While we have been very busy working on the signals, Alan and I talked about adding details to my grain elevator and flour mill. I described to him what I was looking for and he asked me to send him some pictures. I had taken a number of pictures of the grain elevators in my wife's home town of Ruthven, IA. I was particularly looking for help on the rather detailed and intricate grain unloading chutes. Here is a picture of some of the chutes.
So Alan went to work and designed a 3D design.
He called me a day later and wanted to know what the outside diameter of the silos was. I told him and last Saturday we were at a friend's operating session and he said had something for me. He had a box of chutes, some printed with a chute hinged outward and others with the chute hinged inward. We both think the inward chute probably looks the best, but he had a couple of the outward ones painted and assembled. So I posed those on my grain elevator and my flour mill. Here are those pictures.
I don't know about you, but I'm blown away by Alan's work. I'm grateful to have him as a friend and helping me detail my layout. Oh did I mention that the chutes are hinged and they work?