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Topic: Historic extreme lighting
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/04/2016 12:13:17   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
I have just taken to the dump the lamp I made when we were trying to film with a DV tape camera.

It was a large plastic case with 3no. 12v lead acid batteries and 6no. 50w Halogen capsule l
Topic: Historic extreme lighting
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/04/2016 10:18:31   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
I like the warm lighting effect.
Topic: Steel
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2016 09:24:02   Subject: Steel
The entrepreneur fellow on the news thinking of buying was talking this morning of replacing the blast furnace with an arc furnace.

He was also talking of using 'locally sourced raw materia
Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/04/2016 12:28:18   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
Dependant on dates I may be up for this :)
Topic: Steel
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2016 12:49:23   Subject: Steel
I'm glad I asked now, fascinating stuff :thumbup:

Yes, a commentary on what is going on in the pictures would be a very worthwhile addition.
Topic: Purley chase manganese mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/03/2016 12:49:54   Subject: Purley chase manganese mine
Interesting point about fungal spores, we're used to seeing all types of fungus underground. Is this risk specific to this mine or a more general risk we ignore a bit perhaps?
Topic: Steel
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2016 12:45:02   Subject: Steel
I heard on the radio this morning they were considering 'mothballing' the blast furnace, the cost quoted was many millions. What is involved in this? I'm guessing it's the sort of thing you can't just
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/03/2016 20:29:24   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
I've been in the one at the bottom of the track to Hartington Moor Farm.
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/03/2016 19:49:39   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
I can't say anything about it but I've often thought of going and taking a look when in the area since it's marked on the map, never got around to it though.

Interested to hear more....
Topic: Purley chase manganese mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/03/2016 19:45:10   Subject: Purley chase manganese mine
Strange, I can't see the photos? :confused:
Topic: Aberllyn zinc mine
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2016 09:35:35   Subject: Aberllyn zinc mine
When we had our own boreholes at work a fellow used to come and test it once or twice a year, I guess perhaps because we were a workplace of 1000+ people. I suppose a caravan site may come under simil
Topic: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2016 10:35:32   Subject: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
Ah, well worth knowing thanks. I was able to borrow a helmet for part of the weekend and the lack of one for the rest led to interesting surface wanderings I probably wouldn't have done otherwise, so
Topic: Exploring surface features
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2016 10:31:13   Subject: Exploring surface features
Cwm Cipwrth is well worth a look, as I recall there is a little level just up from the wheel with shin deep water and a flooded shaft to the left (care).
Topic: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2016 15:30:23   Subject: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
A shop near Bwetsy would have been handy the other weekend when I forgot my helmet!

That said I'm more likely to buy stuff online, forgotten kit notwithstanding.

Topic: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2016 11:19:46   Subject: Bernies Cafe and Caving Shop
Mrs T found them very helpful on the phone a couple of years back when she was ordering something for me, we visited the café a while back when we went on the GG winch and it was OK.

These
Topic: Gopro
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/03/2016 20:21:25   Subject: Gopro
I bought my GoPro secondhand, I think its an original one.

Examples of filming underground using my Roy Fellows Magnumstar for light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUY7C4Qp04I<
Topic: What is it worth?
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/03/2016 18:21:10   Subject: What is it worth?
Links don't seem to work?
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 19/03/2016 19:18:35   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]7/3/16 Snowdon Brittania[/b]

A walk up to Glaslyn before heading home past the mill.

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Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 19/03/2016 19:08:18   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]6/3/16 Dinorwic[/b]

With my borrowed helmet returned it struck me that this was an ideal opportunity to have a wander around Dinorwic, and so a pleasant day was passed exploring the work
Topic: Plugged in and powered up at Caphouse
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/03/2016 17:00:40   Subject: Plugged in and powered up at Caphouse
Not going to be able to make tomorrow but Caphouse is due a visit I think! Never been!

When is the next one?

Topic: NAMHO 2016?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2016 16:32:32   Subject: NAMHO 2016?
Well that's mine posted off too + accommodation booked for the rest of the week :thumbup:
Topic: Good news for Cornwall?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/03/2016 10:35:56   Subject: Good news for Cornwall?
I'm not familiar with South Crofty, 26 mines are mentioned. Are these simply bits of the same mine complex or 26 separate distinct mines?
Topic: NAMHO 2016?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2016 10:33:08   Subject: NAMHO 2016?

Never mind, I'll probably leave my booking as it is since I've splashed out and booked a 'Superior' double room since I'll have the ever particular Mrs T with me ;)

Looking forward to
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 18/03/2016 16:40:17   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]5/3/16 Parc Lead Mine[/b]

Saturdays trip was along level 2 in Parc. Some fantastic things to see in here however I was babying my camera a bit so didn't get all the photos I'd have liked
Topic: NAMHO 2016?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2016 21:39:01   Subject: NAMHO 2016?
[/i]"Please DO NOT book accommodation directly with Dublin City University as you will be charged full rates and not get a conference discount rate that MHTI have negotiated."[i]

Doh :(
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 17/03/2016 21:26:48   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]4/3/16 Conglog Slate Mine[/b]

Crikey, it's been a while!

A much anticipated PDMHS trip to North Wales, started with an afternoon trip to Conglog on the Friday. It was a pretty
Topic: NAMHO 2016?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2016 09:03:30   Subject: NAMHO 2016?
I've been told, next few days....
Topic: Conglog Slate Mine
ttxela

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/03/2016 16:26:34   Subject: Conglog Slate Mine
We were there weekend before last, there was one wagon loaded with slate (waste I think) and another wooden 'flat bed' type. Both in the same chamber.
Topic: Box quarry (album)
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/03/2016 16:36:22   Subject: Box quarry (album)
Chap has just joined and made an error uploading photos, no doubt someone will assist in correcting.

Glad to hear that a good trip was had with some guidance :thumbup:

Topic: Underground vandal at work.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 16:22:10   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Bear in mind the guy scratching the wall was probably his mate, not him, although one of the photos was of his initials, so both were at it.

[/quote]

Co-pi
Topic: Eimco Mucker
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 11:53:13   Subject: Eimco Mucker
If it's been weighed legitimately in I wonder if it could be bought back for the equivalent scrap value?
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 11:50:58   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
Seems to have been universally met with disapproval on that FB page so that is at least in some measure positive.
Topic: Holme Bank
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/03/2016 15:46:03   Subject: Holme Bank
[quote="pwhole"]

I'm sure there was a petrified turd in the bucket, [/quote]

I'd be scared if I was left alone in the dark too.......
Topic: International early engines conference 2017
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/02/2016 10:53:26   Subject: International early engines conference 2017
Sounds good, I'll pencil in the dates :thumbup:
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/02/2016 19:25:58   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
Explosives works also sounds interesting, plenty to keep me busy by the look of it!
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/02/2016 19:24:13   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
[quote="royfellows"][quote="ttxela"]Ah well, I expect as Mrs T will be recovering from chemo we'll be riding around in the car a bit so we will be venturing further afield at least part of the time.
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/02/2016 19:08:04   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
[quote="Tony Blair"]Give me a shout when you're down. I'll drag you down some holes.[/quote]

Excellent, will be September time :thumbsup: :flowers:
Topic: NAMHO 2016?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2016 15:35:57   Subject: NAMHO 2016?
Ah, Thanks Skimble. 14th of March it is then!
Topic: NAMHO 2016?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2016 11:35:15   Subject: NAMHO 2016?
Just wondering if there was any news of the conference yet?
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/02/2016 11:28:30   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
Ah well, I expect as Mrs T will be recovering from chemo we'll be riding around in the car a bit so we will be venturing further afield at least part of the time.

I'll checkout the beach ad
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/02/2016 20:59:36   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
It looks like I may be in Hayle for a week or so in September. Any tips on easyish walk-in type explores thereabouts?
Topic: Flying Scotsman
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2016 12:51:19   Subject: Flying Scotsman
When I took my niece to see the Changing of the Guard there was an impressive amount of selfie stick jousting going on. We managed to get some sort of view by engaging in some 'full contact queuing'.<
Topic: Daily Wail article
ttxela

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/02/2016 10:43:42   Subject: Daily Wail article
[quote="rhychydwr"]Mein Gott! Just think of the scrap value of these cars - all that copper and steel going to waste. Where is this mine?[/quote]

The water looks surprisingly un-oily. I d
Topic: Daily Wail article
ttxela

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 16:00:19   Subject: Daily Wail article
If only the person who submitted the article had slipped in a photo of the pile of discarded shoes at Holme Bank mine and let the editor draw the obvious conclusion.

Topic: Daily Wail article
ttxela

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/02/2016 15:51:55   Subject: Daily Wail article
[quote="BertyBasset"]A bit melodramatic, undoubtedly sensationalist, and most likely full of inaccuracies, but, ho hum - it is a mine.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3454287/Mounta
Topic: Ystrad Einion Copper Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 16/02/2016 22:00:13   Subject: Ystrad Einion Copper Mine (mine)
Excellent Stuff Roy, will definitely have to take a look when all is settled. Am I right in thinking it is at least in part an SRT trip?
Topic: Ystrad Einion Copper Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 16/02/2016 08:58:36   Subject: Ystrad Einion Copper Mine (mine)
We shall exercise due care - thanks for the warning!

I was last there at the Aberystwyth NAMHO Conference.
Topic: Ystrad Einion Copper Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/02/2016 18:30:18   Subject: Ystrad Einion Copper Mine (mine)
Thanks Roy :thumbup:
Topic: Ystrad Einion Copper Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/02/2016 17:48:09   Subject: Ystrad Einion Copper Mine (mine)
Just checking.....

Is there still open access or do we need a key? Planning a visit in a couple of weeks time :)
Topic: Browns Folly, Square Well Clean Up
ttxela

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 15/02/2016 15:11:10   Subject: Browns Folly, Square Well Clean Up
Good Job! :thumbsup:
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