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HO Scale Scratchbuilt Grain Auger

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HO Scale Scratchbuilt Grain Auger
Posted by RockCity on Monday, February 13, 2023 3:56 PM

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, February 13, 2023 4:02 PM

Hi Rock City,

That's a really neat scratchbuild! It looks very authentic. Well done!

Cheers!!

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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Posted by crossthedog on Monday, February 13, 2023 6:02 PM

Beautiful work.

Does it move grain from a pile on the ground into a hopper or into a silo? From underneath an emptied hopper into a silo or a truck? How is it positioned when in use?

-Matt

Returning to model railroading after 40 years and taking unconscionable liberties with the SP&S, Northern Pacific and Great Northern roads in the '40s and '50s.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 2:17 AM
Gidday Matt, while this is a two piece auger, it works on the same principle as the one piece auger that the OP has done such a great job of scratch building. Dad had one similar to the OPs on the farm, though he got it after I had left home. No more humping sacks of grain!!
 
Cheers, the Bear.Smile
 

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Posted by wvgca on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 8:05 PM

the auger looks real good, there is nothing for a drive system, or motors, but you have to draw the detail line some wheres

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 3:00 PM

Looks great! But I agree with wvgca, that short shaft on the top is the shaft that drives the auger.  That shaft can be powered by a tractor's hydraulic system,  or a drive shaft that connects to the tractor's PTO, or a 3 phase electric motor.

Hard to tell from the prototype picture you have what drives it.

And to answer another question asked above, this would be used to convey grain from a truck or wagon to a grain bin, or maybe a semi trailer, or it could be placed under a hopper rail car,  for transloading into a truck or wagon.

Nice work!

Mike.

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