Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search

Posts by royfellows

Showing 4310 results below:

Author Message
Topic: What's the toughest trip you've ever done?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/08/2011 09:48:05   Subject: What's the toughest trip you've ever done?
Not a trip but a work project, pushing the Caplecleugh high level.
OK, out of bed 05.30, drive up 186 miles to Nenthead, change into full wetsuit, heavy rucksack and cut down Acro prop through th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/08/2011 20:19:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
A couple of things:
#1 Upgrading
My technology upgrade guarantee still applies to Trigons with the earlier heat sink system, if more powerful emitters etc come along, we can have your lamp i
Topic: Hello to all from Sunny Alderley!
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2011 09:22:59   Subject: Hello to all from Sunny Alderley!
I believe that I met you, the guy with the funny accent in a blue Skody.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/08/2011 09:12:58   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Heb"][quote="royfellows"][quote="Heb"]
How long were you in the cupboard Roy?
[/quote]

Bloody ages, I had a bird with me.[/quote]

Parrot?[/quote]

No
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/08/2011 20:43:24   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Heb"]
How long were you in the cupboard Roy?
[/quote]

Bloody ages, I had a bird with me.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/08/2011 19:41:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am announcing a new thermal technology (patent pending No 1113605).

The advantages of this are:
• Lighter weight
• Lower form factor
• 40% more efficiency in heat dissip
Topic: CALENDAR 2012 - Submissions Please!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/08/2011 11:18:10   Subject: CALENDAR 2012 - Submissions Please!
Anything I have uploaded, and feel free to ask for the uncompressed original.
Topic: XM-L Driver board needed
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/08/2011 20:38:47   Subject: XM-L Driver board needed
[quote="ogof"]You said on Mine-Explorer you needed the driver to work with 8.4v this driver will only work up to 4.5v[/quote]

Yes Mr Ogof, AMC 7135 chips according to the data sheet are OK
Topic: Beam Engine, water output ?
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2011 13:23:13   Subject: Beam Engine, water output ?
Although the question has already been answered by Mr Agricola, being what I am I have to throw my ten pennyworth in.

Please take attention of Pumping Formulae, O’Donahue 1914 just uploaded
Topic: Holywell Boat Level
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2011 06:45:24   Subject: Holywell Boat Level
The lock was cut off but quickly replaced a while ago.
Underground pictures appeared on 28DL, who were blamed for removing the lock.
Topic: Single Oldham Charger
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/08/2011 21:13:40   Subject: Single Oldham Charger
Possibly something of a nuisance, but definitely an intelligent animal.
Topic: Competition Entry Blackshiver
royfellows

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 08/08/2011 21:11:16   Subject: Competition Entry Blackshiver
Seriously interesting picture Sir.

Greenside?

EDIT
Me saw while you still uploading.
Comment relates to picure #1
Topic: Adit at Botallack - Any Info?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/08/2011 21:24:03   Subject: Adit at Botallack - Any Info?
No Ally, its not that one which is much lower down.
Dave said just above the path, it has a prominent entrance and just leads to a forhead after about 10 metres.

It perfectly safe, exc
Topic: Greetings from Cornwall!
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/08/2011 21:37:00   Subject: Greetings from Cornwall!
Welcome Dave
There is a active mine exploration community down your way, maybe my good friend 'the other Roy' would like to post on this

They are not only underground but but intereste
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/08/2011 17:59:05   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
PM on the way
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/08/2011 13:48:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
NAMHO 2011
My lamps created quite a buzz, there were about 4 of them in use on the Monday Snailbeach trip that I saw, 2 of them were Trigons, Marine Boy’s and mine.
One comment from a Sten u
Topic: Huglith Copper stains
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 03/08/2011 14:44:50   Subject: Huglith Copper stains
[quote="skimble"]We got a boat down into the water, but it was losing air and only one person (not me) was brave / mad enough to climb into it.[/quote]

Thats a shame
I could have put m
Topic: Talks at the conference
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2011 13:43:49   Subject: Talks at the conference
[quote="Moorebooks"]
Although thinking about Roy you are the leading light the brightest ever seen at Snailbeach I bet
Mike
[/quote]

There were at least 4 of my lamps in ther
Topic: Huglith Copper stains
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 03/08/2011 10:43:17   Subject: Huglith Copper stains
Hi gang
I notice a few people like my pic

For information lighting is a MagnumStar on full flood, 2760 lumens of bare XP-G, plus a triple P7 photo lamp in my right hand pointing down p
Topic: Talks at the conference
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/08/2011 10:23:02   Subject: Talks at the conference
If there is a bottom line on this it has to be more aditnow members attending NAMHO!

Topic: Hello from West Wales!!
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/08/2011 10:20:10   Subject: Hello from West Wales!!
Helo Jay a chroeso i aditnow

RF
Topic: Talks at the conference
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2011 21:39:33   Subject: Talks at the conference
[quote="AR"] There are currently no photos of this mine on here at the moment which is a shame as there are some very photogenic bits, but Roy's going back for the return trip mideweek and was talking
Topic: Talks at the conference
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2011 20:12:59   Subject: Talks at the conference
I am just back from it all, slept at home last night but got up early and did Hugglith again with camera.
I only live about 45 minutes away.

My best trip was Snailbeach and out by the
Topic: crops acre (photo)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/07/2011 19:50:47   Subject: crops acre (photo)
Interesting poser here.

Suppose a landowner had blocked a mine entrance with concrete or similar some years ago before the "Wildlife and Countryside Act" came into force.

Then, s
Topic: South west mine explorers?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/07/2011 21:32:52   Subject: South west mine explorers?
Im down there next week but back for NAMHO before August.
You dont need SRT to explore Cigga, just a head for heights.

Top level is easy
Middle level is hand line down or traverse
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/07/2011 23:15:44   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I will be at you know where eating and drinking Thursday night and bringing my friend and his wife from Wheal Andrew.
I am bringing some digging tools down, I think maybe you all miss the obvious
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/07/2011 21:35:49   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Please be advised that business will be closed from Monday 18th July 2011 to Monday 22nd August 2011.

Cornwall, NAMHO, Nenthead etc.
Topic: Greenside Lead mines, Glenridding, Cumbria
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/07/2011 22:10:55   Subject: Greenside Lead mines, Glenridding, Cumbria
[quote="RJV"]To borrow a fairly weary phrase, there is a book...

Actually there are two but one's beyond the range of the average pocket.

http://moorebooks.co.uk/shelves/cart.php
Topic: hodge close mne dive
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/07/2011 17:15:58   Subject: hodge close mne dive
Ha ha, yes.
4 X Cree XM-L to give 3200 lumens same as the MagnumStar.
I got 2 large reflectors in like the Trigon, and 2 smaller ones. Wired the LEDs 2 X 2 in series to 2 off the shelf drive
Topic: hodge close mne dive
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/07/2011 12:26:40   Subject: hodge close mne dive
Guess who converted the lamp
;D
Topic: Birchley divers lamp LED conversion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/07/2011 14:43:50   Subject: Birchley divers lamp LED conversion
Sorry gang, I should have mentioned the diode is of course a Schottky, I measured the Vf drop at 0.33V.
Topic: Birchley divers lamp LED conversion
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/07/2011 13:45:02   Subject: Birchley divers lamp LED conversion
A customer has brought in a Birchley Products divers lamp for conversion to LED. This was a relatively simple job as I had already used the methodology in a conversion of a Maglite head to a photo lam
Topic: Poop Parc Winch Trip - 20th August 2011
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/06/2011 21:19:47   Subject: New event added 'Pool Parc Winch Trip - August 2011' 20/08/2011
I will be at Nenthead, sorry.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/06/2011 21:31:17   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="droid"][quote="royfellows"]There is no price yet for the lamp and the 10 cell belt mount power pack is bundled with it, together with the charger.
A 4 cell is not really suitable.
It
Topic: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2011 21:39:49   Subject: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
I dont want to complicate matters but we all percieve colours slightly differently. To my eyes Ffestiniog slate is blue. Greyish to me is mid Wales, such as Aberllefenni.

Also, and trust me
Topic: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2011 21:00:22   Subject: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
My camera is a Fujifilm S9600 (my original 9500 went south, the 96 came off fleabay, if something works dont fix it) and I find I dont have to mess with anything.
What do people think of the Ystr
Topic: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2011 19:57:56   Subject: Photography: the importance of colour temperature!
Being familiar with Cwmorthin I would say the top one.

But then again, what lamp are you wearing?
Top would be LED, as daylight, bottom Oldham bulb.
North Wales slate is blue when
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/06/2011 16:41:33   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
There is no price yet for the lamp and the 10 cell belt mount power pack is bundled with it, together with the charger.
A 4 cell is not really suitable.
It will be a while yet before this la
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/06/2011 15:33:02   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Moorebooks"]
Roy your website seems to be out of date how much for belt mounted battery?[/quote]

Hi Mike

For what?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/06/2011 12:54:30   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
MagnumStar XML Mk 5

Oh no I can hear everyone say, not yet another version.

Well the last looked good but was just too difficult to produce and when my own started playing up I t
Topic: Another newboy,only 59
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/06/2011 21:44:26   Subject: Another newboy,only 59
Welcome Barrie, hope to see your posts on here again.

We have a regular on here who is something of an expert on north Wales Manganese mines, he may pick up on this thread.

Have
Topic: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/06/2011 15:30:45   Subject: Henfwlch, collapse at end of adit
The project is coming on OK, but....
If anyone goes in there please stay away from my working area at the end, and for good reason.

I am extending the original winze outbye as well as
Topic: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/06/2011 08:58:34   Subject: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
[quote="edd"][quote="simonrl"][quote="Vanoord"]That said, there are a lot of Chinese Miners Lamps on the market which promise the earth but are neither well-made, nor are they anywhere near as bright
Topic: Nantlle newbie
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/06/2011 21:22:20   Subject: Nantlle newbie
[quote="KeithSh"]Hi ladies and gents,

I'm new around here and have just bought a great house in Nantlle and am facinated by the quarries and the mines around there. I hope to get my nose a
Topic: Shropshire caving and Mining Club 50th Anniversery
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2011 10:35:32   Subject: Shropshire caving and Mining Club 50th Anniversery
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="Moorebooks"]
Its 50 years since the Club was officialy formed the founder members were a lose set of individuals who visited mines and caves in the late 50s but as
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/06/2011 20:04:24   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ttxela"]That does look more robust than the small blue charger arrangement, I've never had any problems with charging but then I've never run it very low.[/quote]

I dont think that
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/06/2011 16:50:51   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
There has been some issues with 8V power packs were the electronic protection circuits for the LiIon cells do not reset themselves after disconnecting to protect the cells after complete discharge. Th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/06/2011 22:58:34   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Bit of bad news on the current MagnumStar, basically it’s NBG!

I had a lot of difficulty upgrading my own, and found it impossible to do on a customers lamp.
Thinking about it all whil
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/05/2011 21:49:57   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Shop closed until Monday June 6th, off to Cornwall.

Issues with 8V power packs.
It appears that due to differing designs of LiIon protection circuits some 8V power packs do not come ba
Topic: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/05/2011 18:44:16   Subject: Anyone have any experience of this lamp?
[quote="zomjon1"]Alex, you are not the right person to be describing a lamp's power as you run around with your mega bright monster - anything else just pales into insignificance! :tongue:[/quote]
Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2015 AditNow.co.uk
Top of Page