:

A temporary solution is to contact DigiCom  Designs    www.digcomdesigns.net They sell paper designs for HO containers which you can print.  But they did reproduce some O scale containers for me.  They look pretty good on heavy stock paper.  I reinforced them with an internal support of poster board, and I use the 53 foot containers on top of 48 footers.  They have lots of options.

Certainly a good solution. But I'd rather hold out for the experts at Atlas to make my dream containers

- Jason

@jdstucks posted:

Yup! Look at all those JB Hunt containers. That's what we need in O-Scale! Pretty Please

- Jason

I remember reading somewhere that JBH would not license their "artwork". Some years back on ebay, a set of privately done Hunt containers and well-hole flats (six containers and three flats, I think) went for over six hundred dollars! The msrp for the equivalent  commercially available set was around two to two-fifty. Someone really, really wanted those!



PS: I dropped out around four-fifty!



EDIT: K-Line offered a semi done up in Hunt colors, I just remembered as I have one. It was a cab-over tractor and a box trailer.

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I'm with you, Jason, JB Hunt Containers are definitely needed in O gauge. It's almost unrealistic to see an inter-modal train without them. While we're taking requests, how about some Fed Ex and UPS containers also?

I have made a few custom JBH containers using Atlas  "undecorated" containers and Microscale decals, but it is not easy to get the decals just right. And, undecorated containers are now hard to come by as well.

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@Van Rail posted:

I'm with you, Jason, JB Hunt Containers are definitely needed in O gauge. It's almost unrealistic to see an inter-modal train without them. While we're taking requests, how about some Fed Ex and UPS containers also?

I have made a few custom JBH containers using Atlas  "undecorated" containers and Microscale decals, but it is not easy to get the decals just right. And, undecorated containers are now hard to come by as well.

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I knew you were working on some custom decaled JB Hunt containers. They look like they came out really nice! And just increases my desire for Atlas to make them.

- Jason

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