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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2023 2:38:02 PM
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GuyM wrote:
A few days ago, there was a debate in the French Forum hosting the original topic [...] on how accurate the Miniature du Faubourg Haulmark Haulmax 1/50 model was (slope of bonnet, left rear wheel, etc) [...]


Sorry for the printing error.

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2023 6:55:41 AM
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2 Mack DM800 trucks delivering a LeTourneau L850 loader to LorraMine (you may wonder why 2 famous American companies are involved in a French heavy haul: let's call that the "magic of modeling around Christmas"):







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Guy
GuyM
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Jamiescotland
Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2023 7:54:15 AM

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Brilliant! That trailer looks incredibly realistic - nice dull paint, oil stains, wooden planks, chains!
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2023 8:28:27 AM
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Thanks, Jamiescotland!

While the LeTourneau loader delivery is on-going, another Mack DM800 is bringing Sleipner transport equipment to the mine site:



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 5:52:11 AM
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In the meantime, another Mack RD800 is involved in the delivery of shipping boxes packed with stone crusher parts:







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Guy
JTL
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 12:34:01 PM

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Everything about this “mine site” is awesome!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Are you an enviromentist, or do you work for a living?
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 12:42:45 PM
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JTL,

Many thanks for your support.

The Mack driver is asking a LorraMine employee about a safe parking place, while unloading operations are on-going:



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 25, 2023 7:21:16 AM
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Quite a lot of American trucks (up to nine, as far as I can see!) in the French mine for the Christmas break:









Merry Christmas.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2023 8:04:57 AM
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Back to operations after the Christmas break.
2 ballasted Macks are driving a cone crusher head up to the LorraMine crushing plant for overhaul:





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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2023 8:16:03 AM
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The cone is positioned, to be lifted-off the modular trailer:









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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2023 6:46:31 AM
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While one Mack is driving the trailer back to the entrance, the second one has gone to LorraMine maintenance workshop for some servicing:





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2024 6:10:22 AM
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GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2024 6:14:30 AM
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Another set of Macks is delivering, on a Nicolas modular trailer, a Wirtgen mining milling machine:







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 23, 2024 8:35:57 AM
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Delivery to LorraMine of the Wirtgen mining milling machine conveyor belt:







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, February 23, 2024 8:50:01 AM
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For the way back, the combination will carry the Demag 485 bucket (the mining excavator being scrapped by LorraMine):





Sad to seen the last days of such a mining giant, isn't?



At least, some metal will be re-melted and used for future machines.

Regards.
Guy
cat20
Posted: Friday, February 23, 2024 4:29:39 PM
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Great work. The details are outstanding!
Jamiescotland
Posted: Friday, February 23, 2024 4:59:22 PM

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Lovely scenes. That green truck is excellent. Don't scrap the old Demag 485 - that would be sad. Get her in the big shed and give her a good clean, sandblast and a coat of fresh paint!
3406E
Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2024 2:08:06 AM

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Those look so cool. I really like the weathering of the treads on the Mack.

My Facebook page: NorCalDiecastCustoms

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GuyM
Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2024 10:01:30 AM
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Many thanks to you three for your support.

In the meantime, delivery to LorraMine of new dumper tires:







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Guy
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