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Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 20:32:24   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Where did you get them from?
And what is the output voltage?
I tried the lead you were so kind as to give me and unfortunately, the website didn't show any, presumably sold out.
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 19:33:26   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
This is a Roy 'tip'
I have tried the supposed 3000 mAh AA batteries from DX in Hong Kong. They are definately not 3000 mAh but just slightly better than the standard 2000 mAh, which Tesco sell at
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/11/2008 09:16:35   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
The comment still holds good, but now I doff my hat to both of you.
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/11/2008 07:50:19   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
I will tell you something Sparty, you are a WICKED photographer!
I take my hat off to you.
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2008 20:40:50   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
With the greatest of respect I think you all need to stop, take a deep breath, and think about this.
How do your know that any wooden artefact has been deliberately smashed?
In time the wood
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/11/2008 11:04:24   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I am beginning to think that these torches are a load of rubbish, baring the cheap twin AA jobs for tenner.
I have to say that I am pleased with mine, and am still on the original batteries that
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2008 10:21:35   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
[quote="Monty Stubble"]Been in there today - had a look at the new dig which makes access to the horse gin very easy. Will this lead to the destruction of this important artefact?[/quote]

O
Topic: freelanders
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 20:17:39   Subject: freelanders
Yes but you are on about REAL Landy’s, not vehicles built for poseurs.
Surely this is where the buck stops?
Topic: Photo in Nangiles
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 19:19:46   Subject: Photo in Nangiles
I tell you all what, this years photo competition is going to seriously draw out some talent.
Topic: freelanders
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 20:21:00   Subject: freelanders
One of my previous businesses, this was in an earlier life when I actually made money, was a motor company.

From the dealing trade, and the repair trade, with whom I still obviously have co
Topic: freelanders
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2008 14:23:53   Subject: freelanders
I know that it sounds unpatriotic, but my advice on vehicles has always been that if in doubt, buy Japanese
Topic: Where can I buy a Pelican?
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/11/2008 09:50:42   Subject: Where can I buy a Pelican?
Morning RoyM
I use a trenching tool, I think its the 'German' model with a wooden handle, can be used with blade straight out, or at 90 degrees. They are about a fiver at surplus stores.
The
Topic: Photo competition 2008
royfellows

Forum: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 05/11/2008 21:14:11   Subject: Photo competition 2008
Congratulations Mr Hymac, your the first to post. However, something has gone wrong as the pictures are supposed to show not the links?
Topic: Miners checks
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/11/2008 21:17:02   Subject: Miners checks
Here we go again.
Topic: Caplecleugh Trip
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/11/2008 19:23:59   Subject: Caplecleugh Trip
I did a Caplecleugh trip yesterday.
The rise that you ascend to the North Flats is the Vieille Montagne No 9 rise shown on Percy Blights extraction plan. There are two ladders detached near the t
Topic: Caplecleugh Trip
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2008 10:50:18   Subject: Caplecleugh Trip
I will probably be up this weekend, but not the one after.
If I can make it, I will be there Friday morning and at High Plains as usual.
Topic: Which wetsuit?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2008 14:28:25   Subject: Which wetsuit?
I always buy 2 piece suits.
One of my favourite tricks is to just put the bottom on for walking to the mine and carry the top in my kitbag, sometimes I put it on underground at the appropriate ti
Topic: Of photographs...
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/10/2008 20:35:13   Subject: Of photographs...
I will not waste space by quoting.
Re Simon comments above, one word sums it all up:

YES
Topic: Right To Roam
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2008 16:55:10   Subject: Right To Roam
The 1954 act is of course, The Mines and Quarries Act”

Basically, the bottom line is what a particular authority regards as "Statutory Nuisance", and in some areas it is surprisingly lenien
Topic: MJ: Glossary of mining terms
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2008 21:06:35   Subject: MJ: Glossary of mining terms
For those of you who fancy a break from forged documents and iffy pit checks I have uploaded a pdf of images taken from the supplement to the 1848 Mining Journal.
It is a glossary of Cornish and
Topic: Haunted goings on
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/10/2008 20:32:22   Subject: Haunted goings on
Think on this.
I am, and fairly well known as, a solo explorer.
My longest was 10.5 hours in Caplecleugh when working on digging the route to the high level. I think that all this talk on sp
Topic: New review added 'Tesco Cree v Fenix L2'
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/10/2008 14:30:13   Subject: New review added 'Tesco Cree v Fenix L2'
Sorry Mr Vanoord but I feel that you have missed something.

Did you do a comparison test using AA rechargeable batteries rather than the ordinary ones?

Ordinary AA battery is rat
Topic: Tesco Cree LED torches
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2008 19:43:12   Subject: Tesco Cree LED torches
With all the current interest in lighting I have decided to take it 'all the way' so to speak.
There has been a chap posting on the caving networks who crammed 3 Crees into an Oldham headset, I u
Topic: Petzl product safety alert
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/10/2008 16:39:34   Subject: Petzl product safety alert
Maybe they cant make a decent website either, I have just tried the link and got a "Cannot display error"
Topic: Shameless plug... Sten Stuff
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/10/2008 16:41:18   Subject: Shameless plug... New StenLight and an Oldham offer
Thanks for the input.
It sounds to me like the "better mouse trap" will get even better!
Topic: Shameless plug... Sten Stuff
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/10/2008 14:37:33   Subject: Shameless plug... New StenLight and an Oldham offer
I have just been looking at the new Stenlight and I have to say that it looks as though someone has come up with "the better mousetrap" as they say in the States.
I could purchase a lamp only at
Topic: Aberllefenni
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/09/2008 16:47:36   Subject: Aberllefenni
No, deliberately filled in on orders of the Mines Inspectorate.
I expect that there is someone on the site who can explain more acurately than me, so will leave it up to them.
Topic: NORPEX door puzzle (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/09/2008 19:43:14   Subject: NORPEX door puzzle (photo)
Helen, I agree your comments.
I spent some time in the vicinity of Rampgill Shaft putting together an old newspaper like a jigsaw puzle onto a wooden board. "Burtons, another link in the chain",
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/09/2008 20:21:00   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="bograt"]they seem to be reasonably waterproof as long as you dont unscrew the bezel to focus the beam as its very sloppy when loose and will proberly fill up very quick.[/quote]

Ro
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
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