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Topic: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/07/2018 19:34:48   Subject: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
Grrr. Another vRS, good cars.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 15:49:33   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Thanks Alex.
Did you notice whether 'checkpoint Charley' was still there across the council road just above the car park?
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 13:57:35   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
John, could you take a walk up the road and see what the situation is with the 'gates' and the PROW. Its only 10 minutes, seriously easy way to the mine.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 08:25:03   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Does anyone have any news at all of developments regarding the Public Right of Way to the mine, the partially constructed gateway on the public road, or current water levels in the mine?

I
Topic: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/07/2018 09:01:23   Subject: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
I am waiting to try the new Lumix FT7 when more generally available as I am very 'viewfinder' oriented and have to mess with reading glasses otherwise.

When I get one I will be happy to let
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/07/2018 21:56:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
http://www.namho2019.uk/ is now up and running.

Not thanks to easily the 'service' provider. I did some checking and found that the domain is registered but on the old system DNS. After a b
Topic: Stenlight parts
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 21:18:16   Subject: Stenlights
Drop me an email with your address and I will post it to you. If its any good to you you can drop a few quid to CMT.

Dont bother for bit, I will be getting Paypal up in the next few weeks,
Topic: Stenlight parts
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 13:23:47   Subject: Stenlights
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="royfellows"]I have four only replacement cables, these would require soldering skills.[/quote]

I think that was 3 battery cables, and 1 old type (black) lamp cable?
Topic: Stenlight parts
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 10:46:31   Subject: Stenlights
I will mention this in my UKC thread.
Topic: Stenlight parts
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 09:35:33   Subject: Stenlight parts
Due to the extreme kindness of Simon I now hold the last UK stock of spares. (Arrived this morning Simon, and there were cables!)

These have been donated on the basis that any proceeds go t
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/07/2018 21:29:29   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
It connects to the run in Grey Crag opposite, there is an 'interesting' fall area worth a look accessible by a bit of scrambling.
Should be a survey somewhere.

Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2018 14:15:21   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Temple Mine and Henfwlch are both easy walk ins, both CAL remit and details on here.
Of course, a bit further south and the is good old Cwmystwyth and Frongoch.
Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2018 12:42:06   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
[quote="Praada"]Are there any access restrictions to visit talybont? I still need to sort out some PLI, but really fancy a trip to Wales over the weekend to try some new locations (preferably easy gra
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/07/2018 16:32:38   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
I drive up past the YMCA and then swing off left to park on some flat ground in front of the treatment or pumping wajema.

Short walk up the track then.

There is also Levers Water
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/07/2018 13:58:46   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
Hospital Level is a very interesting and easy explore. With the current weather I expect one would be able to get in with only wellies, the only water is in the entrance section anyway.

I a
Topic: Dry areas...
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/07/2018 17:23:08   Subject: Dry areas...
Interesting.

Can anyone visiting please report on this. Also anything happening with the 'gateway' on the public road adjacent to the car park, and also, if you dont mind a five minute walk
Topic: Frongoch Engine Shaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/07/2018 21:35:22   Subject: Frongoch Engine Shaft
Here it is

[link]115412[linkphoto]115412[/linkphoto][/link]

Called an Offset or Setoff it was usually a means of connecting a pump plunger to the main rod in a way that kept the
Topic: MOORE BOOKS.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2018 12:19:22   Subject: MOORE BOOKS.
I endorse this 100%

Mike gives absolutely first class service and will often put himself out to help. He deserves our loyalty.
Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/07/2018 22:29:59   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Oh yes, I have also removed my spit anchors from 1996.
The threads are exposed for you to examine at your leisure
:o

Nice new 10mm through bolts now.
Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/07/2018 17:45:43   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
I am pleased to be able to say that recent work in there is now completed.

The left branch passes through Childs Shaft where a collapse was dug by Simon Hughes in the 1970's who fitted an o
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2018 15:13:15   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
I could put an insulation disk in as they ship, as you say, an inconvenience.

They could do better.

I am designing another version of the Scorpion caplamp which has a permanent b
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2018 10:16:32   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
A Warning

I have had the DX80 come on in the back of my car and when I got to it, it was too hot to touch. I had a game turning it off as you can imagine. Its supposed to have a 70 degree t
Topic: Frongoch Engine Shaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 29/06/2018 18:48:30   Subject: Frongoch Engine Shaft
I dont want to stir the thread but have had to edit the photo captions due to a typo.
Camera was handheld, but light was 35,500 lumens not as originally typed.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/06/2018 14:11:33   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
National Association of Mining History Organisations annual field meet and conference 2019

This is to be hosted by Cambrian Mines Trust in association with Dr Peter Claughton as lecture pro
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2018 14:52:14   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
The trust welcomes to its board of directors Ioan Lord, AKA Rheidol United.

NAMHO 2019, we have our website up but cannot use the domain we have registered due to service provider system up
Topic: Frongoch Engine Shaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/06/2018 22:10:17   Subject: Frongoch Engine Shaft
I have just uploaded some shots of Frongoch Engine shaft taken looking up using the DX 80 and a bat cooker on full.

Quite interesting, a lot of detail to be seen.

[link]115342[l
Topic: Peter Hay RIP
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/06/2018 13:12:19   Subject: Peter Hay RIP
I took him underground through Frongoch, I remember him as a very nicely spoken gentleman. He later made a contribution to CMT.
Topic: Blagill historic -red van
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2018 18:28:12   Subject: Blagill historic -red van
Mm. Just had another armchair drive by, I think you right. Its changed a lot and I was not around there in my early days.

I think first visit to the Nent was 1986 and I soon became obsessed
Topic: Blagill historic -red van
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2018 17:25:42   Subject: Blagill historic -red van
Jim, are you sure this is Blagill?
I have no photos but have been Googling around there on my desktop and although some groundwork possible since the photo terrain and bridge look nothing like.
Topic: Trevellance Mine, Bolingey, Perranporth
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/06/2018 08:47:03   Subject: Trevellance Mine, Bolingey, Perranporth
[quote="Karl Marx"]

Silliness aside ......[/quote]

Is this a promise?
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/06/2018 15:38:06   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="PeteJ"][quote="royfellows"]I think information should be freely available without having to ask. 'Asking' could be perceived as attempting to take advantage.
Also, 'ask who'. Was there so
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/06/2018 11:54:50   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I think information should be freely available without having to ask. 'Asking' could be perceived as attempting to take advantage.
Also, 'ask who'. Was there someone in overall charge?
If so
Topic: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/06/2018 13:55:32   Subject: Lake District visit - mine recommendations
Coniston Copper Mines are open access and quite extensive.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2018 13:32:47   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I was OK on accommodation as i made my own, an air bed in the back of the car! Weather was great and cooked bacon and eggs outside on a folding table.

I was allowed to use the showers and f
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2018 09:56:53   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I go by what I see in front of me rather than nods and winks.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2018 09:32:46   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I had a very good time and am now glad that I went.

However I have to call it as I see it.
Trip start times given were wrong in some instances and also the map reference for meeting po
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/05/2018 16:41:27   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="skimble"][quote="Grout1"]Noted the Monument trip on Friday doesn't kick off until 4pm.
[/quote]
I have heard, but cannot confirm, that the Friday trips to Monument and Morse's Level
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/05/2018 16:40:26   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
Some Friday trips are 1600 and set at 3 hours!
Welcome is at 1900, so must get the RS tuned up.

I will turn up early-ish and see what the crack is.

Thing is, to make it work
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/05/2018 15:42:51   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
This is useful:

https://www.forestofdeanhistory.org.uk/resources/sites-in-the-forest/?start=0

Also when you are there check out the huge cast iron angle bobs at New Fancy. I find
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/05/2018 15:19:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="ttxela"]The trip timings are on the 'trips' section of the website, the schedule appears if you hover over the drop down arrow without pressing it. :)
[/quote]

Found it! Mine i
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 30/05/2018 10:18:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="PeteJ"]Start time is 1430 - take a look at your booking on the Conference website - all options are displayed.[/quote]

No they are not.
Personal Itinerary gives blank page. I w
Topic: Abandoned Engineering
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2018 10:49:02   Subject: Abandoned Engineering
[quote="sinker"] a person who generally thinks that television is a brain sucking, soul destroying work of Satan.
[/quote]

O enlightened one
Topic: Mine capping in Cornwall.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2018 11:39:30   Subject: Mine capping in Cornwall.
so a scrap car and two dead sheep not good enough for you boyo!

:lol:
Topic: Bizarre shaft blockage!
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/05/2018 22:22:01   Subject: Bizarre shaft blockage!
Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
There is a blockage in Childs Shaft just above the level. A truck!
Exploring the Alltycrib Hill in the late 1980s I have a vague recollection of looking down int
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/05/2018 16:31:43   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Some good news, I am advised that FastTech HK are shipping Li Ion once again, but overland which is up to 60 days!
I have ordered a batch of the Tesla 2070 cells as I still have 4 Lynx deep finne
Topic: Frongoch
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2018 20:48:42   Subject: Frongoch
Only a narrow strip south of the road that encompasses the buildings on the upper site is SAM. The rest of the site is not, nether is all of Wemyss.

The upper site is all falling down anywa
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 17:20:07   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I have just had an update email from the NAMHO chair and all is going well.

The returned cheques should have been made out to "NAMHO" and not anything else, so I am advised.

Ther
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 15:16:40   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
"It'll be alright on the night"

as they say in show business
:lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 14:27:29   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
By time I got around to booking they had PayPal up and running. I assume that it still is.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 14/05/2018 09:07:24   Subject: New camera
I have been playing around in lefel Fawr again and produced the picture below of the XP 120 on "Night Tripod" mode. It reads as ASA 200, 1/3 second, F3.9.

[link]115158[linkphoto]115158[/lin
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