Plastic and Wood O Scale Trackside Structures
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This is a new prototype design for a customer with limited space. Cement kilns are used for the pyroprocessing stage of manufacture of Portland and other types of hydraulic cement, in which calcium carbonate reacts with silica-bearing minerals to form a mixture of calcium silicates. Over a billion tonnes of cement are made per year, and cement kilns are the heart of this production process: their capacity usually define the capacity of the cement plant.
Most Portland cement is made in a rotary kiln. Basically, this is a long cylinder rotating about its axis once every minute or two. The axis is inclined at a slight angle, the end with the burner being lower.The rotation causes the raw meal to gradually pass along from where it enters at the cool end, to the hot end where it eventually drops out and cools.
At the input end blended raw material enters the kiln via the pre-heater tower. Here, hot gases from the kiln, are used to heat the raw meal. An industrial smoke stack burns and gets rid of unwanted byproducts. At the far end of the kiln is the cooled Clinker house where the finished product is released from the kiln. the product is then transferred to a storage facility where it can be loaded onto hopper cars or tractor trailer trucks to shipment to the various cement plants.
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Fuel Pumps can be added to the Maintenance Platform to add some action to the railroad track-side structure! The fuel pump consists of rounded pump tank, a rectangular pump electrical housing and a hose assembly that swivels. The pump measure approximately 3/4 inch (W) x 1 3/4 inch (L) x 2 3/4 inch (H). The standard color is dull nickel. Other colors are available - just ask! The O Scale pump has been redesigned. There is now an electrical conduit box on the backside of the pump electrical housing. The pump swivel has been redesigned to rotate at two points.
The superstructure of the maintenance platform has been redesigned to look less bulky and the stairway moved to the side to save space. This platform sits higher than a standard loading dock to allow maintenance personnel to work on the upper levels of the train. The platform is approximately 3 inches wide by 9 inches long and 2 3/4 inches high, . All platforms come standard with a guard rail. Platforms can also be assembled with the stairway on the end so rolling stock on two parallel tracks can be serviced. Guard rails would extend along both sides of the platform with two gates on each side for access to two parallel tracks. Just contact us with your specifications! Add the fuel pumps to give the feel of a real service platform!
We are pleased to offer this hopper loading facility with a versatile design that enables it to be used to load hopper cars with liquid materials when track is set beneath the loading platform or used as a distribution center to load tractor trailers with fuel. In additional an optional 'conveyor system' can be used to turn the loading facility into an aggregate mixing center to load aggregate materials such as cement onto hopper cars or cement trucks. There are three 2.5” vertical tanks on the upper deck with independent gate valves that can provide a mixture of materials to the central mixing tank located on the second level deck. When the optional conveyor system is employed an aggregate such as sand or concrete mix can be brought up to the mixing tank for mixing with the supplied liquids and subsequent loading into the hopper or truck. The three upper level tanks have manway covers for inspection and cleaning plus piping down the backside for loading of liquid into the individual tanks. There is a mid-level deck for service personnel to work on plus stairs for access to all three decks. Overall dimensions for the Hopper Loading Facility are approximately 10 ½ (L) x 9 ½ (W) x 14 ½ (H) inches. The conveyor system sits 4 inches from the base of the superstructure.
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A new addition to out product line this conveyor will fit in with any industrial scene that uses such structures such as paper mills, quarries, mining sites, etc.
The standard length is 25 inches but any length can be specified.
A new design - The inspection platform now has a new two tier stairway structure. This platform can be located in any yard or industrial area where inspection or loading of a hopper car or tank car is required. The inspection platform can be lowered onto the car or raised out of the way. Piping can be designed in to make the inspection rack a loading rack.