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Topic: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/02/2012 19:29:26   Subject: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
Nice work!

Roy wil be back on his 'fish route' Easter. Glad you didn't drop the water level completely and spoil my fun
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/02/2012 20:01:38   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
A package has been sent to the Drayton Estate which includes everything that they will need to consider a choice of access schemes based on the BCA Public Liability Insurance.
We await their deci
Topic: Llanfyrnach Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 31/01/2012 20:08:15   Subject: Llanfyrnach Lead Mine
No he wasn't, the mine was wound up in 1860.
Topic: Llanfyrnach Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 31/01/2012 15:47:06   Subject: Llanfyrnach Lead Mine
Yes, Mineral Stats for Cardiganshire
Llanfyrnach, a Pascoe recorded as agent 1859-1860 but no christian name or initials.

Sorry cant help anymore.
Topic: International Mining games in Cornwall
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/01/2012 10:13:23   Subject: International Mining games in Cornwall
[quote="Brakeman"][quote="Roy Morton"]Why am I getting a script warning when loading this page.
It warns my PC may run slow or be unresponsive. My Java is up to date.....Puzzled :confused:[/quote
Topic: Ystrad Einion Animated Video
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/01/2012 20:34:43   Subject: Ystrad Einion Animated Video
Yes its OK.
I think I maybe need to take a look at my catwalk, considering the traffic its taking.
Topic: AA Size variables
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2012 09:26:55   Subject: AA Size variables
Take a look at these and read what people are saying:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/maxuss-1-2v-3000mah-ni-mh-aa-rechargeable-batteries-2-pack-7729

I have been using them for abou
Topic: AA Size variables
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2012 10:37:26   Subject: AA Size variables
[quote="Roy Morton"]Finally...! I have just had a micrometer session and assembled a collection of 8 different AA batteries; 6 Rechargeable NiMh
and two Alkaline.
These are the results in mi
Topic: Threlkeld/Gategill Middle Level
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/01/2012 10:51:18   Subject: Threlkeld/Gategill Middle Level
I looked at these levels years ago and they didn't go far.
The deep adit goes but entry releases large amounts of ochre so its best kept out of. Nothing much to see in there anyway.

My
Topic: AA Size variables
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2012 12:36:03   Subject: AA Size variables
Hi Roy
Your problem relates entirely to swelling of the cells usually caused by them getting hot while charging. Some of the AA chargers available are not fit for purpose.
If they get reall
Topic: What's happened to Mine Explorer?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2012 08:46:14   Subject: What's happened to Mine Explorer?
Miles Moulding warned about this, he is tinkering about with the DNS for some reason. It will be back at some time.
Topic: Access forbidden to Durham Mining Museum
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2012 14:58:47   Subject: Access forbidden to Durham Mining Museum
Works for me
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2012 09:34:41   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
[quote="John Lawson"]The worst place I have ever been in was in a Cross Cut off the East Greenlaws Vein called Joseph Ritsons.
We had been digging in the main vein to try and acess new ground whe
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2012 21:15:46   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
[quote="Tamarmole"]
Hanging upside down over an intimidating void in Devon Great Consols wishing that I had remembered to hang the rather heavy drill I was carrying below me rather than leaving
Topic: Alltycrub
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2012 19:01:45   Subject: Alltycrub
Yes its Alltycrib
Going into Talybont from the Mach side as you enter the 30mph zone turn right past house "Penlon" and pass childrens playground on the left. Bear right and keep going until you
Topic: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/01/2012 22:14:12   Subject: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
Its a very charming place, but I rather fancy that there is no more there to be discovered.
Topic: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/01/2012 22:04:02   Subject: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
[quote="davel"]... or an inflatable sheep?

Dave[/quote]

You selling these?
I know someone who maybe be a bulk buyer.
Its possible though, you may already know him.
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2012 21:15:36   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
I dont dig all this talk about nearly pooing oneself.

I have been 'there' as in "think I am going to die" quite a few times and that is certainly not my reaction.

I once read in
Topic: Want a lot of Oldhams?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/01/2012 14:25:42   Subject: Want a lot of Oldhams?
The lamps although they look unused are Oldham MFs, which are totally rubbish.

If anyone on here wants the charger for a club or whatever, I will buy all the lamps off them for conversion,
Topic: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2012 16:52:09   Subject: Hallenbeagle Mine Scorrier Cornwall
I rather fancy not.

Similar things happened years ago in the car trade re the Trade Descriptions Act and the 'clocking' of cars.

Initially things went on as they had allways done
Topic: Hat mounted video camera
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/01/2012 20:45:04   Subject: Hat mounted video camera
[quote="NewStuff"]Just replied over on ME, but if you can throw enough light at it, the Go Pro is an awesome piece of kit. Think 1,000 Lumens, minimum for properly exposed footage. .[/quote]

Topic: Competion Entry - Jonk
royfellows

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 31/12/2011 20:40:24   Subject: Competion Entry - Jonk
Jon, where were they taken!
You will need to enter this information for the competition.
Topic: Trips and meets in 2012
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/12/2011 09:20:25   Subject: Trips and meets in 2012
There are the Nenthead meets organised by 'Mole' Hine, Easter, July and November. I will post the exact dates as soon as I have them.
This is bunkhouse or camping at High Plains and covers a peri
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/12/2011 19:45:42   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Can we all give this a rest for while and give those in dialog with landowner a chance please.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/12/2011 13:56:04   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
A NEW ECOSTAR FOR THE NEW YEAR

I am announcing a new version of the EcoStar Caplamp. The mission here is to produce the most sturdy and reliable lamp available at the same cost effective pr
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/12/2011 12:40:34   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Hi Mr Rustydog

Yes, go ahead and feel free.
Further, I would be prepared to attend any meeting arranged to attempt to resolve the situation. As you are possibly aware I may be setting
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/12/2011 11:25:42   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
I do have some sympathy for the landowner, but there is no escaping the fact that the mines are there and that issues relative to this fact will arise.

What has been done is blatantly illeg
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 17:03:46   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
It just gets worse, well from the point of view of the people who are doing this. Look at this:

Penalties on conviction - the maximum fine is £5,000 per incident or per bat (some roosts con
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 14:44:40   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Me again.
Something has just occured and its an interesting twist to it all.

An offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act is a criminal offence and nothing at all to do with civi
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 12:21:16   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
I'll leave it for a day or two then.

The thing is that the bat people would obviously talk to the landowner first, not just lauch a prosecution, however they would carry more authority.
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/12/2011 11:05:59   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Sorry, talk and no action.

Here is the link

http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/reporting_bat_crimes.html

OK, someone local to the place going to do it or do I have to do it?
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2011 20:56:46   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Was it never possible to communicate between mine explorers, bat groups and owners? It works elsewhere in the country to good effect if done sensibly. Looks like it's too late n
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2011 16:35:29   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
I was in a few weeks ago and saw roosting bats. I am quite prepared to be witness to this and attend court if necessary.

Do we have any bat people on here?
Topic: Sealed - Church Mine North
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/12/2011 15:43:58   Subject: Sealed - Church Mine North
Have the local bat people been notified?
Topic: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/12/2011 11:12:29   Subject: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine
I was in there yesterday 24/12/2011 and at the bottom of the pipe shaft/sand slope it was up to the roof.

If work along the level above, go up and then down a slope there is a winze that co
Topic: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2011 20:43:44   Subject: Hendre Spar Calcite Mine
It was quite good, I would say nearly double the amount of exporable workings

I will be in again later tomorrow, but not optimistic about getting into the lower workings.
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine 13th Jan?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/12/2011 08:57:00   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine 13th Jan?
There was a field guide by the late Eric Holland published a few years ago. (Moorebooks?)

The levels are easy to find, park near the youth hostel.

Looking up over on the right ha
Topic: Competion Entry: Suboffender
royfellows

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 22/12/2011 21:23:19   Subject: Competion Entry: Suboffender
[quote="suboffender"]Thanks Roy.

If you could send me a PM when you are going up to Parc, i would be happy to lend a hand.[/quote]

I will do that. I have some help from my good
Topic: Competion Entry: Suboffender
royfellows

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 22/12/2011 20:20:49   Subject: Competion Entry: Suboffender
Incredible photos.

Also, I am now working on pushing through that big fall on the No 2 at Llanrwst Diagonal Shaft.
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine 13th Jan?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/12/2011 14:03:16   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine 13th Jan?
If you end up solo I would leave SRT out of the equation.

Hospital Level is an interesting walk through with no special requirements, you could also go in Deep Adit and through the old LMQT
Topic: Calendar 2012 - profits
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2011 21:57:03   Subject: Calendar 2012 - profits
I think its all of us out here who aught to be thanking you Simon, for making aditnow happen.
Topic: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/12/2011 18:18:27   Subject: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
[quote="christwigg"][quote="royfellows"]It needs someone to take a look from the other side as it may be easily clearable.
[/quote]
I'll be up that way after Christmas, perhaps even before
Topic: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/12/2011 14:03:53   Subject: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
Ah, yes I was right but then wrong as well

As Mike says, it was at at a place that I called "my fish route". A lot of people who do the through trip nowadays go up through the north Flats u
Topic: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/12/2011 11:36:59   Subject: Caplecleugh Horse Level Blocked...
Are you absolutely sure that the level is blocked completely?

Only it does look a bit familiar to me
Topic: Mine Christmas Cards
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2011 09:03:32   Subject: Mine Christmas Cards
[quote="RJV"][quote="Roy Morton"]A slight change of tack, but keeping on the subject of specislised AN goods, How about a distinctive AN lapel badge?
With the right design I'm sure these would fl
Topic: Mine Christmas Cards
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2011 20:01:29   Subject: Mine Christmas Cards
I am not a Christmas person, but bringing mining into it is rather like bringing climate change into an application for a government loan
:lol:
Topic: Mine Christmas Cards
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2011 19:05:22   Subject: Mine Christmas Cards
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]

Of course an adit now Christmas card set might b on "the cards" ::) if enough of us ask for it and express an interest ??
[/quote]

Yes, there are ideas
Topic: Henfwlch mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2011 21:09:10   Subject: Henfwlch mine
No problems at all, the fence was a bit of rough and ready that they do for H and S reasons when harvesting trees.

The internal shaft is bolted for SRT but leads nowhere, I bolted just for
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 10/12/2011 10:36:26   Subject: Bolts and bolting
Hi Aly, dont sake this seriously old friend, its just what I would call an 'observation'.
OK, so lets try out my memory. This is not from a diary,but off the top of my head.

I am not v
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/12/2011 12:26:52   Subject: Bolts and bolting
[quote="stuey"]Odd. I didn't think there were many chippers in the PCG.

Were they from around there, or down here?

They don't sound like the usual PCG lot to me.....are you sure
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