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Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/01/2015 16:59:00   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ant89"]Thanks for the 1000, now to get underground!

[/quote]

Oh its you!
I hope you are pleased with it.
Thinking about it, and this wasn't intentional, X1000
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/01/2015 13:39:20   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Ho ho ho
I have just looked up on my database the sale to our mutual friend PJ of his lamp called the "UniStar", it was 2009 and still going strong.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/01/2015 13:27:38   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Latest Oldham have gone to toggle, Mike P had some last time up the Nent.

They're OK as long as placed somewhere out of the way, for obvious reasons.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/01/2015 12:45:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Things do move forward, and not always for the best.
originally Oldham headsets were Bakelite, and then they moved to a different type of hard plastic, eventually going to ABS about 1999.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/01/2015 09:00:43   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Just to explain where my mind is now going.
I think I have taken 'bat cookers' to the extreme and have posted before about diminishing returns.
All along the line I have been trying to devis
Topic: best mine to visit in midwales
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/01/2015 17:50:22   Subject: best mine to visit in midwales
[quote="jaseredjacket1987"]Thanks Roy, yes we went in the adit next to the rally school, can't remmember its name, will take care and our eyes peeled :blink:[/quote]

I believe that the mine
Topic: best mine to visit in midwales
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/01/2015 17:23:32   Subject: best mine to visit in midwales
Take care at Nantiago as I think its false floor where the engine shaft cuts the lode at adit level.

Wye Valley should have an open adit up a corner behind the rally school buildings.
Topic: best mine to visit in midwales
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/01/2015 14:49:24   Subject: best mine to visit in midwales
You should know about them all now
;D
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/01/2015 14:06:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="gNick"][quote="royfellows"] It lit up the stope in Bwlch y Plym as far up as I could see.[/quote]
That could of course be also true of an unmodified Oldham ;D

On a serious fro
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/01/2015 10:48:07   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Over the weekend I tested the lamp in a roomy slate mine and in Bwlch y Plym lead mine. I entered the slate mine with the preconceived idea that the lamp would be pathetic for some reason, I was wrong
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/01/2015 21:34:48   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi both
Roy:I might take you up on that but have been considering a design whereby the lamp just slips onto a bracket and is then locked in place. So different lamps (mine of course) could be eas
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/01/2015 21:14:28   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Thinking about it, it would not be much trouble to produce these with a spade mount. Certainly no more work than the bolt on strip.
I shall probably do this if I decide to go ahead with them, but
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/01/2015 19:00:21   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Yes but I had the other kind of problem. Lamp used to fall off when I got into a bit of an inverted thrutch so to speak.

I think a wise move was making my brackets compatible with the Petzl
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/01/2015 18:47:51   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Tamarmole"]Interesting looking bit of kit.

Couple or three queries (apologies if you've already mentioned these and I've missed them):

(1) What is the IP rating on the s
Topic: Camera advice
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/01/2015 17:51:10   Subject: Camera advice
[quote="pwhole"] I've used cheap tat, which lasts for about two trips underground - one spectacularly destroyed by being dropped down the P8 canyon, just before the second eyehole pitch. I managed to
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/01/2015 16:51:47   Subject: ALFRED CONSOLS User Album (album)
Can you give a description please to supplement the photos.

At a glance the pictures suggests a boiler of early construction, possibly put to another use.
What could you see inside it?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/01/2015 16:33:33   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Enter the Dragon

Well I thought it about time to reveal details of this project, so here it is. I have to first reiterate what I said before in that it will very likely be April before any
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/01/2015 16:23:31   Subject: ALFRED CONSOLS User Album (album)
What do you want to do?
If you want to put it in a forum posting just past in the link.
Topic: Oldham Ammeter Wanted.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/01/2015 14:34:05   Subject: Oldham Ammeter Wanted.
How many do you want?
Topic: Breaking News:-
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2015 17:30:22   Subject: Breaking News:-
Bingo!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/cornwall/

EDIT
could be the tip of the iceberg though
Topic: Breaking News:-
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2015 17:25:41   Subject: Breaking News:-
The police seem to close roads at the drop of a hat, a lot of fun for those who have to use them
:thumbdown:
Topic: Camera advice
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/01/2015 16:01:12   Subject: Camera advice
Problem with LED torches is the beam which means some fast wrist action.
Powerful bare LEDs give me good results so there is probably some percentage in getting a powerful LED torch cheap from Ch
Topic: New forum home page
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 14/01/2015 18:56:21   Subject: New forum home page
Roy likes
:thumbsup:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/01/2015 20:23:35   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I will expect to hear nice things about the Dragon
;(

Will get some photos up--- soon
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/01/2015 16:08:12   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi gang

A few things.

My X5000 is now the X6000. As I had to dump the compact 6 cell power pack and the lamp is now offered with the legendary indestructible "light the world for
Topic: More missing artefacts
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2015 20:37:54   Subject: More missing artefacts
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]
Although reading on here the case of ownership of some metal mineral rights seem to be not so clear,especially when a big hole opens up on land.
[/quote]

I like
Topic: More missing artefacts
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2015 19:05:21   Subject: More missing artefacts
Technically everything in a mine belongs to the mineral owner who often is not the landowner. Land is complicated in that there can be several 'part' owners, mineral, soil, sporting, and grazing can a
Topic: Intersection of shaft in adit 1974 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2015 11:23:36   Subject: Intersection of shaft in adit 1974 (photo)
Interesting.
I now consider that previous comments I have made which were based on guesswork and gut feeling should be disregarded.
Topic: Stainless steel rack bars
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 10/01/2015 11:16:19   Subject: Stainless steel rack bars
[quote="Tamarmole"]I should add that anyone who doesn't agree with me is a yoghurt weaving, leftie, unbeliever.[/quote]

or a left handed lesbian trombone player who should keep to their sus
Topic: Stainless steel rack bars
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/01/2015 21:55:33   Subject: Stainless steel rack bars
Be careful Rick, stainless steel is a lousy heat conductor.
Topic: Cwmystwyth- level Fawr
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 06/01/2015 21:35:57   Subject: Cwmystwyth- level Fawr
A bit of work info:
The first ladder at the back (right through the second pipe) has had some extra reinforcing and a bit of tidying at the top to hold back loose rock, but you still need to be c
Topic: Photo - Drakewalls
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2015 16:55:36   Subject: Photo - Drakewalls
[quote="J25GTi"]Only open wednesday afternoons afaik.[/quote]

What a way to run a bloody railroad!
:lol:
Topic: Photo - Drakewalls
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2015 16:05:16   Subject: Photo - Drakewalls
[quote="J25GTi"]

and make a useless visitor centre that no one goes to on top of it![/quote]

Every time I have been down there they have been closed.
Now that is useless!
Topic: Can anyone help explain this?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2015 18:48:27   Subject: Can anyone help explain this?
:lol:

This is going ridiculously off thread.
Topic: Can anyone help explain this?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2015 14:44:19   Subject: Can anyone help explain this?
Mmm
In the past I could have used the name "Scrap Yard Mazda" then everyone would have known who it was
:lol:

ps Skoda is going the same way now
Topic: Cwmorthin truck axle gone?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/01/2015 13:02:27   Subject: Cwmorthin truck axle gone?
More missing artefacts then ?
>:(
Topic: Old Esgairlle
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/01/2015 11:07:38   Subject: Old Esgairlle
A query has been posted against my photo:

"is this close to the great west van mine? on the rally track/forestrty road theres a fair bit of old workings."

The mine as a whole was
Topic: mine projects
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 01/01/2015 21:58:20   Subject: mine projects
Yes I been following it.
I will be around there in the next few weeks.
Topic: New minehunter
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/01/2015 21:50:43   Subject: New minehunter
I have found 28DL generally OK in that they dont leave litter or mess a place up. I believe however that they may have a certain ongoing relationship with padlocks.
This wont affect me as CMT doe
Topic: mine projects
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 01/01/2015 21:24:12   Subject: mine projects
The upper level at Bacheiddon was reopened but just lead to a fall. The landowner does not mind people going to the mine but does not like anyone just wondering around. This is my understanding of it.
Topic: More missing artefacts
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/01/2015 18:22:58   Subject: More missing artefacts
Going through my albums and uploading archive pictures I found a couple of reasonable ones underground at Wheal Sterran. Comparing with modern pictures on this website the truck has been turned upside
Topic: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2015 11:10:09   Subject: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
Can someone near the Nent with IT savy help Helen out on this, or failing that I will take the drive next time up.

After all, she does take very fine photographs.
Topic: North wheal jane - Help
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/12/2014 21:18:36   Subject: North wheal jane - Help
JCB would be the thing, I'll be in like a ferret next time down.
Topic: Questions for Dickie
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 21:11:14   Subject: Questions for Dickie
A bit more.
"Boswedden + Castle" is not very good, and has been ammended in the past to "Boswedden and Wheal Castle".


Can Simon please tweak the photo captions, and Wheal Call a
Topic: Caplecleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/12/2014 21:03:38   Subject: Caplecleugh
[quote="gNick"][quote="royfellows"]I dont mind finding tools or bundles of dirty fivers etc, I just take them out with me.
:lol:[/quote]
I was wondering why I keep having to buy new tools wi
Topic: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 19:00:11   Subject: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
Do you still have the drive?
Topic: Questions for Dickie
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 18:59:34   Subject: Questions for Dickie
Well I have uploaded what I have of Wheal Call, now appropriately renamed from "Call", and also Lower Boscean arsenic works. Must take some better pictures I think.
Dickie, you can see the state
Topic: Questions for Dickie
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 17:25:36   Subject: Questions for Dickie
Can someone help on this please.
I am sure there must be a load of photos of the present day remains on the seaward end of this valley.

May be under any mine name as there is a few aro
Topic: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 17:12:28   Subject: Mine Exploration Hit List 2015
Well I have lot going on but here goes.

Frongoch: I refuse to bite the bullet about the fall on the 14. Its very unstable but with care a road through could be made. Problem is that tight c
Topic: Questions for Dickie
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 16:37:07   Subject: Questions for Dickie
I have opened this thread for obvious reasons.

Anyway, #1 from me

Dickie, with reference to your 1980 visit to Wheals Castle and Call. Was there an adit open just behind the old
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