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Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/12/2011 12:58:51   Subject: Bolts and bolting
First and formost I am not a caver but a mine explorer, and as such I travel around quite a lot, my specialist area being mid Wales.

I am doubtful that my bolting techniques will cause a pr
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/12/2011 10:42:12   Subject: Bolts and bolting
Indeed 8mm have been the standard, and also the subject of many recorded failures.
I struggle very badly to appreciate any attraction in an age where high efficiency self contained drills such as
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/12/2011 20:11:14   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
Told this before, anyway

Exploring some levels on the way to Cwmsymlog. This one had deepish water and chest wading through saw a pair of red eyes looking at me. (Back in Oldham days, I wou
Topic: Ystrad Einion Wheel
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2011 17:14:08   Subject: Ystrad Einion Wheel
The entrance level is crosscut through solid country rock, it cuts the lode at about 50 metres.
The wheel is in a worked out stope almost immediately in front of you. Going right look out for the
Topic: Ystrad Einion Wheel
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2011 11:01:54   Subject: Ystrad Einion Wheel
The lower adit is right above the car park but the spoil tip was grassed over years ago so not immediately recognisable as such.
To reach the higher level from the deep adit requires a climb up t
Topic: Bolts and bolting
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 05/12/2011 10:53:04   Subject: Bolts and bolting
Caving Supplies have 10mm stainless off the shelf for £2.50, so to me its not worth messing.
I use these with 10mm through bolts put in with a 24V DeWalt (latest DC223)which came off eBay for £93
Topic: Exploding Batteries
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/12/2011 18:52:56   Subject: Exploding Batteries
Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride batteries can be harmed by poor design chargers. These can cause the batteries to get hot while on charge, this will then cause them to swell whereby they will no lon
Topic: Cornish mine photo site
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/11/2011 21:24:21   Subject: Cornish mine photo site
Off thread, what else is new, but I think I speak for everyone here.

Tin Miner, my very best wishes for your better health.
Speedy recovery mate.
Topic: 2012 Calendar - I want one
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2011 18:41:03   Subject: 2012 Calendar - I want one
Please copy this list (along with this paragraph) and paste in the reply box and add your name and quantity after the last name.

Simonrl x 2
JohnnearCfon x 2
NewStuff x1
Mr M
Topic: C/R through trip threat
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 22:01:45   Subject: C/R through trip threat
I think that this is going to go on and on.
I am not familiar with this trip so I suggest that someone who is, gives the man a list of tackle requirements, pitch lengths, safety considerations et
Topic: C/R through trip threat
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 21:28:14   Subject: C/R through trip threat
The thing about all this is that if someone wants to risk their life doing something iffy underground in a cave, thats OK. Even if there is an accident, its just another stat.

Sprain an ank
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 11:22:54   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
I am pleased to be able to announce that the work is now completed, I would like to see anything move this little lot, all steel and concrete.
Nice little concrete steps descending to the treats
Topic: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 10:37:14   Subject: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
While talking to David on site it occurred that a little digging on the other side of the engine shaft would very easily give access to the stope above adit, west of the No2 (Engine) shaft, so watch t
Topic: Cornish mine photo site
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/11/2011 10:06:46   Subject: Cornish mine photo site
A landowner only has to put the name of a mine into google, thats all it takes. Just tried a 'sensitive' one and bingo, 3rd page.

Of course, there is 28DL as well.
The Internet is a d
Topic: Mount Bay Consols Sl Mixed Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/11/2011 09:47:56   Subject: Mount Bay Consols Sl Mixed Mine
Can someone 'fix' whatever needs to be done with the East Pool album so that it no longer reads as "Pool East".

I think it looks a nonsense, and am sure most others will agree.

E
Topic: Cornish mine photo site
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/11/2011 18:45:21   Subject: Cornish mine photo site
My only concern is that being familiar with how sensitive underground access is in the south west, and what with the attitude of local authorities down there, is it wise to advertise that access is no
Topic: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/11/2011 15:58:08   Subject: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
[quote="John Mason"]That sounds interesting Roy - if I'm free I'll pop up to have a look myself. Is any of the lode structure visible in the main stope?

Cheers - John[/quote]

Not
Topic: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/11/2011 09:44:08   Subject: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
First apologies, it’s the No 1 Shaft that has reopened, No 2 is Engine Shaft.

A while ago there was a run in the Engine Shaft which enabled access into the main stope, now daylight streams
Topic: A bit of camera help!
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/11/2011 19:35:42   Subject: A bit of camera help!
[quote="christwigg"]If the filenames have an unusual suffix then perhaps your PC is setup to hide them.

Put the card into the card reader and when looking at the directory they should be in
Topic: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 14/11/2011 18:54:20   Subject: Brynyrafr; shaft opened up.
Anyone walking around the Nantymoch mines is advised to take care at Brynyrafr where the No 2 shaft has opened up to surface. It was probably originally covered over by timber which has now rotted. Th
Topic: Dines -special Offer
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 11/11/2011 14:56:18   Subject: Dines -special Offer
The original edition ( brown/grey?) I understand is a collectors item, I asume this is the later one Mike, (Green).
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/11/2011 19:01:23   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
From Mikes website:
" The first edition was published in 1967 and if I remember correctly is was a quarto sized publication, run off on an old Gestetner duplicator."

Guess who has one!
Topic: Wrysgan-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-68962 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/11/2011 15:37:09   Subject: Wrysgan-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-68962 (photo)
[quote="ttxela"]I remember being driven past as a child and thinking I'd like to get up there and into that tunnel....... & now I have :thumbsup:[/quote]

Ha same here but I think me a bit
Topic: Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/11/2011 21:09:47   Subject: Shotton Surface Mine to become 1/4 mile long woman
[quote="ChrisJC"]What a complete and utter pointless waste of money, time, diesel and effort. Luckily we have all of those in abundance right now.

Chris.
[/quote]

Very well
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/11/2011 11:24:21   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Trigons

Sorry, no more advance orders until further notice please, me inundated!
Topic: Expansion bolt failure!
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/11/2011 11:22:10   Subject: Expansion bolt failure!
[quote="pwhole"]Just out of interest, has anyone had any experience of bolting shale? As in, solid, non-flaky shale rock in the walls of a shaft? We have a need to try this at some point, and I was ad
Topic: New Sten battery clip - test samples
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/11/2011 10:56:02   Subject: New Sten battery available soon(ish)
The Rebel ES, Farnell are showing 958 in stock, so cant be shortage.

Also, it looks like one i have missed, Tunnel Vision = Cree?

I have looked at the data sheet and yes, typical
Topic: Circular feature - any suggestions?
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/10/2011 21:41:54   Subject: Circular feature - any suggestions?
[quote="LeeW"]

However, seems a strange place to put a dew pond - on the rake/vein which a few metres away has been opencut.

[/quote]

This suggests whim circle to me.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/10/2011 13:38:48   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
For all lamp owners:

#1 Under no circumstances should the cable glands on the power packs be interfered with in any way whatsoever. They do not screw out and disconnect, neither do they all
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/10/2011 15:05:57   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Just to advise: Shop closed for business until Monday 24th October
Topic: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/10/2011 15:04:37   Subject: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
The thing about this is that we all know nothing without having sight of the originals. As it is a book that is almst exclusively a book of photos, then quality of reproduction is of utmost importance
Topic: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/10/2011 12:52:19   Subject: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
I have just received my copy, glad I forked out for the HB.

It is an abolute treasure, all the places I know and love as they where years ago. I am quite excited. Cant believe it.
Topic: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2011 22:10:31   Subject: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
Just placed my order under Roy Fellows because that is my name.

I like the look of your website Mike, and what’s more I was able to order without opening an account, just like I buy a newsp
Topic: NPHT
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/10/2011 21:22:23   Subject: NPHT
The thing about this, and I have not been slow to point this out to my friends who were part of the Trust; is that although the old Trust is going down the good work that it has achieved over the year
Topic: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/10/2011 18:12:56   Subject: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
Hardback for me as well please Mike.
Topic: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/10/2011 20:52:09   Subject: Cornish Mining Pictures - H. G. Ordish The Early Years
Mike, please put my name on the list. This book is a 'must have'
Topic: That Vauxhall Frontera
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/10/2011 20:40:04   Subject: That Vauxhall Frontera
Photoshop?

What I used for my Tal-y-bont time warps
Topic: Cwmorthin - FoC statement 28/09/11
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/09/2011 21:12:28   Subject: Cwmorthin - FoC statement 28/09/11
Ho.
I have been following this. FOC must be the only group, I wont use the word "club", that has no politics in the whole of bloody north Wales.

In the words of a Gentleman:
Bravo
Topic: Mines for sale - Cornwall & Dartmoor
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/09/2011 20:56:41   Subject: Mines for sale - Cornwall & Dartmoor
Ha. What do you recon the engine house in the pic will fetch then Stuey?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/09/2011 15:20:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Update

I am turning out and shipping the new Trigon, now rechristened the “Trigon 1750” to reflect is new maximum output.
I have been experimenting with the optimum Standard mode and h
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/09/2011 11:28:47   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
It is with some glee that I am able to advise that the Crown Estate have recently completed a program of safety and consolidation work on the surface buildings.

Neville Place has had a dang
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/09/2011 21:11:18   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Ouch!
"Ladies and Gentlemen"
No offence taken
Topic: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2011 20:22:10   Subject: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
Hi John
What is being considered is the lengths of main tunnel excluding side branches.
Thinking about it you could probably add another 300 yards or so to my estimation anyway due to the ex
Topic: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2011 18:30:06   Subject: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
[quote="Cris"]
2nd. Nent Force Level: 5 miles + (can anyone confirm?)
[/quote]

As near as I can estimate, 5.265 miles

Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/09/2011 17:59:38   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Ian has to be the 'devils advocate'

Anyway gentlemen, we have a lively thread going here.
So, lifelining. How effective is it in the event of a real fall?

Has anyone on here
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/09/2011 15:08:22   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
[quote="Morlock"]Is the rope ladder any less safe than the fixed wooden ladder?[/quote]

None of it is safe John. The ladder has rungs missing and is insecure at the top where it has virtual
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/09/2011 11:20:47   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Something is being done and wheels are in motion, trust me.
Read my previous postings
Topic: you know you're English when...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2011 08:51:58   Subject: you know you're English when...
[quote="Yorkshireman"]Well, that's what it says in the final report.

"we applied an empirical process to extrapolate reflectivity coefficients in the frequency-wave number domain with a vie
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/09/2011 08:44:42   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Hi John, I always use my own and trust nothing I find in situ.

The ladder was no nuisance to me and provided a good rope protector at one point!

Still wants removing though.
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/09/2011 19:02:40   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
I have a local gentleman, who was at WMS meet, attempting to locate the owner. If this fails he may remove the top section himself.

The top section is actually worse than I described in tha
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