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Topic: It's ok to be an urbexer.
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2014 09:01:23   Subject: It's ok to be an urbexer.
[quote="Roy Morton"]

Isn't that the truth! People spend oodles on a camera and then keep it set to auto. Dohhhhh! :(
[/quote]

Although..... the auto settings are fantastic
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 21/10/2014 18:51:44   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]19/10/14 Upper Silica Mine[/b]

A quick wander around the Silica mines on my way home from the Welsh cottage car park works :)

[link]Upper-Silica-Silica-Mine-User-Album-Image-9
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 20/10/2014 20:51:24   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]18/10/14[/b]

A hard day helping lay the new car park at the WCMS Welsh cottage - my knees still hurt!

[link]Personal-Album-259-Image-97253[linkphoto]Personal-Album-259-Image-9
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 20/10/2014 20:39:11   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]10/10/14 Carnglaze Cavern[/b]

[link]Personal-Album-259-Image-97248[linkphoto]Personal-Album-259-Image-97248[/linkphoto][/link]

A pleasant day out with the friends we were stay
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 17/10/2014 07:39:39   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]7/10/14, Phillips Lode, Gunnislake Level[/b]

A holiday in Cornwall with Mrs T enabled me to meet up with Tamarmole and the Plymouth caving group for a well attended evening trip to these
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 14/09/2014 19:24:11   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]13/9/14[/b]

Another WCMS open day, as usual I spent the day guiding round the Barons Cave, lots of visitors, I lost count of how many tours we did! All good fun.
Topic: Easyish trips near Looe
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2014 21:14:23   Subject: Easyish trips near Looe
I'll definitely do that once I have dates confirmed! :thumbup:
Topic: Easyish trips near Looe
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2014 21:01:10   Subject: Easyish trips near Looe
Yes, walk in/out would be good, preferably with a little interest!
Topic: Easyish trips near Looe
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/09/2014 20:54:44   Subject: Easyish trips near Looe
It appears I am destined to be in the vicinity of Looe in a few weeks time. Any recommendations for an easy-ish trip in the area (might have some novice company).

:flowers:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 04/08/2014 20:39:35   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]27/7/14, Cwm Ciprwth & Gilfach Mines, NAMHO 2014[/b]

An excellent Sunday trip to see the wheel and flat rods followed by a short trip into Gilfach all in gorgeous weather :thumbup:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2014 20:14:23   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
A lamp not mentioned yet is Miles's Raptor Pro. I love my Magnumstar for photography but use the Raptor Pro if I just want a lamp to navigate by. It's proper scuffed up now and the only maintenance it
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2014 09:38:58   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I would tend to agree on the number of settings, whilst it's nice to have the flexibility I tend to only really use three of the levels on the Magnumstar, the little emergency light for lunch, the mid
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 31/07/2014 17:51:47   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]26/7/14, NAMHO 2014 Cwmorthin Trip[/b]

Another very good conference :thumbup: this was down as a photography trip although I'm not sure my results really did this title justice :-[ in a
Topic: NAHMO 2014
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/07/2014 19:36:06   Subject: NAHMO 2014
[quote="TheBogieman"]

From looking around at the conference, we need an injection of younger blood (unless they were all on the the mine visits...) How do we attract the younger generation?
Topic: NAHMO 2014
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/07/2014 19:49:43   Subject: NAHMO 2014
Just another vote of thanks to all involved. :thumbsup::flowers:
Topic: NAMHO 2014 - Thanks
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2014 16:30:30   Subject: NAMHO 2014 - Thanks
Yes, many thanks to all involved, I had a great time! :thumbsup:
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/07/2014 09:07:29   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Fair enough, I think the 50 year thing is more an approximate principle rather than a rule in a book :)

1983 is quite generous, how do you deal with obviously modern but undated stuff?
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 14/07/2014 21:51:11   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]12/7/14 WCMS Cave Day[/b]

The first of these I have managed to get to for a while, as usual I spent the day in Barons Cave.

[link]Personal-Album-259-Image-95614[linkphoto]Pers
Topic: Re: Lighting
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2014 21:39:13   Subject: Re: Lighting
[quote="J25GTi"]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzxmW4RXrKE

1.80 60ft, 11.6 sec 1/4 mile with a terminal of 132mph if i remember correctly, on the greasy damp muddy drag strip,
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 14/07/2014 21:24:20   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]4-6/7/14 WCMS BBQ Weekend[/b]

A fantastic social weekend with good food good company and plenty of beer. I managed a photography trip into the top entrance of OFD but sadly didn't manage
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2014 21:18:11   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
I believe organisations like EH & the NT use a rolling 50 year cut off for removal of graffiti.

Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/07/2014 20:51:00   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
These look fantastic Roy!

I'm still rather attached to my Magnumstar though :)
Topic: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/05/2014 21:12:42   Subject: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
[quote="derrickhand"]I must look out my moleskins and come on one of these trips! I do have a pic somewhere from my CSM days, taken underground at Gunnislake wearing one of the felt-and-resin hats fro
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2014 13:07:43   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Also perhaps add the chap who came to grief in Buckden Gavel (some time ago)
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2014 07:40:32   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
[quote="Drillbilly."]I think a good approach is to use the best of both worlds. I am very much a Luddite and have recently got a smart phone which is a serious weapon. You not only have google earth,
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2014 07:34:12   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
[quote="crl50"]My interest in this forum mainly being research (I'm not fit enough for underground) I'd have thought paper maps to be the best thing to use, please forgive the underground ignorance bu
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2014 09:00:47   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
[quote="Boy Engineer"]

New event: Loom Breaking Trip, this Saturday. Please bring your own hammer. Or rock, if a hammer is too technologically advanced. Shouldn't we be corresponding by let
Topic: Lime Pits Mine Ecton
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/04/2014 08:55:54   Subject: Lime Pits Mine Ecton
I think we had a look in here a while back with you AR? Not sure we went in the top level though?
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2014 12:02:21   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
I thought that the sage advice was to always have a paper map along with you in any case to revert back to when your batteries run out, your screen cracks, you drop your GPS on a pointy rock, the ear
Topic: Pictures for commercial use
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2014 19:41:00   Subject: Pictures for commercial use
http://www.eroticunderground.net/
Topic: Pictures for commercial use
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2014 10:47:52   Subject: Pictures for commercial use
If the main issue is to reduce the costs of trips away it would probably be more effective to persuade an unsuspecting mate to join you and share travelling costs than to try and sell pictures.
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Topic: Proposed Project
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/03/2014 12:34:09   Subject: Proposed Project
Something sort of similar is being considered in Cambridge at the moment.

http://www.cambridgefutures.org/futures2/report4.htm
Topic: SRT Training, Llangorse, 15 March 2014
ttxela

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 25/02/2014 10:40:19   Subject: SRT Training, Llangorse, 15 March 2014
I went on one of these events a while back at Llangorse - it was indeed an excellent weekend.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 03/02/2014 13:36:34   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b] Luton 2/2/14[/b]

Sadly my current domestic situation is making underground trips difficult however this Sunday was quite interesting helping with the tank on a BBC filming project.
Topic: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2014 15:31:39   Subject: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
They look like the sort of thing Wile-e-coyote used to throw at Roadrunner!

Have the wicks in the photos been adjusted to give a large flame for the photographer or would it be usual to go
Topic: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2014 11:03:09   Subject: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
Those spherical lamps with the huge flame must have been a bit of a hazard!
Topic: 2013 Competition Entry Staffordshirechina
ttxela

Forum: The 2013 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 18/12/2013 10:47:52   Subject: 2013 Competition Entry Staffordshirechina
Nice sheltered spot for a barracks in that first one - I bet the wind whistled round there at times!
Topic: 2013 Competition Entry ttxela
ttxela

Forum: The 2013 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 17/12/2013 10:29:26   Subject: 2013 Competition Entry ttxela
[link]Blue-Silica-Mine-2-User-Album-Image-86667[linkphoto]Blue-Silica-Mine-2-User-Album-Image-86667[/linkphoto][/link]
Dinas Silica Mines

Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2013 13:47:34   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
Yes I think I know who you mean...... ::) I've not been particularly active lately so hadn't heard.

9 1/2 hours is a long time to be alone underground and injured. I'm glad the rescue was s
Topic: Browns Folly cleaned up
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/11/2013 09:00:55   Subject: Browns Folly cleaned up
I was shown around by him a little while back, the amount of work he has put into removing litter and fresh graffiti is impressive!

He is a friendly chap and welcoming to those who explore
Topic: Browns Folly cleaned up
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/11/2013 14:20:41   Subject: Browns Folly cleaned up
Indeed, it is good to see this going on. I believe the chap in question puts a great deal of effort in :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 07/11/2013 12:45:57   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]27/10/13 Masson Mine[/b]

A gentle half term trip with my daughter :)

[link]Masson-Hill-Mixed-Quarry-User-Album-Image-91025[linkphoto]Masson-Hill-Mixed-Quarry-User-Album-Imag
Topic: Happy Halloween- Anyone got any creepy shots!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2013 07:30:34   Subject: Happy Halloween- Anyone got any creepy shots!
[link]Mouldridge-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-76089[linkphoto]Mouldridge-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-76089[/linkphoto][/link]

Ghosted myself!
Topic: Devon Great Consols book launch
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/10/2013 13:11:21   Subject: Devon Great Consols book launch
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Moorebooks"][quote="royfellows"][quote="Tamarmole"]Job done - a good day was had. Sold a fair few books.

On a positive note I sold more books than Anne Widecombe
Topic: A sad bit of mining vandalism
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2013 14:39:16   Subject: A sad bit of mining vandalism
[quote="Aditaddict"]Sorry to keep nicking someone else's photo but this was taken in 2010 [img]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/cache/Balls-Green-Limestone-Quarry-User-Album/Balls-Green-Limestone-Quarry-User
Topic: A sad bit of mining vandalism
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2013 13:19:40   Subject: A sad bit of mining vandalism
[quote="Aditaddict"]I would really like to know if the crane is still there
in the picture (i borrowed from this site ) you can see the destroyed crane behind the complete one
My point was
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/10/2013 08:29:35   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
I must say the website is looking very slick :thumbup:
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2013 20:00:07   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Done :thumbup:

I have to say I was very impressed with the site when I visited during NAMHO. Many thanks once again for restoring access! :flowers:
Topic: Buildings at risk
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2013 17:21:14   Subject: Buildings at risk
I might be talking out of my hat but I was under the impression that if a building was listed all associated structures within it's curtiledge were also listed if built before 1947?
Topic: Asbestos - hazard underground
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/10/2013 09:59:33   Subject: Asbestos - hazard underground
I'm no expert but have had to deal with asbestos on a number of occasions, I had the whole "it only takes one fibre to kill you" thing explained to me in terms of a comparison to "it only takes one sp
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