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American Model Builders 166 – Alton County Grain Elevator – HO Scale Kit

MSRP: $84.95
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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.
The Alton Elevator 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 6.5 inches long x 5.5 inches wide x 10.5 inches high.

LASERKITS® are designed in a Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) program, then laser-machined at our computer-controlled laser workstations. 

LASERKITS® are cut and engraved from high quality woods (and occasionally styrene) with incredible precision and accuracy. The resulting edges are clean, need little, if any, sanding, and yield precise details, and exact-fitting parts.

There is no frustrating, time-consuming, board by board construction with LASERKITS®. Side and roof pieces are tabbed and slotted, so no error can be made during assembly. Windows, doors, roofing materials, shingles, and trim boards are all laser-cut, and have a self adhesive backing which has been tested in the St. Louis summer heat and humidity, and found to hold under the most adverse conditions.

LASERKITS® are quick, easy and fun for ANY modeler to build! The novice will be thrilled with the ease of construction, the clear and simple instructions, and the professional look of the completed model…..while the experienced modeler can modify, super-detail, or elaborate to their heart’s content.

“I was in complete awe…..All the parts fit perfectly…..Brilliance in design and engineering…..The price is absolutely fair…..Laser-cutting technique allows a wood kit to fit together like an injection molded kit…..Your kits are state-of-the-art; of the highest quality and joy to assemble…I have never experienced such pleasure and pride in a completed kit…..WOW!…..” These are just a few of the comments we’ve heard from model railroaders who have purchased and built LASERKITS®!


Additional information

Weight 0.59375 lbs
Dimensions 10.25 × 6.25 × 1.5 in




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