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GC1
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:48:38 PM

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You have given me a great start to the day Manfred...wow.....love your work and keep it up.
TBM
Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:34:10 PM

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Location: Diessenhofen/Switzerland
Hello all

One week ago I was travelling the first time with the train through the brandnew and finished Gotthard - basetunnel where the original of my TBM`s has worked in the underground for some years. It was a very emotional moment for me personally to travel the first time through the finished tunnel because in the last 18 years I was countless times on all construction sites of the tunnel and that was very impressive and unforgettable for me !!!

Some times ago I had the hope that I will have finished my model until the tunnel was opened ( I am working on it since november 2004 ), but the work for this model was much more difficult as I thought. So it looks that I have much more time to build the model that the workers did have to build the tunnel......

Now I am working on the next backup - sections and I hope I can show you some pics of it in a couple of time....

Best regards

Manfred

tunneling forever
Tan
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 12:28:56 AM

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Your work is almost unbelievable. I don't blame you for being emotional after all those years of hard dedicated work.
TBM
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 8:55:15 AM

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Hello all

In the last few months I have built some new details. The length of the model is actually a little bit more than 3 meters......









I hope the new pics will enjoy some of you.......


Best regards

Manfred


tunneling forever
Jamiescotland
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 9:34:30 AM

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Wow, that's excellent! The attention to detail is superb. You have great patience.
RobS
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 11:08:06 AM
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Just incredible!

Rob
Dex
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 4:03:21 PM

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That is insane! Good work.
czl663
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 4:06:24 PM
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wonderful piece of work.
TBM
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:39:42 AM

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Location: Diessenhofen/Switzerland
Hello everybody

Thank you for your encouraging comments.

Here some pics who shows more details.

I will show the model at saturday april 29.2017 at the model exhibition in the eberhard - museum ( www.ebianum.ch )

If anyone is random in Switzerland this time, I would be glad about a visit

Here the pics....


























Best regards

Manfred

tunneling forever
GC1
Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:33:07 PM

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Thanks Manfred...Love your work. It is getting bigger every time.

ChandlerYohn
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:54:46 AM

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Absolutely stunning model and the detail you've captured is epic. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pictures of your masterpiece.

Take care and all the best.

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TBM
Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 11:40:14 AM

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Hello



Wow, three years since I have posted the last pics of my "lifetime - model".....

Here are some new pics how the model actually looks :





















Now nearly 30% of the original tunneling machine are built in 1:50 and at this moment I have finished this project and have started with a new one......


Best wihses from switzerland

Manfred


tunneling forever
TBM
Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 11:47:38 AM

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Location: Diessenhofen/Switzerland
Hello Guys


And this is my new "Tunneling - project" :







It`s a tunneling - machine from the Herrenknecht company ( germany ) who built a highway - tunnel near Zurich in switzerland.

The cutterhead had a diameter of nearly 12 meters and the machine was 165 meters long, so in scale 1:50 the model will be 3.30 meters long.

The contractor who built the tunnel was the Marti Tunnel AG from Bern / switzerland


Actually the cutterhead is built and ready to paint.

The shield construction is built to 95%.

Pics from it will be following soon.....


Best regards

Manfred

tunneling forever
Rivera2171
Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 12:13:59 PM

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Wow!! Stunning work on your project! Incredible!
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