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Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:03:59 PM
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Guy thanks for the response and picture. Great shots of the mobile generators. How much do the 1/50 scale Coke’s cost out of the vending machine? These details that these guys put in are outrageous.
Stev
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5:19:19 AM
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Of course, that was the place to be and our photographer was there as well:





To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5:22:36 AM
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Impressive machine, when seen from below:





To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5:25:58 AM
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The service truck is bringing wooden mats in the dumpers parking area:



What for? We'll find out next time.

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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:24:08 PM
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Guy the Cat crates look great.
Steve
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great photos and work here. I am looking forward to that white kitty in the background to get dirty sometime.
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:29:16 AM
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Wooden planks are unloaded:



A yard crane and a drilling unit are mobilized as well:



Wood poles are inserted in holes as drilling progresses:



To be continued.
Guy
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A sort of retaining wall is being erected in the middle of the parking place:



Dumpers are now unloading gravel behind that wall:





To be continued.
Guy
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Is this temporary construction an access ramp for a future loading?



We'll know more (next time), I'm sure.

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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 12:58:16 AM
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Guy same bat time same bat channel, little 60’s super hero humor.
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To be continued.
Guy
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While width indication signs are placed on the ramp to help the shovel Operator, rubber mats are laid on weight distribution plates to avoid shoe tracks to slip during loading on SPMTs:



To be continued.

Guy
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To be continued (next time).

Regards.
Guy
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 4:30:56 AM
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As preparation works come to an end, the Caterpillar mining shovel moves in:



To be continued.
Guy
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3 heavy tow trucks have been mobilized to assist each SPMT:



A few feet left:





To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 4:43:12 AM
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It seems that our photographer found a good location on the quarry edge to get pictures of the loading sequence:





To be continued (next time).

Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 9:09:52 AM
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Impressive.
Steve
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 1:47:29 PM

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Love this thread.
Quinella
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 2:09:25 PM

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Guy: Does someone take pictures of the actual work being done and then your friends select the best pictures and make the diorama like the picture? If so, that someone would be taking pics every day as progress on a certain job takes place. This thread is just nuts, over the top, crazy good. It should be televised. Hurry up with more!!!!!!!!!! Craig
GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 2:42:42 PM
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Craig,

Potential topics, mainly based upon real mining pictures, are discussed within the group, as they sometimes new need new models to be built and weathered. Then, when everything is available, they are displayed on the diorama.
The only one taking pictures of that is Denis and he tries, whenever feasible, to show the scene(s) from different angles and with a logical progression. I have seen some scenes changed or upgraded, following comments made by members of the French forum (where the subject is displayed first): don't forget that he is not at all in the mining business and that these comments are often useful.

I hope it helps.
Guy
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