02/26/12 49 W - + 7 - 12 Mystery Construction Video

What's happening here? Can you explain or paint the bigger picture? Will reveal all, if intrepid guessers or Googlers don't find it first. What's the connection to this blog, or the fire service. Well, we know at least one person with similarly exhaustively obsessive interests...


So far some guy is digging out a basement using model construction equipment. Somewhere in a rural area. Looks like it has been going on for 5 years, that is a hobby that keeps you busy and producing a benefit above that in the end.

Then I found
Joe Murray is steadily ridding his basement of dirt – but he’s doing it by sitting on a chair in the corner of the room, about 10 feet away, using radio controlled trucks and diggers to slowly work away at the soil.

Not sure on the fire tie in.

2redline - 02/26/12 - 21:58

Blogger is in to die cast models, these appear to be radio controled die cast construction vehicles. Judging by the spider webs. I agree with redline, appears to be under a house or in a dirt floored basement.
Galax,Va - 02/26/12 - 22:05

I would assume your tie would be that you follow his process or buy models from the same company as he does. I know there is a lot of interest in this type hobby in Europe but have not seen much around here. Pretty cool to watch the skill and quality of these models to act and physically do the same as the real deal.
2redline - 02/26/12 - 22:06

That’s indeed the scoop, ha. Guy in Canada spends all winter using R/C vehicles to dig out dirt from his basement, then all summer trucking the dirt outdoors. Pretty wild. What’s the tie or appeal? Blogger thinks it’s cool!
Legeros - 02/26/12 - 22:10

I was going to go with “Mr. Blogger’s making his crawlspace deeper”. Pretty cool.
Duda (Email) - 02/27/12 - 09:54

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