The development of
shipping containers reached a turning point in the
late 1970s when standardization began to take
place. Prior to this time numerous designs and sizes
of containers were seen throughout the world. The
era began in the 1980s with the expanding world economy,
Panama Canal ship size restrictions, intermodal railway
(wagon) designs and the setting of ISO standards for
international shipping containers.
Todays commonly seen steel all-corrugated ISO
containers still have some variations, primarily the
doors. The new Atlas
model will be a standard-height 40-footer which will
exhibit a range of door styles, roofs, and front walls
to more closely
match the variations in the prototype containers seen
throughout the world.
First time offered in N Scale!
Separately applied door rods
Optional separate vents
Prototypically accurate beveled
all corrugated sides