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Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2019 20:42:48   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
I think that you may have been able to get further then me and from my vantage point at that time it looked like the engine shaft coming in, but now we know its simply a high section of the roof.
Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2019 17:32:50   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
I will have to take another visit.

Thinking... was the area into deep water having anything like a collapse, rocks, timbers, whatever, over on the left?

Also, what could you see
Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2019 14:22:00   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
Nice photos, did you lower the water level?
And get any photos of the stope?

Oddly, I cannot remember the ladder, only the stope and the climb up to a higher level.

My impre
Topic: Hospital level, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/11/2019 15:16:03   Subject: Hospital level, Coniston
A few more thoughts, and this is pure conjecture

Hospital Level could be so named simply because it connects with Hospital Shaft. Hospital Shaft, I have no date for its commencement but cou
Topic: Hospital level, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/11/2019 21:08:27   Subject: Hospital level, Coniston
This is a very good question.

Some connection with Greenwich Hospital, London Lead Company suggests itself, except that Hospital level was driven about 1864 when John Barratt was running th
Topic: Speedwell mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/11/2019 15:52:45   Subject: Speedwell mine
Years ago I came out in a wetsuit covered in yellow and orange crud, it was hanging off my face and helmet. There was two young ladies sunbathing topless right outside, I remember the one taking her
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/11/2019 10:01:47   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
Sorted, and was no where near a bad as was indicated. I have them here.

The issue related to a safety line which was fitted to the main ladderway and then extended across a plank which is a
Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2019 21:10:21   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
I am only aware of one accessible higher level and that connects with DA at a slightly higher level at kings Cross, you will see inside, a little climb up of a few feet only. Left goes to deepening wa
Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2019 17:49:49   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
Its been years since I was last in there, the deep adit is very wet and right by the side of the main road.

The upper adits are blocked but there is open stope to daylight by the side of th
Topic: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/11/2019 10:48:42   Subject: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
Can we do something on this?
I think that Dave's suggestion is best way forward.

All this sort of thing can be difficult. Wemyss was taken over by Frongoch so is technically part of th
Topic: Glencoynedale
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/11/2019 10:38:44   Subject: Glencoynedale
Bit of a story here.

I used to partially descend solo in the 1990s. First trip I got down to about the last of 3 sections below what I understood to be the 48 fathom level. This is the one
Topic: Glencoynedale
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/11/2019 19:27:50   Subject: Glencoynedale
I believe that the Glencoyne level is currently locked due to the dangerous state of the descent. The chain ladder has been cut away by persons unknown and this is now SRT. There has been some further
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/11/2019 14:48:36   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
I have just received a photo of the offending maillon and it looks horrific.
I suspected a different location to that assumed. Will forward the picture to SCMC and get back on it.

The
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/11/2019 14:01:43   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
I have had a reply from an officer of SCMC, quote:

"I am far from clear about where is being referred to but think it is the long ladder. I certainly went that way as part of NAMHO 2019 but
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2019 13:42:14   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
At our recent AGM we planned our program of future works for the next 12 months.

1/ Gateway Signage. This is important as a few visitors don't even know that its a mine they are looking at!
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2019 13:24:57   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ttxela"]That does look excellent Roy - but my Magnumstar isn't worn out yet :lol:[/quote]

Thanks for your kind remark. The MS will probably never wear out!
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/11/2019 09:57:30   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
For the avoidance of doubt, this is the notice in the mine. This strict line has been taken following theft or interference within other mines in the area over which I have some control.
Free ac
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/11/2019 09:09:07   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
See my PM reply,

I will draw attention of SCMC to this, they are responsible for the rigging.

Please note that CMT do not allow third party interference with fixed aids and that
Topic: Level Newydd Adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/11/2019 19:34:28   Subject: Level Newydd Adit
Just for the record, I have climbed up to the top of the slope, but not been down the other side. Its one of those things one intends to do, but never gets round to.
Topic: 2 queries
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/11/2019 19:26:55   Subject: 2 queries
1/ It is but a few feet to a forehead. A bit pretty though. Could have been an ice house, or the start of a trial. You could climb over the 'fence', gap is big enough and no one bother you.

Topic: Level Newydd Adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/11/2019 20:29:24   Subject: Level Newydd Adit
Hi Alan

The steep slope was a collapse of years ago which blocked a direct route to the other side under dodgy timberwork which failed. The other side the is Bwlchyrennaid shaft complete wi
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/11/2019 13:27:13   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
A bit more on the X16

I have redesigned the power pack from the black aluminium seen at NAMHO. I have used a new product from RS Components, the RS Pro general purpose waterproof box. Very
Topic: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/11/2019 11:42:40   Subject: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
Yes I have just checked.

So, do we add Pont Ceunant Generating Station as a new mine or move the photos to the Frongoch album?
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 29/10/2019 15:27:13   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
Any safety issues should be reported to the mine owners please, but this has reached the right address anyway.

I am not sure exactly where you mean as there are two plank walks, one about h
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/10/2019 17:19:23   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have the latest X16 mentioned above ready to resume testing.

[link]119189[linkphoto]119189[/linkphoto][/link]

Status bar is flashing red is overheat alert, starts at 65C. Plent
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2019 12:36:15   Subject: Website advice
I 'second guess' a visitor will be using a minimum of 800 X 600 and size my tables to that, throw in a nice piccie as a background and away we go.

Nail on the head was what was said about a
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 21:47:00   Subject: Website advice
Servers

DCC and NAMHO both use Webhosting UK. They look good value and their help is very prompt. Recommended.

The outfit I am with I would not recommend. They are cheap, at leas
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 15:38:18   Subject: Website advice
[quote="SimonRL"]Agreed, there is a lot to be said for flat file HTML for small and basic sites. Fast loading, not targeted by CMS-specific attacks, easily portable, and if anything goes wrong, just u
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 13:50:57   Subject: Website advice
Yes. The only problem is that with everything being engine driven you can have some strange issues. Like the karate club website where search engines described the activity as 'ball games'!
Obvio
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 13:30:50   Subject: Website advice
All of my lamp sales springs off the website. I guess it falls on whatever medium you flout around, people talk.

I am not a pro web developer and would class myself as 'hobby' standard but
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/10/2019 08:21:19   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Oooh, I had forgot about the Caplecleaugh High level, been years.
Far western end in region of Longholehead Whimsey, if its still accessible. Yes, and there is also gas, it knocked Heb off his fe
Topic: Industrial archaeology guides price drop
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/10/2019 20:12:52   Subject: Industrial archaeology guides price drop
I will take everything on the top list:
Kent,
Essex,
Sussex,
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Hertfordshire and the Lea Valley
Wiltshire
West Midlands,
North Eas
Topic: Non SRT
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/09/2019 21:48:28   Subject: Non SRT
Go where you want.
DU is getting so overgrown its like Indiana Jones challenge, that's what I meant.
Topic: Non SRT
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/09/2019 21:12:16   Subject: Non SRT
Tracy, your always welcome at Cwmystwyth.

Just got back in from your neck of the woods, Devon United needs major clearance, I could also say Carbis Bay but not thinking of the undergrowth.<
Topic: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2019 21:07:12   Subject: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
Thank you John.

It would be nice to see you some time, it has been a few years.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/09/2019 14:31:06   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Sorted!
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/09/2019 13:26:09   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
The event review paper is now available at http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019/NAMHO2019_paper.pdf

I would upload it to here but cannot see how unless it relates to a specific mine.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/08/2019 22:33:51   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Tamarmole"]Have you managed to isolate / cure that high pitched whistling noise?[/quote]

Yes. I have dumped the piezo in favour of a flashing red LED.
What is interesting is th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/08/2019 19:12:36   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Just for the fun of it, I have decided to make my friends on aditnow, insiders to what is cooking in the lab.

What I have is the next generation of super bat cooker.

Anyone who w
Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/08/2019 15:19:08   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
The footbridge is OK but a large patch of tarmac from over the road has been lifted and dumped next to the bridge. The place is a mess.

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Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/08/2019 10:33:23   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
From Gunnerside go towards Reeth and turn left at Low Row.
Over the top you get to Surrender Mill and bridge.
keep going over the fells and you reach a ford with an adjacent footbridge. One
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/08/2019 16:39:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Can the person who sent me a helmet complete with Dragon lamp power bank and spare be so kind as to contact me and tell me who they are and what the fault is. I can only see that the batteries needed
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 20:58:19   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Not Nenthead but beware of Marlbeck main drive far in. When you get to see wooden stemples one more step and you will see green fairies.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/08/2019 20:56:23   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Told you before, send it in!

Anyway. The big reflectors were the same as yours but for photos and videos bare emitters against the glass are much better. Also the spot and wide angle reflec
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/08/2019 15:44:34   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am announcing the Lynx X_Basic 2 as an improvement on the previous model.

The rear push button has been upgraded to an IP 68 design which has 8 Newtons spring pressure and stand well prou
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2019 13:57:46   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Shop closed until August 12th. Hardly any stock anyway.
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2019 20:20:32   Subject: Access issues
Good luck with it.

It does bring to mind a legal issue of some years ago whereby someone bought the Lordship of a Manor which included a strip of a few yards width along a whole residential
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2019 18:47:43   Subject: Access issues
No one seems to be answering his exact question.

No you have no legal rights to enter another persons land to access mine workings under yours whether you are owner in fee simple or whateve
Topic: Talybont Deep Adit - Access shaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 29/07/2019 11:46:32   Subject: Talybont Deep Adit - Access shaft
Job finished this weekend gone.
The pre treated top ladder has been relocated to the bottom, and the top replaced with the new steel ladder.

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Topic: cwymystwyth ropes
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/07/2019 17:34:45   Subject: cwymystwyth ropes
Forgot all about the skipway!

Its about 80 feet plus the extra for the belay, but just one rope anyway. I would take a 40 metre to cover it.

Probably the best and most straightfo
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