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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:
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]

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