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Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/10/2017 17:34:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The Lynx X_12

This is not only the latest version of what I believe to be the world’s most powerful commercially available caplamp, but sets a new standard in efficiency in underground lig
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/10/2017 10:09:29   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Hi People

I would appreciate it very much is people visiting the mine could keep me up to speed with developments regarding the 'structure' being erected across the tarmac public road, as s
Topic: Miners' greeting
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2017 15:17:47   Subject: Miners' greeting
Bore da

;D
Topic: Aged Members
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 21:22:45   Subject: Aged Members
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]

What a show off:o :thumbsup:[/quote]

Mm, when it comes to showing off I'm in a class of my own.
:lol:
Topic: Aged Members
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 17:03:40   Subject: Aged Members
Thank you for your kind remarks.
I was not doing well at all when i hit 65, worse year of my life. I had a problem, well, don't want to talk about it. Following year was having other issues as we
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 12:18:17   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="ttxela"][quote="royfellows"][quote="Peter Burgess"]When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy.[/quote]
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 09:11:24   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Peter Burgess"]When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy.[/quote]

Like
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 22:44:01   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I believe one should refer to someone by whatever title they personally prefer. Our current club [b]chairman[/b] is female, and that is the title she prefers to use. Should a ma
Topic: Aged Members
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 16:55:51   Subject: Aged Members
Confession, I had to look up what you are talking about.

A bit peed off with age thing, 73 in January and training 4 nights a week at karate and aikido, working weekends on concreting and '
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 09:57:31   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Well I respect your differing opinions and we part friends.
:flowers:
Topic: Excelsior tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/10/2017 22:27:16   Subject: Excelsior tunnel
Haven't been there for years but if its where I am thinking a nice portal just below a road but run in just above it.
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 22:24:25   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="royfellows"]

who's our Prime Minister, our Home Secretary
[/quote]

Hey, Margot, quoting myself here after just re reading my earlier post.

How many peop
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 22:14:38   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Margot"]Yes a lot has changed for the better! And I'm glad for that. TtTE is only now making the move and I'd say better late than never. But we're not there yet.
You may have noticed th
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 21:46:30   Subject: One for the steam buffs
I still think its silly.

Male dominated world, err, who's our Prime Minister, our Home Secretary, kids stuff is one thing, the real world is there to be seen.

Business and polit
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 16:17:26   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Absolutely Roy. Let's leave those who make the new programmes alone to do what they want with it. At the end of the day, it's a commercial enterprise and if it makes them more m
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 15:05:49   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Ah diversity, that 'buzz' word.
We are all diverse in every way, not just culture, race, orientation or whatever. No two people think exactly the same or do things exactly the same.
I am a g
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2017 22:31:35   Subject: One for the steam buffs
At one time I had a couple of ladies that followed me around....
Wont go into that
:lol:
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2017 18:24:57   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Whatever the Express is worth I agree whole heatedly with their attack on this kind of politically correct tripe.

This so called 'gender neutral' tripe is just more rubbish from the same sh
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/10/2017 21:55:35   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Today I have been round to the ladder side of the new fall and its not as I thought. The far stemple has failed allowing the ore pass to empty itself into the roadway. No sign of the galvanised bucket
Topic: Super Size not working?
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/10/2017 13:05:11   Subject: Super Size not working?
Working OK on my machine.
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 09/10/2017 10:42:27   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
I have been in this weekend and assessed the situation.

First though I would like to compliment jase and friends who went through the new roadway without disturbing anything at all, and eve
Topic: exploring new mines
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2017 08:34:54   Subject: exploring new mines
I really have to come in on this.

If a mine is permanently grilled it means that access is denied.

To gain access one has a choice of 2 completely different methodologies.
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Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/10/2017 11:19:28   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
I think what is of most interest here is the somewhat general concept of "old rotting timber supporting tons of waste rock"

As I have remarked, the failure of the cribwork at this point mus
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/10/2017 09:43:13   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Here is the piece I cut away, just taken this here at home.

[link]113085[linkphoto]113085[/linkphoto][/link]

The problem I have with Bog Oak is that how would the mine timbermen
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 22:15:08   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Mystery solved!
Thanks.

The timber that originally failed which was just above the tube and now sticks down into the roadway is of interest.
Its not rotten and must have failed th
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 14:07:11   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
The situation on the face of it is that this route is off, as as we are going into the bat hibernation season nothing will be done until next spring.

I am therefore asking everyone to stay
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 13:09:36   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Do you have one from the other side to indicate the extent of the collapse?

For what its worth, the steel road is passable with care, the unstable boulders did in fact come down and were re
Topic: sending private messages
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/09/2017 22:20:22   Subject: sending private messages
Its possible that the recipients are just reading the email that goes out and thinking no need read it twice?

I have same thing.
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/09/2017 08:35:37   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="moorlandmineral"]
Em.. Mr Bieber I believe decided in 2010 to allow his fans to take part in an online poll to decide where he would hold his next concert... result?? An overwhelming vote
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/09/2017 22:05:52   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Sorry late replying, just got in from karate.

The land for sale appears to be titles CYM511097 and 511091 from Land registry records. I venture the opinion that the asking price is rather o
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/09/2017 11:33:14   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
More on this.
The usual route which starts adjascent to the car park is a steeply ascending route which climbs to some height and then requires the visitor to climb back down again to the level o
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2017 22:44:47   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
NAMHO 2018 is based in Parkend, in the Royal Forest of Dean, on the 1st to the 4th June 2018

The theme will be based on the Royal Forest of Dean - ' A law unto themselves ' - a reference t
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/09/2017 15:39:56   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
On Saturday 23rd Sept 2017 I attended a rescue practice by South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue. Pictures below.

[link]112939[linkphoto]112939[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]112940[linkphot
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2017 14:01:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
For information, I am only awaiting confirmation from a community association secretary on the finer details of the booking of halls and sports complex.

We do it in style in Wales.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2017 13:55:34   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018 query
I dont want to sidetrack the thread, but while your have your diary handy, NAMHO 2019 take place over the weekend of Thursday 4th July until Monday 8th July 2019.

Easy for Americans to reme
Topic: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2017 16:00:58   Subject: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
[quote="dtyson"]CAL have had a mail asking about Parc mine drainage etc. I suspect this is belated due diligence with regard to the collapse inbye of the level 3 portal which happened a few years ago.
Topic: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2017 10:01:54   Subject: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
I have not been there for years but from the description of the state of the portal now, I see a situation whereby it could become blocked and lead to a blowout after heavy rain.

Topic: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/09/2017 11:45:04   Subject: 2018 Calendar - beneficiaries
[quote="SimonRL"]One suggestion so far... At this rate it'll be the simonrl beer fund* this year :lol:

To save me from overdosing on Greek lager please post your thoughts on where the money
Topic: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/09/2017 17:33:04   Subject: Coed Mawr Pool, any recent info please
Hi People

I have been contacted by some people who are to do some work for NRW. Does anyone have any recent info about this mine, is the adit still accessible, from photos it looked bad yea
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/09/2017 22:51:48   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
[quote="John Lawson"]
Roy helped us 'dig out' the H.L as far as we thought, to clear safely at that time.
[/quote]

Happy days!
And weren't they just
:thumbsup:
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/09/2017 11:28:04   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
[quote="Steetleysurfer"]Arrows in Scaleburn have now been removed.[/quote]

Good.:thumbsup:
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 11:27:18   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
The way things were.
Off thread, sorry, but I can remember my mother 'darning' socks, she used a wooden mushroom shaped thingy to stretch the sock over.

Topic: New high capacity Li ion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/09/2017 12:14:04   Subject: New high capacity Li ion
I have delivery of some 20700 cells and am currently evaluating them relative to a new super bat cooker which I have been testing on a high capacity belt pack.

Below, is currently available
Topic: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/09/2017 20:02:24   Subject: Tamar Valley & Tavistock
This is reading like my 1990s diary
:lol:
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 16:04:16   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
Just a quick point, this is also relevant to the current BCA group votes discussion on UKC.

A BCA group member or CCC member is not necessarily a membership organisation. CMT falls into thi
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 15:41:34   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
To continue:
I draw attention to opening paragraph of the template letter quote: “I am responding to the Welsh Government Consultation Document WG31811, in particular to support its call for exte
Topic: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2017 11:35:16   Subject: Welsh Government Recreational Access Consultation
As the template is in unsecured MS Word format and has insertion fields left blank, I rather fancy that you have the answer to your own question Peter.

There is also the the other obvious c
Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2017 20:00:26   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="moorlandmineral"]Having peered in those now landscaped levels you really have to ask yourself what hazards they posed??? There is a balance to be struck here... simply attempting to obliterate
Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2017 16:08:41   Subject: another mine lost
[quote="Chalcocite"]I'm sure the intrepid mine explorer is not going to trawl through the archives to find out who owns the ground on which this or that ancient mine is located Roy. [/quote]

Topic: another mine lost
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2017 09:49:46   Subject: another mine lost
Attempting a balanced viewpoint.......

Minerals are the reason the mine is there in the first place. But nowadays its, "Those are my sweats"

and just to complicate things a bit f
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