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Topic: Underground Surveying
ebgb

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 30/03/2015 16:23:11   Subject: Underground Surveying
in the past, and purely out of badness, I've edited the links of the spammer to his competitors web sites!

Topic: Underground Surveying
ebgb

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 30/03/2015 16:09:12   Subject: Underground Surveying
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="gs15"]Lots of high quality used surveying equipment can be found at http://www.shop4leica.com/#!shop/c9te. Instruments like leica 1201, leica 1203, leica 1205 are very nicely
Topic: What's your favourite digging tool? I've just found mine!
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2015 21:32:56   Subject: What's your favourite digging tool? I've just found mine!
current favourite digging tools (apart from myself) go by the name of Colin and Mark (aka horsemaddad and legendrider) ;D



3x3 dexion shelf makes and ace shovelling board. The
Topic: Corrections
ebgb

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 27/03/2015 15:52:34   Subject: Corrections
there was a lead mine on Eilean Shona?

stayed on the island many many times and never knew there was a mine there??

anyone got any more info?
Topic: Camera to tripod mounting plate
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2015 11:32:52   Subject: Camera to tripod mounting plate
I saw a guy I know up there taking pics on sunday with a tripod. Not an explorer chappie though, Graham Farr - the Chemist in stanhope. keep hold of it, i'll ask him when I'm next week in if no one
Topic: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
ebgb

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/02/2015 15:41:33   Subject: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
[quote="gNick"][quote="exspelio"]Would'nt be surprised if some mines employed redundant ship's carpenters, used to working in adverse conditions.[/quote]
But they used big bolts and brace plates
Topic: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
ebgb

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/02/2015 12:35:23   Subject: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
cut and loose assemble the components above ground, cart em in and assemble in situ I would have thought.

resembles the 'first futtock' in a wooden ship in many repsects.

persona
Topic: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
ebgb

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/02/2015 10:48:43   Subject: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
a well made scarf will be every bit as strong as any other method, including plates and bolts. The face of the joint takes the load. If the scarf is hooked or hooked with nibs it has phenomenal stre
Topic: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
ebgb

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2015 23:07:05   Subject: Laminated bridge beam (photo)
they've built boats like that for centuries, big sawn sections, jointed and nailed together... futtocks to us of a boaty disposition!

would make perfect sense to take the technology elsewhe
Topic: Bolton Family & London Lead Co
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/02/2015 11:35:52   Subject: Bolton Family & London Lead Co
do you have any dates? will give you a head start…

if they were in and around any of the WBM operations when the beaumonts held the leases, their names will be in the Bargain books…
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Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
ebgb

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/02/2015 10:13:55   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
many years ago there was a plan to build what would have been at the time europe's biggest onshore windfarm in rookhope

The turbine towers are piled very deep, then sat on a huge concrete p
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
ebgb

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/02/2015 23:15:52   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
[quote="AngB"]DC21 Ltd of Huddersfield[/quote]

I just wondered as I had a pain in the arse client that was a wind farm developer based in cheshire
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
ebgb

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/02/2015 20:14:55   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
out of curiosity, who is the wind farm developer?
Topic: Orphaned photos - site housekeeping
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2015 17:06:06   Subject: Orphaned photos - site housekeeping
oops!

If it is any consolation I empathise with the pain of other folks making work for you!
Topic: Orphaned photos - site housekeeping
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2015 16:45:00   Subject: Orphaned photos - site housekeeping
Fair do's! I guessed as thats probably not an oft visited corner it's no biggy!

I like leaving things like that to test folks' gumption
:devil:
Topic: Orphaned photos - site housekeeping
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2015 16:41:29   Subject: Orphaned photos - site housekeeping
That's a different one!

The irony of all these sunny sides is not lost on one who lives in weardale!

noticed a wee CSS doohickey on entering lat long on a new mine - field colour
Topic: Orphaned photos - site housekeeping
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2015 16:33:39   Subject: Orphaned photos - site housekeeping
Sunnyside mine is at 54.8223708,-2.0379945. I'll recreate it…
Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
ebgb

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/02/2015 23:31:21   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
you could try type trelech into that little white box up there!

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Trelech-Lead-Mine_20735/
Topic: Anyone able to ID this cable?
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2015 20:48:12   Subject: Anyone able to ID this cable?
looks like a pretty standard DC jack plug. could be any size, 2.1mm is pretty popular. take it to maplin and match it up
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/02/2015 11:48:31   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
roads are clear now at least, except garigill to nenthead which is still a bit suicidal, but guess they'll struggle for want of water that's not frozen, driven past a few times this last week and see
Topic: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/02/2015 21:06:53   Subject: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
[quote="PeteJ"]Chris

That's very useful. Hope to see the Boltsburn picture.[/quote]

been trying (gently!) to convince someone in the dale to let me scan their pictures as there
Topic: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/02/2015 23:23:01   Subject: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
[quote="skimble"]There's another photo of a loco, allegedly at Nenthead, here:
http://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?17,5524223[/quote]

That one looks like the one that worke
Topic: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/02/2015 16:12:56   Subject: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
does it make any more sense if it is flipped? sometimes images from old negs n trannies get scanned the wrong way around

just a thought!

[photo]99372[/photo]
Topic: Snowy Photo competition
ebgb

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/02/2015 14:19:38   Subject: Snowy Photo competition
not necessarily competition quality, but t'other afternoon I took one for the team and trudged to the top of Boltslaw. Snow pretty much having filled the cutting in

[link]99332[linkphoto]9
Topic: webcam
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/01/2015 19:16:24   Subject: webcam
its a bit higher up obviously, so will be slightly more severe than us, but given we have our very own weather system here its a pretty good indicator.

funnily enough I was just asked if I
Topic: webcam
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/01/2015 21:26:11   Subject: webcam
with all this lovely weather we're having out here in the Dale, I figure this might be of use to anyone that doesn't know of its existence.

roadside webcam at Lanehead, if folks from this s
Topic: Oldham T-battery
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2015 15:04:54   Subject: Oldham T-battery
[quote="legendrider"]Col - do you want that battery acid I mentioned?

can bring tonight

MARK[/quote]

make a change from cocoa!

see you chaps later - it's a
Topic: New SuperSize photo page
ebgb

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 24/01/2015 22:56:49   Subject: New SuperSize photo page
very cool code!

(engage nosey geek mode)

are you generating the supersize on the fly as requested, so as it condition wether to watermark it?? (or just holding 2 copies?)
Topic: Oldham T-battery
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2015 14:10:15   Subject: Oldham T-battery
I shall have a rummage Col... just been informed there may be a box of ex-grove rake ones in my neighbours shed

if so, I'll see if can bring one down to the dig tomorrow night
Topic: Oldham T-battery
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2015 10:37:34   Subject: Oldham T-battery
you thought about repacking with Li-Ions or LiPo's colin??

Topic: Garage clearout
ebgb

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/01/2015 15:48:07   Subject: Garage clearout
I'll gladly give it a home.

can arrange a courier to come uplift if it is easier for you, or just tell me how much and I will whizz money at you via whatever means...
Topic: Camera advice
ebgb

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/01/2015 22:20:24   Subject: camera's
this one could run and run... It's almost as divisive a subject as lamps!

I've had great results with little compacts, effectively I've been gowing through the ones that family members upg
Topic: New to Weardale
ebgb

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/01/2015 10:48:58   Subject: New to Weardale
yup. I shall saunter along at my usual time...

Topic: More missing artefacts
ebgb

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2015 16:41:30   Subject: More missing artefacts
It's a real dilemma in some cases, dig into somewhere and reveal all kinds of history, artifacts etc... If you tell folks it's there, inevitably it will get damaged or disappear, or do you remove it
Topic: Thanks muchly
ebgb

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 07/01/2015 17:27:41   Subject: Thanks muchly
[quote="SimonRL"]What's wrong with .NET? It' a nice elegant way to build sites that separates out the code from the display layer.

:offtopic:[/quote]

:o:o

PHP or death
Topic: Thanks muchly
ebgb

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 07/01/2015 17:21:59   Subject: Thanks muchly
kinda figured it wasn't anything powered by the usual suspects
(mucho respect for that alone - espescially using .asp :ohmygod: )

It hardly a priority feature though, from this one m
Topic: Thanks muchly
ebgb

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 07/01/2015 16:42:16   Subject: Thanks muchly
just a thought. A feature of a couple of other forums I frequent (unrelated) is a a 'thanks' link next to the usual 'quote' and 'reply' mallarkey

I quite like that. (and the fact you users
Topic: Caplecleugh
ebgb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/12/2014 12:45:35   Subject: Caplecleugh
maybe a few signs for what are often the worst culprits:

:thumbsup:

[link]Personal-Album-11365-Image-98667[linkphoto]Personal-Album-11365-Image-98667[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/12/2014 21:18:29   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
[quote="PeteJ"]

The big question remains - where does all the water go?[/quote]

Down?? :tongue:

there's older workings at a lower level on yew tree vein. you can see
Topic: Books for sale
ebgb

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 14/12/2014 18:04:01   Subject: Books for sale
[quote="Cris"]Hi egbg,

But I do have BM 56 Weardale Mines (by R.A.Fairbairn) 1996 151pp, in Fine condition, for £8 plus P&P.

Cris[/quote]

already got No 56, I'll grab
Topic: Books for sale
ebgb

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 14/12/2014 13:50:59   Subject: Books for sale
I'll take

49 The Weardale Mines (M.C.Gill) 1974 124pp

65 Allendale Tynedale and Derwent Lead Mines 2000 135pp

70 Lead Mining in the Derwent Valley 2002 165pp

Topic: Screw or Wire Gate Krabs?
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2014 15:20:10   Subject: Screw or Wire Gate Krabs?
twist lock krabs are good where there's a risk of rope compression opening the gate, and no threads to get jammed with mud

Screw gates everytime for fixed rigging, but about my person a sim
Topic: Rampgill Barrow
ebgb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2014 17:54:52   Subject: Rampgill Barrow
I wonder if the very act rediscovering some of these artefacts is what starts their demise...

tucked away with no air movement... Seems likely that one way or another we all carry a few sp
Topic: Sopwith bits n bobs
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2014 16:16:28   Subject: Sopwith bits n bobs
Newcastle university library has them all, well, copies of anyway
Topic: Sopwith bits n bobs
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2014 15:09:00   Subject: Sopwith bits n bobs
I've got copies of several and a few other papers/documents. Not sure where it stands regarding distributing them though
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/12/2014 12:51:42   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
[link]Personal-Album-11365-Image-97913[linkphoto]Personal-Album-11365-Image-97913[/linkphoto][/link]

a delightful location given this weeks weather forecast! methinks an early christmas fi
Topic: Minco at Nenthead
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/12/2014 09:42:21   Subject: Minco at Nenthead
for those that are interested...

they are definitely drilling. just drove past this morning, they are high on the felltop east of the county boundary approximately here:

https:/
Topic: Sopwith bits n bobs
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2014 16:07:37   Subject: Sopwith bits n bobs
been having a sort through some stuff, have uploaded some of Thomas Sopwith's Plans/Sections to the relevant mine (a load more to do at some point) and scanned a couple of his publications that folks
Topic: Groverake / Frasers Hush Documentation
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/12/2014 15:17:19   Subject: Groverake / Frasers Hush Documentation
in part at least, I believe it did.

Topic: Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?
ebgb

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/11/2014 21:59:32   Subject: Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?
The OS are pussycats compared to how the UKHO operate and charge, charge and then charge again form the same bit of mapping data - then charge once more just for good measure - yet all government fund
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