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Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2016 05:10:43   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
Stand by for an update...! :thumbup:
Topic: battery key
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2016 21:04:25   Subject: battery key
A Hilti firing pin fits....:thumbup:
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy and the Hydro Project
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/04/2016 11:37:28   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy and the Hydro Project
We found a few of these last time we were there:

[link]74776[linkphoto]74776[/linkphoto][/link]

Thought they were some kind of landmine but God knows....could be anything, or cou
Topic: Random photos
sinker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/04/2016 22:33:27   Subject: Random photos
[quote="AR"]If you're using MS Edge, you're on Windows 10.[/quote]

Oh yeah you're right. Windows 10 is the crappy one that no one likes? That's definitely what I have :lol:
Topic: Random photos
sinker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/04/2016 22:22:56   Subject: Random photos
[quote="gNick"]
I seem to be unable to get the arrow that lets you scroll across the 3 randomly selected pictures to work. It definitely doesn't on my Firefox tablet and seems not to on IE on the
Topic: Reality of life at Westoe Colliery
sinker

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 10/04/2016 20:11:57   Subject: Reality of life at Westoe Colliery
[quote="legendrider"]

.....most of those jobs have been replaced by a minimum-wage low-skilled barely-literate workforce selling shite things we didn't make, on credit we can't afford.
Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/04/2016 19:35:52   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
[quote="Margot"][quote="sinker"]Whoa! Give me a chance! ;)

...

I envisage this as being aimed at BobAdams, NouveauRiche, ttxela, Bogieman etc. I.E. Basic grasp of SRT, own their
Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/04/2016 15:33:34   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
[quote="Margot"]

I count 5 people on this thread already who are interested, and Gethin limited himself to 4, so I suppose the planning could start!

[/quote]

Whoa! Gi
Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/04/2016 12:15:45   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
[quote="NouveauRiche"]I'm a willing participant; great price too :thumbsup:[/quote]

We can let the thread run a few days and then if enough interest, I'll post up a thread / event and I'll
Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/04/2016 12:00:17   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
[quote="Detrus"]

Hi all, I'd be happy to put on another SRT training session in the future, we've had a few together over the years :)

Gethin

[/quote]

This
Topic: Thursday nighters 7th April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2016 16:18:52   Subject: Thursday nighters 7th April
[quote="SimonRL"]

Oh :(

Yes it's quite sunny here.[/quote]

Spoke too soon! Peeing down now :lol:
Topic: Thursday nighters 7th April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2016 15:53:27   Subject: Thursday nighters 7th April
[quote="SimonRL"]Is there still a splinter group going to Rhosydd? I could do with some fresh air tonight![/quote]

I'm just going along to be sociable so we can do anything :)
Topic: Thursday nighters 7th April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2016 21:19:59   Subject: Thursday nighters 7th April
[quote="llay101"]I might join you guys tomorrow not been in Cwm for ages[/quote]

Nice one Jase :thumbup: See you there ;D
Topic: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2016 20:06:06   Subject: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
Great article there Dave!

:thumbsup:
Topic: Potentially useful gadget
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 11:13:11   Subject: Potentially useful gadget
[quote="staffordshirechina"]It's all witchcraft.[/quote]

It's all made up , Les! :lol:
Topic: Thursday nighters 7th April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2016 11:10:42   Subject: Thursday nighters 6th April
[quote="Margot"][quote="sinker"]Yep I'm in. :thumbup:[/quote]

:o[/quote]

Yeah yeah.... ::)

Topic: Quiz
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 09:36:55   Subject: Quiz
[quote="Monty Stubble"]

Strangely it allows Bellend!

[/quote]

A little village near Hagley in Worcestershire...... what's wrong with that? ;)
Topic: Thursday nighters 7th April
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2016 09:17:28   Subject: Thursday nighters 6th April
Yep I'm in. :thumbup:
Topic: Quiz
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 09:12:21   Subject: Quiz
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]

.......as for a well-known steel town in Lincolnshire - expunged:)

[/quote]

Doesn't like the **** in S****horpe :lol:

Topic: Quiz
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 08:14:20   Subject: Quiz

Oh yes! :lol:


Round Two of our Quiz: "Guess the Mystery Expletive"
Topic: Quiz
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2016 08:13:05   Subject: Quiz

******

Topic: Potentially useful gadget
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2016 21:34:07   Subject: Potentially useful gadget
Did a load of Gravimeter survey work, along with seismic surveying and 3.7km deep boreholes for Nirex all around the Windscale/Sellafied area in 1989/90. Incredibly tricky work....I think they are sti
Topic: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/04/2016 22:49:28   Subject: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
[quote="Vanoord"]

Only if they show you the JASON reactor...

[/quote]

Perfect place for it. Fits in a shipping container, easily transported by road, easy connection t
Topic: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/03/2016 14:17:52   Subject: SRT Training Session - 14th March 2015 - Plas-y-Brenin
Thursday Nighters open to anyone with half a brain.

Anyone with a whole brain should stay at home LOL :lol:

Phil.
Topic: Thursday nighters - 24th March
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/03/2016 16:06:04   Subject: Thursday nighters - 24th March
I won't make it this week, sorry. Must admit that I never really saw the appeal of Parc.... Anyway, enjoy yourselves! I'll see you for Dead Sheep Adit!

Phil.
Topic: Thursday nighters - 17th March
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2016 20:35:27   Subject: Thursday nighters - 17th March
[quote="Corin"]Hope to join you and that all are well.

:);D[/quote]

That settles it....I'm in! :thumbup:
Topic: Blaenau quarries
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/03/2016 12:37:34   Subject: Blaenau quarries
One of my mates from school, back in the 18th Century:

http://iamzed.co.uk/

has been behind this over the last 9 months, so it should be really top quality stuff. If only I had t
Topic: Open pit Mining
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/03/2016 20:50:41   Subject: Open pit Mining
[quote="Graigfawr"]
.....After some deeply unpleasant fatalities in recent decades....[/quote]

Hmmm. Yes. I witnessed the aftermath of one a few years (20ish) ago. Cold, wet, misty, ea
Topic: Dorothea quarry underwater
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/03/2016 20:35:26   Subject: Dorothea quarry underwater
[quote="TheBogieman"]

That coupled with the very cold water beyond the thermocline at about 10m causes total disorientation and has caused most of the deaths in there.

[/quote]<
Topic: Which camera to buy?
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 29/02/2016 19:41:43   Subject: Which camera to buy?
Get one of these if you can still find one....

http://www.lenstip.com/125.4-article-Underwater_cameras_test_2010__Panasonic_Lumix_DMC-FT2.html

I bought one "new old stock" and it
Topic: Thursday nighters - 18th February
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/02/2016 18:13:58   Subject: Thursday nighters - 18th February
[quote="Llion"]

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::
Topic: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/02/2016 08:43:26   Subject: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
"The world is a scary place these days" :o

It'll be in the Daily Mail next week.....bright enough to deter immigrants from crossing the channel.....
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2016 09:57:12   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke

A couple are rushing into the hospital because the wife is going into labour. As they walk in, a doctor says to them that he has invented a machine that can divide the pain of childbirth between
Topic: Thursday nighters - 28th January
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/01/2016 19:18:45   Subject: Thursday nighters - 28th January
[quote="TwllMawr"][quote="sinker"]
shackles surcharge trickle :lol:[/quote]

I could figure those three into your bio!:o[/quote]

Yeah I know! But in what order.... ;)
Topic: Thursday nighters - 28th January
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/01/2016 20:28:52   Subject: Thursday nighters - 28th January

shackles surcharge trickle :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 14th January
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/01/2016 21:53:26   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 14th January
[quote="NouveauRiche"]

My guess is that this is Phil?

[/quote]

:thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 14th January
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/01/2016 20:27:14   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 14th January

NouveauRiche! Love it!

Good to meet you Sunday, sorry that I couldn't join you all but will see you all soon! Catch you on the flip side guys.
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 20:05:24   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
Twinwall pipe is the way to go. They come with integral collars and are supplied with sealing rings so jointing is no problem, neither is watertightness.
Try Burdens:

http://www.burde
Topic: Mochdre mine
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2016 22:29:18   Subject: Mochdre mine
Don't let a few dummy cctv cameras put you off....
Topic: SRTE Stop Descender
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2016 16:40:56   Subject: SRTE Stop Descender

Looks like it could lead to no end of trouble!

Similar situation to the Anthron from what I hear....people who like them swear by them, people who don't like them just loathe them! Th
Topic: Photo request.... Icicles!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2016 23:05:28   Subject: Photo request.... Icicles!
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="TwllMawr"]Fits into a similar category as Simon and the plane on that cliff....[/quote]

That was no plane, it was a spaceship :lol:[/quote]

Icicles:
Topic: Photo request.... Icicles!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2016 20:48:40   Subject: Photo request.... Icicles!
[quote="SimonRL"]

Bwlch Stwlan, and the 24-month photos ;)

[/quote]

Yeah yeah ok. You mean this one....

[link]103855[linkphoto]103855[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Photo request.... Icicles!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2016 20:30:50   Subject: Photo request.... Icicles!
Check out the CRTT novelty inflatable trip from a couple of years back. We had it at about -5c when we got up to Croesor....total white out! Seem to recall some icy photos!
Topic: Help!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2016 22:42:02   Subject: Help!
On other forums (or 'fora' for the pedants....) links from your PC are great but there seems to be a lot of cases where you come back to a thread after a few months or years and the photos are gone/un
Topic: Help!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2016 21:03:39   Subject: Help!
Go to the photo in the relevant album.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Check out the small script with the 2 options for displaying.

:thumbup:
Topic: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 07/01/2016 17:29:02   Subject: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]Kuhh!!

Pedant's their everyware:)[/quote]

ORL OVUR THUR PLAICE

:surrender:

:offtopic: sori :tongue:
Topic: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 07/01/2016 16:48:27   Subject: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]

That'll be my grocers' apostrophy on his apples then:confused:

[/quote]

...grocers' = "their" apples

...grocer's = "his" apples
Topic: Your proudest achievement?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2016 21:22:18   Subject: Your proudest achievement?
Has to be a mega-dig that our Thursday night crew completed a couple of years ago, at a mine in Blaenau. Can't say what or where as it is a little sensitive, but if anyone wants the details they can P
Topic: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/12/2015 16:14:48   Subject: 2016 Put information on your pictures.
We are only human after all! And I'm the worst offender....for not putting info on photo uploads I mean, not the worst offender for being human....:blink:

I shall make it my New Year's Reso
Topic: Merry Christmas 2015
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2015 16:12:11   Subject: Merry Christmas 2015
[quote="JoshD"]I'm new member. Merry christmas to all of us :)[/quote]

And a Happy New Year. Welcome aboard :thumbup:
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