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Topic: Power of Beam Engines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2009 22:20:15   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
This looks really good.
In effect, Boulton and Watt manages to produce an engine where the 'spent' steam was put to very good use, both automating the sequence of events relative to the operation
Topic: What is it?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/02/2009 22:02:54   Subject: What is it?
[quote="Bob Pit"]Is there any WW11 activity recorded in the area? The emplacement for a 40mm mobile Bofors AA looks very similar, ie a slightly domed circular plateau surrounded by a wall of sandbags,
Topic: Power of Beam Engines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2009 21:55:33   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
Just tried it, still NG
OK why not upload the image to aditnow?
Topic: Power of Beam Engines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2009 21:37:16   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
[quote="Morlock"]

How do I get the image to work?[/quote]

I have pasted your URL into the address bar of my browser and got a photobucket error message

"Image moved or
Topic: Power of Beam Engines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2009 21:28:46   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
Sorry Mr Morlock, cannot view your image.

EDIT
I see your edit, do I take it that we are in agreement?
Topic: Power of Beam Engines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2009 21:22:49   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
After "the dumping of the steam below the piston" the exhaust valve would open which connected the space below the piston to the condensor. The steam below the piston would therfore condense forming a
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/02/2009 17:04:13   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
[quote="stuey"]My point was that there is a slide and the working aggies side are shallow and the other ones deeper. The adit roy dug goes to stoping..... the other side goes to a big shaft with a lev
Topic: New mine ladder for Frongoch
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 16/02/2009 16:51:15   Subject: New mine ladder for Frongoch
For what its worth, it is now in place.
I have more work to do inside the mine, replacing some rotten timbering where the adit passes through a stoped section.

I learned a bitter lesso
Topic: Power of Beam Engines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2009 14:48:50   Subject: Power of Beam Engines
Without referencing any written work I would tend to suggest that actual horsepower is an arbitrary value.
Generally, an engine that was being overworked would only manage a decreasing number of
Topic: What is it?
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/02/2009 14:33:11   Subject: What is it?
[quote="Manxman"]Came across this in a field just over the river near Allenheads and opposite the entrance to the Haugh level (a much smaller version of the Nentforce level). My first thought was that
Topic: Mining Letterheads & Share Certificates
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/02/2009 13:51:21   Subject: Mining Letterheads & Share Certificates
The Tregontrees and Old Polgooth is of considerable interest as it was one of the fraudulent companies operated by the notorious Joseph Fell at around that time. The signature at the bottom looks like
Topic: New mine ladder for Frongoch
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 14/02/2009 08:12:52   Subject: New mine ladder for Frongoch
[quote="SimplyExploring"]what timber did u use Roy? Oak or something other?[/quote]

No its just ordinary carcassing timber, but it is pre-treated.
Its very cheap from builders merchant
Topic: New mine ladder for Frongoch
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 14/02/2009 07:43:53   Subject: New mine ladder for Frongoch
Hi Roy
We maybe talking about the same thing, only I didn't know the correct name for it.
I said "bar stock", it’s actually the stuff used for reinforcing concrete and has little ribs.
Topic: New mine ladder for Frongoch
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 13/02/2009 18:16:52   Subject: New mine ladder for Frongoch
Just constructed, another Welsh Mines Society de-luxe mine ladder, 4X2 carcassing timber and half inch steel bar stock rungs. Destination, Frongoch ladder shaft tomorrow.

[link]Personal-Alb
Topic: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2009 09:31:21   Subject: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
It’s possible that the bill may have asked to see your pictures because he was interested. It’s easy for anyone to be misunderstood.

Having said this, I have been lead to understand that th
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/02/2009 21:16:36   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
This looks a good design from the pictures as you have a really good thermal contact beteen your LED mounting and the front extension. An obvious advantage to proper tooling and the ability to machine
Topic: My Oldham Conversions
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/02/2009 17:16:14   Subject: My Oldham Conversions
There has been a lot of LED lamp building activity and people posting details of their endeavours on the other mine-explorer.co.uk website. Miles Moulding has produced some outstanding lamps himself,
Topic: Latest Cwmystwyth Archive Photos
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 09/02/2009 19:46:01   Subject: Latest Cwmystwyth Archive Photos
The latest batch of Cwmystwyth archive photos are brilliant, however one may be in the wrong album.

See below and the same place today, so where is it, without reading the URL?

[
Topic: Secret entrance (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/02/2009 13:25:19   Subject: Secret entrance (photo)
[quote="Jasonbirder"]Surely easier access will just speed the detoration of the Horse Whim?
The old route would have been fine for quite some time before it became impassable...[/quote]

Topic: Secret entrance (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/02/2009 20:05:47   Subject: Secret entrance (photo)
Mr Mike and friends, hindered by me, had a go at this last year, putting timber in etc.
You will have to get the current sitrep of Mr Mike.
Topic: Mine fire
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2009 14:52:35   Subject: Mine fire
There was one years ago near where I live at Great Wyrley, Grove Colliery now disused.
When I was a kid we used to climb the tips to where a fissure issued smoke and fumes. I can remember seeing
Topic: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2009 21:22:50   Subject: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
Re post by Mr Wormster, and no disrespect intended.
Years ago, about 1985, I was up exploring Rhosydd. I had left my lady friend Maureen at the adit entrance.
When I came out she was very cr
Topic: Mine research question
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2009 12:56:57   Subject: Mine research question
Just a bit extra worth adding.
National Archives do a 'top 10 sheets' by email for about £8 although this is very hit or miss, unless of course the company records only number 10!
They also
Topic: Mine research question
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2009 11:15:07   Subject: Mine research question
Any mine or area may have already been the subject of some research and published work. However, any historian or researcher can make errors, something to remember.

There is also the Britis
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 19:34:10   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
Wait until you see the caplamps I am building, that will put your temperature up.

"Come round to my place and I will show you my LEDs"

Get lit up with Roy

Topic: WCMRG Explorations, Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 19:31:12   Subject: WCMRG Explorations, Smallcleugh
I numbered the parts as to cover the mines dealt with in the journals, Smallcleugh was my part 2.

Topic: Rotherhope Fell Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 19:26:35   Subject: Rotherhope Fell Lead Mine
The mine is on private land owned by Mr Frank Shepheard. There was a meet there last summer when Mr Shepheard kindly drained the mine, which is in use as a water supply, to allow entry.
Although
Topic: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/01/2009 18:48:09   Subject: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
Methinks I have been wound up.

And whats even worse: I FELL FOR IT!

:oops:

Edit
Thinking about this afterwards, this is one of the ways rumours start!!!
Topic: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/01/2009 18:09:23   Subject: Norpex door 2 under construction (photo)
This raises a number of points. I certainly have no axe to grind with Norpex, however:

#1 The place has virtualy been stripped of artefacts already, a saying about "stable doors" springs to
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 18:04:32   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
And another clue, CP thinks I look cool in dark glasses............
Topic: WCMRG Explorations, Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/01/2009 10:30:46   Subject: WCMRG Explorations, Smallcleugh
I have uploaded a replacement for my original 2007 pdf. This is essentially unchanged except that I have been asked to point out that all clay pipes removed from the mine by the group have been donate
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/01/2009 18:00:12   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
[quote="stuey"][quote="royfellows"]While I have the Cornish explorers together............

Can anyone post a description of the Great Wheal Charlotte adit from engine shaft. This is about 2
Topic: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/01/2009 10:29:09   Subject: Wheal Sterran Tin Mine - Cornwall (photos)
While I have the Cornish explorers together............

Can anyone post a description of the Great Wheal Charlotte adit from engine shaft. This is about 20 feet up the cliff face, on the we
Topic: Possible Dinorwic trip?
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/01/2009 10:21:27   Subject: Possible Dinorwic trip?
[quote="davel"][quote="Vanoord"]I'm also aware that there is a Welsh Mines Society day at Dinorwic, but this is obviously not intended to clash with, or rival it.[/quote]

The WMS day at Din
Topic: Secret entrance (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/01/2009 15:53:35   Subject: Secret entrance (photo)
[quote="ChrisJC"]If that is where I think it is, are you suggesting there's an alternative route?

Chris.
[/quote]

Hi Chris, hope you are well.
The new entrance is to ju
Topic: Unusual places to start a Mine!
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2009 20:07:35   Subject: Unusual places to start a Mine!
Again, Cornwall.

#1 If you pick a low tide day, and walk out past the old harbour ruins at St Agnes there is a natural cave, with a very short length of tramway complete with rails.
Topic: Unusual places to start a Mine!
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/01/2009 19:18:06   Subject: Unusual places to start a Mine!
Someone will answer this one.
A few years ago I was fosicking about on one of the beach coves north east of St Just and I believe that Dines describes a mine with a shaft below the high water mar
Topic: DESCENT
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/01/2009 18:59:51   Subject: DESCENT
I have written up access projects such as Talybont on the web sites as well as in the WMS newsletter and can confirm that I have no objection to any of that being reproduced in whole or in part, if yo
Topic: Underground Waterwheels
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/01/2009 16:17:29   Subject: Underground Waterwheels
I get about and am only aware of Ystrad Einion, Nent Force Level, and another reputed to be somewhere in Weardale. This makes 3 only.
The Welsh one is of course the easiest of access, 50 metres
Topic: Happy new year!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2008 21:50:12   Subject: Happy new year!
Roger that
Read my other.
RF
Topic: Flinty
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2008 21:47:47   Subject: Flinty
This is a lovely story to welcome in the new year, in the true spirit of "aditnow" and the other explorer websites.

So in this spirit, my message to all is:
God bless you all and many
Topic: Flinty
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2008 21:03:46   Subject: Flinty
Where did you discover this, Mr Carnkie?
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/12/2008 18:17:14   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
I take your word for this, I dont get up there over the winter nowdays.
Topic: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/12/2008 09:51:59   Subject: Brownley Hill Mine Plans?
Thank you for the kind remarks.

Copies of the original Vieille Montagne abandonment plans are obtainable from the Peak District Mines Historical Society, their plan no C98, you could try th
Topic: Merry Christmas
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/12/2008 09:55:04   Subject: Merry Christmas
[quote="hymac580c"]A happy Christmas to you all.
And dont worry about Credit Crunch,

Global Warming? or Petrol Costs?

[/quote]

Been away Mr Hymac?
I have
Topic: Real or Imaginary?
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 16/12/2008 10:02:12   Subject: Real or Imaginary?
[quote="Knocker"]Roy, am I correct in believing the Clerk was a realtion to the then Mine Captain Josiah Thomas? Not that it had anything to do with him.[/quote]

I believe that you correct
Topic: Real or Imaginary?
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/12/2008 18:51:28   Subject: Real or Imaginary?
'Bogus' share certificates.
I thought that I had better come back on this.
There was the famous Mayne fraud at Dolcoath where a junior clerk named Mayne, no relation of the director of the s
Topic: Real or Imaginary?
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/12/2008 18:36:12   Subject: Real or Imaginary?
It doesn't mean that the shares are (were) bogus, just possibly worthless, dependant on when they were bought and sold. The 19th century scams were rather like a pyramid sell, if you purchased shares
Topic: Real or Imaginary?
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/12/2008 18:03:44   Subject: Real or Imaginary?
Tregontrees and Old Polgooth Consols (1883)

Worked by the notorious Joseph Fell who was responsible for the Cambrian Mining Company scam at Esgair Fraith. (central Wales) This was possibly
Topic: PC freezing
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/12/2008 10:06:26   Subject: PC freezing
I have come back in on this as it seems to be going off thread.

Do you have Google set as your home page?
If so, try opening Google from their URL http://google.co.uk and then try a se
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