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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
Topic: US Army Landfill in cornwall.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/03/2013 13:45:32   Subject: US Army Landfill in cornwall.
I have good Int of some ex home guard stuff dumped in Llancynfelin and also in an opencut at Penrhiw.
Mainly small arms ammunition, this makes sese if you think about it.
The rumours still c
Topic: 1600 lumens flashlight
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2013 09:42:42   Subject: 1600 lumens flashlight
The internet is full of postings obout getting rid of flashy modes, big question is why do they include these if so many people dont want them?
Topic: Harnisher Burn Mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/03/2013 09:56:45   Subject: Harnisher Burn Mine
Just out of interest so that this doesn't get lost in the mists of time, a Dave Kelly? of the WCMRG populated a Cumbrian miners database with over 11,000 miners plus related records.
I was the pr
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2013 11:58:06   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="royfellows"]I will talk to the people there and try to lay on a hose for cleaning kit and some 240V lamp charging facility as well.

What do people think will be
Topic: Frongoch issues
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/03/2013 09:37:23   Subject: Frongoch issues
[quote="wookey"]Good to hear things may not be as dire as they first seemed![/quote]

Well yes.
It was my reading of the situation, but without access to the engine shaft at adit level
Topic: Fowey Consols
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/03/2013 18:11:22   Subject: Fowey Consols
Baseball Bat adit?
Angry landowner?
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2013 17:06:33   Subject: NAMHO 2013
LATEST UNDERGROUND
NAMHO 2013 Underground Program
Coordinated by Roy Fellows, Cambrian Mines Trust

SPECIAL NOTE
Some permissions are yet to be obtained so trips may be substi
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2013 15:59:10   Subject: NAMHO 2013
NAMHO Camping

This has been arranged at Bryncarnedd, Clarach Rd, Dyfed SY23 3DG. Tel 01970 612444

The A487 is the road that goes down hill past the University, and the B4572 Clar
Topic: Frongoch issues
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/03/2013 10:19:15   Subject: Frongoch issues
Me again
On Saturday I was able to get some informed opinions and it seems that my appraisal of the situation may have been somewhat coloured by work done near the shaft collar by contractors ere
Topic: Grovelling apology
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2013 09:24:47   Subject: Grovelling apology
Not Ricks fault if the address was cloned.
The emails would originate from someone else’s computer which had Rick's email address in the address book.

The virus infects a machine and t
Topic: Frongoch issues
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/03/2013 12:02:41   Subject: Frongoch issues
I have decided that safety must be paramount and to this end i am leaving the colllapse at my 1995 dig as it is in order to keep people out of the engine shaft chamber. This area has to be regarded as
Topic: Frongoch issues
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/03/2013 12:21:29   Subject: Frongoch issues
I have come back on this following further consideration. There was some sign of disturbance in the mine generally as though water had been flowing in abundance, not possible from an influx after the
Topic: Frongoch issues
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/03/2013 20:50:48   Subject: Frongoch issues
Hi all, some bad news Im afraid

There has been a collapse into the engine shaft on surface and the situation as reported before is looking worse with the looming complete collapse of the re
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2013 09:58:23   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I will talk to the people there and try to lay on a hose for cleaning kit and some 240V lamp charging facility as well.

What do people think will be the number of tents?
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2013 21:35:44   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Bryncarnedd is already mentioned on the website but there are some poor reviews, so i will be checking it out and reporting back.
Its only £6 a night and walking distance from the Uny but I need
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/02/2013 15:40:13   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
[quote="mushmush3"]Rather than flooding/using above ground reservoirs and associated tunnels for expensive and speculative pumped storage systems, and for solely private gain, what about focussing on
Topic: cligga head Map
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/02/2013 15:38:37   Subject: cligga head Map
I was in there last year with SCMC, entered at middle level and a bit of a climb down into a stope and out at bottom level.

The traverse to middle off the main cliff path is a bit easier th
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2013 12:25:35   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="davetidza"]Whilst I am quite capable of finding myself a site for my camper van - if would be good if you are organising something to bear campervan men in mind.[/quote]

I meant me
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2013 09:57:43   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Camping Arrangements: Action this day
If someone else wont do something you do it your bloody self.
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