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Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2012 13:59:54   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="Moorebooks"]

Tony is a true wind up merchant I wouldn't take to heart what he has said. [/quote]

Yes, and he also a character, and what dull boring old world it be withou
Topic: Calendar 2013 - ready to order
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2012 12:09:08   Subject: Calendar 2013 - ready to order
Just bought mine
;D
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2012 11:54:17   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thank you all for your kind support, but Tony's remark was relevant, and I do see more this coming my way!
:flowers:
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2012 09:51:47   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="rhychydwr"]Sounds like Empire Building to me.[/quote]

This is a fair comment and it was anticipated, but don’t know what to say about it.
All I can say at this time is to ask p
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2012 19:11:37   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cambrian Mines Trust

I am announcing the formation of Cambrian Mines Trust as a private company limited by guarantee with no share capital which was incorporated in March this year.
It
Topic: extended project on slate mines
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2012 21:56:23   Subject: extended project on slate mines
[quote="fjällvandring"]Could you tell me any more about the place Roy? I've heard of it, seen some pics[/quote]

You will get location and a general look of the place from this site.
Th
Topic: extended project on slate mines
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2012 20:02:41   Subject: extended project on slate mines
Why not Minllyn?

Big vertical chambers and not sensitive
Topic: Liability Insurance - Zurich
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/11/2012 18:41:54   Subject: Liability Insurance - Zurich
They are the insurers for the BCA scheme as well.
Topic: Llanberis Graffiti
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2012 16:10:30   Subject: Llanberis Graffiti
Day 1 – I went on a trip with a couple of other chaps to the home of London creative Jack Murray. We found it, and it was definitely worth the 6 hour drive.
I brought some paint with me and dropp
Topic: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2012 10:08:57   Subject: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="NewStuff"] RAID is [b][i]not[/b][/i] a backup solution.
[/quote]

Spot on. I will add my confirmation of this too. I am told occasionally that I shouldn't
Topic: Wheal Maid
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/11/2012 14:55:37   Subject: Wheal Maid
[quote="lyndonb"][quote="royfellows"]People had being going for the copper in the electric cables, and guess where they had burned off the insulation?[/quote]

How do you mean Roy ? x[/quote
Topic: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2012 14:49:47   Subject: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
I just use an old backup program that was free with a computer magazine and has the option for straight file copy, plug in an external drive and go back to the telly....
Topic: Wheal Maid
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2012 21:03:35   Subject: Wheal Maid
I went in down to water.
Bad air, yes, and something else nastier.
People had being going for the copper in the electric cables, and guess where they had burned off the insulation?
Topic: Llanberis Graffiti
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2012 21:52:05   Subject: Llanberis Graffiti
I wonder where this lives, and if he goes away on holiday
;D
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/11/2012 21:50:16   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
Many people may not realise this but it is possible under English law for a private individual to commence a criminal prosecution. This has been done in the past were evidence was presented to the pol
Topic: Llanberis Graffiti
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2012 21:34:54   Subject: Llanberis Graffiti
Those with anger management problems should visit Farleigh Down conveyor passage (Monkton Farleigh).
Topic: Llanberis Graffiti
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2012 09:56:42   Subject: Llanberis Graffiti
[quote="rhychydwr"][quote="royfellows"]If I ever catch anyone underground with a spray can it will require major surgery to remove it from their anotomy.

.[/quote]

Oooo! Is that
Topic: Llanberis Graffiti
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2012 09:54:22   Subject: Llanberis Graffiti
If I ever catch anyone underground with a spray can it will require major surgery to remove it from their anotomy.

What is it about a clean wall or rockface that brings this out in some peo
Topic: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/10/2012 18:11:46   Subject: Breaking news on the battle of Orgreave
I have been following this but so far kept out of it.

I agree all of the comments about Scargill, but also agree about the miners sincerely believing that they were fighting for their jobs
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/10/2012 09:42:37   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
SHOP CLOSED FROM 19TH TO 28TH OCTOBER 2012
Topic: Reopening a mine-?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2012 20:56:15   Subject: Reopening a mine-?
[quote="John Mason"]I think the important point, Stuey, is to critically identify the manipulators and the cherrypickers. From your comments, I can see echoes of the climategate affair running on thro
Topic: The LED is 50!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/10/2012 15:57:33   Subject: The LED is 50!
[quote="sinker"][quote="ChrisJC"]
Maybe my torch is the worlds first 32-bit torch.

Chris.
[/quote]

No I have a 32-bit torch....a Petzl Zoom that I dropped down the shaf
Topic: The LED is 50!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/10/2012 20:41:08   Subject: The LED is 50!
Simon if you are around.

Remember posting some years ago during the lamp building frenzy:
"Who will be the first to crack the 1000 lumens barrier"

I think it was Morlock who
Topic: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2012 18:04:15   Subject: Wheal Harriett or Dolcoath
Thinking about it, living in west Midlands isn't that bad.
Topic: Rampgill Brewery Shaft
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/10/2012 20:43:37   Subject: Rampgill Brewery Shaft
They're on somebodies bloody garage, I would bet money!

When NPHT wound up they probably thought it was a free for all, I hope nothing else gets touched.
Topic: Maenofferen Quarry - RCAHMW video
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/10/2012 17:39:29   Subject: Maenofferen Quarry - RCAHMW video
I am not sure about all the grass and the way the loco descends an incline at the end!
Must have had good brakes.
Topic: Deep Ecton (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/09/2012 10:22:47   Subject: Deep Ecton (photo)
Yes, the pictures that I looked at regardless of being captioned "Deep Ecton" are actually Clayton.

I think that there are multiple entries for the same mine as well.
Topic: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/09/2012 19:53:37   Subject: Big Trouble Brewing at Sir Francis ?
Is there anyone on here from the local group?
If not, they should be made aware.
Topic: oldham advice
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/09/2012 20:10:03   Subject: oldham advice
[quote="John Lawson"]Hi Roy,
You list the many advantages of you lamp but miss my point how does you lamp stand up to immersion in water?[/quote]

Yes I did rather.
It is a standar
Topic: oldham advice
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/09/2012 18:20:20   Subject: oldham advice
A bit more info for John and anyone else interested.
The Oldham DL 16 is designed as a coal mine safety lamp, and as such there are better choices out there for recreational exploration of metal
Topic: oldham advice
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/09/2012 16:11:18   Subject: oldham advice
[quote="John Lawson"]Slighty off topic but I think quite relevant.
Have recently been in touch with Enersys regarding the ability of their Lithium ion packs to withstand water.
The answer be
Topic: oldham advice
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/09/2012 14:43:49   Subject: oldham advice
I can fully endorse this product having used one for some time before I started producing lamps myself.
Topic: To Petzl or not to Petzl? American Alternatives?
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 07/09/2012 16:52:04   Subject: To Petzl or not to Petzl? American Alternatives?
I have an almost unused Caving Supplies rack about 20 years old.
I think maybe next time down Cornwall I leave it with Roy M for you Stu.
Topic: Cree LEDs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/09/2012 09:57:24   Subject: Cree LEDs
The HK suppliers do cheap balance chargers for model planes etc. I use the PCBs and only had one bad one out of loads and loads.

Main issue at the moment is duff LiIon cells, once one becom
Topic: Camdwrbach
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/09/2012 13:01:24   Subject: Camdwrbach
I have deleted my previous poor quality photos and uploaded a new set.
Access to this mine is now easier, a boulder blocking the way in has been destroyed and water level lowered. Its possible to
Topic: Cree LEDs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/08/2012 10:27:09   Subject: Cree LEDs
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="royfellows"]
The T6 is 920 at 3 amps but I have very severe misgivings about driving at full power. (see the data sheet)
I drive them at 2.75 amps max in my Trigon.<
Topic: Cree LEDs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/08/2012 22:03:16   Subject: Cree LEDs
[quote="Vanoord"]XM-L U2 ?

Currently knocking out just under 900 lumens in real-world applications.

[/quote]

The T6 is 920 at 3 amps but I have very severe misgivings
Topic: buying an old mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 16:30:13   Subject: buying an old mine
Yes, I think it was this year that the end of the world was scheduled, but what with the Olympics and the weather and all that. Cant really blame the organisers.
:lol:
Topic: buying an old mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 13:22:21   Subject: buying an old mine
I will only start to worry when Mr funksalug gets research grants, and then it will only be about the money.

I thought it was this year the earth was supposed to end?
Has it been postp
Topic: Engine room (?) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/08/2012 19:39:47   Subject: Engine room (?) (photo)
Remember when I used to camp under the trees on the high ground behind the 'chicken farm', now the 'dormant for the time being' visitor centre?

I wonder what this thread was originally abou
Topic: Engine room (?) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/08/2012 17:31:30   Subject: Engine room (?) (photo)
I can sniff out mine entrances
;D
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2012 09:34:15   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
In truth, my most powerful lamps are unlikely to go for ever without some service attention. Unfortunately, the same can be said for some lamps out there from other producers that don't come anywhere
Topic: Engine room (?) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/07/2012 22:00:56   Subject: Engine room (?) (photo)
Now a 'jazz cigarette'
I will have to think about this one
Topic: Engine room (?) (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/07/2012 20:34:17   Subject: Engine room (?) (photo)
I know a few people who take dogs underground with little home brew lamps round their necks.
I was thinking of making a lamp that fixes rigidly onto a dog collar and with an adjustable bracket. <
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/07/2012 10:34:59   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Yes it is. The only issue with Mk 5 and 5A MSs (with the front extension) is that its not a simple unscrew and replace, as a silicone seal has to be broken.
Topic: Engine Lane, Brownhills
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/07/2012 17:12:53   Subject: Engine Lane, Brownhills
OK, 1985 and started exploring the slate mines.

SH Youle headset from Caving Suplies fitted with new Oldham reflector and 'BMW 21 watt high intensity rear fog lamp bulb'
Powered by a 1
Topic: Engine Lane, Brownhills
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/07/2012 17:08:09   Subject: Engine Lane, Brownhills
No I was about 19 before I ventured underground, its all on my website.
Lighting was carbide lamps provided by a John Barratt, one of my friends. This was supplemented by a bicycle front lamp wh
Topic: Engine Lane, Brownhills
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/07/2012 16:44:36   Subject: Engine Lane, Brownhills
I am very sorry but no pictures.

About half way up Engine Lane was a timber and corregated iron shed, unlocked, we would use it as a sort of shooting hut, lunch etc if it was raining. There
Topic: Engine Lane, Brownhills
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/07/2012 16:19:24   Subject: Engine Lane, Brownhills
Yes, when I was 16 I used to shoot there, although I should not have. I was caught by the son of a Mrs Wallace who owned the land.

The old railway track ran from Grove Colliery the other si
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/07/2012 17:21:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
EMERGENCY LIGHT ISSUES, TRIGON LAMPS
I have had several reported failures of these whereby for some unknown reason they 'strobe' instead of giving a steady light. I have now developed a drop in r
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