Walthers Cornerstone HO Scale: Black Gold Asphalt Hot Mix Plant - Kit
The Walthers Cornerstone Black Gold Asphalt Hot Mix Plant will be at the receiving end of many construction projects on your layout. Requiring a steady supply of raw materials in bulk (a good paving crew can lay up to 3,000 tons of asphalt in a single shift), your hot mix plant will provide plenty of car-loadings on your modern HO Scale railroad.
Much of the sand and gravel arrives in hoppers. These distinctive cars carry money-saving loads of up to 100 tons. The aggregate is dumped into nearby storage piles for convenient movement to mixing bins with a wheel loader. Bitumen, the heavy oil byproduct used to bind rock and gravel on road surfaces, is shipped in insulated tank cars to keep it in a fluid state while in transit and during unloading. The furnace of the hot mix plant keeps bitumen at the proper temperature for mixing with aggregate. Dump trucks deliver the hot mix to specialized pavers at area construction sites where they apply the asphalt mixture at a uniform depth, width, slope and temperature, ready for surfacing and sealing by compactors.
This highly detailed kit is complete with oil tanks, two conveyors, a three-bay mixing bin with conveyor, furnace with ductwork, rotary mixing kiln, piping, double loading silos and colorful decal signs. Features:
- Great addition to 1970s and later railroads
- Use as a destination for aggregate hoppers and tank cars
- Rotary mixing kiln
- Double loading towers
- Three-bay mixing bin with conveyors
- Oil tanks, furnace and piping
- Colorful decals
- Easy-to-build plastic kit
- Molded in appropriate colors
Kit measurements: 9-3/4 x 14-1/8 x 10-1/2" 24.3 x 35.3 x 26.2cm