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    • January 1, 2020 7:57 PM EST
      • Kenai, Alaska
         
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      Well, I finished the Middleton office building a few days ago and started on it's companion structure.  That one, for a number of reasons, would not be acceptable for this contest (it's a place to stash under-dressed female figures and has a flat roof).  However, there is a spot in Middleton that is big enough for another structure recommended to me by posters here: a certain Russian Orthodox church.  (Not sure about the chimney, but it could be wedged in somehow.)  There's just enough left of the old scribed siding to build this structure.  Rough part will be the onion dome - no ideas there.

       

      So, once the one building is out of the way, my build project will be the church...

        

    • January 1, 2020 8:07 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Vic Smith said:

      Okay I'll bite, I have an oddball idea.

      Let me guess. . .an outhouse with a fireplace in it.

      *Slightly* bigger 

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    • January 1, 2020 8:29 PM EST
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      Tim said:

      ... However, there is a spot in Middleton that is big enough for another structure recommended to me by posters here: a certain Russian Orthodox church.  (Not sure about the chimney, but it could be wedged in somehow.)...

        

         Yay!!

       

       

       

       

       

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    • January 1, 2020 8:41 PM EST
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      FRIENDS and Fellow Mik's......

      REMINDER

      I need a Mailing address to send the Chimney kits to.

       

      If you'r gonna play I need the address to ship to. Several of you old hands at this I have you'r address from past years, Unless You Moved.

       

      Here is a list of the Envelops Addressed,  And ready to go out tomorrow. If your name and Zip Match I have you covered.

      Todd    02631

      Devin   83854

      John    85641

      Rick    97532

      Chris   66508

      Dan     36801

      Gregory    94553

      Jay    21078

      Vic    91103

      Travis   43333

      John     80220

      Dennis    65712

      Tim    99611

      Eric   96734

      Bill    53202

      If your NOT on this List, and you want to play.... PLEASE e-mail me your address.

       

      Lou    08816   I'll need to package up a twofer for you..

      Pete   85382,   E-mail me and we will see how many you really need.

       

      Dave

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at January 2, 2020 12:46 AM EST
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    • January 1, 2020 8:51 PM EST
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      I'm going to have to pass this year. Too many other projects I'm trying to clear off the bench. But I will be waiting and watching.

    • January 1, 2020 8:56 PM EST
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      Craig,  We'll miss you on this one.....  You might reconsider and do this one, cause you just might not like next years....LOL

       

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at January 1, 2020 9:15 PM EST
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    • January 1, 2020 9:12 PM EST
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      Tim said:

      Rough part will be the onion dome - no ideas there.


        

      Christmas ornament on sale right now for half price just about everywhere?

       

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at January 2, 2020 5:09 AM EST
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    • January 1, 2020 9:14 PM EST
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      Nice try Dave, but I'm trying to be more focused and deliberate with my modeling this year (the "new year" for me always starts with the new school year). So far, in 5 months I crossed off exactly 1.9 projects and started exactly 0 new ones. I'm trying to keep that streak alive. And to be completely honest I don't think I could get what I would want to get done in 30 days. 

    • January 1, 2020 9:20 PM EST

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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Tim said:

      Rough part will be the onion dome - no ideas there.


        

      Christmas ornament on sale right now for half price just about everywhere?

       

       

       

       

      Nice Russian chimneys !

    • January 1, 2020 9:20 PM EST
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      Craig Townsend said:

       I'm trying to be more focused and deliberate with my modeling this year

      That's just stupid talk

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    • January 1, 2020 9:30 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Craig Townsend said:

       I'm trying to be more focused and deliberate with my modeling this year

      That's just stupid talk

      Yah, well I have a goal in mind and damn it I'm going to get it done.

      My list: Brian Briggs Boxcar (had to restart), Pettibone (almost done), convert 1 loco to DCC to use Protothrottle (done), ball bearings on all USAT rolling stock (done), Kadee couplers with Burl's draft gear on USAT rolling stock (done), build layout (need to survey), finish TD Feed mills, finish Snow Dozer...

    • January 1, 2020 9:34 PM EST
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      Craig Townsend said:
      Devon Sinsley said:
      Craig Townsend said:

       I'm trying to be more focused and deliberate with my modeling this year

      That's just stupid talk

      Yah, well I have a goal in mind and damn it I'm going to get it done.

      My list: Brian Briggs Boxcar (had to restart), Pettibone (almost done), convert 1 loco to DCC to use Protothrottle (done), ball bearings on all USAT rolling stock (done), Kadee couplers with Burl's draft gear on USAT rolling stock (done), build layout (need to survey), finish TD Feed mills, finish Snow Dozer...

      I'm setting a goal also. See how many projects I can start only to let get stalled because I am Devoning them to death. . . oh yeah same goal as last year. . .and the year before. . . tell you what since I respect the challenge you are facing I will tentatively vow to finish the Geep.

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    • January 1, 2020 9:58 PM EST
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      I gladly take that GP project on Devon! ;)

       

      The hard thing is, the building next to TD Feeds has a nice chimney and I eventually want to model it. So it is taking a lot of personal restraint not to start a new project.

      This post was edited by Craig Townsend at January 1, 2020 10:08 PM EST
    • January 1, 2020 10:27 PM EST
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      I am in this year

      Dennis Rayon

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    • January 1, 2020 10:50 PM EST
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      Dave,

      E-mail sent with address!  We are still bickering about the "what," but there was never a doubt about our participation!

      Eric

    • January 1, 2020 10:55 PM EST
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      Pete Lassen said:

      Eric have you played Ticket To Ride? They also have a junior game for smaller rr fans

       

      Pete, no, though Ticket to Ride has been reccomended to us.  We like RR Tycoon as it builds on some of the other tile laying and trading games we play.  I think they publish RR Tycoon as Railways of the World, now, and if you need a game you can teach in 20 minutes, is pretty luck free, and has stood the test of time.  

       

      Off-topic...Sorry...but for those at war with the Silicon Succubus, there are good board games out there, and some have train themes, and train themes lead to trains...

       

      Eric

       

    • January 1, 2020 11:03 PM EST
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      @ John C.   To try and give everyone the same starting point,  I think it's best if you use the "Kit" as a starting point.

      Modify all you want,  Even add stones to the outside if you want..  go for it..

      Rule #1 applies.....

       

      Dave

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at January 1, 2020 11:41 PM EST
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    • January 1, 2020 11:14 PM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:

      @ John C.   To try and give everyone the same staying point,  I think it's best if you use the "Kit" as a starting point.

      Modify all you want,  Even add stones to the outside if you want..  go for it..

      Rule #1 applies.....

       

      Dave

      But Mom said I was Special!!!

       

      Actually you beat me to my edit; I figured a story line to support the fancy bricks.

       

      Be sure to put a legible return address on it, I lost your addy in the clean up. I'll send $5 for your retirement fund!

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

       

       

    • January 3, 2020 7:24 PM EST
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      The Chimney Kits have all gone out, and should be arriving in the next few days.....

      5x7" Manilla envelope.... be looking for it, First Class US Mail.

       

      Except for these:

      Lou   08816   2 sets

      Pete  85382  Still waiting on an E-mail

      Neal   97530   just got the request, mailed in a couple days...

       

      Dave

       

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    • January 4, 2020 12:40 AM EST
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      Dave, I will donate two custom made, train themed pens to the prize pool.  You can determine how to award them or if you'd rather I come up with the method let me know and I will make some suggestions.

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