Intermodal Equipment by Type

Intermodal Equipment by Type

Containers Trailers RoadRailers Detail Parts
This page contains a list of N Scale Intermodal loads. There is also a list of N-Scale Intermodal Manufactures websites listed here

Intermodal Loads

Containers

Manufacturer Model Prototype Availability Comments photo
American Limited Models20 foot tank containersSold as 2 pack of Styrene Kits
Arnold20 foot containerssold on Arnold flatcars
Arnold40 foot containerssold on Arnold flatcars, and separately
AC Models 20 foot flat deck containers cast metal, sold undecorated
AC Models 20 foot flat rack containerssame as flat decks above, but with bulkheads (two types, open or solid), sold as kits
AC Models28 foot containersStaughtonContainers of this type are primarily owned by UPS. In the past, they were owned at least by BN America.
AC Models40 foot deck containerssold undecorated
AC Models40 foot flat deck containers with bulkheads (two types, open or solid) sold as kits
AC Models48 foot flat rack containers with bulkheadssold as kits
Burt Industries?? containers. I haven't seen any of these in person, I do know they are cast resin.
ConCor40 foot containerssold as a unit with either a Container Chassis, or a piggyback flat (they have tabs to connect them to the ConCor container flats or chassis). The chassis version is part of the Route 66 line of tractors and trailers ConCor 40 foot container on flatcar.
ConCor45 foot containerssame as ConCor 40 foot containers above ConCor 40 foot container on flatcar.
ConCor48 foot containerssold with the All Purpose Husky Stacks, and also in sets of two.
ConCor53 foot containerssame as 48 foot ConCor containers above
Deluxe Innovations20 foot Containers,ribbed (corrugated) sides, no logo panels, include forklift slots in the bottom sill. Available in Packages of 2 containers
Deluxe Innovations40 foot containers,ribbed (corrugated) sides 2 logo panels Available in Packages of 2 containers
Deluxe Innovations40 foot containers,HI-Cube, ribbed (corrugated) sides No logo panels Available in Packages of 2 containers
Deluxe Innovations40 foot refrigerated containers smooth sides,recessed end mounted refrigeration equipment.Available in Packages of 2 containersPrototype units of this type require an external generator. These can be provided either as strap on generators, 20 or 40 foot 'power containers' or as a permanent fixture on the intermodal car.
Deluxe Innovations45 foot containersI have no information about these containers, but have seen them listed in the online Walthers catalog, and mentioned in several modeling magazines.
Deluxe Innovations48 foot containers,smooth sidesmonon prototypeSold in Packages of 2
Deluxe Innovations48 foot refrigerated containersame as 48 foot container above, but includes add on refrigeration unit. The refrigeration units on these containers are self contained, including the generator and fuel supply, and are recess mounted on the front of the container.
Fine N Scale20 foot corrugated containers,undecoratedsold in sets of 7
Fine N Scale20 foot refuse containers, undecoratedsold in sets of 4
Fine N Scale40 foot ribbed side containers, undecoratedsold in sets of 4
Fine N Scale45 foot ribbed side containers,undecoratedsold in sets of 3
Fine N Scale48 foot smooth side containers, undecoratedsold in sets of 3
Fine N Scale53 foot smooth side containers, undecoratedsold in sets of 3
Fine N Scale20 foot tank containerssold in sets of 4. includes decals for Union Pacific
Fine N Scale20 and 40 foot flat bed containerssold in sets of two of each length
InterailContainersSold as kits which can be used to build a combination of 10, 20, 30, or 40 foot containers (up to 4 40 foot containers)This kit includes 2 types of doors, and both smooth and refrigerator front ends. The refrigeration units, like the Deluxe Innovations Refrigerated containers require and external power source. The sides of the containers are smooth.
Kato53 foot rib side containers6 come with each of Kato's Gunderson Maxi-Stack IV Models
Kato40 foot rib side containersavailabe in sets with a tractor and a container chassis or with some versions of Kato's Gunderson Maxi-Stack IVKato 40 foot ribbed-side container.
Micro Trains20 foot containers,ribbed sides, opening doorsAvailable with 89' 4" Flatcar, set up for hauling containersDoors Open on MTL containersMTL 20ft Container.
Micro Trains40 foot containers,ribbed sides, opening doors Available individually, and with 89' 4" flatcar, set up for hauling containers.Doors Open on MTL containersMTL 40ft Container in CAST paint.
MiniTrix40 foot containers
MiniTrix45 foot containers
Model Power20 foot containers,smooth sidessold as a 4 pack, and on flat cars
N-Scale Kits20 foot flat deck containers cast metal, sold undecoratedThis is a former AC Models Kit.
N-Scale Kits20 foot flat rack containerssame as flat decks above, but with bulkheads (two types, open or solid), sold as kitsThis is a former AC Models Kit.
N-Scale Kits40 foot deck containerssold undecoratedThis is a former AC Models Kit
N-Scale Kits40 foot flat deck containers with bulkheads (two types, open or solid) sold as kitsThis is a former AC Models Kit.
N-Scale Kits48 foot flat rack containers with bulkheadssold as kitsThis is a former AC Models Kit.
Roco20 foot containers smooth sides
Roco40 foot containers,smooth sides
Sierra Specialties, Ltd 48 foot containers, ribbed sides these cast containers were (are?) sold in undecorated 10 packs
Walthers40 foot ribbed side "Hi Cube" Containers Available in Individual Packages
Walthers48 foot ribbed side containers Available in Individual Packages

Trailers

GHQ
Manufacturer Model Prototype Availability Comments photo
Athearn28 foot smooth side wedge pup trailer RTR Plastic model. Available in pairs with a converter dolly or singly with tractors.Used mostly by LTL carriers. Some carriers may be seen on raillcars.
Athearn28 foot ribbed side wedge pup trailer RTR Plastic model. Available in pairs with a converter dolly or singly with tractors.Used mostly by LTL carriers. Some carriers may be seen on raillcars.Athearn 28ft Ribbed-Side Pup in Roadway paint.
Athearn40 foot ribbed side trailer RTR Plastic model. Available in pairs or singly with tractors or singly with 53ft TOFC flatcarsAthearn 40ft Ribbed Side Trailer in Missouri Pacific Truck-Rail Service paint.
Athearn40 foot Fruehauf Z-Van trailer RTR Plastic model. Available in pairs or singly with tractors or singly with 53ft TOFC flatcars.The Fruehauf Z-Van was used extensivly by railroads in the 1970s and 1980sAthearn 40ft Fruehauf-Z-Van Trailer in Southern Pacific paint.
Arnold European Prototype Trailers sold with tractors.
AC Models 28 foot smooth side pup trailer with roll up doors.Cast resin body, metal chassis.
AC Models 28 foot ribbed side pup trailerCast resin body, metal chassis.
Arrowhead Scale Models 28 foot UPS style drop frame pup trailers. These kits are cast, and are sold as an undecorated kit with the landing gear and wheels included
Atlas 24 foot trailers early piggyback prototypessold with some of the atlas 50 foot piggyback flats
Atlas 40 foot trailers sold with some of the atlas 50 foot piggyback flats
Atlas 45 foot trailers pines prototypeAvailable Individually Atlas 45ft Pines Trailer in Redon paint.
C in C 28 foot trailers X-post, early 1970's design.This kit takes a little work, but produces a nice ressult.
ConCor 40 foot trailers sold with piggyback flat cars, and as part of the Route 66 Series ConCor 40 foot container on flatcar.
ConCor 45 foot trailers sold with piggyback flat cars, and as part of the Route 66 Series ConCor 45 foot container on flatcar.
ConCor flatbed trailers sold as part of the Route 66 Series
ConCor tank trailers sold as part of the Route 66 Series
Detail Associates 26 foot van trailer
Detail Associates flatbed trailers
Detail Associates Short tank trailers
Detail Associates Short bottom dump trailers
Deluxe Innovations53' Duraplate TrailerWabash National Duraplate TrailerSold IndividuallyThese are 53 foot trailers. The body Deluxe uses for these is the same body used for the Road-Railer. This is mostly correct, but some roadrailer specific details are present, most notibly the slot in the rear frame for the toung from the following roadrailer.Deluxe Innovations 53ft Duraplate Trailer in Crete paint.
35 foot Flatbed Trailers
GHQ Modern Dry Grain Trailer these are occasionally seen on railcars.
Micro Trains Line 40 foot trailersFruehauf Prototype Available Individually, and with 89'4" or 60' flatcars set up for tofc
Micro Trains Line 45 foot trailersFruehauf Prototype Available Individually, and with 89'4" or 60' flatcars set up for tofc
Micro Trains Line 45 foot refrigerated trailersFruehauf Prototype Available Individually, same trailer as above with an added refrigeration unit casting. MTL 45ft Fruehauf Trailer with refrigeration unit in Illinois Central paint.
Micro Trains Line 48 foot trailersFruehauf Prototype Available Individually, and with 89'4" or 60' flatcars set up for tofc
Micron Art30 foot Fruehauf Trailer, 1937-1957 eraEtched Brass and Cast metal kit.
N Scale Innovations28 foot wedge pup trailer Cast metal kit. also available assembled.Used mostly by LTL carriers. Some carriers may be seen on raillcars.NSI 28 foot pup in
American Freightways Paint
N-Scale KitsLate 1950s Auto CarrierThe prototype for this car was seen on SP Clejan cars, but it may be appropriate for other roads as well. I have seen similar trailers hauling cars on the Frisco from the Valley Park Assembly plant near St. LouisThis is an etched brass kit
Raintree Products 40 foot ribbed side trailers.These are cast plastic kits
Roco European Prototype, 3 axles
TK Models 40' UPS style Drop Frame trailers.These were sold as a flat cast resin kit. TK Models 40 foot Drop Frame Trailer.
Trainworx 40' UPS style Drop Frame trailers. Available Individually Trainworx 40 foot UPS style Drop Frame Trailer.
Trainworx 40' Hi-Cube Drop Frame trailers. Available Individually Trainworx 40 foot Hi-Cube Drop Frame Trailer.
Trainworx 40' Corrugated side trailers. Available Individually Trainworx 40 foot Corrugated Side Trailer.
Trainworx 40' Corrugated side refrigerated trailers. Available Individually Trainworx 40 foot Corrugated Side Refrigerated Trailer.
Ultimate N Scale Early piggyback trailers
Wheel Works 40 foot ribbed side trailer This was sold as a pre-decorated flat kit Wheel Works 40 foot rib side trailer.
Wiking Refrigerated trailers European prototypeSold with tractor
Wiking tank trailers European prototype Sold with tractor there are two styles, they could be used to represent America prototype tank trailers
Wiking Heavy duty dump trailer European prototype 3 axle Sold with tractorcould be used as an approximation for an America prototype trailer
Wiking short trailer European prototypeSold with delivery style truck, and what appears to be a tandem dollycould be used in a tandem situation on an America prototype layout.

Road Railers

Manufacturer Model Prototype Availability Comments photo
ArnoldRoad RailersI don't know what the prototype for these cars is, but they appear similar in design to the modern Mark V RoadRailers, with a single truck shared between trailers like in an articulated car
Deluxe Innovations53' Mark V RoadRailersWabash National Mark V RoadRailersSold Individually, and in various bulk packs, depending on total number in each runThese are 53 foot trailers. For those not familiar, these are trailers which ride the rails without a railcar, reducing the tare weight per trailer. Early versions had a single rail wheel mounted either between, or behind the road wheels. The more recent incarnation, which are the type represented by the Deluxe Innovations model, don't contain the rail wheels, but instead are mounted to special single truck bogies. one truck is mounted between each trailer, much like an articulated railcar has one truck between each well.

Detail Parts

MicroScale Many Trailer and Container Decal sets
Oddballs Decals Many Trailer Decal sets

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