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Topic: Calendar reprint - ordered
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/11/2010 14:27:07   Subject: 2011 Calendar - ready to buy at last!
Got mine today, fantastic.
Topic: Going digging - folding shovel!
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/11/2010 16:04:38   Subject: Going digging - folding shovel!
I would advise against any of all metal types as inevitably the folding handle etc will be of thinner steel and very prone to corrosion in mines where the PH is low, which is any mine that is ochreous
Topic: Monkton Farleigh.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2010 18:05:59   Subject: Monkton Farleigh.
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]I have copies of all of the MOD plans, they are a bit big to upload but if demand warrants I can photograph them.[/quote]

Please. :flowers: :flowers:
Topic: Monkton Farleigh.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/11/2010 17:34:14   Subject: Monkton Farleigh.
I have copies of all of the MOD plans, they are a bit big to upload but if demand warrants I can photograph them.
Topic: Securing abandoned mines against entry
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2010 20:40:34   Subject: Securing abandoned mines against entry
North pennines has gates on all mine entrances but not locked.
They are heavy gates hindged at the top and usually secured with a bolt that can be removed.

A clearly visible notice to
Topic: Mammut Rope
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 18/11/2010 18:12:24   Subject: Mammut Rope
My opinion; 10mm is a no no for mine exploration.

If there is one area I would not try to save money on, its something I trust with my life.
I'd rather give up bloody drink.
Topic: Geevor trip 1990ish.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/11/2010 17:23:22   Subject: Geevor trip 1990ish.
I have just uploaded what I had, some others did not 'come out', no digital cameras in those days.

I have a lot of good ones but they are someone elses copyright, so cannot upload , sorry.
Topic: Geevor trip 1990ish.
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/11/2010 14:38:48   Subject: Geevor trip 1990ish.
I did the £10 'tourist special' down Victory Shaft in the cage about 1987, both my lady friend and I had to sign liability disclaimers.
I shall try to find the pictures if they are any good and u
Topic: Securing abandoned mines against entry
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2010 12:33:40   Subject: Securing abandoned mines against entry
[quote="RJV"]It would be interesting to know what dangers you think might face someone who somehow accidently managed to walk into an adit?
[/quote]

Walking while under the influence?<
Topic: Securing abandoned mines against entry
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2010 12:16:47   Subject: Securing abandoned mines against entry
Ceredigion policy is to prevent accidental entry but not deliberate entry.

Statutory nuisance policy depends on area, but generally considers proximity of open shafts to public paths and ro
Topic: Calendar reprint - ordered
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2010 15:11:55   Subject: 2011 Calendar - ready to buy at last!
Done
Looking forward to receiving it.
Topic: Speleo Technics
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2010 13:29:23   Subject: Speleo Technics
I hope thats down to retirement or similar.
There is a market for lamps, I have sold over 40 to date although its gone a bit quiet at the moment.
It would be interesting to know more.
Topic: Snowdon webcam - Snow!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2010 19:35:11   Subject: Snowdon webcam - Snow!
Good picture at this time of night.

Maybe set up a MagnumStar next to it would be a good idea?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/11/2010 12:25:05   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Hi Gang

Just an update.

I am trying to push 'sensible lighting' as I don’t want to become stereotyped as a producer of bat cookers and nothing else.

I am now offering
Topic: West Cornish mines
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/11/2010 12:05:04   Subject: West Cornish mines
Sorry Ally, further to the EAST

Lager moment
Topic: West Cornish mines
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/11/2010 12:41:56   Subject: West Cornish mines
There are quite a few, but try these

http://www.tinmining.co.uk/

Its the St Just Mine Research Society

Also http://carnbreaminingsociety.co.uk/

There is qui
Topic: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2010 20:49:29   Subject: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
[quote="Tamarmole"]Roy,

If only - I am afraid it was a symptom of my ever increasing girth[/quote]

Well try it, wont cost much and you never know.

Or better still, cut
Topic: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2010 20:39:07   Subject: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
[quote="Tamarmole"]Wetsuits have a habit of shrinking if left unused for long periods. Pre foot and mouth I used to cave in an old two piece wetsuit. During foot and mouth I wasn't caving. When acc
Topic: Useful photo or handlamp from scrap Maglite
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2010 15:43:37   Subject: Useful photo or handlamp from scrap Maglite
I had an old MagLite lying around, batteries had gone solid welded in the tube.
Attempting to take it apart I found that the switch was located in an internal thread the same as the one the base
Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2010 21:33:30   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
[quote="simonrl"]Is there no 'move' / 'move mine' option under the photos in this album Roy?

[url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Charlotte-Wheal-Tin-Mine-Tin-Mine-User-Album/[/url]

Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2010 20:36:54   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
Hi Simon

There is no "Move mine" that I can see, but oddly there is just that in the mine that I want to move them to.

If you have 5 minutes, they are to leave "Charlotte (Wheal)
Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2010 20:00:15   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
Sorry, can someone just tell me how to move my photographs to the correct location before I delete the duplicate mine that I created?
Topic: Duplicating mine names confusion
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2010 19:36:45   Subject: Duplicating mine names confusion
I am afraid that my good friend Roy M and I are guilty of a lot of this Mr Spitfire.
What happened was that there was a mass import from an existing database, possibly around 5,000 mines plus loc
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/11/2010 11:14:31   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
[quote="simonrl"][quote="royfellows"]Mmm, Parc?
I should be well enough to act as 'guide' but the problem is that I doubt that I will have my roadway through to 'pretty passage'. The best ochre f
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/11/2010 09:58:00   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
Mmm, Parc?
I should be well enough to act as 'guide' but the problem is that I doubt that I will have my roadway through to 'pretty passage'. The best ochre formations in the UK.

I hav
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/11/2010 20:53:16   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
I tell you what Mr Shinwell, you are a remarkable photographer.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/10/2010 12:01:01   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
Well what do you all think of this one?

ASA 100 setting, F5.6, 20 seconds exposure working solo.

Forground triple P7 photo lamp, centre MagnumStar on full blast, far reaches same
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/10/2010 20:46:21   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
[quote="NewStuff"]I think on my next Trip, I'll do a multiple exposure shot (on the same frame) with both Flash and LED to see the difference back to back. [/quote]

There should not be any.
Topic: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/10/2010 20:19:18   Subject: Hidden Earth Mining Photo competition
I was very interested in the technical details as your methods are directly opposite to what I am doing.

All my pics are now on ASA 100, I have dumped electronic flash completely in favour
Topic: Lamp Offer, from Roy
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 14/10/2010 10:39:22   Subject: Lamp Offer, from Roy
Please be advised that I will be up at Nenthead until the 25th October so the shop is temporarily closed.

Current stock level:

Model#1 4 units
Model#2 2 units
Topic: Lamp Offer, from Roy
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/10/2010 16:31:45   Subject: Lamp Offer, from Roy
Special Lamp Offer
These are being offered on aditnow and mine-explorer as a preference before putting them on my own website.

I recently purchased a batch of LED caplamps labelled as
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/10/2010 12:01:34   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
From "Below" the journal of the Shropshire Caving and Mining Club.

I wonder whose lamps they had in mind?

[link]Personal-Album-128-Image-55396[linkphoto]Personal-Album-128-Image
Topic: Levers Water
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/10/2010 19:00:35   Subject: Levers Water
North Pennines Exploration?
Topic: LED torches
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/10/2010 17:39:49   Subject: LED torches
When I was younger, probably early twenties, I liked to take my wife up to Scotland for holidays. In those days the roads were different. One time I took a wrong turn in Glasgow and ended up in an are
Topic: LED torches
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/10/2010 10:01:48   Subject: LED torches
[quote="derrickman"]'alternative use'? Would this be a pc reference to certain proverbial US police practices, by any chance? If so, why particularly in the West Midlands?
[/quote]

You
Topic: LED torches
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/10/2010 14:55:45   Subject: LED torches
Yes, Maglites are very good. They were the trend setters in a whole new range of solid turned aluminium torches.

However, they have a 'alternative use' and if you dont want one for the othe
Topic: LED torches
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/10/2010 19:56:51   Subject: LED torches
[quote="ttxela"]I bought several of the AA 3w Tesco torches when they first came out. Mine are still working perfectly above ground in fact we were using them on a camping trip this weekend with no pr
Topic: LED torches
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/10/2010 17:55:23   Subject: LED torches
[quote="derrickman"]'the stopes soared beyond the range of our caplamps' - David Bick...... How times change ... not really, I've still got my carbide lamp :)
[/quote]

I'll huff, and I
Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/10/2010 20:48:10   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
[quote="simonrl"]Glad it's resolved :)

On the bright side Roy the rumour didn't reach the point where the planks started sending you postcards from various parts of the world :lol: [/quote]
Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 01/10/2010 10:40:01   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
I installed this catwalk for the NAMHO 2002 field meet.

It has been posted that these had recently been removed.

I, as the person who originally installed these, can confirm that
Topic: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2010 15:30:29   Subject: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
One for me please as well. name added at the bottom.
1. simonrl
2. simonrl
3. simonrl
4. martymarty
5. martymarty
6. parkus
7. Rockchick
8. Mr Mike
9. Mr M
Topic: Anybody want a big pile of Oldhams?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/09/2010 10:27:32   Subject: Anybody want a big pile of Oldhams?
I am not really interested as I have a source of semi new ones for my lampbuilding.
Topic: LED torches
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/09/2010 19:07:22   Subject: LED torches
I have just took a look at this, they appear to be much better buy than the £10 torches Tesco were selling.

I wonder where they are made, well not really.
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/09/2010 16:41:34   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
The Kirby Fellows (KF) Lamp

Hi gang, this is just to demonstrate that I can also do sensible lamps as well as ones that can burn paint off.
Stewart Kirby is a very well known name rela
Topic: Lux, Lumens, bla bla explained
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/09/2010 18:27:46   Subject: Lux, Lumens, bla bla explained
Volkswagen Audi Group, 2 litre petrol turbo, remapped to 242 BHP............................and I can still get up to 40 mpg taking it steady.

How times change ;D ;D ;D

EDIT
Topic: Lux, Lumens, bla bla explained
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/09/2010 13:52:25   Subject: Lux, Lumens, bla bla explained
I dont know a Hilux, so "everyone" obviously does not include me.

But the MagnumStar is easily equal to the main beam of my Skody VRS. If I go back to the car in the dark with it on full, I
Topic: Lux, Lumens, bla bla explained
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/09/2010 11:53:53   Subject: Lux, Lumens, bla bla explained
[quote="ttxela"]

Photography is probably a particularly poor way of comparing lights. [/quote]

This is a conclusion that I have recently come to, and not on the basis of camera s
Topic: Lux, Lumens, bla bla explained
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/09/2010 13:45:47   Subject: Lux, Lumens, bla bla explained
Good on you Mike.

My advice still stands about seeing a lamp perform underground before making a purchase. A lot of peole will look at this, understand it, but fail to see how it indicates
Topic: Access at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2010 10:11:06   Subject: Access at Nenthead
Robert, it’s not like you to take something I say out of context.

I am in the habit of travelling all over the country in pursuit of my hobby, and as such see what goes on everywhere.
Topic: Access at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2010 19:49:19   Subject: Access at Nenthead
[quote="skippy"]

Anyway - trust you, Roy, mmmm... not sure about that...

Pete[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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