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Topic: Rampgill Level roof fall
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/11/2015 12:50:57   Subject: Rampgill Level roof fall
[quote="ttxela"]

I find my knees play up more than my back
[/quote]

I had knee problems, my own doing actually, and tried supports.
Expensive 'best' neoprene made it w
Topic: Rampgill Level roof fall
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/11/2015 12:06:27   Subject: Rampgill Level roof fall
Mine explorers and cavers ailments?

Beware of bad posture through continued stooping.
Its very important to maintain a good posture in daily life, ones centre of gravity should be in t
Topic: Rampgill Level roof fall
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/11/2015 11:57:58   Subject: Rampgill Level roof fall
[quote="Mr Mike"]Thanks Roy, you haven't by any chance in your pursuit of Eastern studies found a miracle pressure point for the back? One press and it resets to (I would settle for almost) good as ne
Topic: Rampgill Level roof fall
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/11/2015 10:11:21   Subject: Rampgill Level roof fall
Its been a bad year for a lot of people, I wish you a speedy recovery.
Topic: Multiple-LED Lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2015 10:08:56   Subject: Multiple-LED Lamps
Absolutely.
But a slight warning, don't take for granted "waterproof", better to read this as "splashproof", other than this you will be OK.

Another tip is to put decent batteries in i
Topic: Multiple-LED Lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2015 08:54:58   Subject: Multiple-LED Lamps
One I bought for £20 claimed 6 X XM-Ls, they are not XM-Ls for a start and to make matters worse the 2 X genuine XM-L 2s at 3 amps that form the beam at max in my Lynx X3000 beats it rather obviously.
Topic: Multiple-LED Lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2015 21:59:48   Subject: Multiple-LED Lamps
Such things are very good value for money but beware false descriptions and grossly exaggerated outputs.

Its claimed output is pure Alice in Wonderland.
Topic: Multiple-LED Lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2015 10:03:26   Subject: Multiple-LED Lamps
Presumably you want an array of bare emitters for a photo flood?

Mr Bif, the Rude Nora man was selling them a while back but now only seems to be offering the Nora and conversions.

Topic: Rampgill Level roof fall
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/11/2015 16:42:47   Subject: Rampgill Level roof fall
Its worth looking up into the roof cavity seen when facing Rampgill Shaft, and considering what you see together with the evident fracture lines in the top of the arching extending in both directions
Topic: Rampgill Level roof fall
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/11/2015 16:53:21   Subject: Rampgill Level roof fall
Anything left over from Norpex that could be moved down there to pre empt any fall?

I mean steel support or whatever.
Topic: Sad News
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2015 21:57:25   Subject: Sad News
Sorry I missed the original posting, maybe I was away.
Topic: Sad News
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2015 20:31:44   Subject: Sad News
I have just picked this up from Darkplaces.

Dark Prince, aka Dom Jackson died on the 3rd of October 2015.
Dom had a stroke and was sedated in hospital in the hope he would recover, how
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/11/2015 12:24:46   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'd like to see how that stacks up against the Trigon, light quality wise.

[/quote]

Not quite as good due to small 20 mm reflectors, but d
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/11/2015 11:21:04   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Dragon D1800
Temporarily sold out, please enquire.

Expect another batch ready by end of week and re ordering components.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/11/2015 16:21:37   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am announcing the Dragon D1800 as a replacement for the now discontinued D1200

By virtue of its unique combination of small size and weight, efficiency, low cost, and maximum power; combi
Topic: A new "sinkhole"
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/11/2015 21:33:11   Subject: A new
Well I live over an old brickworks, I found this out when I had my bungalow extended.

Of course, Great Wyrley does have some coal mining history.
Topic: Tut Tut...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2015 20:29:53   Subject: Tut Tut...
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I imagine the owners of the money funnel are behind a pension fund based in Panama which owns a trust in the Isle of Man and that having a controlling stake in t
Topic: A new "sinkhole"
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/11/2015 20:25:52   Subject: A new
[quote="rufenig"][b]Shaft filling for dummies. [/b]

Throw trees down the shaft till it blocks.
Fill shaft with spoil and waste to near the top.
Cover with planks.
Add a layer
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/11/2015 12:04:54   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Thanks for this, I respect your honesty.
Oss!

I am about to announce my wham- bammy and am toying with the idea of sending you my own to try out for an honest appraisal, me pay you pos
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/11/2015 09:06:21   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="NewStuff"][quote="royfellows"]Boost circuit
Works well with NiMH because they can be run dry. This is a no no with Li Ion.[/quote]

Well, you can if you're monitoring input volt
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/11/2015 16:03:29   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am announcing a new 'Flat pack' version of my 8V series 4 cell power pack. Its 7 Ah with same cells announced as 'red band' and is explosion proof, water proof, shock proof and caver proof same as o
Topic: Channel 4 - Restoring Britain's Landmarks
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/11/2015 14:17:39   Subject: Channel 4 - Restoring Britain's Landmarks
[quote="Morlock"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]I have found that sometimes, if you turn adblock off to start with, put up with the initial batch of ads, then once programme itself has started, turn adblock b
Topic: Channel 4 - Restoring Britain's Landmarks
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/11/2015 13:36:51   Subject: Channel 4 - Restoring Britain's Landmarks
[quote="Morlock"]Bit the bullet and turned off Ad-block, gave up after several minutes of shite adverts!:curse::curse:[/quote]

Windows 10 V Google; Round one

Trouble is that its
Topic: Cwmystwyth Access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/11/2015 22:26:18   Subject: Cwmystwyth Access
I recommend Shropshire Caving and Mining Club who have regular trips into there. You will easily find them on the web.
Topic: Cwmystwyth Access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/11/2015 13:33:35   Subject: Cwmystwyth Access
I visited the skipway are in Lefel Fawr at Cwmytwyth and can report that the sagging timber are is as it was, however there has been more collapse at the end onto the fall that bocks direct access to
Topic: Blackett Level Oxygen Level Warning
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/10/2015 16:49:32   Subject: Blackett Level Oxygen Level Warning
A bizarre fetish?

Well no, and on a more serious note as Prince says, we are all different.

I have a tendency to get out of breath sometimes in my 'other hobby', freestyle fighti
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2015 14:11:52   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
This is just a heads up to the customers I have on here.
I have just been advised that the "Contact Us" email address on the lighting website is the now defunct iriscom domain. It looked the righ
Topic: Stenlight Batteries
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2015 13:58:37   Subject: Stenlight Batteries
Fantastic!
They are a great little lamp.

I actually know someone who was using one and then bought a bloody Mk 1 Earthworm!

I was sick for whole week.
Topic: Rechargeable AAAs & Chargers
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2015 12:55:40   Subject: Rechargeable AAAs & Chargers
Its that magic name "Sanyo", everthing that's good in batteries.

Guess what I use.

"What's in your lamp"
:lol:
Topic: Stenlight Batteries
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/10/2015 16:51:18   Subject: Stenlight Batteries
While I have your attention, for the benefit of everyone, what is the exact position regarding Stenlights please?

I mean will they be back in production sometime, or is that it?
Topic: Stenlight Batteries
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/10/2015 15:43:52   Subject: Stenlight Batteries
[quote="Vanoord"]The answer we came up with was to use a Fenix battery box which can then be used with whatever 18650s you wish:

https://www.abcstore.co.uk/Excellent-Stuff/Fenix-battery-cas
Topic: Rechargeable AAAs & Chargers
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/10/2015 22:27:08   Subject: Rechargeable AAAs & Chargers
Try these people

www.fasttech,com

I bought a load of BTY 3000 mAh, they will have suitable chargers.
Topic: Stenlight Batteries
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/10/2015 22:23:49   Subject: Stenlight Batteries
Been available for weeks, all on my 'new look' website.

www.ledcaplamps.com
Topic: Stenlight Batteries
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/10/2015 14:39:13   Subject: Stenlight Batteries
I am currently looking at offering 'Red Band' 3500 mAh battery packs for Stenlights, as I have been asked about these. This will effectively give a 50% increase in burn time over a new original.
Topic: Cwmystwyth Access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/10/2015 10:07:17   Subject: Cwmystwyth Access
I have just updated the trusts website with proper access information which brings us in line with NAL and Dinas.

Sorry about the confusion but things have been happening fast and its been
Topic: Cwmystwyth Access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/10/2015 10:41:02   Subject: Cwmystwyth Access
I am up at Nenthead at the moment and just picked up on this.

First, apologies, my email address is changed and forgot to update the CMT website. Its now

roy@royfellows.uk
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Topic: Oldham lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/10/2015 11:47:42   Subject: Oldham lamps
Sheila Barker at Nenthead has sorted out her underground stuff as she has no further need, and there was possibly 2 Oldhams and two Speleo Techs.

If there is anyone up here from your area t
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/10/2015 22:34:21   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Why don't you get in your bloody car and come down to Nenthead!
;D
Topic: New event added 'Clearance of debris.' on 18/10/2015 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 14/10/2015 22:30:41   Subject: New event added 'Clearance of debris.' on 18/10/2015 at 10:00
I am in as Peter already knows.
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level via Archers Rise
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/10/2015 15:59:14   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level via Archers Rise
[quote="Mr Mike"]Roy, in your report you mention plans a few times. Did you have your own working copy that you jotted notes down on with the naming of places you found? If so is this available as wel
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/10/2015 20:19:56   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Thanks a million. I can put legends on my little drawing!
Is the loco, "the loco" or the "loco shed" do you think?
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level via Archers Rise
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/10/2015 09:14:27   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level via Archers Rise
The thing here is that the pitches are only short ones.

The longest is the one up to what I call the SRT flats with the rock drill carcass. Its 40 feet, but I originally free climbed it.
Topic: Earthworm 2 lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/10/2015 21:11:32   Subject: Earthworm 2 lamp
I have just visited the Earthworm website and its been updated with modes, burn times etc.

Apparently is not as heavy as originally stated, maybe originally a typo.
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level via Archers Rise
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/10/2015 20:12:09   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level via Archers Rise
[quote="Steetleysurfer"]
We went to the graffiti near the portal.
[/quote]

Did you look at what was above your head the last crawl?
:o

[quote="Steetleysurfer"]
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/10/2015 09:30:24   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="royfellows"]

I think that depends on where LED technology goes. There is only so much you can do with the lamp. The trend is towards lower forward voltages with mor
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/10/2015 21:00:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Just an update.

The good news: I have now fully depleted my old stocks of power packs so all power packs supplied with everything except X6000s including Oldham conversions are red band wi
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/10/2015 20:26:03   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Seen it!
;D
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/10/2015 16:35:13   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Morlock"]IIRC there is a short walled up loop tunnel on the flat portion of the track to the north of Dinas Rock.
Maybe I'm confuseing it with somewhere else though!:confused:[/quote]
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/10/2015 10:08:49   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I have put this together from the plans.

[link]102431[linkphoto]102431[/linkphoto][/link]

Can anyone name the buildings please. Mystery, the footbridge on the plans if different
Topic: Cwmcorrin Silica Mine and others
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/10/2015 22:19:21   Subject: Cwmcorrin Silica Mine and others
Thanks people for bringing this thread back to life.
:thumbsup:
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