Now THAT is a drill!

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/10/15/world/europe/international-us-swiss-tunnel.html?_r=1&hp
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"DGDevin" wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/10/15/world/europe/international-us-swiss-tunnel.html?_r=1&hpHad a customer who built tunneling machines.Very interesting business.A machine is usually designed and built for a specific tunnel project.Usually it is a great spare parts business.Lew
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"Robatoy" wrote:
Did you notice this?
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o290/Robatoy/TunnelDrill.jpg
Just like the creeping crud, it's getting to be everyplace.
Lew
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Hey Robatoy, That was funny. Thanks for the laugh. Marc
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Never mind that, you should see the battery pack behind it! . . . and thanks and you're welcome.
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On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:51:58 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/10/15/world/europe/international-us-swiss-tunnel.html?_r=1&hpHad a customer who built tunneling machines.Very interesting business.A machine is usually designed and built for a specific tunnel project.Usually it is a great spare parts business.Lew Not only are they built for a specific tunnel, they're scrapped at the completion of the tunnel.
I went on a geological field trip to Yucca Mountain, NV a few years ago. The tunnelling machine used to drill the nuclear repository is still there. It's used as a photo-op background.
They did a lot of goofy things at Nellis AFB/Yuccan Mountain back duirng the Cold War.
-Zz
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When the TBM's that bored the "Chunnel" were done, they just drilled off to the side of the tunnel bores and left them. They're still there, entombed forever.
Norm
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