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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:
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/09/2015 15:56:51   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Only thing from me, I question the captions for uploaded photographs "heading towards Bog Shaft"?
Bog Shaft is over towards Smallcleugh along the Middlecleugh branch, left at Lavatory Box. Surely
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/09/2015 15:51:18   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Some further thoughts:
Tony Oldham has been so kind as send me some material and it seems that the produce of the mine was carried down by an aerial ropeway.
A 1964 OS map shows a hopper nea
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 28/09/2015 10:07:50   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Good morning everyone.
I have spent a very enjoyable weekend exploring Craig y Ddinas, and now have a much better understanding of it. As such a lot of my previous comments are misplaced and sho
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/09/2015 18:49:05   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Morlock"]

Not sure what the implications of easier access are as regards the problems they've had at the car park.[/quote]

I think I need to know more about this.
I
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/09/2015 18:38:09   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Morlock"]As long as you're not in a rush I can deliver to Wolverhampton (or your residence) probably towards the end of October?
[/quote]

Sounds great.
I have to prioritis
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/09/2015 17:41:02   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Morlock"]Thanks Roy. I'd not given any thought to the third party liability issue so I'll probably pay the extra few quid and stay with the full cover.:)

Only other question is, d
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/09/2015 16:20:43   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]I have no intention of fitting any gates.

I may even attempt to make access easier for people who have insurance, I shall have to see.

Mmm, I
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/09/2015 12:55:38   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Picking up from the calendar thread..........

Sorry about short notice but will be at Dinas this weekend, my first visit. Planning on being there Sat morning, if anyone wants to talk to me
Topic: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/09/2015 09:59:37   Subject: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
[quote="Morlock"]
On the plus side there may be more EU grant funds available.:)[/quote]

with strings attached?

See all, this is the thing. Underground work = own money = no
Topic: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2015 21:35:59   Subject: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]This could be interesting as I intend to stay the night there [/quote]

The 'in' barrier is locked as per the published times and the 'out' see-saw barri
Topic: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2015 20:01:22   Subject: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
Ddinas mineral estate

:offtopic:

[link]102260[linkphoto]102260[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2015 19:39:44   Subject: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
[quote="Graigfawr"]Both CMT and Cave Access Ltd are pushing the boundaries of access for mine explorers and are leading the way for the whole of the UK. Note that CAL is, to date, entirely concerned w
Topic: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2015 14:50:56   Subject: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
I cant find this, wonder if I'm looking at the right one.

I think some mine names need editing to put them into correct alphabetical sequence, Dinas Silica Mine comes to mind as I always st
Topic: Great wheal busy 90" engine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/09/2015 14:01:53   Subject: Great wheal busy 90
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]

Regardless of that, I think the general message is a good introduction to the topic.

[/quote]

Fair comment I think by anyone's
Topic: Great wheal busy 90" engine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/09/2015 11:29:52   Subject: Great wheal busy 90
Thanks for this, I for one was unaware.
Topic: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2015 20:09:45   Subject: AditNow Calendar 2016 - Proceeds
I would like to bid on behalf of CMT.

As most people will be aware the hydro people pulled out which leaves the trust dependent on our modest grazing income and voluntary contributions. I r
Topic: Hello aditnow
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/09/2015 09:23:38   Subject: Hello aditnow
Welcome to aditnow
Topic: Photographs Of Castell (album)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/09/2015 17:20:48   Subject: Photographs Of Castell (album)
Has hallmarks of Crown mineral agent at work, so Crown Estate probably own land, minerals or both. Adit was reopened years ago but now collapsed, could be dug open but not much to see in there and not
Topic: HSE report on the Gleision Disaster
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/09/2015 11:42:12   Subject: HSE report on the Gleision Disaster
[quote="ttxela"]
I've seen reports with a lot more speculation and opinion included. I suspect they are more careful to keep things factual if legal action is likely?

[/quote]

Topic: HSE report on the Gleision Disaster
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/09/2015 09:46:23   Subject: HSE report on the Gleision Disaster
Anyone interested in the legal side this is of interest:

http://www.kennedyslaw.com/files/Uploads/Documents/Health%20and%20Safety/Kennedys%20-%20Defending%20corporate%20manslaughter.pdf
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/09/2015 16:14:45   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Here is the discharge graph for the D800.

[link]102177[linkphoto]102177[/linkphoto][/link]

As can be seen the burn time on the standard mode is ridiculous, 18 hours at the full 2
Topic: Happy birthday Aditnow
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2015 12:52:08   Subject: Happy birthday Aditnow
We're all getting older!
;(
Topic: south caradon mines cornwall
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/09/2015 11:30:03   Subject: south caradon mines cornwall
I am lost where you are Dickie.
I drive up the track from Crows Nest, under the disused railway bridge, through a gate, and park over on the left.
Lots of locals do similar to walk their do
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/09/2015 18:43:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have just completed testing a D800 on standard 200 lumens and got a remarkable 18 hours before any fall in output, its still burning now over 22 hours later.

I will be testing on full and
Topic: Rubber base for Oldham
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2015 13:22:34   Subject: Rubber base for Oldham
Sorry I have none, I was mixed up with some Raylite hand lamps I converted to LED for a place up north. The Oldham ones may not have a base, thinking about it, the ones I had didn't

There a
Topic: SRT set up conundrum.
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 11/09/2015 10:23:06   Subject: SRT set up conundrum.
Tell you what I have done, bought one of the aluminium thingies to replace the centre Maillon as I have always had these rust.

Cost about £20 from Starless and worth it.

Works a
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/09/2015 21:41:12   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ant89"]Reading through your old thread, and you said on page six

"The only thing is, a lamp that is ultra light and no bigger than a matchbox, but outshines car headlamps, is an im
Topic: Anybody know where these photos are of please?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2015 21:33:53   Subject: Anybody know where these photos are of please?
Why is this man tolerated?
Topic: Rubber base for Oldham
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2015 21:32:04   Subject: Rubber base for Oldham
I have some bits still lying about, will take a look tomorrow. I know what you mean.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/09/2015 21:30:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Thank you all for your kind support, I only do it because I'm interested in it.
Don't make a lot of money, but get a kick out of seeing people using my lamps.
Topic: Anybody know where these photos are of please?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2015 19:00:18   Subject: Anybody know where these photos are of please?
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="PeteJ"]All this talk about Windows....get a Mac[/quote]

All this talk of Mac - get Linux.

Chris.
[/quote]

Looking at the machinations of
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/09/2015 18:54:16   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have a low voltage red band pack on charge, soon be ready to put on test.

Anyway, I really would like to reminisce a bit.

My original lamp thread is still on here, started thus
Topic: Anybody know where these photos are of please?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2015 15:34:16   Subject: Anybody know where these photos are of please?
Well yes Mike. The trouble is that we seem to be into into a spiral of 'dumbing down' everything which takes people out of the learning curve so they never learn anything, and then it comes round and
Topic: Anybody know where these photos are of please?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2015 12:14:43   Subject: Anybody know where these photos are of please?
Photos!

Can people please read and try to understand the following, pretty please.

A lot of software, possibly supplied with digital cameras, appears to 'automatically' right pho
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/09/2015 09:06:43   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi again
This is a very crude attempt at a graph showing discharge performance of the D1200 with the new power pack. I say crude as an accurate representation would require a constant monitoring
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