Rusted old grain elevator in a rural scene with stock yard.

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This is my scratch built grain elevator. I began by sketching my own design on paper. I need it to fit in a small area in the background. Two sides of it can not be seen from the aisle of the layout, and therefore have no windows and doors. The other sides have windows and doors from my scrap box. I ussd Evergreen plastic siding. The Co-Op decals were from a Walthers kit.

Below are pictures on the work table before and after weathering with Aim weathering powders.

I also scrtchbuilt a shed which is to the right of the grain elevator in the next picture.

Below are several more photos so you can see how it fits into my rural scene. There is a stock yard in the scene. The stock yard was made from two Walthers kits, a Suydam metal office building, a Campbell shed, and other items. .

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I have made corrugated sheet by rubbing heavy duty aluminum foil on an old computer ribbon cable. It works great but is a little tricky to work with.



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Nice building Gary but don't you think it needs a few spotted grain cars. Back when I worked the Chatham switcher our train was made up of mostly grain cars. Each town on the route had very similar structures as pictured in your photos. They all had some kind of rope pulley system to spotting the cars after we left. We did spot a few box cars filled with grain sacks I guess to be sold separately. I love the cow pens. One other thing I remember is there were a lot of ducks not flying south in the winter but feeding on the spelled grain in the unloading from beneath the cars.
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