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N Scale - American Model Builders - 620 - Classic Farm Silo - Undecorated

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N Scale - American Model Builders - 620 - Classic Farm Silo - Undecorated


Brand American Model Builders
Stock Number 620
Original Retail Price $31.95
Manufacturer American Model Builders
Body Style AMB Laser Wood Structure Kit
Prototype Description Classic Farm Silo
Road or Company Name Undecorated (Details)
Reporting Marks Farm Silo with Shed
Paint Color(s) Unpainted
Series Name LASERkit
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Moderate Skills
Kit Material(s) Laser-Cut Wood
Release Date 1998-07-01
Item Category Structures
Model Type Buildings
Model Subtype Farm
Model Variety Silo
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Kit No. 620 is our interpretation of the classic Stave Silo, variations of which are still seen doted across the breadbasket of America. Our easy to construct silo is based on a typical 50 foot high x 20 foot diameter vertical structure. The Stave silo was constructed using wood or concrete planks that were then tightly banded together to form a ring. To increase the strength toward the bottom of a silo, bands were installed at greater frequency. The typical use of this type of silo is not for the storage of harvested grain, but for the creation of feed called silage. Silage is made from grass crops, including corn or other cereals, using the entire green plant (not just the grain). The plant is then shredded and blown into the silo through the fill tube on the side. Once loaded, the top is covered in plastic and is allowed to ferment. The farmer would then unload the silage through the large unloading chute on the side and feed it to cud-chewing animals like cattle and sheep during the winter. The unloading chute typically discharged into a small house at the bottom, as on our kit, or directly into the barn. The Farm Silo with Shed kit features 100% laser-cut wood components for a perfect fit plus Tabbed & Slotted construction with Peel & Stick windows, doors, trim, and roofing material for ease of assembly. Detail parts include cast resin dome and one-piece silo body with unloading chute as well as plastic filler tube and laser-cut wooden access ladder. The Silo may be finished as either a wood or concrete structure. When assembled, the Silo with Shed measure 2.5 inches long x 1.5 inches wide x 4.5 inches high and compliments our very popular No. 614 Midwest Farm Combo and No. 619 Country Barn kits.

Road Name History:
Although they may be molded in color, unpainted and unlettered, undecorated products are marketed to modelers who seek to custom decorate their models for private roads and/or road and/or company names that were not commercially produced by any of the major manufacturers.

Undecorated models are frequently also unassembled or only partially assembled and required modelers to be comfortable with glue, paint and sometimes solder in order to prepare their models for display. Materials for these models can vary but often include plastic, pewter and resin. Models may or may not come with decals or other decorations such as plastic signage, railings and ladders to enhance the appearance of the final product.


Brand/Importer Information:
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.

American Model Builders, Inc. 8229 Brentwood Industrial Drive St. Louis, MO 63144 Phone: 314-646-8588 Fax: 314-646-8583 Email: laserkit@sbcglobal.net

Item created by: nscalestation on 2017-01-04 23:54:04

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