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Topic: Battery charging warning
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/12/2017 17:51:06   Subject: Battery charging warning
[quote="AndyJ23Uk"]hey - i can confirm that extreme low temps is very bad for discharge profiles too

[/quote]

NiCad or Li Ion batteries please?

I think that this thre
Topic: Battery charging warning
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/12/2017 14:24:26   Subject: Battery charging warning
I have just been looking at the data sheet for the Panasonic NCR18650B cells used in my most popular lamps.

Charging, as I said should never be done below 0C, and according to manufacturers
Topic: Acrow jacks, trench struts and base jacks
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2017 11:37:39   Subject: Acrow jacks, trench struts and base jacks
Thanks, I have one that was given me and wondered about sourcing some more.
eBay, yes, should have known.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/12/2017 17:57:28   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Mm, I dont know about that. I am moving into sensible lamps for really sensible people, I have heard that there are quite a few about, but not round our way.

It appears that sensible people
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/12/2017 15:46:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hello people

With Christmas 2017 a mere few days away its a good time to wish all my friends and customers a happy Christmas and a good New Year.

Off the usual subjects, here is
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/12/2017 09:07:34   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I will.
;)

Took the trigon out this evening. It's still a very good lamp.[/quote]

A hot date?
:lol:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/12/2017 19:14:41   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
You will need to get your order in for the new Scorpion when announced,
You liked the Scurions crisp beam, I took this on board and now use better centre spot reflectors that give same light qual
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/12/2017 14:00:19   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
You can use an ordinary high power torch and put a clear plastic bag over the end to diffuse the light. One of my tricks.
Topic: BCA Insurance
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2017 10:21:16   Subject: BCA Insurance
Its a general principal that you cannot contract out of law. The policy is a contract, between the insurers and the insured and as such is subject to UK law, it says this in the policy document.
Topic: BCA Insurance
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2017 22:05:54   Subject: BCA Insurance
I agree on that. If mineral rights are in separate ownership then the mine is mineral property not soil landowners. This is the situation at Craig y Dinas where soil landowner is Welsh Government, lan
Topic: BCA Insurance
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2017 21:11:57   Subject: BCA Insurance
also, Public Liability insurance is a requirement for delegates at the annual NAMHO conferences, and sorry, this includes mine in 2019.
Some underground sites on the meets list are Welsh Governme
Topic: BCA Insurance
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2017 20:53:05   Subject: BCA Insurance
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]

Check your small print.[/quote]

Just did:

"Any activity approved by the insured, including but not limited to:

Cave,
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/12/2017 17:01:31   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
Ordinary mining practice requires shots to be fired at end of shift to allow the noxious fumes from nitro based explosives to clear overnight.

I am an ex car salesman who explores as a hobb
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 22:19:26   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
Your all missing the Nazi train full of gold bars which could be very easily transported in the brand new Spitfires all crated and buried somewhere else.
Topic: BCA Insurance
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2017 20:42:20   Subject: BCA Insurance
As Legal and Insurance officer of CCC I would personally advise it for the cost. It goes with BCA membership and is not available on its own.

It is a good thing to have from a personal poin
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 11:21:45   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
Good old Dave
:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2017 23:10:33   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
I think that the story of nuclear weapons being tested underground in either Excelsior or Greenside may come from the same shop as the steam locomotives in storage under Box Hill, John Taylor was a Co
Topic: Battery charging warning
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/12/2017 16:14:42   Subject: Battery charging warning
Just a heads up with the weather
Its dangerous to charge Li Ion batteries in sub zero temperatures.

Laptops, mobiles etc are usually kept in the house. Caving gear often in garden shed
Topic: Lliwedd Copper Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/12/2017 11:55:31   Subject: Lliwedd Copper Mine
I maybe go and have another look next year, its been along time.
Topic: Lliwedd Copper Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/12/2017 13:05:36   Subject: Lliwedd Copper Mine
From memory the adit is a drive on the lode that eventually opened into a narrow stope. Interesting explore but nothing really exciting.

Next visit I found the collapse and climbed above to
Topic: In the news recently...
royfellows

Forum: North America   Posted: 07/12/2017 09:22:00   Subject: In the news recently...
Its probably a culture thing
Issues with this at Nenthead pale into insignificance compared with anywhere within easy driving distance of London.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/12/2017 16:31:07   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Scorpion latest

I have finally received my sample batch of front glasses after 6 weeks! Confirmed that they same as stock sample and just ordered quantity. When quantity order shipped and i
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/12/2017 20:24:16   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
[quote="Vanoord"]
Could conceivably get 4 18650s in that pack, but the 5V bit slightly confuses me. I suppose it may well not be 5V exactly...[/quote]

Its very common.
A parallel
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/12/2017 19:39:47   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
It has the essential strobes as well!
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/12/2017 15:00:37   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
[quote="SimonRL"]Totally unconnected, but look at this monstrosity:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Elfeland-35000LM-5x-T6-LED-Headlight-Headlamp-18650-Rechargeable-Head-Torch-Lamp/382220305008<
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 22:38:15   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
As daft as it sounds my favourite at the moment is a £20 off eBay Chinese job that I wrote a seriously critical hatchet job on this website.

Found water getting in so fitted a waterproof sw
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 17:47:39   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
Try ordering now
:lol:

Just sold last of my lamp stock and waiting parts.
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 17:30:33   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
Yes, Fasttech are very good, I buy stuff in bulk, but beware long delivery times on single items, they end up on the 'slow boat'.
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 16:44:11   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
You might want to experiment with modding a torch so its just bare emitters for photography, can then be placed behind rocks etc.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 16:42:39   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="gNick"]You are right and I am wrong, I am obviously having a early onset senior moment. It is indeed a polycarbonate one according to the Scurion website as well.

[/quote]

Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 08:10:35   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="gNick"]That my Scurion glass is glass I can confirm because it looks, feels and sounds like glass - I am an engineer after all!
[/quote]

SPARE GLASSSCURION
Référence : EC9
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2017 18:07:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Wormster"]Hi Roy,

How's that side project coming on? - I'm liking what you have been working on it looks very impressive![/quote]

Full stop I'm afraid mate.

It
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2017 12:53:09   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="royfellows"]Its a shame that Mr Biff is no longer producing the Rude Nora.[/quote]

His web site says Nora 3 is in development?[/quote]

Its been that way
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2017 12:50:45   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Morlock"]Roy, the best protection for any lamp glass is to have it set back a fair distance from the front face of the lamp, something like the Oldham bezel arrangement.
The best anti scr
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2017 11:59:21   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="gNick"][quote="royfellows"]
Choice was aluminium front panel with circular window and glass direct bonded as per car windscreen, or a complete front of 'glass' as per Scurrion and its clo
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2017 08:55:07   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Roy Morton"]

By the way....did your signature quote come from AvE by any chance?[/quote]

AvE ?

It came from a gentleman on UK Caving and neatly sums up one of
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2017 22:34:56   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Morlock"]Nice looking bit of kit.[/quote]

Thanks
Its very user friendly, not in least way 'fumbly'
If successful, it may form the mainstream with other models to follow.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2017 13:12:20   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Scorpion latest

Got the prototype assembled but with a front glass held on with sticky tape, and tested it underground.

Big time delay as I have been waiting for over a month for
Topic: 18650
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2017 09:54:02   Subject: 18650
There is a guy on eBay trades as Ecoluxshop who sells genuine stuff. I used him in the past when I had shipping issues from HK.
Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2017 09:50:28   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
I think we should stick with the CRO already decided, matter of courtesy, I agree Simon's comments.
Topic: Caphouse Museum decay
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/11/2017 16:53:54   Subject: Caphouse Museum decay
[quote="simonrail"]I spent a couple of hours on Friday helping to clean the rust off the Cornish beam engine at Sandfields Pumping Station near Lichfield which is receiving long overdue attention afte
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/11/2017 16:49:42   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Advices

Lamps are hectic.

New X_12s out of stock and awaiting a batch of components, X_Basic all gone and it will be a week or so at least before more available.

I ha
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/11/2017 09:06:52   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
The area with the truck is slowly clearing of silt but this is accumulating in the entrance cross cut and could present a problem in the future.

I have shovelled up what I could and banked
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/11/2017 22:10:21   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
By way, the steel was nicely paid for by the aditnow calendar fund, many thanks to all who supported the trust.
:thumbsup:
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/11/2017 22:07:21   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
All done and dusted and here are some pictures.

The second tube, as was:
[link]107093[linkphoto]107093[/linkphoto][/link]

The new Steel Road replacing it:
[link]113406[
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2017 08:28:25   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Its basically same news handouts.
Any questions or queries, its ask Roy.

However, I would like to stress the importance of leaving this on the back burner until next years event is ove
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2017 10:59:47   Subject: NAMHO 2019
This is to be hosted by Cambrian Mines Trust in association with Dr Peter Claughton as conference (lecture program) organiser. Peter has extensive experience in organising events and the trust is extr
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2017 15:15:05   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
The problem here is that mine has gunises which open directly on to the coast path and people wonder in to use them as toilets or just out of curiosity.
A simple barrier that a determined person
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/11/2017 11:06:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Watts out on charge will be 8.4V X 1 amp (max charging rate)= 8.4 watts
Before anyone jumps on me I am aware that as charging nears completion the current is going to be down to a few milliamps,
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/11/2017 08:39:53   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
In retrospect, it could cover a lot of locations and explains why my lamps sell well in Cornwall.
:lol:
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