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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:25:32 AM
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy is the new ring milled steel that they created in their shop, where they were creating the crusher. Incredible.
Steve


Steve,

I've got a response from Denis on the ring: "Non elle n'a pas été réalisée spécialement pour cette mise en scène, c'est une pièce de récupération qui traînait dans mon atelier. Elle provient d'un gros burineur (brise béton) qui est revenu de réparation. J'ai eu beaucoup de chance, les cotes correspondaient pile poil à la machine".
He means that the ring was not specially made for that scene, but that it was a part, lying in his workshop, of a hand concrete breaker that was sent for repair. Luckily enough, it had exactly the same dimensions than the Bucyrus ring.

- Conclusion of this story: "never throw anything, as it will be useful one day!"
- Conclusion of the conclusion: "but then, you need a very large storage area!"

I hope it helps.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:46:42 PM
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Guy thanks very much for the information, and since I have seen the loads you have on your post I’ve retained all my parts from repairing appliances around the house figuring I could send them to “The Q” but he would probably try to use them to fix up his Smart car and not use them for loads on the thousands of models he still has in boxes.
Again thanks for the information and that gear looks perfect.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:06:48 AM
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One of the trucks is back to the overhaul location with some new equipment:





Apparently, all pieces contribute to something which looks like a sort of kiosk:



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:11:02 AM
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Meanwhile, repairs continue on the shovel:



The "strange" construction finalized:





To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:17:15 AM
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Ring installation can now progress and be satisfactorily concluded with no weather adverse impact.

Next time, we'll go back to the mine site with a photographic reportage from P. Duarte, during his visit to LorraMine.

Regards.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:22:19 PM

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So cool...and LED's for the welding arcs? wow...
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:27:06 AM
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Guy that tent is great what attention to detail and attention to reality also with every new post. This is such an incredible post.
Thanks Guy it’s been said before but I can’t thank you enough for your time to post pictures and narrate and also the Lorramine group for letting you do so.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:23:37 AM
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Rivera2171 wrote:
So cool...and LED's for the welding arcs? wow...


Rivera2171,

Here is the system recommended by P. Duarte (a regular contributor of the French forum) to LorraMine in order to simulate the welding arc:



The LED used is very small, as it can be seen at the end of the copper cable:



I hope it helps.
Guy

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Cool. Thanks!
JTL
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:26:43 PM

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GuyM wrote:
Rivera2171 wrote:
So cool...and LED's for the welding arcs? wow...


Rivera2171,

Here is the system recommended by P. Duarte (a regular contributor of the French forum) to LorraMine in order to simulate the welding arc:



The LED used is very small, as it can be seen at the end of the copper cable:



I hope it helps.
Guy



That is just over the top. Like everything in this mini mine! I’m sure the builders already thought of it, but I would build a little box to place over the battery, paint it blue or red, or red and silver (depending on preferred model) and create my own portable welder Smile

Are you an enviromentist, or do you work for a living?
cranedude07
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Absolutely amazing dio! 👏

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Quinella
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:45:16 PM

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Guy: Is the CAT flatbed a custom stretched piece or stock? It's really cool. Love the crane. What do these guys do for a living? It seems they work on this dio all the time. I couldn't spend that much time playing with my toys. I have to appease the ladies in my life!!! CAW
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:43:13 AM
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Q your wife has to be an angel.
KGFRI
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:33:27 PM
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Quinella wrote:
Guy: Is the CAT flatbed a custom stretched piece or stock? It's really cool. Love the crane. What do these guys do for a living? It seems they work on this dio all the time. I couldn't spend that much time playing with my toys. I have to appease the ladies in my life!!! CAW


Craig,

The CAT truck was a 8x4 Norscot dumper model modified by Michel into a flatbed with knuckleboom crane: he is the one modifying most of the models seen in that topic.
2 members of the LorraMine team have retired: Michel and Denis, but the later one is more than busy helping daily his son in his small civil engineering company.
Olive, the "weathering specialist", is also still active, that means that both are working part-time on the dio during week-ends and holidays.

I have to agree as well that their ladies should be complimented for their patience!

I hope it helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:20:34 PM
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GuyM wrote:
[...] Next time, we'll go back to the mine site with a photographic reportage from P. Duarte, during his visit to LorraMine [...]


On his way back from 2016 Bauma, Pascal visited the LorraMine site:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
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To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:26:27 PM
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Pascal photographic reportage will continue next time with some blasting preparation and a LorraMine workshop visit.

Regards.
Guy
GuyM
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To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:12:53 AM
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To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:25:34 AM
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All pictures posted on February 28 and March 02 are from P. Duarte.
Link to Pascal's blog, dedicated to Poclain products, as the name "EC 1000" implies (in French, sorry!): http://www.ec1000.net/

Regards.
Guy
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