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Topic: Lamp cable failure
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 17:00:06   Subject: Lamp cable failure
[quote="gNick"]The problem is balancing the cable being mounted tight against the helmet to avoid snagging and giving it enough bend radius.

Mounting the glands at an angle to closer match
Topic: Lamp cable failure
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 12:00:45   Subject: Lamp cable failure
I think that the gland may be part of the equation. I was originally using the metal type (as shown in the picture) which were of Chinese manufacture and seemed to have more of a 'sharp pinch' that I
Topic: Lamp cable failure
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 09:45:37   Subject: Lamp cable failure
This applies to all lamps, mine and others, hence a general posting. I feel a need to raise awareness of this issue.
If something is put under stress it will fail.

The picture below sh
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2018 14:17:18   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
Interesting, it seems everyone wants the calendar, but just a few want a say in where the money goes
:lol:
Topic: Rude Nora 3
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/11/2018 16:23:41   Subject: Rude Nora 3
The long awaited Rude Nora 3 from Mr Biff is here, and can be seen at:

http://littlemonkeycaving.co.uk/Rude-Nora-3/

It has some interesting and novel features, and is dive rated.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/11/2018 16:59:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Thinking of my friends on here, an advance order has reduced Lynx X_12 to the last remaining headset. Happy to take advance order but could be after Christmas before lamp ready as awaiting Tesla cells
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/11/2018 11:37:19   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]What's that scurion imitator again....the 2200 rescue thing with the parabolic reflector, rather than matey's plastic optic. I wonder what that'
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/11/2018 08:30:47   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Very interesting comments.

I encourage you to send the Trigon in for a cheap fix, I don't support DIY if it needs internal parts or offer guidance! Its on the website.

The Lynx X
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/11/2018 15:42:13   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Scorpion TGX

Well, I am please to be able to say that the design is now finalised. The front glass diameter is reduced and the bezel deepened to take the new 42mm X 5mm thick laminated glas
Topic: Haverdale Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2018 19:41:30   Subject: Haverdale Mines
1878 Factory Act: Quarrys are any place not being a mine in which persons work in getting slate, stone, coal or other minerals. Which begs the question: what is a mine??

> Mine is a place w
Topic: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/11/2018 21:24:07   Subject: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
Highly recommended.
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2018 19:55:34   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
I will go with Goodluck Mine.

Properly constituted little club, take a look
http://www.goodluckmine.org.uk/page6.html

These small associations that work away quietly deserve
Topic: Nenthead Mill
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/10/2018 13:56:49   Subject: Nenthead Mill
Plenty of steel for digs going spare, hope some of it grew legs
;D
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2018 12:34:33   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
[quote="minexplorer"]Wont be long before pies an fry ups get banned by vegetarian pressure groups eh...[/quote]

:thumbsup:

Tails that try to wag the dog!

Democracy wil
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2018 11:53:53   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have just had a lamp returned due to complete failure, I am not proud of this but there is an interesting lesson here.

What had happened was that some insulation had moved upon assembly a
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 16:47:35   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
Joking aside, the book will be well worth having.
I am hoping to get a signed copy, if you are reading this Ioan.
:lol:
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 16:46:08   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="royfellows"]What makes you think that they mean "depth"?[/quote]
Reading "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" as a kid, I felt let down for that same reason.[/quote]
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 15:31:45   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
What makes you think that they mean "depth"?
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2018 17:45:01   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Update

Campsite Facilities

These have been booked, 4 additional portallos plus one disabled portaloo, 4 unit shower unit. This is additional to one permanent toilet and ladies a
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2018 16:08:00   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
I have been quite a loose cannon in my time, at one time many years ago upsetting PCG. With age comes wisdom, or so it is said, and I came to realise that there is a way of going about things.
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2018 14:18:46   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I can just about remember how we found mines to visit before the internet. We searched books like Dines, or other more popular mining histories and managed to find places someho
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2018 08:23:59   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
Cornwall is Cornwall, not mid Wales, the Land of the Free, mine exploration wise. I believe the code of silence is generally known, as I have jokingly said before "No mines round here mate".
Up u
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2018 09:02:02   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
I second thread deletion. The OP will understand.
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2018 16:14:55   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
and all enjoy it while you can before it gets sealed up after it being plastered all over the Internet.
Topic: Ystrad Einion
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/10/2018 20:10:43   Subject: Ystrad Einion
What the aluminium builders ladder!!!

:lol:
Topic: Bwlch Glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/10/2018 20:08:51   Subject: Bwlch Glas
[quote="rufenig"]Usual caveat, "They were good when they were fitted."
You must make your own judgement when you check them.

By the way.
A short length of caving ladder will make
Topic: Ystrad Einion
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/10/2018 17:22:10   Subject: Ystrad Einion
:lol::lol::lol:

Actually part of a shed I demolished.
Topic: Ystrad Einion
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/10/2018 12:47:41   Subject: Ystrad Einion
Anybody have any idea how old the catwalk is over the flooded stope?

(Warning: trick question)
:lol:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/10/2018 09:41:14   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi peeps

At risk of becoming a bore I have to reproduce, with name edited, this email received.

STARTS

Hi Roy,

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say h
Topic: Hemerdon
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/10/2018 21:05:12   Subject: Hemerdon
Share trading on the Australia exchange has been suspended for while, this is latest update from their website:

9 October 2018
Funding position update
Specialty metals producer, W
Topic: Item found - mid wales mine
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 09/10/2018 21:14:09   Subject: Item found - mid wales mine
A couple of inquiries not the item, I had better be more explicit.
It was at Henfwlch, put down and forgotten outside the adit portal.
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/10/2018 12:19:04   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Reality check

All energy forms are potentially dangerous. Any electric battery is a means of holding an electrical charge and if short circuited can cause fire or injury.

Of cou
Topic: Item found - mid wales mine
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 09/10/2018 09:37:34   Subject: Item found - mid wales mine
If anyone has lost something at or near a mine in mid Wales in the last week please PM me
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/10/2018 14:49:06   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Scorpion TGX, more design changes.

I have improved the laminated glass which is now 5mm and am redesigning the front with new faceplates to accommodate this.
Test results are startling
Topic: DIY lampbuilding - cheap ally headsets etc
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/10/2018 16:50:34   Subject: DIY lampbuilding - cheap ally headsets etc
There is some real bargains here could suit some DIY lamp enthusiast.

http://www.customduo.co.uk/Bazaar/
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 16:26:54   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="royfellows"]I now have a secret weapon for the photography. The 32K torch![/quote]

That's lumens, not £?! ;D[/quote]

Lumens. I can take decent pics hand
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 13:17:07   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Unsure about ACC but people used to do through trips, I had a conversation with someone once about it.
I was once in Western Shaft at adit level and was talking to people on the surface, I had to
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 09:02:33   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Thats good. Caplecleugh with gloop
Must remember that
:lol:
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2018 08:51:38   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
I have not got round to this as yet as still busy elsewhere.

I just go for it, as long as no nose is clear I can breath OK. A buoyancy aid such as a life jacket or old inner tube would prob
Topic: Rampgill Level
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/10/2018 21:34:58   Subject: Rampgill Level
Water levels are good news as I will be up later in the month and want to do my fish trip now its possible again. I fully expect some 'fun' in the shale level though.
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/10/2018 21:33:16   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
[quote="alex17595"]
When you look down the chutes on the right hand sides, is this level 3 below? Or it is some false floor in the middle? I could see an awful lot of wood down there.[/quote]
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/10/2018 18:58:03   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
I m back
I am not very well but trying to stay on my feet.

False floors on no 3.
There is the obvious when you go onto Principal Lode as you come in, see the hole in the floor thr
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/10/2018 17:53:08   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
Big mine.
I will come back on this as I feel a bit off just now.
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/10/2018 15:55:42   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
[quote="alex17595"]

I did see the Eastern ladderway, is this the one with the bottom ladder missing?
[/quote]

Yes, you need SRT for that and finally the short vertical with
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/10/2018 13:00:29   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
[quote="alex17595"]They are available on the files section of this facebook group. The full resolution Parc plans are plans 1+2.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/403467143451765/files/
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 24/09/2018 13:24:31   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
I think that Morlock hit the nail on the head, even if it was jest. The paper needs peer review.
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 24/09/2018 11:01:49   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Thinking about what I have written, I could have said "a conductor in its own right", except all of these attempts at simplification are actually wrong. The only scientifically correct way to describe
Topic: Smallcleugh Dig - Big Push
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/09/2018 10:54:45   Subject: Smallcleugh Dig - Big Push
Yes looks good even if it doesn't satisfy my RSJ fetish

I may be up next month, depends on the weather.
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 24/09/2018 09:27:56   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
I think a few words of explanation will be helpful as well.

1/ Where a cell degrades and falls to zero volts or less.

Less than zero relates to a condition whereby the cell beco
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 23/09/2018 21:09:44   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
Look at the authorship.

Conditions can be created in a lab that would not happen in practice and the findings of such be used to fuel $cares.

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