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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 4:56:09 AM
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Claus wrote:
[...] I have seen big rotisseries like that to build loader buckets.


Steve,

Claus is right: the equipment will be used to overhaul dump bodies.
See the very poor picture below (as it was originally very small, I increased its size which degraded its quality a lot) that was used by Michel to build the LorraMine unit:



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Guy

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To be continued.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 5:21:09 AM
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The dump body is secured on the horizontal beam:





Lifting devices can then be released:



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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 5:27:22 AM
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The following morning, the Vendor Representative and most of the mine Management are there, to witness the equipment live test:



At the far end, the Vendors Rep. (in red) and the Workshop Leader follow the step-by-step commissioning procedure:







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Guy
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That test is successful!
We'll leave the Vendors Rep. and the Workshop Leader perform all other remaining tests before the equipment is officially handed-over to LorraMine.

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Guy
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 6:13:25 PM
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Guy that is great, thanks for explaining. However I dying to see the size of the goose they were going to hang from that and if they had the donuts that would have made a great feast.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 5:07:26 AM
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While live tests of the dump body handling unit are being progressed, let's have a walk around in the workshop area:

- The lubricants storage:



- Fitting of tires on a brand new Caterpillar 797F dumper:



- The on-going Liebherr T262 overhaul:



To be continued.
Guy



GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 5:17:44 AM
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Meanwhile, at the far end of the workshop, live tests are being successfully completed and all required lifting devices gathered:





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 5:29:57 AM
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Workers mobilize soon after and start immediately grinding and welding, as part of the dump body overhaul operation:





Apparently, there is a new problem on site, as the Towhaul unit has been called for a recovery operation:







To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy
rlmc
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 1:38:37 PM
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This is incredible. Hard to imagine the number of hours that have gone into this not to mention the cost.

Is the diorama finished?

Robert
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 3:34:57 PM
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Robert,

I don't think that the diorama will be ever finished, as we have seen it evolving already: electrical supply to shovels, new workshop, etc.
You can always imagine new extensions or new buildings, for example dumpers unloading "building" on the site with conveyor belts transfer of ore at the bottom or headquarters offices.

But LorraMine modellers funds are not unlimited: so wait and see!

I hope it helps.
Guy
Claus
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 3:39:00 PM

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A rail spur line would be awesome, have some hopper cars getting loaded under the surge bins or screen house. Smile
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 6:07:25 PM
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Guy a great scene would be them setting off the explosives, I’m sure these men would have no problem figuring out how to do that after all the other complicated dioramas they have successfully made. Also more great shots of the maintenance building with the workers doing their tasks.
Thanks
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 6:02:08 AM
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GuyM wrote:
[...] Apparently, there is a new problem on site, as the Towhaul unit has been called for a recovery operation [...]


Back to the maintenance workshop, the wrecked Caterpillar dumper is roughly cleaned, then towed inside:









To be continued.
Guy

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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 6:04:55 AM
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To be continued.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 6:08:03 AM
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The Towhaul is disconnected, then moved out:





To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 6:20:58 AM
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As the dumper rear axle has been lifted on its maintenance supports, a mechanical team begins to unscrew rear wheels bolts, while another team performs the removal of the cab:





To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy



Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 3:30:00 PM
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Guy what else can I say but unbelievable, the spay, the water below the end dump and finally the wet tire marks inside the garage. Now I have to go back and see everything else I missed.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 5:22:58 AM
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Cab removal operations:







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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 5:26:32 AM
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In the meantime, activities progress on the rear axle:









To be continued.
Guy
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