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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I have an anouncement to make, and as my old thread is somewhat out of date now that I am established producer of lamps, I have taken the liberty of opening a new one.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
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/01/2011 19:50:14   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
I have my answer courtesy of Mr Darkplaces.
Jacks workings, just off route 2
Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 14:37:11   Subject: Data structure - discussion
[quote="davel"] Ideally, the system should also force (or at least encourage) a standard case and capitalisation scheme on mine names.

Dave[/quote]

I can write a VBA script that
Topic: Data structure - discussion
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/01/2011 11:58:07   Subject: Data structure - discussion
For the benefit of those who struggle to understand the structure of a relational database such as whatever 'back ends' adit now, here is an example. This is the table structure of the Cumbrian Miners
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2011 21:02:01   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
I will have to register on there, didnt want to register on everything though you see.
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2011 19:36:40   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
Hello Ditzy
No sorry, I am thinking maybe a lot of you are missing something here, its well worth seeing.
I had a faint suspicion that as it can be seen from a main roadway, on the left goin
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2011 16:48:48   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
Donkey with "FARMER SHEPPAAD DONKEY CAPTAIN", 2 pipe smoking caricatures, Purple Volunteer with a military piper, etc

Ring bells anyone. I have surveys, all I need is location and promise t
Topic: Box Stone Mines: Query
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/01/2011 12:58:05   Subject: Box Stone Mines: Query
Hi Gang
I have been visiting Box and other mines in the area over the last few weeks but am frustrated by my inability to locate the "Picture Gallery" in Box.
I used to know it but have los
Topic: Crofty South Copper Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/01/2011 10:18:57   Subject: Crofty South Copper Mine
Hi Roy
I suspected some OCR way back along the line, you explain a lot.
You will also see that you have credit (alongside me) for the entries.

Now I have been thinking about alter
Topic: Photo Comp Results
royfellows

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 10/01/2011 20:51:00   Subject: Photo Comp Results
Yes, I'm interested.
No entries from me this year, did not get out much most of the time.
Topic: Crofty South Copper Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2011 20:11:01   Subject: Crofty South Copper Mine
To those sorting out Cornwall. Just had a mooch and looked at Polberro, there are pics in "User Album" that should be in "Archive Album", and whats more they are GOOD.
Topic: Crofty South Copper Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/01/2011 16:22:54   Subject: Crofty South Copper Mine
I am very sorry but a lot of the nonsense such as "Crofty South" and irritating capitalisation of mine names was imported with a database of mines origin unknown which came into my possession. What’s
Topic: VWF/HAVS
royfellows

Forum: Mining Workmates   Posted: 06/01/2011 19:04:45   Subject: VWF/HAVS
Yes but RJV got it right, these shysters are all the same.
Topic: VWF/HAVS
royfellows

Forum: Mining Workmates   Posted: 06/01/2011 18:51:07   Subject: VWF/HAVS
Close his account! :guns:
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2011 12:57:25   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]The main point is that it is a fantastic location. I think better than the Crowns, Botallack, certainly for photography![/quote]

Do you have to rub it in Peter?
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2011 11:09:51   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Yes Peter, and other pictures in the album show the shadows in the same direction, I only just noticed.

I rather fancy that when I turned up there with my camera I must have left it too lat
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2011 09:47:17   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Mmm, its possible that you can get the sun in that spot (the B&W) just before it disappears completely the other side of the land mass.
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
royfellows

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/01/2011 20:23:57   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
It will be in i player, money on it.
Well, I hope because I missed it.
Topic: Lovell, Great Wheal Tin Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2011 11:40:05   Subject: Lovell, Great Wheal Tin Mine
This is a reoccurring problem whereby different mines had the same or similar names and the same mine known by different names.
I have become acutely aware of this while engaged on my work with
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2011 10:55:46   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
Ha, I might be talking rubbish but years ago I tried an evening shot on a lovely summer evening, they can happen, and found to my dismay that the sun was setting on the other coast. Don’t forget that
Topic: Trewavas Head Mine
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2011 19:36:32   Subject: Trewavas Head Mine
You took that picture early in the morning, right?
I have psychic powers
Topic: Happy New Year & 2011
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2010 18:02:14   Subject: Happy New Year & 2011
Yes, and I hope better health for quite a few people inc me. Its been a bad year for this.
Topic: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/12/2010 20:56:13   Subject: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
Well, when you came to aditnow you sure got the right shop!

I have looked as hard as I can tonight and all I turn up is James.
I believe the family came from up north, I have run it th
Topic: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/12/2010 19:56:33   Subject: McIlquhams at Cwmystwyth
Beware different spelling "McIllquan"
Cwmystwyth 1896 to 1898 in partnership with Bainbridge and Boundy. Agent John Owen

William Boundy, owner north Bryyrafr and Camdwrbach (Mine of th
Topic: Maen Offeren Buildings
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/12/2010 14:06:32   Subject: Maen Offeren Buildings
and when it all melts the run off into the fissures after the freeze up will not help the stability of the collapsing ground either.
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/12/2010 12:05:48   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
The current situation on this matter is that I am now dealing directly with a representative of the Crown Estate, rather than dealing through their mineral agents. The matter has become protracted due
Topic: Edwardian Farm
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/12/2010 21:08:55   Subject: Edwardian Farm
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ttxela"]I watched this on iplayer last night whilst having me dinner.

I thought it was a fantastic programme and pitched just right, that drill did come across as
Topic: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2010 19:35:58   Subject: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
[quote="Vanoord"]I believe a certain person's Stenlight has had at least one full cycle through the washing machine with no ill-effects... :lol: [/quote]

Kinda adds a new meaning to the ex
Topic: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2010 18:42:03   Subject: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
Sorry all, mistake in my above posting.

IEE/Gokang modified to WorkStar Pro headset is £70 plus p and p, NOT £75. I got mixed up, it happens.

Also, Simon my good friend.
You
Topic: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2010 13:55:33   Subject: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
Thanks for the plug Neil but dont anyone forget that I have a limited stock of budget range lamps.

These are lamps sold by IEE of Spain, manufactured or designed by Gokang. Although used th
Topic: Miners Tools.
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 10/12/2010 10:23:50   Subject: Miners Tools.
It would be nice if there was somewhere these could be purchased, I would like one and it could even act as a disincentive for people to remove artefact ones from mines which I have worked on to reope
Topic: Mine exploring first aid kit?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2010 12:30:37   Subject: Mine exploring first aid kit?
[quote="Lister"]A pair of tweezers to remove the slate splinter I recieved in my finger just after warning someone to be carfull of the sharp slate :curse: [/quote]

I will never go undergro
Topic: Nothing Changes (apart from my size)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2010 20:35:17   Subject: Nothing Changes (apart from my size)
Yesterdays Golcondas for me as well. I got hold of a mint copy of Britains Old Metal Mines a while ago as well.

2 classics
Safety LED Miners Caplamps Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
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