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Topic: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/02/2015 21:06:27   Subject: HELP! Trelech Lead Mine Info/Map
Foster Smith uploaded if any help.
Topic: Diffwys Slate Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2015 19:45:56   Subject: Diffwys Slate Mine
"Only problem it's about an hour's walk up the hillside from Blaenau. Or a similar walk from Manod around the Rhiwbach tramway and then cross-country. "

No its not.
Coming into Blaenau
Topic: Cave Access Ltd: Forum
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2015 16:52:26   Subject: Cave Access Ltd: Forum
This forum will be used for keeping everyone up to date with events and for general discussion.

Two contracts have just been signed by a new not for profit company called Cave Access Ltd (C
Topic: Rope friction
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 17/02/2015 14:41:50   Subject: Rope friction
This is defying all my logic. I do have 2 stops, a worn one for older stiffer ropes and a new or nearly new one for new (ish) ropes. Have no experience with thin ropes, the stuff of bad dreams to me.
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2015 20:54:43   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
Way off topic, all shoot Roy!

George Monbiot is a strange commodity in that he and I are light years apart on most things but I find him nail on the head on a lot of other stuff.
What
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/02/2015 20:20:57   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Latest
I have components arriving shortly for the first batch of Dragons.
I was using mine this weekend and thought it was very good, but a companion had a Trigon which sort of put things in
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2015 19:53:21   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
We will never know for sure.

I have just been trying to think of the most useless book I can imagine and the nearest I can get to complete uselessness is a 1960s road atlas

I am
Topic: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2015 19:03:23   Subject: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
No disrespect but the caves at Bridgenorth had an open front
Topic: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/02/2015 12:10:15   Subject: BBC News - Glyn Ceiriog cottage for sale - complete with a cave
[quote="Meaty"]The other cavern is great for camping and I've spent many a happy evening sleeping in there with candles around the place.so get your hands in your pocket people.;)[/quote]

J
Topic: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/02/2015 15:03:56   Subject: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
CMT is actively working with Natural Resources Wales (formally Environment Agency Wales) re the discharge from Cwmystwyth Mines. I expect that this is common knowledge.
Topic: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/02/2015 11:35:43   Subject: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
Watch out for Roy character, right dodgy bloke.

Don't get sending him any money for lamps or anything
:lol:
Topic: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/02/2015 11:08:10   Subject: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
I think the speculation is running a bit out of hand here.

I searched the AMEC website as suggested and only got one hit:
0 results within Offices for 'craig speed'
Sorry, no resu
Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/02/2015 20:48:19   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols
Bryn, not far away are other interesting mines Bwlch y plwm, the deep adit can be done is waders and is an interesting stroll. Also Pantywrach, I reopened the upper adit some years ago which is above
Topic: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/02/2015 20:38:19   Subject: Old Gang - Hard Level - Query for those who know this mine
My opinions are a bit divided here, as are my friends!

But putting on my most objective hat I have to say that the approach made on here by someone acting on behalf of a firm of consultants
Topic: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2015 16:12:01   Subject: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
A word that's notable so far by its absence is "Backup"
;D
Topic: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2015 15:19:44   Subject: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
A bit off topic but the real issue is what happens when a person dies?

A lot of stuff is often perceived as having no value and just thrown away when the house is cleared. The problem is co
Topic: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2015 14:51:14   Subject: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
Frankly, I get well an truly peed off with the 'predictions' of so called experts.
What makes it worse is when there is a money trail and when you follow it you see where it leads.
Topic: New mine home page - question
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/02/2015 17:15:27   Subject: New mine home page - question
Alltycrib Workforce

If you worked or work at Alltycrib why not share that information with other AditNow members?

Add Yourself

Roy Fellows, one of the last people to w
Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/02/2015 15:07:03   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols
Bryn I am not too well today and will get back to you on this, best abseil down engine shaft is from the top adit underground.

No proper belays from surface.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2015 09:27:08   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I have to wear two hats now.

I wasn't one of the CAL negotiators at all. It was all started by the late Elsie Little and then Stuart France took over after her unfortunate demise.
I go
Topic: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2015 21:13:39   Subject: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
I would think so Rick. Thing is CMT although "Cambrian" is rather Welsh really can take on 'assets' anywhere. I have already indicated this to Roy M in reference to a site where there may be aggro bre
Topic: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2015 20:30:43   Subject: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
[quote="sinker"]
too many personalities with agendas etc....
[/quote]

Yes, and as i have already said, credit to Stuart France who has had to cope with it all.

At one t
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2015 12:20:49   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
The trust congratulates Cave Access Ltd on its formation and on the access agreement with Natural Resources Wales and looks forward to working in collaboration with CAL in the future.
Topic: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2015 10:06:55   Subject: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
I think it appropriate to make a point here at this stage.

Credit where its due, the successful conclusion of this matter is down to the hard work of Stuart France who took over the project
Topic: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/02/2015 09:42:09   Subject: Forestry Mines Access Agreement
Yes, I did not announce it on here as is was felt that the initial announcement should be by the CCC Newsletter.

I shall probably open a dedicated thread on behalf of the new company in the
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:
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