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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:25:46 AM
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As a French forum member questioned the lift, Denis realized after posting the pictures that his hydraulic crane was underrated for the operation.

The mining picture that triggered the scene:



According to the Liebherr load chart, Denis crane capacity would be limited to approx. 50 tonnes at 12.5 metres distance: a little bit short for the cone real weight!

Keep in mind that we are approaching Christmas Eve, where everything is possible: we'll simply call that lift the "magic of modeling"!

Regards.
Guy

Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:52:43 AM
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Guy great pictures, OSHA is also in 1/50 scale so we have to be careful with every picture that is posted, I believe fines can be paid with Monopoly money so Denis should be fine. Tell him if he needs help I just won $200.00 in a beauty contest and I will gladly send it him, I’m also the banker so I may be able to slip him a couple more $’s that just fell out of the bank. While I got you tell everyone in your gang Merrt Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.
Steve

Paul R
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:26:11 AM

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GuyM wrote:


According to the Liebherr load chart, Denis crane capacity would be limited to approx. 50 tonnes at 12.5 metres distance: a little bit short for the cone real weight!

Keep in mind that we are approaching Christmas Eve, where everything is possible: we'll simply call that lift the "magic of modeling"!

Regards.
Guy



Guy,
Absolutely right! Anything can happen during the Christmas period Smile

I’ve not commented a whole lot but I’ve really enjoyed this thread. The diorama is so well detailed and realistic and some great photography!

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2020.

Paul R

GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:23:51 PM
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Pretty difficult to mobilize the right crane on Christmas Eve with a such short notice but LorraMine managed to get a Liebherr lattice crawler crane to complete crusher lifting operations:





A crusher cone carried in Canada (60x113'' crusher for the Detour Gold mine) by a Temisko 100 tonnes capacity lowboy:



Picture above from the "Photos TP" forum Canadian member "SamEuclid".

Merry Christmas to you all!
Guy
Quinella
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:34:28 PM

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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy great pictures, OSHA is also in 1/50 scale so we have to be careful with every picture that is posted, I believe fines can be paid with Monopoly money so Denis should be fine. Tell him if he needs help I just won $200.00 in a beauty contest and I will gladly send it him, I’m also the banker so I may be able to slip him a couple more $’s that just fell out of the bank. While I got you tell everyone in your gang Merrt Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.
Steve



You're about as beautiful as the South end of a North Bound skunk. Guy the diorama just keeps on getting better and better. It could rank as the all time best. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all. To all others of all religions I hope you have a prosperous NeW Year. CAW
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2019 7:13:14 AM
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Some other pictures of the "revised" lifting operation:







Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:10:13 PM
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Quinella wrote:
You're about as beautiful as the South end of a North Bound skunk. Guy the diorama just keeps on getting better and better. It could rank as the all time best. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all. To all others of all religions I hope you have a prosperous NeW Year. CAW


Craig,

Many thanks for your positive comments.

I know that Denis - who regularly keeps an eye on the French version (the magic of "Google Translate", I suppose) of all comments made in this topic - appreciated your words a lot.

Happy 2019 end of year and all the best for 2020 to all forum members (and to all others as well!).

Best regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:13:59 PM
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Another heavy vehicle is showing-up at the mine main gate:







Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00:30 AM
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Regards... and Happy New Year to everyone!
Guy
Paul R
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:51:34 AM

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Awesome!

Happy New Year to you and Lorra Mine also.

Paul R
GuyM
Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 10:43:55 AM
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Paul R wrote:
Awesome!

Happy New Year to you and Lorra Mine also.

Paul R


On behalf of Denis, may I wish a Happy New Year to all visitors of the LorraMine topic.

Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 12:15:15 PM
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The crushing plant crane is taking-over the cone to place it inside the building:







Regards.
Guy



GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 12:23:54 PM
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Some of Marc's pictures posted on "Photos TP" French forum that inspired Simon for the crushing plant model:





Regards.
Guy

Quinella
Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 12:57:21 PM

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Just incredible Guy. We all definitely want more of the mine pictures. Thanks, Craig
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 4:13:09 PM
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Guy great pictures of the crushing plant being built. How many sizes of stone are they planing to make.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 6:28:50 AM
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Following some comments received on the French forum, Denis ordered "his team" to raise site safety awareness during the lifting operation, with the use of harnesses, installation of safety barriers, etc):







To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 6:35:19 AM
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During the installation, the site photographer relies heavily on his drone to get impressive pictures of the operation:



Denis' "homemade drone":



Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 8:36:06 PM
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Guy great pictures of the crushing scene, with all the safety features set in place you know OSHA is nowhere to be found.
Like the camera set up also, looks like a real steady hand.
Steve
modelmaniac
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 9:38:16 PM

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Does that camera,turn on its axis?It looks like it can get any angles.
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:19:48 AM
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modelmaniac wrote:
Does that camera,turn on its axis?It looks like it can get any angles.


modelmaniac,

The camera can shoot any angle you desire as it is simply screwed on the end of the homemade tripod extension, the advantage being that it is much more stable when the photographer selects a scene far away from the diorama edge.

Regards.
Guy
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