Bunge Grain Elevator - Hutchinson KS

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  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Here we go - all 236,150 bushels of grain elevator. Wow, and I thought the plastic pellet facility looked pretty big on this diorama. This thing is just massive, and heavy to boot (what with the PVC pipe).

    PS - a single track will go through the loading facility once installed permanently (and of course, a chute from the loading rack to the elevator itself); I made it long enough so that two hoppers can be loaded simultaneously.

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  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    looks great Mike!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: So when does it open for business? I got a bunch of pink covered hoppers looking for loads.:D ;)
  3. Bob Collins

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    Pink covered hoppers:eek:

    You must have some from the Klemme, Iowa elevator:cool: :cool:

    I do too!

    Bob
  4. pttom

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    Lookin good.:thumb: :thumb:
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  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    First class, that's all I can say.:thumb: :thumb:
  7. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

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    Mike;

    Great looking elevator. Have been to Hutchinson many times.

    I'm curious how you closed the tops of the PVC you used for the silos?

    Bob
  8. shamus

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    Very nice indeed.:thumb:
    Shamus
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  9. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Piece of styrene I CA'd to the silos once they were glued to the base. Then I just cut around the tops of the silos and did some filing to make the edges flush.
  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Great job Mike!!! :wave:
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thats a good looking elevator Mike
  12. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

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    Thanks for the tip Mike. As I intend to have several elevators on my layout, I appreciate the information.

    Bob
  13. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Same - I need a number of them as well. That's why I started kitbashing with this one, because I don't want them to all look the same. I think this will end up being the second largest one, though - the only larger one will probably be in Herington.
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's excellent! Nice work!
    Ralph