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Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/06/2016 12:20:55   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have had a small number of instances of cables failing internally due to metal fatigue of the copper internal wires.

It is important to avoid an angle of cable to gland on either lamp or
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2016 21:14:11   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
I am up at the Nent now and been over today. Metal Band is worth a look, remains of a crusher and wheelpit. Stone arched adit is deep in silt inside and probably leads to a collapse from surface, I go
Topic: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2016 21:47:26   Subject: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
Looks painful
:surrender:
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 21:52:12   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
That's an interesting perspective Dave. I have seen the same kind of 'blindness' elsewhere.

Conversation

I was describing on of my breakthroughs to someone.

"Did you f
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 17:35:19   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Fair do's, Roy. Taking life seriously is infectious. Can't think where I caught it from.[/quote]

I looked for 'buy you a pint' emoticon but failed find one, but the t
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 16:34:30   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="royfellows"]What about this for a new catchphrase, "The Empire of Free Access"
Kinda got a ring to it hasn't it?[/quote]

I reckon the one thing caving/mi
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 16:02:20   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Mr Mike"][quote="royfellows"]

Pity the thread on UKC is closed as I could present this as a 'dilemma' to the complainant.
[/quote]

Go on Roy start a new thread...:de
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 14:36:19   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
I fairness, it was not CMT which was being criticized on the UKC forum, it was Cave Access Ltd, and this was because its not a membership organisation and therefore being seen by one or two individual
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 09:39:16   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Just to inject a little humour......

I was at karate last night and missed it all, otherwise I would have got in and turned into a lamp thread.

:lol:
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 09:30:22   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Tamarmole"]Chaps can we leave this sort of thing on UKC please :flowers:[/quote]

I am at the centre of all this and I endorse the above comment.

Start anything on this w
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2016 08:32:01   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
The UKC thread is now locked and reading through it not difficult to see why.

Personally, I am left feeling bewildered.
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 18:18:50   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
and still nobody on there answered my question..........
;D
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 14:00:17   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="caver1"] Unless its a case of lock it down for the sake of just a few favoured people?[/quote]

Or to use as a bargaining chip to ensure access to places controlled by others with th
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 11:43:28   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Possibly, but I am still thinking about hidden agendas etc

I can perceive two kinds of democracy.
A is a majority agreement of the whole underground community.

B is say a
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 08:24:03   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Most of the bitching seems to me to centre around the 'gate everything' V the 'free access' with CROW thrown in for good measure plus a few not very well hidden, hidden agendas.

Why was tha
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2016 16:06:25   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="pwhole"] which is nearly always just about one topic, and it's usually the same people arguing,[/quote]

Now I wonder what that could be and where they might be coming from
:lol
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2016 13:52:15   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Its possible that mine exploration has only recently come in from the cold so to speak. We have been doing it for years but in many cases where we really shouldn't, and still do for that matter. While
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2016 13:27:49   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Daggers"]

Needless to say we did not destroy anything and the woman who caused all the fuss had never actually been in the said location, but was an expert on it's content.

Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2016 13:04:53   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="bograt"]surprisingly there is a "BOGRAT" on that forum and its not me, what's the chances of 2 people using the same name, good job I never go on that site. ;([/quote]

I would chang
Topic: coming out (Draethen)
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/05/2016 16:24:34   Subject: coming out (Draethen)
No worries.
;D
Topic: coming out (Draethen)
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/05/2016 14:29:43   Subject: coming out (Draethen)
I don't want to be a wet rag but as a director of Cave Access Ltd I have to draw attention to the following extract from the CAL website:

Most sites now have access documentation and guides
Topic: coming out (Draethen)
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/05/2016 12:15:59   Subject: coming out (Draethen)
Just a note about the photo.
Download it and use Windows Photo Viewer to turn correct way up. Looks good on modern wide screen monitor
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 08:17:41   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Dont get that one
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 08:05:09   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="Mr.C"]Some folk on there would find a reason to fall out with their own shadow.
[/quote]

:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2016 17:10:03   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Just a heads up on this one, its becoming quite entertaining and worth reading through.

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=20354.msg261372;topicseen#new
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2016 13:41:36   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
I just thought that this may be of interest:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-36302227
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2016 20:23:07   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
The 1979 General Election result was an inevitability.

Rampant inflation and the so called "Winter of Discontent" under the disastrous government of Jim Callahan took the country to the bri
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 17:24:37   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
The thing about the police is that however much you dislike them, or whatever grudges from the past you may have against them, there could be a time when you will be bloody glad to see them.

Topic: battery key
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 16:24:31   Subject: battery key
I will be up the Nent end of month and leave some with PJ
Topic: battery key
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 13:24:40   Subject: battery key
I still have loads of Oldham bits lying around and could probably put my hand on fuses of the normal type as well as the later poly self resetting type.
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 12:59:13   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
Possible fallout from the Tate Labianca killings?

I have never been ill treated by the police, all of my contact with them has been fairly positive.


Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 11:50:28   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
I think we probably on the same hymn sheet on this one.

I have to admit that I tend to feel sympathy with ordinary people whichever side they on, they're always the 'cannon fodder'.
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 11:15:06   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
I feel the need to make the point that in any confrontation there will be two 'sides' to the story. To arrive at the real truth one would have to look between the two.

I would suggest that
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 09:41:54   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
[quote="ncbnik"][quote="B Clarke"]the whole point of the inquiry is about injustices in the past, and if proved lessons learnt, to prevent injustices in the future,we as the people should not allow a
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2016 08:02:14   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
[quote="B Clarke"]....we as the people should not allow a police force to become a political tool and to take the law into its own hands on any side ......[/quote]

Absolutely!

An
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/05/2016 22:07:00   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
I think you have answered your own question Peter
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2016 20:56:42   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
They have just put a new system in as well.
:o
But me have easy way of doing business, no more until pay for two you have. Easy.
;D
Topic: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2016 23:05:06   Subject: Orgreave / Miners strike petition
[quote="Groover"]I've signed it. I can't abide corruption and abuse of power; had enough of it working for the national turst for the last 13years >:([/quote]

Does this mean I wont get paid
Topic: Stulls and stemples
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 04/05/2016 23:03:25   Subject: Stulls and stemples
Yes, and some very intelligent comment being posted as well.
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2016 15:01:43   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]Thing about the shaft with the rising main is that it looks like a duck and it quacks, if you get the drift.[/quote]

Is it possible to drop anything dow
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2016 11:00:14   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
A few more points.
First, this is worth a look:
http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm

Everyone seems to use Google Earth, latitude and longitude, no thanks. The above one give
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2016 22:27:28   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
I'm a gold plated Muppet!

I got behind in keeping my bibliography database up to date hence missed the excellent BM 91.

Anyway, its a big help with interpretation. Puzzle is what
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2016 16:59:16   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]Hi Roy,

I've had a quite look at your, fine, uploaded pics for Teeside Mine.

Your first general view does look quite similar to John's photo of the mine
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2016 14:19:53   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
Troutbeck is the mine you reach if you walk towards Dun Fell from Moorhouse. Has a significant spoil heap which comes into sight as you walk, remains of a shop near the level mouth which is open but b
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2016 11:39:37   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
Mine in the trees and adjacent level right of track to bothy. Netherhurth Mine.

Troutbeck Level NY 7503 3320

Hardshins Level NY 7588 3390

The one that goes under the
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2016 09:29:00   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
I am starting to think that there may be three mines in the locality. Troutbeck being the one up towards the bothy as its adjacent to Trout Beck, Teeside being the one in your photo, and Hardshins bei
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2016 09:02:14   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
Teeside, found it. No photos or anything.

I have lots that could be uploaded but just want to check. Is Troutbeck a valid alternative name?

Are all the mines in the immediate are
Topic: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment - NOW REPAIRED
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/05/2016 14:27:40   Subject: Croesor - Warning, Damaged Equipment
Hey Speedy, how are you.
How long are you back in the UK for?

Nice to see you posting on AN
Topic: Rhiw Fachno Slate Quarry (mine)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/05/2016 10:51:56   Subject: Rhiw Fachno Slate Quarry (mine)
Link: http://rakelane.anduin.org.uk/cal/index.html

As a director of CAL I can assure you that the requirements of individual explorers are foremost in our minds.
But if you visit the
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/05/2016 10:45:59   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Tested the X_Basic in Cwmystwyth over the weekend.

Main concern was the essential peripheral light, seeing ones feet I consider essential for safety reasons, no problem.

The old
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