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Topic: Hello!
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2011 18:09:08   Subject: Hello!
Hello! I'm in Bangor also, quite a few others are local too. Keep watching the forum for mine exploration trips coming up. A couple of us were talking on Saturday (after a knackering day out in cave ;
Topic: Parys Mountain mine - starting production?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/08/2011 22:05:42   Subject: Parys Mountain mine - starting production?
[quote="simonrl"]Anglesey could do with some new jobs.

Good luck to them.[/quote]

Too right. I worked for Cementation Mining at Parys for 22 months '88-'90 sinking the "new" sha
Topic: Poop Parc Winch Trip - 20th August 2011
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/08/2011 19:34:41   Subject: Poop Parc Winch Trip - 20th August 2011
Just got in....my knees have fallen off, my back is broken, tipped about 3 kgs of mud out of my rucksack, everything I own is soaked through and I can't feel my feet! :o

When can we go aga
Topic: Poop Parc Winch Trip - 20th August 2011
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/08/2011 18:43:54   Subject: New event added 'Pool Parc Winch Trip - August 2011' 20/08/2011
[quote="RockChick"]
if folks could give us a hand setting up the scafold for the winch that would be really appreciated. :flowers:

See ya saturday!

I'm assuming we're meet
Topic: Anyone want a free 'thing' ?
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/08/2011 21:26:02   Subject: Anyone want a free 'thing' ?
Seriously....a work of art....could you frame it and sell it on eBay?? :thumbsup:
Topic: Poop Parc Winch Trip - 20th August 2011
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/08/2011 20:09:00   Subject: New event added 'Pool Parc Winch Trip - August 2011' 20/08/2011
[quote="ditzy"][quote="simonrl"]Accessed via a 92m shaft, followed by two further 18m pitches (laddered).
[/quote]

D'oh! Oops that'll teach me to read the threads properly..... :-[ :-
Topic: Poop Parc Winch Trip - 20th August 2011
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/08/2011 19:09:42   Subject: New event added 'Pool Parc Winch Trip - August 2011' 20/08/2011
Ok I'm guessing that the reson it's a winch trip is that it's a shaft....and a deep one....and thats why we need a winch? Not being sarcastic, I genuinly don't know....! :flowers: By this I mean I ass
Topic: Talks at the conference
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2011 16:22:38   Subject: Talks at the conference
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="Moorebooks"][quote="royfellows"]If there is a bottom line on this it has to be more aditnow members attending NAMHO!

[/quote]

yes particularly leading li
Topic: Shaft sinking video
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/08/2011 19:23:04   Subject: Shaft sinking video
[quote="staffordshirechina"]
There is nothing nice about shaft sinking work......[/quote]


Hmmm yes you're right there....I have a missing toe, mangled finger, deaf in one ear and
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Submissions Please!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2011 20:09:07   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Submissions Please!
Well at least two of us spotted it! :lol:
I was just too polite to say.... :angel:
Topic: 2012 Calendar - I want one
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2011 12:33:32   Subject: 2012 Calendar - I want one
Simonrl x 2
JohnnearCfon x 2
NewStuff x1
Mr Mike x 1
MadaC x 1
Llay101 x 1
Sougher x 2
christwigg x 1
LeeW x 1
Tamarmole x2
Edd x1
rols
ped
Topic: Poop Parc Winch Trip - 20th August 2011
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 15/07/2011 08:17:16   Subject: New event added 'Pool Parc Winch Trip - August 2011' 20/08/2011
[quote="simonrl"]

Mind you I think it was winching Vanoord at the time and it had to stop for a few breathers ;D

[/quote]

:lol: :lol:

I'll race the winc
Topic: Surveyor's Marks in adits
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/07/2011 23:16:04   Subject: Surveyor's Marks in adits
When driving headings or tunnelling, we generally use the painted triangle symbol to denote "Survey Station" or "Control Point", with a Hilti nail fired in to mark the exact spot, or a hole drilled to
Topic: Menai coal seams/Beaumaris tramway
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/07/2011 17:28:59   Subject: Menai coal seams/Beaumaris tramway
[quote="Vanoord"]


The Saunders Roe factory used a wedge-shaped cradle for transporting motor torpedo boats not dissimilar to those used in many mines and quarries (in particular Dinor
Topic: Menai coal seams/Beaumaris tramway
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2011 08:17:28   Subject: Menai coal seams/Beaumaris tramway
I think the track used by Saunders-Roe was only a short piece, crossing the road between Beaumaris and Llangoed, leading from the grounds of the old factory to the small slip-way directly opposite. Th
Topic: SRT training- round 2!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2011 19:20:51   Subject: SRT training- round 2!
If it helps anyone decide, I went on the first course and it was REALLY good! Even as an "intermediate" I learnt soooo much! I would recommend it to anyone! :thumbsup:
Topic: What is it?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2011 14:18:18   Subject: What is it?
[quote="Psilocybintheredunit"]is it cartoon bats luminous echolocatory "speech" bubble?
a frequency inaudible therefore also unreadable to us humans -hence blank.
;D[/quote]

Topic: Petzl Grigri 2 recall
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 22/06/2011 13:34:01   Subject: Petzl Grigri 2 recall
Ok....not necessarily related to a recall but....has anyone else noticed a "slight" deterioration in the quality of Petzl stuff? In particular the "feel" of the mechanisms on a Stop, for example? Or t
Topic: Merchandise - help me recover my garage!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2011 17:31:08   Subject: Merchandise - help me recover my garage!
:lol: I never bothered asking as I thought they would all be sold by now! ::) I'll take a couple of Tees and a Mug please! PM sent :thumbup:
Topic: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - bbq
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/06/2011 14:29:19   Subject: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - bbq
[quote="simonrl"]Sign below to apply pressure on Vanoord to a) turn up for at least one day and b) repeat his splendid performance with the barbecue one night! *

* unless you are Jones the
Topic: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - camping
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/06/2011 14:27:42   Subject: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - camping
I will be attending on the Saturday only as I leave for Cornwall on Sunday. So no camping required for me, thanks anyway!
Phil.
Topic: North Wales mine walks?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/06/2011 14:15:35   Subject: North Wales mine walks?
[quote="davel"][quote="sinker"][quote="dave1964"]... cwm bychan ...[/quote]


Park at the free carpark in Bethgelert.....

Call me if you want more info.

Dave[/quot
Topic: North Wales mine walks?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/06/2011 11:49:44   Subject: North Wales mine walks?
http://www.taithardudwy.co.uk/

24 easy miles with some drover's roads, quarries, a spring-water well with magical healing properties (Ffynnon Enddwyn) and a collection of (I think...) Manga
Topic: North Wales mine walks?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/06/2011 08:46:37   Subject: North Wales mine walks?
[quote="dave1964"]I would recommend cwm bychan it'a great walk through the valley and ther are about 10 adits to look in just in one section. :thumbsup:[/quote]

Always wanted to do this one
Topic: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 07/06/2011 22:50:48   Subject: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
which monitor would be best for us, & do they detect bad air????????

Personally, and without a doubt, the MSA Altair 4 gas monitor is far and away the best. Bomb proof, as close to waterpro
Topic: Rail bending device (photo)
sinker

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/06/2011 20:49:52   Subject: Rail bending device (photo)

They were also called Jim Crows when I was a B.R. apprentice at Horwich in Lancashire, way back in nineteen hundred and frozen to death. There were some so big that apprentices would run away
Topic: Going digging - folding shovel!
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 01/06/2011 22:45:52   Subject: Going digging - folding shovel!
[quote="simonrl"][quote="John Lawson"]Personally tried lots of shovels including both British & American genuine entrenchers, all have problems,however without a shovel you cannot explore partially bl
Topic: Rail bending device (photo)
sinker

Forum: South East England   Posted: 01/06/2011 22:35:50   Subject: Rail bending device (photo)

[/quote]

We`d best give you a shout when we start on the heavy gauge rails then,maybe you could make some rings for us?[/quote]

.....you DO NOT want to know how we make tho
Topic: Rail bending device (photo)
sinker

Forum: South East England   Posted: 01/06/2011 21:59:08   Subject: Rail bending device (photo)
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]We`ve got one of the Bigger versions,for Jimmin heavy gauge rails,60lbs`ers,2ft 6in to 3ft across,
You Northeners must have big B---s ,its a Heavy ******,


:lol:
Topic: CREE-LED Torch
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/05/2011 19:13:32   Subject: CREE-LED Torch
[quote="Vanoord"]I'm almost tempted to get one just in case my Tesco one packs up and I need to find something at the back of the cupboard! :lol:[/quote]

:lol: That little Fenix I got off
Topic: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/05/2011 07:55:54   Subject: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
Dinorwic sounds good, always plenty to see even when you think you've seen most of it! I'm off to cornwall for two weeks on the Monday so I'm a bit limited as to what I can fit in so I'll just go with
Topic: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) Trip - April 9th
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/04/2011 19:24:39   Subject: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) Trip - April 9th
:lol:
Is it just me or do I keep seeing things in other people's photos that I never noticed? Apart from a half hour lunch break, I was there from 1030 until 1500, worked my way "methodically" ;
Topic: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) Trip - April 9th
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/04/2011 09:30:52   Subject: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) Trip - April 9th
[quote="Vanoord"]
I think it might be best to leave it a year or so before a return trip?[/quote]

Count me in + 1
Topic: What is it?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2011 11:05:52   Subject: What is it?
I think staffordshirechina is closest so far......? ;) ?
Topic: Petzl upgrade?
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/04/2011 11:03:48   Subject: Petzl upgrade?
I have an old (1998) Petzl mega with the belt mounted battery pack (4.5v, AA or C type batteries) which has always worked well. My lad uses it these days and was wondering if anyone has tried any of t
Topic: CP9 Breakers
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2011 21:01:16   Subject: CP9 Breakers
Loads of diffrent makes around, all reffered to as "CP9s" in the same way that all vacuum cleaners are called Hoovers! ;)
Most common type these days is Sulair SK5, looks similar, but not rotary
Topic: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) Trip - April 9th
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/04/2011 21:15:18   Subject: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) - Sign Up / Master List
[quote="ChrisJC"]Thirded by me. :thumbup:

What strikes me about these do's is that there are folk that one has corresponded via forums, but one doesn't recognise. [/quote]

I re
Topic: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) Trip - April 9th
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/04/2011 19:18:11   Subject: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) - Sign Up / Master List
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Vote of thanks for organisation from us too.
Nice day out, nice place, efficiently carried out.
You may take a round of applause!
[/quote]

That's
Topic: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) Trip - April 9th
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/04/2011 21:28:58   Subject: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) - Sign Up / Master List
[quote="Vanoord"][mod][b]IMPORTANT MESSAGE![/b]

Can the following please contact me - or at least read their email - as a matter of urgency:

- Moocher

[/i][/quote]
Topic: SRT training days
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2011 22:03:04   Subject: SRT training days

[youtube]4OlU40SLkEQ[/youtube]
Gently touching down.

:lol: All I can say in my defense is that it was a VERY uneven floor.....and there was some serious bounce in that rope....
Topic: SRT training days
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2011 15:47:42   Subject: SRT training days
[quote="ogof addict"]i hope you got a video of a man in a gimp suit climbing over a wardrobe :lol: [/quote]

:o He was dead keen on wearing the suit but we wouldn't let him. But if you aske
Topic: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/04/2011 08:48:38   Subject: New event added 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
I'm off to Cornwall for 2 weeks on the 3rd, so if it was local I could make the 2nd for a day trip, but no camping. :( As it's only one day for me, I'm not fussy....I'll go anywhere! :thumbsup:
Topic: SRT training days
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2011 20:36:42   Subject: SRT training days
:o Just got back from the SRT training day and I can tell group 2 here and now that you are in for a treat! The morning session on the climbing wall is worth doing on it's own....but the "practical" s
Topic: SRT training days
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2011 20:34:08   Subject: SRT training days

I can fit you both in no probs. PM me with p/u details.

....Lister;~)[/quote]

EWJ & Newstuff.....Let me know if you don't need picking up now? :thumbup:
Topic: SRT training days
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2011 08:51:10   Subject: SRT training days
[quote="Earth Worm Jim"]Sorry to be a pain but the problem that was a problem isn't a problem now. :) I'm ok for the 2nd again.[/quote]

Kool :thumbsup:

So thats me, EWJ, Newst
Topic: SRT training days
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2011 22:23:51   Subject: SRT training days
[quote="toppo_69"] Hi. I am Paul Toppings Mum. Sorry to say he will not be able to make the SRT day/weekend. He has been admitted to hospital to-night. I am sure he will keep you all posted in due
Topic: SRT training days
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2011 16:53:01   Subject: SRT training days
[quote="Lister"]I'm not doing anything next Saturday if that helps?

...Lister;~) :blink:[/quote]

That's good for me, saves re-organising (a right pain).
RockChick....shall
Topic: Parys / Amlwch funding news
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/03/2011 12:44:33   Subject: Parys / Amlwch funding news
[quote="Vanoord"]

Ho hum, but I suppose it's still good news that someone's investing money in Amlwch. It sure needs it...[/quote]

Hmmm....£700,000 doesn't go far once the "consu
Topic: Compact camera wanted to my spec ..now heres a challenge for you all
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 24/03/2011 07:45:53   Subject: Compact camera wanted to my spec ..now heres a challenge for you all
[quote="rikj"]



Or, just bite the bullet and get one of these when they start shipping:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilmx100/

Got to be worth takin
Topic: SRT training days
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2011 15:08:15   Subject: SRT training days
[quote="RockChick"]



Hey Sinker- i've now sent the contact details for group 1 to Gethin, so expect to hear from him soon. Its probably best if you sort out with him directly abo
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