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The former geologist in me found that very interesting, Rico. I'm also very impressed they stood it back up and it's still in use. And they did it without hydraulics, just horses, steam and screw power.
Thanks for sharing thatOne of the more ambitious projects that I've seen .
Here's another proto photo https://www.cargill.com/history-story/en/NEW-GRAIN-ELEVATOR.jsp
RicoThis may interest some, it’s an elevator not too far from here built on swampy land...
Thanks Ken. I had the wife stop at the hardware store as our Fleet Farm is not restocking rattle cans. Before reading this post purchased the Khaki camo. Will try it tomorrow .Tom - I always love seeing a layout with huge industrial structures on it! I lived in southeast Michigan the first 13 years of my life and developed a lifelong passion for steel mills and the lakeboats that served them. My dream was to model an industrial river scene like that of Buffalo, NY, which had both a steel mill but also lots of grain elevators lining the waterfront, like their "Elevator Alley": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grain_elevator#/media/File:Elevator_Alley.jpg
...of course this was decades before I was mature enough to understand the impracticality of modeling a busy Lake port! Had to settle for a steel mill only...
BTW - if you're still looking for ideas on realistic-looking concrete-colored paint, I can show you what I used on a coaling tower: Krylon Ultra-Flat Khaki in a rattle can. in normal lighting it looks a lot like aged concrete - and no acrylic "sheen" whatsoever.
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(The glare from the incandescent floodlamp makes it look more pale than it actually is...)
My LHS stopped selling spray cans of hobby paints because in the city where he has has his shop has strict rules governing the display of the paints to prevent shoplifting and heavy licensing fees. It's ashamed that the hobbyist and dealers are the ones being punished because of the actions of a few. How far will a Tester's can of paint go when a vandals are painting a side of a building or box car?Thanks Ken. I had the wife stop at the hardware store as our Fleet Farm is not restocking rattle cans. Before reading this post purchased the Khaki camo. Will try it tomorrow .
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