Originally Posted by Totalwrecker
The gentleman that ran the challenges gave up here due to lack of interest several years ago. He took it to large scale central (another forum) where the challenge lives in his memory as The MIK just MIK Challenge He passed away a year ago last month.
PS Next month a new challenge will be announced.
TW, I think you are confusing MIK's building challenges with the MLS "master classes"..they are not the same thing.
The MLS Master classes were run by David Fletcher, and they go back to the year 2001.
there were several of them, a 2-6-0 from 2001, the 2002 Mason Bogie masterclass, the CP Huntington class, and some others..
they used to be hosted here on MLS, but they seem to be gone now!
I loved them! although my 2002 Mason Bogie remains unfinished, twelve years later, because I never got the chassis..
that was a bit of a debacle that perhaps killed the masterclass concept..
the masterclasses are still out there, archived..I will look around and post some.