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Topic: The Bridge of Peril
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2017 10:47:20   Subject: The Bridge of Peril
Miles, you and your team are doing some absolutely Stirling work in there which I applaud.

It has been a few years since I was last in there, but look forward to seeing it all. Alas, my tim
Topic: Richmond copper mine adit with old rails as roof joists (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 22:28:09   Subject: Richmond copper mine adit with old rails as roof joists (photo)
[quote="cchilton-666"]I had walked up the hillside and found an area where there was a horizontal line of blue/green staining in the rock I presumed that would be a vein I've been trying to send priva
Topic: Curious about an adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 22:02:14   Subject: Curious about an adit
I fell into my own trap years ago.
The spoil from Camdwrbach indicated just a trial, actually much of it was trammed down to Brynyrafr for tipping. Misleading.

The now flooded stope ha
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 18:40:08   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
We have seen it all before.

At Cwmystwyth, at Rhiwbach, at Parc, other places where the landowners 'think' they are sealed, other places where the landowner had someone sitting in their car
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 15:41:58   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
[quote="Popeass1"]It has been, but there's no gate, it's a solid grill. Quite a reliable source tells me back door will be having the same treatment in the fairly near future, and possibly lady Hamilt
Topic: Box Jacks entrance
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 14:51:48   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
Health and Safety block entrances and result + 2 call outs

Health and Safety barbed wire 'dangerous' structures + someone climbs over and injures themselves on barbed wire.
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2017 09:24:29   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
The Unistrut being galvanised would be a solution for the bottom ladder as its a wetter area, the rest of the shaft is really dry.

Thanks for the info
Topic: Curious about an adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 09:21:27   Subject: Curious about an adit
Exception though rather than the rule?
Topic: Curious about an adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/07/2017 21:19:00   Subject: Curious about an adit
I have looked at your photo and it is certainly not an ice house much too small, some drainage levels certainly are that small.

A clue would be to extrapolate its course above ground and se
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 19:58:40   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
[quote="John Lawson"]
they should be good for as long as you and I are around!
[/quote]

I suppose that I am a funny old sod but when I incorporated CMT and acquired Cwmystwyth min
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 17:36:32   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Slightest bit of brown where the wire passes through, scrap it!

If 20 years old, best scrap it anyway. SRT is best, more accidents with wire ladders than anything.
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 17:20:19   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Beware of conventional electrons that are old. They can rust through inside the aluminium rungs and not show it, that is until it breaks with you on it.
Topic: Curious about an adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/07/2017 09:13:27   Subject: Curious about an adit
Some short tunnels were driven as ice houses and nothing to do with mining, just thought I should mention this.
Generally, the amount of spoil at the entrance usually indicates the extent of the
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 09:08:21   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Thanks Mark.
Its very unusual for anywhere underground to be as dry as this place, many of you will be able to see it in 2019.
;D
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2017 22:24:44   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
John I remember them well.

Anyway, the ladder is in and so current work in the shaft is completed with nothing else to see requiring any attention. The remaining two wooden ladders are soun
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 22:14:34   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
It will be supported in the middle by brackets, read what I say.
Oh dear
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 21:52:10   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Its the 'outbuilding'.
Used to be a haulage contractors which I bought along with the bungalow.
Plenty room to store junk
:lol:
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 20:19:02   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
I snake charmer + 1 SRT rope, belays to a sky hook?
:lol:
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 18:34:28   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Thanks for kind remarks.
Owt, the second ladder is rotten at the bottom on the right, this is the one next to the big area of mesh. This is what I will replace tomorrow.. You probably noticed fre
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 13:26:04   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
If someone else claims to have used it first, I will drop the "Fellows" bit.
I have been pondering on Talybont Mine. Since stripping out all of the timber, well almost all, and concreting it all,
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2017 21:31:08   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
If anyone is available to help moving the steel into Level Fawr next Monday it would be appreciated.

They are at Penparc, which is the last house but one on the right before the cattle grid
Topic: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/06/2017 17:58:48   Subject: Crossroads Levels, Cwmystwyth
I will have a chat on Monday about the top adit, G1 is helping me get steel into Lefel Fawr.
Topic: NAHMO 2017
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/06/2017 09:17:03   Subject: NAHMO 2017
A bit of Post NAMHO Stress Disorder this morning but a great time over the weekend.

A big thanks to all concerned.
Topic: NAHMO 2017
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/06/2017 18:42:47   Subject: NAHMO 2017
They don't want stuff on social media including this website, the rest is common sense. They have gone to the trouble of getting landowners permissions who have no doubt indicated their wishes and con
Topic: NAHMO 2017
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/06/2017 16:04:48   Subject: NAHMO 2017
From the website

Photography

For most trips, photography is permitted underground for private purposes only.

Above ground there are more complex issues relating to pri
Topic: NAHMO 2017
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/06/2017 13:00:08   Subject: NAHMO 2017
Off early tomorrow and a quick heads up for anyone going who hasn't met me (You may not have missed much)
Look for blue Skoda RS, big tent, bigger mouth, shorts and a black T, eczema all over top
Topic: *****West Pastures Mine*******
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/06/2017 16:15:56   Subject: *****West Pastures Mine*******
Put a length of plastic twinlock pipe in, job done.
Topic: Something for the Weekend
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2017 09:02:21   Subject: Something for the Weekend
Off topic but a story came back to me about Pantywrach.
A local walked his dog along the minor road as a daily routine.

Nothing to see except on a Sunday when the stream always ran yel
Topic: Something for the Weekend
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2017 07:49:31   Subject: Something for the Weekend
The adit at Bynfelin is a long crosscut and is interesting where it reaches the lode. Going right at the end reaches a collapse. You can get beyond this by SRT from the surface, but best part is the e
Topic: Something for the Weekend
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2017 15:32:35   Subject: Something for the Weekend
Talybont: Wilkinson's Level is an easy walk in and fairly dry, deep adit can only be reached by SRT, although this is fairly novice grade down a 55 degree slope.
There is currently a bit more w
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/06/2017 12:36:04   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I would like to thank everyone for their kind support re the 2016 calendar fund.

We now have the rest of the steel ready from our supplier, the total cost of the steel is about £800, so as
Topic: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/06/2017 19:40:03   Subject: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
Isn't it locked?
Topic: smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2017 20:44:17   Subject: smallcleugh
Explains the avatar though
:lol:
Topic: Clogwyn Coch
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2017 20:00:42   Subject: Clogwyn Coch
Well, from experience you get to know that when you start digging them.

Its been a few years since I was up there but from memory pretty solid. I mean how would you get materials up there f
Topic: smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2017 19:57:08   Subject: smallcleugh
Ha, and what was the old way of testing a car to see if it had antifreeze.

Stick your finger in the radiator and taste it.

I once worked at a plating factory and we use to sit on
Topic: Cwmystwyth/Fron Goch on countryfile
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2017 19:54:33   Subject: Cwmystwyth/Fron Goch on countryfile
Thanks.
Topic: Cwmystwyth/Fron Goch on countryfile
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2017 18:29:18   Subject: Cwmystwyth/Fron Goch on countryfile
I cant watch it because I have no TV licence as I have no TV. Will have to wait until it inevitably gets uploaded to YouTube.

Anything in it of interest to me?

I was approached b
Topic: smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2017 16:26:34   Subject: smallcleugh
Thoughts just occurred, you could probably get gallons of glycol from a breakers yard for next to nothing, they would probably thank you to take it away.
I have never had to top up my car at all
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/06/2017 15:46:04   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I have just uploaded an easy to print black and white plan for those going underground, there will also be a white background copy of the abandonment plan on the NAL website, looks rather pretty. I do
Topic: smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2017 15:36:33   Subject: smallcleugh
When I was upgrading Talybont I hit a supply of 7 ft by 3 ft 5mm galvanised steel mesh at £12 a piece. I used about 5 of them. They do turn up and could be useful to people. I hit my supply on Ebay.
Topic: Clogwyn Coch
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2017 13:51:12   Subject: Clogwyn Coch
I had a look years ago and found all adits collapsed

An open stope did not look promising either. I did see some higher workings however, but note previous comments.
Topic: smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2017 13:47:26   Subject: smallcleugh
Dry rot was the creeping death of the access shaft at Talybont.

In the end I stripped out all, well nearly all of the timber and concreted it all. A big job but will last beyond my lifetime
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/06/2017 12:12:26   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
If someone on here has sent an X2000 in, can you please let me know who you are etc, no advice note or anything. Cant see anything wrong with it except a bit of moisture got in somehow.

I a
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/06/2017 19:24:44   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I am playing with it in Photoshop and now have a black on white line drawing which I am making into a modern plan, possibly fill in falls etc.

There are some interesting little skills one c
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/06/2017 15:49:20   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Thanks for this, but I think what I achieved looks OK.

Next time up at the Nent I will bring it up for you to take a look at Nick, see what you think.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/06/2017 14:24:02   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I have eventually, after quite a performance, managed to digitalise the abandonment plan.

It is on here as a jpeg and available from our own website www.naturalamenities.co.uk in higher res
Topic: Frongoch, want a laugh?
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/05/2017 08:35:11   Subject: Frongoch, want a laugh?
Platform is mine as well, again 2005.

Had to support the steel ladder on something that would allow the water to run underneath. What is misleading in there is that I recycle timber alread
Topic: Bridge over flooded sump (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 29/05/2017 20:41:35   Subject: Bridge over flooded sump (photo)
[quote="John Lawson"]Roy,
Obviously great minds, think alike![/quote]

Like
:thumbsup:
Topic: Frongoch, want a laugh?
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 29/05/2017 20:40:43   Subject: Frongoch, want a laugh?
Just watched a clip on YouTube, they got as far as the bottom of the entrance shaft, "These ladders are 200 years old"
I put them in about 2005

I wonder where they dated the aluminium
Topic: Bridge over flooded sump (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 29/05/2017 19:31:31   Subject: Bridge over flooded sump (photo)
Similar to my ladders.

4 X 2 treated carcassing, pre drilled, 1/2 inch refo bar rungs, assembled underground. If you feel you need extra rigidity, top and bottom rungs are all thread throug
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