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    • 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!

    • February 29, 2020 11:07 AM EST
    • Congratulations to all who won, and also all who entered. A truly spectacular group of models, even though they were done so quickly, and for so little cost. I am still amazed at what you all accomplished!  

       

      Cliff

    • February 26, 2020 6:57 PM EST
    • Congratulations to all the participants for all your hard work, you guys, girls and Kidzilla made voting for a favorite very difficult,I  tossed many coins before I answered the voting thread. Looking forward to jumping back into the game next year! And now..

       THE Countdown begins!

                                                                           319 DAYS

      Until MIK 2021. tick tock start hoarding stuff

    • 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 ....

    • February 29, 2020 6:19 PM EST
    • Thar keeps getting better all the time

    • February 28, 2020 8:43 PM EST
    • Praying for you buddy.  The wood provides a nice contrast to the stone.

    • February 28, 2020 8:12 PM EST
    • I hope you catch a break soon John. Would be nice to see you have a long stretch of feeling good. On the modeling front, I really like that you put the wood at an angle. Nice touch.

    • February 28, 2020 8:09 PM EST
    • good luck with the treatments John.

       On a side note on the wood floor. Your statement brings to mind a movie, Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin with Harry Morgan in the mix. Tunnels under the whole town going from saloon to saloon so they could collect the gold dust falling through the cracks in the floor boards.

        Maybe you should put an outdoor cellar entry so he can gather his sweepings

    • February 28, 2020 7:55 PM EST
    • I've got wood!

      Several years ago it was J. Morrison and the Doors, my freight house didn't fare well against the trailer's onslaught and is resting on the ground. Today it volunteered part of the floor I made for it.

      I have a few tiles to narrow and the floor will be; stuck a fork in it, done. My list of details continues to grow.

      High (grade) Pockets our Assayer, petitioned for a wood floor because of his arthuritis, well he claims that's why he walks bent over, but we know it's the gold he's walking out the door! 

       

      There will be a pause soon on this and other projects, the fickle finger of fate isn't done with me yet. My cancer returned and I just volunteered for 40 mini doses of radiation real close to the maxed out tissue from my first encounter. Plus last week I had 3 days of chemo starting a 3 week cycle for 5 series of infusions.