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modeling the candy industry
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:52:40 PM »
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hello anyone modeling the candy industry? I'm in the planning of adding a candy factory using the Walther's George Roberts building with a couple of pre-fab add ons, and some silos, inbound cars of sugar mostly in airslides and the short 2 bay acf covered hoppers

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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 01:08:13 PM »
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Don't forget to add tanks for corn syrup.  Most modern candy uses plenty of corn syrup, so you will need tank cars for that too.

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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 01:09:11 PM »
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It's on my list!

We live about 7 blocks down the street from the former PayDay factory. It's now a Duncan-Hines cake mix factory. Just change the sugar cars to flour cars and you pretty much have what's there now.

Good shot of the "business end" of the operation: http://condrenrails.com/JDI/Paducah/IMG_6101.jpg.
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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 09:23:36 AM »
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I can't resist this...:
Try not to use "live loads", or you will have an ant problem.  :P
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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 10:21:46 AM »
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Tank car of liquid chocolate, box cars for loads of coconut, containers for shipping the candy, etc.  Also cars to haul liquid or solid flavorings.

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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 08:46:56 PM »
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Don't forget this highly specialized car:

http://www.amazon.com/Walthers-Airslide-Hopper-Brachs-WA-932-60950/dp/B00DB8MFII


Hmm... don't forget the
termites for toppings...


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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 09:25:58 PM »
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thanks for the tips funny you mentioned the brachs airslide I just purchased one from ebay

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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2014, 02:25:55 PM »
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For outbound loads in the steam and transition eras it would be appropriate to use (dry) ice bunker refrigerator cars.  Candy was a common westbound load for SFRD and (to a lesser extent) PFE reefers.
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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 11:16:32 PM »
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Hershey has a big rail presence in the eponymous town.

Rail service to the big factory in town has ended, but the plant west of town (on the NS Harrisburg line) still sees service.

From what I remember, they got lots of cars of cocoa beans. These came bagged in 50' boxcars from various ports. There were also a ton of BNSF hoppers hanging around too.

Then there's corn syrup, sugar and some sort of "paste" (I think it was peanut paste for Reese's Cups).

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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2014, 06:29:51 PM »
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I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: modeling the candy industry
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2014, 10:49:28 PM »
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While at a train show today, I snapped some photos of the Reading Tech Model RR's rendition of the Hershey plant.