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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]
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/10/2013 20:40:54   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
To go back on thread, there seems to be more of them
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Miners-Lamp-Battery-Oldham-type-T-/121200878362?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/10/2013 10:00:39   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
[quote="rikj"]There is an interesting link from that auction:

http://speleotrove.com/caving/cowlishaw1974-lead-acid-cap-lamps.pdf

tells you more than you you would ever reasonabl
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/10/2013 21:32:10   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
Is there a shortage of diving weights or something?
:lol:
Topic: New Oldham T battery on eBay
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/10/2013 19:26:21   Subject: New Oldham T battery on eBay
[quote="Morlock"]Outbid by persons unknown. ;D

Edit: Now appears I have one. :thumbsup:[/quote]

You bought it John?
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,
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