Who would believe it?
They say there's a prototype for everything. But does that include curves of 18 inch radius on a layout depicting a modern railway?
The answer is yes, as you can see from the photo above. The grain elevator is located in Portland, Oregon. Unbelievable!
Actually, that's what someone would say if they saw it on your layout. But then all you'd need to do is show them this photo for proof.
Thanks to Scott Lothes for permission to post the photo. See more of Scott's photos at http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=36075, or on his website at http://www.scottlothes.com/.