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Topic: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/01/2013 16:52:18   Subject: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
[quote="PeteJ"]Not so far discussed in detail here is the robustness of the lamp and battery housing. The test is - will it stand being bumped by a rock attached to the rest of the world. Some hou
Topic: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/01/2013 21:56:13   Subject: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
[quote="chrisj"]I have one of Roy's Ecostars and I can't recommend it highly enough. Really solidly built (well it uses an Oldham as the base so you'd expect that), I've never run out of battery (and
Topic: Can you still get into these mines???
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/01/2013 21:39:26   Subject: Can you still get into these mines???
Mr stivesconsols, is there anything to be seen of the Nanjivey Terrace adit please.
As I have posted, I looked some years ago and it seemed to be at the back of someones garden.
Topic: Photo competition 2012 - RESULTS
royfellows

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 15/01/2013 12:54:05   Subject: Photo competition 2012 - RESULTS
Congratulations. I must admit when I first saw the packwall picture my reaction was "bloody hell".
Translated to ordinary English from Fellowsese that means the picture is rather striking
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Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level Bridge
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/01/2013 20:08:14   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level Bridge
[quote="RJV"]
80 sounds an achievement, [/quote]

Hey he's not 80 yet, bit of a way to go before you get there, hey John!
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level Bridge
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/01/2013 20:02:42   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level Bridge
[quote="John Lawson"]
By the way my ambition is to be able to go through here when I am 80![/quote]

No reason why you shouldn't
Age is all in the mind

I was 68 this wee
Topic: New and keen on copper.
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/01/2013 16:46:08   Subject: New and keen on copper.
Huglith Baryte Mine Shropshire by arrangement with SCMC.

[link]Huglith-Baryte-Mine-User-Album-Image-65040[linkphoto]Huglith-Baryte-Mine-User-Album-Image-65040[/linkphoto][/link]

Topic: Can you still get into these mines???
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2013 10:08:40   Subject: Can you still get into these mines???
It seems that the one I called Dales is actually Old Sump, I wonder where I got the idea it was Dales?
Anyway, I am salivating over all this.

Trenwith Upper Adit. I looked around there
Topic: Can you still get into these mines???
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/01/2013 17:15:40   Subject: Can you still get into these mines???
[quote="wheal"]The streets of St Ives are truly paved with pitchblend.

Does not say that on the tourist guides! ;D[/quote]

and Carbis bay beach can give you a tan both sides wi
Topic: Can you still get into these mines???
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/01/2013 15:41:44   Subject: Can you still get into these mines???
I think we are talking about the same shaft Mr lozz, Dales Shaft. House not there last time I visited.
How places change.

My memory is of a small building divided into 2 with the concr
Topic: Can you still get into these mines???
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/01/2013 14:59:01   Subject: Can you still get into these mines???
Dales Shaft is/was still there and its mineralised dumps fossickable (if thats a proper word) behind some small buildings. However, looking at Google Earth it looks as though the parking area has been
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level Bridge
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/01/2013 09:54:54   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level Bridge
This hole is not very deep and not much to cross. Why dosn't someone simply drag a thick plank into there?

The level isn't very wide there either.

Zipwires, rip the rails out! Mu
Topic: Can you still get into these mines???
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/01/2013 17:53:06   Subject: Can you still get into these mines???
I would be in if it was on offer even if it meant a purpose drive down all 280 miles, sleeping in the car, and gloop gunge up to my ears getting in.
Only concern would be oxygen levels bearing ev
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2013 13:53:38   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
True

After performing a kata at the karate club I was asked to do one part of it again.
The Sensei watched carefully and then told me that I need to get my leg over more.
Topic: West Cumbria Mines Research Society
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2013 21:41:25   Subject: West Cumbria Mines Research Society
[quote="John Lawson"]Roy I do not know how you obtained a copy of that plan, but you have reminded me of a possible source of Cumria Mine plans/ documents..
I carried out some research in the Cum
Topic: Happy new year all
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2013 21:56:14   Subject: Happy new year all
Happy New year to all.
I'm looking forward to this year, a lot of exciting things going on in my little world.
Topic: West Cumbria Mines Research Society
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2013 21:54:31   Subject: West Cumbria Mines Research Society
[quote="RJV"][quote="John Lawson"]
Perhaps it requires someone, preferably a French speaker to go through the V.M. archives which I have told are held in Liege, Belgium.[/quote]

There
Topic: West Cumbria Mines Research Society
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2013 20:14:18   Subject: West Cumbria Mines Research Society
[quote="John Lawson"]There are as far as I know no V.M. Smallcleugh plans.
However there is a very large abandonment plan of Capelcleugh and middlecleugh mines dated 1.10 18 which covers the edge
Topic: Imagine my surprise when...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2012 16:35:09   Subject: Imagine my surprise when...
Flower power?
:lol:

Someone with the Black Belt for Ikebana

:lol: :lol:
Topic: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2012 21:14:24   Subject: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
This thread is going everywhere and I have to say its just so interesting!

So here is another one, re energy storage touched upon by Peter.

Flywheels

Now I have heard
Topic: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2012 19:16:36   Subject: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
So here is something else to think about.
Having seen of all things one of my lamp building threads on the other website taken into good old climate change I shall not attempt to take this one i
Topic: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2012 18:01:44   Subject: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
[quote="stuey"]
I have seen the maths worked through on paper and one of my chums is involved in windfarm shenanigins and he reckons (as an engineer) that it's a load of bollocks, but is prepared
Topic: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2012 15:39:26   Subject: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
I would leave carbon emissions/anthopogenic climate change etc out of the discussion, its more divisive than gay marriage.
Let the dicussion revolve around 'conservation of natural recources' and
Topic: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2012 10:36:00   Subject: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
I have to voice a few words of caution on getting carried away with water power.
The cost of maintaining leats and aqueducts was a huge drain on the mines resources and even then they were at the
Topic: A merry christmas to all
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2012 10:21:10   Subject: A merry christmas to all
Thanks mate, and a very merry Christmas to all from the other Roy.
Topic: Still here?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2012 13:29:24   Subject: Still here?
Well Sainsbury's Cannock was still there as I had some last minute shopping to do and I believe that the Motorway system is still intact.
Its 13.30 hours, maybe the zombies/death stars or whateve
Topic: Still here?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2012 10:06:42   Subject: Still here?
If I was them I would pack it all in and take up mine exploring.
Its amazing how many people out there have no life.
Topic: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
royfellows

Forum: The 2012 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 17/12/2012 18:33:02   Subject: Competition Entry Roy Fellows
I havent participated for a few years so I thought that this year I would give it a go.

[link]Corbet-Dovey-Copper-Mine-User-Album-Image-72237[linkphoto]Corbet-Dovey-Copper-Mine-User-Album-I
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2012 16:48:21   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
On the 10th November the Trust was given full membership of NAMHO and will be organising the underground trips on the NAMHO 2013 field meet.
The intention is to offer trips in locations different
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/12/2012 16:37:08   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
State of the Lamps

With the end of 2012 coming close I have decided to upload a report on the current state of things. I have now dumped the idea of producing more powerful lamps as complet
Topic: Bwlch Glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/12/2012 12:18:33   Subject: Bwlch Glas
I want to get back to finish off with the bottom ladder.
Once I start a job I like to get it finished.
Maybe the government should put me in charge of road repairs.
:lol:
Topic: recomended lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/12/2012 13:57:18   Subject: recomended lighting
I think Fenix torches are about as good as you will get for a reasonable price. The Chinese imitators tend to fall a bit short.
Topic: Bwlch Glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/12/2012 10:26:11   Subject: Bwlch Glas
This work is now almost completed, the main ladders are secure and there only remains the short wooden ladder with wooden rungs at the bottom of the man way. Please remain aware that the final descent
Topic: Mount Wellington min. proc. plant
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/12/2012 09:43:21   Subject: Mount Wellington min. proc. plant
Fascinating to see that people who bought that item also bought sets of Vietnam postage stamps and butterfly miniatures, this obviously shows a diversity of interests.

A bit like when a sea
Topic: Bwlch Glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2012 10:20:08   Subject: Bwlch Glas
Please be advised that the top ladder of the first pitch is in a dangerous state. Although sound it has broken away at the bottom and is currently against the rock face. The top of the second ladder i
Topic: Wherry Mine Penzance - New Book
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/12/2012 10:07:43   Subject: Wherry Mine Penzance - New Book
I am not surprised at the demand for the book, if I am to see you this week I can pay you personally up front for when they come back into stock.
Topic: Calendar 2013 - ready to order
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2012 17:37:06   Subject: Calendar 2013 - ready to order
Got mine today, they really are stunning.
Topic: Wherry Mine Penzance - New Book
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/11/2012 15:14:35   Subject: Wherry Mine Penzance - New Book
[quote="tomh"]Roy, you have to complete the name and address field, then click continue which is below before being able to select paypal[/quote]

Possibly some room for improvement then, sh
Topic: Wherry Mine Penzance - New Book
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/11/2012 12:49:29   Subject: Wherry Mine Penzance - New Book
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="royfellows"]I tried to buy one but must have done something wrong, I dont know. Added to basket, went to pay, Paypal checkbox disabled?[/quote]

Don't understand
Topic: Wherry Mine Penzance - New Book
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/11/2012 10:01:35   Subject: Wherry Mine Penzance - New Book
I tried to buy one but must have done something wrong, I dont know. Added to basket, went to pay, Paypal checkbox disabled?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/11/2012 16:25:05   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Having recently played around with an experimental lamp for which I still have to perceive a practical use, there has been a bit of a payback in the form of some useful ideas to incorporate into the M
Topic: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2012 21:35:53   Subject: Mineshaft in Emmerdale...
[quote="RJV"]
You'll certainly be the only one who'll openly admit to watching Emmerdale... ;)[/quote]

some of the women look half tidy.........
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.
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