Intermodal Railcars by Type

Flat Cars Well Cars Spine Cars Detail Parts
This page contains a list of N Scale Intermodal railcars. There is also a list of N-Scale Intermodal Manufactures websites listed here

Flat Cars

Manufacturer Model Prototype Availability Comments photo
Arnold47 foot European Prototype container flats
Atlas50 foot piggyback flats
Atlas89'4" All-purpose flatcarACF prototype All purpose flatcar. First built in the 1960s. Still in service todayPrototype specific details will be applied (number of hitches, and container pedestals)From the pre-production sample I saw, it appears the container pedestals will be removable.Atlas 89 foot flatcar (Pre-production sample).
Atlas85' flatcarThis is configured to haul 4 20ft trash containers. May be applicable to other loads as well, depending on your era
AC Models60 foot container flatsTrailer Train/TTX container only flats, cars have VTTX,ATTX, or TTCX reporting marksThe cars come as a kit which can be built as either a container flat, bulkhead flat, or as a standard 60' flat car
AC Models89 foot smooth side flat carsTTX 89'4" all purpose flatcarsThese come in kits of two cars (so that either a single triple 53ft car can be built, or so that a pair of individual flatcars can be made. The two pack can be made up of one of each, or two of one kind.
AC Models89 foot Channel side flat carsTTX 89'4" all purpose flatcarsThese come in kits of two cars (so that either a single triple 53ft car can be built, or so that a pair of individual flatcars can be made. The two pack can be made up of one of each, or two of one kind.
AC Models89 foot Z sill flat carsTTX 89'4" all purpose flatcarsThese cars are sold as cast metal kits.
AC Modelstwo unit triple 57 cars.TTX cars with TTEX or RTTX reporting marksThese come in kits of two cars. In this set, one car has a flared end as some of the triple57 cars have.
AC ModelsPRR F30D TOFC FlatcarPRR Class F30 flatcars rebuilt to handle TOFC trailers for the PRR TrucTrain Service. Cars were later donated to the Trailer Train equipment pool.Cast metal kit with laser cut wood decks
BLMA89 foot piggyback flatsMore details to follow
BLMA89 foot piggyback flatsSecond body style. Announced at the NMRA 2011 convention. More details to follow
ConCor50 foot piggyback flats
ConCor60 foot piggyback flats
ConCor90 foot piggyback flats ConCor 90 foot trailer on flatcar.
ConCor90 foot container flats ConCor 40 foot container on flatcar.
JNJ Trains90 foot piggybackflat cast metal kits
Micro Trains Line57 foot piggyback flatsSanta Fe Bulkhead Flatcar ConversionSold individually, and single MTL trailer Representative of prototype conversions of 50 foot bulkhead flatcars (Note: on a bulkhead flatcar, the length dimension of the car is the spacing between the bulkheads, not the total length of the car) The prototype appears to be Santa Fe, drawings appeared in the December 1984 Model Railroader
Micro Trains Line89 foot piggyback flatsACF All purpose flatcars (introduced in the late 1960s)Available individually, and with a single MTL trailer. Cars have been offered in multi-packs
Micro Trains Line89'4" foot Container flatsACF All purpose flatcars (introduced in the late 1960s)Available individually, and with a one or two 40' containers, or 4 20' containers.MTL 89'4
MiniTrix85 foot piggyback flats
MiniTrix85 foot container flats
Model Power50 foot container flats
N-Scale KitsClejan Intermodal Flat CarClejan cars were used with special trailers in the late 1950s and 1960s. They were designed to reduce tare (empty) weight, and resemble spine cars in many ways.The cars come as a cast metal and etched brass kit.
N-Scale Kits60 foot container flatsTrailer Train/TTX container only flats, cars have VTTX,ATTX, or TTCX reporting marksThe cars come as a kit which can be built as either a container flat, bulkhead flat, or as a standard 60' flat. This is a former AC Models kit. car
N-Scale Kits89 foot smooth side flat carsTTX 89'4" all purpose flatcarsThese come in kits of two cars (so that either a single triple 53ft car can be built, or so that a pair of individual flatcars can be made. The two pack can be made up of one of each, or two of one kind. This is a former AC Models kit.
N-Scale Kits89 foot Channel side flat carsTTX 89'4" all purpose flatcarsThese come in kits of two cars (so that either a single triple 53ft car can be built, or so that a pair of individual flatcars can be made. The two pack can be made up of one of each, or two of one kind. This is a former AC Models kit.
N-Scale Kits89 foot Z sill flat carsTTX 89'4" all purpose flatcarsThese cars are sold as cast metal kits.
N-Scale Kitstwo unit triple 57 cars.TTX cars with TTEX or RTTX reporting marksThese come in kits of two cars. In this set, one car has a flared end as some of the triple57 cars have.This is a former AC Models kit.
N-Scale-KitsPRR F30D TOFC FlatcarPRR Class F30 flatcars rebuilt to handle TOFC trailers for the PRR TrucTrain Service. Cars were later donated to the Trailer Train equipment pool.Cast metal kit with laser cut wood decks. This is a former AC Models kit.
Roco50 foot piggybackEuropean prototype piggyback flatcar
Scale ReplicasContainer Bunks for use with 60 foot flat carsAllows conversion of a flat car to hold 3 20 foot containers, or 1 20 foot and 1 40 foot container
Trainworx85' flatcarPullman Standard DesignSold Individually.Cars equipped with two hitches and circus ramps for piggyback loading Trainworx 85ft pullman standard flatcar in Trailer Train Yellow paint.
MiniTrix85 foot piggyback flats
Train Cat Model Sales89' flatcarBrass kit. configured for MLE collapsible hitches and MTL Z-scale couplers
Ultimate N ScaleEarly Piggyback Flatcar ConversionsCast resin kits for 50 foot Atlas flatcars. I own one of these kits, which is a southern pacific prototype, but may be applicable to other roads as well.

Spine Cars

Manufacturer Model Prototype Availability Comments photo
AtlasFront Runnertwo axle car capable of hauling a single trailer up to 48 feet
AC Models48 foot All Purpose Spine CarTTX 48' All purpose Spine cars. Cars have TTAX Reporting MarksThis Car is sold as a cast metal kitDesigned to hold a single level of 20,40, or 45 foot containers or up to 48 foot trailers. Click
here for an Image of AC Models' All-Purpose Spine Car
AC Models53 foot All Purpose Spine CarTTX 53' All purpose spine cars. Cars have TTAX reporting marksThis model is sold as a cast metal and etched brass kit.Designed to hold a single level of 20,40,45, or 48 foot containers or up to 53 foot trailers.
AC ModelsNTTX Container only Spine CarNTTX style container only spine carThis model is sold as a kitThese cars hold a single layer of containers. All units are capable of holding a 40-48ft container, the end units and center unit can hold 2 20ft containers
AC ModelsFuel Foilers/Impack CarsSanta Fe PrototypeThese were cast metal kits sold in 4,5, and 10 unit sets. Santa Fe Prototype, but the design was later sold to Itel and with a few alterations is the Impack car
BLMA5 unit 53' All purpose spine car
BLMA3 uint 53' All purpose spine car
Con CorFuel Foilers/Impack CarsSanta Fe PrototypeSanta Fe Prototype, but the design was later sold to Itel and with a few alterations is the Impack car
InterailFront RunnerI'm not sure if this car was ever produced, but I have an N-Trak Newsletter from July/August 1993 that indicates this was in the works.
Deluxe Innovations/GHQ53ft all purpose spine carThis car has yet to be released. Just announced at the National Model and Hobby Show. My understanding is that GHQ will be producing the cars, and Deluxe will be decorating and selling them. The report is that these cars will be cast Pewter, so they should have sufficient weight to track very well.
N-Scale Kits48 foot All Purpose Spine Car TTX 48' All purpose Spine cars. Cars have TTAX Reporting Marks This Car is sold as a cast metal kit. This is a former AC Models kit.Designed to hold a single level of 20,40, or 45 foot containers or up to 48 foot trailers.
N-Scale Kits53 foot All Purpose Spine Car TTX 53' All purpose spine cars. Cars have TTAX reporting marks This model is sold as a cast metal and etched brass kit. This is a former AC Models KitDesigned to hold a single level of 20,40,45, or 48 foot containers or up to 53 foot trailers.
N-Scale KitsNTTX Container only Spine CarNTTX style container only spine carThis model is sold as a kit. This is a former AC Models Kit.These cars hold a single layer of containers. All units are capable of holding a 40-48ft container, the end units and center unit can hold 2 20ft containers
N-Scale KitsTwo Unit Trash Spine carThis is a two unit car used to haul trash containers.This model is sold as a cast metal kit.Typically the cars are loaded with three containers on each platform, two on the coupler end and one on the articulated end.

Well Cars

Manufacturer Model Prototype Availability Comments photo
AC Models48 foot wellGunderson Husky StackSingle Cars. Sold as cast metal kit
AC Models48 foot wellGunderson Maxi-Stack III5 Unit articulated car. Sold as a cast metal kit kit
AC Models40 foot wellRebuilt Gunderson Maxi-Stack III5 Unit articulated car. Sold as a cast metal kit kitRepresents a car rebuilt by TTX from a 48 foot well Gunderson Maxi-Stack III.
AC Models48 foot wellNational Steel Car All Purpose Well Car3 Unit articulated car. Sold as a cast metal kit
Athearn48 foot well Husky StackGunderson Husky StackSingle Carsthese are the former MDC/Roundhouse cars
Athearn48 foot well Husky StackGunderson Husky Stackdrawbar connected sets of Carsthese are the former MDC/Roundhouse cars in drawbar connected sets
ConCor48 foot well, all purpose Gunderson Husky StackGunderson Husky Stack (All Purpose Version)Single CarsConCor All Purpose Husky Stack.
Deluxe Innovations40 foot well Gunderson Twin StackGunderson Twin StackArticulated Cars
Deluxe Innovations40 foot well Thrall Low Pack 2000Thrall Low Pack 2000Articulated Cars. These cars are a ready to run version of the Interail kits, and are based upon the same tooling.
Deluxe Innovations48 foot well Gunderson Maxi Stack IIIGunderson Maxi Stack III5 Unit Articulated Cars, cast metal construction.
Deluxe Innovations53 foot well Gunderson Maxi Stack IVGunderson Maxi Stack IV3 Unit Articulated Cars, cast metal construction.
Fine N Scale48 foot wellThrall Low Pack IISingle Cars. Sold as cast resin kit
Fine N Scale48 foot wellGunderson Husky StackSingle Cars. Sold as cast resin kit
Fine N Scale48 foot wellGunderson Maxi-Stack III5 Unit articulated car. Sold as a cast resin kit
Interail40 foot well Trall Low Pack 2000Thrall Low Pack 2000Articulated Cars, and cars with generators for refrigerated containers. Sold as a cast metal and etched brass kitThe molds for this kit now belong to Deluxe Innovations.
Kato53 foot well Gunderson Maxi Stack IVGunderson Maxi Stack IV3 Unit Articulated Cars, cast metal construction. Cars sold with 6 53 foot containersThis is a later version of the car than the Deluxe Innovations model
Kato40 foot well Gunderson Maxi Stack IGunderson Maxi Stack I5 Unit Articulated Cars, cast metal construction. Cars sold with 10 40 foot containers
MDC/RoundHouse48 foot well Husky StackGunderson Husky StackSingle Cars
N-Scale Kits48 foot wellGunderson Husky StackSingle Cars. Sold as cast metal kitThis is a former AC Models kit.
N-Scale Kits48 foot wellGunderson Maxi-Stack III5 Unit articulated car. Sold as a cast metal kit kitThis is a former AC Models kit.
N-Scale Kits40 foot wellRebuilt Gunderson Maxi-Stack III5 Unit articulated car. Sold as a cast metal kit kitRepresents a car rebuilt by TTX from a 48 foot well Gunderson Maxi-Stack III. This is a former AC Models kit.
N-Scale Kits48 foot wellNational Steel Car All Purpose Well Car3 Unit articulated car. Sold as a cast metal kitThis is a former AC Models kit.
N Scale of Nevada48 foot well Gunderson Maxi-Stack IIIGunderson Maxi-Stack III5 Unit articulated car. cast metal and etched brass kit.Click here to see the A end of Charles Biel assembled kit as BNSF 240638
N Scale of Nevada48 foot well Gunderson Husky StackGunderson Husky StackSingle Cars. cast metal and etched brass kit. these were sold in 3 packs
Walthers48 foot well Trall Stand Alone Well CarsTrallAvailable as Single Cars, Cars, and multi unit Drawbar connected sets (supplied with couplers, but numbered as one car)
Walthers48 foot well Trall Low Pack IITrall5 unit Articulated Cars capable of holding 1 48' container in each well
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Detail Parts

Blair LineGraffiti decals suitable for use on railcars
Gold Metal ModelsEtched brass walkways for double stack cars made by ConCor, Roundhouse, and Walthers. These are also used with some of the Fine-N-Scale double stack cars.
MicroScaleMany decal sets for railroad and privately owned railcars, also graffiti decals suitable for use on railcars
N Scale of NevadaArticulated joint improvements for the Fuel Foilerspine cars made by ConCor
N Scale of NevadaArticulated joint modification for Interail's Thrall Lo Pack 2000 double stackcars.
Oddballs DecalsMany decal sets for railroad and privately owned railcars
SGS DecalsGraffiti decals suitable for use on railcars

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