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Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2009 09:21:06   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
[quote="derrickman"]why dump the 'Wheal' in the names of Cornish mines? Many of them were so called when they were working ( cf 'Wheal Jane' which was always so called, 'Wheal Pendarves' sometimes; 'W
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2009 08:54:22   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
[quote="RJV"]I don't suppose that you have a plan of this mine you could upload do you Roy? Would be interested to see how much of it was actually covered by the reservoir.[/quote]

Yes I do
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2009 21:01:12   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
Tal-y-bont is the only Talybont that is correctly spelled Tal-y-bont, as I understand it.
Anyway, we need to clean up the Brynyrafr business.

My suggestion is to move everything over t
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2009 20:22:59   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
Just seen your pictures Simon.
YES!!
There are some explorers out there that would have crawled through the dead sheep never mind stepped over them to visit a place like that.

EDI
Topic: Cwm Rheidol Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/05/2009 20:14:51   Subject: Cwm Rheidol Mine
No disrespect Mr Rufenig but this matter came up at the Ceredigion Mines Forum which I attend and where a representative of the Environment Agency gave a presentation on the work done. I have visited
Topic: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/05/2009 20:02:29   Subject: Bryn yr Afr? (dead sheep mine)
Roy just come in on this, sorry late due to an emergency (ran out of XXXX)

That was indeed the mine, and as commented, please note the spelling.
Topic: rechargeble batterys
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 14/05/2009 08:47:09   Subject: rechargeble batterys
dealextreme do 3000mAH AAs, and Roy M posted a link to somewhere that does the 3200, I think budapack or similar. Try Google it.
Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/05/2009 08:43:34   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Cligga Head adits all open but a partial collapse of the cliff path to the cove means great care needed using this.

Priests Cove through trip was blocked by a fall last year, it may or may
Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/05/2009 21:19:41   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Blocked by falls, and ropes needed to get there.

It’s a familiar tale, the Wheal Edward incline shaft to the south west is the same.

Accessible working from Pendeen going south w
Topic: botallack diagonal shaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/05/2009 20:41:20   Subject: botallack diagonal shaft
Enter the shaft, yes.
Get anywhere, no.

Sorry for short answers, nothing else I can add.
Topic: Milwyr and cwmorthin
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 10:48:21   Subject: Milwyr and cwmorthin
[quote="SimplyExploring"][quote="derrickman"]ok, Cwmorthin is easy

Grosvenor CC is a bit of a mystery. There are various links, none of which appear to work. Any offers?


I
Topic: Milwyr and cwmorthin
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 10:17:58   Subject: Milwyr and cwmorthin
If you mean Milwr the access is by Olwyn Goch shaft and controlled by Grosvenor Caving Club who arranges regular trips.

Cwmorthin follow this link. No access requirements, you will get the
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 08:54:04   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
OK on all of this.
Next 2 weekends are out, but after this you would be welcome to come and have a look at my new project in mid Wales. The thing about digging projects though, is that basically
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 13/05/2009 08:04:05   Subject: LED lamps
Morning all

I have just been lying in bed thinking about the 2 video clips on utube to which Miles was so kind as to provide links.

I recon I have the pyrotechnic display in the
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 21:22:19   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="derrickman"]I see that Hitch and Hike are advertising a revised version of the Speleo Technics lamps - what batteries do these have?[/quote]

Hitch and Hike?
Sorry Mr Derrickman
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 21:08:10   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
I dont want to become a nuisance but I ask again, why dont we organise a meet here.
The postings have renewed my interest in this place.
I will ask my friend from whom I have most of my mate
Topic: favourite hard hat....
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2009 20:58:33   Subject: favourite hard hat....
What about the Caving Supplies 'Protex' helmet.
You will see as many of these about as you will any other.

Unfortunately, no longer obtainable just like their SRT kit as Phil Brown did
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/05/2009 20:44:00   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
I will be in the area on Saturday but I doubt that I would be able to give you a lift in my Mazda, that is asuming that you would want to travel in it. Most peolple would decline.
I stopped for a
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 20:31:37   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="Miles"]Before I go roy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2hGoJVmlA

Here is a video of an 18ah lithium ion battery getting overcharged. Only slightly larger than the oldha
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 20:03:00   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="derrickman"]I know the first answer, on my last trip offshore some woodentop overcharged a Li ion battery ( from a subsea acoustic beacon as it happens, but comparable to an Oldham one ) using
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 19:44:05   Subject: LED lamps
The arguments on here are starting to get a bit sharp which is not to my liking.

Anyway, as I use exclusively Li Ion batteries for my lamps I am more than tempted to test one to destruction
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 19:26:15   Subject: LED lamps
By the way, re MFs
If anyone breaks a plastic battery top, I have loads of these things.
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 18:00:28   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="jagman"][quote="royfellows"]Question for you oldham experts

If Oldham are so good, why do they manufacture/sell/rebrand* the MF?

* Delete as you personally feel appropria
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 17:54:38   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="Vanoord"]From the second link, this little gem:

[quote]By using the nickel headpiece as the heat sink for the light source, the D-type lamp is fitted with a 3-Watt side-emitting pow
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 17:38:50   Subject: LED lamps
Question for you oldham experts

If Oldham are so good, why do they manufacture/sell/rebrand* the MF?

* Delete as you personally feel appropriate
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 12/05/2009 12:12:34   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
I have just updated the mine description for this, my article as above cleaned up a bit more plus a bit of historical.

I have a lot of material on this mine including plans, however it came
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/05/2009 20:02:12   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Have the events been finalised yet on this?

I can be up at Bwlch Glas about 1500 hrs to meet everyone coming out, when you all do, whatever the time.
As I know the area well, I am will
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 19:50:11   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
I have just cleaned up an edited my original article, especially the first paragraph. Surprised someone did not draw attention to this. The article was originally typed out on a mechanical typewriter
Topic: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 16:43:57   Subject: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
[quote="Vanoord"]Excellent work Roy! :thumbsup:

Just to confirm - it is this Fron-goch? [url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Frongoch-Mixed-Mine/[/url][/quote]

Yes, its the one.
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 16:42:50   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
[quote="BertyBasset"]It was Lefel Cadno I did then. John Parker whom I was with seemed to think that there was a shaft in the grounds of the village pub.

Robin[/quote]

He was hal
Topic: Nantymwyn Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 14:35:36   Subject: Nantymwyn Lead Mine

The Nantymwyn Mine is geographically divided into two sites, lying above and below the village of Rhandirmwyn near Llandovery, Dyfed. The mine was worked mainly by adits driven into the mountain
Topic: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/05/2009 14:28:14   Subject: Frongoch: Please keep out for now
Please all be advised that the re timbering is now finished, if anyone interested.

I shall get some photographs posted evetually, pity someone was not there with a camera when I was putting
Topic: LED lamps
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/05/2009 08:28:26   Subject: LED lamps
Hi Mr Derrickman

I believe that these lamps are similar except that the ones that Miles sells are probably better and cheaper.

I shall have to update those pages soon as they are
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/05/2009 15:47:25   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
I am easy to whichever way everyone wants.
There is a good campsite at Morben Isaf which is on the main road between Machynlleth and Talybont.

I can be at Bwlch Glas in the afternoon,
Topic: Weather forecast web sites
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2009 09:51:44   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
Yes Mr ICLOK, and don’t forget AIDS and bird flue and asbestos, now there is an interesting one. Two completely different chemical compounds both with the same name, and cowboys dressed in ex WD NODDY
Topic: Weather forecast web sites
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2009 23:06:02   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
Your OK with me, Mr Carnkie.
Topic: Weather forecast web sites
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2009 21:51:43   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
Hi Stuey, I knew that you would come and stand by my side!

Advice to everyone, and its non political.
It’s still a free society, unless of course you stand up and heckle new L... sorry
Topic: Weather forecast web sites
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2009 21:18:29   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
[quote="carnkie"]I can see a water shortage on the horizon.
[url]http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/2009/pr20090430.html[/url][/quote]

I would not count on it, although
Topic: Weather forecast web sites
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2009 14:25:22   Subject: Weather forecast web sites
Try this one an join the revolution!
The deeper you go into it the more you will have reason to think.

[url] http://www.weatheraction.com/[/url]
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/04/2009 08:12:42   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Brynyrafr is an easy handline job, walking boots are OK, no water.
You get into a huge stope going into the hillside, descend to the bottom down a rubble pile and you are looking up 100 feet.
Topic: High capacity AA rechargeable batteries?
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 28/04/2009 20:38:05   Subject: High capacity AA rechargeable batteries?
I have bought 3000 mAh ones from DX in Hong Kong and they are great especially considering the price of $5.45 US for 2.
Be advised that the voltages can vary a lot on rechargeables, from 1.2 to
Topic: More off the peg LED lamps.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/04/2009 09:01:20   Subject: More off the peg LED lamps.
If they can reach this kind of temperature for an output of 240 lumens I think it’s little to get excited about, also I cannot see a price in the link.
The problem here is obvious, its attempting
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/04/2009 10:39:05   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
[quote="davel"]Is there much to see in Hafan? I understand there are adits near the incline - do they lead to much?

Dave[/quote]

Simon H and his friends got into one years ago bu
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/04/2009 22:21:53   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
Kind thoughts good buddy,
You are correct in that there is not much to see down the pitch which requires full wet gear as water comes down on you. It is the outbye extension of the stope you see
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/04/2009 10:46:47   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
I dont mind doing trips Sat and Sunday, you may all well be out of Bwlch Glas by 1500 which would give time for another trip without interfering with any serious Sat night drinking plans.
The sa
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/04/2009 10:03:01   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
[quote="Colonel Mustard"][quote="royfellows"] Is anything arranged for the Sunday? Would there be any interest in Talybont Deep Mine?[/quote]

Definitely interested Roy. Thanks for the offer
Topic: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/04/2009 09:33:03   Subject: New event added 'Bwlchglas Lead Mine SRT Trip' on 16/05/2009 at 10:00
[quote="rufenig"]Do not want to be a prophet of doom but has anyone checked the two stagings in the shaft recently.
I know Roy did some work some time back but worth checking from underneath some
Topic: Oldham charger.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2009 21:31:14   Subject: Oldham charger.
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]I would like to meet you sometime, if I do there is a pint for you.
Anyway, if its any use to you at all I have made an Oldham charger from a Farnell 5 volt P
Topic: Oldham charger.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2009 20:18:10   Subject: Oldham charger.
I would like to meet you sometime, if I do there is a pint for you.
Anyway, if its any use to you at all I have made an Oldham charger from a Farnell 5 volt PSU and a 0.47 ohm 10 watt resistor (0
Topic: Oldham charger.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2009 19:44:56   Subject: Oldham charger.
Hi Mr Morlock
Interesting bit of kit, but I am iffy about the 3 amps bit, assuming it’s correct.
The Oldham ammeters shown are reading 1 amp when needle is at the letter "C" in "Charge". Rig
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