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GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:25:16 AM
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Heavy haulage activities are maintained during the Covid 19 travel ban period, with individual safety precautions put in place:





During the crusher maintenance period, extraction continued in LorraMine with large piles of ore being temporarily stored in all available places. This situation triggered the need for an extra-large loader to be delivered as the crusher should be back in operation.

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:29:01 AM
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To be continued.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:48:52 AM
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Some Matt Hayes videos were used by Dennis to model the scene, among which a LeTourneau L2350 transport by Triton Transport Sces, shot heading up North out of Perth (Western Australia):





Pity that Dennis didn't manage to remove the hard material tires of the Weiss Brothers LeTourneau model, to get the scene even more realistic.

Pictures extracted from M. Hayes videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/mhp4014/videos and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WbbAlcy26o .

Regards.
Guy

modelmaniac
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:50:29 AM

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Guy,what was the doner 360,for the crushing plant machine?The excavator arm with breaker,it looks like an old Liebherr.Think
JohnGalt
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:54:12 PM

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It's nice to see Ocean Traders getting a piece of the action. They've always been a top notch Heavy Haulage firm, and a move like this is what they do best.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:21:31 PM
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Guy glad to see they have safety practices in place for the virus. Great pictures of the loader move.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 3:23:12 AM
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modelmaniac wrote:
Guy,what was the doner 360,for the crushing plant machine?The excavator arm with breaker,it looks like an old Liebherr.Think


modelmaniac,

Michel modified an Old Car FIAT-Allis excavator model to built the LorraMine crushing plant excavator arm located at dumpers unloading area.
I'm not sure to understand the first part of your question: what is the "doner 360" you refer to?

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Guy
modelmaniac
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 11:54:19 AM

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You answered perfectly.By doner 360,just means it revolves 360 degrees,and it was 'donated' to be a permanent fixture.Sometimes the word trackhoe,or hoe,would also work.In U.K wheeled excavators are known as 'rubber ducks',due to the profile of one seen on road from behind a hedge.
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:57:59 PM
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Some other pictures of the delivery of the LeTourneau/P&H L1850 mining wheeled loader:









Unloading operations should take place just outside the LorraMine maintenance workshop, where sufficient space has been made available.

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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:21:06 PM
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Guy what’s the GVW on that truck as it sits there waiting to be unloaded.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 4:42:59 AM
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Steve,

Drake Trailers capacity depends where you use it in Australia. From what I could gather, a 2+10-line unit - like the one shown here - accepts (see pictures below):
- a 104 tonnes payload on Queensland highways (minimum case),
- 168 tonnes payload in Western Australia (maximum case),
- 235 tonnes for closed site work,





LorraMine being in France, we are not subject to Australian rules: here the 20 tonnes/line with 8 tires/line is commonly accepted on French public network, which means a minimum GCW of 240 tonnes resulting in about 199+20 tonnes payload (for a weight transfer of approx. 20 tonnes on the tractor 5th wheel). See Nicolas 12-line strait trailer sketch below:



It should be reminded that the P&H L1850 is about 230 tonnes with its bucket.

I hope this helps.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:40:03 PM
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Guy that’s a very heavy load, thanks for the information
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 3:47:37 AM
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Unloading operations of the new wheeled loader start with lifting of the bucket off its trailer:



The mine Management has arrived as the wheeled loader is brought forward to the maintenance open area and as de-fastening operations are being progressed:





Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 3:52:06 AM
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Denis plans to protect all P&H L1850 tires. Two pictures of the same operation performed on LorraMine LeTourneau L2350 earlier:





Regards.
Guy
catkom3
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 2:38:03 PM

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Fantastic as always Guy,Here is my bucket,similar scenario,different scale,1/32nd

Regards
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gabugman
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 9:32:56 AM

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Guy,

I appreciate the continued coverage of operations. Would it be possible to begin a new thread on some of the weathering techniques used in Lorra Mine?

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GuyM
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 9:54:49 AM
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gabugman,

I'm afraid that I don't have a lot of material (except for the one already posted) to feed a new topic on weathering techniques.
Should you want to know more about mining models weathering, then I recommend Steffen excellent work:



More Steffen weathered models can be seen here: http://www.hansebubeforum.de/showtopic.php?threadid=8620&pagenum=1&time=1586332629&s=d4dd9c0cff591dd206e7b10cfcd4a65b

But I'll ask Denis anyway (the LorraMine "Boss"), to find out what kind of information he may supply.

I hope this helps.
Guy

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