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Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/10/2013 13:45:32   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
Very much the latter at the moment as numbers seem to be down and arrangements in a state of flux. Maybe weather putting people off, it puts me off venturing outdoors!
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/10/2013 13:02:28   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
There are people coming and going all the while, I will be there until next Sunday
Weather is grot but its nice to get away from home for a while
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/10/2013 10:19:05   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
[quote="rikj"]To briefly digress...that is a lovely blue colour on your Octavia Roy, the grubby black Fabia parked next to it at Nent yesterday was ours.

[/quote]

Come and talk
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/10/2013 11:49:52   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
Just spotted this, people have asked about these in the past.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Miners-Lamp-Battery-Oldham-type-T-/121196860895?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Conference web site
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2013 14:25:25   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Conference web site
[quote="SimonRL"]It's a fair comment, and the Quicktime clips are only really there at this stage to fill a bit of space in the work in progress web site.

Next update I'll put them on diffe
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Conference web site
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2013 12:13:05   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Conference web site
Looks good but not sure about having to download Apple Quick Time which would not install for me on Win7 64bit.
The trouble as well with a lot of these free downloads is they try to push unwanted
Topic: 2014 Calendar Preview
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2013 12:07:22   Subject: 2014 Calendar Preview
Looks wicked, me want to be your first order!
Topic: A sad bit of mining vandalism
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2013 12:42:52   Subject: A sad bit of mining vandalism
[quote="Roger the Cat"] official access is a bit of a red-letter day and knowing the right people counts. [/quote]

Off thread comment for me to make but I have to say BIG OUCH.
This is
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2013 12:20:31   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cwmystwyth Mines

Hi Folks
I have prepared a plan of action relative to the recently acquired Cwmystwyth Mines, this is available for download both from this website and the trusts own
Topic: Most unusual mines?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2013 11:56:47   Subject: Most unusual mines?
What about Wheal Wherry, I would have thought this one near top of the list.
Topic: Asbestos - hazard underground
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/10/2013 18:41:46   Subject: Asbestos - hazard underground
Wearing the 'hat' so to speak as a recreational mine explorer, and not the 'hat' of someone in the disposal inductry, what is your honest opinion of "one fibre can kill"?
Topic: Asbestos - hazard underground
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/10/2013 10:31:15   Subject: Asbestos - hazard underground
I don’t pretend to be anything of an expert but isn’t there two completely different chemical compounds both collectively named 'asbestos'.
As I understand it, one is an iron silicate variety 'am
Topic: Davy Lamp & Lighting Apparatus?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/10/2013 14:39:37   Subject: Davy Lamp & Lighting Apparatus?
Maybe they used it to get the padlock off the gate.......
:lol:
Topic: Rude Nora 2
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/10/2013 18:49:50   Subject: Rude Nora 2
Not as bad as eBay lumens.
Topic: Rude Nora 2
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/10/2013 11:54:11   Subject: Rude Nora 2
Simon, if memory serves me correct the top 1500 dive model was introduced at £1500. I dont think I imagined this.
Topic: Rude Nora 2
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/10/2013 09:54:29   Subject: Rude Nora 2
I have just took a look at the Scurions, is it my imagination or are the higher end ones down in price?

The thing is that all of these lamps are beyond the affordability of a lot of people.
Topic: Rude Nora 2
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/10/2013 18:43:44   Subject: Rude Nora 2
Anyone have a price on these?

Beautifully made, a shame to get them dirty
:lol:
Topic: Tubs in the River Wear
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 25/09/2013 22:25:21   Subject: Tubs in the River Wear
In Wales everthing was thrown in the river years ago, junk, refuse, and you know what.
I was standing on the Ceulan road bridge at Tal-y-bont near Machynlleth and saw something. Climbed over the
Topic: Tubs in the River Wear
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 24/09/2013 15:48:19   Subject: Tubs in the River Wear
No arsenic in Weardale, the problems are more likely to be due to low PH causing acidic water and the presence of other base metals
Although existing in about 130 different minerals there are no
Topic: Talysarn (drws-y-coed)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2013 17:30:48   Subject: Talysarn (drws-y-coed)
[quote="sinker"][quote="royfellows"]Last time I looked at benallt it involved a dead sheep crawl to get in.
:lol:[/quote]

If you mean a crawl actually [i]through[/i] the dead sheep th
Topic: Talysarn (drws-y-coed)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2013 16:10:09   Subject: Talysarn (drws-y-coed)
Last time I looked at benallt it involved a dead sheep crawl to get in.
:lol:
Topic: dolgellau mine exploration
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2013 21:42:43   Subject: dolgellau mine exploration
[quote="John Mason"], but the notion that other mines have been blocked-off recently to stop people after gold is news to me. I doubt this to be the case. the Crown did fence-off lots of shafts and ad
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/09/2013 10:28:32   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I have been away until last night and was unable to monitor and make timely replies to this thread.

Bolting, yes, any work needs approval. However if health and safety issues require immedi
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2013 19:43:50   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="mikehiggins"]Thanks for uploading all that info, just finished reading through it all. Some interesting proposals and a lot to think about. One immediate question - Peter Austin's notes refer
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2013 15:56:59   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cwmystwyth Mines

I have just uploaded three pdf documents relative to various initiatives at this site, these include a Hydro Electric proposal by Barratt Associates. Will stakeholders and
Topic: External DSLR monitors
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/09/2013 17:12:04   Subject: External DSLR monitors
Simon, do you really think that anything can improve the magnificent standard of photographs you already produce?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/09/2013 16:56:00   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am announcing a new 'Pro' version of the 4.2V dedicated Li Ion charger desgned for my low voltage battery packs. (EcoStar and Workstr Pro)

This is a high quality compact little beast that
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/09/2013 11:29:08   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="Wormster"][quote="derrickhand"]Very hypothetical question....[/quote]

BUT one that needs answering.

I feel that in order to satisfy everyone it will be long, protracted a
Topic: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/09/2013 11:25:25   Subject: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
[quote="Wormster"]CMT - looks like Roy needs a good steak dinner and a few pints of Guinness![/quote]

I dont think my avatar reflects my actual appearance, at least I hope not.
:lol:
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/09/2013 19:06:45   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Just out of interest.
GCC control the access to a short level ending in a 400 foot shaft with fixed ladders leading down to a large complex of workings.
Lets just suppose access is restored,
Topic: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2013 11:04:21   Subject: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
Just one more thing occurs. If one reads our articles is becomes apparent that I can be reimbursed for my costs of setting up the Trust and personal expenses. The Trust will also be bidding for fundin
Topic: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2013 09:38:14   Subject: 2014 Calendar - beneficiaries
I am deeply touched by everyone’s kindness.
For general interest, this is a statement of account re setting up the purchasing the mines.

The setting up of CMT I am more than happy to b
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/09/2013 09:14:44   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Preliminary Notice
Bravo!

I would like to volunteer my services as a meet leader or whatever, but this has to be provisional as I have matters relevant to my other 'interest' and have to fit in with the arran
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 16:14:25   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Oh dear is it getting worse on there. I had better take a look. me misunderstand.

EDIT
Just been on UKC and can see what is happening.
I have to stay out of this sort of thing les
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 11:23:53   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
I am taking this way off thread but it may help someone who has trouble with their legs, forget doctors.

If anyone has trouble in that their legs ache at the knees after just a small amount
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2013 10:40:10   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Oh dear Peter, I am 68 and every morning practice the splits.
I bet just thinking of this will bring tears to your eyes
:lol:
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/09/2013 22:24:36   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
I have just read the UKCaving posts and dead right, we want to keep this sort of thing off aditnow.
However something occurs about making a bed and having to lie on it
Topic: Edge of Darkness being remade
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/09/2013 11:47:20   Subject: Edge of Darkness being remade
[quote="remoteneeded"][quote="royfellows"]
Was it made for the BBC then?[/quote]
It was made by the BBC by some of the best they employed at the time. A real high water mark.

Was
Topic: Edge of Darkness being remade
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/09/2013 10:23:11   Subject: Edge of Darkness being remade
[quote="Coggy"]I seem to remember 'The Edge of Darkness', it was awful CND/lefty propaganda.[/quote]

Was it made for the BBC then?
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2013 19:44:53   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thanks Robert.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2013 18:20:29   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Nant Trefach Adit was briefly reopened this weekend for a geological examination. Its hideously dangerous and blocked completely after a short distance therefore it was immediately resealed when we ha
Topic: Wheal Merth St Ives
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/08/2013 22:01:38   Subject: Wheal Merth St Ives
The only written reference to it that i can find is in BGS, H Dines, p136 -137.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2013 17:21:48   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thanks for this.
I noted the winze in Roasa to the east and it looks a clean pitch but could not see any bolts so assumed it had been checked out and found to lead nowhere, it appears I was wrong
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/08/2013 10:29:02   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
There is an extraordinary meeting of the Ceredigion Mines Forum this coming Friday 30th August, 10:30 for an 11:00 start at the Halfway Inn, Pysgah (on the A4120 between Aberystwyth and Pontarfynach/D
Topic: Cornish Explosives massive price reduction
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/08/2013 21:58:49   Subject: Cornish Explosives massive price reduction
[quote="SimonRL"]That's a thread title to get you arrested by the anti terror squad if ever I saw one Mike :lol:
[/quote]

Iffy gelignite being sold on eBay?
:lol:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 15:45:41   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Well thank you for your kind review, I just wish I could produce more lamps.

As far things are going with them, the old Trigon issues seem to have disappeared, EcoStars we never have one ba
Topic: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 12:17:20   Subject: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
[quote="Cuban Bloodhound"]El cheapo Chinese miners lamp normally does the job up here as the Scottish mines I've seen tend to be on the small and narrower side.[/quote]

Your probably quite
Topic: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 10:52:45   Subject: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
The thing about caplamps and its important for people to be aware of this is that most 'mining lamps' are designed for use in working mines and as such are designed to comply with coal mine safety reg
Topic: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 10:01:01   Subject: Newbie Headlamp? £100ish???
[quote="ChrisJC"]Not sure about this quote "Home of the worlds most powerful mining or caving caplamp", but Roys lamps are widely used in the mining community and do represent good value.

C
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/08/2013 09:18:57   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
[quote="christwigg"][quote="royfellows"]
Its all to do with air currents, the timber at the back is probably subject to an updraft from the shaft, while the front one is not. [/quote]

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