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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

:thumbsup:
Topic: Help please to identify mine!
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2011 19:57:19   Subject: Help please to identify mine!
I would enter it as Rhyd with Hafod Boeth as an alternative name.
Nice pictures by the way, this Weekend?
Weather was quite nice, came out of Rhosydd late last night and it was sunny but ve
Topic: Help please to identify mine!
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2011 17:46:10   Subject: Help please to identify mine!
[quote="davel"]Also known as Hafod Boeth mine (lead) SH637415, see Foster-Smith, J R, [i]The Mines of Merioneth[/i] (British Mining 6), Northern Mine Research Society, 1977 p. 9.

The 6" map
Topic: Help please to identify mine!
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2011 13:18:33   Subject: Help please to identify mine!
Its Rhyd Mine, and I believe a lead mine. I do not know of any written reference.
It could have once been part of the Catherine and Jane set as other adits in the area. The deep adit was buried u
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2011 14:37:03   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
A manway shaft has opened up on surface at Esgair Hir, now fenced and covered by a steel mesh.
I think I maybe take at look at Frongoch and a few others.
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/03/2011 10:08:26   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
Following some freak rainfall earlier in the year a mass of ground has come down and covered my access winze to the inner reaches of this mine.
It will require a major operation to clear this and
Topic: Nantymwyn Mine
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/03/2011 10:13:16   Subject: Nantymwyn Mine
Hi Robert, I didn't know that the air shaft had been capped.
For the benefit of others, it is situate right beside the road and has been used for dumping rubbish so this is probably the reason.<
Topic: Roy Fellows - very much still alive!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2011 20:22:32   Subject: Roy Fellows - very much still alive!
[quote="Moorebooks"]yes they got you two mixd up with the two blokes that fell asleep during Peter Claughtons lecture at the NAMHO Conference that year :thumbsup:

Mike[/quote]

Topic: Roy Fellows - very much still alive!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2011 13:13:58   Subject: Roy Fellows - very much still alive!
Its not difficult to see how rumours start :lol:
Topic: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/03/2011 10:18:36   Subject: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
[quote="gt5952"]
I will alter the ref's on the images... what do you want me to change? If you can do it from your computer, Im fine with that any time from you, otherwise, let me know the error
Topic: Roy Fellows - very much still alive!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2011 10:11:57   Subject: Roy Fellows - very much still alive!
You wont get rid of me that easy
;D
Topic: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/03/2011 20:45:14   Subject: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
I have sold that many of the buggers I cant remember who bought, but dont worry, you all on my computer system.

Mr GT, please, pretty please, correct the photo captions on your Alltycrib up
Topic: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/03/2011 10:47:37   Subject: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
Observe its charging behaviour after topping up. If it gasses visibly it is being overcharged and I would expect to see a fall in the electrolyte level.
If the electrolyte is up to the mark and i
Topic: Alltycrib
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/03/2011 20:37:39   Subject: Alltycrib
Many thanks to the mines latest visitors for their kind remarks.

A few comments
The iron work at engine shaft is the remains of the pumping angle bob (suggest amend photo captions). It
Topic: oldhan lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/03/2011 10:19:23   Subject: oldhan lamps
[quote="sinker"][quote="royfellows"]There is one being posted out to you this week.

Just ensure that you wire it properly, the bottom contact is the positive, keyway negative as already sta
Topic: oldhan lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2011 21:34:08   Subject: oldhan lamps
There is one being posted out to you this week.

Just ensure that you wire it properly, the bottom contact is the positive, keyway negative as already stated.

The enclosed ammeter
Topic: New torch to come on the market
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/03/2011 16:53:43   Subject: New torch to come on the market
Many years ago I was shown an item called a MAC Scatter.

It was a double shoulder holster designed to take 2 MAC 10 Ingram sub machine guns, they could be fired without removing them from t
Topic: Stolen Oldhams..
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2011 21:18:10   Subject: Stolen Oldhams..
[quote="Brakeman"]Sorry to hear about the theft Pete, BTW where abouts did this occur as it may be an area not to park by, as per my Derbyshire expierence.

[/quote]

Just picked u
Topic: Stolen Oldhams..
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2011 20:26:33   Subject: Stolen Oldhams..
[quote="kate tyler"]Skippy and Soot are reunited...Soot had been dumped but from the pics looks unharmed :thumbsup:[/quote]

Bloody great! :thumbsup:
Topic: Stolen Oldhams..
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2011 20:18:58   Subject: Stolen Oldhams..
The old Mazda was purchased when 3 years old from British Car Auctions Walsall for £3K with 80K on the clock.
I took it up to about 240,000 miles and never had a major bill.

If the VRS
Topic: Stolen Oldhams..
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2011 13:51:17   Subject: Stolen Oldhams..
Peter
Is this the same dog as I saw you with in Smallcleugh with its own little lamp?
Topic: Stolen Oldhams..
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2011 11:37:25   Subject: Stolen Oldhams..
One thing about the Mazda I used to drive, I knew that I could leave that anywhere and it would still be there when I got back.

I left it in Aber while I went for a walk round the castle an
Topic: 3800mAh AA batteries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2011 19:31:50   Subject: 3800mAh AA batteries
Surely this is roundabouts and swings?
You buy Low Self Discharge and they have less capacity to start with.
Fully discharging NiMH batteries now and again helps, you can purchase discharger
Topic: Liskeard and Caradon Railway: theft
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2011 10:44:55   Subject: Liskeard and Caradon Railway: theft
There is a possibility here that everyone has missed, that they may be getting stolen to incorporate into building projects.
Some years ago I was talking to someone in Cornwall who had just had t
Topic: 3800mAh AA batteries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2011 20:52:04   Subject: 3800mAh AA batteries
How do you recon they get the positive feedback?
Topic: 3800mAh AA batteries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2011 19:24:25   Subject: 3800mAh AA batteries
According to eBay he is a top rated speller, sorry seller.

If they are junk, would he want the aggro and loss of his status?

As far as the law goes, if they are not NiMH and are
Topic: 3800mAh AA batteries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2011 18:44:25   Subject: 3800mAh AA batteries
Very high CAPCITY and plenty of WITCHES, hope their understanding of electronics is better than their spelling.

EDIT
Just took another look, they are probably IDAEL
Topic: Secret Caves......
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2011 13:39:01   Subject: Secret Caves......
[quote="NigelH"][quote="royfellows"]Many years ago, be about early 1960s, a crowd of mates and I used to explore the limestone mines over at Dudley.

You wouldn't know a Mike Chinner by any
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/02/2011 20:28:16   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="droid"]Never mind.

If it's worth having it's worth waiting for ;D[/quote]

And guess who is no 1 on the outright purchsers!
(You beat one guy by 10 minutes, he will b
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/02/2011 19:59:03   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ttxela"][quote="royfellows"]The Trigon XML (Mk 3)


I have now to develop the new MagnumStar, I wouldn’t think its rocket science to see where it will go, there is a waiting lis
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/02/2011 18:10:40   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The Trigon XML (Mk 3)

The development of the new Trigon has only been finalised after a great deal of thought, the mission being to get everything right first time and to utilise the new te
Topic: Mine searching - does anybody use...
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 18/02/2011 21:42:34   Subject: Mine searching - does anybody use...
Just out of interest, I always use the A-Z index.
Others have posted this and the reason is possibly because it is the most obvious.
Topic: Perranporth shafts-Wheal Leisure?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/02/2011 21:21:36   Subject: Perranporth shafts-Wheal Leisure?
Hi Terry
What you post is of immense interest and I would like to try and locate your level next time down, so any guidance to exact location would be welcome.
The level of small dimensions
Topic: Secret Caves......
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2011 17:39:11   Subject: Secret Caves......
Many years ago, be about early 1960s, a crowd of mates and I used to explore the limestone mines over at Dudley.
I can remember one tunnel just went on and on.
Suddenly everyone stopped dead
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/02/2011 13:31:00   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi Gang, sorry 'gremlins' re my original posting re new EcoStar.

Max light output is 560 lumens.

I cant imagine where the 518 came from.
Topic: Mine searching - does anybody use...
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 17/02/2011 15:59:41   Subject: Mine searching - does anybody use...
[quote="Mr Mike"]I just use the A-Z index of mines, sometimes the Major Regions.[/quote]

Same here
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
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