Graeme Schilling a retired farmer from Rainbow has always had a love of John Deere machinery has just completed a three year project, a scale model of his Rainbow farm.
He has always collected 1;64 toys, and three years ago he decided he would make a little farm. He build all of this by hand, as a carpenter/joiner by trade he even built the silos, the augers, semi trailers, and house.
In the recreation of the cement silo, his wife Googled it and was able to get the original plans and make it exactly to scale. The cement silos are still found in nearly every Victorian town. They are 120 feet tall and were referred to as Geelong Silos.
Graemes brother and nephew are still on the farm at Rainbow, and all three buy green and deal with the Emmetts Warracknabeal branch. Have a look at the photos of the skyline in Graeme's model, you will see the Emmetts Horsham branch in the background.
This model was recently on display at the Rainbow Show, and is currently in his garage in Horsham. If you would like to make an appointment to see it, call Graeme on 0437 877 768. I was lucky enough to see this in person, and brought my kids who were fascinated by it. Graeme is a kind man to share the outcome of his hobby with the rest of us.