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    • January 21, 2019 11:14 PM EST
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      Miks 2019 Build - Tim

      My project is a narrow façade - 2 inches deep by 10 inches high (max) by eight or ten feet long.

       

      Made some headway on it, but posting a picture - even to Flickr - seems beyond me at the moment.

       

      Maybe...managed to get a few pics into Flickr...

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/138006591@N08/albums/72157677975585748

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Tim at January 21, 2019 11:40 PM EST
    • January 22, 2019 1:06 AM EST
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      "Flickr" worked!

    • January 22, 2019 6:04 AM EST
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      Napkin drawing?

       

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    • January 22, 2019 10:51 PM EST
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      Back of the envelope drawing.  My pen violently disagreed with the napkin. 

       

      Making some headway, might have to do more than anticipated - like a 'residential section.'

       

      Clearances are *tight!*  Like a quarter inch, max between the platform and the passenger car.

    • January 22, 2019 11:03 PM EST
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      Hmmm that sheet rock is 1/2" and wax paper .007" aprox.

      Adapt!

      I chalk it up to Priorities and my sister calls it madness....

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

       

       

    • January 26, 2019 1:51 AM EST
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      Well, the station (flat) is done...mostly. Built from scrap wood, construction paper, and a few doors and windows leftover from Bachmann kits and Colorado Model Structures.  Looks a little cartoonish, but that's ok considering the nature of the layout. (superhero's, astronauts, aliens, witches, and other weird creatures populate the landscape alongside more normal types)

       

      Anyhow, added a couple pics of the station: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138006591@N08/albums/72157677975585748

       

      Tomorrow, I guess it'll be time to start in on 2D suburbia.  Wasn't part of the original Mik project, but I have to do *something* with that six foot stretch of wall.  I have some leftovers that'll do for a couple of houses, and enough scraps to build a few more.

       

    • January 26, 2019 6:04 AM EST
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    • January 26, 2019 9:47 AM EST
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      The flats will add some visual character to the layout, Tin.  Good work.

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    • January 27, 2019 2:53 AM EST
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      2D suburbia begins to take shape, with a house and an apartment building.  I'll probably add a couple more structures tomorrow or the next day, more pics then.

       

      Also started laying out 'Industry One' - not sure what it is. It's part of a kit from Colorado Model Structures that proved unusable elsewhere (as is part of suburbia).

       

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/138006591@N08/albums/72157677975585748

       

      'Summit' - provisional name - is a sort of industrial mining supply center at the top of a long grade.  I envision it as set in a set of long, narrow shelves, with many of the structures almost against a cliff face.   Probably not much in the way of real world prototypes. 

       

      Anyhow, Summit has a station and three industries.  From here, a short spur leads to the whimsical berg of Fay, and a longer one leads to a mine.  The idea is trains ascend the grade to this point, with cars going either to the industries or elsewhere.  (Kind of sort of a Timesaver variant.)

      'Industry Two' will have to wait a while, need to figure something with the corner, not part of the Mik Challenge. Again, I don't know what it'll be, but it'll likely be made from another mangled CMS kit. 

       

      Can't do much with Industry Three, as it's 'over the edge,' save for the very end of the siding.  I might be able to sneak a shed or something in there.   

    • January 27, 2019 5:36 AM EST
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    • January 27, 2019 8:50 AM EST
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      Tim said:

      but it'll likely be made from another mangled CMS kit. 

      They make great "Mangle" material.  I've mangled quite a bit of them over the years..............

       

       

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    • January 27, 2019 2:40 PM EST
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      Looking good Tim.  I have 30 feet of concrete wall that needs flats. Started one for the 2017 contest, but got stuck and did not finish.

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    • January 27, 2019 3:09 PM EST
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      Tim,

      I am glad I havent actually started my indoor. Between you and Jon, i have some whole new ideas on how to get more bang for my buck by doing just facades 

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    • January 27, 2019 6:39 PM EST
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      Thanks for sharing that Tim. That's inspirational for the limited space I will have. 

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    • January 29, 2019 2:33 AM EST
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      didn't get anything done yesterday - grandkid time and lunch at the homestead.

       

      Today was busy at work, but I did make some headway on Industry One upon returning home.  No pics, though.  It looks like I might have to squeeze a 2D business district between the station and industry one (more mutilated CMS parts) - too much blank wall space other wise.  Still have more to do with 2D suburbia...

    • January 31, 2019 2:27 AM EST
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      Made some additional headway on 'Industry One.'  With luck, it'll be done tomorrow.  That has me eyeballing the space between 'Industry One' and the station.  I have a rerailer there (cleverly disguised by Aristocraft as a grade crossing), hence the angled road between the two.  I've decided to squeeze a business district into that space, maybe 'tilted' a bit.  Spent part of tonight playing around with scrap wood as a base for the road, and (spray) painted the CMS flat for the first store.  I also set the current version of 2D suburbia in place.  Sheesh, there is a lot of empty wall.

       

      Anyhow...

       

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/138006591@N08/albums/72157677975585748

       

       

       

       

    • February 3, 2019 11:56 PM EST
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      No pics today (too big of a mess), but I did make some headway.

       

      I figured 2D suburbia could stand some 2D religion (salvation for the flat :) ) and started in on a 2D church using leftover bits and pieces from prior projects.  The first store for the business district draws closer to completion.  The second store will probably be a gas station. 

       

      Made my first purchase for this project a couple days ago - a bottle of glue, because the one I was using split along the one side (which explains how I kept gluing my fingers together).  Dang thing is almost empty already - apparently it's priced by the drop.  At seven bucks, those are expensive drops. 

    • February 4, 2019 12:07 AM EST
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      I am reminded of an old book called Flatland [link] where everything has to exist in 2 dimensions. Here's a house:

       

       

      But then, I'm weird that way...

       

      Looking forward to pictures after you clear enough away to be able to see things :-)

       

      Cheers!

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