Atlas HO 40' Standard-Height Container

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 true intermodal era began in the 1980s with the expanding world economy, Panama Canal ship size restrictions, intermodal railway car (wagon) designs and the setting of ISO standards for international shipping containers.

Steel became the norm and two heights of 40-foot containers eventually became standard worldwide; the standard-height (8' 6") and the high-cube (9' 6").

In addition to ISO size standardization, assembly-line manufacturing standardization brought the steel container from various aluminum and steel designs to a more similar design. In the late 1970s squared corrugations with double logo panels were common new-builds. The next step, occurring during the early 80s changed the squared corrugations to a beveled design. Finally, in the late 80s, the logo panels were no longer seen on new-builds and the all-corrugated side container emerged as most production was shifted to China.

Today's commonly seen steel all-corrugated ISO containers still have some variations, primarily the doors. The new Atlas model will be a standard-height 40'er 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.

There are two major sizes of ISO 40-foot freight containers;
high-cube and standard-height. The standard height container, with
an outside height of 8'6", is the more commonly seen worldwide of the two. The ISO has assigned the following size-type codes to this style of container: 4300, 4310, 42G0, 42G1.

Features:

  • First HO 40-foot model to feature production rail guides
  • First HO 40-foot standard-height model to feature roof corner pads
  • First 1-(1-1) or “Maersk” style door model in any scale
  • First 1-1 door style in HO scale
  • First LTR style handles
  • Separately applied door rods and handles
  • Optional separate vents
  • Prototypically accurate “beveled” all corrugated sides
  • Each set comes as a 3-pack

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Item# Road Name
April 2018
Standard MSRP: $44.95 Undec msrp: $39.95
HO 40' Standard Height Container 3-Pack
20 000 816 Undecorated 1-(1-1) OUT Doors  
20 000 817 Undecorated 1-1 LTR Doors
20 001 303 Undecorated 1-1 OTI Doors 
20 005 031 Undecorated 0-3-0 OUT Doors
New Paint Schemes!
20 005 032 Evergreen (EGHU) Set #1
20 005 033 Evergreen (EGHU) Set #2
20 005 034 K-Line.com Set #1
20 005 035 K-Line.com Set #2
20 005 036 Maersk (MRKU) Set #1
20 005 037 Maersk (MRKU) Set #2
20 005 038 Maersk Line (MRKU) Set #1
20 005 039 Maersk Line (MRKU) Set #2
New Model!
20 005 040 ZIM Set #1
20 005 041 ZIM Set #2
May 2011
MSRP: $32.95 Undec: $26.95
HO 40' Standard-Height Container 3-Pack - New Paint Schemes
20 001 303 Undecorated 'Evergreen' Style
20 001 304 Evergreen (EMCU) Set #1 (Green/White)
20 001 305 Evergreen (EMCU) Set #2 (Green/White)
20 001 306 Evergreen (EISU) Set #1 (Green/White)
20 001 307 Evergreen (EISU) Set #2 (Green/White)
20 001 308 Uniglory Set #1 (Orange/White)
20 001 309 Uniglory Set #2 (Orange/White)
20 001 310 Genstar Set #1 (Orange-red/White)
20 001 311 Genstar Set #2 (Orange-red/White)
20 001 312 Wan Hai Set #1 (Blue/Red/White)
20 001 313 Wan Hai Set #2 (Blue/Red/White)
June 2010
MSRP: $29.95 Undec: $24.95
HO 40' Standard-Height Container 3-Pack - New Paint Schemes
20 000 816 Undecorated 1-(1-1) OUT Doors
20 000 817 Undecorated 1-1 LTR Doors
20 000 951 Gold Container Set #1 (Brown/Gold/White)
20 000 952 Gold Container Set #2 (Brown/Gold/White)
20 000 953 K-Line (Horizontal Front ID) Set #1 (Red/White)
20 000 954 K-Line (Horizontal Front ID) Set #2 (Red/White)
20 000 955 "Maersk Line II" (MRKU) Set #1 (Gray/Blue/White)
20 000 956 "Maersk Line II" (MRKU) Set #2 (Gray/Blue/White)
20 000 957 Maersk Sealand Set #1 (Gray/Blue/White)
20 000 958 Maersk Sealand Set #2 (Gray/Blue/White)
20 000 959 Hanjin (SLSU) Set #1 (Blue/White)
20 000 960 Hanjin (SLSU) Set #2 (Blue/White)
November 2009
MSRP: $29.95 Undec: $24.95
HO 40' Standard-Height Container 3-Pack - New Model!
20 000 816 Undecorated 1-(1-1) Out Doors
20 000 817 Undecorated 1-1 LTR Doors
20 000 807 "Maersk I" (MAEU) Set #1 (Gray/Blue/White)‡
20 000 808 "Maersk I" (MAEU) Set #2 (Gray/Blue/White)‡
20 000 809 Safmarine (MSKU) Set #1 (Blue/Red/White)‡
20 000 810 Safmarine (MSKU) Set #2 (Blue/Red/White)‡
20 000 811 Hanjin "www" (HJCU) Set #1 (Blue/White)†
20 000 812 Hanjin "www" (HJCU) Set #2(Blue/White)†
20 000 813 DSR-Senator (SPKU) Set #1 (Blue/White)†
20 000 814 DSR-Senator (SPKU) Set #2(Blue/White)†
‡1-(1-1) out door †1-1 LTR door