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Topic: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/02/2016 09:38:46   Subject: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
Its a SCAM!

Its a £2 Chinese torch that's being super hyped.

http://www.theoutdoornerd.com/2016/02/flashlight-scam-lightstrike-360-avoid.html

And it seems that a certa
Topic: Bargain book on e bay
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2016 17:42:01   Subject: Bargain book on e bay
eBay can be madness.

A factory refurb machine went for £240, brand new was £299, after the sale brand new was reduced to £269.

The models weakness is its motor, guess why the ref
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/02/2016 21:35:48   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The Lynx SAR 5000
I am announcing the Lynx SAR (Search And Rescue) lamp as latest in this line of lamps.
It is primarily designed for a specific purpose as its name suggests, however I expec
Topic: Manod on the Beeb (again)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2016 11:13:07   Subject: Manod on the Beeb (again)
Thanks for that info, it explains a lot!
I had noticed and wondered about it, drawing the obvious conclusion, but for some reason never connected it with the movement of artwork during the war.
Topic: Manod on the Beeb (again)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2016 10:30:08   Subject: Manod on the Beeb (again)
I like the struggle getting the lorry under the bridge, I remember trying to get an XR3i through there on sheet ice in the late 1980s
:lol:

Its nice archive footage.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Historic Photographs Of High Skears (album)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/02/2016 15:13:49   Subject: Historic Photographs Of High Skears (album)
[quote="legendrider"]
I would love to see any underground pics of Coldberry;

MARK[/quote]

Be careful what you wish for!
;D
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2016 09:28:33   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
and there was the real joke!

"That sobered us right up and we left early the next day – for Devon. No mines there!"
Topic: Crinnis mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/02/2016 17:15:25   Subject: Crinnis mine
[quote="Tony Blair"]When the gunnislake shaft collapse happened, smoke came out of the civic centre. (when they heard how much the shaft capping was going to cost).[/quote]

:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Crinnis mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/02/2016 16:01:01   Subject: Crinnis mine
Hey wasn't there a story doing the rounds around Gunnislake when they had that big collapse years ago, that the dust came up out of the shafts on Kit Hill?
Topic: Crinnis mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/02/2016 14:22:58   Subject: Crinnis mine
It was on the road and moving, albeit slowly.
We saw the sheep when we overtook, they must be slow drivers.
:lol:
Topic: Crinnis mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/02/2016 14:10:37   Subject: Crinnis mine
I once saw a sheep driving a Landrover.

Figure that one out, and nothing to do with fluids or substances.
Topic: New member
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 29/01/2016 15:37:39   Subject: New member
Yes welcome.
I was a member of MOLES until it wound up.
Topic: Colliery Winding House
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2016 15:38:55   Subject: Colliery Winding House
[quote="Matt_T"]Dave

that's great! thanks for the reply - has given me plenty to think about. I posted a long reply but my computer ate it :curse: - I'll see if it reappears or I'll try and
Topic: New Member here
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/01/2016 12:44:19   Subject: New Member here
Welcome to aditnow
:flowers:
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/01/2016 11:15:55   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
On the subject of the thread:

I believe that I first visited in the late 1980s. In those days the entrance we now call "Shakespears" was wide open, but had evidence of a gate once being fit
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/01/2016 09:36:08   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
[quote="dave_the_cave"]

Our group has several geologists ....................

[/quote]

Would you be so kind as identify your "group" please, this is going to cause con
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/01/2016 18:44:15   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
I agree with this.

And if the yobs and ravers return to find their own mess untouched from last time it may well discourage them to the point were they loose interest, and then when everyt
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/01/2016 17:06:19   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
[quote="dave_the_cave"]

What have they got on you?
[/quote]

There is a saying about daft questions but I have avoided the temptation.

It was me who started the th
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/01/2016 13:10:38   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
[quote="dave_the_cave"][quote="royfellows"]The over sanitisation is what attracts the vandalism, the vandalism then attracts the over sanitisation. Each is feeding on the other.
[/quote]

Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/01/2016 12:43:07   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]I do not think that personal attacks (including questioning their mental health) has a place on Adit Now. I do not think he is even a member of AN (Brian I mean).

Perh
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/01/2016 11:51:00   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
The over sanitisation is what attracts the vandalism, the vandalism then attracts the over sanitisation. Each is feeding on the other.

Keep away, leave alone, all it needs is one element to
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2016 09:22:52   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
Twinwall is the pipe in Lefel Fawr at Cwymystwyth, I didn't know it by name, just as "plastic pipe".

Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 19:57:14   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
I think the pipe option best. My mesh is best for retaining deadwork and spill underground.

[link]101578[linkphoto]101578[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 18:44:07   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
Mesh could be backed with pond liner to stop water and mud. This stuffs dirt cheap from garden centres. This option highly portable and light.

The other best sounding to me is the large dia
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2016 17:35:35   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
[quote="rufenig"]I am sure Roy Fellows will comment from his first hand experience.
I know that plastic pipe has been used in Cwmystwyth.[/quote]

The pipe was put in by Aberystwyth Cav
Topic: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/01/2016 10:34:36   Subject: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
[quote="RichardB"]I'm guessing it was the 5mm of bare wire and loose strands. I've just remembered the issue I was investigating was actually its tendency to cut out.

It's one of those knoc
Topic: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/01/2016 20:15:42   Subject: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
[quote="lozz"]Maybe that's when it's on fire:)

Lozz.[/quote]

To get that effect you have to buy the batteries from the same supplier
:lol:
Topic: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/01/2016 19:32:29   Subject: Super torch, biggest lie yet!
Just had to post this, 3000 lumens from a single XM-L T6 running of a single 18650.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Compact-3000-Lumens-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-Zoom-18650-Silver-Flashlight-Lamp-Torch-LE
Topic: Exploitation of Child Miners
royfellows

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 20/01/2016 16:51:46   Subject: Exploitation of Child Miners
Mmm, I have getting on for a ton of separated lead acid battery plates.

;D
Topic: Mochdre mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2016 10:41:58   Subject: Mochdre mine
[quote="chrisataditnow"] The owner keeps racing pigeons and cows there, and the cameras are real :)
[/quote]

The racing pigeons are probably the reason for the cameras, I understand t
Topic: Exploitation of Child Miners
royfellows

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 20/01/2016 09:10:15   Subject: Exploitation of Child Miners
From Wiki, re Lithium Ion Batteries (LIB):

Chemistry, performance, cost and safety characteristics vary across LIB types. Handheld electronics mostly use LIBs based on lithium cobalt oxide
Topic: Sir Francis Level in 3D
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/01/2016 20:15:51   Subject: Sir Francis Level in 3D
I wondered at that as well, maybe the narrative was to fit the video?

Very nice video for that, and I really like the 'enlightened' attitude towards underground exploration.

EDIT
Topic: Sir Francis Level in 3D
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/01/2016 19:55:28   Subject: Sir Francis Level in 3D
I wonder if 'consultants' have become part of the equation?
:lol:

I wonder if they gave any thought as why they are usually referred to as the "Sir Francis Water Pressure Engines"
Topic: Sir Francis Level in 3D
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/01/2016 19:10:10   Subject: Sir Francis Level in 3D
[quote="simonrail"]
But surely it was operated by hydraulic power (and water as well!).
[/quote]

Yes.
So where have they got "compressed air" from?
:o
Topic: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 19/01/2016 17:22:17   Subject: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
I have had a quick look at the area on Wiki and it seems likely that mining activity will either be coal or ironstone, both of which will produce bad air and probably other gasses especially if the sh
Topic: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 19/01/2016 16:55:23   Subject: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
Its possible that a mine shaft may have been capped with concrete or similar and rabbits or possibly ground collapse has made a hole under the edge of the capping and into the shaft big enough for a d
Topic: coed du mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/01/2016 16:48:26   Subject: coed du mine
[quote="Ian A"]

Interestingly, there is a "hole" to surface partway along the passage which is too small to climb up but from which you can feel a draught and pick up leaves from the floor.
Topic: Photographs Of Gwynfynydd (album)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/01/2016 09:24:17   Subject: Photographs Of Gwynfynydd (album)
which leads to the mine in question. I feel uncomfortable.

I would rather give him an exclusive on Cwmystwyth or similar.
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/01/2016 14:53:54   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
[quote="rufenig"][quote="Morlock"]
Bottom line is, who would be responsible in the event of an unfortunate UG accident? [/quote]
Difficult
Would the Mine inspector take Avon wildlife as
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/01/2016 12:32:43   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
This whole area is problematic.

Box was basically 'saved' by the blocking of the entrances many years ago, a blessing in disguise?

The easy entry point now being Jacks, witness t
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/01/2016 20:58:44   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
John L
There are some issues there that are beyond description.
My advice to everyone stands, stay away from the place.
Topic: Wanted; Oldham Lid Clamps & Screws
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/01/2016 16:29:10   Subject: Wanted; Oldham Lid Clamps & Screws
Lamp manufacturer!
:lol:
Topic: Wanted; Oldham Lid Clamps & Screws
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/01/2016 15:37:03   Subject: Wanted; Oldham Lid Clamps & Screws
Ill put some in with your fuses
Topic: fatality @ matlock bath
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/01/2016 10:32:25   Subject: fatality @ matlock bath
I have to confess an interest in the whole complex.

My handle on it is that the high ground at the back of what is now the theme park has always had a downward tendency in the ground betwee
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2016 10:20:54   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
[quote="Tamarmole"]The Browne's Folly situation does look like a car crash in slow motion. I don't see it ending well.[/quote]

Roger that for sure
I know some things i cannot put on a
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/01/2016 22:12:36   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
They should have gone down Talybont instead, then they would have ended up behind all the concrete I am pouring.
:lol:
Topic: Vandalism in Browns Folly
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/01/2016 21:50:04   Subject: Vandalism in Browns Folly
The scumbags have been at it in there, here is a link to photos etc uploaded to UKC

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=19652.msg252615;topicseen#new
Topic: SRTE Stop Descender
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2016 11:24:06   Subject: SRTE Stop Descender
He has as they say "a way with words"
:lol:
Topic: SRTE Stop Descender
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2016 20:13:11   Subject: SRTE Stop Descender
Bad workmen always blame their tools
:lol:
Topic: SRTE Stop Descender
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2016 13:45:45   Subject: SRTE Stop Descender
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]The thing is with a stop, you're meant to squeeze the handle AND THEN use it like a bobbin. Not like an ID where the handle position equals speed. It's a mistake
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