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Topic: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 19/08/2009 21:11:33   Subject: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
There was some program on the TV about grumpy old men, but if memory serves me correct, didn't they get get rather tasty women, and young ones at that.

Or have I been having THOSE dreams ag
Topic: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 19/08/2009 20:44:37   Subject: Automatic drop down on mouse-over
Well, yes, I get a bit annoyed with it.

I though it was a sign of my age, I mean we men get more grumpy as we get older.

Topic: Underground waterwheels and rumours
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 17/08/2009 18:36:03   Subject: Underground waterwheels and rumours
I have been asked by several people about a 'new' underground waterwheel discovered and photographed in Wales. I have identified the site as Nantycreiau which was explored underground by the North Car
Topic: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2009 09:58:09   Subject: What is the longest time you've ever spent below ground?
Years ago when I was pushing the Caplecleugh High Level I spent 10.5 hours underground solo and in a wet suit for all the day.
Oldham lamp as well, but it lasted me out OK, although I used to fit
Topic: New book
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/08/2009 18:07:47   Subject: New book
I dont know about which roof, but I do know that they got kicked off from there.

Shame after the work they put in.
Robert posts on here, but I havent seen anything from him for some ti
Topic: New book
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/08/2009 10:03:13   Subject: New book
[quote="Heb"][quote]Dont forget old RF was there as as well.
[/quote]

Roy has become Ray, which actually, I think I prefer!


[/quote]


Grrrr......
Topic: New book
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/08/2009 08:57:18   Subject: New book
[quote="Heb"]Beyond My Own Lamps Beam


Just finished reading this excellent book by Charles V. Clark.

It tells the story of a group of mineral collectors, and mine explorers
Topic: A question for the engine experts....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2009 15:45:38   Subject: A question for the engine experts....
I would like to add a comment to this.
Mr Spitfire again hits the nail on the head in that sometimes a power train could be chains or wire ropes, or even a combination of these with timber or ir
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2009 15:28:37   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
George W Hall has what may well be the last remaining bound copies of the MJ in private hands. He also has an index that runs from 1835 when the MJ was first published, up to about 1920. These are met
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/08/2009 17:11:00   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
I think you have probably hit the nail on the head Mr Spitfire.
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/08/2009 13:16:29   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
I did say that I would take another look at this, however I am sorry but there is little I can add to what I have already posted.

Anyway, here is chapter and verse.

Mining Journa
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/08/2009 07:12:48   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
There is a lot of confusion in the Mining Journal Mr Spitfire, companies were being formed with the same names as existing concerns, mines are mentioned with no indication at all of their location etc
Topic: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2009 19:40:28   Subject: Gt Crinnis Mine mislocated
New Crinnis according to Mining Journal 1837 had £7,000 to £8,000 spent and yet was sold to their own agents for £1500, being reworked as “Cuddra”

There is a prospectus for this company in
Topic: County Council after blood (SW).
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 31/07/2009 19:19:17   Subject: County Council after blood (SW).
[quote="ChrisJC"]Yes Roy, however, I doubt if you did a risk assessment, applied to 6 different departments for approval, held some new-age workshops, trained a few people, and then on the day had 12
Topic: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/07/2009 15:27:14   Subject: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
Its Friday afternoon and I am right in the mood!

Movies like this are total rubbish, give me Seagal, Norris, Webb, or even any 'incarnation' of Bond.
Topic: County Council after blood (SW).
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/07/2009 20:19:16   Subject: County Council after blood (SW).
[quote="stuey"]

I'd hazard a guess at about £25K a piece, all in. All you need is a cone with an unboltable section like those fitted at most mines.

[/quote]

Someon
Topic: Fancy a £50,000 change of job?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2009 19:51:24   Subject: Fancy a £50,000 change of job?
I once slept with a bird who had said she was a witch.
I probably expected her to go into a trance or something
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/07/2009 21:08:18   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
[quote="Vanoord"]Good to hear about it again!

Is it the emitter that's enabling the better balance between throw and spill, or is it the reflector?

I can quite understand the log
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/07/2009 19:58:18   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Nice of you to ask.
All is very well, the UniStar is looking good on test.
As its a fixed battery, I want to fit a charge level indicator. Although it runs for ever, its a peace of mind thin
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2009 21:26:51   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
I am following this discussion with great interest, and so far have no serious difference with any opinions expressed.

So here is a bit more from me:

In my time exploring mines I
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2009 11:06:47   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
An interesting point from me is that were I not prepared to go underground on my own, and work on my own, non of my various 'works' would have been done.

Caplecleugh High Level
Talybon
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 08/07/2009 17:10:50   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
[quote="Mr.C"]If anyones interested I've just found my copy of the (oft quoted but rarely read) section of Hoosen on early blasting at Ecton.
I could scan it & either post it here or seperatly as
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 08/07/2009 13:30:53   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
Thomas Bushell's mining activities would not have started before 1636 as it was in that year that he was able to gain favour with the king in a way that caused his fortunes to go on the ascent. Previo
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2009 21:30:41   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
I have to make a point here in that there is powder, and there is powder.
Let me explain.
Gunpowder basically is a mixture of Saltpetre, Charcoal, and sulphur in the proportions of 75,15,10
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2009 21:10:50   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
Mr Jeff.
Solo exploration is not an offence even in today’s politically correct/HSE culture, happily rejected by the general public at large.

The day that every ordinary citizen endors
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2009 18:49:14   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
I am happy as someone always knows where I am if it’s only the local people who would sound the alarm if my car was there the next day.
At least people would know where you were.
I always wo
Topic: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2009 10:46:46   Subject: Solo in the Coppermines, Coniston
I am well known for doing this.

My record is 10.5 hours solo in Caplecleugh. I was doing a digging project, and that amount of time in a wetsuit left me sore in a few places I wont mention.
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2009 09:21:34   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
This may be of some interest, it is an excerpt from my yet to be published book, "The Lost Mine of Talybont"

[i]The Talybont level itself was a remarkable achievement, being driven a distan
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/07/2009 15:46:34   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
.. be even more scary without it

There are some pictures of my timbering at Talybont under that mine.
I will get some pictures of Frongoch up as soon as I can take some.

The
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/07/2009 14:38:52   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
Hi All
I am sorry if I am a pain in the bum to those who have read all about this on the mine-explorer site, but there are people on her following this who only use aditnow. At least I think so.<
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 12:38:56   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
My address is common knowledge, no need to pm

Roy A Fellows
Greengables
Stafford Road
Great Wyrley
Walsall
WS6 6AX

The disk is 2.98 gig. You will be a da
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 12:18:13   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Graham, you are aware of Adrian Barrells CD?

Frankly, I need to get a disk to you. It would have to be DVD or pendrive, there is a mass of stuff. Adrian must have devoted his life to this t
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 11:46:31   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
The writing with a bit of help from the computer:
Ready to start work
KE (Crossed out with 3 lines) MAY TE?-D ---NE

I fancy its may as in "may be" not the company or a month
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 09:44:06   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Here it is, courtesy of Simon Hughes.

[photo]Personal-Album-128-Image-36759[/photo]
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/07/2009 09:20:45   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
Give me an hour or so, I had it from Simon Hughes, but I do not think he will mind me posting it.
Topic: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2009 19:38:51   Subject: Kellow's 1898 Hydraulic Drill 1 (photo)
This is of particular interest to me in as much as they were supplied to Talybont Lead Mines Ltd, a company formed in 1910 to work the Alltycrib Mines, and here is an excerpt from my yet to be publish
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/06/2009 11:05:59   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
[quote="merddinemrys"]Will take the train to avoid the parking issue.[/quote]

and the 'Green Key' strategists eyes filled with tears of joy
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/06/2009 19:00:03   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
Thanks for this Jon, do you have any pictures that you can post?

Also you refer to a flooded shaft with a pump. Obviously an engine winze, are there any signs of a power train such as at Ta
Topic: DIY Camera Repairs
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/06/2009 16:55:55   Subject: DIY Camera Repairs
You can get Appleby type electrical boxes with clear plastic lids for about a fiver from an electrical wholesaler
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/06/2009 11:42:36   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
[quote="Ben Fisher"][quote="royfellows"][quote="merddinemrys"]Cheers guys. Will make a detour to take a look. Brynfelin sounds good to. Is that the one just south of Beddgelert?[/quote]

Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/06/2009 20:13:14   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Can I have a map reference please.
Not wanting to be wet rag but but "arched entranceway" sounds like an explosive store, or something to do with the non mining works at Cligga.
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/06/2009 15:46:35   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
[quote="merddinemrys"]Cheers guys. Will make a detour to take a look. Brynfelin sounds good to. Is that the one just south of Beddgelert?[/quote]

589472 according to D Bick
Parking
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/06/2009 11:31:26   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
Britannia Mine
Several levels open years ago, but don’t know current situation. Some are hard to find. Biggest accessible mine if you can find ways in, but I understand that the wardens challenge
Topic: Pantywrach
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/06/2009 11:37:58   Subject: Pantywrach
Guilty!
Yes I did it a few years ago.
Previous to that a team from Portmadog had tried digging the fall in the deep adit but gave up when they came upon a large boulder.

I was mes
Topic: mine art
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2009 09:34:20   Subject: mine art
I have seen this sort of thing everywhere, the oldest that come to mind are at "Ringing Rake and Masson Sough" on this website. Check out the 'overseer'.
Best drawings at Box Stone Mines, but exe
Topic: NAMHO Conference
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/06/2009 17:57:07   Subject: NAMHO Conference
Oh dear!
I wont be going this year, and I know that you will all miss me.
Its basically down to just the way that things have worked out, this resulted in me leaving it until all the trips w
Topic: Bobweight connection to pumprods
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/06/2009 14:27:38   Subject: Bobweight connection to pumprods
If these are of any interest, they are from Michell and Letcher 1876

[link]Personal-Album-128-Image-36081[linkphoto]Personal-Album-128-Image-36081[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]Person
Topic: Brownley Hills - Yesterdays' Golconda?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/06/2009 09:38:33   Subject: Brownley Hills - Yesterdays' Golconda?
Mr Derrickman
Look after the book, you probably got a bargain. I have heard of them changing hands for £25 or more.
Topic: Any News on Cwmystwyth?
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/06/2009 19:09:22   Subject: Any News on Cwmystwyth?
OK, I suppose that it’s an open secret and aditnow is as good a place as anywhere to 'come clean'.

I am in negotiations with Wardell Armstrong as mineral agents for the Crown Estate with re
Topic: Mine below Carn Brea, 1890
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/05/2009 10:10:24   Subject: Mine below Carn Brea, 1890
[quote="derrickman"]any refs for that portal? I think I saw it some time ago, but can't see it on MemoryMap or GE[/quote]

I have just looked at the map but it’s difficult for me to pinpoint
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