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Topic: LED lamps..
derrickman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/12/2012 05:59:06   Subject: LED lamps..
joking apart I would always have reservations about any HSE related claims for any Chinese made item.

I bought a Chinese-made caplamp in 2009, one of those Oldham-knock-off ones with the li
Topic: been there, done that..
derrickman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/12/2012 04:50:28   Subject: been there, done that..
must admit that I never learnt to tell the difference between the various fibre hard hats. The club I then belonged to ( 4C's in Cambridge ) had a sack of them which had been obtained very cheaply at
Topic: been there, done that..
derrickman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/12/2012 16:22:14   Subject: been there, done that..
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/centenary/look/cabinet/helmet.html

http://www.shurdington.org/gharmirdum/Photos/HelmetLamp.jpg

.. especially the chinstrap on the first one!
Topic: LED lamps..
derrickman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/12/2012 16:16:36   Subject: LED lamps..
just seen a mailshot from LED lamps about their latest... what's this about "safety-critical conditions in the Chinese coal mining industry :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :guns: :guns:
Topic: Crofty Headgear "makeover"
derrickman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/11/2012 10:37:25   Subject: Crofty Headgear
like it or not, Crofty have made a rod for their own back with this particular issue.

They are quite happy to play the "last remaining tin mine" card when it suits them, it seems. The head
Topic: Crofty Headgear "makeover"
derrickman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2012 10:19:22   Subject: Crofty Headgear
it's also embarassingly obvious to the semi-detached observer that unthinking nationalist ranting is being deliberately encouraged as a distraction to unemployment.

The Welsh love to rant
Topic: Crofty Headgear "makeover"
derrickman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2012 08:20:12   Subject: Crofty Headgear
the animals [i]didn't[/i] slaughter the pigs at the end of Animal Farm

I get around a fair bit and one thing which has been increasingly obvious in the past decade or so, is the fanning by
Topic: Crofty Headgear "makeover"
derrickman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/11/2012 10:19:14   Subject: Crofty Headgear
read "Cameron's nominee for imposing government by unelected, unaccountable beaurocrats from Brussels".

I'm consistently amazed by the extent to which the Celtic fringe allow themselves to
Topic: What a guy!
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2012 17:18:48   Subject: What a guy!
[quote..... it was the front subframe and suspension of a Viva HB. The engine was behind the sofa....

[/quote]

I'm afraid that in my book, anyone contributing to the survival of
Topic: What a guy!
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2012 10:35:21   Subject: What a guy!
smoke me a kipper....
Topic: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2012 12:49:28   Subject: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
I always have a few WTF moments when I come back from a trip and haven't seen UK tv for a few weeks.

The bizarre Mummerset accents on Doc Martin are in a class of their own, the Queen Vic
Topic: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2012 21:01:38   Subject: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
[quote="RJV"][quote="derrickman"]

.....am I the only one who think Paddy looks like a pig with his shaved head? :thumbdown:[/quote]

You'll certainly be the only one who'll openl
Topic: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2012 20:19:07   Subject: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
no, I didn't know there was one either. Seems to be one of those local features previously unknown to the locals, like Walford speedway....

:tongue: :guns: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :l
Topic: Gunnislake mine remediation.
derrickman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2012 07:10:25   Subject: Gunnislake mine remediation.
.. you have answered your own question.






Topic: Gunnislake mine remediation.
derrickman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2012 15:02:14   Subject: Gunnislake mine remediation.
.....looks like a fairly standard document of its type.

The problem for any document of this sort is that it is focussed to a large extent on liability avoidance or mitigation. It will pass
Topic: Roofing slate from China
derrickman

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/11/2012 09:00:10   Subject: Roofing slate from China
there are a range of problems here but the plain fact is that our useless management structure can't do the job, in large part because they are locked into providing unrealistic returns for our parast
Topic: Jackets
derrickman

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/11/2012 07:37:41   Subject: Jackets
go into any workwear shop and you will have plenty of choice. Mountain Warehouse or any of the outdoor shop chains have plenty of choice as well.
Topic: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
derrickman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 05/11/2012 07:57:55   Subject: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
Using it to track balloons makes sense, it clearly is intended for measuring steep vertical angles. The additional eyepieces clipped to the base of the can look like filters for sunshots or near-solar
Topic: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
derrickman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/11/2012 21:54:39   Subject: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
[quote="Knocker"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-altes-WILD-HEERBRUGG-THEODOLIT-mit-viel-Zubehor-/190749913568?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26
Topic: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
derrickman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/11/2012 21:38:43   Subject: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
[quote="Trewillan"][quote="derrickman"]miffed to see this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wild-Heerbrugg-Wild-T2-1-Theodolite-Antique-Survey-Surveying-Tool-1956-1972-/180853868749 .. I sold mine for a few h
Topic: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
derrickman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/11/2012 21:30:27   Subject: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
got a link for it?
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2012 19:06:17   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
[quote="Roy Morton"]Foracy had a crack at Fortescue's 40 ish years ago, but I think the water was too much of a factor.[/quote]

I worked for Foraky in '80 to '83 and their Master Sinker was
Topic: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
derrickman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/11/2012 19:02:03   Subject: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
my T2 cost at least £1800, second hand, in the early 80s. I had a set of 90 degree eyepieces, short focus lenses down to 600mm focal length and a perpendicular prism that fitted over the front lens an
Topic: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
derrickman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/11/2012 06:48:14   Subject: ET Newton Theodolite Camborne
found this while researching E T Newton, looks like an interesting read for a long trip sometime http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/dumbar-d-scott/evolution-of-mines-surveying-instruments--compris
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2012 13:49:25   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
I saw that. Very partial and incomplete, as you would expect given the source and subject.

You can't discuss the Thatcher years without understanding WHY people voted for her. The Conservat
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2012 13:30:23   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
there's probably more truth about the whole issue in the last few posts than I've seen in years. It certainly illustrates why the issue remains so emotive and intractable today.

The past is
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2012 14:08:06   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
....mining has always been a pretty murky business in some respects. There was always a backdrop of rumours, take-overs and changes when I was in Camborne in the 70s.
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2012 08:24:44   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
I have no idea what is going on at Crofty at this stage, but paying real wages to preserve real skills gets my vote any day.
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2012 08:20:39   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
I hadn't thought there was anyone who still thought Blair was a "socialist" in any identifiable sense, any more than Cameron is a "Conservative" as the term is commonly understood.
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2012 05:59:03   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
well, yes. The final decline of Rover was a long and messy affair. BAe should never have been allowed to become involved at all and their treatment of Honda, a hugely successful company in their own r
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 18:37:48   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
I don't entirely agree that the Conservatives had no long-term plan beyond breaking the unions. Mrs Thatcher shopwed clearly in various ways that they intended to make Labour permanently unelectable..
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 18:35:23   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
talking of Sirius, it's disappointing to see them advertising for an agent to deal with visas and permits to work in UK.....
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 16:43:05   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
[quote="Aditaddict"]Off Topic i know but "German management has revived Mini. " But they failed miserably with Rover ,or did they take the profitable part of the company which was mini ,and flog of th
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 15:32:04   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
in laymans' terms ...

1) save the industry - no

2) save jobs - no

3) protect the "closed shop" - no

4) preserve the unity of the union - no

5) es
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 13:34:42   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
There is something in this ... but look again.

Japanese management made Triumph profitable and German management has revived Mini. The public utilities sold as unviable by the Conservative
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 10:47:05   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
Sometimes it never does become clear to anyone.

I spent a frustrating three months or so at the end of my time with Foraky in 1982 or 83, sorting out and filing records relating to explorat
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2012 09:07:06   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
well, quite so; oral evidence years after the event is notoriously variable.

What [i]does[/i] get lost or overlooked by the subsequent efforts of historians is what the original narrator u
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 22:47:43   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
I don't doubt that things will emerge which had not been previously admitted, and I don't doubt that the police will be shown to have exceeded the law in some way.

But, but, but... the NUM
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 22:26:27   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
[quote="Aditaddict"][quote="Ty Gwyn"][quote="derrickman"]I really do suggest that you educate yourself a little.

Orgreave was a staged confrontation forming an integral part of the miners'
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 21:09:29   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
I've never doubted that much of what occurred during the strike was deliberately stage-managed by both sides.





Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 18:40:44   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
I think they would, yes. Why did he do that? What did he seek to achieve? What did he believe he was supporting?

It was a time when all concerned had to make decisions and stand by them. T
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 14:38:00   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
I really do suggest that you educate yourself a little.

Orgreave was a staged confrontation forming an integral part of the miners' strike and its surrounding context. It was a stage-manag
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 14:08:09   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
... and I'm sure that the results will be about as useful as might be expected from such an artificially constrained remit.

Hillsborough, when all is said and done, was a single event, the
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 12:32:42   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave

The miners' strike was a profoundly divisive event which shaped the world we live in today. It was a complex and difficult issue which was not understood by those not directly involved.

Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2012 11:33:23   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Absolutely - provided it can be shown that the NUM falsified statements in order to get individuals put into prison for crimes that were not committed. Hmmmm.......[/quote]
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2012 16:51:15   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
I picked up a few scraps about this from colleagues. The names currently applied to the workings don't seem to have been used by the designers and contractors at the time, it would be quite usual for
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2012 17:30:36   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
[quote="agricola"]Its nice to know that Pirate FM are upto date with the news, as they mentioned this morning about the goings on in Dolcoath Avenue, only a week after it started !

On the
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2012 02:43:23   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
I wouldn't make too much comment on rc concrete design as it isn't my speciality, but the function of the reinforcement in a concrete structure is to mitigate tension cracks.

A conical plug
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2012 03:26:30   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
laser scanning is very effective and not particularly expensive. It was extensively used at Combe Down where the problems were controlling the quantities of concrete placed in voids of unknown extent,
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
derrickman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2012 06:03:27   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
this sounds like a candidate for a down-hole laser survey to properly define the scope of the problem.

Then 3 years of bickering about funding and liability avoidance with the householder(
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