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Old 11-18-2020, 03:19 PM
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1/87 dust cyclone for grain elevator

I am almost finish building a dust collection system to go with my paper model grain elevator. The prototype that I am trying to model is the Alberta Wheat Pool elevator in Leduc, Alberta, Canada. The intake duct took longer than expected to design and build in paper because of the transition (reducer) between the rectangular duct and circular stove pipes. The transition (reducer) looked fine in Sketchup, but very difficult to fold into the correct shape due to its small size and my large fingers. My work around was to make one end of the reducer an integral part of the rectangular duct and therefore I only had to shape the other end to match the circular stove pipe. Meanwhile, the legs for the dust collection bin turned out stronger than expected, thanks to heavy cardboard (heavier than 100 lb or 199 g/m cardstock). Because the roof of my receiving shed is lower than that in Leduc, I still have to design additional elbows and pipes to reach. Hopefully in a day or two.
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Old 11-19-2020, 12:44 PM
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Nice work. Have photographed a bunch of grain elevators over the years. Do you have a thread on your elevator that I've missed?
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Having grown up in a farming town filled with grain elevators, I can relate. Nice job!
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Old 11-19-2020, 04:45 PM
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That came out really well.
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Very nice work. Nice model.

The grain elevator in my home town is long gone, only a water tower now.

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Old 11-21-2020, 03:39 AM
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Really nice model.



Why the 2 differently sized cyclones? Just thinking out aloud.
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:41 PM
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Finally done. I posted the patterns in the downloads section for who ever wants it. Because no two grain elevators are exactly alike, the patterns include both 45 and 90 degree elbows. The safety cage around the ladder is optional depending on the time period being modeled. I donít know when safety cages became mandatory. I am guessing in 1971 when OHSA (US Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was established. I also donít know what is on top of the collection bin that requires a ladder for periodic inspection. If I ever find out, I can always at it later.
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:05 PM
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No dust cyclone files from you are in the download section for me to approve
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I'll try again.
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