Plan-Sets offered to construct a Grain Elevator Complex.

Your source of Grain Elevator structures.

Grain Elevators provide a reason for a train stop with animation of a filling spout filling grain cars as the train indexes filling rail car after rail car.
Farm Town Grain Elevator​   •••• Such Grain Elevators were found throughout all the farming areas in North America next to railroad tracks. They were known as Prairie Skyscraper's because they were taller than any other structure on Americas' Great Plains. Farmer Co-Ops used these elevators to pool their grains for better pricing from the grain buyers. Grain buyers were notorious for undercutting individual farmers. Footprint 20¾ʺ x 15½ʺ.
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$11  Plan-Set   includes: 5) 13" x 19" super B drawings with an indoor and Railroad Garden material list of Foam Core Board and an operation schematic.
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Examples of 3-D renderings included in these  Plan-Sets.
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USA USPS Mailed printed copy Plan-Set ONLY $11
Prarie Skyscraper SUPER EXTRA Booklet​  •••• This 22) page booklet covers the construction of a Grain Elevator which could be found by the thousands on the great plains of North American 100 years ago.  Footprint 20¾ʺ x 15½ʺ.
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$19  Plan-Sets  includes: 16) 13" x 19" super B drawings with an indoor and Railroad Garden material list of Foam Core Board and an operation schematic of a Grain Elevator, and a Flair-Type, Grain-Tight Farm Wagon.
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Spiral Bound Booklet consists of: 22) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages which include 3-D renderings, adhesives, 19) construction and finishing and vintage photos, painting, UV stabilization and weathering instructions.
USA USPS Spiral Bound Booklet with Farm Town (Prairie Skyscraper) Grain Elevator  Plan-Set  $19
USA USPS Spiral bound Booklet with Farm Town (Prairie Skyscraper) Grain Elevator with Flare-Type, Grain-Tight, Farm Wagon Plan-Sets  $29

Builds by David Besterman.
Built by Ron Whittingham.
5 Grain Elevator Companion Structures​  •••• The above 5) companion structures could be found with any Grain Elevator operation.
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$50  Plan-Sets  includes: 20) 13" x 19" super B drawings with an indoor and Railroad Garden material list of Foam Core Board for a, Scale House, Closed Storage Shed, Open Shed and a Flair-Type, Grain-Tight Farm Wagon and Open Barge.

1:24 (½ʺ) scale Plan-Sets include printing and dimension Scale Conversions.pdf  factors to 22 popular scales.​​

Urban "Big City" Grain Elevator​  •••• The prototype for this Grain Elevator can be seen in an archived Chicago water front photo. Most Urban Elevators were much larger than this model. They were usually located along rivers for cheaper transportation costs by Open Barges.  Using my "Modeling License" I selectively compressed the prototype size. If your Modeling License is current, you can do the same with these plans. Footprint as designed is 78¾ʺ x 23½ʺ.​
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$12  Plan-Set  includes: 6) 13" x 19" super B drawings with an indoor and Railroad Garden material list of Foam Core Board.
Open Ended Shed​  •••• A very simple first project in any scale. Fill with clutter including; bags, broken stuff, crates, hang tools and a pin-up on the walls. Footprint 5ʺ x 6ʺ.​
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$6  Plan Sheet  includes: 1) 13" x 19" super B drawings with the recommend material in styrene.
Built by Ron Whittingham.
Closed Storage Out Shed​  •••• A very simple first project in any scale. Footprint 8ʺ x 4ʺ​.
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$10  Plan-Sheet  includes: 1) 13" x 19" super B drawings with six (6) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages of instructions and recommend materials for indoor or outdoor railroad gardens.
Built by David Besterman.
Elevator Scale House​  •••• This easy to model building would be appropriate with a Coal Yard, Grain Elevator, Scrap Dealer, RR Yard or other industry requiring weighing trucks or wagons, or just a generic building or house for any time frame or, maybe even a small depot, use your imagination. Footprint as designed is 78¾ʺ x 23½ʺ.​
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$12  Plan-Set  includes: 2) 13" x 19" super B drawings with an indoor and Railroad Garden material list of Foam Core Board.
Flare-Type, Grain-Tight American Farm Wagon​  •••• The “Flare-Type” Wagon is a variation of the boxes found on Farm Wagons across the North American Continent. This type of box became popular as the use of mechanical corn pickers became available.
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Running gear shown are clipped with bracing at all stress points to avoid breakage and misalignment. The front gear has a large, steel, full-circle fifth wheel, making for a solid unit to prevent tipping and excessive rocking. The hind gear has long hounds to assure “true tracking.” Both front and hind bolsters are “well ironed” (reinforced).
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This design has up-and-down tie rods securing the box to the bed. Adjustable chains and rods were used to to prevent the sides from spreading under load. Box ends and sides are cleated and riveted.​
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$20  Plan-Set  includes: 11) 13" x 19" super B drawings with all details shown full scale to be used as templates, material list with Wheel Fixture drawings.
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Spiral Bound Booklet ​c onsists of: 14) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ pages with all details shown full scale to be used as templates, material list and Wheel Fixture drawings.
Built by David Besterman.
Urban Grain Elevator Complex​  •••• Includes; Closed Storage Shed, Scale House, Open Ended Shed, Buildings, plus Grain-Tight Farm Wagons with an Open Barge.
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$12  Plan Sheet  includes: 1) 13" x 19" super B drawing.
USA USPS Mailed printed copy Plan-Set ONLY $20
USA USPS Mailed printed copy Spiral Bound Booklet with Plan-Set $24
eMailed Booklet in .pdf format $8​​
USA USPS mailed printed copy of spiral bound Booklet $15

We offer a Booklet describing how to use Foam Core Board, and textured styrene with commercial doors and windows for some of our buildings and your projects, priced at $15 with free shipping. Booklet consists of 20) 9½" x 13" pages of acceptable materials, adhesives, and finishes with over 40) illustrations for Railroad Gardens and indoor layouts. 
Last updated August 22, 2019.​​​​