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. The kit has also been designed to accept a Seuthe smoke generator (667-117, sold separately) that adds animation to your finished model. As shown, Black Gold Asphalt Hot Mix Plant measures 9-3/4 x 14-1/8 x 10-1/2" 24.3 x 35.3 x 26.2cm. Use Black Gold to supply asphalt to paving projects at or near Cornerstone industrial buildings.
- 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