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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.
Topic: Catherine and Janes Consols Mine - Queries?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2014 11:40:28   Subject: Catherine and Janes Consols Mine - Queries?
[quote="Spires"]We visited C&J C Mine last Saturday for the first time and I have a number of queries.
1) We explored obvious level next to path, Smithy Level? and towards end of level there was
Topic: sad announcenent.
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/03/2014 20:28:51   Subject: sad announcenent.
This is sad news indeed.
How old was she?
Topic: Boats
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2014 20:27:12   Subject: Boats
I was an absolute DICK!

Daftest thing is out a boat I am a fish, up to my chin, no worries, free dived a sump at Llandudno cu just to cool of in my wetsuit.
Me and small boats though
Topic: Boats
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2014 11:18:43   Subject: Boats
My mind is boggling about what he's found to explore.
Topic: Heavy Metal concentrations in River Conwy (Dissertation Help)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/03/2014 22:46:07   Subject: Heavy Metal concentrations in River Conwy (Dissertation Help)
I think I know where you are coming from Chris but the presence of ochre (hydrous iron oxide) is not always an indication of heavy metal pollution. Ochre is produced by the decomposition of pyrite and
Topic: Heatshrink and protection for battery packs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/03/2014 12:25:02   Subject: Heatshrink and protection for battery packs
I would not trust it for underground use where there could be roof contact etc. I know of some failures where cells have been dipped in various liquid rubber type mixtures and water has got in.
S
Topic: Heatshrink and protection for battery packs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/03/2014 12:17:59   Subject: Heatshrink and protection for battery packs
[quote="KernowRob"]
I have a Xtar WPII charger, do you think that will be okay for trusting to charge my pack ok?
[/quote]

Sorry I have no experience of this charger. But it coul
Topic: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/03/2014 21:16:08   Subject: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
If you want to know the gradient of an adit its dead easy if its wading. Just measure the water depth against a survey.
Topic: Heatshrink and protection for battery packs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/03/2014 21:11:39   Subject: Heatshrink and protection for battery packs
If its for your own use and you dont intend buiding any to sell then dont bother with one.

If you use a good quality dedicated charger you cant overcharge and your lamp will go out before t
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2014 17:15:56   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
I have just had to purchase a new washing machine after problems with the old.

I was thinking about how naturally some things seem to go together, like wet vacuum cleaners and washing machi
Topic: Collapsing County Adit/BBC News
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/03/2014 14:32:34   Subject: Collapsing County Adit/BBC News
It would be nice if groups who wrote up for their journals work that would be of great general interest could digitalise them.

I had a go at the old West Cumbria journals a few years back,
Topic: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/03/2014 22:21:34   Subject: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
Even more...

If over discharged they will be damaged so its usual for 18650s sold for use in torches etc to have a protection PCB on the base. Described as "Protected") To operate this need
Topic: High Groundwater Levels
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 07/03/2014 20:49:36   Subject: High Groundwater Levels
Cwmystwyth Lefel Fawr at its seen before max, Frongoch about an inch, not been in anywhere else.
Can think of a few places I would't really want to go
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/03/2014 11:30:05   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Yes but the penny finaly dropped about what your Scurrion mate meant. He was obviously refering to mining lamps, that is lamps manufactured for use in working mines. The tight pencil beam is fairly un
Topic: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/03/2014 22:39:09   Subject: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
There is a new one on the block now; "Letterfire", which probably explains why Royal Mail wont carry them
:lol:

Actually, Trustfire are not too bad but the actual capacity of them ha
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/03/2014 22:32:38   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[i]Quick question. I notice that the battery box has screws in it. Does this mean that the batteries inside can be changed with decent 18650s when they stop holding charge so much.[/i]

Roy>
Topic: Rampgill Digs and Falls
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/02/2014 16:30:39   Subject: Rampgill Digs and Falls
Will take a look Easter, will be up there with SCMC and Mole etc
I think in the meantime I will forward your posting onto Steve Holding and Mole.
Topic: wheal Jane Work
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2014 17:58:57   Subject: wheal Jane Work
Two paragraphs, two useages of the word "sustainable", and here am I lying awake at night trying to bring the word into CMT stuff.

Logical extrapolation indicates that given sufficient time
Topic: Botallack user album
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2014 21:10:13   Subject: Botallack user album
[quote="squirrel"]Something I have wondered for a while - is there a winder in the 20th century winding house beside the modern headgear?
.[/quote]

Allens Shaft. There is no winder, it
Topic: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2014 20:32:09   Subject: What is your best mine explore - Cornwall
Bit of a drive from west Cornwall but some seriously moochy woodland around the Tamar valley.
The woods above Lucket are quite interesting.
Lots of places.


Nothing like part
Topic: Botallack in the storm
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/02/2014 10:09:06   Subject: Botallack in the storm
I am aware of Wheal Charlotte, read my 'graphic account' in an old CBMS newsletter!

This collapsed just after my exploits in there but may now have reopened. If so just be careful in there,
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