Silos? Chute?

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  1. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    2 images: What are these silos(?) called, what is this chute called, and where can I get some in HO scale?
    Sulligent Silos.jpg

    Enterprise 1.jpg
     
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  2. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Not sure what the silos (bins?) are called, I'm going to guess Grain Bins, but the chute looks like a portable auger for moving grain or other items into a truck, railcar, silo--whatever.

    EDIT: I googled "portable auger," and found similar items:

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  3. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  4. gbnf

    gbnf Member

    Auger_&_Silo.jpg Since that is the Sulligent Cotton Oil Co., my guess is cotton seeds loaded into the silos from wagons or trucks using the auger with perhaps another horizontal auger in a trench beneath carrying the seeds into the building. Since the seeds are not being stored for an extended period, the silos do not need to be large. The attached image is labelled as "A Completed Silo System" for chicken feed.
     
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  5. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

  6. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  7. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    Thank you for the link. Those feeds silos are exactly what I need. I'm still looking for grain augers in HO scale. Sulligent use to have a business called Tri-County Farm Supply. It was in a metal building next to the tracks and was served with a couple of short industrial sidings. I don't remember the Tri-County Farm Supply business, but I remember other businesses being in the same building later. The last owner of the building told me that she had to rent the property from the railroad since it was on their right-of-way. It was a metal building. She sold the building with the stipulation that the buyer dismantle it and move it but she doesn't remember who bought it. According to Google Earth's historical images, the building was removed some time between 2006 and 2009, probably 2006. My dad sold radio advertising to Tri-County Farm Supply and told me who ran the business. I ran into the gentlemen this past Thursday and asked a few questions. He said the Frisco would leave hoppers loaded with feed for livestock on the sidings. He and others would unload the hoppers into some feed silos using grain augers. Whenever farmers brought wagons or trucks to pickup large quantities, they would simply load them directly from the hoppers. I haven't been able to find anyone who has a picture of the building, but I plan to scratch build something to represent it to the best of my memory. The concrete platform is still in place. I can go down some time and get the length and width of the building from that.
     
  8. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Those grain augers can be modeled using some styrene rod material.
     
  9. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  10. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    That's awesome. Do you know if they can produce other models from pictures?
     
  11. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Brandon, it requires someone with CAD skills to do the drawings and then use software that slices the resultant 3D drawing into horizontal slices. That creates a file that can be uploaded to Shapeways. Then they will offer the pieces up for order.
     
  12. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

    From a different forum:
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