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Topic: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/06/2015 12:10:42   Subject: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
Got it
It was an old mine reservoir above Trefriw which burst its dam after heavy rain. Nothing underground or anything to do with Parc. Memories returning, you can still see signs of it mooching
Topic: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/06/2015 11:05:19   Subject: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
Mining at Parc finished long before 1965. In July 1958 mining ceased and it was put on care and maintenance, but a massive collapse on the Gorlan lode, a source of trouble for years, sealed its fate f
Topic: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2015 18:34:07   Subject: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
A bit more for those interested.
In the relationships shot tables not participating in any relationships are nothing to do with the Mining Journal. The two 'sys' tables are MS Access system, the
Topic: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2015 18:18:22   Subject: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
[quote="Tamarmole"]I am, as we speak, using Roy's Mining Journal images in conjunction with his images of George's index.

You have an image of a page that is it, nothing flash. Neither
Topic: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2015 17:36:55   Subject: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
[quote="lozz"]"There is no way shape or form that OCR will work on the Mining Journal"

Is that because of the small and sometimes not so clear print?

Lozz.[/quote]

Tha
Topic: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2015 17:17:08   Subject: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
I know where you are coming from, with the Mining Journal its impossible.
There is no way shape or form that OCR will work on the Mining Journal.
I have no intention of getting involved in a
Topic: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2015 16:46:30   Subject: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
Sample page from Georges index, part of 1860

[link]101257[linkphoto]101257[/linkphoto][/link]

EDIT
I am waiting for Simon's comments on my VBA programming skills!
:lol:
Topic: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2015 16:39:40   Subject: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
CODE SAMPLE

Lines preceded by a ' are comment not executable code.

Public Function CreateFlatFile() As Boolean
'FOR USE IN HISTORIC MINING JOURNAL INDEX DATABASE
'This
Topic: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2015 16:37:26   Subject: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
The late George Hall had the bound copies of the Mining Journal together with an index that he write in the 1970s.
Be advised that the index within the journal itself is total rubbish.
Georg
Topic: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2015 07:17:19   Subject: Carn Brea Castle tunnel
[quote="Tony Blair"]

I would also like to participate in the continued digitisation of the mining journal, albeit with a crew....[/quote]

If a dedicated team were to take on the
Topic: Are you a groupie?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2015 19:37:29   Subject: Are you a groupie?
[quote="Tony Blair"]and if they did break in, they'd find some wet overalls from last time, get ochre all over themselves and not find any treasure
[/quote]

but not so your van Stu....
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/05/2015 20:52:38   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
[quote="Tamarmole"]

Didn't they make those vile MF cells.[/quote]

I believe so.

While I am here, a reality check.

I have just weighed an Oldham cable and go
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/05/2015 19:36:52   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
[quote="kroca"]Roy, Oldhams stopped making lead acid battery's when the factory at crown point Denton closed a long time ago mate all battery's after that were crap.i used to get all my lamps from the
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/05/2015 15:45:13   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
I can see that you are keenly interested so just a bit of info I picked up. Obviously, if someone knows better feel free.

When Oldham developed the 'D' type LED headset they used an emitter
Topic: New caplamp required
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/05/2015 12:51:52   Subject: New caplamp required
See other thread
They should try keeping their website updated
I need talk!
:lol:

EDIT
I believe that our own Simon is Oldham UK distributer
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/05/2015 12:48:59   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
[quote="Aditaddict"]
it would appear that Enersys Hawker still make
Oldham lead acid lamps and batteries
[/quote]

No they don't.
But what they do have is a large stock
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/05/2015 13:51:49   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Another "be careful"

The flats and stopes on Caplecleugh North Vein reached by James Hills Branch Level, left fork on Caplecleugh Low level going towards Smallcleugh from Lavatory Box Junct
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE NENTHEAD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/05/2015 21:16:27   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE NENTHEAD
To all who attended my Caplecleugh swimming classes, Thank you for coming.
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/05/2015 21:14:01   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Just got back from NAMHO but drove over today and took this photo.
Looking carefully I see what looks like fresh cracks in the roof between arched sections. This new fall is just past the arched
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/05/2015 21:41:06   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Caplecleugh shale fall section is now atrocious, and all in the last 12 months.
Just what is happening?
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE NENTHEAD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/05/2015 10:19:31   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE NENTHEAD
I am about to set off but plan driving up through the lakes so maybe not around until tomorrow morning.
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE NENTHEAD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/05/2015 15:22:10   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE NENTHEAD
[quote="ttxela"]Is it still possible to print out an itinerary from the website? (can't quite remember if I booked on a Friday trip and what time I need to get there :-[ )[/quote]

If I don'
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/05/2015 11:58:35   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Yes, its a good lamp.
As I have said before its now quality of light I am looking at, and this is not just a matter of a good reflector is the enhancement of ones perspective by combining a good
Topic: Llechwedd wind turbines
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2015 18:09:53   Subject: Llechwedd wind turbines
I like hydro
;D
Topic: Klondyke - View from ''adit'' (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2015 15:56:23   Subject: Klondyke - View from ''adit'' (photo)
This is off thread but; the websites

Never been a decent web designer and use FrontPage as well which I suppose is rather naf, old version at that!

Anyway, jazzed them up a bit,
Topic: GPS accuracy
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2015 21:44:46   Subject: GPS accuracy
They would ****** anything up
Topic: Klondyke - View from ''adit'' (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/05/2015 19:28:15   Subject: Klondyke - View from ''adit'' (photo)
Had my fun
Its an old photo that I have used recently updating my own websites. My mineexplorer hadn't been done for years. It didn't exactly have a review on the new Oldham T6 though, not quite
Topic: GPS accuracy
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2015 18:25:59   Subject: GPS accuracy
We wouldn't want the head of the Raving Looney Party assassinated by a terrorist cruise missile would we.

Make a good plot for a spoof James Bond film.
Topic: Klondyke - View from ''adit'' (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/05/2015 17:50:40   Subject: Klondyke - View from ''adit'' (photo)
[quote="Willey"]What the hell ? I was there 48hrs ago ? Gate there :blink:[/quote]

You missed the blue police box?
If you saw it you would at least wonder why it said "City of Westmins
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2015 09:44:59   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cwmystwyth Underground Rescue practice

Can anyone going underground please be aware that 'casualty markers' have been placed for a forthcoming practice and please leave them where they are
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/05/2015 20:02:33   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
Sensible question, hopefully
Just how strong are items created by this process as opposed to the conventional?

I think plastic headsets have no use now except for working mines where a
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/05/2015 13:05:06   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
[quote="Tony Blair"]

I think the future is firmly in the scurion direction, both in materials, finish and performance...which will be trailing somewhere behind RF. :lol:[/quote]

Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/05/2015 10:40:44   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
[quote="ChrisJC"]

I can vouch for the fact that we are in the middle of the 'Peak of Inflated Expectations', heading rapidly for the 'Trough of Disillusionment'.
http://en.wikipedia.o
Topic: Is there an adit at the bottom of my garden?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2015 14:12:50   Subject: Is there an adit at the bottom of my garden?
[quote="Tony Blair"]
you could get people to do all manner of odd things.[/quote]

Nothings changed!
:lol:
Topic: Is there an adit at the bottom of my garden?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2015 11:01:24   Subject: Is there an adit at the bottom of my garden?
The only 'true' adit, that is, a drainage level emanating from a mine, that I have encountered on such flat ground is of the cut and cover type. This is usually done by extending a rock face portal by
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/05/2015 10:55:58   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
[quote="gNick"]Or on a commercial basis, not need immersion testing with attendant cost.

I like the way you can have something rated to IP57 that allows limited dust ingress but can be imm
Topic: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/05/2015 08:03:38   Subject: 3D printing a head lamp / battery pack
I struggle to see how something can be waterproof but not dust proof?
I seek enlightenment

Topic: Leon Moissenets course notes
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2015 13:05:51   Subject: Leon Moissenets course notes
I have finally got round to digitalising Moissenets 1865 notebook on the preparation of ores at the Lisburne mines for his lessons given at the School of Mines. This was given me by the late David Bic
Topic: Smallcleugh Exploration History
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2015 21:41:47   Subject: Smallcleugh Exploration History
Re the Hydraulic Shaft incident.
It was Jim Rothery chairman of West Cumbria MRG and I have the journal write up on it entitled " The Rise and fall of Chairman Jim"
Can scan for you if you d
Topic: The NRW mine access agreement
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2015 17:13:51   Subject: The NRW mine access agreement
I am gradually getting my stuff sorted.
Temple RA is about to be filed, but no access until after 31st July due to bird breeding, its in the agreement.
Talybont is a bit more complicated as
Topic: Sale of mine sites in Cornwall.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/04/2015 15:01:52   Subject: Sale of mine sites in Cornwall.
I have gone back to my source on this and will post as soon as I have something.
Topic: Sale of mine sites in Cornwall.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/04/2015 12:32:48   Subject: Sale of mine sites in Cornwall.
It has come to my attention that the Duchy are selling various mines while retaining mineral ownership and that the following are coming up for auction straight away:

Winsor Mine (in three
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/04/2015 16:07:50   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
LAST THREE ECOs
Nothing out there like them for the price!
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/04/2015 09:32:47   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Willey"]Hello Roy, I hope all is well. I am still a newbie underground but I would really like one of your ecostar lamps if you have one left. I have seen on the website you would like a chequ
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/04/2015 19:11:39   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Let us know what you think.
I only have one of the first batch left in stock, I have sold one to a 'name', I daresay we will get a review.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/04/2015 13:54:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
X1000 now has blue 'Nightrider' battery indicator same as the X2000 you turn upside down to actuate.

I follow the practice of incorporating into other lamps whenever possible useful feature
Topic: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 23/04/2015 09:22:33   Subject: Hello from out in Las Vegas Nevada
Hi Joanne, how is Speedy these days.
Topic: Nangiles Adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 21/04/2015 21:37:01   Subject: Nangiles Adit
There is no adit down by the CA adit but there is part of the old CA system which connects with Nangiles by way of a loose passage, this comes in at the water level of the shaft at the end of the manw
Topic: Bwlchglas, what is happening?
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/04/2015 20:34:06   Subject: Bwlchglas, what is happening?
[quote="SimonRL"]Thought it looked a bit film-set-esque![/quote]

Cant see my Skoda appearing in the movie though.

Now the red Mazda I used to drive was very authentic. Had an iss
Topic: Bwlchglas, what is happening?
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/04/2015 16:18:41   Subject: Bwlchglas, what is happening?
It is Hinterland, its just been confirmed by the location manager. I should have known!

A bit of a novelty though while its there.
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