Hopper Car Loading / Unloading Shed
The loading shed has gone through a major redesign. The truck door has been relocated to the side of the building. This allows a dock to be installed both inside and outside of the door. The door is operational so it can be opened and closed. This now allows the train doors to be opened and closed also. The train doors can be built to accommodate track height. This O Scale service shed is designed to be placed over a track to let a hopper cars or box cars load / unload product. The opening for the rail car is a pass through so the building can be placed anywhere on a siding. The front includes an office door. This building will look good as a standalone structure or as an ancillary building in an ethanol or grain complex. WRT an ethanol complex this structure can serve as a Dried Distiller Grains (DDG/DDGS) storage and loading shed. DDG is the solid material left over from the fermentation process to produce alcohol from corn. It is usually sold to feed lots for cattle. DDG is loaded on to trucks for those lots close by and onto hoppers for long range transportation by rail. Approximate foot print for the building 11 inches (W) x 12 inches (L) x 6.50 inches (H) on the high side. Standard color for the building is a light gray with dark gray doors and window however other options are light gray, white and black.