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Topic: Mining term: Trial
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2020 16:35:56   Subject: Mining term: Trial
I think he means a block of ground?
Topic: Bug on Lead Mine maps
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 22/09/2020 09:16:42   Subject: Bug on Lead Mine maps
Definitely it.
Its a reoccurring issue as phones and cameras that use their provided software show correct way up regardless of how the camera was held for the shot, but on a website or other med
Topic: Bug on Lead Mine maps
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 22/09/2020 08:52:55   Subject: Bug on Lead Mine maps
Any good?
Topic: Bug on Lead Mine maps
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 21/09/2020 20:44:09   Subject: Bug on Lead Mine maps
If photos are righted using either Windows Photo Viewer (included with Windows) or Adobe Photoshop or similar, I have never had any problems. I think that your problems may revolve around the software
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/09/2020 17:34:42   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
[quote="Morlock"]There were some interesting remains a little further west at the old colliery basins, guessing Brownhills Colliery.

https://zoom.earth/#view=52.6521,-1.972885,19z/layers=cr
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/09/2020 14:34:52   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Something to look at on the right side of Coppice Lane, Brownhills. This is heading in. Park in the layby, and wonder on wards on foot, you will see it.

An old lady friend lives on the Wilk
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2020 14:57:50   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
Don't build your hopes up. Now Dave has been so kind as to give a location map ref I have looked at the map and can confirm that I visited it many years ago. My memory is of a blind heading but with t
Topic: Wigpool Iron Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/09/2020 14:48:02   Subject: Wigpool Iron Mine (mine)
Thanks for that, fixed.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/09/2020 21:32:49   Subject: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
Welcome to aditnow.
Topic: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/09/2020 08:36:05   Subject: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
Apologies, yes found it now. I looked before and could not see it, odd. Problem remains though with e photo links, not your fault, we have had this before.
Topic: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/09/2020 21:35:06   Subject: Caradon Hill (Gonamena) Quarry
I notice that there is no entry for the quarry on this site. I wonder if this is the time, if you do this you could upload your pics here, and if anyone comes up with some history that could be entere
Topic: Lead ingot from wreck
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/09/2020 10:37:32   Subject: Lead ingot from wreck
LynnWillies, Welcome to aditnow.
I bet you dont know me, but we have met a few times.

I hope that we see more of you on here. You will be a valued contributor.
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/09/2020 08:26:10   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
[quote="Morlock"]Not far from you Roy. Anything of interest left in the woods

[link]121187[linkphoto]121187[/linkphoto][/link]

https://zoom.earth/#view=52.641454,-2.00124,15z/lay
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/09/2020 13:29:35   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Yes. The wooden posts were removed and the footprint became the foundation for the current structure. If there has always been a gate there, he is within his rights to keep one there, but a new gate w
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 14/09/2020 11:54:50   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Paul, the road is a public road you can drive up and drop off kit. From the tarmac road the mine is only 400 metres of level walking but the route is blocked by timber debris at the edge of the flat a
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 14/09/2020 08:57:22   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
The local authority served the statutory papers on the landowner but nothing has been done as yet.
Re the public road, it appears that he wants to put people off using it, but I doubt that he wo
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/09/2020 20:59:12   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I have been to Dinas today and the gateway built on th epublic road now has a gate with "Keep Out " sign plus a padlock and chain, however the gate was open. The Right of Way that starts about a hundr
Topic: Hello!
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/09/2020 15:09:29   Subject: Hello!
dead right, no mines round here mate

:lol:
Topic: Hello!
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/09/2020 12:27:43   Subject: Hello!
Yes, a warm welcome from me too.
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/09/2020 18:51:04   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Yes that's it, shown on old maps.
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/09/2020 17:19:35   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Yes, but no headstocks now. Its occupied by Midland Safe Load Indicators Ltd. As daft as it sounds, stuff seems to survive better in private ownership than local authority.
I haven't been to the
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/09/2020 16:33:27   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
I have been to Wyrley Grove today, about 5 minutes from home.
A lot of this mine left standing but fear for its future, only this one and the nearby Cathedral Colliery with much left.

Topic: What state is Esgair Mwyn Lead Mine in?
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/09/2020 16:34:43   Subject: What state is Esgair Mwyn Lead Mine in?
[quote="Aar0sc"][quote="Rheidol United"]The Penmynydd Shaft above the mill still had an iron ladder disappearing down it a few years ago, but am not sure of the state of the workings further down. [/q
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/09/2020 17:20:35   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
Glad you took it the right way, only a joke.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/09/2020 13:17:20   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
Just took a look at Wyrley/Brownhills no 3, not far from my home. The site has been completely cleared for redevelopment, there is a lot of it going on around there at this time.
[link]121142[lin
Topic: Photographs Of The Fair Lady (album)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/09/2020 09:06:50   Subject: Photographs Of The Fair Lady (album)
I dont know how you feel seeing it all wiped away. There are only a handful of sites in my area i know about with anything remaining, and they will probably eventually be cleared.

Topic: Frongoch Slate Quarry - oops
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 05/09/2020 21:52:03   Subject: Frongoch Slate Quarry - oops
[quote="QuietUser"]Thanks:)

Don't worry too much about the NMRW link; it's an external link in the WP article anyway, and is far less substantial than the WP article for general reference.<
Topic: Just Moved!
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/09/2020 21:09:11   Subject: Just Moved!
Lefel Fawr at Cwmystwyth is an easy walk through, but can be thigh deep art the entrance through the tube. Make sure you have hard hat and fixed electric lamp, and be free to explore. Obviously at own
Topic: Just Moved!
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/09/2020 19:31:48   Subject: Just Moved!
My first move would be to get a copy of Ioan Lords book "Rich Mountains of Lead". I have just searched Moorebooks and got no result, I would try the Rheidol Railway shop.

Access in the area
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 03/09/2020 22:23:40   Subject: Miners Tools.
You know your stuff. So, I do come upon a lot of drill steels that have had heads flattened and remade into crowbars.
Anything interesting to tell us?
Topic: Ochre Pits
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/09/2020 13:21:53   Subject: Ochre Pits
First port of call:

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=13&lat=51.77920&lon=-1.26880&layers=6&right=BingHyb

The side by side shows an old map, 1913 next to satelli
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/09/2020 15:35:23   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
THE Hidden Wales
Just had an email from Frank Films advising that a new series starts on 4th September 7.30 BBC1 Wales, the flyer shows what is obviously Parry's Mountain.
I was a whole day
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/09/2020 13:33:35   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
No idiot. easily done. I was confused at first.
Topic: Frongoch Slate Quarry - oops
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 02/09/2020 10:26:36   Subject: Frongoch Slate Quarry - oops
I have amended the title but cannot get both URLs to appear correctly after 20 minutes of struggling. The wiki is best I can do until Simon comes along. To make matters worse, my Internet keeps coming
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 01/09/2020 14:22:51   Subject: Miners Tools.
I'm going
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 01/09/2020 13:05:36   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote="staffordshirechina"]Did the Cornish miners eat their candles as well as the pasties ?[/quote]

That would make a ‘light’ lunch, presumably.[/quote]

:
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 31/08/2020 19:31:48   Subject: Miners Tools.
Just read through it. With something like this I always wonder how much the person who wrote it gets paid.
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 31/08/2020 17:46:33   Subject: Miners Tools.
Nowadays candles are paraffin wax, so experimentation in this direction inadvisable
Topic: Frongoch Slate Quarry - oops
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 30/08/2020 22:29:40   Subject: Frongoch Slate Quarry - oops
Fixed by regional editor Roy
;D
Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2020 16:22:56   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
If you dont mind some advice, a method I use is the climbers method of rope and running belays. You tie off a hard belay at the bottom, then while ascending clip the rope to attachment points as you a
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/08/2020 11:02:12   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
[quote="royfellows"]

Any, bought this for the princely sum of £14.35
Olight I1R 2 EOS 150 Lumens Key Ring Mini Torch EDC USB Rechargeable Flashlight

Let you know how it work
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/08/2020 21:15:06   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd through trip
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"]Are you registered on the site? If you still can’t find it PM me and I’ll email it tomorrow. Drunk now! :)[/quote]

Yes you are drunk. If he not registered would not
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/08/2020 20:13:20   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
Yes, just took delivery of a SH refurb Nenovo tablet, dont use a phone, just want GPS and maps.
USB port dead, not charging or recognising inserted flash memory. Lucky this time as its on return
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/08/2020 13:31:22   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
Got the PCB out. There is a large chip doing the charging and indication bit and a Texas Instruments PMP 4057 LED boost driver, but nothing resembling anything like an inverter, or any series inductor
Topic: Landjoff oversuit.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2020 21:02:38   Subject: Landjoff oversuit.
Thanks for that.
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/08/2020 19:19:30   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
Doubtful. I keep trying to get the PCB out to analyse the schematic. But not hopeful. If I do a lot of Chinese electronics have chips with no part number, so impossible to identify.
Probably rip
Topic: Landjoff oversuit.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2020 19:16:15   Subject: Landjoff oversuit.
I have never done any good with oversuits, always had the zips go.
I buy Dickies Redhawk overalls and get get Stirling wear out of them, up until the zips go.
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/08/2020 12:52:46   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
Now got to the bottom of it.
Basically, its scrap. Testing it at nominal voltage, its taking a fluctuating 30mA on standby, which is 'off' being under soft control, from a 850 mAh cell. This tend
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 24/08/2020 22:37:46   Subject: Miners Tools.
With the thread wondering regularly into samurai swords, a word of warning.

If you get to handle one, they are potentially the most dangerous thing you will ever hold. They have a history o
Topic: Hi all!
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2020 22:18:26   Subject: Hi all!
How do the bats survive?
Last time I went there was some in there.
By way, anti PH wetsuit = chest waders
;D
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