Valley Growers Association KIT
Walthers Part # 933-3251
N scale, $41.98, retail
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Grain elevators are one of the most common rail-served businesses. Steel-sided elevators appeared early in the 20th century when corrugated metal siding became an affordable exterior building material. Many older wooden elevators were later resided with metal as it was more weather -resistant and less flammable.
You'll still see buildings like the Valley Growers Association along the tracks today. The kit includes a corrugated metal grain elevator with a loading tunnel, ramps and positionable sliding doors; a clapboard office, a wooden grain storage bin and realistic decals. A segmented trackside loading pipe is included so you can simulate loading box cars or covered hoppers.
Elevator: 6-5/8" 16.8cm Tall; 4-1/2" 11.4cm wide with Ramps and 9-3/8" 23.8cm Long Storage Bin: 4-1/4 x 2-3/8 x 2-1/2" 10.7 x 6 x 6.3cm Office: 1-5/8 x 7/8 x 1" 4.1 x 2.2 x 2.5cm