Photos, drawings and construction notes on how Scott
Gibb built his Western Seed Growers Elevator.
||There was a time when every small town on the Canadian Prairies had
its grain elevator. And so the small town of Harmony on Scott's prairie
garden layout had to have one too. Scott wanted a truly scale sized
elevator and yet didn't want it to overpower the rest of the town of Harmony
or the railroad itself. So he chose to model a seed elevator.
In real life, seed elevators are generally on the small end of the range
of elevator sizes, but fully functional elevators none the less.
Scott built his elevator for outdoor use and it has stood up well to
the weather despite several years of exposure. But it also has a
home away from home on our BiG portable G-scale layout where it sits at
eye level and is often examined from less than two feet away. It
is a tribute to Scott's craftsmanship that his elevator fulfils both duties
To keep download times reasonable, this article is divided into five
pages - this page and one page for each side of the elevator. You
may print out these pages for your own use or for the use of your friends,
but you may not make any charge of any kind for them.