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Topic: Leawood Pumping Engine
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/06/2012 13:24:58   Subject: Leawood Pumping Engine
[quote]Foreign coal prices have risen drasticly since the demise of our industry,they have us by the nuts.[/quote]

Not only nuts, but doubles, singles, beans etc. :)
Topic: Leawood Pumping Engine
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/06/2012 12:17:29   Subject: Leawood Pumping Engine
Er, some of us do. I'm lucky enough to be supplying components to a world leader in aero gas turbines. They take pride in their work and we take pride in manufacturing components for them. For sure th
Topic: New event added 'Day Event To Stanton This Sunday' on 17/06/2012 at 10:00
Boy Engineer

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/06/2012 08:14:44   Subject: New event added 'Day Event To Stanton This Sunday' on 17/06/2012 at 10:00
Er, nothing like that anywhere close to Stanton Ironworks. Lots of cleared ground and some nice industrial units though. Chris is right, pictures are much further south in bandit country.
Topic: Penthouse
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2012 17:19:28   Subject: Penthouse
Great magazine, though not in the mining sense. I'l let someone else have a go with the inevitable puns.
Oops, Stuey has beaten me to it. Perhaps beaten wasn't the best word to choose but you get
Topic: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
Boy Engineer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/05/2012 12:32:12   Subject: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
Is the New Life in Old Veins film still available?
Topic: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
Boy Engineer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/05/2012 09:39:42   Subject: Pikies / Scrapman hit Cambokeels
[quote]and galvanise local action[/quote]
Is this in connection with [quote]they have even burnt one of the buildings down possibly to get the zinc sheets[/quote]? ;)
Topic: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
Boy Engineer

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/03/2012 07:57:21   Subject: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
[quote]You are welcome to use this album for uploading photographs of Bog.[/quote]

Shouldn't this be moved to the appropriate mine site?
Topic: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
Boy Engineer

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/03/2012 13:51:10   Subject: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
[quote]We were hoping to get sponsored by Cillit Bang......... [/quote]
One squeeze and then it's gone. That's what caused the problem.
Topic: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
Boy Engineer

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/03/2012 12:27:49   Subject: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
[quote="staffordshirechina"]I think we need a new one?


[img]http://www.riley-family.co.uk/photo/smallbog.jpg[/img][/quote]

Now please wash your hands. Think that you need t
Topic: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
Boy Engineer

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 07/03/2012 22:32:19   Subject: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
Faced with the Mining Toilet, my offering is a busted flush. I'm out.
Topic: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
Boy Engineer

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 07/03/2012 20:29:43   Subject: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
[quote] 2 of white Porcelain Toilets ( no cisterns!)
2 lift up seats
2 Valve sets for cistern. [/quote]
This is the nearest I can get: http://www.undergroundminers.com/flushing.htm
Topic: What is this?
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2012 11:00:59   Subject: What is this?
There is an interesting account of a visit to the Ironworks here: http://www.sblha.com/ht.html
The plates in the account seemed to be produced from wrought iron, but I stand to be corrected.
Topic: Graphite Mine Borrowdale
Boy Engineer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/03/2012 14:00:41   Subject: Graphite Mine Borrowdale
[quote]since there is a graphite mine at Borrowdale I was seeing whether I could explore the mines[/quote]
I'm sure there will be someone on here who can pencil you in for a visit.
Topic: Blockbuster Cash Mine
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2012 21:21:47   Subject: Blockbuster Cash Mine
Too much to hope that they were after a copy of The Great Escape on DVD.
Topic: Prince Charles to mine under people's homes!
Boy Engineer

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/02/2012 22:54:59   Subject: Prince Charles to mine under people's homes!
[quote]If I recall correctly, I don't have the benefit of the mining rights under my house - should I be contacting the BBC?[/quote]
Too right. I'm drafting a letter tonight to my regional statio
Topic: Impact Gas Detector
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/02/2012 09:13:53   Subject: Impact Gas Detector
Bit of a niche enquiry here (and that's saying something). Any one out there with a Neotronics/Honeywell Impact gas detector base unit? One has just sold on Fleabay (drat missed it) and I'm trying to
Topic: Shaddering
Boy Engineer

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 15/12/2011 13:25:16   Subject: Shaddering
There are a number of possible origins. The first relates to the use of a ladder in lieu of normal construction ply shuttering to hold concrete in place. One can see the obvious disadvantage unless ex
Topic: Mine Christmas Cards
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2011 19:49:50   Subject: Mine Christmas Cards
Any chance of a musical card that plays Jingle Bals?
Topic: NCB oil lamp flame guide on Ebay.
Boy Engineer

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/12/2011 14:01:09   Subject: NCB oil lamp flame guide on Ebay.
That scan has potentially ruined the surprise. I hope my wife isn't watching the thread.
Topic: NCB oil lamp flame guide on Ebay.
Boy Engineer

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/11/2011 08:05:54   Subject: NCB oil lamp flame guide on Ebay.
Well that's answered the "What do I get her for Christmas" conundrum. Glad I didn't buy the Black Avalanche book at the weekend.
Topic: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/11/2011 18:06:01   Subject: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Time for a bit of levity.
Anyone out there more interested in Ellie Harrison than where the water goes? Great disappointment from son that she has made other arrangements. I'm keeping my thoughts
Topic: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/11/2011 09:47:13   Subject: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Ought to resist but can't. [quote]anthropomorphic phraseology[/quote]. In my book river full of water, fish, invertebrates, plant life = living, ditto devoid of above = rather harder to describe in su
Topic: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/11/2011 08:17:18   Subject: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Here's what I hope won't be seen as a heretical suggestion. Maybe I'm being naive, but I think that this is a situation where a bit of wait and see might be in order (despite my tongue in cheek sugges
Topic: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2011 14:11:52   Subject: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
A suggestion.
http://www.petersenproducts.com/case_study/Large_Mine_Flooding_Remediation.aspx
Stick one of these somewhere near the top end of Magpie Sough, or at the Boil Up to see if the t
Topic: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2011 12:41:19   Subject: Lathkill/Magpie Sough - Countryfile
A little bed-time reading here, with one or two pertinent bits. Am still trying to find when the report mentioned in the programme will be available (funded by Natural England).

http://epri
Topic: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
Boy Engineer

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 12/11/2011 19:42:08   Subject: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
Apologies if I'm teaching grannies to suck eggs, but to get the pages in English copy the web address and paste into Google Translate box.

Topic: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
Boy Engineer

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 12/11/2011 19:33:36   Subject: Old Mine Exploration in Russia
"Fortunately, some of us was a gas burner"
What a lovely way of describing how they addressed the issue of the steel lid.
Topic: Any Ideas What This Is?
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2011 22:59:19   Subject: Any Ideas What This Is?
No. Is that an acceptable answer?



I have two neighbours who work for Davis so I'll ask them at the weekend.
Topic: Bad news for Boulby dark matter lab?
Boy Engineer

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/09/2011 20:46:01   Subject: Bad news for Boulby dark matter lab?
[quote]mysterious dark matter [/quote]
Dark matter is really pretty common, but rather fickle. Go down any mine, switch off your light, and you'll be surrounded by it. Switch on and it disappears
Topic: Exhibition: digital reconstruction of a water pressure engine
Boy Engineer

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/09/2011 12:38:32   Subject: Exhibition: digital reconstruction of a water pressure engine
Congratulations on your digital model - it looks really good. What software did you use?
Topic: Tunnel collapse in Idaho mine
Boy Engineer

Forum: North America   Posted: 17/04/2011 20:21:38   Subject: Tunnel collapse in Idaho mine
Reckon they'll rename it?
Topic: De Re Metallica
Boy Engineer

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/02/2011 22:09:22   Subject: De Re Metallica
Not to be confused with Do Re Me Metallica, the thrash metal version of the Sound of Music classic.

Sorry, couldn't help it. Too much Euro pop last week. Both types.
Topic: Sough tail @ Cromford
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/01/2011 15:07:16   Subject: Sough tail @ Cromford
[quote]Wouldn't this have been the drain from the Bullestree Lead Mine? (This small mine was situated due east of Cromford station)
The old 25" map shows a drainage stream running down to the riv
Topic: Sough tail @ Cromford
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/01/2011 19:36:12   Subject: Sough tail @ Cromford
Barmaster's plan (available at the other place) marks the vein as High Tor as well as showing the shaft mentioned by m'learned colleague. The arrow looks slightly to the east of the plan location.
Topic: Rockrift powder
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2011 13:55:17   Subject: Rockrift powder
Thanks for the responses so far - all helpful!
Topic: Rockrift powder
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2011 20:20:39   Subject: Rockrift powder
I'm trying to find some information about an explosive called Rockrift (or Rock Rift). I believe it was made by Cooke's Explosives at Penrhyndeudraeth (either before and/or after ICI took over). Other
Topic: Black Angel Mine
Boy Engineer

Forum: Europe   Posted: 10/01/2011 13:59:18   Subject: Black Angel Mine
Anyone see Bruce Parry at Black Angel on BBC last night? Talk about awkward location. Company website is also worth a look. [url]http://www.angelmining.com/black-angel[/url]
Topic: Create your own mining buddy
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2010 12:04:14   Subject: Create your own mining buddy
Looks like he's after a bit of "tie me kangaroo down" type sport - the eyes give it away.
Note how I avoided a crude 'hole in one' reference.
Topic: Pleasley-Colliery-in-the-Snow-Image-57052 (photo)
Boy Engineer

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 13/12/2010 12:19:29   Subject: Pleasley-Colliery-in-the-Snow-Image-57052 (photo)
[quote]anyone with a broken ankle named Ian[/quote]

Neither of my ankles are named (well, other than ankle).......
Topic: Miners trapped in Chile
Boy Engineer

Forum: South America   Posted: 01/10/2010 12:23:42   Subject: Miners trapped in Chile
I think they might legitimately want to know what brand of toothpaste they were receiving.
Topic: North Roskear Headgear
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2010 12:25:44   Subject: North Roskear Headgear
Perhaps should be under South Crofty. This is the link to the planning documents:
[url]http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk:8181/rpp/index.asp?caseref=PA10/05145[/url]
Topic: Chellaston Alabaster Mines
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/07/2010 12:32:18   Subject: Chellaston Alabaster Mines
The Aston Glebe mine near the A50 bend was owned by the Gotham Company, which I think also bought the Chellaston mine. The Gotham Company eventually became part of BPB. Aston was an u/g operation whil
Topic: Explosive switch
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2010 09:48:32   Subject: Explosive switch
I remember seeing an identical one at Macsalvors in Pool in the late 70s. Definitely ex-WD, the handle fits into the hole and then pulls the 'rack' out, this is then pushed down (in true cartoon fashi
Topic: Animal headgear
Boy Engineer

Forum: North America   Posted: 24/03/2010 12:14:32   Subject: Animal headgear
And no, it isn't me in the picture, before you ask.
Topic: Animal headgear
Boy Engineer

Forum: North America   Posted: 24/03/2010 12:13:14   Subject: Animal headgear
This is what I expected from the title of the post...
[photo]Personal-Album-1509-Image-49468[/photo]


Topic: Parkside Colliery Shaft Sinking
Boy Engineer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2010 11:32:53   Subject: Parkside Colliery Shaft Sinking
Found this link on the Cementation Canada site - apologies if someone else has already posted it elsewhere.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXuFvera5Sg&feature=PlayList&p=38553A12571B63
Topic: The Honourable Jonathan Davies
Boy Engineer

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 30/11/2009 12:31:47   Subject: The Honourable Jonathan Davies
It would be more amusing if they were called The Park and Ride collieries. Park and Dare sounds like some sort of (what I understand is known as) 'dogging'.
Topic: Denby Coal Mine
Boy Engineer

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/10/2009 17:29:19   Subject: Denby Coal Mine
Put me down for a copy when you publish - always wanted to see what D-L looked like. All the best with the project.
Topic: Tool handles
Boy Engineer

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/10/2009 17:26:09   Subject: Tool handles
Rather surprised that no one has reprised the "Four Candles" sketch in this thread.
Topic: Archaeology project on Alston moor
Boy Engineer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/10/2009 12:24:24   Subject: Archaeology project on Alston moor
Being curious as to why the project should have provoked such a reaction, I looked at the description on the EH site [url]http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/inspired/server/show/ConWebDoc.17299[/url].
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