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Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 10:25:31   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
I have to make further comment on the issue of 'sustainable energy' which to me means what it says on the tin.

Forget all the CO2 stuff, we cannot count on our natural recources lasting for
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 22:01:38   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
I recon that you are all secretly missing him from this thread but wont admit it!
;)
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 21:41:32   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Now dont get being horrible to him. Frankly, his rants fascinate me.

Come on, who else in the world would think of a term like "yogurt weaver"
I know you all love him really.
:lo
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 16:58:40   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
There seems to be an interesting point coming out here, energy wastage... not by the consumer so much but by design of the grid and generating system etc.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 15:56:33   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="lozz"]
I find it hard to figure out why so many are against or sceptical about renewable energy technology when it is still in it's early days.
[/quote]

I dont think its t
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 12:39:39   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="John Mason"]I've got an idea :)

Let's get the Central Wales leats system back up and working.

When one considers what it accomplished in the 19th Century with the technol
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 10:22:50   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Well yes but there would have to be some kind of mechanism for the removal of harmful emissions, I assume that this is what they are doing.
I note that the rant is all about CO2, what about the o
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2013 09:15:21   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
A few things.
John M old friend, we have all virtually agreed to leave GW and CC out of the thread, although I admire your honesty in the use of the word "theory"

Next a question for M
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2013 22:30:12   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
There is thing about all of this in that peoples opinions are based on what they see not what they are told.

People see wind farms just about everywhere now, and reading the thread I learn
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 21:33:58   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="JR"]I suspect the word "don't" has been missed, though no doubt Roy will expand if necessary.[/quote]

Yes, I meant DONT
Sorry

I mean everyone has their opinions, but
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 17:10:30   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Personally, I think that these kind of debates belong on here, plenty web forums out there for this kind of thing.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 14:10:06   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Peters right. I suspect we are on opposite sides but he is still right on this one.
In local pubs round where I live there used to be signs behind the bars "No religion or politics", well I suppo
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2013 08:52:25   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
If this thread goes into climate change it will just become a fruitless discussion as neither side will give way an iota anyway.

Facts
Well try looking for the percentage of CO2 in the
Topic: Derbyshire Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2013 11:34:36   Subject: Derbyshire Mines
Excuse my ignorance, but just exactly what is a 'gammon slipper'
If I am not up with latest street talk it may well be an age thing.
;D
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2013 08:32:40   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Yes correct.
The workings above are those accessible from Wilkinsons Level. On some plans shown as "Wilkins" but correctly named after the Managing Director (T A Wilkinson) of the The Welsh Potos
Topic: Derbyshire Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2013 17:28:51   Subject: Derbyshire Mines
Its what happened at Slipton
Topic: Derbyshire Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2013 17:15:39   Subject: Derbyshire Mines
[quote="exspelio"]We're not really cliquey, we just think it unwise to admit to trespass and suggest that others do the same on a public forum that the owners may be reading.
[/quote]

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
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