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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
Topic: Perranporth Adits
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/09/2011 09:34:08   Subject: Perranporth Adits
Hi John

If you go into any mine in that area on this website you can get a list of others in the same area and browse from there.
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/09/2011 09:31:06   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
I am attempting to contact the owner by emailing local people that I know. I cannot do anything else anyway until my next visit. If it is still in place then I will remove it, but hopefully will be in
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2011 21:57:45   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Hi Dave, braf eich gweld
I don’t think that my opinion is much different to yours. We all have to start somewhere, and lighting, .... well we wont go into that.

Anyway, one would hope
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2011 12:20:14   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I was wearing a helmet though. :smartass:[/quote]

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

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2011 11:09:10   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Stop it you two, you'll be giving people the wrong kind of ideas!
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/09/2011 14:46:43   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
I never interfere with other peoples in situ equipment, besides I was short on time, and had to de rig everything myself and get out of Dodge in time to catch the evening meal.

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

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/09/2011 11:49:55   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
The weekend of 17th Sept 2011 saw a field meet of the WMS at Nantymwyne, south Wales.
On the Saturday I undertook a descent of the workings on Roderick Lode from level 'Cadno', and was totally ho
Topic: New Sten battery clip - test samples
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/09/2011 20:38:35   Subject: New Sten battery available soon(ish)
I carry a spare 18650 for Fenix but fogot about it when I put my coat through the washer.

Well after going through the washing machine, detergent, hot water and all, the protection circuit
Topic: Mines in music
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/09/2011 09:59:00   Subject: Mines in music
Rick Wakeman's "Journey to the centre of the earth"

This and Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds" are my favourite music.
Topic: Cornish Invasion at Cwmorthyn this weekend
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/09/2011 14:04:22   Subject: Cornish Invasion at Cwmorthyn this weekend
Macsalvors has gone down the drain now, its become yet another garden/yachting/decorating centre.

The only bit of 'surplus' I saw on my last visit was some old army stoves and signal lamps.
Topic: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/09/2011 09:20:16   Subject: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
It appears that we might have a concensus on the no 1, but I doubt second place winner will ever be ascetained!

Anyway, we have answered the question.
Topic: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2011 19:45:38   Subject: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
[quote="stuey"]

I'd love to have a proper go at Milwr. How much digging is required to get to Olwyn Goch shaft? ;) Couple of Cornishmen with shovels should get to it quick sharp.

Topic: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2011 10:51:22   Subject: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
Very interesting, the later contenders I am not familiar with.
They certainly make second place very conjectural.

I think that without any accurate info re the County Adit Milwr is sti
Topic: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2011 15:13:03   Subject: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
I have been following this.

As a single deep drainage level rather than a series of ramifications, I would put my money on:

#1 Milwr Tunnel, 10 miles +
#2 Nent Force Level,
Topic: Electon ladder - strength
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/09/2011 16:18:14   Subject: Electon ladder - strength
I have a Caving Supplies 30ft electron that is 25 years old.

I dont use it.
Topic: Bodmin / Wheal Jenkin - Bellinghams Shaft opens up
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/09/2011 16:01:51   Subject: Wheal Jenkin
[quote="stuey"]I'm sure I read somewhere that the water level in the big coned open shaft was just below the base of the cone, which had to be in the order of 60ft. I couldn't get a good "noise" from
Topic: Competition Entry - superkev
royfellows

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 06/09/2011 09:03:24   Subject: Competition Entry - superkev
Bloody Nora!

EDIT
I may as well not bother entering this year, I dunno.
Topic: Mine Site Trusts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2011 09:01:13   Subject: Mine Site Trusts
Me again Peter
This might well be daft question of the day, but can you not use the articles of the old company, the NPHT, suitably reworded?

Another matter which occurs relates to fut
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