Building a Canadian wooden grain elevator.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by ChadYelland, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer


    I like that Steam Traction Engine on the flat car in the background. I have a couple that are in 1/64th scale and am wondering if that one is 1/64 or is it a different size. If it is different where did you get it?

    If that is 1928 then that should be just about the end of life for any new steam engines. I am not too shure off the top of my head but i think it was sometime in there that Case made their last one.

    Just did some checking and found out that case built their last steam engine in 1924. However many were actively used until the mid 1940's. Some of us still use them today but not to the extent that they once were.
  2. ChadYelland

    ChadYelland Member

    Yes its a bit big, I was going to put a cab on it and call it a 110hp Case (finaly something I could weather)
  3. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

    Ya thats what i tell people too. I think they were supposed to be 65, or 75s but i say that they are all 110's. I have 3 good ones and one that is missing wheels. 1 of the 3 also has a canopy on it.

    Right now my layout is in pieces as i have been doing some renovations in the basement. I used to use the model steam engines in my version of the Case steam mfg plant. I am undecided how those will impact the new layout but definately plan to re-use them.
  4. ChadYelland

    ChadYelland Member

    Some Updated pictures, Head pulley with rope drive and scale and stairs
  5. ChadYelland

    ChadYelland Member

    A few more updates. I added the man-lift and a few seed bags. I think i'll just glue the doors shut on the next elevator though...
  6. ytter_man

    ytter_man Member

    I cant say i've ever seen anyone do an interior on a grain elevator before!

    Very cool :thumb:
  7. ChadYelland

    ChadYelland Member

    For anyone wishing to build one, let me know I have 2 sets of blue prints I had copied, One set UGG 30,000bus (c1928) and Sk Wheat Pool 35,000bus. (c1930's) Just PM me I'd love to help out the next guy.
  8. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

    you are nuts

    Chad I got to hand it too you, when you were describing this to me i was trying to picture how it would look. But you have completely outdone yourself. Great Job. Keep it up. :thumb::thumb:
  9. ChadYelland

    ChadYelland Member

    Thanks Mike and everyone else, heres one picture I forgot. will add more as work progresses.
  10. morb

    morb New Member

    can u send me blue prints of how to build them to scale i being looking for ever on the internet and cant find nothing, email please and thank u
  11. morb

    morb New Member

    blue prints

  12. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

    this is a really nice project. the interior is very special, thanks for sharing.

    Bill Nelson
  13. Don7

    Don7 Member

    Great looking model.

    I opted for a set of the Walthers Cornerstone prairie elevator, which is quite similar to your model.

    I used to visit relatives in the Rose Valley, Naicam, Nipiwan areas. That was a long time ago when the small farm was still in existance.

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