I was some what inspired by Greys thread about scratchbuilding. So I started looking around for materials and thinkig of what would be the most likely candidate for scratchbuilding. Since I'm a flatlander when it comes to my layout the most essential structure is the grain elevator. The easiest material to come by cheap is paper towel rolls. So my big question is, are paper towel rolls too large a diameter for a large cement grain elevator like I want to have on my layout. I've already mocked them up on the layout and I like how tall they are. They dwarf everything in site, exactly like I remember seeing the prototype do. Anyone with info on a good track arrangement is welcome to reply as well. I have priced out many of the kits and they come up well over 30.00$$ I figure a home made one will be unique and cheap.