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Topic: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/03/2015 14:36:46   Subject: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
Looks as though you have thought it all through Mate, good luck with it all.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/03/2015 12:14:36   Subject: Cwmorthin - changes to access system
[quote="RockChick"]A few questions on this:
Are you planning on leaving a key inside in case anyone needs to come out separately to a group/looses the key underground? clearly there's the potent
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/03/2015 09:54:16   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have just done some duration tests which are rather exciting, it went for over 12 hours on Standard which is over 200 lumens, and over 6 hours on middle mode which is over 500 lumens, from 2 cell po
Topic: Life of a lithium ion battery?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/03/2015 08:58:46   Subject: Life of a lithium ion battery?
Speleo Technics wound up when its owner retired, the quality of FX Ion will depend on the quality of the cells that were used, as described in postings above.
Unless someone has insider knowledg
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/03/2015 17:20:47   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Roy Morton"] and may your 'Magic Dragon' never go puff:lol:[/quote]

powering up the second one built find that I wired supplementary driver circuit backwards, but not go "puff" than
Topic: Life of a lithium ion battery?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/03/2015 17:17:39   Subject: Life of a lithium ion battery?
[quote="steve turbo"]from personal experience of ultrafire 18650 batterys ,do not use this crap. if bought with their brand of charger they go on fire .very lucky i forgot my wallet one day ,or no mor
Topic: Life of a lithium ion battery?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/03/2015 16:25:16   Subject: Life of a lithium ion battery?
My interest now being hooked........
Anyone have precise tech info on the Oldham setups?

I am thinking of the answers to such questions as "is there protection circuitry in the power p
Topic: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2015 12:48:50   Subject: Wheal Owles - New Poldark Series
Same in lead mines Roy, think its the low ph of the water.

Ladders up to Llanrwst from Parc 2 where suspended by a tape round a corroded rung until I overhauled it. When it was freed the ru
Topic: Life of a lithium ion battery?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/03/2015 20:45:10   Subject: Life of a lithium ion battery?
It does make one wonder. I use Sanyo which are OEM, they are re-branded into a lot of the reputable makes and also used in a lot of laptops.

I bought a netbook computer SH of eBay about 3 y
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/03/2015 20:41:02   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am stuck for delivery of a load of XMLs so decided to put another D1200 together, such is my confidence!

I put the test model on at standard mode about quarter to eight this morning and j
Topic: Life of a lithium ion battery?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/03/2015 20:34:07   Subject: Life of a lithium ion battery?
I would say its mainly charge/ discharge cycles with better quality cells lasting longer than JunkFire brands. Oldham will of course fit good quality cells and its reasonable to expect an extended lif
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/03/2015 15:40:31   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The Magic Dragon

I am now testing the first of the Dragon 1200s, "The Magic dragon", so christened because it really is magic.
An old say is that "There is never a second chance to mak
Topic: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/03/2015 17:11:50   Subject: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
I had to move up the field which is south towards the first house to take it at what I thought was the right angle from memory. If I had your original with me I would have been nearer the house to ge
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/03/2015 17:03:28   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
But no indication as to who owns it?
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2015 20:23:49   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
[quote="John Mason"]Some interesting ideas there Roy - Pugh's has ever been an ochre-ridden nightmare. But the worst problems are associated with risings up the Ystwyth Fault. I find it hard to imagin
Topic: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/03/2015 20:21:59   Subject: Old shaft near Upperwood Circa 1920s (photo)
This is hopping field above hopping pipe adit. Camera position is wrong, but there is your shaft and ground looks right.

[link]100314[linkphoto]100314[/linkphoto][/link]

I would
Topic: New member USA Pennsylvania Anthracite Region
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/03/2015 20:04:07   Subject: New member USA Pennsylvania Anthracite Region
[quote="Bernie Thomas"]Thank you Roy! I grew up in the steel mills but never worked in the mines. Over here there is but one thing common to both coal miners and steel workers: Drinking one's beer wit
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2015 19:59:52   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
[quote="exspelio"][quote="royfellows"][quote="gNick"]I have, using yogurt treated with selected high quality mine effluent, woven a rackstop with a built-in beard protector (to avoid embarrassing Sant
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 19:48:15   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
[quote="gNick"]I have, using yogurt treated with selected high quality mine effluent, woven a rackstop with a built-in beard protector (to avoid embarrassing Santa Moments) and bat-frier. Can I have a
Topic: New member USA Pennsylvania Anthracite Region
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/03/2015 17:38:10   Subject: New member USA Pennsylvania Anthracite Region
Welcome on board Bernie.
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 15:34:57   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
[quote="Wyn"]Just seen this press release from the NRW:

http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/about-us/media-and-news-centre/press-release/conference-tackles-min-pollution/?lang=en[/quote]
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 14:50:02   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
[quote="Cat_Bones"]And now the thread is well and truly hijacked just as Roy warned! :lol:[/quote]

Yes, either cut it out all or I will turn it into a lamp thread
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 14:48:37   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Paper is full of china clay. Send it back where it came from.[/quote]

Trees?
:lol:
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 14:44:45   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
EDIT
Sorry replying to Morlock, posts interleaved

Absolutely
Nail on the head.

My perception is that an issue arises which may be some cause for concern. Press pick up
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 14:27:52   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
I don't think that Cwmrheidol was exactly what he had in mind John. No disrespect, but you are not agreeing with me. main point is party politics. That, Climate Change, Religion, and Mineral Collectin
Topic: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/03/2015 13:13:36   Subject: Welsh government planning to clean up mines
Hi Stu
I like the good old "yogurt weavers" being back and agree with most of what you say. There are indeed to may tails wagging the dog, some may have missed your point there.

Only t
Topic: Clearance of surplus Books
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 20/03/2015 09:58:16   Subject: Clearance of surplus Books
Old Copper Mines is a must have, advice for anyone who doesn't have one.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/03/2015 11:13:14   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Not Greygables, its Greengables, the gables have gone eco friendly.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/03/2015 10:24:49   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I wish you would all stop it, I feel like dropping everything and getting in my car and going there now.

Cant understand why never been there, and look how long I have been doing this.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 21:37:58   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I am going to have to take a look.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 21:15:30   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Was`nt there a gun powder works nearby,seen photo`s of the ruins?
Or would that be the other side of the river.[/quote]

I believe that there is one, but unsure of wher
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 17:18:50   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Internet exposure?
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 16:28:33   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
It may need to be brought down, if it wont reinforce.
I need to see.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 16:01:27   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I shall have to see.
My perception of the place is issues due to ease of access, if there was only one entrance waist deep in ochre I would have little to worry about.
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 15:49:56   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
They haven't at Cymystwyth. It seems that as long as there is nothing to physically prevent access then visitors are happy to leave them alone. However, I am aware of the large footfall at this site.<
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 15:29:35   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]The fencing across the main entrances near the river is, in effect, just standard stock fencing. You can simply step over it and walk into the mine.[/quote]

That's OK
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 14:35:43   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Looks a bit rusty, I suspect pre Tomlinson
:lol:
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 12:34:22   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
No I haven't
I do need assess the situation from the standpoint of a moral duty of care.

As far as I can see there is a fence there to prevent accidental entry, so access to the underg
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 17/03/2015 10:01:21   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
A few things.
First thank you Tony for your very kind offer, email on the way to you.

Secondly, from some emails etc I can see a huge degree of misunderstanding, my choice of words doe
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 16/03/2015 21:37:53   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Natural Amenities Ltd

This company was incorporated on the 16th March 2015 as a private company limited by share capital, and as an associate company of CMT with CMT holding a 50% equity an
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/03/2015 10:16:08   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
I Googled it and didn't make a hit, I usually do with Mikes books.
I will try his site to make sure.

EDIT
No
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/03/2015 09:53:49   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="rhychydwr"]I thought someone would have asked:

THE CAVES AND MINES OF THE SYCHRHYD GORGE by Keith Jones April 1992 Part 9 in the series Limestones and Caves of South Wales. 32 pp
Topic: Frongoch: Pont Ceunant animation.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/03/2015 18:01:08   Subject: Frongoch: Pont Ceunant animation.
This is well worth looking at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/RCAHMWales
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/03/2015 15:34:43   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Roy,
There is more to this than meets the eye.
I have been asked to inspect them for outdoor centre use.
However, we will have the mineral owner's permission
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/03/2015 15:30:06   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Right, pay attention all.

It appears that there has been a misunderstanding about this as it is indeed Upper Silica Mine.
The landowner here is Natural Resources Wales, ex Forestry Wal
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/03/2015 10:30:30   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="ttxela"][quote="rhychydwr"]There is a book.......

I think there are ten mine entrances. Many are interconnected. best to do nothing. Nobody is going to gate 10 entrances. Not ev
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 16:06:18   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Yes Colin, a lot of sense in a few words, thanks.
Of course there is also the other type of gate, sturdy and securely locked, but with a bit of a 'gap' at the top or bottom.
The locks have
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 14:49:21   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
Landowner has just advised that the mine is adjacent to the Dinas Rock car park. Google earth took me straight to the place but unfortunately on this co ordinates are all Latitude and Longitude.
Topic: Happy Birthday.
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 14:33:50   Subject: Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday to the-man-with-no-name.

Didn't Clint Eastwood do a range of westerns on this theme?
Topic: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/03/2015 12:04:52   Subject: Access at Craig Y Ddinas silica mine
[quote="ttxela"]

Aren't there some caves in the same gorge?
[/quote]

I don't know.
If there are and they are on this landowners property I think it unlikely that his i
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