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    • July 25, 2020 11:31 AM EDT
    • Vic Smith said:

      Updated photo showing the completed structure with a repurposed lighthouse as industrial brickworks. I think it needs a loading dock now 

       

       

      Great job!

    • July 25, 2020 2:05 AM EDT
    • Looks good, Vic!  You're not late; you're early for 2021!

    • July 24, 2020 5:37 PM EDT
    • Well... Well...   Well....   I think that you could put to use some of the leftover Taylor cut stones....   would look good to raise it up to deck height....

       

    • July 24, 2020 5:25 PM EDT
    • Thanks Bill, thats pretty close to what I was thinking as well.

    • July 24, 2020 4:39 PM EDT
    • Maybe jack up the building to loading dock height, wouldn't have to do anything to the small office or the old light house would be great, give a purpose to the building but as is also looks great, nice repurpose 

    • July 24, 2020 3:28 PM EDT
    • Updated photo showing the completed structure with a repurposed lighthouse as industrial brickworks. I think it needs a loading dock now 

       

    • July 13, 2020 10:35 AM EDT
    • Update for Dave Taylor, I haven't forgot the chimney, its found a new home.

      4 Piko walls from ebay, a plywood deck and asphalt shingle roof and the 2020 Miks Challenge is complete, yes, its not on the station I started with, that thing is HUGE though, and honestly I do not think I will be able to find a place for it on the layout. So it's still disassembled in a box.

      So finally bringing this years challenge to a close. to quote that Jerry guy "What a long strange trip it's been" 

      (edit) old photo deleted for updated pic see below. 

       

       

    • June 18, 2020 12:07 AM EDT
    • Hey Dan....   You still Have 5 1/2 months until I unleash  MIK 2021.......

       

      I like where it going,, abet slowly...... 

       

      You need some Taylor Tin to top er up?   If so let me know.... Custom Lengths ...No Problem....

    • June 17, 2020 11:26 PM EDT
    • Dan Hilyer said:

      Well as expected, I did not finish the challenge build.  Still need to add roofing, jib crane, more painting and weathering, steps, details ..... on and on and on ......  But here it is anyway....

       

       

       

       

       

      Hey Dan,

      Are we going to get to see this fine structure  completed?

       

    • March 9, 2020 9:11 PM EDT
    • Congrats to All!

    • March 7, 2020 8:18 PM EST
    • Hey John. Sorry I'm so late to this party. I was in kind of a funk during the challenge and pretty much stayed away from all of it.  Sorry for not adding some encouragement along the way, but it appears you did not need it. What an awesome building!!!!

       

      And, sorry to hear of your setbacks. Best of luck with the treatments.  

    • March 7, 2020 6:38 PM EST
    • You do nice work, mister jeweler! A unique use of the required chimney. Well done...

    • March 7, 2020 1:43 PM EST
    • Since the Chiminey became an eye catcher and from the beginning I've known the furnace's pipe was too big. I cut a half inch off with a tubing cutter because it rolls the end in as it pinches the rolling wheel in... Wasn't enough, so I used my Chasing hammer to fold the end over, inwards to make a reduction fitting. I sleeved the new pipe with a short section to complete the illusion. I soldered it together with plumber's silver solder and a Mapp gas torch. As it cooled I went out back to my old paint collection. after some blue tape I hit the exhaust with grey and red primers;

      I like the proportions better, I may cap the top with a fold over rain stopper. If not then Blacken-it will paint the flu's innards.

    • March 3, 2020 9:59 AM EST
    • Now that is neat looking

    • March 2, 2020 4:42 PM EST
    • Thats cool and way more unique than a single pipe. I like this misfortune.

       

    • March 2, 2020 4:30 PM EST
    • Chiminey Cricket!

      So as is my nature, the pipe didn't pan out, but 4 rolled pipes did! About 10.5" the ends are formed and two seemed to nestle as if designed for that. I cut them in half and yesterday was spent epoxying them together and then into the fine Taylor brickwork ...

      The years have been tough on the old water pipe, chimney extensions... 

      Not fancy brick, maybe Mr. Englishman, but nifty! Fer sure.

    • March 1, 2020 5:38 PM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      John Caughey said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Thar keeps getting better all the time

      Just following orders ....

      Well I am glad you are becuase it is a wonderful project that needs to see the end of the road. I was so inspired that while at Lowes they had some sheets of cut stone tile on clearance so I snatched up a few for some yet distant project.

      And so it begins ....

       

    • March 1, 2020 3:16 PM EST
    • John Caughey said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Thar keeps getting better all the time

      Just following orders ....

      Well I am glad you are becuase it is a wonderful project that needs to see the end of the road. I was so inspired that while at Lowes they had some sheets of cut stone tile on clearance so I snatched up a few for some yet distant project.

    • March 1, 2020 1:08 PM EST
    • A fluid design ...

      Well I tried etching the Chimney pipe for age and the darn thing refused to rot... I guess it can go back to being a HF solar light stand... I've had a couple of formed tubes, kind of like stay bolts with flared ends bouncing around on the layout. I drug out the old Rotozip, the poorman's right angled grinder and cut them in half. Putting them together, the flared ends over lap and look purpose formed! Mik would approve I'm sure. I have them taped together for gluing together, prior to going in the chimney.

      I also raided my O scale detail parts for stuff ... the Baker passenger car heater is now a bench furnace and we  now have 3 boxes of Prospector's Charges w/ portable detonators. Looks like 1/3 sticks and other stuff that didn't happen .... until pics can back me up.

    • February 29, 2020 6:54 PM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:

      Thar keeps getting better all the time

      Just following orders ....