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Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/07/2014 13:26:20   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
[quote="Lecko"]Oldham lead acid batteries used to have a life of around two years, I've had more out of them, but pretty rare. But that is in daily service and run 7 to 12 hour shifts underground in w
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/07/2014 20:59:46   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
For what its worth, ChrisJC has what is arguably the most powerful caplamp in the world, at 11,300 lumens on full setting.
To put this in perspective the lead acid - bulb powered Oldham puts out
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/07/2014 15:42:51   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
I will leave a reply to this for someone else, assuming Mr Tonto isn't just taking the pee.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2014 13:02:37   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
This type of incident is fortunately very infrequent, I believe the last incident was about 5 years ago. I also hope that once our gateway signage, designated parking, and improvements to the mill are
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2014 12:54:18   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I am aware of this, but its catching them. I was working UG in Goginan labouring in confined conditions and had enough of it about lunch time and thought it would be nice to take a look at Cwmystwyth
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2014 10:56:52   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Illegal Off Roaders
Right past the warning sign, this is taking the p-ss.
If I can identify them the trust will prosecute.
Only local farmers have vehicle access for the purpose of tend
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/07/2014 09:12:05   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
If you dont mind spending the money, Caving Supplies are still selling (?) new ones.

EDIT
I have an immaculate T3 I have just turned up, you could match this to a new T6 battery from C
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/07/2014 22:21:41   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
Very regular on eBay, several every week.
Topic: Re: Lighting
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2014 22:19:20   Subject: Re: Lighting
[quote="Vanoord"]
Okay, they're playing to the wider market, but it's probably only a matter of time before something which produces 1,000 or so lumens and has a swappable battery pack emerges fr
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/07/2014 21:56:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ChrisJC"]Looks good Roy. Do we get a demonstration* at NAMHO this month?

Chris.

*or shootout.[/quote]

OK we all know that Chris's lamp is more powerful, possib
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/07/2014 21:52:58   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ttxela"]

I'm still rather attached to my Magnumstar though :)[/quote]

Understandable
In the words of Shakespeare " All that glitters is not gold"

I have s
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/07/2014 15:07:31   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The Lynx X_Lamp
To the best of my knowledge the Lynx represents the worlds first bimetal constructed lamp, having a body of aluminium but with double track copper heat conductors.

The
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/07/2014 14:01:48   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[link]Personal-Album-128-Image-95494[linkphoto]Personal-Album-128-Image-95494[/linkphoto][/link]

We are the new Daleks
Dalek technology is supeme
We shall dominate t
Topic: 18650 Batteries and Charger
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/07/2014 13:42:21   Subject: 18650 Batteries and Charger
Looks OK to me.
Noticed this though:
"Li-ion batteries should never be left charging unattended under any circumstances"

So what do we do, sit up all night watching it?
Bit d
Topic: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/07/2014 23:40:47   Subject: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
[quote="Dark Prince"]All this talk of how wonderful cordless angle grinders are is tosh. I paid £200 for mine and its crap, Roy F saw it in action in Mid wales, the hacksaw was quicker!!. So should
Topic: Candidate for a Darwin award
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/07/2014 22:03:22   Subject: Candidate for a Darwin award
Relief!

I was going to suggest one of the Chinese krabs from Hong Kong to attach it.

Only kidding Rick
;D
Topic: Candidate for a Darwin award
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/07/2014 21:58:47   Subject: Candidate for a Darwin award
One of Roys asides......
When I was a teenager Albert Ashton who was the Blacksmith at Abermule always told me:
"Never work cold metal Boyken"
Topic: 18650 Batteries and Charger
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/07/2014 21:55:44   Subject: 18650 Batteries and Charger
This isn't a shameless plug because I am always describing products I sell but have no stock, should have gone to a business college.

Anyway, I am shortly stocking (yes really) an optional
Topic: Carbide Lamp
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/07/2014 21:49:34   Subject: Carbide Lamp
Pages of them including flints and prickers and doodlewatsits in different colours and sizes.
Two links for a starter.

http://www.caving-supplies.co.uk/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi/22065%7C%7
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
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