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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,
Topic: Botallack in the storm
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/02/2014 17:23:44   Subject: Botallack in the storm
I am now wondering if anything new will be opened up or uncovered anywhere.
I can think of a few places to look.
;)
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2014 16:12:46   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Further to my last posting a community event as below has been scheduled. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend and we aim to put on an interesting evening.

[link]Personal-Album-128-Imag
Topic: Botallack in the storm
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/02/2014 13:07:14   Subject: Botallack in the storm
I just worry about potential damage to places I love.
:(
Topic: Trigon on eBay
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 10/02/2014 22:25:27   Subject: Trigon on eBay
I'm catching up, might have one free next week.

Its not months yet like last year
Topic: Trigon on eBay
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/02/2014 20:10:04   Subject: Trigon on eBay
There is a Trigon for sale on eBay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trigon-Caving-Cap-Lamp-Head-Torch-Massive-1750-Lumen-Output-VGC/271397521389?_trksid=p5197.m2280&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2014 18:27:19   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Li Ion transportation problems.

Take a look at DX website for Lithium batteries, we have Trustfire, Ultrafire, Superfire, Kinfire, Singfire, and now the newcomer on the block:
Letterfi
Topic: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2014 18:19:25   Subject: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
[quote="Cat_Bones"][quote="royfellows"][quote="Cat_Bones"]Oh great, yet more conspiracy bullshit.

[/quote]

Not on this one, I wouldn't call it a scam exactly but there has been s
Topic: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2014 16:00:37   Subject: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
[quote="Cat_Bones"]Oh great, yet more conspiracy bullshit.

[/quote]

Not on this one, I wouldn't call it a scam exactly but there has been some serious money made there, hence 've
Topic: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2014 13:21:13   Subject: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
[quote="Simon M"]Emissions are nothing more than a revenue generator and even the [b]pope[/b] has confirmed it
[/quote]

Is he the expert?
:lol:
Topic: London
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/02/2014 22:40:28   Subject: London
Royal Artillery Museum

http://www.firepower.org.uk/
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2014 18:38:46   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2014 17:12:42   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
I am enjoying following this actually.

Yes Mr Lozz. there is a point to make in that the English language is constantly changing with new words and expressions coming into use and the meani
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2014 13:12:08   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
I think I have this worked out
Fuel is a naturally occurring substance which is consumed to produce energy
Energy is the power obtained from the consumption of fuel or the capacity to perfor
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 20:44:27   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Oxford dictionary:

Fuel
material such as coal, gas, or oil that is burned to produce heat or power

Electricity
a form of energy resulting from the existence of charged
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 17:36:34   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
[quote="ChrisJC"]Burlington was 'hidden' from general knowledge for decades, so it is quite possible to have secrets.

Chris.
[/quote]

General knowledge yes, but only because
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 16:25:45   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
I have quite a problem with conspiracy theories. By this I mean major ones, the minor ones are just so blatantly obvious but dare not name them, most of us will know anyway.

So, major consp
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 15:32:54   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
A bit off thread but..
When I read the initial posting I though "Oh no" and could see blood up the walls. But this was (fortunately) not to be. People these days just arn't interested in politics
Topic: Boots or wellies
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 20:59:02   Subject: Boots or wellies
As daft as it sounds I am into neoprene thigh waders.

A lot of exploring can be done in these and they are kind to the knees as well. It started in 2010 when I had some problems which preve
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 19:00:51   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
[quote="Paul Marvin"]
main the problem was it became a personal battle between Scargill & Thatcher and NOTHING else mattered to either of them, especially the working man.[/quote]

Sca
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 15:32:00   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
[quote="Simon M"]

Very conspiratorial, but unfortunately true; cutting through the conspiracies and conspiracy theories was the largest part of the work so [b]we[/b] could get to the true f
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2014 21:52:05   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Mr Simon M
You use the word "we" several times in your posting, who exactly is "we" please?
Topic: Spam attack - hopefully sorted
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2014 16:06:30   Subject: Spam attack - hopefully sorted
Wouldn't the usual graphic of characters and numbers for a new member have done the trick?
Topic: NAMHO - Opening of Bookings delay
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/01/2014 20:08:04   Subject: NAMHO - Opening of Bookings delay
[quote="SimonRL"]

We're a little behind schedule with things;

[/quote]

You should have been in my shoes last year, and I actually slept at night!
:lol:
Topic: Marke Valley Mine - Top Adit, Eastern Section
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/01/2014 22:30:45   Subject: Marke Valley Mine - Top Adit, Eastern Section
If its the heavily timbered adit then no it does not go far, although a lot of trouble was gone to years ago reopening it.

Neither does the one more suitable for fish lower down, I did it
Topic: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2014 17:44:34   Subject: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
There is a lamp in Henfwlch.
[link]Henfwlch-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-34894[linkphoto]Henfwlch-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-34894[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2014 17:08:44   Subject: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
Any idea what those lamps weigh?

I think its amazing!
Topic: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2014 14:44:49   Subject: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
[quote="Morlock"][quote="ttxela"]Those spherical lamps with the huge flame must have been a bit of a hazard![/quote]

Can't seem to find them, are they in the video?[/quote]

In th
Topic: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2014 13:38:24   Subject: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
[quote="ttxela"]Those spherical lamps with the huge flame must have been a bit of a hazard![/quote]

Does anyone know anything about these?
They intrigue me
Topic: Accident at Wheal Maid
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2014 13:31:37   Subject: Accident at Wheal Maid
[quote="Alasdair Neill"]I think any of these activities falls within the realms of "hazardous activities" in which case as I understand it the landowner/occupier bears no responsibility unless they do
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/01/2014 12:52:50   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Steven Seagal cornered in a house and the bad guys are at the door.
Searches for materials for booby trap.
Finds a Chinese 12 XML torch, crams it with iffy Ultrafire Lithium batteries, turn
Topic: Oldham Charger
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 11/01/2014 19:42:01   Subject: Oldham Charger
The safe max is 1 amp on a flat battery which will drop to a trickle when the battery is fully charged.
Now I dont want to rain on your parade but this is the outdated way of doing things. Rememb
Topic: Oldham Charger
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 11/01/2014 18:41:36   Subject: Oldham Charger
Right on first and wrong on the second.
Yes ammeter goes in series, usually provides resistance enough to control current but dont take this for granted as I dont know your setup.
Old comput
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