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Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/02/2011 12:33:42   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="Vanoord"]I similarly think that mines need to be identified with the mineral type included (wherever possible).

For one, there are a few cases where there are mines with the same na
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/02/2011 11:38:15   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]
So why not drop the idea of combining the name of the mine and its mineral entirely for ALL mineral types?
[/quote]

Yes Peter, I am with you 100% on this,
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 21:17:34   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]
Roy why [i][b]did[/b][/i] you start this? :lol: [/quote]

It seemed like a good idea at the time
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 21:07:04   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="John Lawson"]
If it stated as a lead mine it should be described as such.
[/quote]

Problem here John is that some mines were started in order to extract one economic miner
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 19:06:25   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
I am starting to wonder what I have started here!

On reflection though, it could well be an area deserving some attention. Such as dropping the concatenation of mineral product from the min
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 14:21:41   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
I have just revised my earlier opinion, I think it would be confusing. I now think best to leave things as they are.
So basicaly it comes down either "Lead" or "Mixed", and we already have some o
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 12:51:01   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
[quote="RockChick"]that'll get confusing for people looking for a lead mine who don't know it also produced silver- unless you can set the site so it brings both up under a 'lead' search?[/quote]
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 12:35:49   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
More thoughts.

I have now formed an opinion on this.

I think adding "Lead/Silver" as an additional mineral type, as I have put it here so that it will be alphabetically grouped w
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 12:31:02   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
Mmm, Mr Spitfire, man of ideas

Maybe easy solution is for Simon to simply add Silver/Lead as an aditional option?

Opinions everyone?

The mineral stats interestingly sh
Topic: Opinions please, mine type.
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 16/02/2011 09:25:47   Subject: Opinions please, mine type.
Hi gang
With aditnow moving to a new server this has acted as an incentive to do my job as mid Wales regional editor and try to bring the mines descriptions up to date.

The thing about
Topic: Swaledale Festival 2011
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/02/2011 21:09:03   Subject: Swaledale Festival 2011
Well, we all know where the main attraction is.
;D
Topic: Swaledale Festival 2011
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/02/2011 20:28:01   Subject: Swaledale Festival 2011
The "neck deep in water" kinda gives the game away which mine!
:lol:
Topic: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2011 15:50:33   Subject: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
Internet and recording history, a passing thought.

Publish a load of old tosh in a book and you have to live with it, upload a load of old tosh to a website and you can go in and correct it
Topic: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2011 21:33:37   Subject: Smallcleugh Mine Underground Photos
Thats a good point John
Not that I take "good" photos but my tendancy is to not bother too much if its a well known place, but if its off beaten track to add some description. This not necessaril
Topic: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/02/2011 17:24:18   Subject: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
John Jones Atwood
His descendants had a garage in Walsall "Atwoods" Vauhall main dealers, I believe closed in the 1970s.

Attwood ?
Topic: Ding Dong Iron Mine
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/02/2011 09:46:13   Subject: Ding Dong Iron Mine
Oh sugar!
I knew there was another one.
Topic: Ding Dong Iron Mine
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/02/2011 15:32:25   Subject: Ding Dong Iron Mine
[quote="RichardLevett"]Don't know if this is of any interest...

[url]http://www.wirralcavinggroup.org.uk/trips/dingdong.html[/url] - http://www.wirralcavinggroup.org.uk/trips/dingdong.html
Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - BBC2 Wales Hidden Histories Series III Episode 3
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/02/2011 10:55:48   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - BBC2 Wales Hidden Histories Series III Episode 3
[quote="JMB"]My broadband has been faulty since Thursday night MB[/quote]

Sorry to go off thread but since that time I cannot send emails to anyone using BT.
Weird!
Topic: Ding Dong Iron Mine
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/02/2011 10:51:08   Subject: Ding Dong Iron Mine
Yes "The Iron Moor" by Alan McFadzean published by Red Earth Publications. Highly recommended.

and there was a little book by Eric Holland, "Caving in Furness" I believe, written quite a fe
Topic: north wales mines
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/02/2011 14:58:53   Subject: north wales mines
[quote="davel"][quote="royfellows"]Bwlch-y-Plwm upper adit virtually sumps out in wet weather and kills the through trip.[/quote]

I think Roy is referring to the level 4 entrance (i.e. the
Topic: north wales mines
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/02/2011 12:14:23   Subject: north wales mines
[quote="BertyBasset"]Cae Coch Pyrites mine - near Trefriw
Wrysgan - Tanygrisiau
Rhiwbach - Penmachno
Bwlch y Plwm - Penrhyndeudraeth
'Fish Cave' aka Talargoch Mine - Prestatyn
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/02/2011 09:43:00   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi Aly
This comes from the magnetic switch on the Stenlight and is something that Scurion have made a thing out of as they are strong business competitors.
My lamps are based on Oldham GT he
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/02/2011 22:08:36   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I feel obliged to post yet again on the EcoStar, I do hope that I am not becoming a nuisance.

I have been using this myself, and I am a lumens fanatic.
I sincerely feel that that the s
Topic: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/02/2011 21:31:26   Subject: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
Your very welcome Robert.
If any others want to carry on this discussion (Cost Book Companies etc), please start another thread. (Personal favour to me)
I don’t want to see this thread goin
Topic: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/02/2011 20:49:50   Subject: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
Many companies were run on the cost book principle long after Limited Liability was introduced. Notice I say "the cost book principle".
The cost book principle does not make a cost book company.
Topic: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/02/2011 18:06:43   Subject: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
Many thanks for this input sucram.
You have kindly filled in a gap in my knowledge base.

You will know this, but for the benefit of others, it was quite common for an individual, or a
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/01/2011 20:48:34   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have played about with these based on 3 X SSC P7s which I still rate as the best emitters for a photo flood. Unfortunately, I have yet to assemble a platform that I would consider suitable for offer
Topic: Updated Caplamp retrofit - RETRO XP
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/01/2011 20:45:22   Subject: Updated Caplamp retrofit - RETRO XP
I used one of Mikes Retro 2s through thick and thin and it never let me down, I have never heard of one failing.

I endorse these 100%, and I am a rival lamp producer!

Seriously,
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/01/2011 20:36:23   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Peter, you were one of my first customers.
:thumbsup:

You also make a good point, yes the colour temperature of the light from LEDs is much closer to daylight hence the new appreciat
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/01/2011 13:57:20   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
EcoStar Mk2 XM-L

This weekend saw me testing the first of the new versions of my lamps, the EcoStar XML.
Just to bring everyone up to speed, this lamp has no external heatsinking and t
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/01/2011 18:20:13   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Mr Mike"][quote="royfellows"] The only thing is, the P7 still makes a lovelly photo lamp, I am sure Mr Mike will agree here.[/quote]

Almost Roy, the P7 is dead, long live the SST-90
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/01/2011 17:58:50   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Absolutely Alex.
Please accept my sincere apologies over this but the situation with technology is that we just dont know what is around the next corner. The PC you buy today for £600 can become
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/01/2011 16:05:33   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have an anouncement to make, and as my old thread is somewhat out of date now that I am established producer of lamps, I have taken the liberty of opening a new one.

Early in 2010 Cree In
Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2011 21:36:04   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
Yes John, I remember wee Johnny, very sad.
While I am on, I was 66 last Sunday. You had better watch out, I am catching you up.
(Still have an eye for ladies though)

Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2011 20:57:21   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
Look, John and Robert, you have to face up to the fact that whatever you do, however well intentioned, you will not be able to do right in the eyes of some.

As both of you have known me for
Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2011 16:10:34   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
[quote="PeteJ"]A small portion of this sign was found in a heap of debris by Rampgill Cross vein....and rescued. It appeared that the sign had been removed through the Norpex gate and then damaged an
Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2011 13:33:02   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
Ha, I never got to see it either.
Maybe there is some bizarre conspiracy between artifact thieves to keep peoples attention focused on those who collect and deal in minerals, in the hope that the
Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2011 11:43:52   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
[quote="RJV"]Well before my time but Rampgill is still fairly well supplied with aritfacts (or at least aritfacts that won't fit through the first door anyway!).
Is that likely to have been the c
Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2011 10:42:16   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
There have been instances of artifacts taken from mines appearing on eBay, in Browns Folly (Wilts) there was a fountain in the shape of a fishes head, this was mindlessly destroyed some years ago. The
Topic: LEDs, surplus to requirements
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/01/2011 21:52:32   Subject: LEDs, surplus to requirements
Yes I do.
They are KD own brand and my testing has confirmed that they are OK.
As an alternative I can make you up something suitable for driving without modes, all with ready soldered wires
Topic: LEDs, surplus to requirements
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/01/2011 21:21:29   Subject: LEDs, surplus to requirements
Hey lamp builders.
I have been taking inventory and it seems that I have a bit of surplus to requirements.

SSC P7 D BIN on 20mm star mount, brand new, unused, £14 inc postage.
Topic: Mine exploration at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/01/2011 20:22:59   Subject: Mine exploration at Nenthead
Hi John
Missed your earlier posting, welcome to aditnow. Your incredible knowledge Nenthead will be greatly appreciated on here.

Scaleburn diggers reunited?
:lol:
Topic: Calendar sales - profits
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2011 18:07:45   Subject: Calendar sales - profits
As a short term? expediency you could use a different timber.
Pitch pine is #1, but second to that is larch. When cut it is easily discernable from ordinary pine by its redness in the exposed cut
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/01/2011 10:02:36   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
[quote="simonrl"]How'd it go Roy?[/quote]

OK but never saw a soul. A lot of activity at Wansdike with lorries etc, filling in some slope shafts?

I have some photos to upload late
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/01/2011 18:08:50   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
[quote="Dark Prince"]Nice to bump into you Roy.

If i'm not on poster producing/printing duty this weekend i'll be going over to Box so will keep me eyes peeled!.

DP[/quote]
Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 14/01/2011 16:26:23   Subject: Data structure - discussion
Nice to see everything going well and everyone happy.

Just a word about my code snippet, if anyone uses this.
I have just realised an error.
Do not use the word "Name", make it "M
Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 21:37:24   Subject: Data structure - discussion
Just out of interest Simon, what does backend aditnow?

I would think Access not quite up to the job, so some kind of server database. Licensing for MS SQL Server probably OTT although good
Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 21:24:04   Subject: Data structure - discussion
I once wrote an application for a solicitor that included a VBA script that would return the APR from 1 single months credit card transactions accurate to 0.01%.

I got paid £300

Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 21:16:58   Subject: Data structure - discussion
[quote="simonrl"][quote="royfellows"]There was a seperate "Prefix" field that held "Wheal" if it was applicable. To concatenate the "Wheal" back onto MineName and reset the case would be a piece of p-
Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 21:09:12   Subject: Data structure - discussion
The original database was in a comma delimited or Excel format if memory serves me correct? (Help Roy M if you are out there)
I imported it into a Microsoft Access table.
There was a seperat
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