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GuyM
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 5:20:05 AM
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Quinella wrote:
[...] I may come to France to see this. Where again is this dio? i'll be in France in September. Craig


Craig,

I've go a response from Denis to your question: the diorama is in Nomeny, a place between Metz and Nancy (not too far from Paris for an American traveling on long distances):



As expected, Denis will be happy to show you the diorama, providing that he is aware beforehand that you going to pay a visit, as he will have to "mobilize" an interpreter.

Regards.
Guy
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 5:55:28 AM
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GuyM wrote:
New dumper tires are being delivered to the mine [...] Our photographer - who was there for the unloading operation - will provide us (next time) with a complete reportage [...]






All beams keeping tires in position are unscrewed and removed, so that each 5-tonne, 4-metre high tire can be unloaded:





To be continued.
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 6:06:16 AM
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The same action seen from the drone:



Straight to the end of the unloading operation as the twelfth tire is removed:



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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:45:37 AM
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Guy that is great.
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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 6:14:35 AM
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Two of the pictures used to build the the LorraMine scenario:





Meanwhile, the demobilization of the road train is progressing well:





To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 6:23:12 AM
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On his way back to the main gate, the Peterbilt driver stops to get oversize load warning signs cleaned:







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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 12:01:32 AM
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Guy it’s great when you put the pictures of the real trucks up against the diorama pictures, it really shows the amount of detail that’s really involved, and these guys add to it. In fact that last picture of the figures standing in front of the tire storage area, they really went over the top with that one on the realism, even by adding a female worker to the mix. Ha ha ha a little NC humor.
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 1:10:22 AM

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GuyM wrote:
Quinella wrote:
[...] I may come to France to see this. Where again is this dio? i'll be in France in September. Craig


Craig,

I've go a response from Denis to your question: the diorama is in Nomeny, a place between Metz and Nancy (not too far from Paris for an American traveling on long distances):



As expected, Denis will be happy to show you the diorama, providing that he is aware beforehand that you going to pay a visit, as he will have to "mobilize" an interpreter.

Regards.
Guy


Guy: I am just now reading your response to my question. Thank you for the map and the invitation. I'll be with five people, four women and one other man. I'll ask if they want to come. (Three of the women are for me!) Thank you for your generosity. Craig
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:22:38 AM
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GuyM wrote:
[...] LorraMine contracted sometime ago a consultant to improve their visual identity. He came back with this end result:

[...]


The visual identity project was finally accepted and LorraMine signs are being deployed all over the place:



In response to Steve earlier comment "they really went over the top with that one on the realism, even by adding a female worker to the mix", we can see on this picture, near the main entry security gate, the girl from PR in charge of site visits, walking back to the main office after a trip around.

Installation of the new company logo on the roof of the administrative building:





To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:31:48 AM
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Installation of new signs on the front of the workshop building requires some heavy means:





Back to the site where a new equipment is being delivered for test:





Our photographer should provide us soon with a complete reportage on the test.

Regards.
Guy
Ironstef70
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:56:34 PM

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I am guessing those are excavators dollies for carrying them around the site (pulled by mine truck from their arm in the dumper box).Think

I've seen Lafarge equipment using those somewhere...

I love the above picture. Of course the overall mine diorame looks awesome.

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Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:10:33 PM
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Guy who colored the females hair from blonde to black on the way back to the main building, didn’t LorraMine security prohibit Quinella from leaving the building after his accident in the suv. Those male hairdressers are very sneaky, I suggest putting a dog collar on him and every time he steps out the building door put the zap on 10 and let him have it, it will take a couple of days because you know the saying “you can’t teach an OLD dog new tricks”.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:16:34 PM
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GuyM wrote:
Back to the site where a new equipment is being delivered for test:





Our photographer should provide us soon with a complete reportage on the test.

Regards.
Guy


Wow! Sleipner E550!! Are these custom made, or are they available to purchase?
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 4:03:43 PM
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Weserhutte,

I'll let Denis answer on this one: "I need to say, but I'm sure that you already knew it, that these models were built 100% by Michel. They are based on Sleipner E550 items produced by the Finnish company Sleipner. The system modeled is the largest of their range and can handle mining excavators in the 550 tonnes class, from a 492 tonnes Komatsu PC5500 up to a 565 tonnes O&K RH 340 or Caterpillar 6060 equipment".

For more information, links to the Sleipner company website: https://www.sleipner.fi/ and to the E550 system brochure: http://www.sleipner.co.za/sites/default/files/brochures/e550.pdf

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:35:47 AM
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The Terex RH340 mining excavator is called in to unload both Sleipner E550 wheeled modules:







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Guy
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:40:45 AM
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GuyM
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:48:21 AM
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The RH340 simply crawls onto both modules for the move:







We'll follow (next time) the final phases of the 565 tonnes Terex O&K RH340 move to another LorraMine site location.

Regards.
Guy
RobS
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:25:06 AM
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The realism is simply over the top. Kudos!

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