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GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:16:59 AM
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To be continued.
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To be continued.
Guy
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Next time, we'll attend the final phase of the shovel fastening on SPMTs and discover new lighting poles built by Michel to improve visibility on LorraMine site at nighttime.

Regards.
Guy
RobS
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As always, fantastic work. I especially like the up-close camera angles. Very nice!

Rob
Exkvate3140
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Guy how soon do you figure before the 6090 has some bruises and scares on it, I don’t think it will be that quick because The Q is getting hair plugs installed back in NC. That means they will have somebody with an actual Hydralics license operating it which might be a good thing.
Steve
GuyM
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Steve,

To be fair with you, I haven't seen the Caterpillar shovel in a "weathered form" in the French forum LorraMine topic to-date.
As Olive ended his collaboration with the team recently, I suspect that weathering activities haven't progressed a lot these days.

I hope it helps.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:30:28 PM
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Guy thanks for the response, maybe it will be power washed every night and they will leave a couple of cans of Cat yellow in the cab for touch ups.
Steve
GuyM
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Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:10:11 AM
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Michel delivered recently some electrical lighting mobile units to LorraMine:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
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The end-result, as darkness comes:









Regards.
Guy
GuyM
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Coming next time, the first day of work of a new dumper supplied for test to LorraMine:



Regards.
Guy
catkom3
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Ah nice the Belaz 75710,
Regards
Joe.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:29:45 PM
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Guy that’s a great nighttime diorama, I’m assuming the the mobile lighting is all scratch built
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 4:59:30 AM
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy that’s a great nighttime diorama, I’m assuming the the mobile lighting is all scratch built
Steve


Steve,

Correct: mobile lighting sets are all scratch built.

Joe,

Here comes the Belaz 75710 dumper:



As part of the media communication around the event, Lorramine PR have managed to get the old Titan dumper, normally exposed in front of the main building, driven to the workshop area to pose alongside the new 450 tonnes capacity giant:



To be continued.
Guy
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Belaz engine hood protrudes so much that dumpers parking concrete protections had to be moved forward to get it some space there:



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
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PR communication is certainly very important but mining operations are paramount in LorraMine. Next time, we'll attend the Belaz dumper 1st day of work:



Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 5:44:19 AM
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For completeness, a corporate video showing the Belaz dumper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2tFH74HHJ0

Key Belaz 75710 data on comparison table with its main competitors:



The 1/50 scale model has been produced in resin by "les Miniatures du Faubourg" French model company: https://miniaturesdufaubourg.fr/

Regards.
Guy
kerst
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 8:18:40 AM

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I am enjoying this so much! The whole scene is so realistic, there is so much happening and the photography is superb!

Kerst


http://forums.dhsdiecast.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=1096251
Jamiescotland
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 2:08:22 PM

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Fantastic! Got any photos of the white Demag H485 in the background? That would be much appreciated!
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 8:52:23 PM
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Guy that is one big monster, and thanks for posting the comparison chart. The shots as usual are second to none.
Steve
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