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    • February 25, 2019 3:02 PM EST
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      2019 Mik Build Challenge Winners

      AND THE WINNERS ARE

       

      This years Challenge was the best group 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!!

       

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

       Mik just Mik.

      Is proudly presented to:

       

      2fer for the Muller Clan,   Keep the spirit alive!!

       

      The voting for this years builds had 45 people casting votes, a record.  

      The top spots were Neck and Neck with just a few points between them.

      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 THE GRAND PRIZE

       

      The close runner-ups were: Todd's Doodle Bigger,  And my own boxcars and Vic's Silver fish with Toots 13 1/2... in that order

       

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

       

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      New Mexico­ Northern ­Railroad
      D&RGW ­315 Crew ­member, Fireman
      RRR #4
      Board Memb­er, Durang­o Railroad­ Historica­l Society

    • February 25, 2019 4:00 PM EST
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      Congrats to all who participated!

       

      Eric: superb!

      Devon: you rocked this year. Well deserved recognition!

      Rick: excellent model.

      Scott: amazing first time project.

      Dave: thanks for keeping the tradition alive!

       

      Cheers!

    • February 25, 2019 4:03 PM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:
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       Congrats to all those that keep the Spirit of Mik alive.

       

         Especially you. We all know Dave can't stand recognition, but you're my hero.

        

       

       

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    • February 25, 2019 4:21 PM EST
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      John Passaro said:
      Dave Taylor said:
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       Congrats to all those that keep the Spirit of Mik alive.

       

         Especially you. We all know Dave can't stand recognition, but you're my hero.

        

       

       

      Amen to that!

      Thanks very much Dave. My life is better with the Challenge. Your time is very much appreciated.

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      John

       

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

       

       

    • February 25, 2019 4:28 PM EST
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      Rick has the Power!

      Raise your boom and be Healed!

       

      Sorry Dave, I'm both a preacher's kid and a Navy brat ...  couldn't help myself   

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      John

       

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

       

       

    • February 25, 2019 4:36 PM EST
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      Thanks guys for the accolades.  

       

      FYI:  that pic of me, is with a John West Photo of D&RGW 315, that I printed into a mural and hung on the wall at the Durango Library's children's section.

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      New Mexico­ Northern ­Railroad
      D&RGW ­315 Crew ­member, Fireman
      RRR #4
      Board Memb­er, Durang­o Railroad­ Historica­l Society

    • February 25, 2019 5:15 PM EST
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      Gladly accepting my Participation Trophy. Had fun this year. 

       

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      Have fun with your trains
    • February 25, 2019 5:48 PM EST
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      It was a lot of fun, thanks for having me, Bill   Way to go Eric and the kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • February 25, 2019 6:22 PM EST
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      Thanks to everybody that participated and everybody that voted.

      I had fun and was forced to complete in a month a build that would normally have taken

      me 6

      Thanks Dave for picking up the torch.

    • February 25, 2019 6:38 PM EST
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      I second Marty. The challenge this year pushed me to build the crane I had been wanting to build for two years now. It was just the right incentive to start and complete it. Thanks as always Dave for hosting this event and keeping it going.

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    • February 25, 2019 6:49 PM EST
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      Very cool guy's ...good work!

    • February 25, 2019 7:04 PM EST
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      Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who participated, followed along and voted.  This is an event I look forward to each year and it wouldn't be possible without all of you.  A special thanks goes out to our fearless leader, Dave, who keeps the spirit alive.  I feel confident that Mik is grinning from ear to ear.  January 1 of 2020 can't get here soon enough.

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    • February 25, 2019 8:31 PM EST
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      Good Stuff....Thanks again Dave for taking the time to put it all together ! The stats are great and having 45 voters was even better!

    • February 25, 2019 8:35 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      Sorry Dave, I'm both a preacher's kid and a Navy brat ...  couldn't help myself   

      PK myself ...along with middle child and first born son

      Hehehe

    • February 25, 2019 8:39 PM EST
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      Total kudos to Eric ...involving the kids is the best !

    • February 25, 2019 8:53 PM EST
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      great job everyone some great builds and lots of techniques to use borrow steal

       

       

      This post was edited by Pete Lassen at February 25, 2019 8:56 PM EST
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      Butt Modeler #2

       

       

    • February 26, 2019 3:00 AM EST
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      Thanks, Dave, for this opportunity!  The crew has been asking how the votes happened, and I know they will be thrilled to see their award tomorrow!

       

      Thanks as well to all who participated.  There was lots to keep us inspired and moving forward!

       

      On behalf of Clan Mueller, "Mahalo nui loa!" (Thanks a lot!).

       

      Eric

    • February 26, 2019 10:15 AM EST
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      The builds just keep getting better and better every time we do this.  Great work guys and a special thanks to Dave for keeping this fun challenge going.    

       

      so Dave any hints for next year?? 

    • February 26, 2019 12:07 PM EST
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      Hints for next year,........  Really  all ready? ,   We just finished   But I do Know where we will go next year......  Ok  ;   If you don't have a pin nailer, and small pins,   Get one!!

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      New Mexico­ Northern ­Railroad
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      RRR #4
      Board Memb­er, Durang­o Railroad­ Historica­l Society

    • February 26, 2019 12:28 PM EST
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