Derived from crude oil, plastics are first formed into tiny pellets which become the raw materials for everything from soda bottles to model railroad equipment. Lightweight and easily handled by pneumatic systems, the pellets are shipped in bulk by train and stored on-site in vertical storage tanks. Large air compressors power these facilities, which feature a number of delivery pipes and control valves.
And now, modeling one of these modern industries is a snap with this all-new kit! When assembled, its great by itself at trackside as a truck reload point for local deliveries. Or combine it with other big industrial buildings to create a custom plastics plant anywhere along your line. (You can also use it model other types of pneumatic storage/delivery systems like those found at commercial bakeries, flour mills, chemical or fertilizer plants and many, many other industries.) The kit includes four storage silos, unloading piping for two hopper cars, walkways and railings, a compressor shed, piping and decal signs. Plus, molded-in cut lines are provided to make kitbashing fast and easy.
- 50 x 10 x 21cm (20 x 4 x 8-1/4")