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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.
<
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
Topic: More on Oldham chargers
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/07/2014 15:30:21   Subject: More on Oldham chargers
Interesting subject you started!

Here is a photo of a fairly typical Lead Acid battery type Oldham cheger of the earlier non electronic type. I have seen them in 1,2,3, and 5 lamp configura
Topic: More on Oldham chargers
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/07/2014 15:06:28   Subject: More on Oldham chargers
This is my knowledge based on what I have seen in front of me and relates to lead acid chargers.

I have seen a lot of different chargers designed to take varying numbers of lamps from one t
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/07/2014 14:21:38   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
[quote="Manicminer"][quote="royfellows"]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 no
Topic: Differences
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/07/2014 11:27:34   Subject: Differences
[quote="derrickhand"]

Biro-end vent plugs were still in fashion - remember to take them out when charging!
[/quote]

I went one better, I fitted screws and tap washers, and
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/07/2014 20:50:44   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
[quote="Aditaddict"]

Hi Roy , i had one of those conversions but couldn't get it to charge i got it in a box of goodies along with duel type chargers , but was unable to get it to hold char
Topic: Differences
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/07/2014 20:39:29   Subject: Differences
[quote="AdM Michael"]
......... is maintenance free / requires no water addition.

[/quote]

:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/07/2014 20:37:20   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
A while ago I experimented with a sort of imitation Oldham. I took the lead plates out of a battery case, cleaned it out, and put a couple of 18650 Li Ion cells in it together with some control electr
Topic: I want one and I want it now!
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 16/07/2014 22:23:25   Subject: I want one and I want it now!
Looks just like a Croll with embelishments to me.

I would have to try one.
The big question in my mind would be; "Will the rope run easier at the start of the pitch?"
Underlie pi
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
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