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Posted: 07/04/2018 11:14:13
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Mr Moulding on film ...

See https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/new-adventure-tourism-attraction-planned-14501255

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Posted: 07/04/2018 14:36:20
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hehe, what a handsome devil.

Wrexham.com did one too which personally I think is a bit better. The DP one has a lot of background hum in the sound.

http://www.wrexham.com/news/video-zip-line-adventure-park-proposal-for-old-ski-slope-site-in-pandy-147214.html


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Posted: 07/04/2018 15:22:17
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Wrexham.com frequently out-does most traditional news outlets to be fair to them.

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Posted: 07/04/2018 15:29:28
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Yes, I was very impressed with them.

The Leader also did an article which I thought was very nice:

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/16142358.Gresford_zipping_into_the_future_with_adventure_park_plans_at_old_colliery_site/



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Posted: 07/04/2018 19:15:09
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How about making your freefall tower look like a headgear?
If you were feeling really adventurous you could drop straight down a shaft.....
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Posted: 07/04/2018 19:18:35
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jagman wrote:

How about making your freefall tower look like a headgear?
If you were feeling really adventurous you could drop straight down a shaft.....


I really like that idea! As it happens, I have been offered a set of sheave-wheels off a colliery headframe (not Gresfords).

I'm not sinking a shaft in boiler-clink though.



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Posted: 07/04/2018 19:29:21
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Gresford is 900M or so, gonna need a looong rope.

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Posted: 07/04/2018 19:33:09
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RAMPAGE wrote:


I really like that idea! As it happens, I have been offered a set of sheave-wheels off a colliery headframe (not Gresfords).


Actually the Gresford Martin pit head-wheels are in storage at Bersham colliery.
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Posted: 07/04/2018 19:33:22
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NewStuff wrote:

Gresford is 900M or so, gonna need a looong rope.


The actual shafts are not on the land I am looking at leasing, the pit-head was the other side of the railway line. In any case they are back-filled and an industrial estate has been built over them.

Yes it was a deep pit though! And a hot one.

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Posted: 07/04/2018 20:30:29
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So, this artificial coal mine. Scale model of Gresford? IP: 87.112.32.101
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Posted: 07/04/2018 20:32:04
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As for a name for this new enterprise, how about "Go above" IP: 87.112.32.101
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Posted: 08/04/2018 09:32:47
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RAMPAGE wrote:

jagman wrote:

How about making your freefall tower look like a headgear?
If you were feeling really adventurous you could drop straight down a shaft.....


I really like that idea! As it happens, I have been offered a set of sheave-wheels off a colliery headframe (not Gresfords).

I'm not sinking a shaft in boiler-clink though.



Would be as easy to clone headgear as build the one in your proposal wouldn't it?
Don't imagine the cost would be greatly different.

If I recall rightly one of your early ropework experiences was on a headframe?

Wasn't particularly thinking of a deep shaft, more the bottom fo the freefall dropping below ground level. Even if only 10 feet or so. Would be quite dramatic
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Posted: 08/04/2018 09:34:05
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ant89 wrote:

As for a name for this new enterprise, how about "Go above"


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Posted: 08/04/2018 15:16:11
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Surely, as its a zip-wire, it should be 'Go Across'?!!Tongue

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Posted: 08/04/2018 15:17:08
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Or, 'Go Over'!

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Posted: 08/04/2018 16:00:24
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jagman wrote:

RAMPAGE wrote:

jagman wrote:

How about making your freefall tower look like a headgear?
If you were feeling really adventurous you could drop straight down a shaft.....


I really like that idea! As it happens, I have been offered a set of sheave-wheels off a colliery headframe (not Gresfords).

I'm not sinking a shaft in boiler-clink though.



Would be as easy to clone headgear as build the one in your proposal wouldn't it?
Don't imagine the cost would be greatly different.

If I recall rightly one of your early ropework experiences was on a headframe?

Wasn't particularly thinking of a deep shaft, more the bottom fo the freefall dropping below ground level. Even if only 10 feet or so. Would be quite dramatic


It is certainly a good idea Mr Jagman. It would certainly look the part.

The council did say they could provide some ex-colliery sheve wheels for long-term loan, possibly the ones Newstuff was talking about. I bet they are very heavy though! Worth the conversation.

Yes you remember well some of my early SRT practice on the headframe at Groverake, many years ago! I did it with a helmet-mounted camera that I made from a bus reversing camera (over a decade before go-pros were invented). I remember putting the video online and cap-n-chris on UKCaving spouted out torrents of abuse because he didn't agree with more or less anything I did on the video. Pity...

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