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Topic: Most unusual mines?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2013 10:01:27   Subject: Most unusual mines?
How about Stwlan Slate Mine?
On the face of it, it appears to be a pretty standard slate mine, albeit with the most impressive arrangements of inclines. However when you take a look at the way i
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2013 20:22:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]Sounds good to me :thumbsup:
... except that SRT mucking about in Cwm was intended to include Pingu so I'd suggest delaying that until he's available. :flowers:[/quote]
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2013 18:57:04   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
[quote="staffordshirechina"]I'm struggling a bit for a Thursday trip this week but should be OK next week if it's Eastern.[/quote]

Hi Les,

Have sent you a PM.

Phil.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2013 18:56:01   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
Any more suggestions? :flowers:
So far it's looking like Hendre this week, Area 51 the next and Cwmorthin SRT/dicking about the following week. That, my friends, is what I call forward planning
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2013 16:35:36   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
[quote="Blober"]Maybe this week do Hendre spar and the week after do the super secret area 51 mine? :thumbsup:[/quote]

Your call this week mate, and next if you want :thumbsup: Least I can
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2013 12:57:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
Welcome back you two ;D

After I bu*g*r*d about last week and changed everyone's plans and dragged Blober, Willy and 666jay on a wild goose chase, its only fair to let them decide if it is
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2013 11:52:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 17th October.
Morning ;D

Who's free on Thursday evening? :flowers:
All of you?? :o
Great!!! :thumbsup:
Where shall we go? :lol:

Options:

If you fancy another
Topic: Saturday - 12th oct - Rhosydd
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/10/2013 21:27:30   Subject: Saturday - 12th oct - Rhosydd
[quote="pingu"]Have a great time all of you. I will be making an attempt on a certain Midlands mine :devil:[/quote]

Is this "The one we talked about"? Jealous.... ;)

Oh and reme
Topic: Saturday - 12th oct - Rhosydd
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/10/2013 18:05:24   Subject: Saturday - 12th oct - Rhosydd
[quote="Llion"]
Arghhhhh women :curse: turns out its tomorrow shes working and I have baba....could have come out to play, I thought, oh no, she has other plans, off we go shopping...again..
Topic: Saturday - 12th oct - Rhosydd
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2013 18:06:52   Subject: Saturday - 12th oct - Rhosydd
Would normally make the effort, but it's Sinker Jnr's birthday so I'll pass this time. Enjoy.

BTW is there a CRTT going on this weekend? Or did I imagine it? Nurse.... :blink:
Topic: Tubs in the River Wear
sinker

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 11/10/2013 15:30:01   Subject: Tubs in the River Wear
[quote="euros"]Dear Sinker,
The wheels in your photographs are not wheels at all but millstones.
See:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millstone

Euros[/quote]

Hola Eu
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2013 14:14:33   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
[quote="Adrian Colwyn"]Thanks for the trip last night, great mine, suffering now after the climb back up.[/quote]

Good to meet you Adrian, love your avatar :thumbsup:
See you on the n
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2013 10:04:21   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
Bingo! :flowers:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2013 08:18:06   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
So we went into a capped-off stope near "Bog Issa shaft" last night then? Or did we? Would you have a FlashEarth link to the field/track where we parked please? :flowers: :flowers:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2013 05:52:00   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
[quote="4737carlin"]

Great trip, cheers Ian and all ;D

[/quote]

Here here! What an interesting little place! Thanks Ian for setting it up and thanks to the rest for t
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2013 13:58:24   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
Great stuff, see you later....you'll be fine! Dry as a bone in there! Bring your slippers ;)
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2013 13:31:19   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct

Ouch!

No problem Ian.

@ The Thursday Nighters: any more?? :flowers:

We have:

Myself
Willy Eckers
4737 Carlin
Staffordshirechina
U
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/10/2013 16:08:42   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
[quote="4737carlin"][quote="sinker"][quote="4737carlin"]

Great place!! im coming :thumbup:

[/quote]

You'll be home before me for once from there!
:lol: :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/10/2013 15:08:01   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
[quote="4737carlin"]

Great place!! im coming :thumbup:

[/quote]

You'll be home before me for once from there!
:lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/10/2013 12:19:59   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
[quote="Ian A"]It's the one just a fraction further on, here;

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.128949&lon=-3.216049&z=19.3&r=0&src=msa

There is more space.....[/quote]

Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/10/2013 11:42:14   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
It's here:

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.134976&lon=-3.214795&z=19.3&r=0&src=msa

About 50m on the Ruthin side of Druid Inn on the A494, Llanferres city centre.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/10/2013 09:27:07   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th Oct
Morning Ian

Sorry I have been off the radar for a couple of days, usual problems of work overtaking social life and Mrs Sinker has not been too well which hasn't helped :(
Thanks for
Topic: For railway buffs
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2013 23:27:22   Subject: For railway buffs
[quote="Roy Morton"]

looks to me like he's had his 'ride pimped' :lol:

[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: "Pimp my Loco" !
Nice one Roy :lol: :lol: :
Topic: Rude Nora 2
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/10/2013 07:14:24   Subject: Rude Nora 2
[quote="Roy Morton"]

.....Rude Nora, it ought to be called the F****ng Ada. :lol:

[/quote]

:lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2013 13:04:31   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
[quote="Digit"]

A brief word of caution, remember the 29th November 2012.....

[/quote]

Don't remind me! That curry house was closed for weeks! Very inconvenient.... :c
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/10/2013 18:53:29   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
Good man, Corin. Let me know if you're running late? See you there :thumbup:

Last call for any more :flowers:
I have booked a table for ten people at 1930 but ok to arrive a little e
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/10/2013 09:09:40   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
[quote="skimble"]:thumbsup:[/quote]

Taxi for Skimble! ;D
I will be travelling from home to Llanberis, would you like a lift?
Topic: full srt kit for sale
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/10/2013 15:36:50   Subject: full srt kit for sale
Must say:

1. Shame that you are giving up SRT. :( Reconsider? Massive expense to buy it all back WHEN you take it all up again ;(

2. If you are intent on selling up, is it to g
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/09/2013 18:33:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
Opinion seems to be that we are due a planning evening :thumbup: and, as has become traditional, a curry and a pint seems to help the process!
General consensus seems to agree on "Spice of Llanbe
Topic: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/09/2013 20:04:34   Subject: Threat to the Discovery Park at Snibston Colliery, Coalville
It is a great place for sure. Petition signed, hope it helps.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/09/2013 16:56:35   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
[quote="Llion"]

Good job they didnt hear the conversation going on at the bottom of the shaft whilst waiting our turn :blink: :lol: :blink: :lol:

[/quote]

Well if
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/09/2013 09:27:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]

.....Nah, we just enjoy each others company.....[/quote]

NOTE: This does NOT refer to what the local constabulary "THINK" we get up to in lay-bys and c
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2013 18:52:23   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
[quote="pingu"]Well done Lady and Gents :thumbup: . I assume that Thursday the 3rd is going to be a quiet curry, and an early night then :lol:[/quote]

Damn right Pingu, you hit the nail the
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2013 09:07:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
[quote="SimonRL"]"You've dragged me all the way down here to see this?"

[link]Drws-y-Coed-Copper-Mine-User-Album-Image-90038[linkphoto]Drws-y-Coed-Copper-Mine-User-Album-Image-90038[/linkph
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2013 09:06:30   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
[quote="SimonRL"]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzz

Is it time to get up already? :thumbsup:[/quote]

Heehee I was up at 0445. Barely worth going to bed!
Great night al
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2013 03:17:59   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September

Yawn....g'night world! ;)
Topic: Tubs in the River Wear
sinker

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 26/09/2013 11:00:36   Subject: Tubs in the River Wear
[quote="sinker"][quote="Durham Dave"]

How did you get them out? Where they metal, stone or wood?

[/quote]

Big excavator in the river, chest waders, glass bottomed buc
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2013 08:40:31   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
Help! :flowers:

Anyone got :

1. A scaffold tube or two? Six footers.
2. A car big enough to carry it in! I'm coming straight from site tonight so I'll be in my small van a
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2013 08:33:56   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
[quote="Llion"]

.....i have a strap thing still on my helmet, ( hmmm sounds wrong that :-[ :lol: )

[/quote]

:o Strap-on?! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/09/2013 21:16:02   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
No battery pack but have a spare Duo lamp that you can borrow if all else fails ;)
Topic: Tubs in the River Wear
sinker

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 25/09/2013 21:13:09   Subject: Tubs in the River Wear
[quote="Durham Dave"]

How did you get them out? Where they metal, stone or wood?

[/quote]

Big excavator in the river, chest waders, glass bottomed bucket to see what
Topic: Tubs in the River Wear
sinker

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 25/09/2013 19:53:05   Subject: Tubs in the River Wear
[quote="Durham Dave"]

There is a very large wheel in the river....

[/quote]

Hey coincidence! I've just recovered two 18th mill wheels from the depths of a river "somew
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/09/2013 10:41:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
[quote="skimble"]Is there anyone going who might be able to pick me up in Bangor / Caernarfon? :flowers:[/quote]

Seems you're spoilt for choice!
I suggest a duel...pistols at dawn et
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/09/2013 05:47:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
[quote="skimble"]Is there anyone going who might be able to pick me up in Bangor / Caernarfon? :flowers:[/quote]

I'm travelling from Malpas so can't pick up, but a lift home is no problem
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/09/2013 05:45:41   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
[quote="SimonRL"]

Location: will post up tomorrow when I can get a link off Google (if Sinker doesn't beat me to it)

[/quote]



http://www.flashearth.com/?la
Topic: Tubs in the River Wear
sinker

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 24/09/2013 19:39:26   Subject: Tubs in the River Wear
[quote="Durham Dave"]
I am new to this forum....
[/quote]

Welcome Dave :thumbup:

Keep up the good work with recovering the tubs! Great to see work like this being carr
Topic: Talysarn (drws-y-coed)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2013 16:54:45   Subject: Talysarn (drws-y-coed)
[quote="royfellows"]Last time I looked at benallt it involved a dead sheep crawl to get in.
:lol:[/quote]

If you mean a crawl actually [i]through[/i] the dead sheep then yes.... :surr
Topic: Thursday Nighters, September 19th.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2013 14:06:44   Subject: Thursday Nighters, September 19th.
[quote="SimonRL"]

Next week - SRT trip to Drwysycoed. How's that for forward planning?

[/quote]

Great plan, and the pressure's off me for another week :thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, September 19th.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2013 11:07:13   Subject: Thursday Nighters, September 19th.
[quote="fjÀllvandring"]I was going to visit Llanberis and other places this week but weather is not for camping really :p[/quote]

Unfortunately me "spare room" isn't at the moment otherwise
Topic: Thursday Nighters, September 19th.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2013 18:39:21   Subject: Thursday Nighters, September 19th.
[quote="pingu"]

......have our meal in his cellar so it feels more like the usual underground trip.....

[/quote]

His cellar is usually underwater this time of year :lo
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