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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.

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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
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2016 09:37:04   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
On subject of dust.

If you have a high power LED upright on full wack you can see fine dust particles in the air actually ignited by the heat in an ordinary room as a fine smoke.

Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/11/2016 09:24:44   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Dr J sums up one viewpoint in a very well written and coherent manner. As I have said, I just wish it was all back to how I found it in the 1990s.

None of us have any control over the event
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2016 09:04:58   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am using one that does contain calcium chloride but with a separating layer of fine towel to avoid dust.

Tested it first on my own lamp and all OK.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2016 21:50:15   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Just to advise, all back orders filled and back to normal with nearly all lamps in stock inc an X6000.

Future of X6000 lamp is uncertain due to issues regarding putting together the 12V bel
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2016 19:48:12   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Banned from Dark Places.

Can I suggest that we keep the speculation down?

(Nicely)
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2016 19:17:25   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
I do have to make the point re "a man left to his own fate", when its his own choice to be there.

Something has actually been achieved, the "Brian's Folly" Facebook page has gone. Its one
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/11/2016 18:20:54   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="Wormster"]RIGHTO I'm posting this on here because I feel that this is the "Fairest" of the many forums I do post on!

I've sat on the sidelines and held my tongue for this long enoug
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/11/2016 20:57:29   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
What happens when sheep wonder in

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Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/11/2016 21:41:12   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Yes, and Brian is the injured party. But if he voluntarily removes himself from the equation, that will leave the yobs banging their heads against the wall. They will have nothing.

They par
Topic: Oldham charger frames
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/11/2016 16:30:44   Subject: Oldham charger frames
Mobile storage racks from surplus or salvage stores such as MacSalvors at Redruth.
Some Internet browsing would turn up something.

Disagree about criticism of price, you buy anything l
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/11/2016 17:37:08   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="droid"]If the low-lifes perpetrating this are relying on the anonymity of the internet, then possibly the latest posts on UKC might persuade them otherwise.[/quote]

;D;D;D
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/11/2016 15:32:25   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="Morlock"][quote="MonkeyCaver"][quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]
In the case of Browns. I'm surprised that the authorities have not put an end to this stupidity already. It's a time
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/11/2016 15:22:06   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Whilst I can see your point Roy, I would not give up either. I would see it as "giving in to bullies". I am certainly no "superman", but I would find it very hard to just back of
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/11/2016 14:40:16   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
[quote="Blober"]Having been told a bit more information it really seems the best course of action would be for Brian to just take a step back for the time being. I know many will see that as "giving u
Topic: More Browns Folly mayhem
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/11/2016 19:03:05   Subject: More Browns Folly mayhem
Please follow this link and read my comment.

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=21151.msg269858;topicseen#new

Not good.
Topic: Helmet Tips
royfellows

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 12/11/2016 18:44:42   Subject: Helmet Tips
I have found its either frying pan or fire. I use an Ecrin Roc to carry a bat roaster because of the weight of the lamp, but it does seem to sit high. This is because it grips, if that's the right wor
Topic: but of a odd one
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/11/2016 12:13:03   Subject: but of a odd one
[quote="Cornish_Bear"]

Im not going to be using the Youle lamp that it came with as i have oldham that im converting to run leds i only really bought the lamp to reuse the battery box on i
Topic: but of a odd one
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/11/2016 08:00:37   Subject: but of a odd one
At risk of appearing unkind, I don't know why people bother messing with such junk.
If you want a back up light, why not just a cheap headtorch?

If you want robust and waterproof and s
Topic: Calendar BUY NOW
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2016 11:41:29   Subject: Calendar BUY NOW
Just bought mine
Topic: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2016 19:13:37   Subject: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
Cwmystwyth and Frongoch are very close together by car, and there may be 'something new for the new year'.
:sneaky:
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 07/11/2016 22:22:48   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
I believe that there are some reasonably priced waterproof cameras on the market, but for underground use you will need a fairly wide angle lens, and an open shutter option for light painting.
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/11/2016 21:00:51   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
John, I am still doing it on my own!

I worked 4 weekends, Sat and Sun, 8 hours a day, up and down a ladder with concrete and rocks, and 72 in January.

On thread, well sort of, my
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/11/2016 13:20:24   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
I have just been looking at the range of lamps and have to say that I am impressed. I note that they use genuine Sanyo cells so you know you are not getting junk batteries. This is a major point.
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2016 19:19:27   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
[quote="Cuban Bloodhound"]For me, I Iike a lamp attached to a cable, so that if my lid falls off it's less likely to run away.[/quote]

I dont do lamps with belt mount except for one super r
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2016 18:29:06   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
[quote="AdM Michael"]
-too light

[[/quote]

You can get these lead weight thingy's that fishermen use
:lol:

Sorry, I cant help it
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