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Topic: Carbide Lamp
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/07/2014 20:09:02   Subject: Carbide Lamp
Have I got news for you!

Caving Supplies are still selling them brand new.

I just thought I would check it out and I was surprised. I believe that CS own the Premier brand.
Topic: Candidate for a Darwin award
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/07/2014 20:04:35   Subject: Candidate for a Darwin award
[quote="Tamarmole"]

I've yet to use it, it will be interesting to see whether I die or not.
[/quote]

Unfortunately, if that happens you wont live long enough to know about i
Topic: Dinorwic Slate Tips (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/07/2014 15:57:59   Subject: Dinorwic Slate Tips (photo)
[quote="RJV"]Quality photo Stew!

In amongst the doom & gloom & rumour-mongering of other threads its a good reminder of one of the best aspects of this hobby, namely just pulling your boots
Topic: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/07/2014 15:28:20   Subject: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
I think that past incidents and the current one are down to different parties. In the last incident bar this one the lock was cut off and a bag of rubish appeared inside the entrance. I personally put
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2014 15:22:47   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
I think a point worth making is the difference between the generally discreet initials and graffiti of the past, and the massive and often senseless paint spray daubings of modern times.
A good '
Topic: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/07/2014 12:13:55   Subject: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
[quote="DylanW"]This reminds me of a similar scenario we had in Maenofferen a good few years ago, i cant remember the actual sum, but a significant amount of money was spent on replacing locks & chain
Topic: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2014 17:16:29   Subject: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
OK speculation....
Thinking about it, a petrol driven disk cutter makes quite a bit of noise, and sound carries at night. Assuming it was at night and not blatently in the daylight with people ar
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2014 17:05:53   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Its all something I cannot make my mind up about.
But first, apologies, my last posting should have read:
"David Ewart Bick”.

Anyway, to move on. I personally hate and loath anyt
Topic: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2014 14:12:18   Subject: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
Specuation as to motive can be hopeless, some people who appear perfectly normal on the outside can be really screwed up on the inside, and no way to know.

There was a chap who was continua
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2014 13:58:13   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Its a valid opinion Rick but somewhere in Wales there is a "DEB 1954"
A lot of people would be upset if it were to be scrubbed out.

For those not in the know its David Ewart Bick
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2014 11:24:39   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Interesting if off topic debate starting here.
How old does someones initials have to be before it ceases to be a 'mindless daubing' and becomes of historical interest.

Case in point,
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/06/2014 12:45:45   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Cree XM-L 2 U2
EcoStars and Trigons are now using Cree XM-L 2 U2 emitters (and have been for a while) to provide a new increased output and efficiency.
EcoStar
A new standard mode of 20
Topic: 18650 Batteries and Charger
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/06/2014 12:19:56   Subject: 18650 Batteries and Charger
Good advice, but all be advised that many quality protected cells are OEM Sanyo rebranded.
I believe that Sanyo are the majority laptop manufacturer cell of choice. They are also the choice of Mr
Topic: 18650 Batteries and Charger
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/06/2014 08:46:20   Subject: 18650 Batteries and Charger
[quote="Mr Mike"]

With the Chinese stuff being offered, it is very difficult to say if your getting an original or clone.

[/quote]

The same product can have different
Topic: 18650 Batteries and Charger
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/06/2014 08:38:24   Subject: 18650 Batteries and Charger
Looks like you have your answers John.
Ultrafire chargers?
An old wise saying, "Penny wise and pound foolish"



Topic: 18650 Batteries and Charger
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/06/2014 22:00:22   Subject: 18650 Batteries and Charger
Its a bit of a minefield isn't it.

Trustfire 2300 mAh LiIon cells regardless of being labeled 2500 mAh are OK, I have used them for about 5 years and have only changed over to genuine Sany
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/06/2014 09:34:02   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I'm sorry you will all have to wait, I need to thoroughly test these lamps and assess possible component supply issues etc.
Its no good me winding everyone up on something that’s a non starter.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/06/2014 19:53:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[link]Personal-Album-128-Image-95135[linkphoto]Personal-Album-128-Image-95135[/linkphoto][/link]

In order to address rumours I have to reveal that I have been testing and evaluating a new r
Topic: New member.
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/06/2014 13:21:07   Subject: New member.
[quote="Mr Mike"][quote="royfellows"]Me 70 next January[/quote].

Sorry Roy, was including you in the 70+:lol:[/quote]

I hope I dont look like my avatar!
Topic: New member.
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/06/2014 09:30:11   Subject: New member.
Me 70 next January and just got karate brown belt, I was 67 when I started. Train 4 nights a week, 2 karate 2 aikido. Fight freestyle, do body rolls, no problem.

Mine exploring nearly every
Topic: Mines and explorers in Swaledale
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/06/2014 17:20:02   Subject: Mines and explorers in Swaledale
Hi Emily

Here is a good lead for you, note that there is a reserch group that does underground

http://www.yorkshiredalesminingmuseum.com/
Topic: New Tungsten mine in Devon
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/06/2014 15:59:29   Subject: New Tungsten mine in Devon
A few years ago i was a director of a business park company that was attempting to inject new life in a particularly run down area of Walsall, an era with above average level of unemployment.
Tes
Topic: Bounce Below at Llechwedd
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/06/2014 22:35:54   Subject: Bounce Below at Llechwedd
[quote="iestyn999"]

Some may argue that the mine is being turned into a playground,
)[/quote]

I agree your other points and this is OK to a degree in a tourist mine but I d
Topic: Bounce Below at Llechwedd
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/06/2014 17:19:10   Subject: Bounce Below at Llechwedd
I am but the words fail me
Topic: New Tungsten mine in Devon
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2014 22:24:56   Subject: New Tungsten mine in Devon
[quote="wheldale"]
I wouldn't worry about hydrochloric acid in fracking. It's only makes up 0.1% of the fracking solution.[/quote]

10,000 parts per million
SHOCK!
0.1%
Topic: Pumping the polluted water from mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2014 14:50:00   Subject: Pumping the polluted water from mines
Maybe what they call a 'Freudian slip'
Topic: Web site problem 2nd June
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 03/06/2014 12:31:53   Subject: Web site problem 2nd June
Why is it that so many mine explorers are in IT?
I have always thought it disproportionate
Topic: Web site problem 2nd June
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 02/06/2014 22:38:03   Subject: Web site problem 2nd June
I can follow Simons, but very little of Dave's
Now this will have to stop, or I will turn the topic to LEDs
:devil:
Topic: Frongoch User Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/06/2014 22:31:16   Subject: Frongoch User Album (album)
Thank you for your kind remarks John.
I enjoyed this project very much as it was a complete change to my usual digging. The shaft looked Oh so formidable when I started, but as the plats and ladd
Topic: Web site problem 2nd June
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 02/06/2014 16:39:06   Subject: Web site problem 2nd June
Yes and I have been buisy, check out Frongoch
;D
Topic: mine explorer website and a new mine to explore
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/05/2014 15:10:55   Subject: mine explorer website and a new mine to explore
Yes its very difficlt to use at the moment, we are all having trouble
Topic: Stuff & Nonsence
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2014 22:26:48   Subject: Stuff & Nonsence
[quote="gNick"]
I'll get me Woggler's Moulie...[/quote]

You'll be lucky, they fetch a fortune on eBay
:lol:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/05/2014 09:27:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Charging Issues
I have had some battery pack charging issues reported which have been entirely due to dirt in the yellow XT60 lamp connector, or the 4 way multiplug on MagnumStar batteries.
Topic: Petzl Vertex
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/05/2014 21:50:25   Subject: Petzl Vertex
You might be able to get a government grant for a green one
:lol:
Topic: Petzl Vertex
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2014 21:49:33   Subject: Petzl Vertex
I would look out for an Ecrin Roc on fleabay or whatever.

I recently bought a new Elios because I sweat a lot and wanted the vents. Its OK once I get used to it, but by the time I get used
Topic: West Chiverton Mine SW793509
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/05/2014 21:44:11   Subject: West Chiverton Mine SW793509
[quote="lozz"]Just google earthed that site, boy that's changed, I was last there in the early 70's, got my first chunks of galena from there, there used to be an outlet for a shallow tunnel, an adit
Topic: Harness advice
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 11/05/2014 22:23:37   Subject: Harness advice
[quote="Tamarmole"]
So what have you replaced the CS kit with and how do you rate it?[/quote]

Super Avanti and a Torse but too early days to give evaluation. I dont do a lot of SRT act
Topic: Harness advice
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 11/05/2014 18:50:04   Subject: Harness advice
I have recently been 'pressured' into renewing my SRT kit.

The old kit was Caving Supplies, yes build like a you know what but heavy and bulky to carry and a chest harness that would suit a
Topic: Problems with private messages
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2014 12:03:33   Subject: Problems with private messages
[quote="dalesman"]yes i've had that happen a few times in the past,frustrating when you spent ages one finger typing a message out,I sent one earlier to night and that seems to be ok[/quote]

Topic: Rivet failure on Crolls
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/05/2014 11:55:45   Subject: Rivet failure on Crolls
[quote="Drillbilly."]It always makes me wonder why the "2 ropes brigade" do not also wear 2 harnesses. After all, one could fail. They should probably be different makes, just to be sure.

Topic: Stonecroft, possible adit?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/05/2014 13:25:15   Subject: Stonecroft, possible adit?
I cannot help but wonder about this.
Has anyone been into this?

[link]Stonecroft-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-93978[linkphoto]Stonecroft-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-93978[/linkphoto][/lin
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2014 15:27:51   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
[quote="gNick"]On a slightly flippant note, if I find one of the loathsome reptiles that insist on spray-painting arrows in Smallcleugh they will find out just how dangerous mine exploration can be...
Topic: Bryneglwys
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2014 21:53:07   Subject: Bryneglwys
The Tal-y-llyn Railway by JIC Boyd, 1988, is a book worth having with lots of Bryneglwys stuff in it as well as a lot of good photos.
Topic: Disturbance in Rampgill
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/04/2014 15:18:18   Subject: Disturbance in Rampgill
I was in there Easter and didn't notice anything?
Can you be specific please.
Topic: New book - Cross Fell and the Mines of The Cumbrian Pennines
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/04/2014 23:30:43   Subject: New book - Cross Fell and the Mines of The Cumbrian Pennines
[quote="gNick"]First impressions are pretty good - a bit daunting to read as there is an awful lot of information in it.
Weighs a ton as well.
[/quote]

The term "value for money"
Topic: Change of username
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2014 21:25:24   Subject: Change of username
"A man is known by the company that he keeps"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

EDIT
Not to mention threads on the subject of: "How big is yours"
Topic: Change of username
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2014 14:42:23   Subject: Change of username
Am I on the wrong website?
Topic: Change of username
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2014 12:26:37   Subject: Change of username
The thing about this is that using your ordinary name can be picked as part of 'profiling' activites and the shock is when you try googing yourself or running your name through sites such as whois123
Topic: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 07/04/2014 17:06:09   Subject: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
I know you dont want a debate but common duty of care based my personal experience must prevail.

The bobins of Stops wear, usually at the same rate as your ropes stiffen with age. Fun start
Topic: info on long rake guys
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/03/2014 22:07:40   Subject: info on long rake guys
Never get the equipment through the coffin levels.
If I remember properly there was a bit not far from the road, but I think its been dived.
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