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Topic: Weather forecast web sites
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2009 23:06:02   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
Your OK with me, Mr Carnkie.
Topic: Weather forecast web sites
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2009 21:51:43   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
Hi Stuey, I knew that you would come and stand by my side!

Advice to everyone, and its non political.
It’s still a free society, unless of course you stand up and heckle new L... sorry
Topic: Weather forecast web sites
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2009 21:18:29   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
[quote="carnkie"]I can see a water shortage on the horizon.
[url]http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/2009/pr20090430.html[/url][/quote]

I would not count on it, although
Topic: Weather forecast web sites
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2009 14:25:22   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
Try this one an join the revolution!
The deeper you go into it the more you will have reason to think.

[url] http://www.weatheraction.com/[/url]
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/04/2009 08:12:42   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Brynyrafr is an easy handline job, walking boots are OK, no water.
You get into a huge stope going into the hillside, descend to the bottom down a rubble pile and you are looking up 100 feet.
Topic: High capacity AA rechargeable batteries?
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 28/04/2009 20:38:05   Subject: High capacity AA rechargeable batteries?
I have bought 3000 mAh ones from DX in Hong Kong and they are great especially considering the price of $5.45 US for 2.
Be advised that the voltages can vary a lot on rechargeables, from 1.2 to
Topic: More off the peg LED lamps.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2009 09:01:20   Subject: More off the peg LED lamps.
If they can reach this kind of temperature for an output of 240 lumens I think it’s little to get excited about, also I cannot see a price in the link.
The problem here is obvious, its attempting
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/04/2009 10:39:05   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
[quote="davel"]Is there much to see in Hafan? I understand there are adits near the incline - do they lead to much?

Dave[/quote]

Simon H and his friends got into one years ago bu
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/04/2009 22:21:53   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Kind thoughts good buddy,
You are correct in that there is not much to see down the pitch which requires full wet gear as water comes down on you. It is the outbye extension of the stope you see
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/04/2009 10:46:47   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
I dont mind doing trips Sat and Sunday, you may all well be out of Bwlch Glas by 1500 which would give time for another trip without interfering with any serious Sat night drinking plans.
The sa
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/04/2009 10:03:01   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
[quote="Colonel Mustard"][quote="royfellows"] Is anything arranged for the Sunday? Would there be any interest in Talybont Deep Mine?[/quote]

Definitely interested Roy. Thanks for the offer
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/04/2009 09:33:03   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
[quote="rufenig"]Do not want to be a prophet of doom but has anyone checked the two stagings in the shaft recently.
I know Roy did some work some time back but worth checking from underneath some
Topic: Oldham charger.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2009 21:31:14   Subject: Oldham charger.
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]I would like to meet you sometime, if I do there is a pint for you.
Anyway, if its any use to you at all I have made an Oldham charger from a Farnell 5 volt P
Topic: Oldham charger.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2009 20:18:10   Subject: Oldham charger.
I would like to meet you sometime, if I do there is a pint for you.
Anyway, if its any use to you at all I have made an Oldham charger from a Farnell 5 volt PSU and a 0.47 ohm 10 watt resistor (0
Topic: Oldham charger.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2009 19:44:56   Subject: Oldham charger.
Hi Mr Morlock
Interesting bit of kit, but I am iffy about the 3 amps bit, assuming it’s correct.
The Oldham ammeters shown are reading 1 amp when needle is at the letter "C" in "Charge". Rig
Topic: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine - Access
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2009 20:30:18   Subject: Gwynfynydd Gold Mine - Access
I endorse what Mr Simply says, but for more info please refer to my posting on the 'other' website.
Topic: Damage in Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2009 17:59:12   Subject: Damage in Smallcleugh
I did not want to get involved in this, however:

I was recently in a working mine watching hydraulically operated drilling rigs in action together with an automated conveyor system and unde
Topic: Coniston
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/04/2009 21:22:00   Subject: Coniston
Mr Jimbo's idea sounds better than mine and I go with it.

It’s also more logical as in computer directories and sub directories in the form of a tree, it’s the same in the Windows registry.
Topic: False flooring photos
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/04/2009 18:21:47   Subject: False flooring photos
This is for the benefit of the less knowledgeable, to most of you it will be old hat.

Levels can be either crosscuts or drives.
A crosscut is driven through barren rock to cut a vein a
Topic: Bat Pillars / Entrances
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/04/2009 20:14:50   Subject: Bat Pillars / Entrances
This is how its done when its not someone elses money

Frongoch adit shaft, capped by RF/WMS 2002

[photo]Personal-Album-128-Image-32071[/photo]

EDIT
It cost me abo
Topic: Coniston
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/04/2009 17:37:22   Subject: Coniston
My suggestion is to re-arrange areas such as this with a main and sub name system separated by a colon. For instance "Coniston Copper Mines: Hospital Level" and "Nenthead Mines: Smallcleugh"
In t
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/04/2009 09:45:26   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I have been using my lamp underground this weekend re-timbering at Frongoch.
I have to say that I am more than pleased; this lamp will run 2 Cree Q5s at 1050 mA each (AMC 7135 drivers) so must be
Topic: Prototype StenLight waterproof battery
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/04/2009 18:32:02   Subject: Prototype StenLight waterproof battery
Ha!
This has started Roy athinking
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/04/2009 18:30:37   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Beware the Oldham switch as well, use a little Vaseline or similar. One of my tests discovered a ridiculous 1.4 ohms at the switch, twiddling it caused the meter to drop to zero. When I used Oldhams '
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/03/2009 19:50:22   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
[quote="royfellows"]I will think about this one.

I have some results on testing etc.
The 2 parallel Li Ion power packs will not support 4 Crees, I now have them on direct drive and the
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/03/2009 19:30:36   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Hi Mr Morlock
This is an absolutely superb job and does you great credit.
How long did it take you to make?
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/03/2009 20:44:18   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Hi Mr Morlock, nice to hear from you again.

I would say that its basically the same as for any other high power LED such as Q5, and in that, its rather arbitrary as nothing appears to be en
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/03/2009 19:40:10   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
<<<< He's back!!!
Topic: Longrake in the 1980s
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/03/2009 09:03:43   Subject: Longrake in the 1980s
Nice photographs Martin, well done.
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/03/2009 12:11:53   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I have found where my avatar was hiding, he was in a back up disk hoping that he would not be noticed. My new lamp had frightened him away.
I shall try to coax him into wearing this and coming ba
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/03/2009 06:45:53   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I will think about this one.

I have some results on testing etc.
The 2 parallel Li Ion power packs will not support 4 Crees, I now have them on direct drive and they only run at half p
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/03/2009 18:21:05   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Again for the benefit of those who do not use the 'other' site.

I have had the big one up and running and been underground with it; however I have problems with the electronics in as much a
Topic: Britain's Best Drives - Wye Valley/ F.O.D
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/03/2009 22:21:10   Subject: Britain's Best Drives - Wye Valley/ F.O.D
Nice wheels.
Don’t get me going on cars though.
Many years ago I was full of enthusiasm but short on bread and bought a Sunbeam Talbot 90, this has an engine just over 2 litre and was the sa
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/03/2009 08:59:47   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I have never seen one of these.

As a heatsink I am sorry to say it would be useless as there has to be direct contact all the way from the LED mounting to whatever you hope will disipate th
Topic: Tesco torch Question??
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/03/2009 10:19:47   Subject: Tesco torch Question??
I owe you an apology as well Mr Knocker, I saw "AA" in original post and missed the "C" in yours!
My Tesco torches are the small AA size.
Topic: Tesco torch Question??
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/03/2009 19:59:55   Subject: Tesco torch Question??
[quote="Knocker"]I would say wihout a doubt over 100 lumens. I had a Cree Q5 on max power earlier and the Tesco C was outshining it, so that has to be in the region of 200lumens[/quote]

Sor
Topic: Old Gang
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/03/2009 21:09:18   Subject: Old Gang
I have just seen this and am not an expert at all on this area, however;
spoil with timbers protruding can in my experience indicate either of 2 things

1 They are the remaining upright
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/03/2009 18:42:42   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
I have just completed the dedicated charger designed to take 2 of the Li Ion power packs. The central red light indicates mains power, the others above each charge socket are red indicating on charge,
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/03/2009 10:13:09   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Advise
The deep adit itself is explorable in full wet gear to the point where it is blocked by a fall from the stope above.
At this point there is a winze with a very attractive kibble and o
Topic: Build Your Own Beam Engine for £12.50p
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2009 20:45:47   Subject: Build Your Own Beam Engine for £12.50p
[quote="PeteHall"][quote="royfellows"]
I have some serious fantasies about nurses, but its a family website.
Just changed my brand of lager, maybe some side effects.[/quote]

A fri
Topic: Build Your Own Beam Engine for £12.50p
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2009 19:25:49   Subject: Build Your Own Beam Engine for £12.50p
[quote="Gwyn"]Far from it for me to comment on the medical regime that various members are subject to, although, I do notice that one considers that the nurses are stealing his clothes! ;)
[/qu
Topic: Herodsfoot Shaft (photo)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/02/2009 18:59:51   Subject: Herodsfoot Shaft (photo)
[quote="ferret"]
stone linned too so should be fairly stable![/quote]

I would counsel some caution here in that sometimes the stone ginging is supported on timbers that are in turn sup
Topic: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/02/2009 16:27:58   Subject: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
I am currently doing some serious re-timbering in the Frongoch adit. The situation is far worse than I though and I would respectfully ask people to stay out for time being.
I dont believe that t
Topic: Power of Beam Engines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2009 17:58:44   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
In my first post:
"Without referencing any written work I would tend to suggest that actual horsepower is an arbitrary value."

Further
I don’t think anyone owes anyone an apology,
Topic: Power of Beam Engines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2009 15:03:48   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
[quote="Morlock"]Thanks Roy.
As you may gather I have a firm belief that the vacuum provides a considerable portion of the power in low pressure engines (40 PSI and lower).
This belief is ba
Topic: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2009 12:09:23   Subject: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
Hi Mr Skippy
So no. The next time up will be Easter.
Busy diggin in Wales this weekend.
Topic: Power of Beam Engines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2009 11:34:19   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
Gentlemen, as this discussion appears to be turning back towards the purpose of the condenser etc, I hope that you will both forgive me for this posting. The reason for this is that I feel that in my
Topic: Horse gins
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2009 20:21:02   Subject: Horse gins
Mr JR? (didnt you get shot a few years ago on TV?)

Joking aside, I have just learned something I didn't know, many thanks for that.
Topic: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2009 20:04:09   Subject: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Indeed, "as you were", please. One of the things I really like about this website is the real lack of political debate (otherwise known as pointless argument). In that respect i
Topic: Horse gins
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2009 19:36:38   Subject: Horse gins
Everyone knows what the one looks like, so here is the other

[photo]Alltycrib-Mixed-Mine-User-Album-Image-30158[/photo]
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