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Posted: 25/04/2017 11:37:42
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Leif, Nick, Roy, Heb Thumb Up

Just out of interest, to what extent is the horse level and incline still railed? Got a couple of thought-experiments running in my head regarding the Danger Zone (qv)

One work-in-progress idea involves rehabilitating the full length of the horse level to allow a tub to be brought in on rails to clear the shale falls down to the original sole. Motive power could be provided by an adapted quad bike, but I'm afraid its hand-mucking all the way. Unless someone has a BFO compressor, air receiver, a mile of pipe and a working Eimco.

An ambitious dream, I guess, but seems to me that the damn thing is falling in faster than it can be cleared these days Sad

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Posted: 25/04/2017 12:37:52
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It is ambitious. Many falls etc before the incline which from memory is the only railed part.
Small scale working eventually using steel seems way forward.

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Posted: 25/04/2017 13:24:17
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Must be 2 years since I was last in there on a working party to clear shale, so memories of everything but knackered knees now a bit fluffy.

Steel supports would be an excellent long-term solution, 4'x2' RSJ setts with Armco roof would do the job and entail the minimum amount of debris clearance.

And we'd need a LOT of them.

I'll keep daydreaming... Roll Eyes

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Posted: 25/04/2017 18:50:20
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legendrider wrote:

Must be 2 years since I was last in there on a working party to clear shale, so memories of everything but knackered knees now a bit fluffy.

Steel supports would be an excellent long-term solution, 4'x2' RSJ setts with Armco roof would do the job and entail the minimum amount of debris clearance.

And we'd need a LOT of them.

I'll keep daydreaming... Roll Eyes
Plus a loco and of course rails for the loco, a few tubs to carry them, maybe easier to start at entrance and redo it trackless...Laugh

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Posted: 25/04/2017 20:17:16
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legendrider wrote:

Leif, Nick, Roy, Heb Thumb Up

Just out of interest, to what extent is the horse level and incline still railed? Got a couple of thought-experiments running in my head regarding the Danger Zone (qv)

One work-in-progress idea involves rehabilitating the full length of the horse level to allow a tub to be brought in on rails to clear the shale falls down to the original sole. Motive power could be provided by an adapted quad bike, but I'm afraid its hand-mucking all the way. Unless someone has a BFO compressor, air receiver, a mile of pipe and a working Eimco.

An ambitious dream, I guess, but seems to me that the damn thing is falling in faster than it can be cleared these days Sad

MARK

The rail start at the eastern end of the incline and run westwards. A long section from the entrance to rerail. I guess you could call this a lifetime challenge?

A more useful idea is to shift the fall on Hard Crosscut in Smallcleugh. Railed from a very convenient sump which could be the tipping point.



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Posted: 11/05/2017 18:00:03
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legendrider wrote:

Leif, Nick, Roy, Heb Thumb Up

Just out of interest, to what extent is the horse level and incline still railed? Got a couple of thought-experiments running in my head regarding the Danger Zone (qv)

One work-in-progress idea involves rehabilitating the full length of the horse level to allow a tub to be brought in on rails to clear the shale falls down to the original sole. Motive power could be provided by an adapted quad bike, but I'm afraid its hand-mucking all the way. Unless someone has a BFO compressor, air receiver, a mile of pipe and a working Eimco.

An ambitious dream, I guess, but seems to me that the damn thing is falling in faster than it can be cleared these days Sad

MARK



I'm currently laid up after a climbing accident, but I'd be keen to join any work party once I'm healed.
I do think the reconstruction of rails is optimistic though...Wink
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Posted: 12/05/2017 07:17:43
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Aww... sorry to hear this, get well soon Flowers

At least it wasn't Gardening or Ironing that got you Tongue

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Posted: 12/05/2017 09:41:20
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legendrider wrote:

Aww... sorry to hear this, get well soon Flowers

At least it wasn't Gardening or Ironing that got you Tongue

MARK

Oh in 2015 my dad managed to walk up and down Donegal including a three mile trek across peat bog to the head of the Owendoo river in the remotest part of the Blue Stack Mountains and he managed to slip and twist his foot, left it black and blue...
Well he did that a week later walking his dog on his own drive when he slipped on the wet metal top of a manhole cover Big Grin
The moral of the story Mark!! Don't underestimate the dangers of ironing and gardening!!!
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Posted: 12/05/2017 10:36:42
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Don't underestimate the dangers of ironing and gardening!!!

they're largely psychological, I find Tongue


MARK Big Grin

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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 12/05/2017 12:15:02
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legendrider wrote:

Don't underestimate the dangers of ironing and gardening!!!

they're largely psychological, I find Tongue


MARK Big Grin



Can't say it was entirely spheksophobicSmartass when I sliced the top of a wasps nest off as I was blithely swinging an electric hedge trimmer around.

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Posted: 12/05/2017 20:25:26
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Mark I can certainly assure you the foot damage, caused by the stupid fall on the manhole cover, was definitely not psychological!
It took 6 months to heal up!
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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 13/05/2017 17:47:31
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Owww... Flowers

my brother once broke his little finger playing football. Had to spend 4 weeks off work, and consoled himself by watching the World Cup and depleting the national strategic reserve of Boddingtons Roll Eyes

oh, yes, totally Off Topic

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Posted: 13/05/2017 18:20:50
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You all know I am a martial arts nut. Well I have had teeth knocked out, ear split open, bruising like a map of the world, and recently a busted hand. All in training. Never been in a real fight in my life.
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Posted: 13/05/2017 19:17:47
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So what's the technical term for the fear of being roped into laborious fall digging underground?? I've seen a few cases of that over the years... Big Grin
Talking of which we got ourselves a freshly dug out level hopefully will upload some pics next week...
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Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Posted: 13/05/2017 20:31:28
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moorlandmineral wrote:

So what's the technical term for the fear of being roped into laborious fall digging underground?? I've seen a few cases of that over the years... Big Grin
Talking of which we got ourselves a freshly dug out level hopefully will upload some pics next week...


A "phobia" is an irrational fear, the fear that describe sounds perfectly rational.
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