Unique Grain Elevator on the Great Western Railway
One of the signature scenes on the Great Western in northern Colorado is the spot where the GW crosses I-25 just south of US 34 near Loveland. It is named Birds after a local farmer. Besides the really neat overpass that the GW runs across, there is a fairly unique grain elevator. No commercial models of this type exist (I think) so I scratch built a version of it. As far as I know, there were two on the GW, maybe more. I’m sure they may be more in Colorado.
Prototype photos taken in 1985.
Model photos. The main cylinders are PVC tubing with photos of the metal panels glued on. The roofs and other details are freelanced styrene construction. I decided to not model the cell phone antennas since I'm modeling the late 1950s.
I need to add scenery and other details as soon as I get a round toit.
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