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Topic: Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 20/12/2014 18:05:25   Subject: Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
Some interesting comments Peter, food for thought.

Maybe my red Mazda should have been photographed and catalogued before it went to the scrap yard.
:lol:
Topic: Suggestion: The Dickie Bird Photo Album
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2014 20:39:38   Subject: Suggestion: The Dickie Bird Photo Album
[quote="John Lawson"]Roy, it could even be named after his, book which sparked off your own photography interest.

Could I suggest, Yesterday's Gollcondas part 2?[/quote]

I bought
Topic: Suggestion: The Dickie Bird Photo Album
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2014 21:12:11   Subject: Suggestion: The Dickie Bird Photo Album
I am thinking that every regular user of this site will appreciate what Dickie is doing. These photos are a totally invaluable record of a lot of what has become lost, beside being pictures of a quali
Topic: Tips for holidays
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/12/2014 19:26:44   Subject: Tips for holidays
[quote="skimble"]
I would recommend hiring a car if possible. I use buses and find it a real hassle carrying lots of kit on them, especially on the way home after a trip when everything is muddy
Topic: Timbering in No 2 Level 1974 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2014 18:46:28   Subject: Timbering in No 2 Level 1974 (photo)
Ho ho ho
Your photographs are our Christmas treat
:thumbsup:
Topic: Tips for holidays
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/12/2014 18:45:24   Subject: Tips for holidays
You will be welcome at Cwmystwyth as long as you have proper kit. Please close any 'gates' after you.
Details on www.cambrianmines.co.uk
Topic: Old photos from Peak District
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2014 18:42:24   Subject: Old photos from Peak District
[quote="Dickie Bird"]Yes I have. Will fire them up in due course; not many though. Went in there while staying at St Agnes a few times. Thought it advisable to go at night to prevent happy sun bathers
Topic: Old photos from Peak District
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/12/2014 16:51:46   Subject: Old photos from Peak District
Dickie, I dont suppose that you have any underground of Polberro?

Pretty please

I well remember going in there Easter, 1992 I think, then returning the May holiday, ducking my he
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/12/2014 16:45:03   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Yes, rediscovered.

So when is someone going to find the way in?
;D
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/12/2014 15:30:12   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
The big discovery awaiting is of course Silverband 'caverns'.

A miner who got lost in there having entered from the mine is supposed to have found his way out via a shakehole, a lot of peo
Topic: Old photos from Peak District
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2014 21:33:03   Subject: Old photos from Peak District
I was going to post a thank you for this, he was also kind enough to provide some archive photographs of Cwmystwyth for use of CMT, they are on our website.

His photographs are of a standar
Topic: Screw or Wire Gate Krabs?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2014 18:27:14   Subject: Screw or Wire Gate Krabs?
[quote="Mr Mike"]
Many a time I have had to climb out of shaft or sump where the rope is attached at floor level in the hole, reaching the top, clipping in on cowtail and then brute force over th
Topic: Cap lamp bulbs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/12/2014 18:17:52   Subject: Cap lamp bulbs
The Oldham is negative switching through the spring contacts so Jagman is correct, bulb case is +V and base is -V

It should however be a simple task to change over the terminals provided th
Topic: Rampgill Barrow
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2014 19:50:47   Subject: Rampgill Barrow
[quote="John Lawson"]Assume this barrow is the one in the flats in Northumberland, on Rampgill vein.
[/quote]

Its the north flats in Caplecleugh John, left at lavatory box, no 9 rise o
Topic: Rampgill Barrow
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2014 17:29:36   Subject: Rampgill Barrow
Yes, I am gradually going through old photgraphs and scanning them for uploading.

I did this years ago but the scanner wasn't up to todays standard, so I am redoing them.

Its am
Topic: Rampgill Barrow
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2014 16:48:28   Subject: Rampgill Barrow
I have been exploring the Nenthead mines since 1986 and have noticed a lot of deterioration of artefacts. The wheel barrow up in the north flats in Caplecleugh was intact at one time; this is the one
Topic: Rampgill Barrow
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/12/2014 13:27:27   Subject: Rampgill Barrow
I am wondering if they are messed with. As things deteriorate bits of timber will fall of and the centre of gravity move.

It’s possible that when artefacts are discovered by digging the air
Topic: Frongoch tackle theft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/12/2014 17:34:02   Subject: Frongoch tackle theft
I have been informed that the takle is cleaned and bagged and back in the mine for me to pick up.

As far as I am concerned this closes the matter.
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2014 09:35:34   Subject: BCA / CRoW
Off topic, but Peter, is there any chance at all that you can change your signature?

You are nobody’s idiot so stop it!
:offtopic:
Topic: Groverake / Frasers Hush Documentation
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/12/2014 21:45:16   Subject: Groverake / Frasers Hush Documentation
It has always struck me as strange how when a mine is abandoned its abandoned in the absolute sense, furniture left in the office, paperwork in the filing cabinets. chargers and sometimes even the lam
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/12/2014 21:38:40   Subject: BCA / CRoW
[quote="ChrisJC"]

I don't see why cavers are an exception and will cause the sky to fall in.

[/quote]

Cavers have never been an exception, its mine explorers that have
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/12/2014 14:25:02   Subject: BCA / CRoW
I fear that by the time the lessons sink in it will be too late.

Welsh farmers are lovely people, ask if you can go in the mine and you gey told "go where you want to but shut the gates aft
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/12/2014 11:32:32   Subject: BCA / CRoW
Landowner in central Wales was very amicable until he got a letter from an official body telling him what he could and couldn’t do relative to mines on his own land.

If he sees any of you g
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/12/2014 10:10:29   Subject: BCA / CRoW
I have another ready and waiting for when the time is right:

"I told you so"
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/12/2014 09:26:03   Subject: BCA / CRoW
As ye sow so shall ye reap
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 22:06:56   Subject: BCA / CRoW
[quote="NewStuff"]I voted yes.

That said, even if down the road, it is accepted by DEFRA etc that CRoW *does* apply, it's not going to be a free for all. I don't think many people think th
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 16:53:42   Subject: BCA / CRoW
All the threads have been locked on UK Caving due to bickering.
It looks like the new owners intend to keep the house in order
:thumbsup:
Topic: Frongoch tackle theft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 15:21:32   Subject: Frongoch tackle theft
Definately not students!
There is an Aberystwyth Caving Club which may be based at the Uny and they hold me in high regard, I have met some of them. They're OK

Its a funny thing though
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 13:30:22   Subject: BCA / CRoW
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Thanks Roy, I was pondering on voting "No" on the basis of it could stir up unwanted results. You have now made my mind up completely. "No" it is. :thumbup:[/quote]

Wh
Topic: Still using 7135 drivers?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/12/2014 13:27:40   Subject: Still using 7135 drivers?
Yes.

Now wouldn't it be the ideal world if politicians would answer a question in this way?

Back to thread, I see a great advantage in these for low voltage, i.e. single or paral
Topic: Frongoch tackle theft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 13:07:17   Subject: Frongoch tackle theft
Ban from my mines, name and shame, and prosecute in that order.
Topic: Frongoch tackle theft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 12:14:46   Subject: Frongoch tackle theft
Following some discussion with a fellow CMT director we have decided to take this matter seriously an attempt to identify the culprits.

I would like anyone who has visited the mine and can
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/12/2014 09:46:02   Subject: BCA / CRoW
I dont really want to be drawn into the debate but I do wonder whether CROW is actually working for or against us.
It was CROW that precipitated the sealing of Cwmystwyth and probably other place
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/12/2014 16:29:16   Subject: BCA / CRoW
Three different threads running on UKcaving all about CROW, now allegations of corruption and admin warnings.

I dont know why there has to be all this.

Anyway, good news on anoth
Topic: BCA / CRoW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/12/2014 14:36:50   Subject: BCA / CRoW
The bun fight is well and truly underway on UKCaving already.

Lest see if we can remain above this.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Frongoch tackle theft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 01/12/2014 12:50:26   Subject: Frongoch tackle theft
I am grossly offended by the shear bare faced cheek of whoever removed my ropes from the ladders up to the 14 fathom level in this mine.

Frongoch mine is private property and access is on p
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2014 21:06:44   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
I dont think you need mess with the 'inkwells', I think they are clear of the plates. The ones I have done all had vents in the top. I have piles of them by the way.
I believe they fetch 50p each
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2014 17:47:29   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
Sounds like the one
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2014 16:57:53   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
[quote="Morlock"]Roy, I suspect your particular use of the mitre saw is not one originally envisaged by the manufacturer.;D
[/quote]

Its very effective and i can recommend the tool. Af
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2014 14:58:22   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
Hey John, your a retired engineer.
Is there, or has there been, any 'proper' piece of kit similar to what I made up?

I would rather think there has been
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/11/2014 09:07:24   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
Some useful info here, thanks all.

So here is one from me re a seriously useful 'special tool'

I bought an old mitre saw, the type with an aluminium bed and a saw adjustable for
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2014 23:32:54   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
If you can get hold of a Raylight cell they made from ABS or PVC which solvent welds. Cut them down and weld a new bottom on to reduce their size. Be sure to pot the cells to give the case extra stren
Topic: This month's Cornish Tin story
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/11/2014 23:25:38   Subject: This month's Cornish Tin story
Endearingly non PC
Topic: This month's Cornish Tin story
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/11/2014 22:29:13   Subject: This month's Cornish Tin story
[quote="Tony Blair"]
Votez UKIP. :thumbsup:
[/quote]

Nice to see you back Stu old friend, but pretty please, can we leave party politics off aditnow
:flowers:
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2014 22:26:16   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
I once made up an artificial Oldham using 18650 LiIons, cram a black bin liner into it and it looks authentic.

I just put it in a vise and cut the top off with a woodsaw outside of the lugs
Topic: Mount Wellington photo
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2014 11:24:39   Subject: Mount Wellington photo
Thanks for this, will amend description.
Topic: nant duu
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2014 20:57:11   Subject: nant duu
Sorry I am unsure as I have not explored these workings myself, info is SH
Topic: nant duu
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2014 20:05:15   Subject: nant duu
"Recently opened level" is the deep adit and can be entered by the shaft just above it. However there is a fall some distance in.

I believe that you can into the upper adit by climbing down
Topic: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2014 22:26:24   Subject: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
[quote="Morlock"]
"On 10 April 2014, Reuters reported that the British government is to give UK Coal a ten million pound loan to help fund the closure of its two remaining deep mines. The company
Topic: Cofio Cwmorthin Remembered
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2014 16:40:54   Subject: Cofio Cwmorthin Remembered
I think this is fantastic.

Consolidation work is necesary to prevent continuing decay, and should be done without 'sanitisation' of a site.

I think that there is every sign from
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