Feeding the Minds of the Littlest Little People
The Piko Pleasantown set of kits includes the "White Schoolhouse", Piko Building Kit, PIKO-62215 shown below:
Above - May 26, 2010 - The assembly process was started by painting the insides of the walls flat black to keep the interior lights from shining through.
Above - May 26, 2010 - The exterior colors are "as molded".
Above - June 30, 2010 - Rough assembly is complete and the form for the foundation is located.
Above - June 30, 2010 - Overall location is checked.
Above - July 1, 2010 - The hole for the foundation is dug and filled with crusher fines (small, sharp edged gravel).
Above - July 2, 2010 - The foundation is in place and wires are provided for the lights and protected with rubber hose. Screen mesh reinforcement and mounting blocks are ready.
Above - July 2, 2010 - The same year-old, paper bag of Quikrete was used to pour the church and school.........
....with exactly the same result!
Above - July 6, 2010 - The new batch worked better.
Above - August 24, 2010 - Light, sign and details, including a Houseworks door latch assembly, are complete.
Above - September 22, 2010 - The mounting block is installed, the road is in, let's get the building in!
Above - September 28, 2010 - Not a tornado, just a pause during the wiring hookup to snap a picture.
Above - September 28, 2010 - The old guy is back at work and Brooke School is almost finished.
Above - October 5, 2010 - School time, kiddos!
Above - October 22, 2010 - How do you like the custom chimney? It is a Stoneworks # 4140 3" Brick Chimney Kit. For such a simple looking feature, it was actually very difficult to assemble. Came out okay tho'. The school name sign didn't last. A replacement is being contemplated.
Future - Here come the people and outside details.