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 new hot mix plant will provide plenty of car-loadings on your modern HO Scale railroad.
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.
Much of the sand and gravel arrives in 3-bay hoppers, though some roads use Ortner Aggregate Hoppers. These distinctive cars carry money-saving loads of 100 tons and are fitted with special rapid discharge, bottom unloading doors. Walthers cars are available in singles (932-7050 Series) and three-packs (932-37051 Series), which feature four different car numbers for each roadname. The material can be moved at the plant with the Wheel Loader (933-3141). Bituminous is shipped in insulated tank cars to keep it in a fluid state while in transit and during unloading.
Loads-in/empties-out operations can be modeled with the Deluxe Glacier Gravel (933-3703) kit, which simulates the rock crusher/washer found at quarries. Rock can be moved here with the Heavy-Duty Wheel Loader (933-3162) and Terex Dump Truck (933-3162).