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Topic: wheal coates adit
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/08/2013 22:44:19   Subject: wheal coates adit
Correct. I put stemples in years ago to climb up into the stope as I was going to start a dig to try to get to water shaft, but the stope has bad air so that was that.

In the Vugga the leve
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2013 22:37:41   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
[quote="wookey"]

i do think the poster who mentions the front beam has a point though, i presume it is in a similar state.

Dan[/quote]

Actually I doubt it.
The fr
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2013 16:42:19   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
[quote="wookey"]Hi chaps,

What about putting a number of acro props between the top of the wall and the beam? bit of a temporary fix maybe and not exactly ideal but you could use more than
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2013 16:19:06   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
[quote="Morlock"]Is there any chance that the partially built rear wall is below the beam, if so, can it be extended upwards?

[/quote]

I wonder if this was original intented but
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2013 13:26:20   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
The Greenside RSJ was pulled for a mile over the fells and then through a wet adit and then lowered down about 450 feet of ladders.

It was bolted into place accross a shaft so that steel wi
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/08/2013 20:44:55   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
[quote="Rheidol United"]I'll upload another picture to the album which shows the inside of the adit.[/quote]

I have just looked. It dosn't look to bad inside, I expected something like a ja
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/08/2013 20:40:51   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Thanks, if you could delete the other thread to keep things on track better still.

Anyway, my old picture wasn't bad for ASA 400 print film, the timber as it was can be clearly seen. I am w
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/08/2013 19:56:20   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Here is a photo I took in about 1988, just look at the timberwork at the back compared to today. I am wondering if its due to rot or some rockfall.

[link]Sir-Francis-Level-Lead-Mine-Archive
Topic: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 15/08/2013 12:19:23   Subject: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
I am wondering if it was intended to dam the entrance and make a fun boat trip, this is the most plausible explanation.

Or maybe its owner thinks its as good a place as any to store it.
Topic: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 14/08/2013 22:33:56   Subject: Upper level has a boat! (photo)
Its the 'Upper boat level'
:lol:

No seriously, I haven't a clue, it was just there.
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/08/2013 11:08:30   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Thanks to both of you for this.
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/08/2013 21:41:13   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
Hi Ioan

Where did this name for it come from then please?
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2013 16:32:40   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
Possible fallout is being discussed on other websites already, ME, DP, UKC etc
Topic: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/08/2013 15:48:10   Subject: Brynchwyth Lead Mine - location / name
I refered this to my friend Prof David James and he replied thus:

Yes it is the trial adit at SN 7551 8002; VERY uninviting but approx 15 m long, not a drift, cut along the cleavage - POSSI
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/08/2013 14:27:55   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I am very pleased to announce the appointment to our board of directors of Prof of geology David James.

David is a sedimentary geologist and former geophysicist who followed an internationa
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/08/2013 13:51:17   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
[quote="rikj"][quote="RichardLevett"]Just out of interest can anyone show me where the daylight shaft into the Cathedral is, on the surface?[/quote]

Have pm'd you what I've seen described a
Topic: How does it happen?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2013 13:55:29   Subject: How does it happen?
When we were working down Talybont in miserable conditions:

"The crew of the Enterprise are now prisoners of the Klingon Empire forced into slave labour in the mines of Alpha 4"

Topic: How does it happen?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2013 11:43:44   Subject: How does it happen?
Some more
Conspicuous by its absence from the book is ‘Lord Taka Taka’ responsible for the defeat of the Matabele in Africa, the Maxim Machine Gun. Its cyclic rate of fire of 600 rounds per minut
Topic: How does it happen?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2013 10:09:14   Subject: How does it happen?
[quote="Yorkshireman"]

"Against all this the the 1953 War of the Worlds is watchable today"

The book is one of my favourite H.G. Wells novels.

I've always thought that
Topic: How does it happen?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2013 08:20:07   Subject: How does it happen?
I can remember a 1950s SciFi movie where the alien was an actor in silver overalls who was living in a cave and preparing to unleash a weapon of mass destruction on ther world in the form of a mirror
Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 14:36:52   Subject: NiFe cells
[quote="NewStuff"]

I assume everyone here using these cells in series balances them regularly?[/quote]

This poses an interesting question. (My lamps charge with a balance charger
Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 12:15:03   Subject: NiFe cells
[quote="RJV"][quote="exspelio"][quote="royfellows"]Thank God for Lithium Ion[/quote]

Aah, you mean the ones that explode in flames given a slight overcharge! :o[/quote]

Given th
Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 08:25:24   Subject: NiFe cells
I am wondering if this will eventually go off thread with stories of lead acid Oldhams coming into contact with nylon ropes?

Thank God for Lithium Ion
Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2013 19:11:07   Subject: NiFe cells
I was told an horrific story by Simon Hughes of someone who wore one of these cells inside his wet suit, and it leaked.
Your imagination will fill the gaps.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2013 20:28:15   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="Graigfawr"]Pugh's Adit does not even penetrate as far as the Cwmystwyth Fault. It was only ever driven as far as Pugh's Shaft, located about 100m north of the adit entrance. The shaft is compl
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2013 09:54:20   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cwmystwyth Mines

I have had reported to me that there may have been some activity in the vicinity of Pughes Level. Will everyone please note that this level is completely run at the Cwmystw
Topic: George Hall
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2013 15:39:23   Subject: George Hall
I am very saddened.
Many on here will not have known George personally, but will know of him.
He was in his late 80s but extremely fit, and prior to his illness, in very good physical shape
Topic: Cynnant: recent activity?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2013 14:00:02   Subject: Cynnant: recent activity?
Yes, I have just looked it up. A Mr Treharne sunk a shaft and drove an adit in 1959, in total about 8 tons of galena were produced.
It just appeared odd to me and I suspected a typo at first glan
Topic: Cynnant: recent activity?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2013 08:55:11   Subject: Cynnant: recent activity?
"This lead mine is situated on a dramatic hill side and was driven in the 1960's"
?
Topic: Finding an Unused Charity
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2013 22:46:34   Subject: Finding an Unused Charity
Be careful, if you buy a so called dormant company it could have debts.
Also the articles will have to describe its activities accurately which must come under one of a list of defined charitable
Topic: Bacheiddon
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/07/2013 22:21:40   Subject: Bacheiddon
Mike Brown has uploaded some of his own photos to mine -explorer, these include the digger at work and some pictures inside Rhoswydol.
Topic: Pelton Wheel?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/07/2013 14:40:50   Subject: Pelton Wheel?
Hi Helen
Its definately not a Pelton, my first thought was some other kind of turbine, but looking at it, where is the power take off?

I would hazard a guess ay some kind of water flow
Topic: Bacheiddon
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/07/2013 13:58:14   Subject: Bacheiddon
The deep adit has been reopened by the author Michael Brown and reveals a lot of interesting archaeology.
Although Bick mentions flat rods I believe the mine was pumped by a wire rope, this appea
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2013 09:45:31   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Oh its YOU!
I never realised that you are the Emma I know and to whom I make a nuisance of myself.

At least you didn't have to see the 6th kata again!

Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2013 21:49:47   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Emma in Surrey"]Brillaint, brilliant weekend. Super underground trips - every one a winner and so much to see.

Thank you a thousand times for organising a really wonderful event.[/
Topic: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/07/2013 21:32:07   Subject: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
yes, just done it
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2013 17:36:37   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Did we meet?
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2013 13:26:14   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I have just uploaded a plan of the workings at Cwmystwyth which shows the position of all of the levels etc and also the area of the Scheduled Ancient Monument. Please be aware that much of the area i
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2013 19:57:24   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Can I have some pictures off people who attended for the Trust website, you can throw in a few comments and anecdotes as well if you wish. You will get credited with whatever you send me.

r
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2013 21:29:25   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I am still on the campsite for tonight as I have got to go and de rig Ystrad Einion tomorrow. I shall probably find a few more things to do before I go home
Its been a very good NAMHO, but luck h
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2013 16:12:35   Subject: NAMHO 2013
People, I have WiFi at the campsite, 240v in my tent off the Skoda inverter, lamp charging for other peoples Oldhams or compatible charging lamps with a 3 bay charger, and off to rig pitches, post sig
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 22:06:59   Subject: NAMHO 2013
People, its after 22.00 and I am going to have to sign off.

I dont use a mobile and can only hope to get use of a WiFi at the Uny on my netbook. Failing this I will be out of touch from now
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 20:53:55   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="ChrisJC"]From a practical point of view, can / should we rebook alternatives to the withdrawn trips when we register on Friday?

Chris.
[/quote]

Not sure I have made
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 18:42:16   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I had forgotton about this posting, thanks.
Topic: Oldham tools sought...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 14:13:23   Subject: Oldham tools sought...
I use one as I said it does work, but they too 'fat' to go in and need the cirumference taking down. You could do quite a neat job on one of those small lathes.
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 13:42:59   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="mcrtchly"]Roy, what is the length of the SRT pitch in Taylor's? Free hanging or against wall?

[/quote]

Its a steep sloping ore pass. Its been years since I did it for obv
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 13:24:51   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Forgot to mention before, Temple Mine is definately ON, permission received in writing, kindness of the Coed Rheidol NNR manager.
Topic: Oldham tools sought...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 11:06:34   Subject: Oldham tools sought...
I made my own, with difficulty. You need a short length of steel tubing which you need to shape to a triangle with a small hammer, and then finish off by driving in one of the triangle screws.
B
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 22:27:55   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Tamarmole"]Its odd how bookings go. In 2007 we put on Wheal Crowndale which is a cracking trip and got no takers.[/quote]

Whats the crack with that place now?

Back to Wa
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 20:49:26   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="RJV"][quote="royfellows"]

Beside, Ratgoed only had two people booked on the Saturday and none on the Sunday.

[/quote]

That's bonkers, that's one of the most in
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