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Topic: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2012 21:57:02   Subject: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Surely 5,000 tons of concrete is an over the top estimate?

I thought the plant on the IOW went bust a few years ago,and that the turbines are wholy made in Scandinavia,alth
Topic: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2012 20:52:03   Subject: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
[quote="fjällvandring"]I think that any form of energy has ups and downs, I would much rather see wind farms everywhere than have nuclear power. If a few birds fly into them then that's unfortunate bu
Topic: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2012 22:36:21   Subject: Proposed Nuclear Dump in the lake district
[quote="ChrisJC"]It's funny how we are so paranoid about the long term effects of 'nuclear' things, yet the havoc we are wreaking on the environment with our conspicuous over consumption of just about
Topic: Information required if possible
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/12/2012 18:42:48   Subject: Information required if possible
Hopefully you're going to hang about a bit and contribute to the forum and not just ****** off once you have got your information.
Topic: Miners in Kensington and Chelsea
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2012 17:36:23   Subject: Miners in Kensington and Chelsea
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]
Is there a catagory in there for telephone sanitisers? :lol:[/quote]

Put them on an Ark ship and send them to Gologafrincham!
Topic: Information required if possible
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/12/2012 11:55:45   Subject: Information required if possible
County record office and the MK1 eyeball are your best bet then!
Topic: Information required if possible
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/12/2012 19:38:05   Subject: Information required if possible
Welcome to the nuthouse fiend, pull up a chair, pour yourself a brew and settle in...................

Have you tried the "Search" option? its up there at the top of the screen :thumbup:
Topic: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/12/2012 12:23:23   Subject: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]
I don't know - I think someone with evil intent (or preferably two or three) could have quite a lot of fun spooking up the spookers! :lol:[/quote]

Didn't some o
Topic: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2012 14:24:59   Subject: Anyone fancy going Ghost Hunting at a Secret Mine? £17.50
What a load of old tosh!

Well if gullible folk want to be parted from their hard earned ca$h I suppose they have a right to!

I for one would not bother going on such an event!
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/12/2012 14:27:44   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
I can't help feeling that this application like most of the others is just "pie in the sky" thinking. Some "gentlefolk in London" sitting behind desks dreaming up useless ideas, that, will eventually
Topic: Cwmorthin abseil
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/12/2012 22:20:25   Subject: Cwmorthin abseil
[quote="simonrl"]You are confused old chap :)[/quote]

Ah fairy snuff, disregard my original comment then!
Topic: Cwmorthin abseil
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/12/2012 21:54:28   Subject: Cwmorthin abseil
Isn't it *that* drop where darkstar had a moment back in 09, or am I confusing the description with somewhere else in there?
Topic: capping job gone wrong!
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/11/2012 10:22:51   Subject: capping job gone wrong!
Shouldn't be so difficult to cap now, considering that a load of soil and a wacking gurt lump of machinery fell in t'ole ;D :lol: ;D :lol:
Topic: Hello im pretty new to mining...
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/11/2012 18:42:35   Subject: Hello im pretty new to mining...
Welcome to the nuthouse.

Throw us a bone........... and tell us where you're based, you might get some locations!
Topic: Boulby Mine Visits
Wormster

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/11/2012 19:49:09   Subject: Boulby Mine Visits
Hey a few of the folk from the Belfry are keen to visit Boulby mine.

Are they still running deep trips and if so who's the best person to contact?

many thanks


(o
Topic: Adrenaline Ahoy!
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/10/2012 14:00:21   Subject: Adrenaline Ahoy!
WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT!!!!
Topic: New Member -
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/10/2012 11:24:23   Subject: New Member -
Yeah - don't fall down T'owd Man's Ole!

Welcome to the nuthouse!
Topic: Page Viewing - Firefox 15
Wormster

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 15/09/2012 01:06:22   Subject: Page Viewing - Firefox 15
Hmm,

Am using a macbook with OSX 10.5.8 I recently updated to Firefox 15.0.1 - ever since that update A/N doesn't fill the screen - using keyboard/menu controls to zoom in alters the text s
Topic: To Petzl or not to Petzl? American Alternatives?
Wormster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 07/09/2012 15:23:51   Subject: To Petzl or not to Petzl? American Alternatives?
Can't see much difference in the PMI ascenders and the Petzl ones. Descenders are a different matter though!

Rather than going for septic or cheeze eating kit, what about the spagetti stuff
Topic: and here is another n00b
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/09/2012 19:13:58   Subject: and here is another n00b
A few interesting bits 'n bobs to do up ere on Mendip lad!
Topic: Longest UK mine through-trip?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/08/2012 22:40:05   Subject: Longest UK mine through-trip?
says in small voice:

Jacks to Backdoor via the "rest" of Box - must be a few miles of passage there!


(I'm sure one of the "Flatminers" will pop up later and confirm this!!
Topic: Toughest Place to be a Miner
Wormster

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 21/08/2012 16:10:20   Subject: Toughest Place to be a Miner
[quote="somersetminer"]
the miners would do better to pool their resources and get some basic earthmoving stuff and a licence, the gold looked that shallow. aint gonna happen while they're nickin
Topic: Could make long asscents a bit easier
Wormster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 20/08/2012 15:53:00   Subject: Could make long asscents a bit easier
HMMMMM, where's the 3'rd point of attachment? (croll) its gunna be carp without - suspension trauma and all that, plus those tapes will wear out very quickly!!
Topic: Toughest Place to be a Miner
Wormster

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 20/08/2012 15:39:43   Subject: Toughest Place to be a Miner
TBH the whole thing was contrived, I mean taking a 21st mine rescue operative and bunging him in a developing post soviet economy was always going to be "good telly" for the average punter.

Topic: Shameless commercial plug - revised StenLight and new battery box!
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/08/2012 23:37:30   Subject: Shameless commercial plug - revised StenLight and new battery box!
How much for just the "innards" - biff tells me that the hall effect diodes in the switch mech have gone south on mine ,all the other bits are fine (power from the battery, leds flash up when power i
Topic: A good read
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2012 23:55:58   Subject: A good read
"The 33"

An account of the rescue of 33 miners trapped 688 meters underground.

I was given this book back at crimbo last year, read it from cover to cover in a matter of hours an
Topic: Emergency air
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/08/2012 22:00:24   Subject: Emergency air
[quote="JamieC"]How sensitive are most gas meters and what is their reaction time? Also do they have a pump drawing air past the sensors?, basically will they detect gases quickly enough for the user
Topic: Emergency air
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/08/2012 18:38:40   Subject: Emergency air
Gentlemen, gentlemen please.................no fighting in the war room!!

I've been watching this topic for a few days now before commenting.

Legalites aside, SRT and BA sounds d
Topic: buying an old mine
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 19:36:38   Subject: buying an old mine
[quote="JR"]And if I do will I be enlightened ?
:blink:[/quote]

No enlightnment lies at the bottom of a pint glass!!
Topic: buying an old mine
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 16:07:29   Subject: buying an old mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]We need to get a team of knot experts together quickly to mend them.[/quote]

S'gunna be a bit of a mess at the poles, and, we're going to need a LOT of string. I wond
Topic: buying an old mine
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 12:40:20   Subject: buying an old mine
HAHA best we all drag out the tinfoil hats and Faraday cages then!!!!
Topic: Introducing myself and my interests - Somerset and Durham
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/07/2012 23:35:04   Subject: Introducing myself and my interests - Somerset and Durham
How be on?? from the 'shire, went to a Denning wedding last weekend! no good to you boy as 'es a sparky mind you he does live over to where you'm be on about!

I'm no good with the papers, b
Topic: Best wellies
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2012 22:51:51   Subject: Best wellies
My self bailing wet cave dickes steelies were 15squid new a few years back and a good boot they were then and the freebie dry Accifort steelies are fangtastic too! - best of both reely 2 decent pairs
Topic: Shrinking Warmbacs?
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/05/2012 05:41:07   Subject: Shrinking Warmbacs?
They do tend to shrink over time, the trick is to buy one slightly larger than your body size!
Topic: evening all....
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/05/2012 20:41:37   Subject: evening all....
[quote="simonrl"][quote="ebgb"]tried to reply to a couple of PM's but'll not let me [/quote]

I have activated PM access for you now ebgb. It's a by request feature - that's how we keep your
Topic: SRT? why bother? try this!
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2012 18:16:17   Subject: SRT? why bother? try this!
[quote="Vanoord"]
Just wondering *exactly* how one would rig one... :bored:[/quote]

Very carefully I would think :lol:
Topic: Stonesfield Slate Mine...advice..does anybody know anything abou this.
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/03/2012 16:11:52   Subject: Stonesfield Slate Mine...advice..does anybody know anything abou this.
[quote="Andyreno205"]I'd Rather I didn't have a shaft descending who know's how far, under my house. ;([/quote]

Mind you there are those of us that would be very happy with such an occuranc
Topic: Stonesfield Slate Mine...advice..does anybody know anything abou this.
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/03/2012 11:08:37   Subject: Stonesfield Slate Mine...advice..does anybody know anything abou this.
[quote="viewer"]have you seen this website?

http://homepage.mac.com/andyletcher/My%20Website/page14/page14.html

some good pictures of a shaft[/quote]

GOOOD GRIEF! - no
Topic: British Miners in Malaya 1888-1915
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2012 10:24:49   Subject: British Miners in Malaya 1888-1915
One of my Aunts went out there (New Guinea) in the early 1900's to set up a misson hospital (she had been in Coolgardie before hand - having travelled out from the uk). A little quote from the family
Topic: Dorothea Quarry
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/03/2012 18:32:14   Subject: Dorothea Quarry
[quote="MossSphere"]They don't need to remove the slate - there's a nice big dangerous bottomless pit full of water on site already!

For safety reasons it makes sense to make it a little b
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/03/2012 11:45:17   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Wormster"]Its a little known fact that a Trafalgar class sub can produce 2Mw of power,[/quote]

Think that's a bit on the low side. ;)[/quote]

Yeah I was
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2012 21:06:01   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Well to me and the man on the "Clapham Omibus" it would make sense, but, the Poindexters in Whitehall different matter entirely!
Topic: Dorothea Quarry
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2012 17:53:12   Subject: Dorothea Quarry
C'mon folks we've all seen this sort of thing before, remember the plan to turn the old quarries in Llamberis into some sort of ski resort, well where's that gone eh??

The cynic in me think
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2012 17:37:01   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Its a little known fact that a Trafalgar class sub can produce 2Mw of power, and its a PWR core, so not an insurmountable task in itself.

Mind you as always Mother Russia has beaten us once
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2012 12:00:52   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
[quote="markc"]Nuclear has to be the best answer, with research into disposing of the waste in a way that makes it non radio active, rather than just dumping or hiding it somewhere.[/quote]

Topic: Superstitions in mines
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/03/2012 10:13:16   Subject: Superstitions in mines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathom

On land

Until early in the 20th century, it was the unit used to measure the depth of mines (mineral extraction) in the United Kingdom. Miners
Topic: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2012 15:09:38   Subject: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
Very interesting read that one cheers Djib!
Topic: Superstitions in mines
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/03/2012 01:07:45   Subject: Superstitions in mines
Saw that earlier...................


YAWN................................


Don't want to go upsetting the knockers now do we??


On a more serious note,
Topic: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
Wormster

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/03/2012 13:16:51   Subject: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
[photo]Personal-Album-34-Image-72887[/photo]

Aliens??
Topic: I'm new here too!
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/02/2012 00:39:10   Subject: I'm new here too!
How be on from a few counties over, plentey of 'oles round me in zummmerzetshire!
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