Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Walthers announces the release of its new HO Scale
Cornerstone Series® United Petroleum Refining kit. This easy-to-build oil
refinery model is scheduled for delivery in February, 2001.
From tank car loads of jet fuel to the diesel fuel used by locomotives,
refined oil products are a huge source of railroad traffic. Heating oil,
lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas, and even the plastic parts in Walthers
Cornerstone Series® kits, all begin with oil.
The refinery is at the heart of the process which breaks crude oil down into
usable products. In a refinery, crude oil is heated in a tall fractionating
tower until it separates into its component "fractions". Light compounds,
such as propane and other gases, rise to the top of the tower. Naptha and
kerosene remain above the heavier liquids, like asphalt, which sink to the
bottom. The separated compounds are drawn off and stored in nearby tanks for
sale or further processing and shipment by rail or truck.
The new Walthers HO Scale United Petroleum Refining kit is sure to be the
centerpiece of any oil industry scene. With its tall fractionating tower,
furnace stack and a maze of piping, it captures the busy look of a real
refinery in a space that fits most layouts. What's more, United Petroleum
Refining is a Walthers Cornerstone Series® Deluxe Kit. This detailed model
incorporates new features that you won't find on any other plastic HO Scale
refinery kit. Thin profile walkways, caged ladders and plenty of piping add
to the busy look of the kit and etched brass handrails give it a fine scale
With some minor modifications, the refinery kit can also be used as a
processing plant at other industries. Paper mills, raw plastics
manufacturers and chemical plants use similar looking refineries at their
Walthers Cornerstone Series® United Petroleum Refining, 933-3705 $59.98,
includes a main fractionating tower, furnace, piping group, heat exchangers
and vacuum still. Thin-profile platforms, caged ladders, brass handrails and
realistic decals round out the detailing of this easy-to-build kit. The
finished kit measures: 13-1/2 x 8-1/4 x 15" 34.3 x 21 x 38.1cm.
Cornerstone Series® United Petroleum Refining is available only from
Walthers dealers. For more product information, or to locate a dealer, visit
Walthers on the Internet at www.walthers.com. Contact Walthers at
414-527-0770 or write Walthers, PO Box 3039, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3039.
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