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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:44:18 AM
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GuyM wrote:
Steve,

The tire handler is a replica made by Michel, and weathered by Olive, of a Weldo Weldco-Beales Mfg Company (WBM): [...]


Sorry for the misspelling of the company name.







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:52:08 AM
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The forklift operator had just the minimum practical training on the tire handler. He takes that opportunity to get a better knowledge of the WBM unit capabilities:









To be continued.
Guy

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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:58:35 AM
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The 2nd rear outer wheel being in position, the tire handler operational training continues:





Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:15:49 AM
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Meanwhile, the heavy machinery maintenance building is reaching its completion stage. Let's squeeze in to find how it looks inside, before it is packed with all sorts of vehicles:





To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:42:14 PM
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Guy thanks for the pictures with tire being moved. What a fantastic job he did with that custom build. The garage should be nice when it’s in full swing.
Steve
Barkerjoh
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:56:15 PM

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nice garage. how did you do the doors? are they operable?
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:34:17 PM
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Barkerjoh,

Good question for which I don't have an answer right now, but I'll ask.

Cheers.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:58:34 AM
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Today, we'll have a site visit of the new workshop with some members of the future maintenance team to be assigned here:







To be continued.
Guy
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To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
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To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
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Regards.
Guy
RobS
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:38:08 AM
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Absolutely brilliant! We are installing overhead cranes in a new facility right now and this model is spot-on for accuracy!

Only thing I see missing is a box of donuts on the bench with the hard hats Teeth

Rob
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:17:21 PM
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Fantastic, and so realistic. In agreement about the donuts.
Stev
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:30:35 AM
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Barkerjoh wrote:
nice garage. how did you do the doors? are they operable?


Barkerjoh,

I've had a response from Denis to the question above and its translation is as follows: "Yes, all doors are operable, they can be moved up and down and rolled on a bar on top, inside the building, like real ones. They were made by Michel from a thin tissue on which numerous small horizontal metallic bars were glued, to ensure some rigidity and weight, just like real ones".

Robs wrote:
[...]Only thing I see missing is a box of donuts on the bench with the hard hats


Robs,

Denis agrees for the missing donuts, but then they should be "made in Lorraine - France", not American ones! He'll be more than happy to offer these to anyone visiting him and the diorama over there, providing that he is informed a few days ahead of the visit.

I hope it helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 6:06:52 AM
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GuyM wrote:
Today, we'll have a site visit of the new workshop with some members of the future maintenance team to be assigned here [...]


It seems that the site visit is over with a Caterpillar 793D dumper being brought in for maintenance:





According to the Workshop Leader, that dumper should be here for a few days, as heavy repairs are anticipated. Plenty of time then to take more pictures.

Regards.
Guy
Paul R
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 6:09:59 AM

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I sometimes open this thread first thing in the morning when I am still not 100% awake and think I a looking at a real mine.

It is just incredible. Wish I could think of more superlatives to use!!

Paul R
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 6:21:25 AM
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New equipment is brought in the other end of the building:





I'm sure that you have noted that the Liebherr T262 dumper, originally overhauled on site, has now been towed inside the workshop to improve maintenance working conditions.



I wonder what can be the use of that strange structure, as unlashing operations begin:



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 6:28:24 AM
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While the erection site is being prepared, the Kalmar DC42 forklift is mobilized to unload equipment structural parts:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 6:36:40 AM
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To be continued (tomorrow) with the erection of the structure.

Regards.
Guy
RobS
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:47:13 AM
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Robs wrote:
[...]Only thing I see missing is a box of donuts on the bench with the hard hats


Robs,

Denis agrees for the missing donuts, but then they should be "made in Lorraine - France", not American ones! He'll be more than happy to offer these to anyone visiting him and the diorama over there, providing that he is informed a few days ahead of the visit.

I hope it helps.
Guy[/quote]

Hmmm, an extremely tempting offer!

Rob
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