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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:
Topic: Access at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2010 19:20:25   Subject: Access at Nenthead
I am trying to post on this on 2 bloody sites, anyway.

Look, as I have just said on ME, arrangements have to be reasonable, because if they become unreasonable, that is when the gas axes co
Topic: Access at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2010 18:46:42   Subject: Access at Nenthead
Mr Jags
The Trust in all likelihood has no choice on this.

There are health and safety rules relative to the visiting members of the public as well as probable requirements of the Trus
Topic: Access at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/09/2010 17:41:37   Subject: Access at Nenthead
Just read your document, Peter are you reading this?

BCA insurance is NOT 'third party', its 'public liability' which means something entirely different.

I see this over and over
Topic: Competition entry, EWJ
royfellows

Forum: The 2010 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 20/09/2010 21:23:16   Subject: Competition entry, EWJ
The Moel Ferna BOD is TOTAL!

What a photo.

One of the most striking shots that I have ever seen.
Topic: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2010 17:01:23   Subject: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
[quote="derrickman"][quote="royfellows"]Your as old as you feel Mr Derrickman.

[/quote]

things are worse than I thought, then....[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2010 15:13:49   Subject: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
Your as old as you feel Mr Derrickman.

Nothing like being retired and having the health to enjoy it.
Topic: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2010 09:46:43   Subject: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
If only I could go back to my youth with any bloody camera.

The places where 'I was there' but never bothered to take photographs.

Wasted youth!
Topic: Wheal Tremar ??
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 08/09/2010 14:59:34   Subject: Wheal Tremar ??
St Cleer.
There is a Wheal Tremar and a Tremar Copper Mine and a load of Mining Journal references 1851 to 1853.

I cannot find any reference after 1853 but my index database only goes
Topic: Maen Offeren - Danger! A Warning
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/09/2010 14:15:07   Subject: Maen Offeren - Danger! A Warning
I wonder if this stop the copper thefts, last time I was in I found that they had been attacking the winding engines on the inclines, the fan had been spared; so far.

They say "its an ill w
Topic: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/09/2010 09:46:01   Subject: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
[quote="ttxela"]Looking forward to receiving the MagnumStar Roy. I'll show it to Derrickman when I next see him. :thumbup: [/quote]

Shipping tomorrow!
Topic: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2010 09:39:54   Subject: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
I started off a bit tongue in cheek but taking the thread seriously I have to agree with Mr Vanoord, and not just because I have a big hand in it now.

The Oldham belt weight battery and the
Topic: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2010 21:22:42   Subject: Best innovations for the mine explorer...
Mmm, I think you are a troublemaker Simon, and I am no better.

The Petzle Stop?

Thats it, I have gone too far. Loging off for the night.

If I dont shut down I will be
Topic: Maen Offeren - Danger! A Warning
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2010 20:19:21   Subject: Maen Offeren - Danger! A Warning
A few years I ws up there and was talking to a local chap.

I was bemoaning the loss of the old Foty etc

His comment was:
"The thing is that they are keeping people in work"<
Topic: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/09/2010 19:56:59   Subject: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
Thank you for your kind remarks Rick, hope you are well.

Interesting, but the best seller is the Trigon. People are purchasing these with the 4 cell power packs, plus a spare!

I
Topic: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/09/2010 12:33:55   Subject: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
A few comments
First, Oldham lead acid battery mentioned.
Basically, these are deadweight, obsolete and also bloody dangerous if they come into contact with SRT equipment such as nylon ropes
Topic: A Thank You
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/09/2010 20:56:41   Subject: A Thank You
Mr JR
This heartens me a great deal.
I have been very poorly this year and wondered about my future. You have been imobilised for years, makes me feel, well, I dunno, a bit of girls blowse.<
Topic: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 01/09/2010 17:04:14   Subject: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
Mr MarkC

Just noticed your picture.

[link]Frongoch-Mixed-Mine-User-Album-Image-017[linkphoto]Frongoch-Mixed-Mine-User-Album-Image-017[/linkphoto][/link]


The tape
Topic: I admit it!
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/09/2010 09:50:57   Subject: I admit it!
Years ago I went mine hunting with my OS map marked with little crosses, X marks the mine.

I searched in vain for one mine, clearly marked on the map, but to no avail.
Looking closer a
Topic: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 31/08/2010 22:15:18   Subject: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
Hi Mr ICLOK
There are 2 landowners, the upper site with the main buildings is owned by Mr John Bray, a direct descendant of Capt Nicholas Bray. If you go there and he asks you what you are doing,
Topic: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 31/08/2010 20:51:32   Subject: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
As I was poorly for some time just after completing this work, I never got to describe what had been done.

The first area requiring attention was a large stull on the vein near Boundary Sha
Topic: Rogerley Fluorite Mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/08/2010 20:00:16   Subject: Rogerley Fluorite Mine
Its privately owned by an American gentleman. I believe that he does allow visitors, by prior arrangement, but the mine is only worked for 3 months each year. Its a hobby to him.

When close
Topic: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/08/2010 11:39:25   Subject: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
It’s a funny kind of working like a slash in the cliff. There is a flat grassy area where people sometimes camp. There is a shaft in this area covered by a steel mesh beehive. You climb down a path to
Topic: Book Con!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/08/2010 17:59:31   Subject: Book Con!
I think I speak for many when I express my sincere gratitude.
Topic: Dartmoor this w/e
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2010 16:08:02   Subject: Dartmoor this w/e
Hi Chris

I am disapointed that no one has replied, so here is what I know.

On the moor itself, few open adits go far. The exception is the Golden Dagger. A few years ago the adit
Topic: Nenthead Plans
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/08/2010 16:47:19   Subject: Nenthead Plans
...which is very good value as copies of VM plans were £35 years ago.
Topic: Book Con!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/08/2010 10:20:30   Subject: Book Con!
Stuey, if you do manage to get a decent digital copy of the Geology one, I will wack the cost with you for a copy of my own
Topic: Book Con!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/08/2010 18:53:00   Subject: Book Con!
All goods sold should be "of satisfactory quality" (sec 14(2)) and "fit for purpose" Sec 14(3), (Sale of Goods Act 1979).

You must contact the seller immediately and you corresponance must
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/08/2010 12:29:11   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THE TRIGON

Having used this lamp up at Nenthead I was very pleased with the performance, the Eco Power Mode was used continuously and I took great confidence from the
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2010 09:33:17   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
Hi Beverlea

I assume that the pool you refer to is in the field above your home, if so I think it is a collapse into the deep adit filled with water build up from the blockage
the lat
Topic: Wheal Neptune/Trenow Adits
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/07/2010 22:04:57   Subject: Wheal Neptune/Trenow Adits
Time to log off so quickly:
I considered a dig, but nowhere to put the spoil, adit too narrow for side packs.
Topic: Wheal Neptune/Trenow Adits
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/07/2010 20:18:08   Subject: Wheal Neptune/Trenow Adits
Its in the garden of the house directly above, been a time and my memory blurred.
If remember correct there was a group of bushes and i was told the shaft was under a dirt pile in front of these.
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