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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
Topic: Can anyone help explain this?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 15:39:35   Subject: Can anyone help explain this?
I think the knowledge of Mr Dann, whatever website name he chooses to post under, is greatly undervalued.

A few people probably owe him pints.

And as a general message I would ur
Topic: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/12/2014 12:39:00   Subject: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
I had a nostalgia visit a few years ago and found it being used as an air rifle range.

And I used to have a 7mm Remington Magnum on there, while the owner shot an M50 occasionally for test
Topic: Browns Folly wars!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 10:57:06   Subject: Browns Folly wars!
I have just been giving this more thought.

Look all, the party is over, the rubbish has been cleared, and no real harm that we know off done to the mine.
By debating it we are keeping
Topic: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/12/2014 10:15:14   Subject: Meanwhile in a disused Railway Tunnel in Notts...
I used to shoot in a disused tunnel in Wilshire that had been converted to an underground range. It housed offices and storerooms and was very secure. The problem was damp of course.

At the
Topic: Browns Folly wars!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 10:07:13   Subject: Browns Folly wars!
Hey you pair, steady on please. This is aditnow not UK Caving.

Topic: Interesting mine by the source of the Severn
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/12/2014 18:35:43   Subject: Interesting mine by the source of the Severn
I havent been yet so this is from my general knowledge.
Its common practice to take ladders underground in pieces, the timbers can be bundled together and all the rungs carried in a bag. Once und
Topic: North wheal jane - Help
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/12/2014 18:24:25   Subject: North wheal jane - Help
[quote="k9wazere"]I realise the thread is a year old; hopefully that isn't punishable by death round these parts
[/quote]

Where do you think you are? UK Caving


[quote=
Topic: Caplecleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/12/2014 17:59:59   Subject: Caplecleugh
I dont mind finding tools or bundles of dirty fivers etc, I just take them out with me.
:lol:
Topic: Caplecleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/12/2014 13:31:20   Subject: Caplecleugh
No mention of the turd left in North Flats?

I may have possibly covered it. Its by the explosives case in a sort of alcove.

Don’t start smirking but we can all be taken short, di
Topic: Wheal Cock
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/12/2014 23:12:39   Subject: Wheal Cock
Yes, isn't it just.

Topic: Who had it the best?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2014 12:27:37   Subject: Who had it the best?
An interesting post in many ways.
Yes my point was about life expectancy in a sort of roundabout way. Regardless of the comforts of our modern age making us all 'soft' to a degree we are living l
Topic: Who had it the best?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/12/2014 20:29:14   Subject: Who had it the best?
Well I'm the three score years and ten in January, and knee getting better daily and be ready to go for black belt later in the year.
Topic: Who had it the best?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2014 21:28:02   Subject: Who had it the best?
I dont know John.
I did quite a bit or research on my 'specialist' mine, Talybont, and was surprised to see how many of characters, including the notorious Joseph Fell, didn't live beyond 65.
Topic: Browns Folly wars!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/12/2014 19:37:31   Subject: Browns Folly wars!
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Tony Blair"]If I was the landowner, I would go and plug it.

What a load of silly children?[/quote]

I seem to recognise the literary s
Topic: Merry Christmas
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2014 09:29:06   Subject: Merry Christmas
Weather forecast looks good, me going walking in the Peaks Christmas Day.

All have a good one, in your own ways no doubt.
Topic: Who had it the best?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/12/2014 14:48:33   Subject: Who had it the best?
[quote="Morrisey"]Present day for me. There's still boat loads of long forgotten mines that are waiting to be found and explored

[/quote]

Dead right, but you have to work for it.
Topic: Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/12/2014 21:37:44   Subject: Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Ministry of silly walks.
For anyone who cant see the jole, look it up.
Topic: Polberro
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2014 16:34:29   Subject: Polberro
Thanks for the photos Dickie.

Anyway your picture as I mentioned before:

[link]POLBERRO-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-98583[linkphoto]POLBERRO-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-98583[/linkphot
Topic: Interesting mine by the source of the Severn
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/12/2014 16:20:49   Subject: Interesting mine by the source of the Severn
I still havent been able to take a look and look forward to your stuff.
Topic: Wheal Cock
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/12/2014 15:23:40   Subject: Wheal Cock
Comment:

The view down the shaft is interesting in that it predates a collapse of the timberwork seen which blocked the adit.

[link]wheal-cock-Tin-Mine-Archive-Album-Image-98559[
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