Container wagon

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I picked this up cheap second-hand a bit ago and I was only just now wondering if I could actually use it. I've never seen one before - did it ever actually run in Britain, or was it American or European or something? (There's some German writing on the underframe) Is there any way I could use it? And where could I find some more?

Help much appreciated :)

EDIT: It's come out flipped for some reason <(
 

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Looks similar to a Lima one I've seen. Some of the older stuff might have 'artistic licence', but that looks as if it could have been a ferry wagon.
 

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Ferrywagons were (and still are) pretty common in the UK. The wagon does look a little unprototypical but as somebody said older models had plenty of 'artisitc license' Unless you are an 'EM' person it should be ok on you OO layout IMO
 

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It reminds me of the two-axle flatbed wagons that are used to carry containerised coal from ports, although in this case obviously it's a closed container. The livery is appropriate for 1970s-1980s BR, so I'd say that it wouldn't look particularly out of place or unprototypical on a modern image layout.
 
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