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Walthers Cornerstone Series Black Gold Asphalt (Hot Mix Plant)



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Cornerstone Series®
HO Scale

Black Gold Asphalt (Hot Mix Plant)



Asphalt!



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 where fine aggregates 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.

  • Highly detailed kit
  • Oil tanks
  • Two conveyors
  • Three-bay mixing bin with conveyor
  • Furnace with ductwork
  • Rotary mixing kiln
  • Piping
  • Double loading silos
  • Colorful decal signs
  • 9-3/4" x 14-1/8" x 10-1/2" (24.3cm x 35.3cm x 26.2cm)

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