Like the other grain elevators in our Country Grain Elevator Series, this kit is based on an actual elevator, which happens to be located in a town called Alton in north central Kansas. At the time this kit was designed, the Alton Elevator was still standing. This structure was built with wood siding originally, but in later years was covered in corrugated metal. Our kit represents the prototype's as-built appearance and this general design could be found in other places throughout the country too. However, this particular elevator is a bit unique in appearance due to the small office building added to the side of the structure. We have included this addition in our kit as well, but have left it separate from the main structure. This offers the modeler the option of placing it on either side of the elevator according to what best fits on their layout.
Kit features 100% laser-cut components with our standard tab & slot wall and roof construction and Peel & Stick trim, windows and doors. Peel & Stick roofing material is also included with simulated metal roofing on the elevator roof and diamond shaped asbestos type shingles on the office addition's roof, which is further enhanced by white metal ridge caps and finial. Finishing off the kit is a white metal flexible style grain spout.
When fully assembled, the Elevator with addition (as pictured) measures 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 10-1/2"