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3406E
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2024 1:24:04 AM

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Impressive load. Did all those tires come off of a model or were they sourced through a model manufacturer?

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Pascal73
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2024 4:57:58 AM

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Jamiescotland wrote:
Lovely scenes. That green truck is excellent. Don't scrap the old Demag 485 - that would be sad. Get her in the big shed and give her a good clean, sandblast and a coat of fresh paint!


Elle n'est pas détruite, juste démontée afin de pouvoir créer des scènes. LA DEMAG 485 est en attente depuis au moins 2016, Denis n'avait pas pris le temps de la présenter.



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denis chery
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2024 10:27:42 AM
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Thank you gentlemen for your interest in Lorramine.
The tires do not come from a manufacturer, it was my friend Michel who molded them in resin. Note that he made them while respecting the emptiness of the interior, this is no easy feat.

As for the Demag 485, the patina was designed with the aim of carrying out a reform. So it will be completely dismantled and loaded onto trucks to then reach a metal trader.
3406E
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 2:33:46 AM

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That is terrific work by your friend, Michel.

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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 4:50:55 AM
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3406E,

Many thanks for your interest to this topic.

On the way out of LorraMine premises, the tires transport combination passes along another Mack unit:







Regards.
Guy
3406E
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 3:08:44 AM

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Great pictures! Applause

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GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 4:55:57 AM
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The Doolan's Kenworth K200 just broke-down, as a convoy hauling the Liebherr mining dumper was going to start:



It is towed away to LorraMine workshop, with a Mack Superliner taking the lead instead:





To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 4:59:35 AM
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Closer views of the Doolan's Mack:







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Guy
3406E
Posted: Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:52:46 AM

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The green and white color combo looks sharp!

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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2024 6:27:41 PM
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3406E,

Many thanks for your support.

One DM800 is being cleaned in LorraMine wash bay before its trip back:









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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2024 6:59:35 AM
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A Mack tractor, towing the mobile generator semi-trailer, as the Caterpillar 7495 shovel unit is moved to another location:







Regards.
Guy
Rivera2171
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2024 8:10:27 AM

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All of your stuff is so good. Love me that generator trailer. Too bad no one makes a kit of that...

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GuyM
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2024 6:48:03 PM
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Rivera2171,

Many thanks for your support, but sorry: the mobile generator was home-built by Simon (former member of the "LorraMine Team"); it is therefore not available for sale.

A few other pictures of the move:







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Guy
kokosing Const Co
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2024 2:13:31 PM

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I was just thinking, the amount of money that is sitting in this diorama is mind-blowing.
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2024 4:12:22 AM
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To all,

Many thanks for your support.

Doolan's seems to be a regular visitor of LorraMine these days (let's call that the "magic of modelling"):



Some mining parts packed in a shipping container are being delivered to the French mine:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2024 4:16:06 AM
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Back to the base:





Regards.
Guy
3406E
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2024 1:00:41 AM

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All the little details and stuff going on in the background, wow, the more you look the more you see.

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GuyM
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2024 9:48:09 AM
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Denis just received from Australia 2 ballast boxes sent by W. Doolan - Owner of Doolan's Heavy Haulage - to replace the "Hogans" ones in place so far and to match his trucks livery. The "Australian" convoy hauling the T284 mining dumper:





To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2024 9:53:01 AM
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Before departure, a Mack RD 800 is going through some heavy maintenance:





The truck ready to haul the T284 mining dumper tipping unit:



Regards.
Guy
cat20
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2024 9:42:13 PM
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Great work. The welder really makes the scene come to life.

Thanks for posting.
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