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by rockershovel
Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Trevor's 2008 challenge layout
Replies: 37
Views: 22031

I haven't heard the expression 'Jackers Journal' in years... I had a fairly hideous time of it during the early-90s recession and decided I would never again rely on civil engineering for my primary income, and I never have since. I'd be curious how you get on in Nigeria. Most blokes I know offshore...
by rockershovel
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new "kettle" is born!
Replies: 42
Views: 18019

it's amazing what you can do with that blue alkathene pipe, isn't it?
by rockershovel
Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back to the Workface
Replies: 91
Views: 48045

they aren't as daft as SOME groups, not that this is saying a great deal... but I see what you mean. I'm no great lover of crawling about on rotten old timbers myself

it's an interesting group in some ways though
by rockershovel
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BOGGER OR SHOVEL LOADER
Replies: 77
Views: 30185

I looked at making one of these a while ago for a school project the basic operation ( which varies with location, but it's what I'm used to ) is that the tub is propelled by a loco. It takes station a short distance behind the mucker, and the mucker runs into the pile, picks up a bucketload, runs b...
by rockershovel
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back to the Workface
Replies: 91
Views: 48045

fascinating model, very atmospheric and effective. Love the eimco.

interesting also to see the pics of what is clearly the Great Cross-course at S Crofty - are you on aditnow?

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