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GuyM
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:39:57 AM
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The dozer, now ready for the tow:





Both tracks are disconnected and moved away from the chassis, to be laid on the ground:



To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:42:51 AM
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To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:49:06 AM
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In the meantime, towing cables are being connected between the dozer and the shovel chassis:





Ready to pull:



To be continued (next time).

Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 5:05:09 AM
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The shovel chassis is being towed away from the superstructure:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 5:22:09 AM
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Cable slings can be removed:





As a bonus, another of the various pictures that inspired the 1/50 overhaul scene:



Next time, while further shovel overhaul is being prepared, we'll follow one of the heavy haulage set that delivered the MegaTraction equipment, loading back to its owner an equipment tested in LorraMine sometime ago.

Regards.
Guy
Rivera2171
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 3:15:38 PM

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Wow. Im so amazed by all of these dioramas. De-pinning the tracks and removing the track frame from the model? Something I will probably never try on my own. I also like all of the workers in all these different positions. Really adds to the realism...
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 10:02:45 PM
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Guy even the detail on the cables is unbelievable.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:00:20 AM
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Thanks gents, for all your positive comments.

After being unloaded from both MegaTraction girders, the Kenworth/Drake combination went to pick-up the Wirtgen 4200 mining unit, as the site demo was completed:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:08:25 AM
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While the convoy is back to the main gate, let's have a closer look at these 4 parked O&K units:



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:21:38 AM
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Our photographer calls for some personnel to stand in front of the O&Ks to give a better idea of their size:



He even used the drone to get an aerial view of the scene:



Next time, he'll be back to the Bucyrus overhaul scene, as preparation for the standard exchange of its damaged main ring is progressing:



Regards.
Guy

Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:38:34 PM
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Guy great pictures all around.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 5:48:56 AM
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Back to the Bucyrus overhaul where removal of the damaged ring is progressing:









To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 5:55:17 AM
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While a new ring is brought in, the damaged one in place is being lifted away:









To be continued (next time).

Regards.
Guy
RobS
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 10:49:57 AM
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Wow, just wow!

Rob
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 7:48:16 PM
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Guy is the new ring milled steel that they created in their shop, where they were creating the crusher. Incredible.
Steve
Ironstef70
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 8:42:54 PM

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Guy, not only these guys are great modelers and weathering artists, but now they also appear to be skilled machinists.

Talk about teamwork. Very impressive.

Stephane

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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:24:14 AM
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Gents,

I suppose that the new ring was machined for the scene but as I'm not 100% sure, I'll ask and let you know.

Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:30:51 AM
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The Bucyrus Service Tech immediately proceeds to an inspection, assisted by our photographer:



In the meantime, the new ring is being lifted:





To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:36:07 AM
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The new ring in position:



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:46:29 AM
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Following Bucyrus Service Man recommendations, the damaged ring is taken away for disposal as it is too damaged to be overhauled:





Next time, we'll follow final fitting operations of the new ring on the shovel chassis.

Regards.
Guy
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