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Topic: Hafna Lead Mine Video
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/09/2018 11:19:33   Subject: Hafna Lead Mine Video
[quote="Praada"]Hi Paul,

That CAL link to ask for permission doesn't work, what are the restrictions in place for users wanting to enter? There are 5 of us wanting to make this trip but onl
Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/09/2018 22:32:55   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
[quote="Rheidol United"]I wonder how accurate the 80 feet measurement is... how deep would you say is the shaft before becoming blocked Roy?[/quote]

I will have a look at OT Jones in the mo
Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/09/2018 18:19:54   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
Being a fast mover I have just uploaded some pics, a few years back, 1996.

Engine Shaft from just above the wheel pit.

[link]115960[linkphoto]115960[/linkphoto][/link]

Topic: Dog rescue from mineshaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/09/2018 09:46:08   Subject: Dog rescue from mineshaft
I have counted 20 rescuers in the photo but cannot see any helicopters.
Years ago a dog fell down Francis's Shaft at Goginan and Simon Hughes and a couple of his mates rescued it. No fuss, no bo
Topic: Goginan Taylors Incline
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/09/2018 18:35:33   Subject: Goginan Taylors Incline
This is just a heads up that the gate is now padlocked.
This is because the site is used for family events and children have been going in. Access is easy to anyone with the BCA insurance, just c
Topic: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/09/2018 18:15:30   Subject: Smallcleugh dig, sherpa event
The work being done here is important to us all. It is unfortunate that I will not be up to help, I have a lot going on at the moment.
All I can say is "Good luck"
Topic: Hafna Lead Mine Video
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/09/2018 17:49:17   Subject: Hafna Lead Mine Video
[quote="Paul Marvin"]

Parc Lead Mine coming soon ;)[/quote]

email on the way
Topic: Calendar 2019 - just one month left to fill!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/08/2018 19:42:37   Subject: Calendar 2019 - just one month left to fill!
Try asking for some surface shots, they can always say its a brick factory
:lol:
Topic: Calendar 2019 - just one month left to fill!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2018 21:25:23   Subject: Calendar 2019 - just one month left to fill!
[quote="SimonRL"]

Cornwall - in 12 years we've only ever had 2 Cornish images

[/quote]

"No mines round here mate"
Topic: Stenlight parts
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/08/2018 21:23:33   Subject: Stenlight parts
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="royfellows"]
Chinese junk?
:lol:[/quote]

Well... they do say ".....fire" on them.

They're charging on my desk. Nt risking leaving them unatten
Topic: Stenlight parts
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/08/2018 14:18:28   Subject: Stenlight parts
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="royfellows"]The battery box looks very good.
I assume that the cells are connected in series and not parallel?

As I understand it, Stenlights wont work below
Topic: Stenlight parts
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/08/2018 11:18:32   Subject: Stenlight parts
[quote="SimonRL"]Stens work on 6-18V.[/quote]

http://www.stenlight.com/tech-faq.htm
Topic: Stenlight parts
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/08/2018 11:06:41   Subject: Stenlight parts
The battery box looks very good.
I assume that the cells are connected in series and not parallel?

As I understand it, Stenlights wont work below 5.2V.
No disrespect, but I think
Topic: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/08/2018 11:12:36   Subject: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
I concur with this as there is a 'thingy' in front of the building that matches both photographs.
Sorry about the false lead.
Topic: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/08/2018 16:27:36   Subject: Photo query: Fotty & Bowydd
I would say here, the building being modified at some later date by addition of chimney etc. It does look like an addition in my photo?

[link]25180[linkphoto]25180[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Long Rake Name Clarification
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2018 16:22:48   Subject: Long Rake Name Clarification
Without coming across as a killjoy the above posts explain why the owners want people to stay out. I certainly do. Plenty of other mines to explore assuming one is in sufficient health to enjoy them.<
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/08/2018 15:52:42   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Back to the TGX, just completed duration test.

Standard Mode gave full light for 12 hours then went into a 'slow death' cycle for up to 20 hours when light was that low as to be practically
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/08/2018 09:30:16   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The MagnumStar is ridiculously heavy but is was the platform which was the first caplamp to put 1000 lumens on someones head.
Since then things have moved forward a lot.

Issue up until
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2018 21:45:00   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]My Trigon and MS both need some love. At some point, I'll have to send them.
[/quote]

You been saying this for 12 months, I dont look out for th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2018 17:33:14   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
After the fall of the Samurai in the late 19th century they were forbidden to carry the swords in public or wear the 'topknot' in their hair. Those caught were publicly humiliated by having the topkno
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2018 15:11:12   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Last of the big bat cookers :(

A sad sentence to read.

It's like saying you are exiting the world of building dragsters and getting a job
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/08/2018 22:35:03   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Got it wrong anyway. original low voltage circuit didn't need the relay as all was same voltage, just used a MOSFET to switch the load.
Its the time of night. I'm off to bed, had enough.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/08/2018 21:36:12   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Back again
Chris, you have jerked my memory.
Originally I envisaged this lamp as a return to low voltage and drew my schematic accordingly but using your method, a FET and diode. However I
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/08/2018 20:26:08   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi Chris

The toggle switches I normally use are rated to IP67. I now fit rubber boots and seal the threads to uprate this, but would feel uncomfortable using this method for this series of
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/08/2018 17:35:59   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The Scorpion TGX

This is posted exclusively to aditnow for the lamp buffs as the lamp is still undergoing testing and evaluation as at this time is not in production. So far its showing gre
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/08/2018 14:35:33   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Good luck anyway, I am back home.

From your poke, it doesn't look as big a job as first appeared anyway.
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/08/2018 13:58:31   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
I still think a look 'upstairs' would be a good idea, what if the fall is the lot and nothing above it?

Years ago I dug out one of the hoppers in Scaleburn when working with John L which wa
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 22:28:35   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
I think that John is giving good advice here, so I will describe the 'easy' way entry was gained.

It was Heb and I who did it, and when we had cut out the timbers, one was sticking out. It
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 10:36:29   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
At Cwmystwyth I did actually get 4 of the 12 foot spans in on my own. You have to get your body weight beneath them, your centre of gravity is at your belt buckle. True.
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 10:25:47   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Actually, I went in and did it my own way before I left for home.
Struggled a bit with the RSJs on my own.

[link]115783[linkphoto]115783[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 09:31:11   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
[quote="moorlandmineral"]That doesn’t look like a hopper collapse... it looks more like stope slope come crashing down.... Do you remember you found a way up in the roof along second sun vein and it w
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/08/2018 13:19:37   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
They are not idiots but are acting like idiots due to lack of awareness, as a lot of us did to start with with.

[link]115780[linkphoto]115780[/linkphoto][/link]

So what do you al
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/08/2018 11:55:59   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
I dont know whether this will work out but after a bit of thinking I have just registered the domain safe-explore.co.uk.

I will prepare a 'safe explore' logo of a 'smiley' with helmet and f
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/08/2018 10:29:44   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
It gets worse!

https://www.facebook.com/people/Barenaked-Caving/100004058753363
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 10:07:42   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
[quote="moorlandmineral"]Have u any pics of it?[/quote]

[link]115779[linkphoto]115779[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/08/2018 09:42:57   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
I am dealing with this.

Thing to remember from our lofty heights is that many of us were muppets at one time, its just that today we have YouTube introduced into the equation. We need new y
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/07/2018 22:26:43   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Paul, your an ace. Extremely well done.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/07/2018 09:21:24   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
I am on the look out for illegal off roaders at Cwmystwyth and sooner or later maybe get pics with numbers etc, I will see how the police respond to that.
They drive right past the signs which is
Topic: Mineral rights legal advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2018 16:16:17   Subject: Mineral rights legal advice
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"].... and the major major PLC firm being held up for years over a quibble in this area speaks volumes.

[/quote]

maybe more about the pace t
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 12:17:57   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
A successful prosecution would be all the proof needed. Insufficient evidence = no prosecution.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 11:58:07   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
I would not start locking anything as its directly against my principles and those of the trust or companies I am involved with.

Obvious action is to confront anyone caught taking gear and
Topic: Mineral rights legal advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2018 09:27:53   Subject: Mineral rights legal advice
Not exactly what you are asking for, and you are possibly already aware but a copy of "History and Practice of the Law of Mines and Minerals" by Jean Cantlie Stewart.
But note the publication dat
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 09:18:44   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="royfellows"]Reading the riot act.

I have noted this weekend that a black 12mm handline has been removed from Talybont. It is of very little value, if any, however there is a princip
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 08:52:23   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
We have laws in this country to protect property rights and 'slaps' or whatever do not belong. Anyone acting in this way will get themselves into trouble.

I have said what my position is an
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/07/2018 12:09:02   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Nothing sinister - I'll message you :-)[/quote]

Cheers
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/07/2018 12:01:39   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I fully sympathise Roy. But I can't help but see how your policy as stated could backfire. Which would be an immense shame.[/quote]

Would you be so kind as to explain
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/07/2018 11:02:43   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
Reading the riot act.

I have noted this weekend that a black 12mm handline has been removed from Talybont. It is of very little value, if any, however there is a principle involved.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/07/2018 22:23:48   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
Its the bogies that worry me as they are a common artefact theft. I wonder if they could be marked with a set of punches, "CMT" or maybe a security pen.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/07/2018 14:48:27   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="gNick"]
There are those who disagree with fixed rigging but stealing it is not an answer.
[/quote]

I have had similar problems and will not hesitate to ban anyone caught
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 23/07/2018 11:44:37   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
What are water levels like in the mine?
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