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Topic: Cwmorthin gate code has been changed
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2013 16:56:45   Subject: Cwmorthin gate code has been changed
Can you pm me the code for this weekends Welsh Mines please.
Promise no beer bottles or missing lock or naked girls
Topic: Cwmorthin gate code has been changed
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2013 11:50:33   Subject: Cwmorthin gate code has been changed
I would not pester them for a day or two, I suspect that there has been some aggro or something for them to do this.
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2013 12:56:28   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Re Talybont, (Alltycrib)
I have uploaded all of the plans, and the 1910 company's papers.
I got all of this stuff together for my book, but when it will ever be published is anyones guess, s
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/06/2013 10:17:14   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Just to avoid confusion Talybont is on the website under its alternative name of Alltycrib where there is quite a bit of history. It is the subject of a book I have written, yet to be published.
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/06/2013 22:21:33   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
[quote="Ty Gwyn"][quote="royfellows"][quote="Ty Gwyn"]
Not the Double width bogie,Why the double track,?

[/quote]

Sorry missed you here. You mean why not a just a single wid
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/06/2013 12:43:58   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]
Not the Double width bogie,Why the double track,?

[/quote]

Sorry missed you here. You mean why not a just a single wide track?
Well, tubs would be of
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2013 23:17:50   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
It would be no surprise to me if the photo was indeed Talybont but deliberately captioned and used by May as promotional material, in order to try and raise share capital.
I have a gut feeling ab
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2013 22:38:02   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Was Talybont one of the Mines run by the May Company?[/quote]

No it was Talybont Lead Mines Ltd.
May only worked Cwmystwyth, I have seached on them and on their Captai
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2013 13:21:43   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
A bit more.
Think about it, the width of drill carriage excludes any sharp turns in the level. Take a look at the plan of Pryces Level at Talybont, this should answer some of your questions.
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2013 13:08:08   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
[quote="rufenig"]May Mining Co.
Quoting S.J.S. Hughes (p38)
The May Co consisted of
John Howell Evans (Captain at Cwmystwyth mine) &
Charles Stocks & Co of Manchester (chartered
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2013 20:34:52   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Mmm, I am now wondering if it is actually Pryse's Level at Alltycrib (Talybont). The made up appearence of the portal is consistent with the run in state of that level today.

I think it is
Topic: Stately home owners sue Coal Board for £100m
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/06/2013 17:32:26   Subject: Stately home owners sue Coal Board for £100m
There is a general rule that you cannot contract out of law, either accidentally or by intent. If there is a specific piece of legislation that makes the Coal Board liable for subsidence damage then t
Topic: Manod and 'Edge of Darkness' - 'Northmoor'
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2013 16:53:15   Subject: Manod and 'Edge of Darkness' - 'Northmoor'
[quote="SimonRL"]

.... the Landrovers in convoy
[/quote]

they can stay off my land
:lol:
Topic: Manod and 'Edge of Darkness' - 'Northmoor'
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2013 11:01:00   Subject: Manod and 'Edge of Darkness' - 'Northmoor'
[quote="SimonRL"]

The reason for taking these stills escapes me now :lol:

[/quote]

Roys looking at them, reason enough!
:lol:
Topic: Manod and 'Edge of Darkness' - 'Northmoor'
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2013 09:09:00   Subject: Manod and 'Edge of Darkness' - 'Northmoor'
Can anyone give links to any stills or clips showing the 'interesting' bits, I cant find anything on the web.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2013 23:00:51   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Having just received an offer of work I have a task right at hand, I am going to be buisy for the next few weeks checking stuff out for NAMHO, Talybont wants yet more timber renewals.

Anywa
Topic: Warning: bolt failure!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/05/2013 13:35:13   Subject: Warning: bolt failure!
I stand by the point I have made.

If I was about to rig to one of these with the awareness of the point I am making at the front of my mind would be the question of whether someone has trie
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2013 12:02:56   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
British Caving Association
The Trust is now an Access Controlling Body member of BCA with insurance remit for all Cwmystwyth Mines and Goginan as described below.

Goginan Mine
The
Topic: Warning: bolt failure!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2013 18:37:17   Subject: Warning: bolt failure!
[quote="sinker"][quote="royfellows"]


The reason they used these was to try stop people from pinching the hangers.
But they never figured that someone would come along and try any
Topic: Warning: bolt failure!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2013 16:59:15   Subject: Warning: bolt failure!
I have just figured it out, the key was in my last posting.

The reason they used these was to try stop people from pinching the hangers.
But they never figured that someone would come
Topic: Warning: bolt failure!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2013 16:45:53   Subject: Warning: bolt failure!
The big question that beggars asking is "Why were these type of bolts used in the first place"
Its blatently obvious that the bolt could be twisted in tightening just by looking at it.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2013 15:32:49   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="rufenig"][quote="SimonRL"]Good idea Manic. I've set one up now:

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Cambrian-Mines-Trust-Work-Days/[/quote]

:devil: OOO I'm posting this on U.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2013 13:50:47   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Can people who post pics to the 'work days' please add the date. This is going to be ongoing isn't it.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2013 13:37:48   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thanks to Robert and Mark for these useful inputs. Keep it coming people.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2013 12:18:15   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Everybody loves me
;D
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2013 21:31:10   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
The reopening of the mines

First I would like the thank everyone who managed to attend, being bank holiday and at such short notice. Especially D Tyson without whose petrol driven angle gri
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2013 18:23:01   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="dtyson"]I think I left a polythene dig bucket containing a lump hammer, chisel, bolt croppers, hacksaw and spare blade near the first gate to get the chop. All marked 'WCG'. I forgot to pick i
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/05/2013 14:27:46   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Re Mr Graigfawr AKA Robert post:

Yes this is exactly the kind of thing I want to look at and to this end I will be speaking to Graham Levins (assuming he doesn’t read it here first!) about
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/05/2013 14:18:41   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="cunningcorgi1"]A great achievement Roy.

If you are there on Monday, I can get up there.

I can lift a load, use a shovel, etc. if thats any use. I also have a 4 gas if you
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/05/2013 09:32:18   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thanks for the valuable input Robert. Believe it or not I was completely unaware that the drystone walling on Taylors entrance was that modern!
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2013 22:05:14   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
More thoughts.
I think old in situ ropes are just part of the equation. Considering how long the place has been sealed up a safety assesment needs doing on every mine reopened, and this has to be
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2013 21:39:02   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
OK.
I will try to be there for 10.30 hrs up by Level Fawr which is first target. My plan if possible is to remove the upper part of the grill leaving a fence height in place, and lay a plastc 'to
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2013 17:06:52   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
The grills are welded steel bars about 40mm by 5mm thick. Not terribly strong and have been the object of unofficial cutting in the past, particularly Level Fawr.

It was like a sort of yo y
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2013 16:04:24   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
The nearest is about 80 metres from the road, the one that will need some careful grinding is a bit of a stiff uphill walk up Nant yr Onnen.
Having said this anyone who has a good hacksaw and and
Topic: Perranporth Mine Workings
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 22/05/2013 18:41:59   Subject: Perranporth Mine Workings
I am a little bit unsure about where the accident took place but i believe that there was a sort of descending cliff path round a shear drop into a gunnis.
If it is the place I went there a few y
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.
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