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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 5:32:26 AM

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Hello all

After a long time ( nearly 3 years ) this thread was "sleeping" and now I will wake it up !!
Last summer I have finished the model after over 2000 hours of work in nearly 8 years and I will show you some pics of it. I hope the pics will enjoy you !!







If you are interested I can post some other pics with a lot of details.

Regards, Manfred

tunneling forever
Paul R
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 10:57:05 AM

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Manfred,
That looks incredible! I for one would love to see more pictures, especially of the building. I'm sure many others would also.

Regards,

Paul R
SDBOB
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 11:00:10 AM
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Amazing models.Patience and talent. Thanks For sharing. Bob.
Lashlander
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 12:32:01 PM

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Totally amazing!
TBM
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 12:48:31 PM

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Hello Paul

While the building this model I haven`t make a lot of pics.
The model is not finished yet. At the moment I have "only" built the first 70 meters of the original - mashine who is nearly 450 meters long, so the model ( if I would build all parts of it ) would be over 9 meters long !!!
But for the moment I have stopped the construction of this model because I will start with a new TBM - model - project. It will be a TBM from Herrenknecht with a diameter of nearly 12 meters and it was used for a highway - tunnel ( Islisbergtunnel ) near zurich here in switzerland. The model will be in scale 1:50 like this one.
Some pics of the original - mashine I have attached.
In the next days I will post some other and detailled pics from the Gotthard - model.
For the new model - project I will open a new thread here if I was ready with pics.
So here the original - pics from the next project :







Regards

Manfred

tunneling forever
EdG
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 12:57:38 PM
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Manfred -these are fascinating machines! You have done a wonderful job engineering and assembling your model. Please keep posting pictures!

Ed
TBM
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 1:49:46 PM

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Hello all

Before the weekend comes I will post some other pics of the Gotthard - TBM......







Have a nice weekend.......

tunneling forever
RowanH
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 9:51:31 PM

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Absolutely mindblowing. Thanks for sharing your talent with the forum once again. Some of the best modelling I've seen ever.

Rowan.

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Paul R
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 10:42:11 PM

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Thanks for all the information Manfred. It really is an incredible model and I look forward to the next one!

Paul R
Jazzdrummer27
Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2012 8:17:26 AM

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Superb modelling. I'd love to see some photos of the model being built, too.


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GusO
Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2012 8:51:06 AM
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What a talent stunning modelApplause
regards gus.
bruce2
Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2012 12:26:06 PM

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i'm lost for words to describe it
stunning
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Juddy
Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2012 7:39:57 AM

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Bloody amazing.......
TBM
Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2012 1:50:09 PM

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Hello all

Thank you very much for all comments. At the end of the weekend a few new pics from the left side of the model...







tunneling forever
Daniel65
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 6:16:53 AM

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TBM
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:05:43 AM

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And some new pics.....







Regards

Manfred

tunneling forever
mini hauler
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:01:11 AM

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Hi Manfred,
I think is the best and big scratch model I was see in my life !!!!!!!! Congratulations !!!!!!
Dan
TBM
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:54:21 PM

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Hi Dan

Thank you for the compliment !!
The compliment I can return to you for the new Euclid R-27 I have received from you yesterday. Another great Euclid - model from Romania !!!
Applause
Best regards

Manfred

tunneling forever
TBM
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 7:44:29 AM

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Hello all

Some new pics







Best regards

Manfred

tunneling forever
RI CRANEMAN
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:32:07 PM

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Manfred, you are a credit to the scratch building hobby. Your dedication and enthusiasm for your model work is second to none !!!! Very well done!!!

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