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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:
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/10/2015 15:33:32   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Thanks again, I never knew this!
Of course nowadays the friendly landowner..........

The mineral area is on here under "Upper Dinas Silica Mine" but poor, I cant really do better as ye
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/10/2015 15:01:40   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Thanks.
I had noticed that but didn't think of it as an incline.

Next visit I am going to have good root about on the surface above the mine.

You are very familiar with the
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 06/10/2015 14:39:20   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Presumably the other above water one is the slight increase in gradient over to the left as you go in from the main entrance?


Topic: Earthworm 2 lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/10/2015 13:37:18   Subject: Earthworm 2 lamp
When it comes loyal customers you certainly take the prize
:lol:

On thread

The guy who is selling these is free to register on aditnow and answer all our questions about his
Topic: Earthworm 2 lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/10/2015 10:47:08   Subject: Earthworm 2 lamp
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"].... and at the other corner, you've got uber quality in terms of the Scurion. Rolex style (and price)

...........

It made me re-evaluate m
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/10/2015 22:38:39   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Morlock"]I've had a feeling for some time that the steep path to the north of Dinas Rock was much too well engineered to be 'just a path', seems the answer may have been lurking in my PC for
Topic: Earthworm 2 lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/10/2015 22:30:57   Subject: Earthworm 2 lamp
I think we need to see one.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/10/2015 22:27:41   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Got me stumped there Roy.[/quote]

Yes, sorry I had to go to aikido so left my computer in a hurry and no time to post a proper answer. The hole was cut I am sure as I could
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/10/2015 19:45:50   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Obvious answer to my own question is that when they cleared the site they dumped the rubble from the demolition of the mine building into the mine before stripping the rails out. The
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/10/2015 19:43:26   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Morlock"]About 10 miles as the crow flies but 24 miles over two mountain roads.

I've been known to miss the M50 even though I travel it frequently!

Severn toll is a rip-o
Topic: Terrafirma Mine Searches Ltd
royfellows

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 05/10/2015 19:41:30   Subject: Terrafirma Mine Searches Ltd
[quote="PeteJ"]Roy Thanks. I assume that you will be at nenthead shortly? Pete[/quote]

Yes, be up with the usual suspects later in the month
Topic: Terrafirma Mine Searches Ltd
royfellows

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 05/10/2015 18:48:46   Subject: Terrafirma Mine Searches Ltd
New boys on the block, from Endole:

Incorporation Date
11 August 2015
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/10/2015 18:46:15   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Much of a journey for you?

My first visit I missed the damned M50 off the M5, its right on top of Strensham Services, and had to take the M4 and pay Severn Bridge toll fee.

Is it
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/10/2015 18:33:17   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I tell you what, the area draws me back!

I will have to get Talybont finished though as there is work at Cwmystwyth. I do take a lot on!
;D
Topic: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2015 18:28:55   Subject: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
Hes back on my Christmas card list
:lol:
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/10/2015 16:39:10   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I was thinking about this.

As there was a winch somewhere above the ramp, and the ramp drops in a straight line, they could have been lowered down carefully to a waiting low loader even wit
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level via Archers Rise
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/10/2015 13:21:55   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level via Archers Rise
Last I heard was "Beware of the ropes"
Other points to look at would be my digs

East towards Bog where you go under PVC coated corrugated the gap in the arching was only about 8 inches
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/10/2015 12:20:09   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
By way, another mystery solved.

Exploring for the first time last week, big question "Where did all the bricks and rubble come from just inside"

Obvious answer to my own question
Topic: Earthworm 2 lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/10/2015 12:11:54   Subject: Earthworm 2 lamp
Yes of course, its the "software" bit that amuses me.

I don't know how the lamp works but my guess is a switch mode circuit with digital control by a Programmable Integrated Circuit (PIC).
Topic: Earthworm 2 lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/10/2015 10:38:22   Subject: Earthworm 2 lamp
My Likes:

Looks different, not yet another Scurrion clone
Lens looks like glass so wont scuff and become opaque destroying beam pattern

Main dislike:
Total lack of mean
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/10/2015 10:23:36   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Tamarmole"]

Is there no way you can bar this section of roof down with a long pinch bar?[/quote]

NO
I would advise in the strongest possible terms against anyone doi
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/10/2015 21:56:23   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Been again today Sunday 4th Oct.

Just inside the entrance there is a bad roof condition, looks about ready to drop. Best solution would be a stick of bang to bring it down but cant do that.
Topic: Earthworm 2 lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/10/2015 21:21:03   Subject: Earthworm 2 lamp
Don't pre judge it!
It looks a nice lamp, price has nearly doubled though.

More here

http://earthwormcavelight.co.uk/
Topic: Tyne Bottom Warning
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/10/2015 16:14:49   Subject: Tyne Bottom Warning
Fair enough Nick
But if damaged cars are part of the equation no one can reasonably be expected to tolerate that whatever.

I don't use Tyne Bottom but often leave my car there an go wa
Topic: Tyne Bottom Warning
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/10/2015 12:04:36   Subject: Tyne Bottom Warning
or hide behind the wall and when something is done make a 'citizens arrest'
;D
Topic: Tyne Bottom Warning
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/10/2015 11:06:37   Subject: Tyne Bottom Warning
I would have taken the number of the car and reported it to the police.

Even if he is the landowner he has no business accosting people on the public highway or a public right of way.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 02/10/2015 08:36:07   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Thanks
I have been trying to put together a history of the mines from what is on the web and other material including some postings on this forum. In places I have had to be intuitive.
Pleas
Topic: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2015 18:38:54   Subject: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
[quote="Tamarmole"]I really do think a CRO with mines on their turf should get a share. Possibly one of the Midland teams who responded to the big Snailbeach shout a couple of years back. If memory
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/10/2015 18:30:24   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
More interesting reading:

http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/7/dinas_quarzite_mine.htm
Topic: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2015 17:05:38   Subject: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
I do hope that I am not out of line by posting this, if so an admin can delete, no offence taken.

But if the money does come to CMT, I have stated exactly how it will be spent, and you have
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/10/2015 15:00:43   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="royfellows"]
If you can find the photograph out that would be great. And if you do, can I have permission to use it please?

If its 'yes to all' please em
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 30/09/2015 17:30:19   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
What do you all recon?

[link]102342[linkphoto]102342[/linkphoto][/link]

EDIT
Just moved main legend up to top left and put my name to it
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 30/09/2015 09:39:04   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]No, Roy, I meant just call it a "ramp". Somewhere I have a photo of it, or at least part of it. Or maybe it's one of our members who has a photo of it.[/quote]

Sorry
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 30/09/2015 08:31:13   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]A ramp?[/quote]

Yes, read Roberts description and the well researched Croydon Caving Club webpage.

Quote:
" A wood and metal ramp remained in place u
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/09/2015 22:22:20   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I will have to get back on this tomorrow

I have been 'attempting' a 1964 map working from the 1964 OS

What the hell do I label the 'ramp'

Hopper, Incline, Chute, Bridg
Topic: Rope ?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/09/2015 19:12:41   Subject: Rope ?
Beware McSalvors they have gone pricey
If you round Plymouth take a look at Bogeys on Mutton Cove

https://www.knightsurplus.co.uk/

Check out their trawler jackets at about £
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/09/2015 17:57:40   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Back to Dinas

Here is a bit of a mystery
There is the remains of a line of trucks in the river, no no sign at all of chassis, axles, or bogies.

I wonder is the rolling chass
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/09/2015 16:47:07   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="ttxela"]All your map links just show a blank grid for me Peter :(

Do I need to be subscribed to something to view them?[/quote]

I am having no trouble on Chrome, try a di
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/09/2015 16:22:41   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Oh, sorry. Yes that is what I was looking at.

I am getting some good detail now, that tramway branches with one branch going south to a loading platform at the Great Western Railway, the ot
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/09/2015 16:05:44   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Thanks for all this again Peter. I am getting good enlarged images. Tramway north of the river was gunpowder works.

Your last link confirms what I had assumed.

I would like to pu
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/09/2015 14:57:40   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Thanks for this link Peter, I was trying to find something like this last night.

You must have the knack!
:thumbsup:
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/09/2015 12:13:36   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="rhychydwr"][quote="royfellows"]Some further thoughts:
Tony Oldham has been so kind [snip]
[/quote]

I cannot believe what I am reading :o
[/quote]

Time to w
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 29/09/2015 08:51:58   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Graigfawr"] two longitudinal RSJ's which were a couple of feet in from the edges. [/quote]

The answer is here. It would hardly have been constructed this way so we are looking at a
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/09/2015 22:18:47   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Fair enough, but why the tramway from mine to head of incline?

The webpage I linked to describes it as a "chute" and appears well researched, but states that the tunnel re emerged at the he
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/09/2015 21:23:34   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I have been doing a lot of Internet research in the last hour or so, my assumption on the incline was an ore pass, but I don't like the gaps between the planks, unless something was laid on it origina
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/09/2015 19:01:57   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Thanks for this Robert
Do you remember anything at all about the structure of the 'incline bridge'?
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/09/2015 18:01:41   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
I think "Lavatory Box" junction is very evocative, also a possible hint those uninformed explorers who expect sticks of explosive......

:lol:
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