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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.
Topic: Wheal Neptune/Trenow Adits
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/07/2010 19:46:01   Subject: Wheal Neptune/Trenow Adits
I explored this a few years ago and a crowd gathered.
A chap was on about taking bets on whether or not I would come out.

The shaft looking up had angle iron with an old door above it
Topic: Kit bag found at Bwlch y plwm
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/07/2010 19:42:06   Subject: Kit bag found at Bwlch y plwm
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Glad to hear you are well enough to explore in the principality again. :offtopic: [/quote]

Yes, had a good weekend, stayed Sat night with a good friend at portmadog.
Topic: Kit bag found at Bwlch y plwm
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/07/2010 18:24:36   Subject: Kit bag found at Bwlch y plwm
Sunday July 11 2010, found a kit bag with gear at Bwlch y plwm.
If owner can PM me with details of colour/colours and contents to confirm ownership, I will arrange return.

Topic: Snowdon Brittania Copper Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2010 10:11:34   Subject: Snowdon Brittania Copper Mine
I am disappointed that no one has given you up to date info on this.

Years since I last went up but found some upper levels blocked. Others are difficult to find and require special equipme
Topic: Nent Force Level
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/06/2010 19:32:35   Subject: Nent Force Level
[quote="simonrl"]I read Mines of Alson Moor on holiday a few weeks back. Quite a piece of work, incredibly detailed.

The grid reference given suggests the portal is almost in the middle of
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/06/2010 18:31:43   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
[quote="simonrl"]Roy, they keep getting brighter and brighter :o Looking good :thumbsup: [/quote]

These are the final developments Simon, lamps now being produced for sale and taking order
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/06/2010 13:11:59   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
This weekend I tested my lamps in a large limestone mine, the roadways were cut to take heavy plant.
Photographs do not really do justice as the human eye is a much better lens! However they sho
Topic: Mine exploring long weekend 2nd to 4th July
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/06/2010 21:19:44   Subject: Mine exploring long weekend 2nd to 4th July
Just a quick note:

Dave L

"Brynfellin (near Beddgelert) - deepish SRT trip (not one I've been in)."

The adit is open, dug by someone or other some years ago, cant thin
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/06/2010 12:14:59   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
[quote="simonrl"]Seriously impressive looking Roy! Are you going to be at Dylife this Saturday by any chance?[/quote]

Sory, I am still too poorly to be far away from home. I have not been o
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/06/2010 18:07:02   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
THE TRIGON
This lamp is the last new design that I will be producing, I therefore feel it appropriate that before describing the lamp I run through the history of the project.

I starte
Topic: Ukcaving
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2010 17:51:09   Subject: Ukcaving
I dont know what this all about, I am with TalkTalk and never a problem except for as already said, which could be due to upgrading somewhere.

At least with TalkTalk everthing still works w
Topic: Cwm Ciprwth Copper Mine?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2010 19:26:44   Subject: Cwm Ciprwth Copper Mine?
Not really, but if you do enter the adit there is an underwater winze, the water clouds and you cannot see on the way out. You have to remember where it was!

Its not work getting changed an
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/05/2010 18:21:36   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
MagnumStar Mk 2

This is the final version of the MagnumStar, which many will think goes into nonsense territory.

Having said this I have produced a more useful lamp. It has 5 in
Topic: Catherine & Jane Consols
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 21/05/2010 12:55:09   Subject: Catherine & Jane Consols
[quote="Alasdair Neill"]Does anyone know what the adit a bit further north from Catherine & Jane Consols was, I think marked as "manganese works" on the 6" OS. Explored this probably 25 years ago, run
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2010 13:33:36   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Fascinating!

I used to do this trip solo quite regularly in the 1990s, check out my pictures.

Anyway, what are we going to do about the duplicate entries?

I would, (w
Topic: Ukcaving
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2010 18:20:53   Subject: Ukcaving
Definately network problems, I just cannot get into ebay!
Topic: Ukcaving
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2010 17:45:13   Subject: Ukcaving
Its probably all a network problem.
I cannot get DX and KD or even my own website at times.
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2010 17:43:41   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
[quote="ditzy"]thought the top of youds was called old jant mine? or was it gentlewomens pipe?[/quote]

Yes you’re right. Obviously a sough complex will in all likelihood cut several veins a
Topic: Youds Level Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2010 17:09:45   Subject: Youds Level Lead Mine
Nice photographs just uploaded but this mine is duplicated under "Ringing Rake and Masson Sough".
I suggest merging the 2 including the mine description.

What thinks admins?
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/05/2010 18:26:11   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
For some time I have been considering the introduction of some new lamp models. I have myself been using the MagnumStar, this has been a useful test bed of new ideas although I have yet to produce one
Topic: 3800 mAh batteries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2010 18:48:46   Subject: 3800 mAh batteries
[quote="Speedycaver"]You can get AA size Li-ion but they only have a capacity of 800mAh (realistically around 600 to 650mAh).
Three Li-ion cells in parallel would give you 3.7V @ 2400mAh (rated).
Topic: 3800 mAh batteries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2010 17:59:00   Subject: 3800 mAh batteries
Spelling is not the seller’s strongpoint as I expect electronics.

If they are what they say, they will not be 1.2V, more like 1.5.

High capacity AAs have the higher capacity by v
Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 22/04/2010 11:59:14   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
I have been thinking about this, of course I have yet to go and see but what if it was ripped up in order to attempt to build a climbing aid in the engine shaft to reach the level 15 feet up.

Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/04/2010 19:29:12   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
If there had been any health and safety concerns by the local authority I would have been approached, I rather think it is a group who took in on themselves to do this.

It is not really nec
Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/04/2010 18:23:32   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
I would like to know who is responsible for this and why it was done.
Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/04/2010 15:09:12   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
About 4 inches thick and treated with creosote. NAMHO organisers were happy with my work but there was also a handline at that time, not really necessary and since removed.
I also put an alumini
Topic: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/04/2010 14:33:10   Subject: Ystrad Einion Lead Mine - Planks?
I assume that this thread refers to the catwalk over the flooded stope.

This was fitted by me for the NAMHO 2002 field meet and although I have not yet had opportunity to visit the mine I c
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/04/2010 10:20:53   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Just off to Nenthead for a week and wont be posting. Dont get thinking I am dead.
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/04/2010 18:37:29   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
[quote="Morlock"]Just remembered a mate passed on this product info.

Bit low for a Superlamp.

[url]http://ledsupply.com/creexpg-w417.php[/url]

Reflectors also availabl
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/04/2010 14:11:18   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
[quote="Morlock"]

One further question, am I correct in thinking that the LED set up is probably more shock resistant than a bulb? [/quote]

My opinion, definately yes, I have had
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/04/2010 10:27:35   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
For what its worth:
The old Oldham front seal I regard as US without the old reflector, its better replaced with a new one like the one Mr Mike supplies with his Retro conversions. Unless of cour
Topic: Devils Gorge Loggerheads: Any info?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2010 20:24:25   Subject: Devils Gorge Loggerheads: Any info?
[quote="martymarty Devils Gorge was originally a spar mine
;D [/quote]

Ha, I climbed up into the workings a few years ago and saw what I believed to be spar, so I was right.
Any
Topic: Devils Gorge Loggerheads: Any info?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2010 18:52:36   Subject: Devils Gorge Loggerheads: Any info?
Hi Gang
I was walking around the river Alyn on Saturday and included my old favourite the Devils Gorge.
There are a couple of other stopes just off the Leete Walk. Can anyone explain more, w
Topic: Events and meets for 2010
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/03/2010 14:10:01   Subject: Events and meets for 2010
Hi gang
This will gave to be later in the year as I have still work to do in there, to complicate matters I have been poorly for weeks and still not much better.

I have overhauled all
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/03/2010 10:32:50   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Very nicely made, it has the look of being very precicely engineered.
Topic: Black Engine Shaft (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/03/2010 14:51:18   Subject: Black Engine Shaft (photo)
Me again
Working back from Perranporth towards Cligga with aluminium ladders for the high holes, was greeted by an exited crowd.

"That was quick, the helicopter only went over 5 minute
Topic: Black Engine Shaft (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/03/2010 20:11:57   Subject: Black Engine Shaft (photo)
Many many years ago in a far off land a certain individual well known in the mining community had his OS maps all marked with neat little crosses all representing mining sites.

One day he s
Topic: Luxeon III leds up for grabs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/03/2010 17:49:15   Subject: Luxeon III leds up for grabs
[quote="simonrl"]Just to clarify - these are free to anybody who wants some / all.[/quote]

Simon cant give em away!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Black Engine Shaft (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/03/2010 16:21:51   Subject: Black Engine Shaft (photo)
Mr AR you not a pedant, I like things right.

All sorted, thanks.
Topic: Minera - a future show mine?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/03/2010 20:27:15   Subject: Minera - a future show mine?
Mmm, they have managed to bring the buzz words "diversity" and "sustainability" into the equation and possibly have people working on establishing some connection with climate change, so funding shoul
Topic: Rockley Engine House Iron Mine
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/03/2010 13:54:20   Subject: Rockley Engine House Iron Mine
Its just my little joke, I have to have my bit of fun now and again.
But the pushpin on the google map is right in the middle of motorway.
Topic: Rockley Engine House Iron Mine
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/03/2010 19:00:02   Subject: Rockley Engine House Iron Mine
The photo came up on my screen as a random selection and I just wondered where it was.

Of all the mines in the database this must be the easiest to find being right in the middle of the M1
Topic: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/02/2010 22:40:44   Subject: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
Cant see Tony Blair being put on trial, but we can make do with Tony Oldham
Topic: Shaft Capping - the process
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/02/2010 20:25:03   Subject: Shaft Capping - the process
I have to come in on this.
At Frongoch, I capped the adit shaft myself working with a friend at a cost of about £250.

Working on a rope I cleared away the top soil and loose stuff to g
Topic: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/02/2010 17:23:24   Subject: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
[quote="rhychydwr1"]Roy had better tread caefully. I own the copyright to his switch. If he makes another copy I will sue >:( [/quote]

and hopefully use correct spelling in your plaint<
Topic: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/02/2010 13:40:08   Subject: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
Thing is, I can put anything in it that I can put in a caplamp, and vies verse
Topic: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/02/2010 10:57:51   Subject: Roys Underground Photo/Divers Lamp
[quote="james cartwright"]wow Roy that is a beast of a thing but i like it a lot. Something like that with such charm and character will be see on bargain hunt in years to come fetching thousands. :
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