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cjp53

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Grain elevator silos.
« on: March 19, 2020, 02:24:39 PM »
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I’m building the American Model builders #621 and want to add grain silos,anyone know what the average height is on the taller ones?
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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 02:31:06 PM »
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Don't know why the picture is sideways sorry. :facepalm:

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 02:43:27 PM »
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Looks like a good start.
As for the pictures, it is likely that you took the photo with a smart phone in the portrait mode (they way most people hold their phone - vertically).  Without getting into details, the forum (and most Windows-based PCs) do not deal with those photos well, displaying them sideways.  If you did a Google search for this problem, you will find an explanation.

A sure way to get all your photos to have correct orientation here is to always take them in a landscape mode (phone horizontal, but not upside down horizontal). I believe the camera lens has to be in the upper left (when holding the phone with the screen facing you, just as if you were taking a photo).

If the item you photographing does not fit the photo in landscape mode, just move your camera back until it does. But the landscape format is the key.
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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 02:45:30 PM »
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Are you talking about the tall concrete silos? The prototype I'm modeling is about 120' or so. I'm kitbashing from the Walthers kit, its silos are 85'.

That said, concrete silos are unlikely to be used in conjunction with a wooden elevator like this. The whole purpose of concrete silos was fire suppression, as grain dust is explosive, and the elevator structure would also be concrete. Anybody building a concrete facility would have likely torn down the wooden structure, for fire safety, and the not trivial issue of the elevator machinery itself not reaching the silos.

For an existing wooden elevator, I think your best bet for expansion would be the popular corrugated grain bins in larger sizes. They're available from a handful of model companies.
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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 02:52:03 PM »
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Yes the concrete ones.corrugated would be the ones then for this wooden type.Thank you for that information.I tried some research but did not see those.I'll try again.As far as the side way picture,yes it was from my new iPhone 11 not use to using it yet,Thanks.

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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 02:53:24 PM »
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For an existing wooden elevator, I think your best bet for expansion would be the popular corrugated grain bins in larger sizes. They're available from a handful of model companies.


You made me think of this - still stands in Colby, KS.



I would expect though that the corrugated sheets were added before the bins.

Colby is also home to a couple people who are really afraid of tornadoes.  :D



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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 02:56:27 PM »
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Thank you for that picture,that's perfect.

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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 03:07:54 PM »
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FWIW, I’m using a different  AMB elevator with some Rix corrugated bins. Looking at the picture, I might go with taller bins.

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Maybe once I install the distribution piping, the bins will look a little less “short”.

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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 03:12:17 PM »
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Very nice work,I think they look great,now you have me wondering if I should include both sizes?lol

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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 09:29:38 PM »
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Depending on what look you're going for, I've had success with using Rix HO scale bins to model larger corrugated metal bins in n-scale. For some reason the larger Rix n-scale bins still looked to small and narrow for me.

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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2020, 02:40:04 AM »
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You might also want to look at Iowa Scaled Engineering.  I don't have any of their stuff, but some of the bins do look interesting.

https://www.iascaled.com/store/
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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2020, 08:03:17 AM »
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You might also want to look at Iowa Scaled Engineering.  I don't have any of their stuff, but some of the bins do look interesting.

https://www.iascaled.com/store/

Really high quality stuff.
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2020, 08:19:28 AM »
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Thanks for the website,nice products.

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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2020, 08:27:15 AM »
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You might also want to look at Iowa Scaled Engineering.  I don't have any of their stuff, but some of the bins do look interesting.

https://www.iascaled.com/store/

I have three. They are well done and look great. It was my understanding that @Mark W was working on a line of add-ons such as vents, access hatches and blowers in both N and HO.
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Re: Grain elevator silos.
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2020, 12:10:25 AM »
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I have the bins I need, but the details would be very handy.  I'll keep my eys open for them.  Thank you!
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