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Topic: Perranporth Mine Workings
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/05/2013 18:08:28   Subject: Perranporth Mine Workings
I cannot help but see the grilling of horizontal levels after a child was killed by falling into a gunis in the same light as the council who lowered the speed limit on a road after an accident where
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/05/2013 17:10:46   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="Cat_Bones"]Excellent news, well done Roy! Was one of the first mines I ever went in, and would be great to re-visit :)[/quote]

This weekend with some tools?
;D
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/05/2013 11:09:45   Subject: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
I had a walk up there last Sunday and it was my first visit.
My car is a low slung Skoda VRS and I left it by the old van body just through the first gate. The tarmac road went much further and I
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 21:49:34   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I will use this site and our own to publicise work weekends there. The trouble at the moment is that its all happened so suddenly. I have to prioritise on getting the mines reopened and inspected in t
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 17:21:54   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Hi Helen
No, we are going to join BCA ourselves as an Access Controlling Body so will have our own insurance.
There are no requirements for access at all except that people abide by our con
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 14:24:52   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Yes its short notice, but there will be other weekends.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 11:39:07   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="mwynwr"]Brilliant News. Well done Roy and thanks for all the hard work I know you have put into this.

Graham[/quote]

Might see you the weekend.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 11:18:19   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Here is a bit more. Chew this over and please let me have comments, good or bad. Im am doing all this for you people so Trust policy will of course reflect the wishes of the mining community.

Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 11:08:45   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Yes, I am sort of hopping about this morning trying to do everything at once.
This weekend is the holiday and I will be staying with my friend who lives there. I know its bloody short notice but
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 10:47:52   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cwmystwyth Mines and Crown Estate

On the 20th May 2013 the Cambrian Mines Trust acquired Cwmytwyth mines from the Crown Estate. The acquisition is as shown on the map below and comprises ap
Topic: Need Lipo batteries for headtorch!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/05/2013 14:00:42   Subject: Need Lipo batteries for headtorch!
Yes Simon, as far as i concerned you can delete the thread, no offense will be taken.
Topic: Need Lipo batteries for headtorch!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/05/2013 12:43:09   Subject: Need Lipo batteries for headtorch!
I would not use LiPos, use standard LiIon.
If you read up on LiPo 'incidents' you will see why.

You issue is constructing a power pack from say 18650s that is waterproof for undergroun
Topic: Li ion battery charger
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/05/2013 20:47:54   Subject: Li ion battery charger
Absolute nail on the head, look what I posted.
Topic: Li ion battery charger
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/05/2013 16:30:24   Subject: Li ion battery charger
Interesting
A lot of the Chinese boards have chips with the manufacturer and serial sanded off. I pondered on this because if they were counterfeit why bother!
Struck me that they could be g
Topic: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/05/2013 11:08:45   Subject: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
Are you all aware of 'the loaded question'

Example: "Would you like the council to make the roads safer for children"

So then you get cameras, road bumps, pinch points etc.
Topic: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/05/2013 11:03:22   Subject: Potash mine to hit visitor numbers by 15%!
I have been following this, once again its all starting to look like tails wagging dogs.
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2013 17:25:20   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
I have the photo as a second copy from Simon and the picture title says 1913.
The picture shows a double width tramway with the Kellow carriage spanning two of them, so whatever level it was mus
Topic: Does anyone have a name please
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2013 09:58:49   Subject: Does anyone have a name please
Rhydtalog, there is also an East Rhydtalog at 792 522
Both worked until 1873

Ref Metal Mines of South Wales by George W Hall
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/05/2013 21:12:42   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
[quote="John Mason"]

.........This is when people read the tabloids (many millions do) and parrot everything said within them, ....[/quote]

What about television John. Left on a
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2013 09:27:57   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Hi all
I have been advised of a wrong grid ref re Mines of Nantymoch
It should read SN 736885 for the meeting place, obviously the existing ref is a typo
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/05/2013 11:50:06   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
Yes, and there it all is in a nutshell.
I bet in China they laugh at us.
The country that pioneered the Industrial Revolution?
What a joke

EDIT
Re the last from Mr Lozz
Topic: Caplamp battery suggestions?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/05/2013 15:18:17   Subject: Caplamp battery suggestions?
I have ordered some Magicshine batteries etc for testing and evaluation purposes with regard to using them for my caplamp range, and will report in due course.

The batteries.
Pros: Com
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/04/2013 15:47:35   Subject: Can't find post?
[quote="lozz"]................ just about every anti group on earth seems to pull some meaningless figure out of a hat to suit their PR ends ......................

Lozz.
[/quote]
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/04/2013 14:28:02   Subject: Can't find post?
The original thread got off to a bad start with its use of word "vegetarians". As I posted, we are all different and each have different opinions, this is what makes us interesting to each other and g
Topic: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2013 18:40:23   Subject: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
[quote="Wormster"][quote="royfellows"]Re post by Mr Wormster, and no disrespect intended.
[/quote]

None taken Mr Fellows.[/quote]

You have been pondering on this since 2009!
Topic: Old Olham lamps wanted
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2013 17:34:39   Subject: Old Olham lamps wanted
[quote="rufenig"]
Also what are the risks with Li Ion cells with children? [/quote]

Well from a safety point of view, no different to any other type. I have converted a large batch of
Topic: Old Olham lamps wanted
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/04/2013 18:30:41   Subject: Old Olham lamps wanted
I would be interested if anyone can shed light on the South African angle re the T6.
Just done some web browsing and yes, the Oldham MF is definately produced by First National Battery of South A
Topic: Old Olham lamps wanted
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2013 20:58:50   Subject: Old Olham lamps wanted
Museums are probably the best place for them, maybe best left there.
:lol:
Topic: Old Olham lamps wanted
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2013 19:59:25   Subject: Old Olham lamps wanted
The last ones i used were the T6, about 24 hours light when new, down to about 8 hours after 18 months. I think all the Oldham stuff of later years is manufactured in South Africa.
Strangely, i s
Topic: Old Olham lamps wanted
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2013 09:16:56   Subject: Old Olham lamps wanted
Just a warning
There are quantities of ex Royal Navy coming up from time to time, although hardly used the batteries are scrap. Especially the blue MF which is probably NG when new!
I usuall
Topic: Old Olham lamps wanted
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2013 12:46:11   Subject: Old Olham lamps wanted
I had a large quantity of lamps and leads which I sold as a job lot being of no use to me, I use brand new ex RN lamps for my lamp building.
I have a quantity of the black polycarbonate batteries
Topic: Voltage regulator
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/04/2013 14:36:01   Subject: Voltage regulator
[quote="Mr Mike"][quote="Strangely Brown"] (Mr Fellows takes the credit for telling me this one).[/quote]

I take the credit for telling Mr Fellows.

[/quote]

Yes and Mi
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2013 13:07:28   Subject: NAMHO 2013
IMPORTANT
All booking MUST be done through www.namhoconference.org.uk

Postings here are for reference only

The list at the NAMHO website is the definitive programme
Topic: When to scrap ropes
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 17/04/2013 18:20:06   Subject: When to scrap ropes
[quote="christwigg"]I personally think in-situ ropes are infinitely more likely to catch someone out than your own.

We came across the following in Nenthead, fortunately the lucky punter wa
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/04/2013 18:14:36   Subject: NAMHO 2013
A bit more on the Friday

Goginan was an incredible site at one time with at least 12 waterwheels running. A stream runs down from high ground, supplementd by leats on the high plateau at th
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/04/2013 17:43:48   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Addendum

Temple Mine is 10.30 and 14.30 Saturday, and 14.30 only on Sunday due to parking for the Chapel.

Also, some map refs.

Pontrhydygroes level Fawr, SN 739 722 or
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/04/2013 12:13:26   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Hi Alex and all
I am about to forward the final underground program to the organisers of the event who will make booking forms available.

EDIT
My Friday arrangements are for the b
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/04/2013 22:18:07   Subject: NAMHO 2013
FINAL UNDERGROUND PROGRAM

Goginan and y Wern at Talybont

Friday 28th June

I will be leading 2 events on the Friday. There will be a combined surface and underground a
Topic: When to scrap ropes
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 16/04/2013 09:21:24   Subject: When to scrap ropes
Main cause of accidents = Human error
This right accross the board, SRT, cars whatever
Topic: Oops!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2013 20:24:55   Subject: Oops!
[quote="droid"]Too right.

If my bank or card company ring me up I just tell them I'll ring back....and use the number on the statement.

Paranoid? You bet! :lol:[/quote]

Topic: Rhosydd book on eBay
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/03/2013 20:26:27   Subject: Rhosydd book on eBay
Maybe its the one I lent to someone in 1987 and never had it back.
Topic: castlehill mines
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/03/2013 17:50:17   Subject: castlehill mines
Sounds Dudley limestone to me, anyone making book on it.
:lol:
Topic: Snowdonia Mines Access and Conservation Group Inaugural Meeting
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/03/2013 13:12:05   Subject: Snowdonia Mines Access and Conservation Group Inaugural Meeting
On 1st April Forestry Commission Wales are being amalgamated into a new body together with Countryside Council Wales and Environment Agency Wales.
Explains delays etc.
Topic: How do you take your photos underground now?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 20/03/2013 09:33:06   Subject: How do you take your photos underground now?
[quote="Cuban Bloodhound"] Then you can set your focus on [b]spot[/b] of light before you take your shot.[/quote]

:lol:
Topic: How do you take your photos underground now?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 19/03/2013 09:34:56   Subject: How do you take your photos underground now?
Fuji S9600 and MagnumStar plus an 3 X P7 LED photolamp made from an old Maglite head.

The Fuji is a big camera but has 10 second delay timer and up to 30 second exposure, also tough as old
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2013 15:01:05   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Due to circumstances beyond my control I cant really finalise everything at this time but intention is to try and ensure that everyone gets on the trips they want if it means switching leaders or addi
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2013 19:55:18   Subject: NAMHO 2013
LATEST UNDERGROUND

Frongoch.
Saturday and Sunday 10.30
This mine is a good example of very unspoiled workings with artefacts, clog prints, and unusual secondary mineralization. En
Topic: South Crofty Recollections
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/03/2013 17:17:56   Subject: South Crofty Recollections
Mr Lozz, if NMRS are interested all they would need would be your permission and they copy it from this website.
The thing is that memoirs such as yours should be recorded for posterity. I apprec
Topic: South Crofty Recollections
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/03/2013 16:41:25   Subject: South Crofty Recollections
Well I seriously think that it should be submitted for publication in British Mining or similar.
I will send an 'appropriate' email with a link to this thread.
Topic: South Crofty Recollections
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/03/2013 15:50:44   Subject: South Crofty Recollections
I have been reading this as you have been uploading it, and fascinating reading it certainly is!

Have you published this anywhere else before?
If not it should be submitted to PDMHS or
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