Yeah, well, they aren't so they don't. At least not Athearn's and
Walther's (I don't own any IM's).
Any of them will more or less fit into any of the well cars I have.
How well they fit seems to depend more on the particular car/container
combination than brand combination.
However, the locating pins and receptacles apparently aren't exactly
the same, so in general containers of the same brand almost always stack
better than a mixed set.
That said, it hasn't been enough of a consideration for me to buy or
not buy either brand. Almost bought some IM's, too, without even
thinking if that would be a problem.
yep...and if you have any of the old Con Cor containers (they used to
sell them in 3 packs), they're not the same dimensions, so they won't
fit, for example, on a flat that has container shoes spaced to fit an
Athearn or Walthers container snugly.
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