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Topic: Site description
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 30/06/2020 14:23:51   Subject: Site description
We should have a Cornwall Regional Editor somewhere?
Topic: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2020 11:46:25   Subject: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
If its coal, it would be different kind of working to what I was thinking off, but what i saw in the video does not suggest that.
Topic: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/06/2020 21:57:05   Subject: Easy underground stuff for a newbie.
Would CAT be interested in a new fellow?

Thing is, we all getting older, we do need new young people who are keen.
Topic: Photography in caves
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/06/2020 18:34:46   Subject: Photography in caves
That identifies another issue with them as I had my DX80 come on in its carry pouch and nearly set me on fire. My own build torch has a toggle switch with a cover. Not very elegant but reliable and sa
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
royfellows

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 18:47:47   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Hexamine stoves have been used to burn high explosive for a brew up, HE wont go without a det, except at very high temperature.
Topic: Photography in caves
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2020 18:43:33   Subject: Photography in caves
That does surprise me as the TGX has a lot of popular support and people are turning out some good work with them.

I dont use one as its just not to my taste, possibly obvious by my talk of
Topic: Post-Lockdown plans?
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/06/2020 16:17:03   Subject: Post-Lockdown plans?
Wales is still off limits to distance travellers, we are all waiting for Mr Drakeford to say its OK later next month.

We all doing work on our homes, mine includes an interesting side proje
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
royfellows

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 16:13:17   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
[quote="sinker"][quote="Morlock"]

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

[/quote]


"The past is a foreign country:

they [b
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
royfellows

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 08:06:15   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Thanks for this, just watched it.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2020 17:29:17   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
Hi John, you know about my page I assume?

http://royfellows.uk/mineexplorer/bryneglwys.htm

Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/06/2020 17:26:43   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
Ha, yes the loading bay. I had an argument with a local about it years ago who insisted it was "the way into the mine", regardless of the ore passes.

I searched for any trace at all of the
Topic: Photography in caves
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/06/2020 08:58:35   Subject: Photography in caves
You need to be careful with the torches in that they are actually doing what they claim.

Imolent, Nitecore and Fenix have been extensively reviewed and tested. You can actually test for lum
Topic: Photography in caves
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/06/2020 15:23:45   Subject: Photography in caves
This was Chris at NAMHO. Worlds brightest caplamp to date, outputs up to 11,700 lumens (hope I got this right) even if it does need his personal computer on the back of his helmet to run it.

Topic: Photography in caves
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/06/2020 15:16:14   Subject: Photography in caves
Sorry back again, I have hijacked the thread!

This is to demonstrate my solo photography technique which works for me.

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Topic: Photography in caves
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/06/2020 15:03:25   Subject: Photography in caves
Here you are

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Old Ham, RFD, NAMHO 2018. Fuji XP 120 full auto, ISO 200, hand held. Illumination from Imolent DX 80 32K lumens held
Topic: Photography in caves
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/06/2020 14:51:52   Subject: Photography in caves
Tip, hold the camera of whatever sort out to the side at arms length if possible, will increase shadow depth.
Topic: Photography in caves
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/06/2020 14:49:20   Subject: Photography in caves
[quote="ChrisJC"]You have to give a little bit of credit to the camera in the phone too.

Chris.
[/quote]

Meeow
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 19:26:36   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="pwhole"] I've done most local sites to death,
:([/quote]

Ha, the story of my ongoing relationship with the Matlock area
:lol:
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 24/06/2020 17:56:49   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
I have just dug out my copy of British Mining no 81 by Nigel Chapman. It seems that most of the photos I had off Simon are in the book. Just a heads up on this.
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/06/2020 19:29:33   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
I had quite a conversation with Simon about it at the time, he expressed the opinion that it was Van, and I have no reason to disagree. It is impossible to identify any background features that would
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/06/2020 13:29:43   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
I have to admit to a load of old photographs in digital form which I cannot really upload without permission from Simon Hughes who was kind enough to give them to me. I dont see Simon these days and a
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/06/2020 13:56:12   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
My understanding is that the adit lead to extensive workings but was blocked off in the 1970s after some kids went in there and got lost. Soon after the property above built a swimming pool over it, m
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/06/2020 20:19:00   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
[quote="John Mason"]The one Central Wales mine I'd have loved to see underground - and I think that goes for all of us![/quote]

Right on!
Topic: Van Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/06/2020 17:46:38   Subject: Van Lead Mine (mine)
Welcome to aditnow.
If you have any old photos or documents it would be really appreciated by many if you could be so kind as to scan and upload them.
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2020 17:44:25   Subject: Back underground ????
Yes, weekdays.

North Wales is generally very busy weekends, mid Wales just sees the Aberystwyth day trippers and Cwmystwyth is the car cruisers.

Gunnerside weekends is a parking
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2020 17:50:31   Subject: Back underground ????
Why apologise.

Anyway, yes its on the Cambrian Caving Council website. I am not worried about the virus, I work on my own in my 'projects', one site is permanently locked anyway. My day ou
Topic: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2020 19:27:38   Subject: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
Your explore of the old tight adit was interesting.
Did you note any interesting artefacts in the shaft, pump rods or whatever. I saw the rising main, so presumably it was an engine shaft and yo
Topic: Cabin-Shaft-Lead-Mine?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2020 12:58:41   Subject: Cabin-Shaft-Lead-Mine?
Sorted.
I regional editor for mid Wales, but doubt I tread on anyone's toes here.
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2020 11:53:08   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="ttxela"]

I have been giving this some thought and I have decided that for me the trigger will be when campsites re-open and I am permitted to stay overnight on a trip.

[
Topic: Cabin-Shaft-Lead-Mine?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/06/2020 19:34:45   Subject: Cabin-Shaft-Lead-Mine?
Hi people
I have just hit on a series of photos related to the above, at https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Cabin-Shaft-Lead-Mine_21104/

In my view it belongs under Minera, under heading
Topic: Thistleton Mine
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/06/2020 19:08:09   Subject: Thistleton Mine
Interesting.

There was some aggro over this mine on the URBEX site, 28 Days Later a few years ago. Apparently some of them had got into the place and encountered bad air. Hardly surprising
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2020 11:42:59   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="Tamarmole"]
................... avoid honeypot sites .............
[/quote]

Or do them on a weekday
;D
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2020 09:05:19   Subject: Back underground ????
I went for a ride around the Peak District yesterday and did a bit of walking. Quite a few people about but not as many as I would expect. One conclusion is why does it have to be on a Sunday, next ti
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)crabb winch
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/06/2020 16:18:57   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine (mine)crabb winch
I always thought of it as a sort of portable crane raising blocks onto a truck by a pulley set into the roof?

Hooks in the roof in various places would be the clue.
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2020 16:12:40   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="ChrisJC"]

Of course I'm cynical that it ever will, the obstacles are just too high. You'd be crazy to try to set up a business these days.

Chris.


[/quote
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2020 15:45:46   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
Likely outcome - grand money will pour into feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments etc, plus a load of other hangers on, then, nothing. "Nice new cars" of course, relates to the above.
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 13:30:54   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
[quote="Tamarmole"]Really enjoyed the last Shropshire NAMHO. Great venue. I particularly enjoyed the winch trip down Chapel Shaft(?) at Snailbeach. Hopefully they'll run that again.[/quote]
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/05/2020 13:00:40   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
Best first stop for books is Moorebooks, he is ace on prices and service and everything.
Topic: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/05/2020 21:05:14   Subject: Vieille Montagne in Nenthead
and Peter Wilkinson's book on The Nent Force Level, a fascinating read.
Topic: Greenside Lead Mine (mine)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/05/2020 14:33:21   Subject: Greenside Lead Mine (mine)
[quote="PeteJ"]You need a copy of "Grey Gold" by Samuel Murphy. Very comprehensive history of the Greenside Mine.
For Leadhills see the Leadhills miners Library information.[/quote]

O
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2020 14:18:01   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="legendrider"]

I think you missed a trick there.
You're not the Messiah,
[/quote]

Yes, but if he had smoked enough of what everyone else was smoking, he would
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 14:11:30   Subject: Back underground ????
Your probably right

I have been giving the matter thought about this coming weekend. OK, so why does it have to be the weekend when everyone is likely to be out and about?
I am retired
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 10:52:34   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="SimonRL"]

Last thing any rural community needs is this again https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51994504[/quote]

That particular Sunday I went to Cwmystwyth to finish of
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 17:52:01   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="ttxela"]

I'm thinking the trigger will be when cafe's, pubs, B&B's and the like are allowed to re-open that will be more the sign that we can proceed without upsetting any applecart
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 13:13:54   Subject: Back underground ????
You are talking a lot of good sense Alex.

Yes, we could see a new 'political correctness'.

What I really dread is 'Exploring with Fighters' gaining access to an empty Nightingale
Topic: Back underground ????
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 12:50:06   Subject: Back underground ????
Well I am a soloist anyway. UG, I probably wont bother as Wales is off limits, but be nice to go for a good walk in the 'proper' countryside.
Topic: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2020 13:01:25   Subject: Cononley Lead Mine, N.Yorks
If you want hard copy first port of call for any books is Moore books. Link opposite. >>>>>

Topic: 1870s mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2020 09:05:31   Subject: 1870s mine
Your not even telling us where it is which makes it more difficult to point you in any specific direction.

Generally, mineral stats, Mining Journal, and press archives. Plus National Archiv
Topic: the largest U/G mine " space " // cavity " - in UK ?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2020 18:48:09   Subject: the largest U/G mine
Man made - slate yes, Minllyn and Aberllefenni come to mind. Also the limestone workings off Milyr Tunnel.
Topic: Novel, but fatal, use of a straw hat
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2020 12:28:01   Subject: Novel, but fatal, use of a straw hat
Thanks for sharing this interesting information.
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