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Topic: Christmas
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2007 10:26:37   Subject: Christmas
Merry Christmas to everyone from RF

There may be something good for the new year
Topic: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough User Album (album)
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/12/2007 10:24:35   Subject: Ringing Rake and Masson Sough User Album (album)
I was deliberately vague about this for obvious reasons. I have heard of people becoming stuck. The squeeze through to the overseer carving is also bad, as you can see from the account in "darkplaces"
Topic: crystals in UK
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2007 16:21:33   Subject: crystals in UK
I have been reading the posts here with some disbelief, so feel it appropriate to 'stick my oar in'.
I have heard tails, many which I know to be true, of fisticuffs on the Caldbecks, telephone de
Topic: Dudley Mine Canals
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/12/2007 19:41:52   Subject: Dudley Mine Canals
The very first idea that comes into my head is to contact Steve directly. I have no contact details but I know that he is an amicable person and also a member of Shropshire Caving and Mining Club. Go
Topic: Devon and Cornwall mine data base
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2007 18:24:46   Subject: Devon and Cornwall mine data base
Sounds like you are doing OK on your own Tin Miner and I commend your effort.

The reason I asked about the format is that I have something that I developed some years ago for the West Cumbr
Topic: Devon and Cornwall mine data base
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2007 09:58:17   Subject: Devon and Cornwall mine data base
What format are you developing in Tin Miner?
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2007 15:48:37   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
Sorry me again, I have just picked this up.

"According to the Times today, the Sustrans bid was assisted by questionable practices.... it seems it was possible to vote from multiple phone l
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/12/2007 15:46:50   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
"my dad was involved in surveying the mines in the 60's for the local firebrigade, so they had something to work from if they ever needed to carry out a rescue operation down the mines, he even talks
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/12/2007 13:58:22   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I doubt that anyone who uses this site appreciate just how well organised associations such as Sustrans are when it comes to generating 'public opinion', and the degree of orchestration is unbelievabl
Topic: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/12/2007 20:17:44   Subject: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
Actually, I have been looking at my retro and wondering if I could get a sort of reflector surround into to capture a bit more light in the right direction. It was only a thought, I mean if something
Topic: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/12/2007 16:37:45   Subject: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
I will be at Cwmorthin next timbering meet with my Retro2, its latest with twin P4s and I did a write up on my www.mineexplorer.com
Topic: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 10/12/2007 17:29:07   Subject: Oldham DL-16 LED lamp
Don't forget the Retro2, its cheapest solution on the market for any owner of a good standard Oldham, and possibly biggest light output at 200 lumens
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/12/2007 10:41:17   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I am sorry but I know nothing of the material used to fill in the Seven Sisters, it was however reported in newspapers as you say. Other caverns were filled in permanantly with a special concrete mixt
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/12/2007 18:35:37   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
The boat trip is to Singer Cavern where there are mannequin figures of quarrymen, or at least there were when I took the trip. The whole complex on Castle Hill is logically named Castle Hill Mine. The
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/12/2007 15:36:30   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
Its a difficult one as they are all fairly close together, the main sites being #1 Castle Hill, including Singer Cavern, Dark or 144 or Murchisons Cavern , Mudhole Cavern, Bearpit, and some other. #2
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/12/2007 21:08:57   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I have just looked at your pics. There were also some in the the "Express and Star". It certainly is a place and I sincerely hope it gets the funding. Authority needs to make amends, see my comments o
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/12/2007 19:48:27   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I think that is my fault, I put this on and then......forgot.
Its my age
Dont worry about it
Take Wrens nest off and leave it under the collective "Dudley"?
I doubt anyone will min
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2007 13:44:16   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
'gentlemen, gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the war room'

Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove, 1962?

The joke is terrible by the way, and yes, you aught to be stoned. If
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/12/2007 21:37:00   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
I live at Great Wyrley near Walsall and used to go in the caverns at Mons Hill, Wrens Nest etc while in my teens. Long time ago as I'm 63 in January. We would ALL like to see your pictures I am sure.
Topic: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/11/2007 09:38:37   Subject: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
I wasnt being tetchy, I'm not liked that, (I hope). I was just curious.
No need to apologise.
RF
Topic: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 29/11/2007 21:45:16   Subject: Unwatering Tresavean Mine
I have already uploaded this document, It was scanned and OCR and coverted to pdf by myself from a copy supplied by Roy M
Whats going on Mr Carnkie?
RF
Topic: Maen Offern Mills / CADW
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2007 20:27:29   Subject: Maen Offern Mills / CADW
I dont know if this is of any use but here goes.
If you want to get to MO mill etc easiest route try this.
Blaenau high st, coming from the direction of "old" Ffestiniog, look for a road on
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2007 16:31:02   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
"The Chicken and The Horse"
A lot of you will have seen the state of my Mazda, but not the other bit.

Lets just say that this gives me hope

RF
Topic: Additions
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2007 10:01:35   Subject: Additions
Hi Simon
I will take a copy of the Access file and modify data to as near as possible your requirements and email to you personally in that format.
I will be on this later today.
RF
Topic: Additions
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2007 17:36:45   Subject: Additions
Simon
Just a thought.
I have a database of all the mines in Cornwall together with map references. It was originally in rtf or similar format when it came into my possession, but I used Vis
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2007 17:30:38   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Thanks for the compliment. I work solo and have developed my own techniques around this. The big leap forward was with my Fujifilm S9500 digital that does 10 seconds delay on self timer and 30 seconds
Topic: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 22/11/2007 16:50:21   Subject: Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
I have added some recent fairly passable underground pictures to the user album, but for some reason the album appears empty and it does not show the update on the home page.
[link]Cwmystwyth-Lea
Topic: Clayton pipe visit
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/11/2007 14:52:35   Subject: Clayton pipe visit
Further to my last I have just found Richards Birds photograph, its in "Peakland Lead Mines and Miners" by Harry Parker and Lynn Willies. Moorland 1979.
The shot is similar to mine but I suspect
Topic: Clayton pipe visit
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/11/2007 14:32:39   Subject: Clayton pipe visit
Sorry, I do not know as I do not have that book.
I took the picture on an Olympus OM1N using Kodak ASA 400 colour print film, 28 mm wide angle lens. I can remember that the key to getting the sho
Topic: SRT tricks
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 15/11/2007 19:47:48   Subject: SRT tricks
Speaking from experience?
If any consolation, we have all done it!
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2007 17:27:08   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
I have just looked this, it does not tell you much. The Eldon report does more if you can translate it.
I have descended part way on the south lode but had to turn back due to lack of gear. Its a
Topic: New Baby
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 14/11/2007 10:40:35   Subject: New Baby
I was with Heb at Nenthead and have seen this kit in action. It lit up the whole bloody carpark!!!
The only thing about it is that for photography use, as I have said before its distribution of l
Topic: FOR SALE: Metz flash gun
royfellows

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 13/11/2007 18:08:37   Subject: FOR SALE: Metz flash gun
Whats the guide number please?
Topic: Pictures of quarries.
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/11/2007 14:44:14   Subject: Pictures of quarries.
"John Macleod at www.fotowales.co.uk has some interesting pictures in the section Slate Quarries of Snowdonia and North Wales."

Unless he had permission its a bit of "Forgive us our trespas
Topic: SRT tricks
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 13/11/2007 11:56:13   Subject: SRT tricks
I have just followed this link.
#1 Insufficient emphasis is given in my opinion to the use of a braking/lock of crab as I previously describe.
#2 There is a warning about accidental opening
Topic: SRT tricks
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 13/11/2007 10:50:10   Subject: SRT tricks
Roger that!!!
Topic: SRT tricks
royfellows

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 13/11/2007 09:59:45   Subject: SRT tricks
Here is a must know about, failure to know can get you killed.
The Petzl Stop is an excellent all round, and probably the most popular descender. Unfortunately, it can wear, as can any descender,
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2007 18:36:30   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
Just uploaded the EPC account, 1983. Best of luck making sense out of it.
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/11/2007 12:42:08   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
It is from the Gwynedd Archives Service and is in the late David Bicks "Old Copper Mines of Snowdonia" as well as being reproduced elsewhere.
In the 1980s Eldon Pothole Club did a complete explor
Topic: Basset Mines; BM32 1987
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2007 15:29:07   Subject: Basset Mines; BM32 1987
Hi Gang
I am not looking for a pat on the back, I do what I do because its what I'm interested in.
I urge anyone who is interested in Cornish mining to download my pdf of the Basset Mines. A
Topic: Ex chimney pipes (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/11/2007 10:37:25   Subject: Ex chimney pipes (photo)
This is interesting in the fact that the system of using pipes such as these for a chimney was used at Talybont (nr Aberystwyth). In 1868 George Green of the Cambrian foundry installed a 5 h.p. steam
Topic: Bowydd Slate Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2007 19:37:47   Subject: Bowydd Slate Mine
Let me have my little chuckle please Simon, and I promise to pull the pic tomorrow. Lets let everyone share the joke!
R
Topic: Bowydd Slate Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2007 19:17:27   Subject: Bowydd Slate Mine
Rather in this kind of theme?
[link]Foty-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-017[linkphoto]Foty-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-017[/linkphoto][/link]

Topic: Bowydd Slate Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/11/2007 17:56:19   Subject: Bowydd Slate Mine
Tried to take a look at November -Photo-Of-The-Month, told that I do not have high enough security clearance.
Posibilities:

#1 I will have to practice my special handshake.

Topic: Low Horse Level, 1999 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/10/2007 19:15:52   Subject: Low Horse Level, 1999 (photo)
Ha, You certainly where not sticking your neck out!
Thanks for the input. I have only been up to Admiralty Flat once and it must have been on the same roll of film as I took my low horese shots.
Topic: Low Horse Level, 1999 (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/10/2007 17:09:34   Subject: Low Horse Level, 1999 (photo)
If memory serves me correct, its beyond the truck. Straight on goes to the collapse that totally blocks the passage, left goes for a short distance.
This area was 'lived in' by Elizabeth Bowden a
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/10/2007 09:22:30   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
Shropshire Caving and Mining Club have done a lot of exploration in the area, including the Lincoln Hill workings before being infilled. As a member I have their journals, which include a lot of artic
Topic: Amsterdam
royfellows

Forum: Europe   Posted: 26/10/2007 17:09:46   Subject: Amsterdam
Yep, the sex trade.
Topic: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/10/2007 17:06:48   Subject: Seven sisters limestone mine-Dudley
The Lincoln Hill mines at Ironbridge have also been infilled, digging the fall in the adit will lead nowhere.
Topic: External flash / speedlight?
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 26/10/2007 10:18:59   Subject: External flash / speedlight?
I have uploaded a picture tken in Rampgill last weekend to demonstrate what I am talking about above. Working solo, I used 2 flashguns to fire 4 flashes. Fujifilm S9500 onj tripod, ASA 400, F3.6 and 3
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