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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.
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 22:07:49   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
My "one above the fans" is on the first landing its a few feet over on your left. You can get over fallen timber into it, and if you dont mind the shower look up it. Lots of stemple sockets.

Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 20:33:09   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
See what you think. There are 2 "Engine Shafts" on the plan, I missed the other. Not well lately. The other is on MC first sun vein though.

[link]109373[linkphoto]109373[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 15:57:57   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
[quote="Mr Mike"]I've got a copy of plan 52, North Vein is on it but not clear about the shafts or at least not on my copy.

[/quote]

I was looking at 52A, says "Engine Shaft"
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 14:26:46   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
BM 47, RA Fairbairn, pages 75 and 76 gives mention but not a map ref for the Engine Shaft.

Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 13:54:30   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
John Lawson was kind enough to give me copies of surface plans from the records office that he did years ago, but I obviously cannot digitalise Johns work without his permission.

He may get
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 11:56:42   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
Some of the workings are flats, some conventional, if that's the right term, stope workings, with evidence of splits into branches.

The shaft I mention does cut the high level but its not o
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 09:32:20   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
I was up there this year.
The ladders are sound bar the the very top short section. Also be advised that the traverse over the hopper at the top is now unsafe, cross very carefully on the inner r
Topic: Smallcleugh Christmassy Quiz
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2016 14:03:00   Subject: Smallcleugh Christmassy Quiz
Its an interesting point.
A discreet "RF" from 1964 was removed from a slate mine in north Wales, when I am dead and gone they will be sorry!
:lol:

However, a lot of modern graffi
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2016 15:34:46   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ttxela"]My MagnumStar is still going strong and a faithful companion where photos are to be taken! :thumbup:

I may soon have to re-do the heat shrink around the connectors.[/quote]<
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2016 13:25:30   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Thank you for your kind remarks.

The X6000 that was in stock went in 2 days. I may have materials for one final one, but that will be the last as its the last headset shell, its unlikely th
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2016 18:49:49   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
I find the Chinese pleasant and easy to deal with.
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2016 17:02:52   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
Just dropped into my mailbox:

Dear Friend,

Good day and nice to contact you again!

This is Wenky from WISDOM, the first Asian LED MINER’S CAP LAMP manufacturer passed
Topic: Esgair Hir
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/11/2016 10:54:05   Subject: Esgair Hir
[quote="John Mason"]Is the Bog Shaft between Esgairhir and Esgairfraith still open?

Its position was for many years the site of a Forestry Commission road turning-circle, where I often park
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 20:17:07   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
I guessed that, and no offence taken.
Topic: Esgair Hir
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2016 20:16:20   Subject: Esgair Hir
....which is also still open. But somewhat spoiled when a surface shaft opened up and dumped a load of debris into the stope.

Carcasses and smell now gone, from what I could see. I did some
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 19:20:05   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Please, please if only for me.

Peter is right in what he says about bullying and persecution of an individual, particularly by a group. I for one don't see why this contradicts New Stuff wh
Topic: Esgair Hir
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2016 16:55:28   Subject: Esgair Hir
I spent Sunday wondering around looking at familiar places, not being well lately I am having easy weekends, for a change!

Some time ago a manway shaft opened up at the above mine and a len
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