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    • February 24, 2020 5:30 PM EST
    • Yea, what they all said.

    • February 24, 2020 4:37 PM EST
    • A Real Big 'Thank You' to Benevolent Bob for Hosting us and a Hearty Thank you to Dave for herding this bunch of cool cats!

      Wow! Way to go!

    • February 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST
    • Congrats to all who participated this year. Great work goes to the winners

    • February 24, 2020 2:31 PM EST
    • Great job .. to all !!!

    • February 24, 2020 2:02 PM EST
    • Congrats to all the winners and to everyone who participated. As a participant I thank all those who vote an pay attention to our craziness. I can not think of a better order than how this shook out. I thin this is the first year that I can say yep we got it 100% right. For radically different reasons I think each of the top spots deserve to be in the top spot.

    • February 24, 2020 1:57 PM EST
    • Great job everyone! Really fun to watch this year’s builds...

    • February 24, 2020 1:44 PM EST
    • Congrats to everyone  

    • February 24, 2020 1:39 PM EST
    • Congrats to the winners and thanks to all others.  

    • February 24, 2020 1:24 PM EST


      This years Challenge was at the top of entrants ever.   And the saying that everyone is a winner sure comes into play this year.   GREAT BUILDS all around, and if any one of them would like to contribute their build to me, I would be proud to place it on my pike.  All of them!! Well maybe not Vic's


      The most prestigious annual award is presented in the honor of the build challenges founder, 

       Mik just Mik.

      Is proudly presented to:

      1st time for Lou,   Keep the spirit alive!!


      The voting for this years builds had 47 people casting votes, a record.   

      The top spot was a lopsided run away win.

      The rest of the field had only a few points separating the next 4 places.   


      Each vote was assigned a value of:

      4 points for 1st place vote

      2 points for 2nd place vote

      1 point for 3rd place vote


      And the winners are:




      And to no ones surprise,

      And runaway winner of Mik 2020

      The close runner-ups were: Devon's Ice House,  And Rick's Bayside Station  and My own Blacksmith shop... in that order.

      Every entry garnered at least one vote, including Vic's "Where the hell's that Chimney at".


      Congrats to all those that keep the Spirit of Mik alive.


    • February 24, 2020 12:49 PM EST
    • Since I'm running this whole mess called MIK,  I refrain from voting to assure the integrity of the process...  Being I "Organize" and "Run", Make admin decisions   Try to keep the peace.  And "Count the Votes",   It could leave me in a "Sticky Position"  with my cohonas on the anvil....  Which is why I also have private e-mail voting for those that want to keep their vote confidential.     I do retain the sole rights to award the "Spirit Of Mik" honor, based on my judgment.



    • February 24, 2020 12:05 PM EST
    • Dave, did you fail to vote for a particular reason or was it an oversight or did I just miss it?

    • February 24, 2020 11:56 AM EST
    • Thanks Dave For Such A Wonderful Job Again This Year, You Are The LSC Man Of The Year


    • February 24, 2020 11:18 AM EST
    • Great, did not know if it was the 24th or Tuesday,

      Quote from your first post:

      Voting will end at sunup ( really more like when I drag me lazy as$ out of bed) on 

      Tuesday the 24th of Feb. Thats 7 days and a weekend.

      Seriously, thanks for organizing this Dave!

    • February 24, 2020 10:26 AM EST

    • February 23, 2020 8:52 PM EST
    • Rooster ' said:

      Craig Townsend and Dave Meashey still have till sun-up to vote.


      Just saying.

      I'm waiting on the funds to be deposited in my PayPal account... I accept friends and family only. 

    • February 23, 2020 7:26 PM EST
    • Sorry Rooster;


      Did not think I was eligible to vote, since I did not build anything.  My picks are as follows (based on the structures appeal to me):

      First -- Devon Sinsley

      Second -- Dave Taylor

      Third -- Neal S


      Regards, David Meashey

    • February 23, 2020 6:37 PM EST
    • Craig Townsend and Dave Meashey still have till sun-up to vote.


      Just saying.

    • February 23, 2020 4:52 PM EST
    • Chris



    • February 23, 2020 1:35 PM EST
    • Dave Meashey said:

      "MLS? Is that place still around?"



      Yes, it is still around.  Not a whole lot of activity, with the Beginners' Forum and the Live Steam Forum as the exceptions.  I am there a couple of times every day, but no longer post as much as I post here.  AND since the chimpanzee is 98% human (DNA wise), I don't think you should compliment the site's VS tech geniuses like that.  (Just irony, don't take me too serious.)


      Best, David Meashey

      I  read somewhere that a while ago they managed to kill off everyone else's photo storage, and eliminated alot of the 1st Class benefits. 

    • February 23, 2020 11:30 AM EST
    • The challenge keeps getting better every year. Congratulations to everyone for such a fine group of structures. Talent abounds on this site. That’s why it keeps my juices and interest Flowing and growing. 

      1st:  Dennis Rayon

      2nd:  Devon Sinsley

      3rd:  Chris Kieffer

      Thanks again for an enjoyable contest.