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Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/08/2017 08:38:09   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
After a lot of thought I decided to manufacture lamps that bolt straight on, the idea of drilling holes to take a bracket to then take a lamp appears nonsense to me.
But I decided to make the ho
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2017 20:34:04   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Thinking about it, we could both be right.

Most recreational cavers and explorers want helmets that meet climbing helmet standard for obvious reasons. Helmets for use in working mines dont
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2017 20:05:03   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
[quote="John Lawson"]Roy, not sure what you are suggesting by stating that you cannot buy helmets fitted with brackets!
Bought a couple of Centurion helmets late last year and came fitted with st
Topic: Talybont
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/08/2017 21:18:08   Subject: Talybont
[quote="Owt"]Thanks Roy

If you need a hand to replace the oil drum please let me know.[/quote]

I will probably need some help. Some SCMC members usually help me. I have keys to t
Topic: Talybont
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/08/2017 19:07:35   Subject: Talybont
[quote="Owt"]Was looking at the shaft in Wilkinson's adit recently. We could see two bolts with hangers which look good. Just wondered if there is a third we missed......?


[/quote]
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/08/2017 20:40:18   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
[quote="Hendre-Ddu"]Ok, cheers Roy.[/quote]

Your welcome.

If you dont want to spend a lot of money, consider a Fenix headtorch. There are cheaper ones but dont expect quality. Th
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/08/2017 19:49:15   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Want advice, not worth bothering with, get a new modern lamp.

You will get this from everywhere.
Topic: Advice on mine on my land
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/08/2017 12:10:20   Subject: Advice on mine on my land
[quote="ttxela"] I'm always slightly jealous of these posts where people have a mine on their land,[/quote]

;D;D;D
Topic: Advice on mine on my land
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/08/2017 21:55:58   Subject: Advice on mine on my land
Some knowledgeable help would see the job done OK. Water needs to be drained off slowly with any ocherous discharge captured in ponds downstream where it could dry out and then be removed.

Topic: Advice on mine on my land
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/08/2017 21:39:34   Subject: Advice on mine on my land
[quote="Morlock"]More sensible people will be along to 'advise' you
[/quote]

Environment Agency?
:lol:
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/08/2017 21:40:21   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="Wormster"][quote="Praada"]Real shame was due to visit this in a few weeks at the start of September, does anybody know if access is still possible at all? [/quote]

Nope, Nada, Nicht
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/08/2017 08:24:56   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)
[quote="NewStuff"]Ever wander round an old engine house? Pithead baths? Fanhouse? Taken pictures? Congratulations, you're an Urbexer! You therefore must be a chavvy, stealing, destructive child by you
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/08/2017 11:37:28   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="sinker"]
Very tidy. Any thoughts on an upgraded battery mount?[/quote]

If you mean the shockcord I doubt this will be changed as its effective and adds no bulk in the way that
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/08/2017 11:13:33   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
2 cell power banks.

There has been a design change to move to all aluminium cases, as shown below.

[link]112412[linkphoto]112412[/linkphoto][/link]

These are inherentl
Topic: New high capacity Li ion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/08/2017 08:50:43   Subject: New high capacity Li ion
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="ebgb"]

should it not be called a 20700 then![/quote]

Yes, but...

The new size of battery that Tesla is building for their cars is 70mm x 21mm
Topic: New high capacity Li ion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/08/2017 20:48:01   Subject: New high capacity Li ion
I am aware but only use Sanyo Panasonic. The Chinese are producing cells 32650 but doubt the claimed capacities, also almost twice the diameter of an 18650, so may as well just double row and use repu
Topic: New high capacity Li ion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/08/2017 19:31:52   Subject: New high capacity Li ion
Its called the Sanyo NCR20700 so you are correct, and here is the data sheet:
https://www.imrbatteries.com/content/sanyo_ncr20700b.pdf

EDIT
I should have said, sorry. But still ea
Topic: New high capacity Li ion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/08/2017 18:39:13   Subject: New high capacity Li ion
Sanyo Panasonic have available a genuine 4000 mAh Li Ion cell which they describe as 4250 mAh, actually tested at 4050 by FastTech.

Beware, it is slightly larger than the standard 18650 (18
Topic: Bronfloyd access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/07/2017 21:26:23   Subject: Bronfloyd access
Graham would know.
Topic: The Bridge of Peril
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2017 12:31:01   Subject: The Bridge of Peril
Your in good company.

In the 1980s I parked at Tanygrisiau and walked with a lady friend up to Rhosydd. from there we cut across to Croesor. Messing about at the mines time went on and we r
Topic: The Bridge of Peril
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2017 10:47:20   Subject: The Bridge of Peril
Miles, you and your team are doing some absolutely Stirling work in there which I applaud.

It has been a few years since I was last in there, but look forward to seeing it all. Alas, my tim
Topic: Richmond copper mine adit with old rails as roof joists (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 22:28:09   Subject: Richmond copper mine adit with old rails as roof joists (photo)
[quote="cchilton-666"]I had walked up the hillside and found an area where there was a horizontal line of blue/green staining in the rock I presumed that would be a vein I've been trying to send priva
Topic: Curious about an adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 22:02:14   Subject: Curious about an adit
I fell into my own trap years ago.
The spoil from Camdwrbach indicated just a trial, actually much of it was trammed down to Brynyrafr for tipping. Misleading.

The now flooded stope ha
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 18:40:08   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
We have seen it all before.

At Cwmystwyth, at Rhiwbach, at Parc, other places where the landowners 'think' they are sealed, other places where the landowner had someone sitting in their car
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 15:41:58   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
[quote="Popeass1"]It has been, but there's no gate, it's a solid grill. Quite a reliable source tells me back door will be having the same treatment in the fairly near future, and possibly lady Hamilt
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 14:51:48   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
Health and Safety block entrances and result + 2 call outs

Health and Safety barbed wire 'dangerous' structures + someone climbs over and injures themselves on barbed wire.
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2017 09:24:29   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
The Unistrut being galvanised would be a solution for the bottom ladder as its a wetter area, the rest of the shaft is really dry.

Thanks for the info
Topic: Curious about an adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 09:21:27   Subject: Curious about an adit
Exception though rather than the rule?
Topic: Curious about an adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/07/2017 21:19:00   Subject: Curious about an adit
I have looked at your photo and it is certainly not an ice house much too small, some drainage levels certainly are that small.

A clue would be to extrapolate its course above ground and se
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 19:58:40   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
[quote="John Lawson"]
they should be good for as long as you and I are around!
[/quote]

I suppose that I am a funny old sod but when I incorporated CMT and acquired Cwmystwyth min
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 17:36:32   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Slightest bit of brown where the wire passes through, scrap it!

If 20 years old, best scrap it anyway. SRT is best, more accidents with wire ladders than anything.
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 17:20:19   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Beware of conventional electrons that are old. They can rust through inside the aluminium rungs and not show it, that is until it breaks with you on it.
Topic: Curious about an adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/07/2017 09:13:27   Subject: Curious about an adit
Some short tunnels were driven as ice houses and nothing to do with mining, just thought I should mention this.
Generally, the amount of spoil at the entrance usually indicates the extent of the
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 09:08:21   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Thanks Mark.
Its very unusual for anywhere underground to be as dry as this place, many of you will be able to see it in 2019.
;D
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2017 22:24:44   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
John I remember them well.

Anyway, the ladder is in and so current work in the shaft is completed with nothing else to see requiring any attention. The remaining two wooden ladders are soun
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 22:14:34   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
It will be supported in the middle by brackets, read what I say.
Oh dear
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 21:52:10   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Its the 'outbuilding'.
Used to be a haulage contractors which I bought along with the bungalow.
Plenty room to store junk
:lol:
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 20:19:02   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
I snake charmer + 1 SRT rope, belays to a sky hook?
:lol:
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 18:34:28   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Thanks for kind remarks.
Owt, the second ladder is rotten at the bottom on the right, this is the one next to the big area of mesh. This is what I will replace tomorrow.. You probably noticed fre
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 13:26:04   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
If someone else claims to have used it first, I will drop the "Fellows" bit.
I have been pondering on Talybont Mine. Since stripping out all of the timber, well almost all, and concreting it all,
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2017 21:31:08   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
If anyone is available to help moving the steel into Level Fawr next Monday it would be appreciated.

They are at Penparc, which is the last house but one on the right before the cattle grid
Topic: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/06/2017 17:58:48   Subject: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
I will have a chat on Monday about the top adit, G1 is helping me get steel into Lefel Fawr.
Topic: NAHMO 2017
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/06/2017 09:17:03   Subject: NAHMO 2017
A bit of Post NAMHO Stress Disorder this morning but a great time over the weekend.

A big thanks to all concerned.
Topic: NAHMO 2017
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/06/2017 18:42:47   Subject: NAHMO 2017
They don't want stuff on social media including this website, the rest is common sense. They have gone to the trouble of getting landowners permissions who have no doubt indicated their wishes and con
Topic: NAHMO 2017
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/06/2017 16:04:48   Subject: NAHMO 2017
From the website

Photography

For most trips, photography is permitted underground for private purposes only.

Above ground there are more complex issues relating to pri
Topic: NAHMO 2017
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/06/2017 13:00:08   Subject: NAHMO 2017
Off early tomorrow and a quick heads up for anyone going who hasn't met me (You may not have missed much)
Look for blue Skoda RS, big tent, bigger mouth, shorts and a black T, eczema all over top
Topic: *****West Pastures Mine*******
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/06/2017 16:15:56   Subject: *****West Pastures Mine*******
Put a length of plastic twinlock pipe in, job done.
Topic: Something for the Weekend
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2017 09:02:21   Subject: Something for the Weekend
Off topic but a story came back to me about Pantywrach.
A local walked his dog along the minor road as a daily routine.

Nothing to see except on a Sunday when the stream always ran yel
Topic: Something for the Weekend
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2017 07:49:31   Subject: Something for the Weekend
The adit at Bynfelin is a long crosscut and is interesting where it reaches the lode. Going right at the end reaches a collapse. You can get beyond this by SRT from the surface, but best part is the e
Topic: Something for the Weekend
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2017 15:32:35   Subject: Something for the Weekend
Talybont: Wilkinson's Level is an easy walk in and fairly dry, deep adit can only be reached by SRT, although this is fairly novice grade down a 55 degree slope.
There is currently a bit more w
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