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  1. Hello All, I thought I would update this log to show what I have been doing lately. The first picture shows the 'marine legs' which are the movable conveyors that are let down into the grain barge to remove the grain, probably with some help from men with shovels. These were made some months ago but I have decided to modify (articulate) them so that the discharge will be into the interior hopper. Second picture shows the movable discharge tubes which are positioned in the ships hold to deliver the grain. They are masked so that 'seams' can be painted on. Thanks fo
  2. Hello again, Thanks for looking in and the likes. Wefalck: Looking at these photos at higher resolution I can see that the elevator tower itself seems to be sheathed in metal, what used to be called around here corrugated 'iron'. The windows in the elevator look like ordinary off the shelf double hung windows from the local lumber yard. The lower ~ 10' are a different composition, I am assuming wood. Strictly low budget. The deck houses look like wood. The interior skeleton is simply to support the sheathing. I added some pipe work etc. in the event th
  3. Hello again, This model was pretty far along before I decided to post it. I used photos to make a sketch to build from. Since it appeared to me that the hull form resembled an elongated harbor tug boat I used a hull from a Noch n scale tug boat to help determine the shape of the bow. However after building the engine room house I did not like the proportions and scrapped it and the hull. This project is primarily styrene, I will try to list all the detail parts before the log ends. Here is the current state of the model along with the old and the longer new hul
  4. Hello all, This log is for a floating grain elevator as could be seen in New York harbor in the early 20th century. These self propelled grain elevators were used to transfer grain from barges to freighters in various locations around the harbor rather than directly from a large elevator on shore. Freighters would presumably fill 'unsold' hold space with this bulk cargo. I became aware of this subject through my interest in railroad activities in New York harbor up until the '60's although these grain elevators were independently operated. I was unable to find as much inf
  5. Hello all, I am a model railroader who stumbled onto this site looking for ship fittings. I found that I could not stop looking through the incredible work here. My train layout has been getting dusty. I am currently building model railroad related equipment and vessels (all in 1:160) for New York harbor pre '60's. On my bench now is the floating grain elevator 'Isis'. It is being built from photos in styrene. I hope to start a build log for it soon, if there would be interest in such an ungainly tub. It certainly would be unique. And of course at the last train s
  6. Hi Ken, This is great. I am interested in (and working on) NY harbor scenes especially Harlem Transfer/ DL&W facilities. I have seen your post above for the stick lighter. Please keep the pics coming. I cannot believe I missed this as I have been hanging around here for months. Thanks, MCB
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