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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.
Topic: Powerful photography aid
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 13/05/2008 22:32:09   Subject: Powerful photography aid
Its getting late and the beer's going flat, I shall experiment in this direction tomorrow, and report back without fail.
Goodnight all.
RF
Topic: Powerful photography aid
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 13/05/2008 21:38:46   Subject: Powerful photography aid
This is interesting.
There is trailer at the end of my drive and I put the receiver on top of that for my first test, its probably about 3 feet off the ground.
For my second, were I walked a
Topic: Powerful photography aid
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 13/05/2008 17:38:19   Subject: Powerful photography aid
Never tried it.
Can you explain futher please?
Topic: Powerful photography aid
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 13/05/2008 16:14:22   Subject: Powerful photography aid
Hi Gang
I have just got the testing stage of an underground photography aid that I have built.
It comprises 2 units.

1/ A radio controlled receiver unit that runs on 12 volts and
Topic: Mines in Cornwall/Hwelyow yn Kernow
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/05/2008 14:37:04   Subject: Mines in Cornwall/Hwelyow yn Kernow
The best advice I can give is to get involved with club activities. As you hail from Cumbria, CAT (Cumbria Amenities Trust) is probably your local best, or alternatively Mines of Lakeland Exploration
Topic: Long Rake Mine Monyash
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2008 21:56:08   Subject: Long Rake Mine Monyash
I would not try it.
Eventually someone will dig the fall. I counsel patience.
Roy Fellows, an old mate of your Pa
Topic: ANHMS / BCA Insurance Renewal
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/05/2008 13:34:28   Subject: NEWS: AditNow Mining History Society
Any chance of a class of membership for those who already have BCRA insurance and simply want to 'fly the flag' and get the newsletter?
Or does this automatically apply to anyone who is a member
Topic: Slate mine negs on ebay
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/05/2008 09:05:31   Subject: Slate mine negs on ebay
Knowing the good fellow that you are, you will be scanning and uploading the images of course.
I think best thing is for everyone else to keep off so that the price stays low for you, you saw the
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/05/2008 08:49:31   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
Take a look at this and see what you think. When I discovered it I informed Roy M who passed the info onto the CAU, I dont know if its still there.
Early beam engines had wooden pistons, I believ
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2008 19:41:20   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
[quote="jr48"]I am duly chastised. Thank you for a very interesting read.

:thumbsup:

Err...While commenting on the East Pool engine you said that it was in use up to 1954. That
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2008 18:09:26   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
When the book is published!
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2008 17:37:48   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
[quote="jr48"]I hesitate to correct you Roy since I've come to regard you as one of a select group able to provide a 'definitive' answer or definition on historical mining practice. (Here comes the 'h
Topic: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/05/2008 16:39:40   Subject: Thomas Saverys' MINERS FRIEND
Yes and No
Savery's engine at Wheal Vor, which is not actually proven, was incapable of lifting water more than 50 feet, so would rank alongside the proverbial chocolate fire guard.
The gene
Topic: Sneyd 1, 2, 3, 4 Archive Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/05/2008 20:44:58   Subject: Sneyd 1, 2, 3, 4 Archive Album (album)
Could be a bandwidth or server overload problem.
Have you tried reducing the size of your images to say, 800 * 600 pixel resolution before you try uploading them? This will reduce the file size.
Topic: T.G.Silver Lead Mine in Trawsfynydd
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2008 20:34:03   Subject: T.G.Silver Lead Mine in Trawsfynydd
[quote="Potts"]Where do you get all this information from?

Potts[/quote]

A lot of it is all in my head, plus I have a vast library of mining books dating back to the 1970s, also
Topic: T.G.Silver Lead Mine in Trawsfynydd
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/05/2008 18:51:34   Subject: T.G.Silver Lead Mine in Trawsfynydd
Logically, the TG stands for "Tyddyn Gwladys" SH 735266 which is usually regarded as a gold mine, however the lodes also carry galena and sphalerite. According to Foster Smith it was not worked for th
Topic: The good old days
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 30/04/2008 17:34:24   Subject: The good old days
[quote="hymac580c"]Sorry but perhaps just a bit off topic but I think I should tell of an incident at one of our depots.
the health and safety inspector did an inspection and found the toilet sea
Topic: Pugh's Adit, Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/04/2008 14:05:20   Subject: Pugh's Adit, Cwmystwyth
[quote="merddinemrys"]Whereabouts is this adit? I haven't seen it on the few occasions I have been to Cwmystwyth.

Photograph:

[link]Cwmystwyth-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-007[lin
Topic: The good old days
royfellows

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 29/04/2008 20:51:42   Subject: The good old days
[quote="jr48"]In old prisons the use of the treadmill was limited to what was considered a 'humane' number of revolutions. The total number of steps prisoners took was often well short of the steps ta
Topic: Horse Crag (Tilberthwaite Deep) Level
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/04/2008 21:09:38   Subject: Horse Crag (Tilberthwaite Deep) Level
Just uploaded a CAT survey, look under "Tilberthwaite Mine", always willing to help. Getting late, Romeo Foxtrot over and out.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2008 14:18:45   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Well, there is my charm, humour, mature good looks, and of course my SBS Triple Diving Badge.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2008 07:53:52   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="Colonel Mustard"]3 women: one engaged, one a mistress, and one married, are chatting
about their relationships and decide to amaze their men....that night
all three will wear a leath
Topic: collapse in Smallcleugh
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/04/2008 18:27:38   Subject: collapse in Smallcleugh
Why dont you get in touch with CAT, say Sheila Barker or someone?
Topic: St Just mining area, geological survey map 1908
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/04/2008 19:19:26   Subject: St Just mining area, geological survey map 1908
Hi Gang
I have just uploaded this and its one not to miss, so attention Carnkie, RM, TM etc. Its possibly the only one in existence.
I originally purchased it from an old chap I knew only as
Topic: Gadgets to be seen with
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/03/2008 16:32:29   Subject: Gadgets to be seen with
[quote="Heb"][quote]What's that you say?
Too pedestrian?
Then how about his and hers mobile phones?
Finished in Teak with Leather Strapping...OOOH! Suit You Sir![/quote]

Talk
Topic: Camera tweaks
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/03/2008 10:16:39   Subject: Camera tweaks
[/quote]


Roy, ref manual setting, on mine you can set manual (aperture and speed) and leave the auto focus on, can't you do the same with the S9500? You also have multiple exposure fe
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