Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises
About This Item
Original Farmer’s Grain Co-Op Kit HO/HOn3
This kit comes with the finest Thomas A York Hydrocal castings including a very nicely detailed stone and brick original carvings. The windows, doors,
barrels (not shown)
and other details
are Grandtline product molded plastic. This is a craftsman kit with a good deal of wood in it so this kit includes full-size drawings (THUMBNAIL BELOW), scale lumber and detailed construction and weathering instructions. This is HO-142 kit was produced in the early 1980s produced by Thomas A Yorke from a prototype structure which photos of the original building are included in this kit.
And yes, Doctor Ben's Weathering would look good on the roof-honestly, when was the last time you saw an old grain co-op with a brand new roof. Directly below is a *reduced size* Elevation/Isometric Views of this kit. Kit instructions and drawings ARE full-size sheets and included in this kit is the above color photograph!
If you were to add a Sequoia Models 1940's gas pump, soda cooler and the ice machine from our store, you could have a nicely detailed business or local hangout. Neat idea, would you not agree?
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The Art of Building a Fine Model:
These craftsman scale models are quite intricate so be prepared to spend many hours constructing one. Some of the assemblies are delicate so do only one at a time especially, if you're not used to this type of fine work. In simple language DON'T RUSH and do everything neatly and correctly following our step by step instructions. Even if it takes several months to finish a model of this caliber is worth it. Absolutely, do not take shortcuts if you want to give you a model the look that will stand up against some of the finest contest winners.
In one of these kits most of the wood parts have been precut to length for you, but when the wood has to be cut by you, use a new single edge razor blade. For that "scale look" I recommend very fine wood. The kits are broke down into multiple sections and are bagged and identified for you. Follow the instructions! Each section is explained as you go along.
These kind of kits have many wood parts, so be very careful and don't use the wrong size for a certain section and find yourself short for another. The best way to identify the parts is to check the length according to the instructions. As you assemble each section I suggest you place a small note identifying the wood. Lay out the wood in neat piles with the note in front, and keep in mind DO NOT mix up the pieces.
If the kit is to be built using the board by board technique, this will be a little more time consuming than scribed wood but, there is absolutely no comparison between the two. I strongly suggest you build your model on a quality wood base and then install it onto your layout. This is often described as you go along in the text. Any wood parts or castings missing, damaged or not formed right may be able to be replaced from the kit maker, but if you do return the faulty parts to the manufacturer, first make sure that they are still in business and the please include some identification such as the box flap or a copy of the instructions showing the part to be replaced. Some of the smaller metal parts are cast on a main piece. Do not break them off but use a single edge razor blade or flush sided nippers to remove them from the casting sprue.
So why don't you get started on building a beautiful all wood craftsman kit and as you go, keep in mind the most important thing. In the words of George Sellios, "RELAX AND ENJOY YOURSELF . . . after all that's what the world's most fascinating hobby is all about."