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Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2013 08:25:24   Subject: NiFe cells
I am wondering if this will eventually go off thread with stories of lead acid Oldhams coming into contact with nylon ropes?

Thank God for Lithium Ion
Topic: NiFe cells
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2013 19:11:07   Subject: NiFe cells
I was told an horrific story by Simon Hughes of someone who wore one of these cells inside his wet suit, and it leaked.
Your imagination will fill the gaps.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2013 20:28:15   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="Graigfawr"]Pugh's Adit does not even penetrate as far as the Cwmystwyth Fault. It was only ever driven as far as Pugh's Shaft, located about 100m north of the adit entrance. The shaft is compl
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/07/2013 09:54:20   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Cwmystwyth Mines

I have had reported to me that there may have been some activity in the vicinity of Pughes Level. Will everyone please note that this level is completely run at the Cwmystw
Topic: George Hall
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2013 15:39:23   Subject: George Hall
I am very saddened.
Many on here will not have known George personally, but will know of him.
He was in his late 80s but extremely fit, and prior to his illness, in very good physical shape
Topic: Cynnant: recent activity?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2013 14:00:02   Subject: Cynnant: recent activity?
Yes, I have just looked it up. A Mr Treharne sunk a shaft and drove an adit in 1959, in total about 8 tons of galena were produced.
It just appeared odd to me and I suspected a typo at first glan
Topic: Cynnant: recent activity?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/07/2013 08:55:11   Subject: Cynnant: recent activity?
"This lead mine is situated on a dramatic hill side and was driven in the 1960's"
?
Topic: Finding an Unused Charity
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2013 22:46:34   Subject: Finding an Unused Charity
Be careful, if you buy a so called dormant company it could have debts.
Also the articles will have to describe its activities accurately which must come under one of a list of defined charitable
Topic: Bacheiddon
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/07/2013 22:21:40   Subject: Bacheiddon
Mike Brown has uploaded some of his own photos to mine -explorer, these include the digger at work and some pictures inside Rhoswydol.
Topic: Pelton Wheel?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/07/2013 14:40:50   Subject: Pelton Wheel?
Hi Helen
Its definately not a Pelton, my first thought was some other kind of turbine, but looking at it, where is the power take off?

I would hazard a guess ay some kind of water flow
Topic: Bacheiddon
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/07/2013 13:58:14   Subject: Bacheiddon
The deep adit has been reopened by the author Michael Brown and reveals a lot of interesting archaeology.
Although Bick mentions flat rods I believe the mine was pumped by a wire rope, this appea
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2013 09:45:31   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Oh its YOU!
I never realised that you are the Emma I know and to whom I make a nuisance of myself.

At least you didn't have to see the 6th kata again!

Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2013 21:49:47   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Emma in Surrey"]Brillaint, brilliant weekend. Super underground trips - every one a winner and so much to see.

Thank you a thousand times for organising a really wonderful event.[/
Topic: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 04/07/2013 21:32:07   Subject: Lottery Good Causes - Universal colliery
yes, just done it
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2013 17:36:37   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Did we meet?
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2013 13:26:14   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I have just uploaded a plan of the workings at Cwmystwyth which shows the position of all of the levels etc and also the area of the Scheduled Ancient Monument. Please be aware that much of the area i
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2013 19:57:24   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Can I have some pictures off people who attended for the Trust website, you can throw in a few comments and anecdotes as well if you wish. You will get credited with whatever you send me.

r
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2013 21:29:25   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I am still on the campsite for tonight as I have got to go and de rig Ystrad Einion tomorrow. I shall probably find a few more things to do before I go home
Its been a very good NAMHO, but luck h
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2013 16:12:35   Subject: NAMHO 2013
People, I have WiFi at the campsite, 240v in my tent off the Skoda inverter, lamp charging for other peoples Oldhams or compatible charging lamps with a 3 bay charger, and off to rig pitches, post sig
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 22:06:59   Subject: NAMHO 2013
People, its after 22.00 and I am going to have to sign off.

I dont use a mobile and can only hope to get use of a WiFi at the Uny on my netbook. Failing this I will be out of touch from now
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 20:53:55   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="ChrisJC"]From a practical point of view, can / should we rebook alternatives to the withdrawn trips when we register on Friday?

Chris.
[/quote]

Not sure I have made
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 18:42:16   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I had forgotton about this posting, thanks.
Topic: Oldham tools sought...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 14:13:23   Subject: Oldham tools sought...
I use one as I said it does work, but they too 'fat' to go in and need the cirumference taking down. You could do quite a neat job on one of those small lathes.
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 13:42:59   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="mcrtchly"]Roy, what is the length of the SRT pitch in Taylor's? Free hanging or against wall?

[/quote]

Its a steep sloping ore pass. Its been years since I did it for obv
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 13:24:51   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Forgot to mention before, Temple Mine is definately ON, permission received in writing, kindness of the Coed Rheidol NNR manager.
Topic: Oldham tools sought...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2013 11:06:34   Subject: Oldham tools sought...
I made my own, with difficulty. You need a short length of steel tubing which you need to shape to a triangle with a small hammer, and then finish off by driving in one of the triangle screws.
B
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 22:27:55   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Tamarmole"]Its odd how bookings go. In 2007 we put on Wheal Crowndale which is a cracking trip and got no takers.[/quote]

Whats the crack with that place now?

Back to Wa
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 20:49:26   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="RJV"][quote="royfellows"]

Beside, Ratgoed only had two people booked on the Saturday and none on the Sunday.

[/quote]

That's bonkers, that's one of the most in
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 20:41:36   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="mcrtchly"]Roy, sorry to hear the news, but thanks in advance for all your efforts. Still expect it to be a great event.

Are the Taylors Level Cwmystwyth trips on Sat and Sun morni
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 20:04:52   Subject: NAMHO 2013
If any of you have never been underground at Cwmystwyth, there is nothing on the Forestry ground that can go anywhere near what you will see there. You can trust me on this, big time.

Besid
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 19:10:34   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="royfellows"]ALL FORESTRY TRIPS CANCELLED!

Due to the reorganisation of Forestry Commission Wales into Natural Resources Wales the issue of getting permissions had
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2013 18:49:34   Subject: NAMHO 2013
ALL FORESTRY TRIPS CANCELLED!

Due to the reorganisation of Forestry Commission Wales into Natural Resources Wales the issue of getting permissions had become very difficult. It is now impos
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/06/2013 19:21:44   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="ChrisJC"]I am starting to get very excited at the thought of another NAMHO conference.

Chris.
[/quote]

and you were one of the people who prefered to hear my talk th
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/06/2013 14:38:21   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Moorebooks"]I note there are no underground trips on Monday?

Mike[/quote]

Its all Cwmystwyth on Monday, choices of surface walk only, surface and easy undergrounds with m
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/06/2013 12:28:18   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
You around lozz
Here is a different version of your teaser

Man goes on hedonistic break
He starts in April and finishes in June, yet only away a fortnight
How come.

Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/06/2013 17:37:40   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="skimble"]Is anyone intending to check in at the conference HQ on Friday [i]before[/i] driving to Goginan? I'm after a lift ... :flowers:[/quote]

I could probably manage that one as
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/06/2013 17:31:10   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Yes you said at the start "no reference point", I should have said something like "9 more rungs to climb, that would have been explicit.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/06/2013 17:18:59   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
I am starting to have my doubts about you all......................

That was a good one from lozz though as an example of thinking outside the box. Some people dont really understand a term
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/06/2013 17:12:31   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="exspelio"]Think you mean an inverter??[/quote]

Sorry yes, its 12V DC to 230V AC
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/06/2013 10:16:53   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
19, good logic. Half way up 9 above so exactly 9 below, plus the one you standing on.
Shows how high the interlect is on here which relects in the level of the discussions.
What was it Stuey
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 22:52:29   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Mmm, more explicitly, half way up exactly = where you stand, your feet.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 21:33:57   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="lozz"][quote="royfellows"]Any answers on my teaser?[/quote]

I've thunk and am still thunking....

Lozz.[/quote]

Thunk may refer to:
Thunk (functional prog
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 21:31:16   Subject: NAMHO 2013
No idea until I get there.
Thats the bad news
Good news is that I will be there on Wednesday to sort things and have a 12/240V lighter socket inductor to lend if anyone stuck for recharging.
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 21:22:31   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Any answers on my teaser?
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 20:04:06   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
This threads gone everywhere anyway, so what the hell

You are in a mine on a ladder.
You are exactly half way up and look up to see how far you got to go, above you are 9 rungs.
H
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 19:57:02   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote]

Bloke turns up to start his new job on wednsday and leaves on wednsday, he only works three days, how come.

Lozz.
[/quote]

Im lost on this, something to d
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 18:55:55   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="lozz"]Don't forget the term "spatial planning"

Lozz.[/quote]

That’s a good one to introduce very casually into a conversation.
I came up with a good one from IT, "co
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2013 17:07:51   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="lozz"]
Sustainable has become a bit of a buzz word,
Lozz.[/quote]

Well yes, if go bidding for funding for Cwmystwyth I shall have to think of some way to intoduce that in
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!
;)
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