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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[quote="nickwilliams"]Roy, that information is 10 years out of date.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
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 14:25:51   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
I think he is unfit to be doing anything.
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 11:43:55   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
[quote="rufenig"]Here it is Roy
Should work OK.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/28dayslater.co.uk/[/quote]

NG
I get "Log into Facebook" and I dont do Facebook.

So,
Topic: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/03/2016 11:40:53   Subject: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
[quote="Mr Mike"]Roy, they get connected in parallel looking at the user manual and + markers on the battery case. Or maybe even drive each emitter from each cell if it is a 3 core cable?[/quote]
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 08:57:53   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
Can you give the link please Colin?

I am speaking as I find.
Topic: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/03/2016 08:55:50   Subject: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
[quote="christwigg"]It certainly looks nice, but I don't know anyone with one.
You'll have to let us know how you get on.

I've got 'warm' LEDs in one of my current lights and I persona
Topic: Underground vandal at work.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2016 08:44:34   Subject: Underground vandal at work.
Agree comments about the individual, he aught to have his face rubbed in it, but unfair to always blame 28DL.

All of my contact with them has been positive

Alltycrib: Cleaned up
Topic: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/03/2016 17:01:41   Subject: Anyone tried a Phaethon lamp?
Hi Miles, a chap on UK Caving bought one and did a bit of a write up, if this is helpful.
Topic: Website with database
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2016 11:29:01   Subject: Website with database
[quote="SimonRL"]

Or start with something like Wordpress, it's a quick and easy fix. If you can live with all the issues.[/quote]

I think its all part of a wider issue of attempt
Topic: Website with database
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2016 09:45:25   Subject: Website with database
For what is worth I use old copy of Microsoft Frontpage and Microsoft Expression Web for uploading.
Anyone who tells you it wont work is talking rubbish because I do it.
For Frontpage to wor
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/03/2016 12:39:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Can do
;D
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/03/2016 21:42:02   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I expect to have stock after Easter.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/03/2016 21:29:28   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have tested the new lamp for the first time, being busy with other matters.
Testing was in a big limestone mine which I refuse to name.

The output was as expected and I am pleased to
Topic: Super power battery bargain
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2016 18:24:28   Subject: Super power battery bargain
[quote="RichardB"]4000mAH is still about double the true value isn't it?[/quote]

We dont know. Recycled laptop batteries will usually have the remains of a solder tag, but some of the manuf
Topic: Super power battery bargain
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2016 09:22:02   Subject: Super power battery bargain
I think I sense Trading Standards somewhere.

Its still unbelievable, just who follows this website!
:o
Topic: Photo of Ladywell
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2016 20:47:07   Subject: Photo of Ladywell
Windows Photo Viewer will let you view and rotate pictures and will save the result automatically for you. Its in Win 7 and possibly Vista and later versions, possibly also XP if you still on that. Pr
Topic: Super power battery bargain
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2016 12:30:25   Subject: Super power battery bargain
What with the torches and probably a lot of other stuff its all out of hand.
Are Trading Standards actually that powerless to act?

One could think of quite a few jokes about Chinese s
Topic: Super power battery bargain
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/03/2016 09:24:25   Subject: Super power battery bargain
The big issue is that people will believe this sort of rubbish and use it as a comparison yardstick.

If only the Sony/Panasonic batteries were as good as what these clever Chinese people ca
Topic: Info wanted: Consolidated Goldfields V Hollingshead 1972
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2016 21:57:49   Subject: Info wanted: Consolidated Goldfields V Hollingshead 1972
I am sorry to say no.
My informant advised that it was from memory and one point had mentioned Amey Roadstone, whether by memory lapse or memory correct. However I have Consolidated from another
Topic: Info wanted: Consolidated Goldfields V Hollingshead 1972
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/03/2016 13:58:55   Subject: Info wanted: Consolidated Goldfields V Hollingshead 1972
Thanks for this Chris, it does prove that CG had interests in aggregates and ballast.
I was advised that the case sprung off them previously buying the mineral rights of Ingleton Manor to preven
Topic: Which camera to buy?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 29/02/2016 14:20:51   Subject: Which camera to buy?
and the Roy Fellows camera bought of eBay many years ago is a big chunky FujiFilm S9600 still giving good results.

Avoid the earlier 9500 as it has weaknesses ironed out on the 9600, mainly
Topic: Info wanted: Consolidated Goldfields V Hollingshead 1972
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2016 20:45:15   Subject: Info wanted: Consolidated Goldfields V Hollingshead 1972
No, its not. I have tried Google searches and no good, cant find anything on the web.
This is what suggests to me the level in the legal system, if it had been Court of Appeal or Lords/Supreme Co
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/02/2016 16:59:26   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
Anyone managed to drop an adit shaft?

Adit has no entry I can see.
Topic: Info wanted: Consolidated Goldfields V Hollingshead 1972
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2016 15:46:54   Subject: Info wanted: Consolidated Goldfields V Hollingshead 1972
Does anyone have a transcript of the proceedings or even which court this was hear in?
Probably Chancery Division of the High Court?
I am interested in obtaining accurate case history. I a
Topic: Much Around Hayle?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/02/2016 14:59:47   Subject: Much Around Hayle?
[quote="ttxela"]Ah well, I expect as Mrs T will be recovering from chemo we'll be riding around in the car a bit so we will be venturing further afield at least part of the time.

I'll check
Topic: West Pastures Mine Fluorite Mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/02/2016 14:52:51   Subject: West Pastures Mine Fluorite Mine
Take an adjustable spanner to open the gate. Inside there is an interesting bodily contortion over a second 'gate' which is unlocked.

Anyone would think that thee had been something in ther
Topic: Henfwlch Mixed Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/02/2016 18:42:16   Subject: Henfwlch Mixed Mine
[quote="John Mason"]Have always been fond of Henfwlch but oddly have never been underground there.[/quote]

Done comfortably in thigh waders, and don't tell me as a fisherman you don't have
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