Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search

Posts by royfellows

Showing 3818 results below:

Author Message
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
Topic: 18650 battery case
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/11/2014 13:37:48   Subject: 18650 battery case
2 cells can be parallel or series wired, I believe that Sten uses series (7.8V nominal).
I think you need to ascetain which it is for people, but its kind of you to get them in.
:thumbsup:<
Topic: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/11/2014 18:05:07   Subject: Gaewern Slate Mine - any tips?
If you fancy a good old slate mine explore without any hoops to jump through why not take a very pleasant walk over to Rhosydd?
You will pass Cwmorthin on the right over behind the lake.
Th
Topic: Cheap helmets?
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 17/11/2014 17:59:53   Subject: Cheap helmets?
Maybe its just me thats funny about some things, like tyres on my car, but...

Years ago a ladder came away in Caplecleugh which I happened to be on at the time. I fell 12 feet into the hors
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/11/2014 13:24:25   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
X1000
Happy with ammended spec. The supplementay flood is hitting the battery for an extra 0.2 watt at walk mode. Beams are at 200 lumens, and the exra light being produced has to be 50 lumens, s
Topic: Dangerous Energy
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/11/2014 18:42:33   Subject: Dangerous Energy
Nobody has thanked you for this link so I am. I have downloaded it and am keeping it as interesting reading for when I have time to enjoy it.
Its quite a lengthy tome.
Topic: AditNow 10th Birthday Bash
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/11/2014 14:49:41   Subject: AditNow 10th Birthday Bash
This sounds seriously good!
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/11/2014 14:13:30   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have just redesigned the low voltage power pack for the X1000 and got it down to 182 grams and about 3 inches long in old money. Its still 5.2 AH 3.7V nominal voltage same as the predecessor.
<
Topic: Hi from the NW Uk
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/11/2014 16:01:02   Subject: Hi from the NW Uk
Hi Andy
Nenthead continues to be free access thanks to Peter J and his friends, Cwmystwyth in central Wales is now in possession of the mining community through the Cambrian Mines Trust, Cwmorthi
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/11/2014 12:42:19   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
[quote="Mr Pete"]There is nothing to mach it for a lovely flood light in large open spaces :)[/quote]

I agree completely and one reason I go with the dedicated caving lamps that have the fl
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/11/2014 11:01:36   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
Sounds good.

When I was up at Nenthead I met a chap in Rampgill who had bought a Chinese bike lamp off ebay for £16.95 and removed the handlebar bracket to be replaced by his own home made
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/11/2014 09:45:03   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
I have been giving thought to what lamp would I purchase if I were not producing lamps myself. I suppose that this could be the recommendation of all recommendations, so I have given it a lot of thoug
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/11/2014 22:46:54   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
Interesting thing about the Sten is that its the only lamp bar mine to have reasonably priced, no fuss, easy swap battery packs in the form of sealed, waterproof and impact resistant units.
All
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/11/2014 18:32:23   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
[quote="Mr Mike"]earthworm light was discussed on UKCaving, (your right Simon, it is a mod'ed bike light) see:

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=16114.25

page 2.

Topic: Who's using what lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/11/2014 17:23:48   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
[quote="gNick"]And the Earthworm http://earthwormcavelight.co.uk/
[/quote]

As a producer of lamps myself I never knock the opposition, however exceptional circumstances permit exceptio
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/11/2014 10:28:24   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="royfellows"]Many thanks, however there has been a slight design change after underground assessment.

The big reflector certainly works wonders however I am unhapp
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/11/2014 21:54:24   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Many thanks, however there has been a slight design change after underground assessment.

The big reflector certainly works wonders however I am unhappy with the level of peripheral light on
Topic: Cwm Ricket
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/11/2014 11:34:39   Subject: Cwm Ricket
Thanks again John, the old map of the area is something I hadn't thought of!
Topic: Cwm Ricket
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/11/2014 22:19:08   Subject: Cwm Ricket
Thanks for all this. I will keep your posting ready for my next visit which I can do on the way to my mid Wales mines.

Whatever I turn up I will add to the thread.
Topic: Cwm Ricket
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/11/2014 18:38:41   Subject: Cwm Ricket
I had a walk along the river some time ago but didn't find the big adit you describe. I think I need another visit and take my wetsuit.
Yes Nant Ricket further to the east at 865867 according to
Topic: Perran St George ,Cornwall
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2014 17:51:03   Subject: Perran St George ,Cornwall
I dont supose that you want to describe the acrobatics of getting down to the adit, its one I never did.
Years ago I talked to a guy named Tony J who took regular trips down there, but I never q
Topic: Roy's Photo Lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/11/2014 17:44:53   Subject: Roy's Photo Lamps
I tried this out the weekend at Cwmystwyth and I feel pleased. The low beams give a fairly even back ground illumination.
The lamp is just placed behind a rock on the packwall on the left.
<
Topic: Cwm Ricket
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/11/2014 16:54:58   Subject: Cwm Ricket
Thank you Scottetanner and friends for this.
Please keep up the good work, its an interesting area with much now lost since the days of David Bick.

Was the internal winze/stope dry?
Topic: Couple of quick Nent questions
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/11/2014 09:57:03   Subject: Couple of quick Nent questions
[quote="Jasonbirder"]Hi everyone…a few quick Nenthead questions – as I’m taking some c*ving friends up there for a trip…
It’s been a while since I’ve been in different parts of the system…so can
Topic: Any Ideas What This Is?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2014 16:53:57   Subject: Any Ideas What This Is?
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Roy, does that mean you are a problem nowadays?

;D[/quote]

I can be a nuisance at times.
:lol:
Topic: Any Ideas What This Is?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2014 11:14:27   Subject: Any Ideas What This Is?
[quote="ttxela"]

I used to spend many happy hours casting pistol bullets in the garage[/quote]

Off thread but same here, I owned 7 handguns and 3 rifles and was never a problem
Topic: taylors adit
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/11/2014 12:12:10   Subject: taylors adit
I will stay out of this part of the thread, the policy of CMT regarding Taylors East drive has already been made clear.
:thumbdown:
Topic: Calendar 2015 Proceeds
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2014 21:58:44   Subject: Calendar 2015 Proceeds
Its very fair to share between a worthy mines trust and a rescue organisation.
I like.:thumbup:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2014 16:41:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am announcing the last Lynx lamp in the line up, the X1000.

[link]Personal-Album-128-Image-97507[linkphoto]Personal-Album-128-Image-97507[/linkphoto][/link]

This lamp uses a l
Topic: Roy's Photo Lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2014 15:43:03   Subject: Roy's Photo Lamps
Looking at this thread is starting to remind me of a western movie I once saw, "The good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
:lol:

Anyway, I have just finished the latest, and I have to say its to
Topic: New 350mA driver, V useful
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2014 15:30:13   Subject: New 350mA driver, V useful
Aware, hence my final comment.
;D
Topic: Any Ideas What This Is?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2014 14:06:59   Subject: Any Ideas What This Is?
Peter, any date on the catalogue or whatever?
Topic: New 350mA driver, V useful
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2014 13:20:11   Subject: New 350mA driver, V useful
Well here it is now they arrive from Farnell.

[link]Personal-Album-128-Image-97503[linkphoto]Personal-Album-128-Image-97503[/linkphoto][/link]

Easy to work with and solder but la
Topic: SDS Drill capacity comparison
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/11/2014 22:32:08   Subject: SDS Drill capacity comparison
and Roys famous red Mazda with moss growing round the windows and grey back wing was originally bought 3 yrs old and £3K off the hammer at BCA Walsall with 80K on the clock. By time it went to the jun
Topic: Calendar 2015 Proceeds
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2014 22:22:28   Subject: Calendar 2015 Proceeds
I think I vote for Shropshire Mines Trust
Topic: SDS Drill capacity comparison
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/11/2014 16:37:29   Subject: SDS Drill capacity comparison
I have bought a load of stuff off eBay and been lucky every time, but then again the word is lucky. I tend to look at stuff and go by gut feelings, maybe I have a feel for it after years of ducking an
Topic: taylors adit
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/11/2014 12:45:36   Subject: taylors adit
I have to come in here.
As far as Cambrian Mines Trust is concerned which owns the site there is no access to the east passage. I ventured along there for just a short distance and felt uncomfort
Topic: SDS Drill capacity comparison
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 02/11/2014 20:54:06   Subject: SDS Drill capacity comparison
I bought a SH Dewalt 24V DC224 off eBay for £100 a few years ago. Drill last OK but later batteries down to about 4 holes drilling for 10mm through bolts in rock.

Shopped for new battery on
Topic: Case for SDS Drill
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 01/11/2014 18:40:35   Subject: Case for SDS Drill
Possibly worth a mention, dry bags are available from marine chandlers and similar, I bought alarge one for £12 from McSalvors. Strong and PVC coated, intended to do what it says.
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/11/2014 14:36:21   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Problem I now have is doubts about when I was in, unsure whether Easter or August. Senile decay.
:(
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/11/2014 13:20:58   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
[quote="Roger the Cat"]I'm intrigued - what was this 'Huge Detonation' in the 'Old Limestone Quarry' and why?[/quote]

and when was it.
I am still trying to sort all this out in my mind
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/10/2014 18:31:39   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
I passed the new fall Easter and old fall with tight sqeeze was unchanged. New fall needs attention, or leave for the rest to come down and then clear a road through?

I think it better to p
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/10/2014 16:19:50   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
I noted this earlier this year, but may now be worse. It appeared to me maily caused by timber rotting. This could be replaced bur would need to be brought to site.
Topic: Roy's Photo Lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/10/2014 10:56:38   Subject: Roy's Photo Lamps
The most recent started when I obtained a Chinese underwater lamp from HK. A bit on the heavy side at 550 grams I eventually decided it would possibly make a future diving lamp or similar if I could g
Topic: Roy's Photo Lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/10/2014 10:39:01   Subject: Roy's Photo Lamps
To continue:
My first was a sort of self contained unit built early 2009 and using 3 X P7s, (remember these?). Made in a plastic box and with copper heatsinking it had a sort of self designed swi
Topic: New 350mA driver, V useful
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/10/2014 09:28:04   Subject: New 350mA driver, V useful
Some day I will get one of the people who actually understand the data sheets to explain one to me!
:lol:

At least not written in Chinese

Anyway, opened a new thread on the
Topic: Roy's Photo Lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/10/2014 09:24:25   Subject: Roy's Photo Lamps
I have started this as a blow by blow account of a new one off project. It started with a Lynx headset trashed by a machining error which I didn't know what to do with. In the end I decided that cut d
Safety LED Miners Caplamps Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2015 AditNow.co.uk
Top of Page