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Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 22/02/2013 15:10:11   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
When i was young (no clever comments please!) I could walk into a chemist and just buy saltpetre over the counter. They would even sell me potassium chlorate.
Of course, things are different now.
Topic: Reccomend a Cafe Near Llanwrst
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/02/2013 13:04:57   Subject: Reccomend a Cafe Near Llanwrst
[quote="Jasonbirder"]........near Llanwrst...
Need a meeting place for a trip we're doing sunday!
Cheers![/quote]

I wonder where that could be
;D
Topic: Professional Lamp suggestion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2013 17:47:37   Subject: Professional Lamp suggestion
[quote="SimonRL"] It is physically the same size and shape, but it has a lower capacity (9Ah as opposed to 16Ah) and due to decreased number of simpler cells it can be charged on an unmodified lead ac
Topic: Professional Lamp suggestion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2013 13:21:56   Subject: Professional Lamp suggestion
[quote="SimonRL"]GL16 - different animal. Incandescent bulb lamp head with the L16 battery :)[/quote]

Sorry, I should know this.
So they offer bulb headsets with lithium Ion cells.
Topic: Professional Lamp suggestion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2013 09:37:10   Subject: Professional Lamp suggestion
Bogey has put some DL16s on eBay again.
Topic: Professional Lamp suggestion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2013 12:38:06   Subject: Professional Lamp suggestion
[quote="stuey"]

To the person talking about Bogey Knights in Plymouth, the Oldham MF's they had were mostly buggered. They do have some T2's from time to time though, although I have a feel
Topic: Professional Lamp suggestion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2013 08:28:15   Subject: Professional Lamp suggestion
[quote="sinker"]I have an Instrinsically Safe version of the Petzl Duo which I use on my "work" helmet. Its basically the same as the leisure version, except that it has plastic battery clips instead
Topic: Coppermines Deep Level
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2013 15:16:05   Subject: Coppermines Deep Level
Can someone put some phots up ASAP please.
Looking at my phots and google earth there is a rain gulley high right looking towards the entrance. That is where my money will be.
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2013 13:15:45   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="royfellows"]The planning of underground trips is progressing with leaders now being appointed.
Most trips will run over the Saturday and Sunday both morning and aftern
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2013 17:14:08   Subject: NAMHO 2013
The planning of underground trips is progressing with leaders now being appointed.
Most trips will run over the Saturday and Sunday both morning and afternoon.
Topic: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/02/2013 21:00:07   Subject: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
This is starting to get interesting now.

Any opinions on 'High' (8V) V 'Low' 4V systems?

My Fenix TK11 pocket torch typifies this.
I can put in a single 18650 (4V) and it wi
Topic: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/02/2013 17:13:55   Subject: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
OK to answer the thread

Obviously my own lamps, Trigon for general use, Maggie for photography, although now I have the weight down a bit, the Maggie has crept into general use in slate min
Topic: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/02/2013 16:42:12   Subject: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
[quote="cavemanjez"]

1) Megga bright lights,
Scurion, el Speleio, Rude nora, Sten, Viper,

2) Run of the mill lights,
Sp Nova, Petzl Duo, Sp headlight, raptor etc, petzl
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/02/2013 13:47:08   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Trigon Floodlight Failures.

As I have posted before, I have now lowered the drive current from 1.46 amps to 1.2 amps causing the emitters to run slightly cooler. However, I have also remar
Topic: Li Po battery shocker
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2013 22:06:54   Subject: Li Po battery shocker
[quote="NewStuff"]

You're far more likely to set a 18650 off with a **** charger that doesn't know when to stop to be honest.[/quote]

Protection electronics are there to prevent
Topic: Li Po battery shocker
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2013 12:22:57   Subject: Li Po battery shocker
Try putting "LiPo battery explosion" into google, you will be on it all day.
Topic: Li Po battery shocker
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2013 09:07:55   Subject: L ion battery shocker
Its not a LiIon its a LiPo
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2013 10:43:59   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="ttxela"]Got my booking confirmation back today, I am delegate 001 :thumbup:

Last time I achieved this was 2007 in the Tamar.

Mrs T says I am "sad" f
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2013 22:24:03   Subject: NAMHO 2013
I wonder if 007 is reserved?
Now a nice little contribution to Cambrian Mines Trust and who knows?
Topic: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/01/2013 17:32:57   Subject: Cae Coch Sulphur Mine (photo)
"Curiouser and curiouser" said Alice
Topic: The Doctor and the Daleks go mine exploring
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2013 21:56:49   Subject: The Doctor and the Daleks go mine exploring
Yea, but we all love the Daleks though
One of the best was where one turned up as scrap and came back to life. It was a wicked story.
Topic: The Doctor and the Daleks go mine exploring
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2013 16:10:32   Subject: The Doctor and the Daleks go mine exploring
[quote="LeeW"] Daleks- invasion Earth 2150AD.

[/quote]

As long as they dont stop my pension
Topic: Tolgarrick Tin Streams Tin Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/01/2013 09:48:55   Subject: Tolgarrick Tin Streams Tin Mine
From "The Lost Mine of Talybont" yet to be published

David Williams. A sole trader 1907 – 1909

David Williams was the son of Capt Charles Williams of Clettwr Hall who was involve
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2013 19:39:14   Subject: NAMHO 2013
[quote="ttxela"]

I decided to book the on site accomodation as there didn't seem to be a preferred campsite at this stage.
[/quote]

You'll miss the karate demonstrations,
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2013 14:10:23   Subject: NAMHO 2013
Difficulties downloading the booking form.

My attention has been drawn to the above difficulties.
I don’t think that it can be sorted server side by the NAMHO organisers, a pdf docum
Topic: Spare thingy
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/01/2013 18:47:26   Subject: Spare thingy
[quote="sinker"][quote="royfellows"]
The Fuji though has a fixed zoom, its not really a DSLR but what they call a 'bridge' camera.
Good camera/.[/quote]

Hi Roy. Just out of intere
Topic: That Vauxhall Frontera
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2013 14:03:49   Subject: That Vauxhall Frontera
[quote="sinker"][quote="rhychydwr"].....If I broke into a neighbours house and stole his telly etc. All I would get is a slap on the wrist. But drive up Snowdon and take the pi$$ out of the judge -
Topic: Spare thingy
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/01/2013 14:00:22   Subject: Spare thingy
Yes thanks I understand what you are saying now.

The Fuji though has a fixed zoom, its not really a DSLR but what they call a 'bridge' camera.
Good camera/.
Topic: Spare thingy
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/01/2013 13:48:36   Subject: Spare thingy
Hey, sorry forgot, further to my last.
I have to go a mile away to post a letter because the post box virtually outside my home was stolen 3 weeks ago!
You couldn't make some some of this up
Topic: Spare thingy
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/01/2013 13:22:50   Subject: Spare thingy
[quote="christwigg"][quote="royfellows"].
All of my old OM cameras were stolen in a burglary last year, no one had told him that these have no value these days. [/quote]

Although of no
Topic: Spare thingy
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/01/2013 09:48:48   Subject: Spare thingy
I am getting a bit lost here
I was talking about filters. I have a filter holder from the old OM days, a plastic thingy that takes diffeent square filters, possibly up to 3 or 4.
I got hold
Topic: Spare thingy
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 20/01/2013 19:25:25   Subject: Spare thingy
A thing about these stepping rings is that you can adapt adaptors with them so that you can fit all of your old film camera lens filters to a modern DSLR.
I have loads for my old Olympus OMs and
Topic: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/01/2013 19:18:40   Subject: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
A quick word of wisdom
When you venture underground you lamp is your main piece of equipment.
Topic: NAMHO 2013
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/01/2013 13:41:53   Subject: NAMHO 2013
http://www.stir.ac.uk/cehp/newsandevents/nahmo-2013/

You will be able to open the provisional program etc on the left

Cambrian Mines Trust has website under construction at www.c
Topic: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/01/2013 17:05:45   Subject: Nice head/cap lamp for a 'newbie'?
[quote="christwigg"][quote="royfellows"]
More thoughts are that the best emergency light would be a spare light whatever you use.[/quote]

I picked up the habit of wearing a small zebra
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
;
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
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