The S008 silo area of the goods yard

The S008 silo on the layout was built by Keiran Ryan 20 years ago of which I believe there is now a kit .The grain sample shed is scratch built using both half and one millimeter brass wire with  Campbell’s corrugated iron for the roof and cladding on a plasticard shell. This little project took quite a while to complete with a test of my patience Thanks go to Keiran Ryan and Peter Street for the help researching this I didn’t know the grain sample shed existed until the Armidale convention of November 2012 after a talk with Keiran. The BWH  wagons are Trainorama with a modified Powerline MHG guards van.



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6 Responses to The S008 silo area of the goods yard

  1. Ben says:

    Looks really good. How did you achieve the clumps of static grass around the hut? What is the length of you static grass?
    Thanks Ben.

    • BURROWA says:

      Hi Ben. Thanks for your comment.The static grass is 4.5 mm in length and the clumps are Mini-nature short and long clumps in a packet for $23.95 each early fall from Model Railroad Craftsman Blacktown NSW.I hope that answers your question.Peter

  2. bawdsey says:

    Lovely atmosphere, and great subdued colors. Really like that sort of look.

    • BURROWA says:

      G’day Paul.Thank you for your comment .I have tried to keep it uncluttered and give a feel of open space with the area available.All that’s needed now are a few workers around the place but not too many.Regards Peter

  3. David Dougherty says:

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing a top rate project. As a lad I spent time working at my Uncle’s farm and can well remember loads of wheat being sampled at Leadville, I can’t remember details of the tool but it was a long rod which could be inserted to the bottom of the load to take random samples, these would then be tested for moisture and graded. As for workers around the area as an idea there usually were a number of trucks lined up at the sampling shed waiting their turn with the drivers standing around talking.

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