Bunge Grain Elevator - Hutchinson KS

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by rockislandmike, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    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.

  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    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

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Pink covered hoppers:eek:

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

    I do too!

  4. pttom

    pttom Member

    Lookin good.:thumb: :thumb:
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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

    Bob Collins Active Member


    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?

  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice indeed.:thumb:
  9. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    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

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

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thats a good looking elevator Mike
  12. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

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

  13. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    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!

    That's excellent! Nice work!

Share This Page