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Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/02/2015 19:09:37   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols
This isn't patronizing you its sound advice.
Start the way I did years ago with the slate mines, all you need is good boots, hard hat and reliable light plus spare lighting. See how you feel abou
Topic: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2015 12:19:15   Subject: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
Dave, that sounds good to me.
Topic: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2015 11:36:58   Subject: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
Although you disagree with me, I agree with you if this makes any sense at all.

I have just modified Hopping and Tear breeches by each referencing the other. It becomes complicated. I think
Topic: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/02/2015 10:24:56   Subject: Duplicate entries: Mines with different names
I think this may have been mentioned before but I am wondering if some facility whereby one mine can be linked to another may be a good idea.

For example I am currently mooching around the
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/02/2015 17:43:24   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]

I am sad to inform that the one Trigon currently in stock is the last to be produced,
:([/quote]

Its gone!
Topic: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/02/2015 17:42:06   Subject: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
Good old Mike.
Nice one
:thumbsup:
Topic: Barrons Sump
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/02/2015 13:52:53   Subject: Barrons Sump
I think John Lawsons the man to explain all this but it is believed to be a water hoist engine chamber used raising material from the sump.
At one time the water tank and other stuff was intact,
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/02/2015 20:22:16   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
A BLACK DAY FOR MY LAMPS

I am sad to inform that the one Trigon currently in stock is the last to be produced, I have four new Oldham headsets in stock earmarked for EcoStars. When they gon
Topic: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/02/2015 18:10:10   Subject: Ruhrthaler Loco at Rampgill Level entrance (photo)
[quote="PeteJ"] A bit of catalogue writers license.....[/quote]

This sort of thing has come up before.
"Kelldrill: ready to start work, May Mining Co"
(See under Cwmystwyth)
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/02/2015 12:39:28   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
A while ago I got a cheap Chinese bike light as a gift and took it apart. It was described as "waterproof" which it certainly wasn't. The PCB inside it looked fairly good but my overall impression was
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/02/2015 10:54:23   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
Forget Chinese bike lamps and headtorches, your light is your life. OK carry spares, but if you on a budget you will have a limit on that.
Fenix headtorches start at about £25 on eBay. Fenix is w
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/02/2015 09:03:49   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
I have just checked my database and the first three lamps I ever sold were in 2009, and still all going strong.

#1 UniStar to David James
#2 Same again to Peter Jackson
#3 WorkSta
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/02/2015 20:59:23   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
Looks OK at a glance but I would want to talk to people using a lamp or at least try to get some feed off websites.
Try the web to see what they are like on aftersales particularly as it overseas
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/02/2015 20:33:05   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
Its been around for ages. Unless he has modified his design it didn't mix beam and flood the way that the Scurion does.

There are a lot of different lamps being produced these days.
;D
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/02/2015 15:56:54   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Someone else s tests on XP-Ls using different reflectors

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/34154

Also, I have to make a point that whatever reflector is used its unlikely that it
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/02/2015 22:27:49   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Mr Mike"]Yes, some western companies are now making them for XP-Ls and by the way there is a big difference in using a optic designed for an XP-G on a XP-L, the beam is no way near as good.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/02/2015 19:15:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Mr Mike"]Roy, what spot reflector are using with the XP-L Leds?[/quote]

They described as suitability for XP-G not XP-L but same size emitter and they worked out well.

ht
Topic: Taylor's Lease of Gwennap Consols.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/02/2015 19:05:36   Subject: Taylor's Lease of Gwennap Consols.
Ill have look tomorrow for you

John Taylor was from Norwich and as such would be an outsider both in Kernow and Wales.
The story goes that when he was working Llyn-y-pandy Mine there w
Topic: Secret lamp test!??
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 31/01/2015 19:24:11   Subject: Secret lamp test!??
Nice meeting you.
The 'tin sheets' have gone by the way, wondered about for ages up the wrong footpath until I saw a couple in underground gear.

Anyway found the place eventually, did
Topic: Rude Nora 2
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/01/2015 16:03:26   Subject: Rude Nora 2
This has got me wondering. I think that the thing to do is ask him about it.
Why only 3 months?
I give 12 on everything and hardly get buried in returns, I think that the last one was a swit
Topic: Wheal Sparnon Redruth
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/01/2015 10:04:55   Subject: Wheal Sparnon Redruth
[quote="rufenig"]Oh
Nothing interesting then.
I was hoping for the Strategic reserve of steam locomotives
Or the gubbernment collection of UFO parts.[/quote]

:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2015 20:30:41   Subject: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
Yes, I can fully understand this.

Next time in Sainsbury's, lurk around the tills until you get a peak at an machine on their own LAN, they're running Windows 2000!
Topic: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2015 20:18:24   Subject: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
A lot of interest in this thread so being the kind and helpful person that makes you all like me, here is a run down of my own system.
I live in a big bungalow alone, was going to downsize when t
Topic: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2015 19:01:38   Subject: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
When I was developing software I liked my mission critical hardware to be secular so I basically worked with two machines. Each was connected to the other on the 169.254 block address via local Ethern
Topic: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2015 18:19:26   Subject: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
AH, er, well yes. I thought I had seen everything.

I did say that Retro was definitely not for the Internet, although I was actually thinking of something else.
:lol:
Topic: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2015 18:00:18   Subject: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
[quote="RJV"]Oh good Lord no, to heck with all that.

I remember quite well having to find a CD-Rom from amongst a shoe box full of other disks to do the simplest of tasks, often quite badl
Topic: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2015 17:18:41   Subject: Retro computing: not really mining, sorry.
Hi Everyone

Although not strictly mining we all use computers, and not just to use this website.

For some time now I have been aware of how the latest version of this requires th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/01/2015 11:14:39   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I had a nice day out yesterday Saturday first call was Cambrian at Glyn Ceiriog, a real place to test lamps.

I had a lab rig of an XM-L behind a 28 mm reflector and an XP-L behind a 20 mm,
Topic: Oldham T-battery
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/01/2015 21:12:14   Subject: Oldham T-battery
No they are wet cell.
Initially dry they will require acid and charge before use.

Actually, semi wet cell, the plates are surrounded by a material that holds the electrolyte.
Topic: WHEAL PENROSE Archive Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/01/2015 21:05:32   Subject: WHEAL PENROSE Archive Album (album)
I have just read it and appreciate your trouble posting this.

I spent a lot of time around the Cornish coast exploring beach adits, sometimes with a set of ladders to get up to them, and fo
Topic: Oldham T-battery
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2015 13:46:28   Subject: Oldham T-battery
[quote="Horsemaddad"]Ah. That's better! Don't know what I'm doing wrong - two lengthy replies haven't appeared. I'll be brief this time just in case.

[/quote]

If a posting does n
Topic: Supersize images - just a thought
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 22/01/2015 08:35:10   Subject: Supersize images - just a thought
A really good idea
:thumbsup:
Topic: Oldham T-battery
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2015 10:43:47   Subject: Oldham T-battery
[quote="ebgb"]you thought about repacking with Li-Ions or LiPo's colin??

[/quote]

I am guessing that he wants a sort of retro setup for special reason, everyone is aware of new t
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/01/2015 21:46:54   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Les, what's the output of that?

Most powerful I know to is Chris Cowdery's "Glowworm" I believe its outputs 12,000 lumens on max, but very rapidly spoils the fun by shutting down to a measl
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?
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