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Old 13th November 2007, 01:00   #1
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I'm working on my small town, Here is railway avenue with the Elevator line so far. I've taken Walthers Cornerstone series Farmers Co-op elevators and Valley Growers Assoc. Elevators and Canadianized them. I'm hoping to add another elevator, fertilizer/Farm Supply sheds, Anhydrous tanks etc.

My Goal is to have a Pool, Cargill, and an United Grain Growers elevators.

. I will add more foam bases and a water tower and station across the tracks on a seperate mainline. I will add pics as it comes together.

(Sorry for the Bad pic, low light in the room.

Whats it's like now:


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Old 13th November 2007, 06:10   #2
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Here are some more pics of the Pool at the end of the base. I have a grain dryer incoming for it too.


Here is a pic of the Elevator with the Crib Annex built but missing its roof.



Here is a view from the tracks behind the freight shed


And the whole facility from the front.
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Old 18th November 2007, 21:22   #3
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Hey that's nice, haven't seen the grain elevator in that livery before
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Old 19th November 2007, 14:34   #4
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Very very nice indeed, Kitbashing is the first step to scratch building

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Old 25th November 2007, 05:21   #5
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There was an article within the last few months in The Beaver (Canadian history magazine) about a town on the praries (where exactly escapes me at the moment) that has restored a number of elevators that were built at different times for different companies. It sounds almost like what you are building.

You might be able to look at it at a library.
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Old 25th November 2007, 07:24   #6
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There was an article within the last few months in The Beaver (Canadian history magazine) about a town on the praries (where exactly escapes me at the moment) that has restored a number of elevators that were built at different times for different companies. It sounds almost like what you are building.

You might be able to look at it at a library.
Inglis Manitoba, Restored 5, National Historic Site,was there this summer. If anyone likes pics for modeling elevators let me know, I have a couple thousand from different towns/company's.
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Old 26th December 2007, 22:33   #7
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Okay, the next thing I did was build and weather the Cargill Freight Shed;


Then I planted some trees between the Pool and Cargill Shed;


Next up, I Twinned the Cargill Elevator, I've got some fine detailing to do but I think it looks good;
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Old 26th December 2007, 23:03   #8
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Next up was the Cargill office, This I kit bashed, so instead of a freestanding building, it's attached to the scalehouse.






Now what the row looks like so far;

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Old 27th December 2007, 09:40   #9
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Good looking weathering job there indeed.
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Old 30th December 2007, 23:51   #10
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Hi there
love the weathered job can you post bigger pictures so I can see fine details and how did you get the galvanized iron look!
well all the best and by for now
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