Does anyone make a G-scale Silo like the kind you find on a mid-western Farm? I'm not much at scratch building, and was hoping to find a kit or something.
Yea, I did see someone who scratch built one from PCV and it looked good, but I don't know where he got the ladder he put going up the side, or some of the other finer detailing parts, and it is in O-gauge not G.Piko makes a grain silo kit (actually a few kits to comprise all the buildings.)
It will be a few hundred dollars to get all the kits, and these are some of the easiest structures to scratch build - they are just tubes with some detail.
Actually I do have somewhat of a size consideration since the silo is to go with a Piko Barn kit. The barn is 16" high, so the Silo should be around 18" to 20" to look appropriate with it.I don't know of a kit, but a 3 or 4 inch PVC pipe would be a good start. Silos appear to be whatever size is needd, so who's to say YOURS is out of scale.
The amount of detail you add can depend on where it is on your layout (up front, way in back) and what era. A really old abandoned one will have lost most of its details.