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Topic: Remote exploration developments
ttxela

Forum: Europe   Posted: 07/08/2017 11:35:25   Subject: Remote exploration developments
So is that an 'above water' scan of part of the mine? Presumably here -

[link]102073[linkphoto]102073[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Remote exploration developments
ttxela

Forum: Europe   Posted: 07/08/2017 10:53:55   Subject: Remote exploration developments
Can't open Twitter at work (presumably lest we while away the hours idly hooked on the latest from Mr Trump)

Have they got their device down the Ecton Pipe? Last I heard various permissions
Topic: Event reminder: Parys trip 23rd Sept
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/08/2017 22:02:28   Subject: Event reminder: Parys trip 23rd Sept
Fairy snuff

Just didn't want to be the plonka that turns up to an SRT trip and announces he can't do SRT :lol:
Topic: Event reminder: Parys trip 23rd Sept
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/08/2017 14:59:28   Subject: Event reminder: Parys trip 23rd Sept
I see SRT kit is mentioned, is this an SRT trip? (I am not competent in SRT :( )
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 03/08/2017 14:19:33   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]2/8/17 Surrey Sand Mine[/b]

An evening trip to a small sand mine, discretion is required so no photos sadly.

A pretty little site though and worth the drive down from Cambs to
Topic: IS Tunnels
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2017 12:29:56   Subject: IS Tunnels
http://a.msn.com/01/en-gb/BBDnkP4?ocid=se

Stumbled across this today which may be of interest.
Topic: July 31st one hundred years ago.
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/07/2017 09:54:19   Subject: July 31st one hundred years ago.
Sir John Norton-Griffiths the fellow in charge is well worth reading up on as he had a very colourful life. I believe he had some trouble in convincing those in charge that tunnelling was going to be
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 29/07/2017 22:33:01   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]21-23/7/17 WCMS BBQ Weekend[/b]

The annual BBQ weekend at the WCMS welsh cottage, Mrs T came along and we camped, slightly showery at times but not too bad. A pleasant weekend and good c
Topic: Event reminder: Parys trip 23rd Sept
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/07/2017 09:21:06   Subject: Event reminder: Parys trip 23rd Sept
Yes, I'm still on for this :)

I'm doing the SRT course at Plas-y-Brenin the Sunday afterwards.
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Conference Proceedings
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2017 15:33:29   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Conference Proceedings
A kind offer but since it's still perfectly readable I'll struggle on with one copy, Mrs T already queries the necessity for so much printed matter about the place, duplicating things may be seen as a
Topic: NAMHO 2014 Conference Proceedings
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2017 09:38:07   Subject: NAMHO 2014 Conference Proceedings
Good lord!

I still have my copy, although it has a large tea-stain on the corner of all the pages due to a nocturnal beverage incident so may only be worth £50 :confused:
Topic: The Bridge of Peril
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/07/2017 09:29:11   Subject: The Bridge of Peril
[quote="sinker"][quote="dwarrowdelf"]I better leave all those rocks and stones I carry around in my pockets at home me thinks :blink:[/quote]

A secret Mineral Collector! :lol: :lol: :lol:[/
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 19/07/2017 22:34:02   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]14-16/7/17 Peak Weekend[/b]

My former assistant and her family joined me for weekend in the Peak District. We stayed at Magpie Mine.

[link]112256[linkphoto]112256[/linkphoto]
Topic: Mine acoustics
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 18/07/2017 16:27:43   Subject: Mine acoustics
The Nerja showcave in Spain has a concert venue with permanent fixed seating underground. It's all natural not mined though.

Not far from my sister-in-laws house :)
Topic: Mine acoustics
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/07/2017 15:20:36   Subject: Mine acoustics
As I recall the perfectly spherical chambers in Excelsior tunnel had interesting acoustics, what with being specifically designed to collect vibrations?

I also recall blowing my nose in a r
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 11/07/2017 12:59:14   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]8/7/17 Reigate Cave Day[/b]
Only the morning for me due to an engagement in Peterborough in the early evening. A change of scene too as I spent the morning at Tunnel Road. A spot of back marki
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 11/07/2017 12:56:05   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]5/7/17 Babraham Bioscience Trust[/b]

We have an R&D unit on the BBT campus and whist visiting there I had lunch in their new canteen building. To my delight the building work had uncover
Topic: Our Industrial Heartland - Cleveland Ironstone
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/07/2017 09:47:23   Subject: Our Industrial Heartland - Cleveland Ironstone
They are rather splendid, could you do the same underground?
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/07/2017 22:20:57   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
I found some pictures of the wire ladder I made. Looks like it was back in 2010.

Detail of the jig for spacing rungs;
[link]112172[linkphoto]112172[/linkphoto][/link]

Rungs
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2017 16:29:43   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
I had heard this regarding electron ladders and it gave me some pause for thought whilst making mine.

I believe the core in the wire is to hold lubricant for the wires? :confused:

Topic: Box Jacks entrance
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/07/2017 16:20:21   Subject: Box Jacks entrance
Oh dear, this is all very sad, I was under the impression that ownership of the quarries was uncertain?

Is the plan to bar all access? :(
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 21:52:39   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
[quote="Wormster"]

Roy, its a precious thing that you do, and, I for one am glad that you do, it keeps places open for us to see, Rave on my man!!!!!!![/quote]

Seconded, very muc
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2017 09:24:30   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
I had a go at making an electron ladder once by the 'pin and resin' method. My first attempt I must have not mixed the resin correctly as if you stood on one rung for long enough you could use it as a
Topic: Research help - Wild animals in mines
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2017 11:38:04   Subject: Research help - Wild animals in mines
I have a vague recollection of a story doing the rounds a few years back of someone meeting a bear in a silver mine - obviously not in the UK though.

Anyone else recall the details?
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 30/06/2017 12:46:57   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]22-26/6/17 NAMHO 2017[/b]

I had intended to travel down on Wednesday but I snapped a wheel stud and had to replace it - finally got the car packed up though!

[link]112125[link
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2017 12:24:12   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
The fellow who sold 'Second Chance' body armour used to regularly demonstrate it by being shot in the chest back in the early 90's. They didn't use a .50AE though.

Maybe try the Encyclopedi
Topic: NAHMO 2017
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 26/06/2017 20:59:19   Subject: NAHMO 2017
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="royfellows"]Off early tomorrow and a quick heads up for anyone going who hasn't met me (You may not have missed much)
Look for blue Skoda RS, big tent, bigger mouth, s
Topic: NORTHERN IRELAND MINES ACCESS
ttxela

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 14/06/2017 21:58:52   Subject: NORTHERN IRELAND MINES ACCESS
Hello Pete

I was wondering this myself having just acquired a book on Iron Mines there and contemplating another trip across for Mrs T to see her relatives......
Topic: INTERNSHIP FOR A MINE GEOLOGY STUDENT
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2017 21:57:15   Subject: INTERNSHIP FOR A MINE GEOLOGY STUDENT
Best of luck finding somewhere although I cannot help I'm afraid.

When you do it would be grand to see some photos (if permitted) :thumbup:
Topic: Derbyshire lead mines
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/06/2017 11:54:45   Subject: Derbyshire lead mines
You could easily spend all day in Masson if you are the type that likes to look around and examine rather than march through at top speed......;D
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 10/06/2017 21:27:22   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]10/6/17 Barons Cave[/b]

Another lovely day showing people around, perfect weather too!

[link]111828[linkphoto]111828[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/06/2017 21:21:21   Subject: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
Ah, I see. Thanks for the clarification. If I do visit it won't be until July - but if the current situation is still ongoing then I will certainly take pictures of what I find.
Topic: North Wales Slate Industry Sites 1980s
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2017 21:19:48   Subject: North Wales Slate Industry Sites 1980s
I was still at school for most of the 1980's but many family holidays were spent in North Wales. We often visited the normal tourist mines but although a keen hillwalker my Dad wasn't much into mines
Topic: St. Ives
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/06/2017 21:12:12   Subject: St. Ives
Ah, for a moment I though this was a topic about my home town, but I'm guessing you mean the [i]other[/i] St Ives!

Botallack is spectacliar of course :thumbsup:

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Topic: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/06/2017 21:04:06   Subject: Graffiti Vandalism in Holme bank
;( oh cr*p

Is it me or is this sort of thing on the rise a bit?

I was going to enquire after the current access situation and if things had been resolved at all since a trip the
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 08/06/2017 13:02:35   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]7/6/17 Marden Mine[/b]

A WCMS evening trip into Marden mine. Primarily for me to re-familiarise myself with the place since its several years since I last visited and I am helping with t
Topic: Hi from Cornwall
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/06/2017 21:12:12   Subject: Hi from Cornwall
Whilst the dangers of false floors and other hazards are very real and not to be taken lightly I suspect a significant proportion of people on here began by exploring holes they found whilst out walki
Topic: Dudley Caverns (photo)
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/06/2017 16:56:16   Subject: Dudley Caverns (photo)
[quote="Morlock"][quote="ttxela"]I believe on occasions its possible to canoe/kayak through the tunnel (by agreement) which might be rather jolly![/quote]

I suspect those days are long gone
Topic: Dudley Caverns (photo)
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/06/2017 14:17:23   Subject: Dudley Caverns (photo)
I believe on occasions its possible to canoe/kayak through the tunnel (by agreement) which might be rather jolly!
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 1st of June
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/06/2017 12:31:36   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 1st of June
Hard to tell, he didn't have his horse with him at the time - unless it was in his pocket....
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 1st of June
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/06/2017 11:49:26   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 1st of June
I had a good wander around there some years back whilst camping nearby.

I met a fellow up there who described a large near spherical chamber he said he had rode his horse into.

Topic: Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/06/2017 09:42:11   Subject: Apedale Heritage Centre - Extended Mine Trips
It's well worth it, don't miss the oatcakes in the canteen either :thumbup:
Topic: High Wycombe
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 31/05/2017 12:47:42   Subject: High Wycombe
This does seem to confirm it's an air raid shelter;

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden/trails/monument-walk-at-hughenden
Topic: High Wycombe
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 31/05/2017 09:05:24   Subject: High Wycombe
If it went right I think it probably would lead underneath the ice house surface structure which the Air Ministry used as a mapping room. The national Trust have a display in there but I don't think a
Topic: High Wycombe
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 30/05/2017 22:32:19   Subject: High Wycombe
The entrance was here;

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=486091&y=195407&z=110&sv=486091,195407&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=711&ax=486091&ay=195407&lm=0
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 30/05/2017 21:56:46   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]27/5/17 Hell Fire Caves[/b]

After my stroll around the countryside on Saturday I made it back to the Hell Fire caves for a look around, they were larger than I imagined and were quite we
Topic: High Wycombe
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 30/05/2017 21:50:34   Subject: High Wycombe
I think air raid shelter is probably right, it's hard to see exactly what is through the door at the end (the entrance was securely grilled) I wondered if it might be quite extensive though given the
Topic: High Wycombe
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 30/05/2017 15:44:03   Subject: High Wycombe
Anyone know anything more about the tunnel under the Icehouse?

I guess it must be part of the 'Hillside' Air Ministry set-up but the only stuff online seems to be about the Ice House buildi
Topic: High Wycombe
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 30/05/2017 11:15:55   Subject: High Wycombe
Well although the fellow was very aggressive it didn't spoil my day, I rather appreciated the comic element of it.

Better if you enter an argument to have an aim in mind, having already off
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 29/05/2017 22:04:42   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]27/5/17 Hughenden Manor[/b]

Having dropped Mrs T off at her conference I headed for the Hell Fire Caves car park, once there a sign informed me that the caves didn't open until 11am and
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