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Topic: Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/05/2009 10:29:02   Subject: Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
It’s the battery that would do the damage.
Topic: Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/05/2009 10:03:12   Subject: Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
You would have a job accidentally throwing one of my lamps into the washer, see the size of them!
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/05/2009 09:59:13   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Upon reflection, I agree with what Roy M says, leave naming conventions or whatever to the regional editors of the respective region.
I personally am now thinking that this is the best way to go,
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 20:47:21   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="Cornish Pixie"]I for one appreciate you bringing this matter to our collective attention. A number of very useful comments and suggestions have arisen as a result. I am sure that the database
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 20:37:27   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
It’s up to Simon and the admins.
I seriously feel that this website is one of the best things that ever happened to the mining exploration and history community, and I have no doubt that it will
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 20:27:05   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Fair enough Peter, however I think that as far as the "Wheals" go we need some technical input on any relevant issues.
Simon, where are you?
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 20:17:54   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Daring to be unpopular here, but if a mine has no content - no description, no photos, [b]no location[/b], [u]nothing[/u] - should it not be deleted completely? What value does
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 19:55:20   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Mr Spitfire, I think that you are getting towards a possible solution. One alternative would be splitting the search criteria into mines with content and mines without content.
There would still
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 19:25:43   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
I don’t know whether its relevant but there appears to be 2 Wheal Jane's that are the same mine already both under "Wheal".
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 19:17:43   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Mr Vanoord remarks on different ways of searching a database, different people will have their own preferences. Using my databases you can search any field as "any part of field" or "whole match", as
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 19:09:22   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="derrickman"]but surely the total column height for whatever number of lines of text, is the same regardless of which letter it is filed under?

I see your point but I don't quite fol
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 18:59:57   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
I do hear what you all saying.

And yes, as you say Peter, it is a good idea to keep things simple.

There is however simple and simple.

I have just clicked the "W" on
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 18:30:25   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Two questions:

1. Who is the database for?

2. What would the majority of people do if they wanted to look up a mine that started with the word "Wheal" ?
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 17:36:08   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
You all OK, don’t worry.

In an attempt to avoid incurring anyone’s wrath, I shall simply post some facts.

#1 The Cornish mines database that was uploaded omitted the “Wheal”, and
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 16:48:48   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
[quote="jr48"][quote="royfellows"]Just run a query on my database "Prefix = Wheal"
1376 return values

Comments please?[/quote]

I think of myself a fairly tech savy Roy, bu
Topic: Dumping the Wheal
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 16:36:19   Subject: Dumping the Wheal
Just run a query on my database "Prefix = Wheal"
1376 return values

Comments please?
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2009 13:16:15   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
As a further thought I thnk that a mining company has a legitimate place on the database even if they worked several mines or a whole country such as "Mining Company of Ireland", or maybe no mines at
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2009 12:46:02   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
After a very quick look, some examples of the mess we have:

Wheal Owles in twice, one as mixed, one as tin, both under “Wheal”
Wheal Sisters is in twice, once under the “Wheal” and als
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2009 09:21:06   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
[quote="derrickman"]why dump the 'Wheal' in the names of Cornish mines? Many of them were so called when they were working ( cf 'Wheal Jane' which was always so called, 'Wheal Pendarves' sometimes; 'W
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2009 08:54:22   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
[quote="RJV"]I don't suppose that you have a plan of this mine you could upload do you Roy? Would be interested to see how much of it was actually covered by the reservoir.[/quote]

Yes I do
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2009 21:01:12   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
Tal-y-bont is the only Talybont that is correctly spelled Tal-y-bont, as I understand it.
Anyway, we need to clean up the Brynyrafr business.

My suggestion is to move everything over t
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2009 20:22:59   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
Just seen your pictures Simon.
YES!!
There are some explorers out there that would have crawled through the dead sheep never mind stepped over them to visit a place like that.

EDI
Topic: Cwm Rheidol Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/05/2009 20:14:51   Subject: Cwm Rheidol Mine
No disrespect Mr Rufenig but this matter came up at the Ceredigion Mines Forum which I attend and where a representative of the Environment Agency gave a presentation on the work done. I have visited
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2009 20:02:29   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
Roy just come in on this, sorry late due to an emergency (ran out of XXXX)

That was indeed the mine, and as commented, please note the spelling.
Topic: rechargeble batterys
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 14/05/2009 08:47:09   Subject: rechargeble batterys
dealextreme do 3000mAH AAs, and Roy M posted a link to somewhere that does the 3200, I think budapack or similar. Try Google it.
Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/05/2009 08:43:34   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Cligga Head adits all open but a partial collapse of the cliff path to the cove means great care needed using this.

Priests Cove through trip was blocked by a fall last year, it may or may
Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/05/2009 21:19:41   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Blocked by falls, and ropes needed to get there.

It’s a familiar tale, the Wheal Edward incline shaft to the south west is the same.

Accessible working from Pendeen going south w
Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/05/2009 20:41:20   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Enter the shaft, yes.
Get anywhere, no.

Sorry for short answers, nothing else I can add.
Topic: Milwyr and cwmorthin
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 10:48:21   Subject: Milwyr and cwmorthin
[quote="SimplyExploring"][quote="derrickman"]ok, Cwmorthin is easy

Grosvenor CC is a bit of a mystery. There are various links, none of which appear to work. Any offers?


I
Topic: Milwyr and cwmorthin
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 10:17:58   Subject: Milwyr and cwmorthin
If you mean Milwr the access is by Olwyn Goch shaft and controlled by Grosvenor Caving Club who arranges regular trips.

Cwmorthin follow this link. No access requirements, you will get the
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 08:54:04   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
OK on all of this.
Next 2 weekends are out, but after this you would be welcome to come and have a look at my new project in mid Wales. The thing about digging projects though, is that basically
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 08:04:05   Subject: LED lamps
Morning all

I have just been lying in bed thinking about the 2 video clips on utube to which Miles was so kind as to provide links.

I recon I have the pyrotechnic display in the
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 21:22:19   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="derrickman"]I see that Hitch and Hike are advertising a revised version of the Speleo Technics lamps - what batteries do these have?[/quote]

Hitch and Hike?
Sorry Mr Derrickman
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 21:08:10   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
I dont want to become a nuisance but I ask again, why dont we organise a meet here.
The postings have renewed my interest in this place.
I will ask my friend from whom I have most of my mate
Topic: favourite hard hat....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2009 20:58:33   Subject: favourite hard hat....
What about the Caving Supplies 'Protex' helmet.
You will see as many of these about as you will any other.

Unfortunately, no longer obtainable just like their SRT kit as Phil Brown did
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/05/2009 20:44:00   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
I will be in the area on Saturday but I doubt that I would be able to give you a lift in my Mazda, that is asuming that you would want to travel in it. Most peolple would decline.
I stopped for a
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 20:31:37   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="Miles"]Before I go roy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2hGoJVmlA

Here is a video of an 18ah lithium ion battery getting overcharged. Only slightly larger than the oldha
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 20:03:00   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="derrickman"]I know the first answer, on my last trip offshore some woodentop overcharged a Li ion battery ( from a subsea acoustic beacon as it happens, but comparable to an Oldham one ) using
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 19:44:05   Subject: LED lamps
The arguments on here are starting to get a bit sharp which is not to my liking.

Anyway, as I use exclusively Li Ion batteries for my lamps I am more than tempted to test one to destruction
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 19:26:15   Subject: LED lamps
By the way, re MFs
If anyone breaks a plastic battery top, I have loads of these things.
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 18:00:28   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="jagman"][quote="royfellows"]Question for you oldham experts

If Oldham are so good, why do they manufacture/sell/rebrand* the MF?

* Delete as you personally feel appropria
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 17:54:38   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="Vanoord"]From the second link, this little gem:

[quote]By using the nickel headpiece as the heat sink for the light source, the D-type lamp is fitted with a 3-Watt side-emitting pow
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 17:38:50   Subject: LED lamps
Question for you oldham experts

If Oldham are so good, why do they manufacture/sell/rebrand* the MF?

* Delete as you personally feel appropriate
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 12:12:34   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
I have just updated the mine description for this, my article as above cleaned up a bit more plus a bit of historical.

I have a lot of material on this mine including plans, however it came
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/05/2009 20:02:12   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Have the events been finalised yet on this?

I can be up at Bwlch Glas about 1500 hrs to meet everyone coming out, when you all do, whatever the time.
As I know the area well, I am will
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 19:50:11   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
I have just cleaned up an edited my original article, especially the first paragraph. Surprised someone did not draw attention to this. The article was originally typed out on a mechanical typewriter
Topic: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 16:43:57   Subject: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
[quote="Vanoord"]Excellent work Roy! :thumbsup:

Just to confirm - it is this Fron-goch? [url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Frongoch-Mixed-Mine/[/url][/quote]

Yes, its the one.
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 16:42:50   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
[quote="BertyBasset"]It was Lefel Cadno I did then. John Parker whom I was with seemed to think that there was a shaft in the grounds of the village pub.

Robin[/quote]

He was hal
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 14:35:36   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine

The Nantymwyn Mine is geographically divided into two sites, lying above and below the village of Rhandirmwyn near Llandovery, Dyfed. The mine was worked mainly by adits driven into the mountain
Topic: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 14:28:14   Subject: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
Please all be advised that the re timbering is now finished, if anyone interested.

I shall get some photographs posted evetually, pity someone was not there with a camera when I was putting
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