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Topic: Engine Lane, Brownhills
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/07/2012 16:19:24   Subject: Engine Lane, Brownhills
Yes, when I was 16 I used to shoot there, although I should not have. I was caught by the son of a Mrs Wallace who owned the land.

The old railway track ran from Grove Colliery the other si
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/07/2012 17:21:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
EMERGENCY LIGHT ISSUES, TRIGON LAMPS
I have had several reported failures of these whereby for some unknown reason they 'strobe' instead of giving a steady light. I have now developed a drop in r
Topic: Silverband gate keys?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/07/2012 17:17:37   Subject: Silverband gate keys?
The gate was locked this Sunday, I drove up as I like the place on way home from the Nent.
Topic: harnisha burn
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/07/2012 21:57:31   Subject: harnisha burn
Off thread but John if you are around
I will be up at the Nent until a week on Sunday and staying at High Plains, you can leave a message there if you anywhere near Nenthead, be nice to meet up.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2012 08:47:09   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
SHOP CLOSED 13TH TO THE 23RD JULY 2012.

Please be advised that I will be unable to answer inquires during that time

Topic: Nenthead Photos
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/07/2012 20:39:12   Subject: Nenthead Photos
I dont think for one minute its Nenthead, and indeed a good question is "What is it"?

Whatever it is, its mounted on rails. However, the protruding arm in the forground would slice off the
Topic: Calendar 2013 - Photographs wanted!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2012 21:21:55   Subject: Calendar 2013 - Photographs wanted!
No problem with me, go ahead and use as you wish.
Topic: gold panning in wales
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/06/2012 17:57:05   Subject: gold panning in wales
[quote="roger g"]Hi Roy you posted a thread about a stream opposite the toll bridge back in 2008 barmouth just wondered who you get permission of cheers roger g ;D[/quote]

You got me here.
Topic: gold panning in wales
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/06/2012 09:05:57   Subject: gold panning in wales
Sorry, I cant help on this. I dont know everthing.

Now when its 'Metal Mines of Mid Wales'.....................
Topic: NAHMO Conference 29th June - 2nd July
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/06/2012 22:02:15   Subject: NAHMO Conference 29th June - 2nd July
I will be there, and with a new tent as well, old one trashed while down Corwall by gale force winds. Ended up being held down with rocks. Trying to sleep was like being on the Titanic.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/06/2012 15:04:24   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
SHOP CLOSED 16th to 25th JUNE 2012

Its also the NAMHO weekend immediately after, so sorry please do not expect prompt replies to emails etc.
One does ones best.
Topic: Why is this?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2012 15:22:29   Subject: Why is this?
Yes, Mr Trewillan puts it well.
Gentlemen, can we turn down the heat a bit.

Topic: Best way to find out who does land belong to ?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2012 17:57:32   Subject: Best way to find out who does land belong to ?
They are listed in "Caves of the Peak District" with no mention of any access restrictions. If there is any, the book usually says so.
Topic: Yesterday's Witness (1970)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/06/2012 14:57:33   Subject: Yesterday's Witness (1970)
Only problem is that Real Player is needed to view. So I go ahead and download, avoid the default £40 version, avoid the 'Registration' where they wanted my email address for some reason, cant imagine
Topic: A question for the mining photo historians among us
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2012 19:45:07   Subject: A question for the mining photo historians among us
Now I stick my kneck out, dont all laugh at once.

Not a stream works, dont know what the "T" structure is but to its left is a set of stamps, water is being brought in by a launder, there a
Topic: A question for the mining photo historians among us
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2012 08:40:17   Subject: A question for the mining photo historians among us
[quote="stuey"]
If I could turn the engine house 90 degrees clockwise, I'd say Charlotte United. It appears to be an odd angle, but the setup was similar.

[/quote]

This cam
Topic: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/06/2012 21:10:37   Subject: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
[quote="Gavin"]Can you tell me what "ginging" is please?[/quote]

It dry stonework used to make up the shaft through soft or loose ground. Sometimes this would be spoil extracted from the si
Topic: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/06/2012 20:43:05   Subject: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
A bit further to what John has added:

Beware of shafts with top sections made up of ginging which is sometimes supported on timbers.......which go rotten and you then have a shaft about to
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/06/2012 08:02:37   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Would this be the large chain linked fenced area seen from the road?
I wondered what it was, with all the "Keep Outs" etc

The interesting thing is that as soon as dire notices spring u
Topic: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/06/2012 13:43:25   Subject: Has Anyone any tips on emptying rubbish-filled mine shafts, please?
I would counsel a lot of caution as many 'filled in' shafts are anything but that. Usually its a load of old garbage on top of possibly an old fridge or even a motor car or collapsed mine timber, with
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 18:51:10   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
[quote="christwigg"]Oh I don't know, spin some burning wire wool and give it a cool name like the 'Tempest Prognosticator' and you'll have people from all over the country trying to get in. 8-)[/quot
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 18:33:50   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
[quote="christwigg"]

The sort of thing that gives urbexers wet dreams...[/quote]

Not if its just smooth concrete tunnel, nothing to see...
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 16:47:21   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Right about the jigsaw, but nothing actually describing its length, depth, history, photos etc, and nothing on Wikipedia.
I agree "lots of time". Never mind

An interesting speculation
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 14:35:18   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Are there any details anywhere on this aqueduct.
I have just googled it and got virtually nothing. Only it sounds seriously interesting.
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2012 09:38:53   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
I think I may have the answer to my own question re the gap between inner and outer walls.
If the inner wall is a continuation of a shaft lining there will be a high chance of a lot of movement/s
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 21:20:01   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Thank you all, I will amend the photo caption.

Cant figure the double walls though.
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 16:32:14   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
[quote="scooptram"]magazine roofs mainly are of a lighter construction so if the worst happens the blast goes up rather than side ways ,less damage to other buildings etc[/quote]

A very goo
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 16:30:10   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
It shows on maps and google earth. When I first saw it I pondered. Its definately double walled.
NZ 00716 30730
Topic: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2012 14:14:28   Subject: Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Interesting, "magazine" was my assumption based on outer blast walls, solid concrete roof, and heavy steel door.
Truth could lie between, originally a magazine, later adapted for another use. I a
Topic: 'Art' Attack
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 19:47:50   Subject: 'Art' Attack
[quote="Bill L"]The point about so called 'public art' is that you don't get any choice about whether you look at or not. I'm very interested in art but I don't wan't it pushed in my face.
So, an
Topic: 'Art' Attack
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 15:19:30   Subject: 'Art' Attack
More interesting questions now raised.

If I went around putting up "RF" everywhere I would be rightly criticised, however if you look carefully in Bryneglwys, somewhere there is an "RF 1964
Topic: Harnisha Burn
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/05/2012 15:08:06   Subject: Harnisha Burn
[quote="christwigg"]Whats 5km between friends.

I have that down as Sharnberry.
Never been myself, but there are quite a few photos.

"Sharnberry was originally a London Lead
Topic: Harnisha Burn
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/05/2012 14:23:26   Subject: Harnisha Burn
Oh dear, its much further up the road, sorry.
Me long past my 'sell by' date

NZ 01159 30782

This is from "Where's the path", beats Googe hands down.

Should have t
Topic: Harnisha Burn
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/05/2012 13:30:59   Subject: Harnisha Burn
Can someone tell me anything about a mine near Harnisha reached by a track to the left just uphill of Harnisha and on the road bends.
I walked to this last year.
Magazine in perfect conditio
Topic: 'Art' Attack
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 13:23:20   Subject: 'Art' Attack
I someone wants to look at art, then I say go to gallery.
I go to a mine to look at historic remains.
Topic: 'Art' Attack
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 11:08:03   Subject: 'Art' Attack
Interesting question, how does one distinguish between art and pure vandalism?

Example, Monkton Farleigh railway portal. The daubings there would be considered art by some. Its as though th
Topic: hunting for gold
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2012 08:49:08   Subject: hunting for gold
You have all heard this one

Tourist stops a farmer driving his tractor near Dolgellau
"Excuse me, but can you tell me where the gold mine is"?

Farmer ponders for a minute, a
Topic: Deepest mine shafts in UK?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2012 20:53:13   Subject: Deepest mine shafts in UK?
Llay Main Colliery Wrexham, 3750 feet, and Williams Shaft Dolcoath at 3600 feet (from grass).
Topic: Late as usual
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/05/2012 09:02:22   Subject: Late as usual
I can remember driving down the M5 to Cornwall years ago in a real scortcher. Every window was down but it was still uncomfortable hot and blowing our heads off as well.

We move forward, at
Topic: Late as usual
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 25/05/2012 21:27:23   Subject: Late as usual
[quote="gNick"]
I can't do tomorrow as I MUST get the air-con fixed in the car.
[/quote]

You as well!
:lol:
Topic: Cwm Ceunant "Slate" Mine?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/05/2012 14:05:51   Subject: Cwm Ceunant
Ah right.
It just seemed wierd.

We dont want everything to cascade through though, its nice to see old postings of mine which still have my signature that was current at that time.
Topic: Cwm Ceunant "Slate" Mine?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/05/2012 13:14:32   Subject: Cwm Ceunant "Slate" Mine?
Can someone explain to me why some of uploaded pictures refer to this mine as a "Slate" mine?
Topic: Penthouse
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2012 13:29:38   Subject: Penthouse
[quote="carnkie"]This may well be a stupid or obvious question but would I be correct in assuming that a penthouse in a shaft was built to protect men underneath from falling debris? Or did it have an
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/05/2012 09:06:15   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
[quote="Tamarmole"] Given the potential liability most proffesionals would err on the side of extreme caution.[/quote]

Which is where the Drayton Estates Health and Safety advisors will be
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/05/2012 09:01:49   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
[quote="John Mason"]It's a very vuggy lode in places, Roy. I wonder to what extent that affects the drainage?

Cheers - John[/quote]

Well yes John. Both David Bick and I agreed th
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/05/2012 17:08:30   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Read my posting of 4th Feb.
The Drayton people are just not interested.
Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols - 14th May
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2012 21:38:04   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols - 14th May
For those who dont know the deep adit is explorable in full. Recommended route is the abseil down from the level with the rods, entry by the portal is not really much fun, see the pics.

Tel
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/05/2012 18:00:02   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Yes, its swimming with ocherous water.
The inflow to the culvert can only be located by prodding, the outflow is over to the left looking up from the road in a sort of gulley amongst the trees.
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/05/2012 09:14:30   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
I revisited this mine yesterday and the max water depth is now only knee deep.
The remains of another ore barrow are now uncovered in a side level to the left going in, the wheel is missing.
Topic: CEAG Stainless Battery Box
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 09/05/2012 21:57:48   Subject: CEAG Stainless Battery Box
Heard a tale of someone who for some reason wore one beneath a wetsuit.
I wont recount it as I plan on eating shortly.
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