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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
Topic: Bodmin / Wheal Jenkin - Bellinghams Shaft opens up
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/09/2011 08:41:41   Subject: Wheal Jenkin
I would check out the adit again, I am wondering if the blockage was at that shaft and maybe cleared.
I am not familiar the plans etc and may be talking rubbish.

Just a thought.
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2011 17:12:02   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
[quote="sougher"]

Incidently is anyone on AN aware that the Government has granted funding for mountain, cave and cliff rescue for the first time ever in the present financial year? [/quot
Topic: Mine Site Trusts
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2011 16:10:25   Subject: Mine Site Trusts
The articles for a Company Limited by Guarantee (having no share capital) are standard except for 1 to 3 and another further down that relates to directors remuneration. (I think its #82 on an ordinar
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/09/2011 10:18:48   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
After weeks away in various places I have picked up again on this work. The top of the winze is now secured with steel and concrete, next task is to clear it of the debis of mud, rock, and fallen timb
Topic: Bodmin / Wheal Jenkin - Bellinghams Shaft opens up
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 05/09/2011 10:13:05   Subject: Wheal Jenkin
I have just uploaded a photo taken in the adit in the 1990s. This is at the point where the adit increases in size and there is a bit of timber. Nothing else in there to see but the pic may answer the
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2011 21:44:03   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
Thanks for the explanations.
Right, my vote is for a split between WMPT and a rescue organisation.
I am unsure which one.
Just to muddy the waters, the Air Ambulance could come into th
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2011 18:48:31   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
Sorry, I am tied up in the bloody acronyms, dont SERCO make speed cameras.
HAS to be adifferent outfit, Grrr.

Edit
These I cant place
SMWCRT
SMRT
SERCO
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/09/2011 09:40:41   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Good Causes
I agree with a lot of the comment re organisations such as PDMHS, no disrespect to it, I am a member anyway.

Rescue organisations, a big yes, but what about charitable heritage trusts such
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/08/2011 21:33:42   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
Yes, the infamous Japanese Knotweed, and I believe that it was imported deliberately in the 19th Century.

It’s just that I have been visiting sites for the past 25 to 30 years that have rem
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/08/2011 11:41:44   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
Ah Robin
You haven't allowed for increased absorption by plant life and the natural recycling of carbon relative to this, also natural absorption by the oceans. There are a lot of other factors a
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/08/2011 11:41:07   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
Just read it.
" a faint hint of acrid odors " - from the article. That is how I remember the fire at Grove, but more than just "a faint hint".

If you were down wind and even some dista
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/08/2011 10:35:26   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
Now that intelligent discussion is resumed, could someone with the scientific knowledge give a rough breakdown of gasses emitted by burning coal seams?

My fancy is that sulphur dioxide coul
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/08/2011 22:42:47   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
[quote="Peter Burgess"]No need to apologise Roy![/quote]

Nawr eich bod yn cael eu colli fel fi
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/08/2011 19:58:40   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Methane has no long-term stability in the atmosphere.[/quote]

Sorry, your point please?
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/08/2011 19:01:05   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
More intelligent comment on a serious issue, maybe aditnow should be running the world!

One point, greatest producer of methane gas is in fact................ rain forests.
Something t
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/08/2011 13:42:11   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
There is a lot of sense being posted on this thread.

So where will it all end?

Well, I believe that you can lean a lot from the animal kingdom. One of my many hobbies is keeping
Topic: UNREPORTED WORLD
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/08/2011 22:26:29   Subject: UNREPORTED WORLD
Mmm
Good point Mr Coggy but Stuey does hit the nail on the head.

All of the environmental issues are just basically symtoms, the disease is that there are too many of us, like it or no
Topic: In Crops Acre Out at Willow Close
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/08/2011 21:02:52   Subject: In Crops Acre Out at Willow Close
Just been looking at these mines, no map reference for either, or is it a secret?
;D
Topic: Smallcleugh / Thompsons photo
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/08/2011 20:52:35   Subject: Smallcleugh / Thompsons photo
[quote="Gary"]I just love this area and all it has to offer, mine wise, only wish I lived a bit nearer. Came up on my own in July for a few days but it's not the same now all my old mates have got too
Topic: Smallcleugh / Thompsons photo
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/08/2011 19:27:44   Subject: Smallcleugh-30-09-2007-Image-001 (photo)
[quote="John Lawson"]
..... will be an area not entered since at least the 1920's and probably earlier.[/quote]

Yes John, and what an experience it is as well.
When I cracked Hods
Topic: What's the toughest trip you've ever done?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2011 09:48:05   Subject: What's the toughest trip you've ever done?
Not a trip but a work project, pushing the Caplecleugh high level.
OK, out of bed 05.30, drive up 186 miles to Nenthead, change into full wetsuit, heavy rucksack and cut down Acro prop through th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/08/2011 20:19:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
A couple of things:
#1 Upgrading
My technology upgrade guarantee still applies to Trigons with the earlier heat sink system, if more powerful emitters etc come along, we can have your lamp i
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