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Topic: Croesor & other mines on S4C (viewable online)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2010 15:19:51   Subject: Croesor - really?
Yes Mr Derickman, I think you have them figured out.

Any SCMC on here today?

Remember the "999" reconstruction of the Cot Valley rescue, filmed at Snailbeach was it?
Perkins
Topic: For Sale - Wiseled Tactical 1500
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/01/2010 14:57:36   Subject: For Sale - Wiseled Tactical 1500
A bit off thread but there is a guy on Candlepower Forums has taken a DX 5 bore reflector such as I use in the Maggie and put 5 MCE Quad dies into it!

It burns for about 3 minutes before it
Topic: Croesor & other mines on S4C (viewable online)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2010 14:53:27   Subject: Croesor - really?
I would not fret on this.
When they are filming anything they take whatever libeties they like, like setting up a dummy pitch for him to abseil back in the studio, filming the entrance to Croesor
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/01/2010 16:09:29   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Thanks for your comment, I have tried to get the right balance between throw and spill on the full power setting.

Next, its photo lamps!
I already have an emitter and driver solution f
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/01/2010 12:53:47   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
The issue with the cap lamps is the old one, right back where I started, HEAT.

I built one with 3 X D BIN SSC P7s, my system handles it, just!

It is obvious that there is a limit
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/01/2010 11:13:12   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
:lol:
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/01/2010 10:58:55   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I have just assembled the upgraded MagnumStar and tested it in my hall.

Initial testing shows a draw of 33.5 watts on full power, it is extremely unlikely that any attempt will be taken to
Topic: Does cold weather ventilate workings?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/01/2010 12:29:35   Subject: Does cold weather ventilate workings?
I have no experience at all of this however it appears entirely logical that if the outside air is cold, then the warmer air from the mine will rise up the shaft thus ventilating the workings.
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Topic: Blaenavon Ironworks User Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/01/2010 21:42:02   Subject: Blaenavon Ironworks User Album (album)
Hi Henry
I have to compliment you on your family research, its very interesting and topical to this website.
I encourage you to maintain you research into your family history with a view to
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 10/01/2010 17:32:11   Subject: Running out of road salt...
Thanks John.

Been some odd weather here today, its been snowing LEDs

Could this be the final proof of CO2 climate change?

We all know what the PN junction temperatures
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 10/01/2010 17:13:12   Subject: Running out of road salt...
If you get fed up give me a ring and you can drop in for a coffee.
We could talk about lamp building for a change.
Location is on my website
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 10/01/2010 16:18:36   Subject: Running out of road salt...
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]I wish it would change, I am stuck at home this weekend and not liking it a bit, but when I look out of the window........[/quote]

Roy, what's it like u
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 10/01/2010 15:27:52   Subject: Running out of road salt...
I wish it would change, I am stuck at home this weekend and not liking it a bit, but when I look out of the window........
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 10/01/2010 13:52:51   Subject: Running out of road salt...
I while ago someone I was talking to commented
"At one time they tell you one thing, at another something different", I take no notice of any of them and just get on with my life.

Basi
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 10/01/2010 12:45:10   Subject: Running out of road salt...
Hi Peter
I have read through a lot of them and they are disturbing reading, and even George Monbiot agrees that they are genuine, no question about it.
I will post the links.
It also ap
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/01/2010 12:06:26   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
The Cree R5 XPG

I am now looking at these, Kaidomain have them in stock both on 20mm bases suitable for the UniStar and 14mm bases suitable for the MagnumStar. I have just downloaded the da
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/01/2010 16:43:17   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Thanks for your interest.
If you look at my right hand wall you will see the difference in spill between the different lamps.
Notice that the Fenix wastes nothing while the Roy lamp Q5 a li
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/01/2010 14:47:26   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I have some results.
First, the beam width that I described in my last is nonsense, I had not got it in the reflector correctly. The actual beam appears about 50% broader than a Q5 in a DX 18mm r
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 08/01/2010 21:46:46   Subject: Running out of road salt...
Sorry, forgot to say Politics, Religion and football

I’m logging off for night now anyway, have fun.
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 08/01/2010 21:36:08   Subject: Running out of road salt...
A good answer Peter, I compliment your sharp mind.

However:
On one point it’s a case of time will tell, and nothing that we can do or say will change that.

On the other, I h
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 08/01/2010 21:23:25   Subject: Running out of road salt...
If you are refering to me Peter, we are in complete agreement.

Yes, its politics.

NOT science.
Topic: Running out of road salt...
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 08/01/2010 21:16:12   Subject: Running out of road salt...
I have just come over to here for a look, I have been posting on ME and am in full steam tonight on the the thread "Its snowing".
I am surpised to see that this thread is going in the same direc
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/01/2010 18:30:12   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I’m back!

I have just successfully mounted a bare Cree MCE M BIN 750 lumen quad die onto a 14mm heatsink base designed for the Q5.
I have mounted it in a DX 5 lens reflector and powere
Topic: Remote control and LED floods
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 07/01/2010 19:45:25   Subject: Remote control and LED floods
[quote="james l"]Ive been watching this thread with interest ,I also own a 9500 camera,and have noticed that the Fujifilm RR-80 USB shutter release which is electronic also works on that Camera,dont k
Topic: Remote control and LED floods
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 07/01/2010 14:19:22   Subject: Remote control and LED floods
[quote="mountainpenguin"]roy have a look at google for rf 602 trigger.
These can do remote camera triggering as well as flash[/quote]

Many thanks Mr MountainPenguin

And what
Topic: Economic Cap Lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/01/2010 20:24:36   Subject: Economic Cap Lighting
[quote="davel"][quote="royfellows"] ... I used the Retro 2 for [i]ages[/i] ... [/quote]

You didn't tell me that when you sold it to me ... :(

Seriously though - that does demons
Topic: Economic Cap Lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/01/2010 20:00:12   Subject: Economic Cap Lighting
Just picked yours up Stuey.
This has to be a UniStar, no MagnumStars gone out yet.

Who's lamp?
Topic: Economic Cap Lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/01/2010 19:57:33   Subject: Economic Cap Lighting
Methinks, maybe no such thing as 'perfect', whatever you buy.

I used the Retro 2 for ages before I started building lamps myself. It’s very impressive and beautifully made, when it comes to
Topic: Economic Cap Lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/01/2010 18:39:23   Subject: Economic Cap Lighting
[quote="Vanoord"]Somewhat off-topic, but Caveclimb have the Petzl Stop at a surprisingly decent £49, around £15-20 cheaper than other suppliers.

Might be of interest to someone :flowers: [
Topic: Economic Cap Lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/01/2010 18:24:01   Subject: Economic Cap Lighting
[quote="Mr Mike"][quote="simonrl"]

Caveclimb look to still be selling the Scurion but possibly not stocking it, i.e. bought to order. I can't say I blame them, there is a finite number of p
Topic: Economic Cap Lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/01/2010 18:17:38   Subject: Economic Cap Lighting
[quote="simonrl"]No I :(

I did approach them when the thing was close to being announced but got a very strange response![/quote]

You going to keep us in suspense?
Topic: Economic Cap Lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/01/2010 18:13:34   Subject: Economic Cap Lighting
Anybody seen a Viper yet underground?
I am wondering how good they are.
Topic: Economic Cap Lighting
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/01/2010 17:55:30   Subject: Economic Cap Lighting
I do a "Worklamp" conversion for £50 plus postage as a turnaround on your old Oldham headset and battery lead, just chop it of close to the old battery. It will recharge of your old Oldham charger.
Topic: Weather Warning
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2010 19:45:13   Subject: Weather Warning
It’s pretty awful that the inconsiderate parking of those antisocial people who insist in using the car could impede the progress of the holy bus.
Every driver should be given 20 'speed'? bumps a
Topic: Remote control and LED floods
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/01/2010 19:40:36   Subject: Remote control and LED floods
The comments are reinforcing my view that I am onto something that could take underground photography forward.
If I could only come up with a way of making the RC units at a cheap price for peopl
Topic: Remote control and LED floods
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/01/2010 13:54:27   Subject: Remote control and LED floods
I would not have thought anything special about that shot, but with the P7 floods matching the rather overcast daylight, I suppose I got an even exposure.

Thanks for your kind remarks.
Topic: Remote control and LED floods
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/01/2010 13:21:14   Subject: Remote control and LED floods
Hi Gang
I have just uploaded some shots I took Saturday in Hendre Spa Mine.
They were all taken working solo using my MagnumStar caplamp, plus a 3 X P7 flood, and a couple of Tesco torches.
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2009 19:34:14   Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
Happy new year to all of my good friends on this web and on mine-explorer.

I have been involved in a lot of things in my life, and I have to say, and I mean this, the nicest, most wonderful
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/12/2009 12:11:49   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
LATEST UPDATE

Just for the benefit of those who are keen to see where this MagnumStar is going to end up, I have just cancelled my order for Cree MCEs with DX and reordered them from Kaidom
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
royfellows

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 24/12/2009 21:10:13   Subject: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
My sense of honour obligates me to post about the fact that I today received my prize of the Fenix TK11, the very next day after winning it in a competition!
The speed of dispatch speaks volumes
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
royfellows

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 24/12/2009 16:21:54   Subject: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
[quote="Vanoord"]Curiously, there seem to be some trends in underground photography - both in the calendar submissions and the competition entries, it's noticeable that there seem to be some styles th
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
royfellows

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 23/12/2009 19:33:32   Subject: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
Congratulations Jon, nice picture and agree completely all of your comments.

EDIT
For those with fixations on my bottom, preference is for female company.

And we dont do too
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
royfellows

Forum: The 2009 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 23/12/2009 13:48:42   Subject: PHOTO COMPETITION 2009 - RESULTS
Having now come out of shock, I would like to make some comment.

I am a little uneasy, and somewhat embarrassed in as much as I asked people to vote on my 3 submissions, as I said, not to g
Topic: Posting posting a photo seems to have gone wrong ?
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 21/12/2009 21:23:46   Subject: Posting posting a photo seems to have gone wrong ?
Yes, they all looked OK to me, except the 2 I mentioned.
Topic: Posting posting a photo seems to have gone wrong ?
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 21/12/2009 20:54:47   Subject: Posting posting a photo seems to have gone wrong ?
Sorry to be a pest but just spotted that 2 pics I uploaded to Bwlch Glas are also under Frongoch. Happily, no Frongochs in Bwlch Glas.

Its the 2 pics of the winze with the wooden kibble.
Topic: How would you empty a kibble?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/12/2009 18:58:03   Subject: How would you empty a kibble?
Sorry Robert, which mine are you refering to please.
Sounds interesting!
Topic: How would you empty a kibble?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/12/2009 09:40:16   Subject: How would you empty a kibble?
Some pictures that may be helpful:

Frongoch, kibble in deep adit with long hook used for landing.

[link]Frongoch-Mixed-Mine-User-Album-Image-003[linkphoto]Frongoch-Mixed-Mine-Use
Topic: Underground parking
royfellows

Forum: North America   Posted: 17/12/2009 19:27:18   Subject: Underground parking
Hi Mr Carnkie

On my web are some pics of the St Ives Tesco car park collapse 2003.
I was just wondering if you have any local knowledge of this?

I was told that is was chuck
Topic: destruction at Maenofferen
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2009 09:24:51   Subject: destruction at Maenofferen
Last weekend up there, AC/DC converters ripped apart, as well as BV incline motor.

Don’t think Greeves as they have dumped rocks in the track to stop vehicles.

Evidence of use of
Topic: Mine data request by NWCRO
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/12/2009 20:19:52   Subject: Mine data request by NWCRO
I see no harm either.
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