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Topic: Competition entry martymarty
royfellows

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 24/09/2009 13:38:37   Subject: Competition entry martymarty
I have just uploaded 2 pictures to Alltycrib archive album.
It would be nice to enter them in a photo competition but I have a sneaky feeling that they would be disqualified for excessive comput
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/09/2009 11:09:43   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
[quote="Vanoord"]Slightly random question Roy, but how many prototypes of the MagnumStar have there been?!

[/quote]

Only one, the first was same as now but only brought 4 Crees o
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/09/2009 10:49:12   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Dedicated Charger for the UniStar

Although these lamps are capable and wired for recharging through any standard Oldham charger, there will be many who do not possess this. I have therefore
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2009 21:26:40   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Tony my old friend
I am following this with some puzzlement.
I think you may well need a holiday/drink/change of pills/BJ

Hope that you are well anyway, why take life seriously?
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/09/2009 20:38:08   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I can’t leave aditnow out of the frame; we don’t want people complaining, so here is the latest update on the lamp building.

3 D BIN P7s in an Oldham conversion, YES its real, I have done i
Topic: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/09/2009 14:18:51   Subject: Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Looks like an image from an endoscope pushed inside someone after a particularly bad curry night.
[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: 30 protesters stop work at mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 18/09/2009 19:33:12   Subject: 30 protesters stop work at mine
I have just read all of the posts

I think that most miss the essential point in that basically what we have is load of crypto commies now on the 'green' bandwagon who are prepared to travel
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/09/2009 12:27:23   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
[quote="simonrl"]Not at all!

I know which lamps are going to be brighter! I think it would just be interesting to compare the beam patterns of all sorts of lamps :)[/quote]

OK, y
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/09/2009 11:13:26   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I am game for this and suggested it on ME.

Are you going to take bets Simon?
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/09/2009 16:10:03   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Here is the MagnumStar as finished.

Duplicate copies to ME and aditnow.

HEADSET

This has 5 X Cree Q5 emitters. The one that is in use most as a single lamp for normal
Topic: Info wanted about Maenporth beach adit
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/09/2009 21:26:34   Subject: Info wanted about Maenporth beach adit
I would appreciate a map ref for this. Looks interesting and want to take a look next time down.
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/09/2009 17:57:51   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I am aware of the interest and feel that it would be a good idea, when I have all of the models rounded out, to arrange a demonstration at say Cwmorthin, which is fairly convenient to most people.
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/09/2009 12:21:38   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I tested the MagnumStar underground in 3 mines this weekend, a slate mine, Ystrad Einion, and Goginan 26 fathom level; the upper adit. (Please note that the last is currently padlocked as I have one o
Topic: Li Ion battery care
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/09/2009 12:07:00   Subject: Li Ion battery care
I thought that I had better come in with a comment.
Li Ions like being stored discharged even less.
Protection circuitry will prevent discharge to less than 2.7V per cell, assuming that othe
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/09/2009 18:03:00   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Here is the latest update.

First, I am currently doing a production run of UniStars for sale.

The maximum output of this lamp is about 500 lumens and must represent remarkable v
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/09/2009 21:00:42   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
No Mike, its what I told you about.
Take a DX 3 lens reflector, and bore it out with a 12mm drill, and you will get 3 P7s in, but you will have to take a shave off one of the 'flanges' of the 21m
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/09/2009 20:27:47   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
[photo]Personal-Album-128-Image-40812[/photo]

Ho,ho,ho
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/09/2009 17:20:19   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
[quote="simonrl"]

Roy - stunned by the beam shot photos of your lamp vs a car headlight on full :thumbsup: [/quote]

Oh dear, sorry Simon, that’s the old model!

Old Mag
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/09/2009 15:28:16   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - rumours
[quote="neils"]

how many seconds will it shine at 800 lumens before the limiter cuts in.? [/quote]

Yes, see my posings on M.E.
Topic: Shameless plug... Sten Stuff
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/09/2009 12:16:07   Subject: Shameless plug... New StenLight prices
[quote="mountainpenguin"][quote="simonrl"][quote="jagman"][quote="Vanoord"]Presumably with the ability to operate off any supply from 6v to 18v and the availability of a wee pack of connectors, that g
Topic: Shameless plug... Sten Stuff
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/09/2009 08:13:34   Subject: Shameless plug... New StenLight prices
This looks good to me, its bringing them into the 'sensible' price range.
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/09/2009 07:44:32   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - rumours
Joking aside, you have to watch your eyes messing with these things.
I use a set of welding goggles to watch the LEDs to check for even output.
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/09/2009 21:29:41   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - rumours
I have a Super MagnumStar 3 X D BIN SSc P7s on the drawing board. Should put out about 2000 to 2700 lumens.

Although I am posting everthing on ME and my own ledcaplamps.com, progress is slo
Topic: Competition entry Sparty lea
royfellows

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 25/08/2009 20:30:30   Subject: Competition entry Sparty lea
I think that you have really surpassed yourself here Helen, I dont think that I will bother entering, I never do any good anyway.

No Im joking, its taking part that counts.

Frank
Topic: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 21/08/2009 18:36:36   Subject: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
Different users have different screen resolutions so it will appear different to those people. I am on 800 X 600 with my Internet machine as it uses an old 17 inch monitor, about time I changed this.<
Topic: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 19/08/2009 21:11:33   Subject: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
There was some program on the TV about grumpy old men, but if memory serves me correct, didn't they get get rather tasty women, and young ones at that.

Or have I been having THOSE dreams ag
Topic: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 19/08/2009 20:44:37   Subject: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
Well, yes, I get a bit annoyed with it.

I though it was a sign of my age, I mean we men get more grumpy as we get older.

Topic: Underground waterwheels and rumours
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/08/2009 18:36:03   Subject: Underground waterwheels and rumours
I have been asked by several people about a 'new' underground waterwheel discovered and photographed in Wales. I have identified the site as Nantycreiau which was explored underground by the North Car
Topic: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2009 09:58:09   Subject: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
Years ago when I was pushing the Caplecleugh High Level I spent 10.5 hours underground solo and in a wet suit for all the day.
Oldham lamp as well, but it lasted me out OK, although I used to fit
Topic: New book
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/08/2009 18:07:47   Subject: New book
I dont know about which roof, but I do know that they got kicked off from there.

Shame after the work they put in.
Robert posts on here, but I havent seen anything from him for some ti
Topic: New book
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/08/2009 10:03:13   Subject: New book
[quote="Heb"][quote]Dont forget old RF was there as as well.
[/quote]

Roy has become Ray, which actually, I think I prefer!


[/quote]


Grrrr......
Topic: New book
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/08/2009 08:57:18   Subject: New book
[quote="Heb"]Beyond My Own Lamps Beam


Just finished reading this excellent book by Charles V. Clark.

It tells the story of a group of mineral collectors, and mine explorers
Topic: A question for the engine experts....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2009 15:45:38   Subject: A question for the engine experts....
I would like to add a comment to this.
Mr Spitfire again hits the nail on the head in that sometimes a power train could be chains or wire ropes, or even a combination of these with timber or ir
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2009 15:28:37   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
George W Hall has what may well be the last remaining bound copies of the MJ in private hands. He also has an index that runs from 1835 when the MJ was first published, up to about 1920. These are met
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/08/2009 17:11:00   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
I think you have probably hit the nail on the head Mr Spitfire.
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/08/2009 13:16:29   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
I did say that I would take another look at this, however I am sorry but there is little I can add to what I have already posted.

Anyway, here is chapter and verse.

Mining Journa
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/08/2009 07:12:48   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
There is a lot of confusion in the Mining Journal Mr Spitfire, companies were being formed with the same names as existing concerns, mines are mentioned with no indication at all of their location etc
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2009 19:40:28   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
New Crinnis according to Mining Journal 1837 had £7,000 to £8,000 spent and yet was sold to their own agents for £1500, being reworked as “Cuddra”

There is a prospectus for this company in
Topic: County Council after blood (SW).
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2009 19:19:17   Subject: County Council after blood (SW).
[quote="ChrisJC"]Yes Roy, however, I doubt if you did a risk assessment, applied to 6 different departments for approval, held some new-age workshops, trained a few people, and then on the day had 12
Topic: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/07/2009 15:27:14   Subject: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
Its Friday afternoon and I am right in the mood!

Movies like this are total rubbish, give me Seagal, Norris, Webb, or even any 'incarnation' of Bond.
Topic: County Council after blood (SW).
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2009 20:19:16   Subject: County Council after blood (SW).
[quote="stuey"]

I'd hazard a guess at about £25K a piece, all in. All you need is a cone with an unboltable section like those fitted at most mines.

[/quote]

Someon
Topic: Fancy a £50,000 change of job?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2009 19:51:24   Subject: Fancy a £50,000 change of job?
I once slept with a bird who had said she was a witch.
I probably expected her to go into a trance or something
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/07/2009 21:08:18   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
[quote="Vanoord"]Good to hear about it again!

Is it the emitter that's enabling the better balance between throw and spill, or is it the reflector?

I can quite understand the log
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/07/2009 19:58:18   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Nice of you to ask.
All is very well, the UniStar is looking good on test.
As its a fixed battery, I want to fit a charge level indicator. Although it runs for ever, its a peace of mind thin
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2009 21:26:51   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
I am following this discussion with great interest, and so far have no serious difference with any opinions expressed.

So here is a bit more from me:

In my time exploring mines I
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2009 11:06:47   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
An interesting point from me is that were I not prepared to go underground on my own, and work on my own, non of my various 'works' would have been done.

Caplecleugh High Level
Talybon
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 08/07/2009 17:10:50   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
[quote="Mr.C"]If anyones interested I've just found my copy of the (oft quoted but rarely read) section of Hoosen on early blasting at Ecton.
I could scan it & either post it here or seperatly as
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 08/07/2009 13:30:53   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
Thomas Bushell's mining activities would not have started before 1636 as it was in that year that he was able to gain favour with the king in a way that caused his fortunes to go on the ascent. Previo
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2009 21:30:41   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
I have to make a point here in that there is powder, and there is powder.
Let me explain.
Gunpowder basically is a mixture of Saltpetre, Charcoal, and sulphur in the proportions of 75,15,10
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2009 21:10:50   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
Mr Jeff.
Solo exploration is not an offence even in today’s politically correct/HSE culture, happily rejected by the general public at large.

The day that every ordinary citizen endors
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