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Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2017 21:13:44   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Thanks
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2017 20:51:40   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Although its only a joke its worth thinking about.

Remember "Audit" as in Auditnow, I used to jest that WW3 would be started by a keyboard error.

Can I use this joke on my websit
Topic: Righting photographs
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 19/01/2017 20:32:07   Subject: Righting photographs
Simon, is there any way that regional editors can be given permissions to upright photographs which are uploaded on their side?
Or possibly the person uploading them once they see what they have
Topic: Level Fawr Pont-Rhyd-y-Groes
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/01/2017 13:36:46   Subject: Level Fawr Pont-Rhyd-y-Groes
The new people are very amicable but need to consult with someone else before offering advice.
Topic: CATMHS ON FACEBOOK
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2017 08:33:22   Subject: CATMHS ON FACEBOOK
I followed the link and got a message "You must log in to Facebook to continue"

I do not use Facebook except as a guest.
Topic: HSE Consultation
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 12/01/2017 18:58:09   Subject: HSE Consultation
This clearly demonstrates the importance of careful study and the value of properly qualified consultants.

It could well be a good idea to dispense with accelerants altogether as there is a
Topic: HSE Consultation
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 12/01/2017 18:40:22   Subject: HSE Consultation
[quote="Morlock"]Diesel should obviously be the fuel of choice, much safer than petrol.[/quote]

HSE would probably go with that OK.
Topic: HSE Consultation
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 12/01/2017 17:27:01   Subject: HSE Consultation
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]
put all of the no-win no-fee lawyers in a pile and set fire to them, [/quote]

This comment is appalling!
You give no methodology statement
Topic: HSE Consultation
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 12/01/2017 17:17:41   Subject: HSE Consultation
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]...... then get back to people taking responsibility for their actions [/quote]

They already are.

Tomlinson V Congleton

"The rul
Topic: Mellanear Mine
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2017 22:00:34   Subject: Mellanear Mine
[quote="rufenig"][quote="royfellows"][quote="rufenig"]Out of interest
Where did Georges Mining Journals end up?
I know the family sold some books.[/quote]

I am really sorry but I
Topic: Mellanear Mine
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2017 12:37:14   Subject: Mellanear Mine
A bit more.

There is a logical naming convention for the image files, both volume number and image number as an ordinary integer number, 1,2,3 etc.

Then each image is named thus:
Topic: Broadwood Fluorspar Mill, Frosterley
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/01/2017 11:59:07   Subject: Broadwood Fluorspar Mill, Frosterley
[quote="poosticker83"]terrible news! any idea what the plans are for the site after clearance? please dont say housing.[/quote]

or a McDonnalds
:o
Topic: Mellanear Mine
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2017 11:58:18   Subject: Mellanear Mine
[quote="rufenig"]Out of interest
Where did Georges Mining Journals end up?
I know the family sold some books.[/quote]

I am really sorry but I cannot say.
All I can say is the
Topic: Mellanear Mine
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2017 11:08:47   Subject: Mellanear Mine
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'm quite keen on carrying on the MJ "project". I'm literally down the valley from the CSL and can put in a couple of hours a week. CSL have a pretty good set. <
Topic: Mellanear Mine
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/01/2017 17:31:45   Subject: Mellanear Mine
Georges volumes covering the 1870s were in very poor condition with many pages missing. The whole thing was one of my more hairbrained projects. There is however a legacy in the form of a very sophist
Topic: Mellanear Mine
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/01/2017 16:14:12   Subject: Mellanear Mine
There are a lot of Mining Journal hits for Wheal Alfred Consols but cannot find anything for Mellanear.

But I only have the pages digiatalised up to 1860 and the indexes, a project I starte
Topic: Another shaft collapse
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2017 17:51:45   Subject: Another shaft collapse
[quote="Llanigraham"][quote="royfellows"]Why, do they offer 'extra services'
:lol:[/quote]

No, it's to stop old farts being disturbed by kids.[/quote]

Damn, I was going to b
Topic: Another shaft collapse
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2017 19:24:59   Subject: Another shaft collapse
Why, do they offer 'extra services'
:lol:
Topic: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2017 10:02:53   Subject: Calendar 2017 - Proceeds
PayPal do nicely , don't they.

Money could be saved by offering BACS, 95% of my lamps are sold this way.
Topic: Hello
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/01/2017 08:44:31   Subject: Hello
Yes I have the same questions, any info appreciated.
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/01/2017 15:03:56   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
and if you want to save it without agreeing to give all of your personal information to the website :guns: you can save each image by right mouse button "Save Image" and then compile them all into a p
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/01/2017 14:47:49   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
Peter Crews article is available on line, just found it:

http://www.academia.edu/5117054/The_copper_mines_of_Llanberis_and_Clogwyn_Goch_1976_

Thanks Jon.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/01/2017 14:45:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]That's a nice looking thing Roy. Happy new year.[/quote]

Same to you old friend, and thanks for the kind remark.
Topic: (Pub!) Happy 2017!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2017 12:34:09   Subject: (Pub!) Happy 2017!
Paul, Lefel Fawr at Cwmystwyth should be clear to get gear through later in this year, the incline below water should be interesting, you could go down using the rails.

Falls are cleared no
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/01/2017 12:24:53   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
I can answer some of that.

The south adit comes out into a sort of 'park' which I believe was originally a security compound for some of the hydro work. It is grilled and very little water
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/01/2017 10:14:05   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
Thanks for uploading the photos Jon. But some questions.

The arched section where Mark is standing in the adit on North Lode, (western workings), Jon do you feel that this could be the port
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/01/2017 14:46:31   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Happy New Year customers old and new, and he is something good to start the year.

The Lynx SAR 2

This lamp represents the culmination of a mission to combine awesome power with h
Topic: (Pub!) Happy 2017!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2017 11:39:53   Subject: (Pub!) Happy 2017!
and the same here from Roy.

We have good years and bad ones, 1998 and 2010 were the worst years of my life, 2014 was on of the best. I had the best 10 days at the end of year ever down Corn
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2016 12:22:22   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
[quote="royfellows"]

I have seen a photo of Jons of the north lode adit portal just inside the entrance which is buried under scree at the side of the lake. It is stone arched and must be s
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2016 09:27:00   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
There has been a recent exploration by CAT, JonK has been kind enough to upload pictures, of special interest is one of the Engine Shaft at adit level on north lode.

The route was a descent
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/12/2016 18:24:10   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine (mine)
Yes I noticed that, but felt heartened by the fact that at least they were the right way up.

Hope springs eternal.
Topic: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/12/2016 20:32:30   Subject: Top ten mines in north and mid Wales
[quote="rufenig"]We used to put a short wire caving ladder over the bulge at Bwlch Glas. Also on the lip of shafts.
Makes exit on SRT much simpler.
But how many carry ladders these days? :co
Topic: BCA insurance, new info required.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/12/2016 19:05:21   Subject: BCA insurance, new info required.
[quote="Tin Miner"]The only way forward these days with the younger generation is to take away their bloomin phones... That may well get some new younger blood into underground exploration/caving...[
Topic: Merry Christmas!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2016 18:56:00   Subject: Merry Christmas!
[quote="AR"]Here's wishing you all a merry Christmas and plenty of time underground in 2017, or failing that, enjoying a glass or two...[/quote]

Thanks and same to you.
Still trying to
Topic: Masson Quarry, Matlock
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/12/2016 21:36:17   Subject: Masson Quarry, Matlock
I should have been more specific and said "brake fluid", this is definitely miscible with water, unless the formula is now different from when I was in the motor trade.


From Wiki:
Topic: Masson Quarry, Matlock
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/12/2016 20:28:36   Subject: Masson Quarry, Matlock
Hydraulic brake fluid would be worth a try, and if it works would wash off with water afterwards.

It stripped cellulose in the old days, we would be careful not to spill it.
Topic: Masson Quarry, Matlock
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/12/2016 16:31:01   Subject: Masson Quarry, Matlock
[quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="pwhole"]Ah - up there! I had the wrong bit in my head, but well done for sorting.

Always amusing to see an ejaculating phallus though - the old ones are alway
Topic: Masson Quarry, Matlock
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/12/2016 10:47:43   Subject: Masson Quarry, Matlock
[quote="John Lawson"]Well done Roy.
I guess it brought back a few memories for you.
Just keep on going at our age it is all important.
[/quote]

Yes, I seem to be back on form
Topic: Masson Quarry, Matlock
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/12/2016 17:16:32   Subject: Masson Quarry, Matlock
Just got back. Weather was nice and had a good walk.

Got most of the rubbish off but there is a bit more further along which would really need a rope for safety.

Still, had a dam
Topic: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/12/2016 11:46:32   Subject: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
Years ago I explored a collapsing stately home and managed to gain an upstairs library by climbing a tree which was growing from what was originally the hall.

I remember picking up and old
Topic: Masson Quarry, Matlock
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/12/2016 09:59:54   Subject: Masson Quarry, Matlock
Will do probably this Thursday as weather looks good.

I bottle of cheap supermarket bitter lemon and a wire brush. Start with the brush to break the paint, fill your mouth with the drink, s
Topic: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/12/2016 09:54:46   Subject: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
I have heard of all kinds of stuff bricked up in buildings, and now waiting to be discovered on demolition.

Little time capsules.

Topic: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/12/2016 08:54:05   Subject: Delicate excavation Goodies Revealed
Years ago I smoked, originally cigarettes, American Lucky Strike, and then (expensive) Cuban cigars.

One Sunday coming up out of the Long Rake Spar Mine I found myself breathless. I thought
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/12/2016 12:25:34   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Thank you for your loyalty and kind support Andrew.

Latest news is that unfortunately sales are on stop again due to having no battery cells and of course, deliveries will be upside down at
Topic: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2016 11:52:48   Subject: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
The type wording is necessarily sometimes by the wording of spam and is very enunciate in the velly bad English
:lol:
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/12/2016 22:49:04   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
I cant place anything from your description.

The crawls are on and off for quite a distance, I have learnt to recognise the start and the end of the 'misery'

It starts, going inb
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/12/2016 16:35:47   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
It is in truth my favorite Nenthead trip, and one that is not to be taken lightly. I first explored the far reaches in the late 1980s and became intrigued by what could be at the top of some of rises,
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/12/2016 15:34:12   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
I went through it all earlier in the year, but I suppose I would wouldn't I
:lol:
Topic: Caplecleugh Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2016 14:39:51   Subject: Caplecleugh Shaft
Thanks mate. I could not remember the description as you gave it to me from memory.

"Insignificant looking" stirs my memory of exploring the western end of the high level.
Remember th
Topic: Caplecleugh Shaft
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2016 13:28:36   Subject: Caplecleugh Shaft
The rise has been explored by Heb and friends who may wish to comment.
I understand that it lead to a ladderway that eventually ended at a collapse.
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