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Feeding the Minds of the Littlest Little People

The School

The Piko Pleasantown set of kits includes the “White Schoolhouse”, Piko Building Kit, PIKO-62215 shown below:

Publicity photo.

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.

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