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Topic: New member - Notts-Derbyshire
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/09/2014 13:34:02   Subject: New member - Notts-Derbyshire
Get "Caves of the Peak District" pub by Dalesman.

Try moorbooks for it

Worth every penny.
Topic: anyone identify this
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2014 14:09:33   Subject: anyone identify this
Its possible that it may have been part of something taken into the mine but not related to mining.
Topic: Paul Deakin RIP
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/09/2014 21:36:57   Subject: Paul Deakin RIP
Oh no!
This makes me very sad.
Topic: Carbis bay mine shafts
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/09/2014 15:57:47   Subject: Carbis bay mine shafts
Thanks for this.

Have you turned up anything in your surface mooching?

There is a 'feature' along side the main road at the bottom of Godrevey Terrace, not the one in St Ives its
Topic: Carbis bay mine shafts
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/09/2014 10:21:34   Subject: Carbis bay mine shafts
A lovely posting Stu. Is says a lot.

I have a personal fascination with the area and keep returning time after time.
Topic: boundary cross flatts collapse - rampgill
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/09/2014 12:15:48   Subject: boundary cross flatts collapse - rampgill
[quote="SimonRL"]Thank you Mr Mike. A good factual write up and warning for future groups of where to be aware. Much appreciated.[/quote]

Yes I second that.
Good to get the facts, exac
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2014 22:08:31   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="Digit"]A young man married a beautiful woman who had previously divorced ten husbands. On their wedding night, she told her husband, "Please be gentle; I'm still a virgin".

"What?"
Topic: Looking for lecturer
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2014 16:39:12   Subject: Looking for lecturer
[quote="CIMT"]it is not a conference meeting. we just need anyone could give a talk to the delegations. I have been contact BGS and Exeter Uni, however they told me they couldn't do it. Just wonderin
Topic: Looking for lecturer
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2014 14:48:24   Subject: Looking for lecturer
[quote="Drillbilly."]

By the way, you'd better tell your chums that powerful vacuum cleaners have been banned by our glorious leaders:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-2887843
Topic: Looking for lecturer
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2014 22:29:56   Subject: Looking for lecturer
[quote="exspelio"][quote="Drillbilly."]I can come along and give a lecture in response to your key points.

The lecture will be delivered in 2 parts.

Part 1. Health and Safety s
Topic: Old Gang Smelt Mill: Shaking table
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/08/2014 09:51:32   Subject: Old Gang Smelt Mill: Shaking table
Hi People

A few weeks ago while walking in Swaledale with a companion we stopped to have a wonder around the Old Gang Smelt Mill. My companion’s interest was aroused by the shaking table in
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/08/2014 14:36:21   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
More new stuff

A new version of the popular EcoStar lamp incorporates some new features.

XM-L U2 Emitter, walk mode now 200 lumens for average 1.3 watts battery hit.

T
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/08/2014 12:51:57   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
[quote="Drillbilly."]I'm liking your signature line! :lol:[/quote]

Thought you might!
And I am liking your:

[i]"I think people trying to get holes included in the CRoW are s
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/08/2014 08:48:35   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
There is a point I feel I aught to make in hope of adding further clarity.

There is mention elsewhere on the Internet of definitions of words and usage of words in legislation. When any que
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 13:30:54   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
[quote="Vanoord"]

The opinion of a QC is merely that - it is an opinion, which is generally given to a client to advise them on the likely outcome of a possible legal case.

With
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 12:28:10   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
To take a general view, whatever conclusions are reached on here are unlikely to alter matters, we can only sit back and await any developments, if indeed there are any.

Stirring the pot w
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 11:00:55   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
Back to the thread, and a pertinent question.
Is this likely to go anywhere and will anything useful come out of it?
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 10:54:56   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
Mr V, I agree completely and have to express admiration for the clarity of your logic and grasp of the issues.

But have to point out that the likelihood of an individual being prepared to c
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 08:41:26   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
Drillbilly, Stu old friend, your last posting has made me really smile, if you only knew, but I dare not post on a public forum.

Would you believe that there are individuals involved who ra
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 17:44:57   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
[quote="RJV"]This isn't anything to do with lawmakers Roy, its cavers looking to clarify access under exiting legislation.
[/quote]

Sorry I disagree
"Clarification" is usually a
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2014 16:46:07   Subject: Access to mines under Freedom of Access Legislation
I don’t want to take this off thread but cannot help see a situation whereby our law makers feel that every single issue in our society can be instantly solved by passing more and more legislation. An
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/08/2014 11:06:03   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
NEWS

New 4 cell power pack.
I am announcing a new 4 cell power pack for EcoStar (4P) 3.7V nominal, and Trigon/X3000 (2S2P) 7.4V nominal.
The new power pack is slightly lighter and
Topic: Autonomous headlamp design enquiry
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2014 22:36:39   Subject: Autonomous headlamp design enquiry
Right on thread:

Our wonderful technology

It does it automatically, what a load of ****
It does it automatically; he’s what we think of it
It tries to second guess you,
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/08/2014 15:35:41   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
On another matter, I have revised the spec on the X3000 by moving the battery meter to the top under the floods, this has enabled more foot level peripheral light and liberated room for a better posit
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/08/2014 08:50:07   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Yes and you get someone stuffing the box with 1200 mAh cells and then complaining that you dont get the burn times quoted.
Its happened and nearly went as far as returns. I can really do without
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/08/2014 16:07:42   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Vanoord"]3-ish

The ideal battery pack (wishing for the moon on the stick) would effectively be something the size of the new Sten battery but with the ability to replace the cells i
Topic: Tin mining artifacts for sale
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2014 17:53:22   Subject: Tin mining artifacts for sale
Geevor, Botallack and Levant could be legit, it that when sections of those mines were dewatered it was known that anything left undergound would be lost when the pumps were switched off. The Drakewal
Topic: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2014 10:56:10   Subject: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
My fancy is that all this stuff goes into private collections, outdoor garden features and the like.
At some time someone may well 'see something' on their travels.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2014 22:05:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Ben, I think it bad luck, people who say no such thing dont have it. It comes in runs, serious.

If memory serves correct there is only you and a chap from Newtown who has had any trouble I
Topic: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/08/2014 19:14:01   Subject: Llechwedd Theft (Another One!)
Has the jaw crusher gone as well?
This was one of my favourite little treets to visit when in that area.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2014 18:24:56   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="lozz"]"And this a quality component from Farnell, not anything Chinese. I was pondering on this, never seen it happen before on lamp, car, TV, Radio, lawnmower, or anything that comes to mind.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2014 17:41:52   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="christwigg"]

Simple fact is that no light is immune to problems.

I've been out at least once a week for the last six year and i've seen a Sten fail, a Nora fail and (gulp
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2014 17:31:47   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Just a point:

Low voltage (Cells in parallel, about 3.7V nominal) lamps like Nora and my Eco dont go out suddenly when the battery goes down, they just get dimmer and dimmer and will still
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2014 16:27:12   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Thanks for this Mr V, however there is an issue with this type of pack. Inevitably the cells will be held against contacts at one end by springs at other. All well and good until you bump your head an
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2014 15:53:34   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I was going to stay out and let people have their say but had to reply to this. Sorry Stu, but your comment about the Nora and Scurrion was not very nice. Mr Bif has put a hell of a lot of work into d
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2014 09:35:08   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
This is interesting, and I want to throw the table open to users of Stens, Scurrys, Monkeys or whatever as well as my own fan club.

Apart from this posting I want to stay quiet for while an
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/07/2014 17:45:47   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Thanks to both of you for the imput, but in fairness I have to comment that the Scurrion is only 160 grams and the Rude Nora 120 grams. However Scurrion offer a rear heat sink which suggests possible
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/07/2014 16:31:30   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
This is in the way of a question.

If I produced a lamp:
Similar to the Lynx_XLamps being of aluminium with some copper, maybe, but smaller and say at about 150 grams in weight.
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Topic: Naming conventions/protocol
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2014 12:21:50   Subject: Naming conventions/protocol
[quote="lozz"]For me personally Roy I would agree with what you say, the last one I did I indicated with shaft numbers.

When I worked underground the crosscut from the shaft was referred to
Topic: Naming conventions/protocol
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2014 11:59:43   Subject: Naming conventions/protocol
I see the point but a sensible and meaningful approach is surely better than silly nonsense?

There are for instance the points of the compass, so this gives you a north and south lode, shaf
Topic: Naming conventions/protocol
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2014 10:59:48   Subject: Naming conventions/protocol
This is a point that winds me up to a degree as I regard the names given to places by 'cavers' somewhat puerile and out of place when used in the mine contex. They even go as far as renaming places th
Topic: Youd's Lid
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/07/2014 09:35:48   Subject: Youd's Lid
They usually keep a key at the pavilion.
Its just a length of steel rod with a 90 degree bend in the end, about inch and half. This engages the latch inside so you lift the latch and then the lid
Topic: Im looking for a cheap harness
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2014 21:48:39   Subject: Im looking for a cheap harness
[quote="angieweekender"]hi there
i am wanting to start SRT. I need a cheapish secondhand harness. have checked ebay. does anyone have any info on where some maybe available ?
Thanks
an
Topic: Wheal Devonshire
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2014 13:13:41   Subject: Wheal Devonshire
Just visited this site, one page told me: "You need a brighter lamp"

mmmm, a Fellows moment?

Topic: Rampgill Gate
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/07/2014 13:07:21   Subject: Rampgill Gate
I think I remember was it Whitesike?
Someone went to work with a sledgehammer years ago.
Topic: Rampgill Gate
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/07/2014 17:01:21   Subject: Rampgill Gate
Not off topic to me as I need information and advice to responsibly manage my trust.

I am probably biased on the barbed wire issue as I was very poorly in 2010 and I dont want to go into d
Topic: Rampgill Gate
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/07/2014 13:19:02   Subject: Rampgill Gate
[quote="exspelio"]Barbed topping wire is meant more for livestock control than for people, especially wild mountain sheep who'll jump anything if it doesn't bite back.[/quote]

This is a new
Topic: Rampgill Gate
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/07/2014 11:34:22   Subject: Rampgill Gate
[quote="gNick"]
There was a certain amount of reducing a risk of injury as with my risk assessment work hat on there was a definite risk of slipping over when opening the old gate and getting you
Topic: Rampgill Gate
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/07/2014 22:09:37   Subject: Rampgill Gate
[quote="John Lawson"]
The idea being it was a two man lift and hence would deter solo exploration.[/quote]

well if so it didn't work
:lol:
Topic: More on Oldham chargers
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/07/2014 08:45:25   Subject: More on Oldham chargers
[quote="Graigfawr"]I suspect that the triple one you have Roy is a Caving Supplies product rather than an Oldham product.[/quote]

[quote="AdM Michael"]or Stuart Kirby? Which powersupply doe
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