A grain elevator and flour mill was often the most prominent
structure alongside a railroad track. Basically a grain elevator is a very tall tower which
contains a bucket elevator (or pneumatic conveyor), which is designed to scoop the grain up from a
lower level and then deposit it in a silo (or another storage facility).
Today grain elevators are constructed in concrete and steel, but
in days gone by they were constructed from timber so were vulnerable to fire. Bucket elevators lift
the grain where it falls though conveyors or spouts into silos, tanks or bins. The grain gets
weighed and blended ready for transportation to wholesalers or grain exporters via railroad, road,
or in some cases on a barge. In real life the height of grain elevators varied from 80 feet to 130
Grain elevator model B428 looks just like the real thing and has
even been pre-weathered to make it look like it has been exposed to lots of sunshine and rain over
the years. The sign painted on the side of the tower is even fading away after years of exposure to
the conditions. This model is incredibily realistic and looks like a miniature version of the kind
of structure you would see on a farm alongside a real railroad.
Each of these model buildings is delivered to you thanks
to the internet as an instant download. Being a PDF file makes the file easy to save to your
computer ready for you to print out a copy whenever you want. There is no problem printing multiple
copies as long as the prints are for you personally, and are not sold, traded, swapped, or
given away to anyone else.
Constructing the kits is easy and a huge amount of fun. You print
out the model on paper, glue it to the cardboard on a cereal packet, cut it out and glue it
together. The drawings will guide you through the process.
Order now, and take advantage of the special multi pack offer above where you
get 5 model buildings at a discounted price: a barn grain silo, a factory warehouse, a tractor
shed and smokehouse, a barn and outhouse, and not forgetting the tall grain