Walthers Cornerstone HO Scale Corn Storage Silos & Elevators
Ethanol is big business--especially for railroads. Long trains of identical
tank cars and huge strings of covered hoppers moving grain and ethanol
byproducts have become an important part of the railroad landscape. Since
the late 1980s and early 1990s, ethanol has more than DOUBLED the traffic
hauled by some railroads!
* 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.