Cornerstone North American Ethanol series kits, freight cars and PROTO 2000(R) locomotives make it easy to add this rail-dependent industry to your model railroad.
Ethanol traffic touches almost every corner of the North American rail network--from the vast cornfields and wheat fields of the midwest to busy petroleum terminals in large cities. It should touch your post-1980s model railroad too!
* Concrete Double Silo * Grain Elevator Leg & Conveyor * Use with North American Ethanol & Modern Grain Series Kits * Perfect for Post-1970s Layouts
Corn is the main source of the starch that's converted into ethanol, and production facilities consume many carloads per day. Many ethanol plants keep about a 10-day corn supply on hand, all of which is stored in on-site concrete silos. A conveyor leg moves the corn from the unloading shed to the silos and a smaller conveyor sends it from storage to the processing center.
On your layout, the Corn Storage Silos & Elevators kit brings a landmark to your North American Ethanol complex. All plants need corn storage silos, and large plants may need several. The kit includes the large double silo, rooftop handrails, the inbound elevator leg and the small elevator and conveyor bridge that moves corn to the processing center.
While designed as a vital addition to an ethanol plant, with the addition of your own hopper car loading chutes (available separately), the tall concrete silos and elevators in this kit can also be used as a stand-alone trackside grain elevator or as a modern addition to a larger grain handling facility.
See the entire North American Ethanol series