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Posts by Mr.C

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Topic: Ecton Deep User Album (album)
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/05/2008 20:43:08   Subject: Ecton Deep User Album (album)
Quite an afternoon eh!
As regards access to the underground bits, to all intents & purposes there isn't any, thanks to the afore mentioned shower - I'm being very polite here. Posting how I & oth
Topic: Ecton Deep User Album (album)
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/05/2008 13:02:07   Subject: Ecton Deep User Album (album)
[quote="toadstone"]
There is also extensive work going on to the copper spired residence and its environs.

I'm off now, Peter.[/quote]
The Folly (it's never before been a residenc
Topic: Kimberly 'Big Hole'
Mr.C

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 18/05/2008 20:21:27   Subject: Kimberly 'Big Hole'
[quote="toadstone"]I feel a Peter Kaye moment coming on - Show me the way to Amarillo.

Algeria produces about 11% of the world's total helium production headed by the USA at 83% The rest ap
Topic: Trip to Great Orme mines
Mr.C

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/05/2008 20:01:54   Subject: Trip to Great Orme mines
Especialy so when you're covered in brown mud & your mate announce to passers by that " it's OK, just a bit of trouble with the sewers"!
Topic: Sneyd 1, 2, 3, 4 Archive Album (album)
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/05/2008 22:13:41   Subject: Sneyd 1, 2, 3, 4 Archive Album (album)
Thanks Chaps - I'll have another go tommorow (when I've not just drank a half bottle of wine ;D )
Cheers hic
Nigel
Topic: Sneyd 1, 2, 3, 4 Archive Album (album)
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/05/2008 20:22:40   Subject: Sneyd 1, 2, 3, 4 Archive Album (album)
I've tried to upload some old photos to this but when I hit upload it just sits for ages & then I get the IE error unable to connect - is there somthing wrong with the link of is it just me?
Topic: World War I Tunnels - Arras, France
Mr.C

Forum: Europe   Posted: 06/05/2008 20:16:27   Subject: World War I Tunnels - Arras, France
I can recomend an absolutly cracking book on the underground war - Beneath Flanders Fields, by Barton, Doyle & Vandewalle ISBN-10: 1-86227-357-X
I even got some handy digging tips from it!
Topic: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/05/2008 22:45:58   Subject: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
[quote="hymac580c"]Lap said-
Should Cumbria have independance from the rest of England?

No not a very good economic idea, unless vast oil reserves are found under Conniston lake. And
Topic: Linnyshaw Coal Mine
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/05/2008 15:44:53   Subject: Linnyshaw Coal Mine
They look very similar to two I saw in the last few months perporting to come from Ecton. This seemed highly unlikley & I questioned the vendor (also from Telford but can't remember his id), he failed
Topic: Wire rope face shovels
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/05/2008 16:36:26   Subject: Wire rope face shovels
Havn't got one of those, but does anyone want an unused 1966ish JCB III windscreen? Just found one in my fathers loft - & SWMBO reckons I'm a horder! :angel:
Topic: The good old days
Mr.C

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 29/04/2008 23:20:22   Subject: The good old days
I think it's safe to ignore what happens in London as abnormal - after all, there aren't any mines there.
Topic: My first mine
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2008 22:54:44   Subject: My first mine
[quote="skippy"]Simon

I still have vivid memories of the big party we had down Wood mine at Alderley Edge - the older of the DCC guys will remember - we had a burger bar in the cavern, band
Topic: My first mine
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2008 15:57:15   Subject: My first mine
[quote="Wormster"][quote="Monty Stubble"]Not only that but your diet will change to one of Mars bars, tin of Sardines and luke-warm coffee eaten while perched on some uncomfortable rock and tasting of
Topic: Trevithick
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2008 22:56:24   Subject: Trevithick
Hope I've not duplicated info here but there's a rather splendid repliqer of Trevithicks rail loco at Blists Hill that's occasionaly in steam.
I first learned of Cap't Dick about 25yrs back when
Topic: Petzl Omni TL
Mr.C

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 14/04/2008 22:50:57   Subject: Petzl Omni TL
The word from the caving fraternity seem to be a big :thumbdown: . Have a look in UKCaving.com & search for Omni.
Seems OK for rope access (nice & clean), but nowt else.
Topic: Welsh Coal Mines
Mr.C

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/04/2008 21:34:50   Subject: Welsh Coal Mines
Does anyone know if the steam winder from Ty Mawr colliery still exists?
It was built by a foundary a few hundred yards from where I'm sitting & untill I saw a photo of it a few years ago I didn'
Topic: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2008 16:54:37   Subject: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
Graham, I'll send you a PM later
Topic: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/04/2008 20:11:41   Subject: Deerplay Coal Mine - and Whitworth Quarries
There's a one man coal pit still operating in the Bacup area. I saw some recent photos of it at Easter. He's got a compresed air Pickrose, but every thing else is home made, including the tubs & rails
Topic: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
Mr.C

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 30/03/2008 23:33:53   Subject: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
[quote="Gwyn"]Mr.C. what date/period was the Siskol in use? Any other information, please.[/quote]
Certainly in use in the '30's, as my paternal grandfather was a "Siskol kicker" in Talke North P
Topic: Gadgets to be seen with
Mr.C

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/03/2008 17:11:46   Subject: Gadgets to be seen with
[quote="Mr.C"]Probably still works fine - they're quite well sealed & beautifullly made. Don't have a spare key I'm afraid & I've never seen one for sale either. Little Demon keys probably fit & are m
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2008 16:27:47   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="ICLOK"]excellent :lol:

I had just read your joke when two women arrived on my door step asking me what bread I ate. I answered 'White' and they lectured me on my doorstep for an ho
Topic: Gadgets to be seen with
Mr.C

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/03/2008 22:35:17   Subject: Gadgets to be seen with
Probably still works fine - they're quite well sealed & beautifullly made. Don't have a spare key I'm afraid & I've never seen one for sale either. Little Demon keys probably fit & are much more commo
Topic: Menai Strait Bridges
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2008 00:01:34   Subject: Menai Strait Bridges
That would do it! ( brain must have been in standby!) I suppose with the draft set up it was like a blast furance in there!
Topic: Menai Strait Bridges
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2008 23:45:33   Subject: Menai Strait Bridges
I'd totaly forgotten about the fire 'til I saw it on a Coast repeat recently. What the filnkin' blip burnt so fiercely & in such quantity, to destroy what was in effect a wrought iron tube?
Topic: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
Mr.C

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 25/03/2008 21:24:26   Subject: Mine & quarry rolling stock: a guide
[quote="jr48"][[img]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/showimage?f=/community/Personal-Album-4-Image-033/[/img]
Barney[/quote]Type Rock drill
Use Boring shot holes?
Construction Metal throughout<
Topic: Gadgets to be seen with
Mr.C

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2008 21:01:53   Subject: Gadgets to be seen with
[quote="ICLOK"]How about this... its not a gadget but it is nice.... candlestick made from Pye Hill Colliery Winding Rope... turned brass ends!
[/quote]

Very nice, looks like a piece o
Topic: Gadgets to be seen with
Mr.C

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2008 20:55:59   Subject: Gadgets to be seen with
Nice, where do pick this sort of stuff up?



Just sort of aqquired it over the years, either swopped given or occasionaly purchased. Think the most I've paid is £15 for a cased Be
Topic: Gadgets to be seen with
Mr.C

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/03/2008 00:14:48   Subject: Gadgets to be seen with
I do, here are some others which still work. The one on the right is the one I use most. It used to be the one on the left, untill I found out how rare it is!
[img]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/showim
Topic: Gadgets to be seen with
Mr.C

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/03/2008 22:43:28   Subject: Gadgets to be seen with
By way of my intro to posting here & how to add pics etc, here is one of my favorite mining gadgets - still works too, hope this does!
[img]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/tncache/Personal-Album-1036/Pe
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