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    • January 6, 2018 10:16 AM EST
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      After being beaten about the head and shoulders on facebook by Devon, and totally caving to his peer pressure I will accept this challenge and attempt to build something. Not sure what to build, going to go simple this time, but something. Now to go look and see what 2x4 will work best. Here we Go

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    • January 6, 2018 10:59 AM EST
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      Good for Devon.  Glad to see you join in Pete.

    • January 6, 2018 11:35 AM EST
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      This is a tough call.  I already have my winter railroad project picked out (lighting buss and structure lights on the indoor pike) but this challenge fits into my unfinished build project list.  I still haven't finished last year as I am still waiting for router time at work :( Decisions, decisions.  Maybe I should post a napkin to at least get on the list so I can decide late.

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    • January 6, 2018 11:36 AM EST
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      Wow, way to go!

      The more the merrier!

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    • January 6, 2018 12:32 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      Wow, way to go!

      The more the merrier!

       

          Bingo.

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    • January 6, 2018 6:41 PM EST
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      Dave, if I can get the 2 day and the size reduction I would like them, as I have a bunch of Ipe strips I got last year from guys at a shop doing a trailer floor. And they would work better for what I am planning to make. My RR equipment is 1:29, but built last years BBQ 1:24 since most scale cars are that size. Anyway now to decide what I really want to build, I have some simple ideas and maybe a little more complex one. Ah peer presure and pressure to pick something I think I can finish in the alloted time, the fun of the Mik Cahllange

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    • January 6, 2018 8:12 PM EST
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      Peer pressure, Pete??  From this bunch of knuckleheads.......Nahhh.

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    • January 6, 2018 8:46 PM EST
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      I guess I need to get on the Napkin and come up with a Idea... Hmmmmmm......

       

    • January 6, 2018 8:58 PM EST
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      After the Worlds Greatest Hobby show I will turn my attention to the challenge. The NMRA Division 2, of which I am a member, is one of the exhibitors at the WGH show this weekend here in Pittsburgh (Monroeville).

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    • January 6, 2018 10:42 PM EST
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      Dan Hilyer said:

      Peer pressure, Pete??  From this bunch of knuckleheads.......Nahhh.

      Yes? What? Oh yeah, I am adding Pier pressure!

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    • January 6, 2018 10:57 PM EST
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      Ok found missing piece of proper size ,(after cutting to 2x4 from 2x8 piece of  redwood so I am good to go with same rules of everyone else and hope to come up with suitable napkin for rendering needed plans for whatever the hell I decide that I am going to build. Problem is I keep coming back to something that could be simple it difficult depending on how it is built and the methods of anchoring it . Time for some research and educated guessing , and hoping the peer pressure will let up sone

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    • January 6, 2018 11:12 PM EST
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      let up? what does that mean. Don't worry we be friends.

       

      I'm going to use Pier pressure to hold my crate sail down ... I get micro bursts sometimes

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    • January 6, 2018 11:18 PM EST
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      I'll let up Pete????? Okay I promise on February 14th, you can be my Valentine and I will let up on the peer pressure

       

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    • January 6, 2018 11:22 PM EST
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      I am thinking of something really difficult, a retaining wall that’s how to answer peeer pressure, may even do  a walkway if I have leftover wood!! Lol

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    • January 6, 2018 11:32 PM EST
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      That will show us Pete. Just stick the 2X4 on edge on a straight section of track paint it grey and say it is a concrete wall

       

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    • January 6, 2018 11:47 PM EST
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      That’s a great idea Devon! Plan changed !!!  I hope to have a idea nailed down by tomorrow and a suitable napkin posted

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    • January 7, 2018 11:23 AM EST
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      Ok, Pete, its tomorrow.  Pressure is building  

      This post was edited by Dan Hilyer at January 7, 2018 11:27 AM EST
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    • January 9, 2018 3:28 PM EST
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      Travis Dague said:

      I'm in. Already have some 2x4's here to choose from. ....

      I am dropping out for this years challenge. I have come down with the Flu and will not be able to start on time... So I will follow along with you guys on your builds.. Good Luck to all. 

    • January 9, 2018 3:42 PM EST
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      Get well soon then, hopefully it will only be a24 hour bug. Fluids...

       

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