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Topic: RF Light Found
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/12/2019 17:13:01   Subject: RF Light Found
See if the downlighters come on when you connect the battery, I changed the design a while back and this would narrow it down.

Only Scorpions are serial numbered.

Oh yes, and be
Topic: RF Light Found
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/12/2019 16:59:55   Subject: RF Light Found
If its one of new Scorpions (square) there will be a serial number on the base, if so, pm me.
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2019 09:49:36   Subject: Merry Christmas 2019
Happy Christmas from Roy. I live on my own so nothing seasonal really goes on here, but tomorrow, Christmas Day, looks good sunshine, so might just............

So why not?
Topic: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2019 15:10:42   Subject: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
[quote="NewStuff"]The blockage that is on the dogleg in the tunnel between the 2 workings? It's what's holding back the entirety of the flooded Aberlas workings that are dived regularly. Most of it is
Topic: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2019 14:34:51   Subject: Cambrian Slate, Glyn Ceriog
I have been mooching around there and from looking at the mine plan am somewhat puzzled.

From the plan I assume that the pink section inc the outer drainage adit is the workings most visite
Topic: Coniston Deep level Video
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/12/2019 18:56:49   Subject: Coniston Deep level Video
Years ago I managed to get as far as South Shaft from the portal, via a tortuous route traversing the flooded stopes.

I have no idea whether that route is still open.

Nice video.
Topic: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 19/12/2019 21:04:45   Subject: Mine Explorer Journal volume7 ?
I really would like a copy of this. If Mike Moore about, will you be stocking them?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/12/2019 12:49:49   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Peter is very kind to do this.

It would be nice for someone to do a honest review of say my current top lamp, the Scorpion X 12, 'warts and all'?
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/12/2019 18:29:13   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
Good work Dave and very professionally done. I bet the weather was appalling, its bad enough here at Great Wyrley, Cannock.

From memory I think that more material has come down as I vaguely
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/12/2019 14:58:29   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
From BGS memoirs

[link]119515[linkphoto]119515[/linkphoto][/link]

I am mindful to take a ride up there and do a photo survey of the underground. The adit is easy missed if you do
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/12/2019 11:52:01   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
Last night i studied the documentation, the one worth a read is the archaeological report near the bottom of the list.

They miss the open adit completely and describe the shaft subsidence a
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/12/2019 20:54:34   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
Found it:

https://planning.snowdonia-npa.gov.uk/swiftlg_snpa/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=NP5/59/495B&backURL=%253Ca%2520href%253Dwphappcriteria.display%253FpaSearchKey%253D428
Topic: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/12/2019 18:28:10   Subject: Cwm Cynfal copper mine
I cannot do any good with the link

I tried searching but all I can find is an old application from 1995.
Topic: Roy on torches
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/12/2019 18:17:24   Subject: Roy on torches
A bit more on the no nonsense pocket torch using the Convoy host.

The host comes complete but without emitter and driver but has a spring to bear against the top of the battery which fits w
Topic: Roy on torches
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/12/2019 21:03:03   Subject: Roy on torches
I am writing this in hope that it may be of help to people who looking for a decent torch out of the mass of torches on sale. It’s about torches I use or have used, and also about some modding and a h
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 19:12:09   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
I OK with this.
Topic: Cwmystwyth - Pugh's via Rosa
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2019 15:14:45   Subject: Cwmystwyth - Pugh's via Rosa
Yes, I was made aware a few weeks ago and should have reported it on here, sorry.

Its very recent, since NAMHO in early July.
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2019 12:26:53   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
I endorse COMRU, big time!
Yes.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/11/2019 13:31:54   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I have posted this on UKC in response to a query with regard to any progress on restoring the Public Right of Way which gives a short route up to the mine. I can only do so much myself:

I h
Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2019 20:42:48   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
I think that you may have been able to get further then me and from my vantage point at that time it looked like the engine shaft coming in, but now we know its simply a high section of the roof.
Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2019 17:32:50   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
I will have to take another visit.

Thinking... was the area into deep water having anything like a collapse, rocks, timbers, whatever, over on the left?

Also, what could you see
Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/11/2019 14:22:00   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
Nice photos, did you lower the water level?
And get any photos of the stope?

Oddly, I cannot remember the ladder, only the stope and the climb up to a higher level.

My impre
Topic: Hospital level, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/11/2019 15:16:03   Subject: Hospital level, Coniston
A few more thoughts, and this is pure conjecture

Hospital Level could be so named simply because it connects with Hospital Shaft. Hospital Shaft, I have no date for its commencement but cou
Topic: Hospital level, Coniston
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/11/2019 21:08:27   Subject: Hospital level, Coniston
This is a very good question.

Some connection with Greenwich Hospital, London Lead Company suggests itself, except that Hospital level was driven about 1864 when John Barratt was running th
Topic: Speedwell mine
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 12/11/2019 15:52:45   Subject: Speedwell mine
Years ago I came out in a wetsuit covered in yellow and orange crud, it was hanging off my face and helmet. There was two young ladies sunbathing topless right outside, I remember the one taking her
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 11/11/2019 10:01:47   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
Sorted, and was no where near a bad as was indicated. I have them here.

The issue related to a safety line which was fitted to the main ladderway and then extended across a plank which is a
Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2019 21:10:21   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
I am only aware of one accessible higher level and that connects with DA at a slightly higher level at kings Cross, you will see inside, a little climb up of a few feet only. Left goes to deepening wa
Topic: Glyn Llugwy
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/11/2019 17:49:49   Subject: Glyn Llugwy
Its been years since I was last in there, the deep adit is very wet and right by the side of the main road.

The upper adits are blocked but there is open stope to daylight by the side of th
Topic: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/11/2019 10:48:42   Subject: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
Can we do something on this?
I think that Dave's suggestion is best way forward.

All this sort of thing can be difficult. Wemyss was taken over by Frongoch so is technically part of th
Topic: Glencoynedale
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/11/2019 10:38:44   Subject: Glencoynedale
Bit of a story here.

I used to partially descend solo in the 1990s. First trip I got down to about the last of 3 sections below what I understood to be the 48 fathom level. This is the one
Topic: Glencoynedale
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/11/2019 19:27:50   Subject: Glencoynedale
I believe that the Glencoyne level is currently locked due to the dangerous state of the descent. The chain ladder has been cut away by persons unknown and this is now SRT. There has been some further
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/11/2019 14:48:36   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
I have just received a photo of the offending maillon and it looks horrific.
I suspected a different location to that assumed. Will forward the picture to SCMC and get back on it.

The
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/11/2019 14:01:43   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
I have had a reply from an officer of SCMC, quote:

"I am far from clear about where is being referred to but think it is the long ladder. I certainly went that way as part of NAMHO 2019 but
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2019 13:42:14   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
At our recent AGM we planned our program of future works for the next 12 months.

1/ Gateway Signage. This is important as a few visitors don't even know that its a mine they are looking at!
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2019 13:24:57   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ttxela"]That does look excellent Roy - but my Magnumstar isn't worn out yet :lol:[/quote]

Thanks for your kind remark. The MS will probably never wear out!
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/11/2019 09:57:30   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
For the avoidance of doubt, this is the notice in the mine. This strict line has been taken following theft or interference within other mines in the area over which I have some control.
Free ac
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/11/2019 09:09:07   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
See my PM reply,

I will draw attention of SCMC to this, they are responsible for the rigging.

Please note that CMT do not allow third party interference with fixed aids and that
Topic: Level Newydd Adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/11/2019 19:34:28   Subject: Level Newydd Adit
Just for the record, I have climbed up to the top of the slope, but not been down the other side. Its one of those things one intends to do, but never gets round to.
Topic: 2 queries
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/11/2019 19:26:55   Subject: 2 queries
1/ It is but a few feet to a forehead. A bit pretty though. Could have been an ice house, or the start of a trial. You could climb over the 'fence', gap is big enough and no one bother you.

Topic: Level Newydd Adit
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/11/2019 20:29:24   Subject: Level Newydd Adit
Hi Alan

The steep slope was a collapse of years ago which blocked a direct route to the other side under dodgy timberwork which failed. The other side the is Bwlchyrennaid shaft complete wi
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/11/2019 13:27:13   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
A bit more on the X16

I have redesigned the power pack from the black aluminium seen at NAMHO. I have used a new product from RS Components, the RS Pro general purpose waterproof box. Very
Topic: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 02/11/2019 11:42:40   Subject: Photographs Of Graiggoch (album)
Yes I have just checked.

So, do we add Pont Ceunant Generating Station as a new mine or move the photos to the Frongoch album?
Topic: Cwmystwyth Maillions
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 29/10/2019 15:27:13   Subject: Cwmystwyth Maillions
Any safety issues should be reported to the mine owners please, but this has reached the right address anyway.

I am not sure exactly where you mean as there are two plank walks, one about h
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/10/2019 17:19:23   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have the latest X16 mentioned above ready to resume testing.

[link]119189[linkphoto]119189[/linkphoto][/link]

Status bar is flashing red is overheat alert, starts at 65C. Plent
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2019 12:36:15   Subject: Website advice
I 'second guess' a visitor will be using a minimum of 800 X 600 and size my tables to that, throw in a nice piccie as a background and away we go.

Nail on the head was what was said about a
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 21:47:00   Subject: Website advice
Servers

DCC and NAMHO both use Webhosting UK. They look good value and their help is very prompt. Recommended.

The outfit I am with I would not recommend. They are cheap, at leas
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 15:38:18   Subject: Website advice
[quote="SimonRL"]Agreed, there is a lot to be said for flat file HTML for small and basic sites. Fast loading, not targeted by CMS-specific attacks, easily portable, and if anything goes wrong, just u
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 13:50:57   Subject: Website advice
Yes. The only problem is that with everything being engine driven you can have some strange issues. Like the karate club website where search engines described the activity as 'ball games'!
Obvio
Topic: Website advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 13:30:50   Subject: Website advice
All of my lamp sales springs off the website. I guess it falls on whatever medium you flout around, people talk.

I am not a pro web developer and would class myself as 'hobby' standard but
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/10/2019 08:21:19   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Oooh, I had forgot about the Caplecleaugh High level, been years.
Far western end in region of Longholehead Whimsey, if its still accessible. Yes, and there is also gas, it knocked Heb off his fe
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