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Topic: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 27/12/2013 13:36:10   Subject: Minerals from Cornwall and Devon
Hi Mr Fontayne
I think I maybe speak for a lot of people when I say that posts such as this make me feel uneasy.
I am aware that most mineral collectors and indeed dealers are nice people a
Topic: Calendars - proceeds and thanks
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/12/2013 16:39:49   Subject: Calendars - proceeds and thanks
I have been deeply rouched by the kindness and support that I have received with my CMT initiative the aquisition of the Cwmystwyth Mines.
I have always made it plain that I do what I do because
Topic: Calendars - proceeds and thanks
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/12/2013 14:20:27   Subject: Calendars - proceeds and thanks
[quote="SimonRL"]

This year proceeds are going to the Cambrian Mines Trust. We sold 118 calendars, and after costs (print, PayPal, envelopes and postage) the project made a total profit of
Topic: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/12/2013 12:09:39   Subject: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
Royal Mail...
you will end up selling them on the Dark Web from a dot onion website
:lol:
Topic: Shaft location help please
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2013 20:59:33   Subject: Shaft location help please
Hold a naked flame close to the colllapse and see if there is an upcast draft. If so use your imagination to create some coloured smoke or similar and have someone on the surface watching.
This i
Topic: Oldham lamps ??
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2013 21:14:34   Subject: Oldham lamps ??
[quote="mikebee62"] kind of attached to my bomb proof Oldham set up :lol:[/quote]

They're not, its a falacy. Bulbs fail after a blow, LEDs dont. Lead acid battery terminals corrode and bre
Topic: Oldham lamps ??
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/12/2013 20:13:35   Subject: Oldham lamps ??
[quote="mikebee62"]I have spotted on ebay , small 6 volt sealed lead acid batteries and chargers , I was thinking of using one with my old Oldham headset, has anybody else tried this ??, they are 4 am
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2013 15:55:07   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Some good news leading up to the festive season. The funding to take forward the development of the Protection and Management Plan for Cwmystwyth (based on my consultation paper available to download)
Topic: New home page
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2013 11:34:37   Subject: New home page
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]

Roy, They are used because the americans use strange names for things (such as trunk, pants and muffler) and they don't know how to spell![/quote]

So its o
Topic: New home page
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2013 07:43:58   Subject: New home page
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="royfellows"][quote="SimonRL"]
What happens if you turn off compatibility mode?[/quote]

Are sure there is one, cant see anything in "Internet Options"[/quote]
Topic: New home page
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2013 18:00:06   Subject: New home page
[quote="SimonRL"]
What happens if you turn off compatibility mode?[/quote]

Are sure there is one, cant see anything in "Internet Options"
Topic: New home page
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2013 16:54:09   Subject: New home page
[link]Personal-Album-128-Image-92119[linkphoto]Personal-Album-128-Image-92119[/linkphoto][/link]

1360 X 768 Win 7 IE9
if any help
Topic: New home page
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2013 12:02:06   Subject: New home page
I am getting text overlay using IE V9
Topic: Oldham R and S batteries
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/12/2013 21:26:54   Subject: Oldham R and S batteries
[quote="SimonRL"]Idle curiosity :)

The S is an odd one. I got sent a photo of one this week. It was produced about 10 years ago, is a lead-acid battery in a yellow tapered case that looks
Topic: Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Camera
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2013 21:54:17   Subject: Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Camera
[quote="james l"]My Fuji 9600 is still for sale and it's going very cheap :surrender:[/quote]

Whats cheap?
I already have one but would not mind a spare.
Topic: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/12/2013 21:30:11   Subject: 18650 cells, anyone after any?
[quote="Vanoord"]
(On the subject of 'fires', I've been through a few Trustfire 18650s, which have been okay; and the Cytak ones seem to be relatively reliable so far.)[/quote]

I have
Topic: Nenthead accomodation
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2013 22:55:12   Subject: Nenthead accomodation
Alston Training and Adventure Centre charges only £14 a night with a good TV lounge, drying room for your wet gear, and kitchen all in.

http://www.alstontraining.co.uk/
Topic: 2014 Calendar - available to order finally!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2013 13:22:28   Subject: 2014 Calendar - available to order finally!
I have just received mine, and a splendid calendar it is!

Just a few points about the January Cwmystwyth description.

Whether its considered the most important non ferrous mine i
Topic: 2014 Calendar - available to order finally!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2013 13:39:01   Subject: 2014 Calendar - available to order finally!
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="Paul Marvin"]I think you will be wanting a few more ![/quote]

Hopefully! When this batch has all sold I'll compile a list of additional orders and get a 2nd print r
Topic: Smallcleugh Exploration History
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/11/2013 11:59:18   Subject: Smallcleugh Exploration History
[quote="RJV"][quote="royfellows"]... beyond a fall in the shale section of Dowgang Level.[/quote]
Back on topic :tongue: but admittedly not in Smallcleugh... was the Caplecleugh horse level alway
Topic: Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Camera
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/11/2013 11:06:30   Subject: Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Camera
This is what I use and can vouch for them. They are a bit on the large size but have all the stuff thats useful underground. 10 second self timer, 30 secs exposure etc. Only issue is that 'B' isnt, it
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2013 10:59:30   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
[quote="iestyn999"][quote="royfellows"]
The thread title is wrong anyway, there was no 'incident' at Rhosydd

[/quote]

There's nothing wrong with the title. Everything report
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/11/2013 22:07:15   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
All the Internet discussion and debate has probably stirred the pot. In retrospect it would have been better to just ignore it and let it go away.
The thread title is wrong anyway, there was no '
Topic: Browns Folly cleaned up
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/11/2013 16:01:48   Subject: Browns Folly cleaned up
I have had an exchange of emails with him, he is OK but seriously p....d off with what some people are doing in there. Ge has met some face to face who deliberately taunted him spray cans in hand. Thi
Topic: Browns Folly cleaned up
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/11/2013 15:42:35   Subject: Browns Folly cleaned up
[quote="ttxela"]Indeed, it is good to see this going on. I believe the chap in question puts a great deal of effort in :thumbup:[/quote]

I believe that his name is Bryan. I hope that he ha
Topic: Browns Folly cleaned up
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/11/2013 13:35:31   Subject: Browns Folly cleaned up
Visiting this mine last weekend I was pleasantly surprised to find the place in pristine condition. Paint daubings and modern grafiti removed and passageways cleared. Some areas look as though they ha
Topic: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2013 16:28:15   Subject: Incident at Rhosydd 11/11/13
This is degenerating into a feeding frenzy of URBEX bashing.
If errors were made it appears to have been relative to timing and no doubt lessons have been learnt.
Topic: Smallcleugh Exploration History
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2013 12:32:19   Subject: Smallcleugh Exploration History
I did the through trip last month. Below no 13 rise where the water is held back by a heavy fall the drainage pipes were below water creating little wirlpools, and I did hesitate a bit but got through
Topic: Another source of cheap lamps ?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2013 16:07:16   Subject: Another source of cheap lamps ?
Thanks for that
Similar then to Oldham
L16 = 16Ah LiIon

So GL and DL.... something lamp????
Thinking shouldn't it be BL and LL
Topic: Another source of cheap lamps ?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2013 15:17:09   Subject: Another source of cheap lamps ?
Good old keyboards strike again, its probably meant to read "60 lumens"
Looks good value but for recreational use they are usually too tight and narrow beam/low output

Years ago I coul
Topic: 2014 Calendar - available to order finally!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2013 12:10:17   Subject: 2014 Calendar - available to order finally!
I want to thank everyone for their kind support.
I have personally bore the costs so far. The cost of forming the company limited by guarantee was minimal as I have experience of limited companie
Topic: Smallcleugh Exploration History
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2013 11:48:09   Subject: Smallcleugh Exploration History
[quote="PeteJ"]
More entertaining would a Caplecleugh-Smallcleugh through trip without wetsuit or furry suit.

[/quote]

Bizare idea of fun Peter!
SAS selection?
:
Topic: Smallcleugh Exploration History
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2013 21:31:50   Subject: Smallcleugh Exploration History
Why stick with Smallcleugh John?
There has been a lot of interesting discoveries up until fairly recently. A while ago I digitalised the old West Cumbria Brownley Hill.
Remember Jug Vein?
Topic: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/11/2013 16:19:03   Subject: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
I think that consolidation done with minimum visual impact is the way to go every time. What has been done at Cwmystwyth will hopefully halt any further deterioration and make any future rebuilding a
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/11/2013 19:58:44   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
There is bound to be lots of these still kicking about.

I have been purchasing ex Royal Navy lamps for my conversions. Most have been what appears to be virtually unused blue MF type. I did
Topic: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/11/2013 17:58:19   Subject: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
The car break ins at Blaenau were down to one individual, a Scot!

I have this on good authority.
Topic: Li Ion cells from overseas
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/11/2013 22:05:42   Subject: Li Ion cells from overseas
China has been stopped hence my posting.
Regs appear contradictory as this pasted from the dangerous goods leaflet:

Electronic devices sent with lithium batteries
(including mobil
Topic: Li Ion cells from overseas
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/11/2013 21:35:09   Subject: Li Ion cells from overseas
Royal Mail are OK with Li Ion, NiCad, NiMH etc as long as in manufacturers original sealed packaging.
Batteries contained within goods such as laptops and mobile phones are also OK.
No lead
Topic: Li Ion cells from overseas
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/11/2013 12:43:36   Subject: Li Ion cells from overseas
This is off the DX website, presumably same applies to KD and all other overseas suppliers.
I expect that they will eventually make alternative arrangements via sea freight rather than loose bus
Topic: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2013 22:20:40   Subject: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
If one visits the St Just mining area a lot of consolidation work has been done down there without the sanitisation that is upsetting us all. It can be done.

It better than seeing it all fa
Topic: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2013 17:13:30   Subject: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
I just had an idea.
Take a photo of one of your favourite mining sites and using Photoshop see how well you can really F it up with politically correct sanitisation and over the top health and sa
Topic: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2013 16:58:36   Subject: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
[quote="llay101"]

Just waiting for the phrase "Wheelchair Access" to rear its head.

[/quote]

I feel sick
Topic: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2013 14:43:48   Subject: Appeal to save quarrymens' Cwmorthin terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog
I think much depends on what the actual plan details are. Article says: "The money, if approved, would pay for repairs to stop the ruins deteriorating further."
This suggests consolidation work
Topic: Goldite: Coming soon to a shopping channel near you!
royfellows

Forum: North America   Posted: 30/10/2013 17:46:27   Subject: Goldite: Coming soon to a shopping channel near you!
Pyrite was often called "fools gold".
I think that nowadays we maybe have a new kind of fool around.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2013 15:52:51   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I have just updated the history of Cwmystwyth Mines on our CMT website and also the on here. My account of early mining was a trite inaccurate, plus a few corrected typos etc.
Webmasters who have
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/10/2013 20:45:18   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
Just spotted the typo, bloody keyboards
:lol:
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/10/2013 18:44:18   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
Its the 'one liner' of the week from my stay at Nenthead
:lol:

EDIT
The lady concerned was actually very competent, just had not done SRT before and therfore misunderstood the k
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/10/2013 14:00:37   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
sorry... and I also have a quantity of genuine J M Clarke (manufactured for Oldham) electronic lead acid charger PCBs.
Please note that earlier 'ammeter' type chargers dont cut off charge complet
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/10/2013 12:35:46   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
I have quantity of new lead acid battery circuit breaker type fuses and also new black plastic battery tops but believe they are for L16s. Loads of other stuff like stainless steel tops etc.

Topic: Devon Great Consols book launch
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/10/2013 20:47:07   Subject: Devon Great Consols book launch
[quote="Tamarmole"]Job done - a good day was had. Sold a fair few books.

On a positive note I sold more books than Anne Widecombe did (the last person to do a book signing here).[/quote]
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