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Topic: hodge close mne dive
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/07/2011 12:26:40   Subject: hodge close mne dive
Guess who converted the lamp
;D
Topic: Birchley divers lamp LED conversion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/07/2011 14:43:50   Subject: Birchley divers lamp LED conversion
Sorry gang, I should have mentioned the diode is of course a Schottky, I measured the Vf drop at 0.33V.
Topic: Birchley divers lamp LED conversion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/07/2011 13:45:02   Subject: Birchley divers lamp LED conversion
A customer has brought in a Birchley Products divers lamp for conversion to LED. This was a relatively simple job as I had already used the methodology in a conversion of a Maglite head to a photo lam
Topic: Poop Parc Winch Trip - 20th August 2011
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/06/2011 21:19:47   Subject: New event added 'Pool Parc Winch Trip - August 2011' 20/08/2011
I will be at Nenthead, sorry.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/06/2011 21:31:17   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="droid"][quote="royfellows"]There is no price yet for the lamp and the 10 cell belt mount power pack is bundled with it, together with the charger.
A 4 cell is not really suitable.
It
Topic: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2011 21:39:49   Subject: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
I dont want to complicate matters but we all percieve colours slightly differently. To my eyes Ffestiniog slate is blue. Greyish to me is mid Wales, such as Aberllefenni.

Also, and trust me
Topic: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2011 21:00:22   Subject: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
My camera is a Fujifilm S9600 (my original 9500 went south, the 96 came off fleabay, if something works dont fix it) and I find I dont have to mess with anything.
What do people think of the Ystr
Topic: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2011 19:57:56   Subject: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
Being familiar with Cwmorthin I would say the top one.

But then again, what lamp are you wearing?
Top would be LED, as daylight, bottom Oldham bulb.
North Wales slate is blue when
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/06/2011 16:41:33   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
There is no price yet for the lamp and the 10 cell belt mount power pack is bundled with it, together with the charger.
A 4 cell is not really suitable.
It will be a while yet before this la
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/06/2011 15:33:02   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Moorebooks"]
Roy your website seems to be out of date how much for belt mounted battery?[/quote]

Hi Mike

For what?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/06/2011 12:54:30   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
MagnumStar XML Mk 5

Oh no I can hear everyone say, not yet another version.

Well the last looked good but was just too difficult to produce and when my own started playing up I t
Topic: Another newboy,only 59
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/06/2011 21:44:26   Subject: Another newboy,only 59
Welcome Barrie, hope to see your posts on here again.

We have a regular on here who is something of an expert on north Wales Manganese mines, he may pick up on this thread.

Have
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/06/2011 15:30:45   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
The project is coming on OK, but....
If anyone goes in there please stay away from my working area at the end, and for good reason.

I am extending the original winze outbye as well as
Topic: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/06/2011 08:58:34   Subject: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
[quote="edd"][quote="simonrl"][quote="Vanoord"]That said, there are a lot of Chinese Miners Lamps on the market which promise the earth but are neither well-made, nor are they anywhere near as bright
Topic: Nantlle newbie
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/06/2011 21:22:20   Subject: Nantlle newbie
[quote="KeithSh"]Hi ladies and gents,

I'm new around here and have just bought a great house in Nantlle and am facinated by the quarries and the mines around there. I hope to get my nose a
Topic: Shropshire caving and Mining Club 50th Anniversery
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2011 10:35:32   Subject: Shropshire caving and Mining Club 50th Anniversery
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="Moorebooks"]
Its 50 years since the Club was officialy formed the founder members were a lose set of individuals who visited mines and caves in the late 50s but as
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/06/2011 20:04:24   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ttxela"]That does look more robust than the small blue charger arrangement, I've never had any problems with charging but then I've never run it very low.[/quote]

I dont think that
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/06/2011 16:50:51   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
There has been some issues with 8V power packs were the electronic protection circuits for the LiIon cells do not reset themselves after disconnecting to protect the cells after complete discharge. Th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/06/2011 22:58:34   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Bit of bad news on the current MagnumStar, basically it’s NBG!

I had a lot of difficulty upgrading my own, and found it impossible to do on a customers lamp.
Thinking about it all whil
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/05/2011 21:49:57   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Shop closed until Monday June 6th, off to Cornwall.

Issues with 8V power packs.
It appears that due to differing designs of LiIon protection circuits some 8V power packs do not come ba
Topic: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/05/2011 18:44:16   Subject: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
[quote="zomjon1"]Alex, you are not the right person to be describing a lamp's power as you run around with your mega bright monster - anything else just pales into insignificance! :tongue:[/quote]
Topic: Shafts and Bat Access.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2011 18:18:09   Subject: Shafts and Bat Access.
I once explorered a section of a mine that had only at that time become accessible due to someones digging. (not mine)

There were a huge number of bats in there and a mound of droppings abo
Topic: Nenthead Mines donations
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2011 21:26:10   Subject: Nenthead Mines donations
[i]to discourage mine exploration by single individuals.[/i]

Am I the acknowledged exception or the person they were thinking of John?
:lol:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/05/2011 21:00:31   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Situation Report
In line with my policy of honesty and transparency I have to notify of a few issues. This not only for the benefit of my own customers but other lamp builders.

Problem
Topic: Nenthead Mines donations
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2011 10:32:02   Subject: Nenthead Mines donations
I would personally urge everyone with an interest in the Nenthead Mines to support the work of the Trust, preferably by joining.

The Trust has proved itself over the years to be a good frie
Topic: Remains of the G Archway (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2011 14:20:36   Subject: Remains of the G Archway (photo)
[i]"On the topic of archive material, I would very much like to see old photos of the rockmen at work."[/i]
Have you seen this?
Link kindly originally posted by Peter Burgess

http
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/04/2011 10:06:47   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Sorry no sales or support until May 2nd, away on holiday up the Nent.
:thumbsup:
Topic: History of Swaledale mine Exploration
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2011 08:39:08   Subject: History of Swaledale mine Exploration
John, you aught to write a book.

I will be up at the Nent for a week from tomorrow staying at High Plains if you or anyone else are around.

Look out for a blue Skody full of gear
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/04/2011 20:54:35   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Dwayne Dibbley"]and if you see any of your lamps in the future Roy you can say to them "I am your father"....[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Broadband.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2011 20:18:40   Subject: Broadband.
Its not BT its Yahoo, and their equipment is different to others.
They sell on advertising, I get get fed with seeing that damn stupid couple on T.V.

Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/04/2011 20:14:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I recon a new **** take has started, anyone who is seen wearing one will be greeted thus:
"Greetings Lord Vader"
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/04/2011 18:26:19   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
It looks like Darth Vaders helmet! :lol:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/04/2011 17:23:08   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
MagnumStar XML

Now that I have converted my own lamp to the new spec and fitted a new top heatsink and new front cover to replace the battered ones, I thought that I would upload a picture.
Topic: Drakelow - photo of the day
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/04/2011 20:34:42   Subject: Drakelow - photo of the day
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]It was [i][b]how[/b][/i] big?[/quote]

One assumes that this comment relates to a fish
Topic: Drakelow - photo of the day
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/04/2011 19:59:20   Subject: Drakelow - photo of the day
So lets have a "caption" competition.
Yes
Let's see who can come up with the funniest/most original idea
What is he saying?
Topic: Copyright fees
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2011 16:26:14   Subject: Copyright fees
Breach of copyright is a criminal offence in this country under the Copyright Act, but only if for commercial gain.

Under any other circumstance redress would have to be through the civil j
Topic: Copyright fees
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2011 10:51:16   Subject: Copyright fees
Easy way out is to use their paper as an information source but write the article in your own words. You could put a reference to their paper at the end.
Topic: Rotherhope Mine
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/04/2011 20:04:33   Subject: Rotherhope Mine
PM on the way.
They are very nice people and I see no problem at all.
Topic: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2011 20:01:04   Subject: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
[quote="stuey"]http://www.mindat.org/loc-1323.html

I gather it has been grilled pretty seriously now.[/quote]

and there are some serious power tools out there, not that I would s
Topic: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2011 16:41:59   Subject: Pentire & Pentire Glaze
There is an adit below the cliffs which the NT grilled a few years back. I dont know what its current status is, also you need ropes for a handline to get down to it, unless you have good climbing ski
Topic: Parc Mine, decorated passage road open
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2011 20:42:54   Subject: Parc Mine, decorated passage road open
[quote="rhychydwr1"][quote="royfellows"][quote="rhychydwr1"]Roy, I am always available as a proof reader.[/quote]

Any good at fixing broken cameras?[/quote]

No. Why? Is that a
Topic: Parc Mine, decorated passage road open
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2011 20:26:39   Subject: Parc Mine, decorated passage road open
[quote="rhychydwr1"]Roy, I am always available as a proof reader.[/quote]

Any good at fixing broken cameras?
Topic: Parc Mine, decorated passage road open
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2011 11:20:55   Subject: Parc Mine, decorated passage road open
I am pleased to announce an open road in Park No 3 level east which allows access to what could arguably be described as the best decorated passage of any mine in the UK.
This allows exploration
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/04/2011 21:33:54   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Vanoord"]3,200 from 4 XMLs equates to 800 each if my maths is correct.

Not dissimilar to the output Fenix have got from the XM-L in the TK35, albeit that's OTF lumens which will dep
Topic: painting of Lead mining near Caernarvon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2011 12:15:54   Subject: painting of Lead mining near Caernarvon
Maybe the auctioneers should re caption the painting:
"Metal mine in Wales, artist unknown"
Topic: painting of Lead mining near Caernarvon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2011 20:21:40   Subject: painting of Lead mining near Caernarvon
[quote="davel"]Approaching this from another direction, I think the nearest lead mines to Caernarfon were those of Dyffryn Nantlle.

Dave[/quote]

Yes, my thoughts exactly. Closer
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/04/2011 19:50:47   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
MagnumStar XML (Mk 4)

Well I have finalised the specification for this mother of all lamps, and it is a right mother as well.

The new model retains the same extra switch as the o
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/04/2011 15:59:05   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
I have started work clearing my winze at the end of the Henfwlch adit. It appears that muck at the back and the timber placed to retain it has been washed into the winze. I have fixed an Acro across a
Topic: Geology and mine exploration
royfellows

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 04/04/2011 10:30:50   Subject: Geology and mine exploration
I first started mine exploration as a purely leisure activity when in my late teens, it lapsed for a number of years and then restarted when I was in my 40s. Again, it was more of a ‘boy’s own adventu
Topic: A new geologist on the block
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/04/2011 20:58:31   Subject: A new geologist on the block
Welcome to aditnow David

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