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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
Topic: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/05/2016 10:11:24   Subject: Trout Beck Foot/Teesdale Lead Mine (1970/71) (photo)
Its one of my favourite places to visit. I find interpretation challenging. Several mines in the same area, dont know whether all separate mines or same venture.

Near the locked gate on the
Topic: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/04/2016 22:28:33   Subject: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
Sounds like a leave as is, but make safe.
Topic: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/04/2016 15:55:30   Subject: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
There is a plastic tube coming out of Lefel Fawr eventually. However I was planning on putting it into Wilkinsons Level at Talybont to replace Simon H's now rusting drum.

Any thoughts anyon
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/04/2016 14:08:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]
Off reply, but I am looking at a new low end lamp based on soft switching off a single button, I will see how it works out when I get one together.
Lightweight Lynx bod
Topic: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/04/2016 12:54:44   Subject: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
[quote="Graigfawr"]Thanks for the news.

There have been periodic slips of blocks at this location previously but this fall sounds significantly larger.

The exit / entrance crawl
Topic: Coombe Martin
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2016 09:09:20   Subject: Coombe Martin
[quote="somersetminer"][quote="Nicho"]Well, if you know Plymouth you'll also know that Drakes Island has lived on a shoe-string for years - several things have been tried without much success. It's to
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/04/2016 11:31:54   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="mistericeman"]Any news on the Lynx SAR yet Roy.. Price availability etc.....
It's time I treated myself to a new lamp and waiting with baited breath.[/quote]

I am building o
Topic: Historic extreme lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/04/2016 09:45:08   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
[quote="AR"]

As for the lamps, all I'll say is "poacher's lights"....[/quote]

Yes, that is what is hanging round my neck in the Sir Francis photo, they were known universally by
Topic: Historic extreme lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/04/2016 12:52:27   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
[quote="ttxela"]I have just taken to the dump the lamp I made when we were trying to film with a DV tape camera.

It was a large plastic case with 3no. 12v lead acid batteries and 6no. 50w H
Topic: Historic extreme lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/04/2016 10:32:32   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
Come on you experimenters and lectric messers, someone must have put together a real Heath Robinson system.

:lol:
Topic: Historic extreme lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/04/2016 09:29:55   Subject: Historic extreme lighting
Hi peeps
Looking at the Sir Francis photos I uploaded in the past, I hit this:
[link]88707[linkphoto]88707[/linkphoto][/link]

Look at the lighting arrangement!

An old Y
Topic: BCA insurance ....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2016 09:10:26   Subject: BCA insurance ....
[quote="nickwilliams"]Roy, that information is 10 years out of date. We've had 2 brokers and three different underwriters since then!

Current info. is on the BCA website under Insurance ->
Topic: BCA insurance ....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2016 11:41:35   Subject: BCA insurance ....
I have just had a quick trawl through what I have on my netbook and came up with this which could have something to do with it.

British Caving Association
PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE P
Topic: BCA insurance ....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2016 11:03:41   Subject: BCA insurance ....
[quote="nickwilliams"][quote="royfellows"][quote="nickwilliams"]The limit of indemnity is actually £5m.[/quote]

Limit of insurance is £5M, landowner indemnity is £250,000 and a separate ser
Topic: BCA insurance ....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2016 10:50:19   Subject: BCA insurance ....
[quote="mistericeman"]I meant that the BCA fee was very beneficial in terms of value for money compared to getting sued to death if there was ever any incident....
[/quote]

Absolutely
Topic: BCA insurance ....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2016 20:15:28   Subject: BCA insurance ....
[quote="nickwilliams"]The limit of indemnity is actually £5m.[/quote]

Limit of insurance is £5M, landowner indemnity is £250,000 and a separate service provided directly by BCA.

Topic: BCA insurance ....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2016 21:00:17   Subject: BCA insurance ....
Beside the Public Liability Insurance BCA membership also includes a £250,000 indemnity to landowners in respect of any legal liability related to allowing underground access. This is an attractive pr
Topic: Cwmystwyth - Level Fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 24/03/2016 17:04:53   Subject: Cwmystwyth - Level Fawr
[quote="Harvey"]Hi,
RE. the Skip in Level Fawr:
Is there just the one skip and does it still
have wheels?

[/quote]

Yes, just the one, its in a chamber to the ri
Topic: Another Mochre Adit?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/03/2016 22:01:07   Subject: Another Mochre Adit?
I believe that they use a car jack between the bars.
:lol:
Topic: Another Mochre Adit?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/03/2016 22:34:23   Subject: Another Mochre Adit?
You should have posted this on an Urbex forum, the lock would soon vanish.
:lol:
Topic: Good news for Cornwall?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/03/2016 20:41:15   Subject: Good news for Cornwall?
yoghurt weavers!

:thumbsup::thumbsup::lol::lol:

We're back
Topic: Anyone we know?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2016 20:26:26   Subject: Anyone we know?
[quote="royfellows"]There is a cave somewhere where about 15 people have been killed over the years by drowning.
[/quote]

Note the word "about"

[quote="royfellows"]
For
Topic: Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/03/2016 22:38:05   Subject: Cwmystwyth
There is no underground up at the main site, access is below the Wemyss dressing floors by a shaft down to the adit.
The route to engine shaft is not yet open I'm afraid, but still plenty to see.
Topic: Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/03/2016 15:41:29   Subject: Cwmystwyth
[quote="Harvey"]Hi, RE. the repair work being done at Level Fawr.
Will this impede access to the second tube and thence
to the second truck?:)[/quote]

Not at this time. That is p
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/03/2016 14:48:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Ordering Lamps

All communication by ordinary Internet email please, I need shipping addresses to be in writing to avoid errors.

I will not reply to any emails where doing so ente
Topic: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/03/2016 16:54:23   Subject: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
The all in one sounds a good idea to me if its bright enough for you, why bother with a separate battery?

Logic prevails.
Topic: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/03/2016 15:37:30   Subject: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
A good reply Rick, but how many people think the way we do.

Of course, if we all thought the same it would be a boring world and we would have nothing to talk about
:lol:
Topic: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/03/2016 15:06:15   Subject: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
An interesting question for everyone to ask themselves is what really governs their choice of lamp, I mean honestly.

Is is say a brand awareness, like Petzl (sorry, put the stones down), hi
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/03/2016 10:08:58   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ant89"]What size are the screws on the lynx lamps? I've lost one![/quote]

Depends.
I can send replacement FOC, X1000 and 2000 are 4mm stainless with nylon thumbscrews, the 3000
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