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Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 19:57:50   Subject: New camera
Agree completely, but TG does not have a manual setting, I checked all the specs. While I am on, the XP 120 is stated as having a 4 second shutter speed on all modes bar Auto. This is garbage, all min
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/05/2018 11:54:43   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
If you loose something, just use the 'back' button or arrow or whatever in your browser.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 11:23:33   Subject: New camera
I have done some tests underground with multiple light sources, same composition, but the two different cameras I have already described.
This brings home the desirability of being open minded an
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 04/05/2018 18:23:23   Subject: New camera
Ref my above, some useful threads:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=13064

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=13128

https://www.ad
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/05/2018 16:50:14   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'm a member of the NT, I appreciate the work they do. Like all charities, the chief is paid too much and they spend too much time with their fat flowery menopau
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 04/05/2018 16:47:51   Subject: New camera
I have just bought a Sony DSC H400 of eBay. It was a manufacturers refurb, buy it now, for £150.
I am well pleased. It has manual exposure with up to 10 seconds shutter speed, full range of F sto
Topic: Clogau Gold Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/05/2018 13:10:13   Subject: Clogau Gold Mine
Yes, thanks.
Topic: Clogau Gold Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/05/2018 10:55:38   Subject: Clogau Gold Mine
Looks interesting but too small for me to read, tiny screen down bottom right hand corner.
Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 01/05/2018 21:44:51   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
Roy, what a nice little level, looks hand picked.
Anything you can say about on a public forum?
Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 30/04/2018 09:15:43   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
I think that the scale of my operation is somewhat smaller than yours
:lol:
Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 28/04/2018 13:37:50   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
A modified broken folding sack truck as sold everywhere has been modified to a narrow gauge suitable for digging sites.

[link]114973[linkphoto]114973[/linkphoto][/link]

One of m
Topic: Idle curiosity - where's this?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/04/2018 23:03:39   Subject: Idle curiosity - where's this?
Yes. We camped in the 'field' next to the car park, below the spoil tips. It would be late 1980s.

His house was the big one on the left with balconies you pass on the road. He hates people
Topic: Idle curiosity - where's this?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/04/2018 19:56:04   Subject: Idle curiosity - where's this?
[quote="ChrisJC"]Robert Plant used to have a place up Cwm Einion apparently. No idea if he still does.

Chris.
[/quote]

I used to camp on his field and in the morning he woul
Topic: The Derbyshire Caver
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2018 12:33:20   Subject: The Derbyshire Caver
Kindly posted on UKC

https://thedca.org.uk/publications/newsletters
Topic: The Derbyshire Caver
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2018 11:25:25   Subject: The Derbyshire Caver
Looks interesting so just tried it from a search engine. Yes, got the link to the pdf but trying the link gave a #404
Topic: Stenlight question
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2018 14:23:31   Subject: Stenlight question
[quote="SimonRL"]

I don't think they offer anything any longer; I'd be surprised if they've manufactured anything in the last 2 years?[/quote]

I have just followed some links fro
Topic: Stenlight question
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2018 11:11:11   Subject: Stenlight question
[quote="SimonRL"]

Be warned, you can destroy a StenLight lamp through reverse polarity.[/quote]

So no reverse polarity protection. And they are offering AA battery adaptors. tut,
Topic: Stenlight question
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2018 11:06:37   Subject: Stenlight question
Thanks a million. Its exactly opposite to an XT 60, how wonderful.

XT 60s are marked as well, err, and gold plated terminals, and, err rated at 60 amps. Kinda explains why I use them.
Topic: Stenlight question
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/04/2018 08:56:49   Subject: Stenlight question
I am making up a replacement charger for someone and have the charger lead which on examination is made up using co ax cable of all things. I need to confirm the polarity assignment, presumably the fl
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/04/2018 15:21:17   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
The NT has had some criticism in recent years, now there is a new Director General.
I supplied them with some lamps a while back, next thing I am told that I need to join some money-go-round for
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/04/2018 09:51:44   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
[quote="Bill L"]No parking charges at Geevor - nothing to do with N.T[/quote]

Picked up on a Geevor visit re the miners
...." political correctness was knowing who the Prime Minister i
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/04/2018 22:05:57   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level
If we loose access via Dowgang level it will be very bad news
:(
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/04/2018 16:30:08   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
I have just made a diffuser for the torch, first attempt was a fail and had to reorder larger perspex.

[link]114944[linkphoto]114944[/linkphoto][/link]

I will be giving all the n
Topic: bulbs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/04/2018 08:24:42   Subject: bulbs
After he stopped a lot of the organised activities the attic staff rooms became unused and he let me use them as I like to be on my own. It became a sort of home from home for me, I would go up there
Topic: bulbs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/04/2018 13:00:33   Subject: bulbs
[quote="sumpjumper"][quote="royfellows"]yes it is you nuisance you
:lol:

I have loads of Oldham spares, gave or sold last lot away, now I have all the stuff from High Plains
My ho
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/04/2018 15:15:48   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="pwhole"]

I think the only possible risk is in [i]really[/i] tight and gnarly stuff, which I am known to do, where the cable may protrude away from the helmet enough to get caught or
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/04/2018 10:47:48   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have taken the Scorpion EX off sale temporarily as I have conceived some design improvements. non yet sold, so no issues there.
Basically, an EX with high waterproof integrity, maybe suitable f
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/04/2018 10:05:14   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Re Cwmystwyth Level Fawr, route to Coffin Level above the skipway.

Following a recent incident, it is felt that there is a need to warn explorers using this route to approach the ladder at
Topic: bulbs
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/04/2018 12:45:21   Subject: bulbs
yes it is you nuisance you
:lol:

I have loads of Oldham spares, gave or sold last lot away, now I have all the stuff from High Plains
My home from home gone
:(
Topic: Cannot reply to some posts
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/04/2018 10:38:52   Subject: Cannot reply to some posts
I have loads of obsolete stuff and have thrown a lot away, but know of an outlet who puts the stuff to good use.
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/04/2018 17:54:11   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
Magicshine are the people who were offering 2 models of Scurion clone head torches, but they have now dropped them.

I would say the typical use of generic circuit boards ill suited to such
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/04/2018 10:48:13   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
I mentioned somewhere about burning a hole in the case by accidentally putting it away without ensuring that the safety lock was on. Here is picture.

I want to make a diffuser for it and am
Topic: Nitecore filter review
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/04/2018 21:44:55   Subject: Nitecore filter review
I have been down into the Talybont deep adit today, firstly to inspect the access shaft ladders etc, all OK, and also to bring a skip out to redeploy in Wilkins where I am digging out the oil drum.
Topic: Rhosydd photography pratice
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 06/04/2018 16:40:46   Subject: Rhosydd photography pratice
I use LED torches with diffusers or plastic bags over them to do same job, placed around, I can look through camera viewfinder and see whats going to happen, then caplamp on flood walk round in front
Topic: Nitecore filter review
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/04/2018 12:05:30   Subject: Nitecore filter review
I have just received a Nicore diffuser filter, 60mm. They also do a range of colour filters. All are available from outlets such as Amazon, price about £8

The filters are not restricted to
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/04/2018 17:13:22   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Thanks for this.

Our interest is only in the public tarmac road up to the point where the PROW leaves it on the left, a noticeably flat area opposite a track on the right with one of his "N
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/04/2018 16:30:53   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
No there is a definite time scale, this is from the DEFRA guide, its on my NAL website for download.

21. Within one month of the date on which you serve Form 1, the local highway
autho
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 05/04/2018 15:19:21   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
To interested parties

Please be advised that I Roy A Fellows acting as a private individual have served on Rhondda Cynon Taf as the highway authority responsible, two separate notices under
Topic: KDLitker pocket supertorch
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/04/2018 13:19:41   Subject: KDLitker pocket supertorch
This is a detailed review of a new pocket size torch from Kaidomain which has the appearance of being one of the most powerful small pocket torches available yet. Most of us have a collection of torch
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2018 21:48:11   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
and more

PayPal is now available, but too late for the early bird discount. It does give you the offer ends date, but in American date format, took a while for me to work this out.

Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2018 11:18:08   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="JonK"]Roy

I always thought that you had a missed a career in the media. Admittedly radio rather than TV . . .

Cheers

Jon[/quote]

The trick for me
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 20:28:13   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I wasn't too bothered about money this time, I saw it as a window of opportunity, but they have offered, dont know how much though.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 15:27:26   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
One of the professional leaders in charge of H and S said I was the Chuck Norris of mining.
Really, I am just Roy.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 12:20:20   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Its a company "Lazerbeam Productions". They were very nice people especially Kate Owen who runs it.
I was told that I am very good and will be in great demand, we shall see.

No idea wh
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 10:03:21   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
As announced elsewhere all underground works in Lefel Fawr are now completed.

Yesterday I was in there all day with a TV crew filming an episode for a forthcoming series "Hidden Wales". It
Topic: Site description
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 27/03/2018 10:00:16   Subject: Site description
Then write out your description in this thread and someone will probably be so kind as to put it where it needs to go.
Be sure to name the mine.
;D
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2018 16:37:47   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
As organiser of next years conference and field meet I feel awkward being critical but:

Nowhere do I see any indication of prices, cover charge, camping or anything. Suppose I find out when
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/03/2018 16:01:08   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Scorpion X_12 snap on diffuser.

[link]114763[linkphoto]114763[/linkphoto][/link]

Of course the X_8 with its independent floodlights will not need this.
Topic: Site description
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 26/03/2018 15:04:52   Subject: Site description
As no one else has taken this up I will.

You could write out your description and PM or email it to the Regional Editor for the area. There really should be a list, but I could do Wales wit
Topic: Mine walk and underground photography near Porthmadog
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 25/03/2018 21:02:15   Subject: Mine walk and underground photography near Porthmadog
Pantywrach upper adit just above the road, and further down and better still Bwlch y Plyn Deep adit

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Pantywrach-Copper-Mine_2992/

https://www.aditn
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