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Topic: Headset to fit a 50mm emitter
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/09/2008 21:15:06   Subject: Headset to fit a 50mm emitter
It should fit into a standard Oldham or one of the old Youls, the later is deeper and these are used by Miles to make up his Cree outfits.
Watch out with the battery as they are usually slightly
Topic: Job losses at Welsh Slate
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/08/2008 20:24:23   Subject: Job losses at Welsh Slate
I had a ride up to Manod last Saturday, there was some plant there. It looked to me as though they were recovering blocks or mill cut offs, possibly for wall construction re new road works etc.
S
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/08/2008 10:03:57   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Further to what I have posted earlier I have just uploaded a technical document on the lightweight lighting system built around Mr Mikes Retro 2 conversion unit.
Its worth looking at as light out
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/08/2008 19:17:08   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I have to come back in on this yet again.
Sunday’s trip was very serious and I have carefully cleaned and checked all of my kit. One of the Tescos did have water inside it but still worked, I hav
Topic: Llanrwst Mine - WARNING!
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2008 10:23:59   Subject: Llanrwst Mine - WARNING!
The ladder up to Llanrwst 24 fathom level from Parc 2 should be considered dangerous due to a large boulder and loose material at the top which could come down on the sollar fitted by me in the 1990s
Topic: Wetsocks
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/08/2008 16:21:39   Subject: Wetsocks
Ignoring the Neanderthals:
Fabric conditioner in the wash keeps all neoprene wetsuits socks etc supple like new, otherwise they become stiff and hence tighter and more uncomfortable to wear.
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/08/2008 10:49:24   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Not "too much info Mike".
Yesterday I did my classic Western Cwffty by way of Parc with a friend from Welsh Mines Society, Paul Smyth.
This was torture test of Teco Crees I had purchased as
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2008 22:01:21   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I have to admit that I have revised my ideas on lighting, in particular batteries for main light. I have just put together something that I think is wickedly clever but will wait until after the weeke
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2008 21:33:26   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I have to day been along to my nearest Tesco to evaluate these. There were 3 models available; I shall start with the biggest/most expensive.
At £20 a rather heavy and large Seoul Semi Conducters
Topic: Underground safety
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/08/2008 19:43:53   Subject: Underground safety
Hi Colin
I am an underground explorer with a reasonable amount of experience and have to endorse fully what you are saying. When these people get into trouble, which invariably they will sooner o
Topic: Bryneglwys slate mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2008 19:14:21   Subject: Bryneglwys slate mine
[quote="hymac580c"]There is an excellent book on 'Bryneglwys 'quarry called 'Slates from Abergonolwyn'. Has quite a detailed history of the mine with some good photos. It was published about 15 years
Topic: Wapping / Cumberland Cavern
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/08/2008 11:24:52   Subject: Wapping / Cumberland Cavern
Gated now, someone from PDMHS will know more, they may have a key at the pavillion.
I am in PDMHS but dont get round there much these days.

Wapping Mine is now in someones garden I bel
Topic: Backup lights?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/08/2008 08:45:56   Subject: Backup lights?
I want to come in again on this.
I believe quite strongly that at least one back up light should come under category of 'immediate action kit'. So it needs to be right at hand. What if your capla
Topic: New review added 'Battery case'
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/08/2008 19:40:55   Subject: New review added 'Battery case'
Looking at these. I bet a bit of a mod with some aluminium strip, cut from an old beer can with old pair of skissors, and you would have a power pack.
Make up about 6, and you change packs instea
Topic: Backup lights?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/08/2008 18:12:28   Subject: Backup lights?
The thread is about backup lighting right?
I carry a LED Mini Maglite round my neck on a Para cord together with a whistle (if I need to indicate my whereabouts to rescue or whatever) and a Silva
Topic: Wheal Concord
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/08/2008 10:00:02   Subject: Wheal Concord
May be of interest re Wheal Concord.
Years ago before the site stripped the office was open and filing cabinets hanging open. I 'rescued' quite a lot of paperwork relevant to Marine Mining.
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/07/2008 17:31:57   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
Dont take any notice of those buggers above, I just ignore them. Heb will be throwing his half penny worth in next I expect.
Flash guns.
I use any old thing I can lay hands on, you dont need
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 21/07/2008 21:05:29   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
It woked out OK for dig, but my phots taken by radio remote control are a mixed bag. East Longcleugh Flats near Barrons Sump of which I had such high hopes are terrible when on a computer screen, will
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/07/2008 09:34:36   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
I am just setting off from Walsall, 09.30 hrs.
Just a polite reminder. There will need to be some means of moving the spoil, a 5 gallon plastic container with one side cut out, or similar.
I
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 16/07/2008 21:21:33   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
Good evening all, I have just got up to date on this, and I will be up at Nenthead from tomorrow until Sunday evening.
So put into your little black books, RF IN.
See you at 10.30 hrs, Mill
Topic: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/07/2008 08:40:13   Subject: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
Thanks, I am aware of this as I will need to 'zero' the camera from time to time.

Also, you can rename files in the camera memory card using a connected computer in Windows Explorer or simi
Topic: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2008 21:46:32   Subject: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
Thanks Adrian, but this thread has gone off at a tangent.
My method is integral to a more major piece of software, purpose of which is to be revealed later.
I originally offered this file co
Topic: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2008 10:50:00   Subject: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
Thanks everyone for the input but my software was designed for a specific task, the method will work from a user dialog box which will need to batch handle up to 1200 pictures at a time by first creat
Topic: The Ethics of Mineral Collecting
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2008 17:45:17   Subject: The Ethics of Mineral Collecting
Mr Level1 long posting on the previous page has struck a nerve with me.
Basically, its OK for most people to stand by and see the other mans hobby go down the tube. I had, well more than a hobby
Topic: Illumination before the Striking Match
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2008 13:42:38   Subject: Illumination before the Striking Match
[quote="Peter Burgess"]But without the close-fitting lid, I suspect, and a good deal larger.[/quote]

Yes, there are some photos on here. This is Browns Folley, Monkton Farleigh
[link]B
Topic: Illumination before the Striking Match
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2008 13:15:50   Subject: Illumination before the Striking Match
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Also, are there frequenters of the Wiltshire freestone quarries here, who might have seen something similar in Box, for example?
[/quote]

Yes, used as drinking
Topic: Illumination before the Striking Match
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2008 12:31:23   Subject: Illumination before the Striking Match
[quote="Gwyn"]
I assume that small mechanical devices, not disimilar to the flintlock of guns, were available for creating sparks/fire.
[/quote]

Absolutely correct. I believe that
Topic: Illumination before the Striking Match
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2008 11:20:32   Subject: Illumination before the Striking Match
Here is an interesting thought.
If I were a miner or underground quarryman in the 19th century and wished to take matches underground in way that would hopefully keep them dry. What better a way
Topic: Illumination before the Striking Match
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2008 10:40:25   Subject: Illumination before the Striking Match
Dynamite was introduced about 1871, but would only be used for driving levels. Not best practice anyway as it could lead to unstable levels.
The bringing down of slate blocks would always be done
Topic: Illumination before the Striking Match
royfellows

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/07/2008 10:30:41   Subject: Illumination before the Striking Match
Isn't it a detonator tin?
Topic: The ethics of artefact removal
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2008 10:24:31   Subject: The ethics of artefact removal
I have been following this and have refrained from posting as it is a subject about which I know nothing, the minerals that is, not the artefacts!
However, I have to comment on the fact that the
Topic: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2008 21:43:31   Subject: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
I was just trying to sound out what other people’s cameras and associated software would do and wondering if what I wrote, actually in about 20 minutes using Microsoft Runtime Scripting (method of the
Topic: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2008 21:13:20   Subject: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
Actually, to tell you the truth, I did it as part of a more serious project, and the parenthesised numbers would be no good.
Simon L knows what I am doing, so its no secret except that if I fail
Topic: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2008 21:02:22   Subject: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
[quote="Clunk"]Windows renames files and appends.
I press crl+a to select all pics. Rightclick > Rename. Type in the new name (I usually use dates) E.G. 25-06-2008.jpg press enter and the files a
Topic: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2008 20:52:38   Subject: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
Thanks both for the input.
It seems that I should have bought a decent camera, ouch!
As for Vista, I have a machine running that but do all of my work on an XP machine for reasons that would
Topic: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2008 20:19:17   Subject: Digital Photography, auto file renaming
Hi Gang
I have just wrote some scripting in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications.
My camera produces image files named DSCF and then a number starting from 0001.
This is an utter pai
Topic: The ethics of artefact removal
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/06/2008 16:34:51   Subject: The ethics of artefact removal
I have been keeping out of this, however.
I have my own unique way of safeguarding artefacts in areas accessed by one of my famous digs, I make the thing so tight you will be lucky to get your ba
Topic: Want to take my kids to pan for gold
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2008 19:12:14   Subject: Want to take my kids to pan for gold
Trust RF
Drive to Wales, take the Barmouth road from Dolgellau, go right at the toll bridge, get into low gear, you will need it and hope not to meet an oncoming vehicle.
Go up the hill and
Topic: Author of local mining book seriously ill
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/06/2008 11:13:01   Subject: Author of local mining book seriously ill
Hi Tinminer
Please give Bert my very best wishes. I may have met him at the NAMHO field meet last year.
Roy Fellows
Topic: Groverake Archive Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/06/2008 18:56:20   Subject: Groverake Archive Album (album)
Acronyms, Acronyms damn them.

"Read The F------- Manual"

All in good humour

Topic: Groverake Archive Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/06/2008 18:20:06   Subject: Groverake Archive Album (album)
R.T.F.M.
Think about it
Topic: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2008 21:07:51   Subject: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
Sorry to keep this going, but there has been another posting to the MHL by xxx. >

The man has two non profit listing on eBay About pit checks that he says are dodgy He uses this situation t
Topic: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2008 19:23:04   Subject: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
Just posted to list by Bernard Moore >

To my knowledge aditnow is a creditable Org., and I would be surprised to hear that such was being promoted by same. Please elaborate as I am not quit
Topic: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2008 17:59:37   Subject: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
[quote="simonrl"][quote="royfellows"]This is a bit premature as we most certainly do NOT have all of the facts.
My attitude in this is that I try to be impartial as I always do in similar matters
Topic: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2008 17:35:55   Subject: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
This is a bit premature as we most certainly do NOT have all of the facts.
My attitude in this is that I try to be impartial as I always do in similar matters; however I am concerned about the go
Topic: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2008 15:29:42   Subject: From Mining History List: Fake lamps
I have just received this from the Mining History List in form of an email, as it mentions this website I have opened this topic. I personally know nothing of this and if "aditnow" wishes to reply on
Topic: Trip to Great Orme mines
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/06/2008 10:14:48   Subject: Trip to Great Orme mines
For what its worth I did the Penmorfa trip a few years ago, It wasn’t very wet and the concrete pipe bit was a lot of fun. The GOES people are great and provide little trolleys to lie on. I found lyin
Topic: Mega LEDS - Seoul P7's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/06/2008 08:21:26   Subject: Mega LEDS - Seoul P7's
Hi Mike
Anyone in the UK yet stocking the p7s or the Cree Q5s that you know about?
Topic: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough User Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/05/2008 13:52:59   Subject: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough User Album (album)
Hi Jason
All this seems to emanate from my posting.
Can you please accurately describe the situation at the "difficult" bits?
Obviously different people have differing levels of compet
Topic: Rotherhope Fell Mine
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/05/2008 09:24:55   Subject: Rotherhope Fell Mine
Very well, it was quite a party with a lot of well known 'names' turning up.
There may be another one, say next year.
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