Walthers Cornerstone 933-3704 Rex X Cement HO

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9 x 7 x 11" 22.5 x 17.5 x 27.5cm
Walthers Part # 933-3704
HO scale

There's a good chance the materials used to construct the building where your layout is housed were shipped by rail - especially if you're working in a basement or other structure with concrete floors and walls. 
Powdered cement is one of the basic ingredients in concrete and has been around for decades. Today, its a mix of alumina, silica, lime, iron oxide and magnesia that's baked at high temperatures until a solid mass forms. When cool, the material is pulverized into powder, creating cement. To keep up with the demand and reduce costs, bulk shipments are typically moved by train in purpose-built covered hoppers. Specialized semi rigs handle smaller, local shipments. 
Once the new spur is in place, Red X Cement will be one of the most important customers along your HO Scale railroad. Several carloads of cement will be shipped daily, which means plenty of through traffic and switching work for yard or wayfreight crews, though many plants have their own small locos to handle these chores. Shipments of bulk cement can be moved in Walthers 37' Trinity Cement Hoppers (932-5400 series). 
Red X Cement's tall profile makes it stand out from other buildings on your layout, adding maximum detail in a minimum of space. Loads of add-on details in plastic, metal and resin are included for the highly visible roof, including; piping, dust collectors, elevator shaft housing, control room, head house and more. 
The plant makes a super stand-alone industry, or use it to model loads in/empties out traffic with the Blue Star Ready Mix (933-3086) concrete batch plant on your layout. Using this building as a cement storage facility, you can convert other large industrial buildings like the Stamping Plant (933-3075), Tire Plant (933-3078), or Auto Assembly Plant (933-3079) into concrete products plants, where molded products ranging from railroad ties and lawn ornaments to giant sewer pipes are made.