Walthers - Black Gold Asphalt Hot Mix Plant -- Kit - 9-3/4 x 14-1/8 x 10-1/2" 24.3 x 35.3 x 26.2cm - HO

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Walthers Black Gold Asphalt Hot Mix Plant -- Kit - 9-3/4 x 14-1/8 x 10-1/2"  24.3 x 35.3 x 26.2cm
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    9-3/4 x 14-1/8 x 10-1/2" 24.3 x 35.3 x 26.2cm

    By the late 1990s, some 93% - about 3-1/2 million miles - of American highways were built with asphalt. The paving work starts at hot mix plants, like Black Gold, where fine aggregates (sand or gravel) are mixed with a binder made from bituminous, an oil by-product. This mixture is heated to 250 to 375 Fahrenheit; too hot and structurally weakening carbon particles form, too cold and it won't compact correctly. (This is why road repairs/building are done in warmer weather, when temperatures remain stable for long periods.) Dump trucks deliver the hot mix to specialized pavers that apply the asphalt mixture at a uniform depth, width, slope and temperature, ready for surfacing and sealing by compactors.
     
    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).

    NOTE: Unless specifically indicated above, structure kits and built-ups do not include any pictured figures, vehicles, scenery, track, or trains. These are included in manufacturer provided images to demonstrate how the product may be used on your layout.
    Additional Product Information
    • Manufacturer/Brand: Walthers
    • Mfg Part #: 3085
    • Scale: HO What's this?
    • Choking Hazard - May contain small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
    • Model railroad items are not intended for unsupervised children under 14 years of age.
    • UPC: 616374011070