Need help in configuring nginx container as load balancer to other 2 nginx web server containers on same host

Issue type : Unable to use nginx container as load balancer.

OS Version/build : Windows 10 Enterprise Operating System

App version : Docker Version
Client : 17.06.2-ce
Server: 17.06.2-ce

Steps to reproduce
1.Pulled nginx image
2. Created 2 containers using nginx image as web server
docker run --name nx1 -p 8080:80 -v C:\Users\rama\Docker\NGINX\HTML1:/usr/share/nginx/html nginx
docker run --name nx2 -p 8082:80 -v C:\Users\rama\Docker\NGINX\HTML2:/usr/share/nginx/html nginx
3. Verified both are working as expected by accessing localhost:8080 and localhost:8082 from browser
4. Created nginx.conf under C:\Users\rama\Docker\NGINX\HTML3\ to make the 3rd container as load balancer
Content of nginx.conf are given below
#user nginx;
#worker_processes 1;

#error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log warn;
#pid /var/run/;

http {
upstream myapp1 {

server {
	listen 8083;
	location / {
		proxy_pass http://myapp1;


events {
worker_connections 1024;

#http {

include /etc/nginx/mime.types;

default_type application/octet-stream;

log_format main '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] “$request” ’

'$status $body_bytes_sent “$http_referer” ’

‘"$http_user_agent" “$http_x_forwarded_for”’;

access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log main;

sendfile on;

#tcp_nopush on;

keepalive_timeout 65;

#gzip on;

include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;


  1. Executed following command to make the 3rd nginx container as load balancer however it is not working
    docker run --name nx3 -p 8083:80 -v C:\Users\rama\Docker\NGINX\HTML3\nginx.conf:/etc/nginx/nginx.conf nginx

When I “localhost:8083” URL from Google Chrome or fire fox following URL and I am getting
"This page isn’t working didn’t send any data.

I am trying to run 3 containers of nginx. 2 containers as web server and 1 as load balancer. Can anybody tell me what configuration is wrong here?