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Osborn Models - RRA-3063 - 20' Intermodal Container - Undecorated - 20' Intermodal Containers

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Stock NumberRRA-3063
Original Retail Price$5.25
BrandOsborn Models
ManufacturerOsborn Models
Body StyleOsborn Models Loads
Prototype VehicleContainer, 20 Foot, Corrugated, Dry (Details)
Prototype20' Intermodal Container
Road or Company NameUndecorated (Details)
Road or Reporting Number20' Intermodal Containers
Paint Color(s)Undecorated
MultipackYes
Multipack Count2
Multipack ID Number3063
Ready-to-RunNo
Kit ComplexityModerate Skills
Kit Material(s)Laser-Cut Wood
Item CategoryAccessories
Model TypeAccessories
Model SubtypeRailroad, Commercial
Model Variety20' Intermodal Containers
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era V: Modern Diesel (1979 - Present)



Specific Item Information: All wooden kit of a 20' standard height container. Includes generic decals, 2 per kit.
Prototype History:
Given the prevalence of 40 foot containers in the global shipping/maritime industry, the 20 foot container was a logical choice for smaller cargoes. Given that exactly two 20 foot containers can stack on or be stacked on a 40 foot container, these little brothers are a no-brainer for smaller loads. Cargo ships specially designed for 40 foot containers can usually handle these smaller units without specialized loading equipment or facilities.

Dry containers are meant for non-refrigerated goods and hence are the most common type.

Corrugation in the construction of these containers yields much greater strength (just like with corrugated cardboard for boxes) but is more expensive to fabricate. Due to the extra strength granted by the corrugation, this is a popular type for overseas use.
Road Name History:
Although they may be molded in color, unpainted and unlettered, undecorated products are marketed to modelers who seek to custom decorate their models for private roads and/or road and/or company names that were not commercially produced by any of the major manufacturers.

Undecorated models are frequently also unassembled or only partially assembled and required modelers to be comfortable with glue, paint and sometimes solder in order to prepare their models for display. Materials for these models can vary but often include plastic, pewter and resin. Models may or may not come with decals or other decorations such as plastic signage, railings and ladders to enhance the appearance of the final product.

Brand/Importer Information:
Osborn Model Kits started out as many modelers do, scratch building models. After going to many model shows and having people comment on how beautiful the models were, the idea of recreating the same model so someone else could enjoy it came to mind. Contact Information Osborn Model Kits 124 Queen Street Angus Ontario Canada L0M 1B0 705 790 0600
Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-02-03 13:44:31. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-24 07:29:24

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