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Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 17:52:46   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
The last time I was there it was with a friend from Portmadog. I was a right nuisance by asking him a maths question as he came off the top ladder. I have a casual interest in how quickly people can t
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 10:52:05   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]Any scope for lowering a bag full of goodies down Western Shaft on a rope?[/quote]

Its grilled over.

[quote="Margot"][quote="royfellows"]
You could
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 09:54:47   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
You could probably manage Ok by clipping on/hanging on to my blue poly rope, I dont know.

You could always hang onto me!
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 09:25:09   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Later in the year when I have the kit I need sorted out, and possibly when there is a dry spell. The water at the bottom of Western Winze is just under my chin and I stand 5ft 10 ins in old money. The
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 08:31:42   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="royfellows"]

There is a route up to adit level from the 10, fixed rope put in by SCMC years ago. Adit inbye is lethal.[/quote]

Quoting myself, herein lies a tale

Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 08/05/2018 22:10:15   Subject: New camera
I never had to replace the battery, and I did sometimes leave it switched on. Odd.
I bought an OM 40 as well as a happy snapper.

There are a lot of archive pics on here taken with the
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 21:58:27   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Its hard trip that requires quite a bit of stamina. The Cwffty rise is a lot of fun in wet weather.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 08/05/2018 21:56:40   Subject: New camera
My first decent camera was an Olympus OM1 35mm SLR. You stuck your roll of film in and set a little dial to whatever its ASA rating was. There was a built in light meter, centre was right, up was over
Topic: Mine water clean up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 21:29:50   Subject: Mine water clean up.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Roy, you are a self-confessed weirdo - [/quote]

that's the nicest thing you have ever said
:lol:
Topic: Mine water clean up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 15:38:05   Subject: Mine water clean up.
We're off.

I knew Morlock's post would lead to this, so all, can we give it a rest please.
My views on this are very well known, but I keep them off aditnow.
:flowers:
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 14:28:36   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Its annoys everybody except the kind of morons who do this sort of thing.

The old gate on Jacks at Box stone mines only needed a 17mm Allen key to open, and yet people used to cut bars out.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 08/05/2018 14:23:29   Subject: New camera
Just been having my lunch and chewing things over. Its a lovely day outside, bright sunlight, so I thought "ASA100, F8, 200th second", then went outside with the Sony and tried it.

Below is
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 14:15:06   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Might be good for a meet up.

I am still considering kit and sorting things. I want to get some good modern pics of the rising mains and clack boxes in Western Shaft.

From Western
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 08/05/2018 13:18:10   Subject: New camera
I have just been studying the manual for the XP120 - again.

It appears that the 4 second exposure option is only available for 'night tripod' mode. I will have another lab session undergro
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 10:56:45   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Hi people

I am very keen to visit the above workings, hence my current interest in waterproof cameras!

Wondering in anyone been there in the last year or two?

Are all
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 22:09:50   Subject: New camera
The GPS wont work underground but as a little camera that slips into a pocket would be likely to be carried everywhere I would find a GPS useful. I dont use a mobile device. Bought an android a while
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 21:44:03   Subject: New camera
The OS website does it.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 21:32:44   Subject: New camera
About the FT5. I note that its has a GPS, but studying the downloaded manual it appears that you are stuck with latitude and longitude with no OSGB option. So on the face of it chocolate fireguard ter
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 20:59:59   Subject: New camera
This is one off the Sony on manual

[link]115129[linkphoto]115129[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 20:47:59   Subject: New camera
I think I might grab the next FT5 I see going, manufacturer refurb or whatever. I can see me doing more with it than the XP120. There is an FT6 you know, but not much different to the 5.

Th
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.
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