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Topic: What makes a good photograph?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 30/09/2009 20:50:29   Subject: What makes a good photograph?
[quote="Manicminer"]What makes a good photograph to me is one that makes me wish that I took it[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: What's your favourite book?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/09/2009 17:34:04   Subject: What's your favourite book?
Took me 2 seconds dead to answer this one, beats 'fastest finger first' Chris Tarrant.......

Grey Gold by Sam Murphy

No hesitation.
Topic: What makes a good photograph?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 30/09/2009 12:54:02   Subject: What makes a good photograph?
Absolutely, I agree every word.

The worst is the degree of brightness. My camera takes pictures that look just right in the camera, but when uploaded to my work computer they are dark, and
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/09/2009 11:28:52   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
Gentlemen, all this is really cart before the horse at this time.

First I have to get the Trust set up and see the transfer of land go ahead, all I need is a nod from Wardell or their clien
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 29/09/2009 14:52:27   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
[quote="Moorebooks"]

Of course taking on ownership could be a nightmare with pollution etc to consider.

Mike[/quote]

Hi Mike
I have had contact with a representat
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/09/2009 09:36:11   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Good Morning Martin
Glad you enjoyed the trip.
Just to clarify.
The lamp that your friend had in his pocket/rucksack was the 2 Cree UniStar. I had 2 Maggies, the one on my head with the
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/09/2009 12:34:59   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
The MagnumStars: An underground assessment.

I have just returned from a good weekend in north Wales, with some excellent company that included some old friends.
Saturday we were guests
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/09/2009 15:39:22   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I have now completed a helmet mount battery pack for the UniStar and WorkStar lamps. The battery pack is 2 X 18650 Li Ion cells with circuits to enable through the headset charging using a standard Ol
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/09/2009 12:40:27   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
I appreciate people taking interest in this but I feel many are going off on a tangent.
There is some backgound to the place that is probably presenting issues that need to be addressed before th
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/09/2009 11:20:02   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Thank you all for your kind support.

I can tell you all one thing, the P7 version would make the mother of all hand lamps even in the event that it tuns out to be impractical for a caplamp.
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/09/2009 09:56:17   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
The Crown Estate use separate land agents and mineral agents, and there are possible disputes over ownership and grazing rights, so we could have a situation more complicated than the wiring of my lam
Topic: Catherine and Jane Consols (N Wales)
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 25/09/2009 09:30:54   Subject: Catherine and Jane Consols (N Wales)
I have recently found duplicate entries for Penrhyngerwin/Lovedon under the 2 different names. I added a note to the one to "see the other"
I think best way of dealing with that situation, but de
Topic: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/09/2009 08:56:24   Subject: Cwmystwyth: Underground access
Background
Safety work carried out on the site included the prevention of all underground access by the fitting of grills to the entrances. This raised objections from many areas, foremost in dea
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/09/2009 07:51:58   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
This is the last batch of test results comparing my lamps with my car headlamps on main beam.
The camera was setup on a tripod to the right hand front wheel of the car, the lamps were held at the
Topic: Competition entry martymarty
royfellows

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 24/09/2009 17:44:48   Subject: Competition entry martymarty
If Valma Jones who lives there was posting to this site, she would have something to say about!
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/09/2009 17:42:47   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
OK but we need to attract some other people, say with Scurions or other homemade lamps.
I think it will be a good opportunity to try everything and hope someone out there can bring a Viper. I lik
Topic: Competition entry martymarty
royfellows

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 24/09/2009 15:39:31   Subject: Competition entry martymarty
[quote="rhychydwr1"][quote="royfellows"]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 wo
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
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