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    • November 3, 2017 10:49 PM EDT
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      OFFICIALLY There is still 58 days for you scroungers to pack it away for the 2018 Mik's Challenge.

       

      I have it well in hand....  But then youse guys have given me some thoughts on how, just maybe, to make it even more challenging, or not... 

       

      The plan for the next challenge, may create some issues for some of you all, so I might have to re-think a part of it.

       

      So most of the rules will still apply... 30 days and $30....

       

      Dave

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    • November 3, 2017 10:51 PM EDT
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      Cool Dave, glad you had time to think of the Challenge while sitting in a Mexican Jail.      Looking forward to the next one.

       

      Chris

    • November 3, 2017 10:59 PM EDT
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      Quiet please, I'm Channeling Dave.

      I need to build bridges, I have 2 car bashes waiting for napkins, besides a hundred feet of ballast to winnow and spread.

      This is my get busy time of year and if I can telepath a hint.... well, y'know.

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • November 4, 2017 11:20 AM EDT
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      John.... If you channeling my brain,   you'll probably get nothing......  Thats what I get all the time..

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    • November 4, 2017 11:27 AM EDT
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      Dave Taylor said:

      .... If you channeling my brain,   you'll probably get nothing.....

       

         That's okay, Dave. You couldn't get bus fare for what's usually in my brain.

       

       

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    • November 4, 2017 11:37 AM EDT
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      Dave Taylor said:

      John.... If you channeling my brain,   you'll probably get nothing......  Thats what I get all the time..

      All the better! I'm trying to fill the void! Yet since your adversity, your Firewall has sent every wonderful, creative and personal suggestion back at me ...

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • November 4, 2017 10:42 PM EDT
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      I have a firewall?   Well, that explains a lot!!!!    I thought that I was just old...

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    • November 4, 2017 11:00 PM EDT
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      I sure hope us simple fplk can figure this out in 29 days so we have one day to build our challenge!

         If our weather gets cold I have to install the wood stove in the workshop!

    • November 10, 2017 12:28 PM EST
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      I may skip this years, my workbench is embargoed, my layout inaccessible, my options very limited. Due to circumstances beyond MY control this has been the worst hobby year for me in years, everything is conspiring to prevent my participation and it's getting REALLY frustrating.

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    • November 10, 2017 7:30 PM EST
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      Vic,,, Vic,,,  Vic,,,  Don't give up yet... You don't even know what we will do for this year.

       

      You just might be surprised!!

       

      Dave

       

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    • November 10, 2017 7:46 PM EST
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      Is there credit for finishing last years?

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • November 11, 2017 7:44 AM EST
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      John, yea, I may finish last years project......someday.

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    • November 11, 2017 1:39 PM EST
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      Whatever the challenge is, I'll need a workbench or work space, and right now I have neither one. Right now we are making changes in the house and in the backyard. If all goes as planned I loose my planned Angry Beaver garden railroad, but gain the Angry Beaver raised platform railroad. Same track plan but elevated like the live steam guys. Which will be a helluva lot nicer on my knees and back and will also be under a sun canopy. Which is nice considering every summer here has been triple digits hot. Anyways missing one challenge might be worth this.

      This post was edited by Vic Smith at November 11, 2017 3:28 PM EST
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    • November 11, 2017 8:43 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      Whatever the challenge is, I'll need a workbench or work space, and right now I have neither one. Right now we are making changes in the house and in the backyard. If all goes as planned I loose my planned Angry Beaver garden railroad, but gain the Angry Beaver raised platform railroad. Same track plan but elevated like the live steam guys. Which will be a helluva lot nicer on my knees and back and will also be under a sun canopy. Which is nice considering every summer here has been triple digits hot. Anyways missing one challenge might be worth this.

      I hear ya...however depending on the challenge I might even go in this year myself since I ain't done one since the first one.

       

      This post was edited by " Rooster " at November 12, 2017 9:03 AM EST
    • November 14, 2017 2:30 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      Whatever the challenge is, I'll need a workbench or work space, and right now I have neither one. Right now we are making changes in the house and in the backyard. If all goes as planned I loose my planned Angry Beaver garden railroad, but gain the Angry Beaver raised platform railroad. Same track plan but elevated like the live steam guys. Which will be a helluva lot nicer on my knees and back and will also be under a sun canopy. Which is nice considering every summer here has been triple digits hot. Anyways missing one challenge might be worth this.

      this sounds like a lame excuse. There is a kitchen table, a washing machine, your lap, etc

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    • December 1, 2017 2:52 PM EST
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      30 Days to GO!!

      Mik's Build Challenge 2018

      There is still plenty of time to start the hoarding of all the stuff that you think that you will get away with,  under the free stuff that you have in hand on Jan 1 rule.  Then again maybe this year you won't need anything else.

       

      Remember Rule 1 comes first.  "THIS IS A FUN BUILD AMONGST FRIENDS"

      Rule 2:  30 days, $30.00 

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    • December 1, 2017 7:08 PM EST
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      I'm still trying to get my windows run at work so I can finish last year's build

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    • December 1, 2017 7:14 PM EST
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      I haven't started on last year's yet!

    • December 2, 2017 8:39 AM EST
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      Doug Arnold said:

      I haven't started on last year's yet!

      Maybe we could have a contest sometime, where we all finish our unfinished project from previous challenges.

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    • December 2, 2017 11:01 AM EST
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      David Maynard said:
      Doug Arnold said:

      I haven't started on last year's yet!

      Maybe we could have a contest sometime, where we all finish our unfinished project from previous challenges.

       

          I hear you Maynard. I've mentioned to a few people that I'm getting to the point where I can't stand not having any corner or any scene on my layout finished. It's all a work in progress....boy am I tired of that!...and I'm considering skipping the challenge this year and instead challenging myself during that time to finishing at least one damn corner of the layout, maybe the mining district from two years ago, maybe the engine house area from last year's challenge. Geez, I haven't even put those great door hinges that Devon sent me on the doors yet. I don't know. I feel if I could finish just one area, just one, it would give me a standard to take to the next area. Something like that. I don't know though because the challenge is so much fun and every year I've gotten something decent out of it, even if it does get put out on an unfinished area of the layout.

       

      edit: I can't type this morning.

      This post was edited by John Passaro at December 2, 2017 11:10 AM EST
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