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    • January 1, 2020 1:01 AM EST
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      2020 Mik's Build Challenge

      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 2020

        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 2020 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 2020 challenge shall be:

        Build what ever you would like to put under the CHIMNEY

        I will send you! 

       


       

      There is no size restrictions this year,  just like last years challenge.

      Any Size, Any Shape, Building, ROW thing, Anything that needs a chimney.

       

       

      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. 2020, without it costing against the $30.00 total.

       

       

      TIME LINE:  

       

      Jan 1 thru Jan11,  Sign up.  You can start planning, drawing (napkins not included), but No cutting or building. Chimney kits will be mailed.

       

      Before Jan 11th,  Build Logs to be posted in Annual Build Challenge forum on LSC. Please post your Napkins drawings with your first posting.

       

      Jan 11th, 0001hr, Actual construction begins.

       

      Jan 11th thru Feb 9th, up-dates to your build log posted.

       

      Feb 9th, 2400hr building ends (extended to local sunrise on the 10th if you must put in an all nighter to finish).

       

      Feb 10th thru 16th, Posting pictures to the “Official Finished “ forum post [ I will start ] for judging. Also post your total “out of pocket” cost.

       

      Feb 17th thru 23rd, 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.    dave@nmnrr.com

       

      Feb 24th, Winners announced.

       

       RESTRICTIONS: Actual building starts on JAN 11th  and  Ends on Feb 9th.  That gives you 5 weekends to get it done.

       

      For the 2020 challenge, you must start a “NEW PROJECT”.  This challenge excludes anything that you may have started previously to the Jan 1, 2020 starting date.

       

      $30 (US$ 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!

       

      Any item that you already have in your hands as of 1 Jan 2020, 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

       

      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 2020 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 2020,

      Post a reply to this thread.  

       

      Send an email to me at dave@nmnrr.com  with a mailing address as soon as you know your competing.  

       

      The Prize pool for 2020:

      Spirit of Mik Award: Photo Mug by Dave Taylor

       

      Others as added:

      2 custom made, train themed pens by Dan Hilyer

       

       

       

       For the historical record these have been the Challenge categories:

       

      2020: Chimney Kit. 

      2019: 10 year redo: “Build Whatever You Want”

      2018: 2x4

      2017: Quarry cut stones.

      2016: Roof panels =800Sq Ft.

      2015: 16' Flat car, Whimsical theme.

      2014: Door

      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!!

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at January 5, 2020 10:16 AM EST
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    • January 1, 2020 3:55 AM EST
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      I’m in!

       

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    • January 1, 2020 4:00 AM EST
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      Arguing what to do with this is providing a way to spend the hour between our defeat at the hands of Oldest Son in "Railroad Tycoon:   The Boardgame" and Kailua's annual festival of illegal pyrotechnics.   Thanks! Hau'oli makahiki hou!

       

      Eric & Clan Mueller

    • January 1, 2020 9:39 AM EST
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      Well if Devon is in, so am I.

      This post was edited by John Caughey at January 1, 2020 10:37 AM EST
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      John

       

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

       

       

    • January 1, 2020 9:50 AM EST
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      I am in, I am so IN!

       

      Napkin, napkin, where did I put that napkin?

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    • January 1, 2020 10:11 AM EST
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      Yep, I'm a doin' it   The pondering now commences .....  what to build .... with a chimney ...... hmmmmmmm

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    • January 1, 2020 11:15 AM EST
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      I'm in!

    • January 1, 2020 12:20 PM EST
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      I'm in.  Wish you had given the chimneys to Santa...so he could deliver them down our chimneys for Christmas ;-)

    • January 1, 2020 1:20 PM EST
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      Those are great looking chimneys Dave and a great starting point for the challenge.  It is going to be very interesting to see what the group dreams up for their builds. 

      I really like the red. Will they come painted or will we decide? 

       

      This is the one year that I'm not traveling but I have been remodeling a house that is over one hour away from me and all my tools are there.  This build will be tricky in that I stay at the house during the week and come home on the weekends. I guess the remodeling will have to wait.  Now to figure out what type of building the RR needs. 

       

      Count me in.

    • January 1, 2020 1:39 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      Well if Devon is in, so am I.

      I can't believe my luck, then again it's only half luck, so maybe it's not that big of a deal ...

      I actually bought something of use! Only I need twice as much as I got.... that's my par.

       

      Now as a rebel without a clue, I need to ask ... can we substitute rock for brick? I want to build my own chiminy...

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      John

       

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

       

       

    • January 1, 2020 2:08 PM EST
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      I'm going to try to squeeze this Challange in between projects already in the pipeline, so, yea, count me in.

    • January 1, 2020 2:14 PM EST
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      Eric have you played Ticket To Ride? They also have a junior game for smaller rr fans

      i am still on the fence, I started a house that needs a chimney, but was really not happy with it, so I guess I could restart it completely. I have to think on this for a while.

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    • January 1, 2020 2:19 PM EST
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      Count me in too. I am willing to help offset the cost of the chimney too Dave.

       

    • January 1, 2020 2:20 PM EST
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      Is there a chance we could pay a little extra and get 2 or more kits at the same time?? I am guessing this is flat pieces and we have to glue/staple/nail or weld it together. What are the dimensions? The chimney I need to model is an on the side of the house one so it has to have the “shoulders and sides that hopefully would match. 

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      Butt Modeler #2

       

       

    • January 1, 2020 5:25 PM EST
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      I’m in!

    • January 1, 2020 5:31 PM EST
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      Okay, I think I’ll give it a go. 

    • January 1, 2020 6:21 PM EST
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      Okay I'll bite, I have an oddball idea.

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    • January 1, 2020 6:23 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

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

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

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    • January 1, 2020 6:58 PM EST
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      Dammm  Devon,  now I'll have to think up something different.....

       

      Some times I really do think you don't like me......

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