Hopper Car Loading / Unloading Shed
This O Scale 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. A corrugated panel attached to the top of the rail car opening gives an impression of a rolled up door. The same effect is used for the tractor-trailer opening. On one side of the building is an office door and a window. 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.