In Memorial to Allan Bupp,
aka: Mik, Mik just Mik.
Founder of the challenges.Train Guy,
Builder, Scrounger, Steam Guy and friend to all.
We miss ya buddy!
MIK’s Build Challenge 2022
Let the fun begin.
All aspects governing the Challenge are to be applied under
Mik’s build challenge Rule #1
Rule #1: Remember this is a “Fun Build Amongst Friends”
The 2022 challenge is a tribute to LSC’s own Alan Bupp.
A time to overcome the doldrums of January and a long winter to wait thru till we can get back to running trains.
The 2022 13th Annual Mik’s Build challenge shall be:
Right Of Way
Build what ever you would like that would be on the RR Right Of Way!
Such as, But not limited to:
Bridges, Trestles, Culverts, Retaining Walls, Tunnel Portals, Crew Quarters, Out Houses, Speeder Sheds, Lineside Stations, Loading Docks, Coaling Towers, Sand Towers, Engine Houses………And, And, And……( Basically the RR’s Stuff )
There is no size restrictions this year, just like last years challenge.
Any Size, Any Shape, Building, ROW thing.
You will have 30 build days, and a Max budget of $30.00
The Final Build can be any size or shape that you want, of anything that you would like to build. You may use anything or materials that you have on hand as of 1 Jan. 2022, without it costing against the $30.00 total.
Jan 1 thru Jan 7th, Sign up. You can start planning, drawing (napkins included), gathering up your supplies, but NO CUTTING or BUILDING! Pondering with adult beverages is permitted!
Before Jan 8th, Build Logs to be posted in Annual Build Challenge forum on LSC. Please post your Napkins drawings with your first posting.
Jan 8th, 0001hr, Actual construction begins.
Jan 8th thru Feb 7th, up-dates to your build log posted.
Feb 6th, 2400hr building ends (extended to local sunrise on the 7th if you must put in an all nighter to finish).
Feb 8th thru 15th, Posting pictures to the “Official Finished “ forum post [ I will start ] for judging. Also post your total “out of pocket” cost.
Feb 16th thru 24th, Voting on the “Official Vote “ forum post [ I will start ] for judging. Also Again this year, you may vote by e-mailing me your vote if you would like to keep it secret. [email protected]
Feb 25th, Winners announced.
#1 Actual building starts on JAN 8th and Ends on Feb 6th. That gives you 5 weekends to get it done.
#2 For the 2022 challenge, you must start a “NEW PROJECT”. This challenge excludes anything that you may have started previously to the Jan 1, 2022 starting date.
#3 You may use a part of an existing structure on your Pike to attach the new construction to, ie: Add 3 new stalls to your Roundhouse… You get the Idea. Please post a before photo.
#4 Building Debbies Cake Shop, or Philips Refinery is not in the spirit of the “Right Of Way” concept. But HoBo junction next to the tracks would be.
#5 $30 (US$ or your local equal) is the max you can spend on materials, paints, glue , etc. If you buy a bottle of ink and use two drops, don’t worry about it, if you use the whole bottle, count it. If you have to use 2 inches of a 36 inch piece of brass, because thats the shortest length they sell, figure the cost as 1/18th, you get the picture!
#6 Any item that you already have in your hands as of 1 Jan 2022, does not count towards the limit. Any “Free” item you can procure, is free. This is on the honor system guys. Refer to rule #1
#7 All contestants MUST post a “Build Log” in the Annual Build Challenge forum section of LSC. You have to declare your intentions of what you will attempt to build in the initial post. Post your napkin (drawings) with your first post. You can change it if you want to, but you must post it. NO phantom builds to pop up on the last day! Progress posts ( preferably with pics ) need to be made often. Recommended Build Challenge forum Title “Dave’s 2022 challenge log”. Something along those lines so every one will know, and be able to follow along.
If you choose to participate in Mik’s Build Challenge 2022,
Post a reply to this thread.
The Prize pool for 2022:
Spirit of Mik Award: Photo Mug by Dave Taylor
Others as added:
For the historical record these
have been the Challenge categories:
2022: ROW, Right Of Way
2021: Tin Can.
2020: Chimney Kit.
2019: 10 year redo: “Build Whatever You Want”
2017: Quarry cut stones.
2016: Roof panels = 800Sq Ft.
2015: 16’ Flat car, Whimsical theme.
2013: Gondola Kit, or a building.
2012: Finish something you already started.
2011: Build something! Up to 288 Sq In base.
2010: Unk. Category ( build whatever you want )
Happy New Year!
& Great Building!!