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Topic: Regional Editors Required!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2008 22:39:26   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
Thanks sparty. I'll advise when the tools to move photos are finished. I'm also going to write an improvement to the 'add a mine' so if it finds a similar name for a very similar grid ref it asks the
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2008 14:15:30   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
[quote="royfellows"]Hi Simon
I have been thinking. (dangerous practice!)

I feel that regional editors should be able to rectify situations wherby a mine is accidentally added twice, po
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2008 13:34:26   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
Welcome Jimbo as Regional Ed for the NE. Thanks for volunteering :thumbsup:

Full list at present is:

[b]South West England[/b]

carnkie
ferret
ICLOK
jr
Topic: Pesilva / Pensilva
SimonRL

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/12/2008 23:31:00   Subject: Pesilva / Pensilva
[quote="sparty_lea"]The search for mine by name option doesn't seem to pick up on the alternatives entered though?
Maybe that's why we get some of the duplication.[/quote]

Has done for
Topic: Pesilva / Pensilva
SimonRL

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/12/2008 22:44:23   Subject: Pesilva / Pensilva
Problem with that is we then potentially end up with people uploading photographs to different versions of the same mine. Mines have a field for 'alternative name' which often gets filled out where a
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/12/2008 12:41:37   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
I've had a bit of a tidy up of this thread so I can follow what is going on!

Sorry again to ICLOK for overlooking the fact that he had been done a massive amount of work on the Forest of De
Topic: Pesilva / Pensilva
SimonRL

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/12/2008 12:16:20   Subject: Pesilva / Pensilva
Had an enquiry from somebody living in the area about Pesilva (a village to the north east of St Neot).

We've got Pensilva [url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/PENSILVA-TIN-Mine/[/url] and P
Topic: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition
SimonRL

Forum: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 02/12/2008 18:35:11   Subject: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition
We had 27 entrants last year, and 16 entrants this year.

Which is a bit disappointing, especially as the site is about four times busier this year as it was 12 months ago and given the sta
Topic: AditNow T Shirts & Merchandise
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2008 11:16:09   Subject: AditNow T Shirts & Merchandise
The mugs have, at last, arrived. The T shirts are promised for next week. We'll see... but at least the printer has now provided samples of both the T Shirt and Polo Shirt with the logo printed correc
Topic: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition
SimonRL

Forum: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 30/11/2008 11:13:43   Subject: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition
Any more for any more? Deadline looming :)
Topic: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2008 11:13:02   Subject: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
Thanks Alan

There's been lots of really positive feedback about the book, so in the next week or so I'll finish it off (with Toadstone's persmission) and sort out order quantities.

Topic: Wheal Concord Tin Mine
SimonRL

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/11/2008 10:35:56   Subject: Wheal Concord Tin Mine
[quote="Tezarchaeon"]Sorry I didn't reply to your PM, I have yet to ask the admin of the site for PM'ing access. Do you have many more pictures of Mount Wellington during it's working days? Those are
Topic: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition
SimonRL

Forum: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 29/11/2008 01:01:09   Subject: The 2008 AditNow Photography Competition
With the closing date just a day or so away, a gentle bump for this thread ;) Still time to enter folks ;)
Topic: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/11/2008 00:58:03   Subject: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
[b]Update: Underground Reflections[/b]

[link]Personal-Album-2-Image-102[linkphoto]Personal-Album-2-Image-102[/linkphoto][/link]

Incredibly two months have gone by since Vanoord p
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/11/2008 17:58:36   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
Ah, sorry, I've not replied to this yet (and Roy, sorry I've still not sent those instructions).

Yes, there are areas of the country where there are a few regional editors now, that's alway
Topic: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
SimonRL

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 28/11/2008 17:50:53   Subject: 'Proper' SRT Training Sessions
Following on from the proposed SRT practice day (replaced with a day underground - due to the fact that the weather will be far too cold for hanging around doing ropework) a couple of people have sugg
Topic: Slates to Llanberis.
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/11/2008 17:24:54   Subject: Slates to Llanberis.
I think it's quite telling, and good to see, that the distinction (i.e. implied difference in texture and colour) is actually mentioned. Rather than simply "re-clad xyz".
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
SimonRL

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 28/11/2008 15:25:29   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
Note to self...

Don't start threads that might get political :lol:

:flowers:
Topic: SRT Practice Session - 29th November
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/11/2008 21:36:03   Subject: SRT Practice Session on 29/11/2008
Let's do something else underground then :) Either with or without an element of easy SRT. Mr V? Ideas?
Topic: Electronic Surveying Device
SimonRL

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 27/11/2008 17:45:52   Subject: Electronic Surveying Device
Has anybody on here used a SAP?
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
SimonRL

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 27/11/2008 17:43:01   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
[quote="jr48"]:curse: I feel a rant comming on. I'll go to my room and swear at the telly or something.[/quote]

Ranting is fine by me :) I spend most of my days ranting ;)
Topic: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
SimonRL

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 27/11/2008 15:47:50   Subject: Local authorities and the regeneration of the English coalfields
The Audit Commission has published it's report on the regeneration of England's coalfields:

[quote]This report presents the findings from research undertaken by the Audit Commission into a
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2008 13:52:36   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]re Photos
I have south crofty photos in my album in my user area, photos set to public and south crofty in the title, but they do not appear in the South crofty album in the
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2008 13:48:11   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
[quote="royfellows"]Is it possible to split "South Wales" into "Central Wales" and "South Wales"?
If this is possible, I will Provisionally take on the central. I do have some knowledge of the ar
Topic: Regional Editors Required!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2008 13:24:58   Subject: Regional Editors Required!
[quote="Dolcoathguy"]Checked the page , one question: There are far fewer photos for each mine in the database than can be found in a general photo search for a given mine.

Sorry if this qu
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2008 23:50:55   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
Next batch of calendars going out tomorow, so if you've ordered in the last few days should be with you Friday or Saturday. Sorry for the slight delay, the printer didn't send enough card envelopes bu
Topic: SRT Practice Session - 29th November
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/11/2008 12:07:24   Subject: SRT Practice Session on 29/11/2008
[quote="skimble"]Has the location for Saturday been decided yet?[/quote]

Not yet, it's in Vanoord's hands and I believe he's away with work today, I'm sure he'll post tonight or tomorrow mo
Topic: Penrhyn and McClaren F1.
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2008 11:52:10   Subject: Penrhyn and McClaren F1.
Sorry Gwyn, I've searched and searched but I can't find anything out about them on the web.

The Reebok advert (it [i]may[/i] have been Nike of course) had an athlete running away from an ex
Topic: Bolting Platforms
SimonRL

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/11/2008 17:55:41   Subject: Bolting Platforms
30m / hour sounds absolutely knackering!
Topic: Li-Po batteries
SimonRL

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/11/2008 14:15:04   Subject: Li-Po batteries
[quote="Vanoord"]Have any Lithium-Polymer batteries made their way into headlamps etc. yet?[/quote]

After watching that video... I hope not... Certainly not into a headlamp anywhere near my
Topic: Brewery Shaft photo
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/11/2008 13:00:53   Subject: Brewery Shaft photo
"you're making waves" :)
Topic: Penrhyn and McClaren F1.
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2008 12:58:45   Subject: Penrhyn and McClaren F1.
Thanks for uploading that Gwyn :)

Back in (I think) 1992 the father of a friend of mine was works manager at Penrhyn, and this lad used to come to school and make us all envious with storie
Topic: Light at Lidl- underground use??
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2008 16:09:53   Subject: Light at Lidl- underground use??
[quote="remoteneeded"]Hmmm, got me thinking.... you can get torch mounts for bikes, so I may attach one of those to a mini tripod to use with my Fenix torches.[/quote]

Fenix do their own bi
Topic: Nikon 8400
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/11/2008 11:57:44   Subject: Nikon 8400
[quote="james l"]Just noticed this thread ,I have a bid on this camera myself, if it goes beyond my limit I will let you know.[/quote]

Good luck with the bidding :thumbsup:
Topic: Nikon 8400
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/11/2008 11:29:07   Subject: Nikon 8400
Here you go LAP, another one, no bids, starting at £60:

[url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-COOLPIX-8400-Digital-Camera_W0QQitemZ150311437702QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CamerasPhoto_DigitalCameras_D
Topic: Nikon 8400
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/11/2008 11:27:59   Subject: Nikon 8400
Is anybody bidding on this one?

[url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/nikon-coolpix-8400-24-85mm-lens-but-wo-nt-power-up_W0QQitemZ330287048011QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CamerasPhoto_DigitalCameras_DigitalC
Topic: New review added 'Cheap Glowsticks'
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2008 11:25:12   Subject: New review added 'Cheap Glowsticks'
I agree, I'll upload a photo later or tomorrow I took just by the light of one of them. Very impressed with them and certainly enough light to escape a mine by.
Topic: Light at Lidl- underground use??
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2008 11:24:00   Subject: Light at Lidl- underground use??
I think that seller is being a bit sneaky :) His photo suggests he's selling the big version, but your £4 gets the little keychain version? :guns:
Topic: For railway buffs
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2008 18:34:59   Subject: For railway buffs
No gripper rail evident either... like the Snowdon Mountain Railway originally... until the fatal accident on the opening day :o

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowdon_Mountain_Railway
Topic: Light at Lidl- underground use??
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 16:13:51   Subject: Light at Lidl- underground use??
Given a Fenix L1D Cree edition puts out 4000-odd lux at 1m the figure for that tripod torch doesn't look as impressive.
Topic: Light at Lidl- underground use??
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 16:10:21   Subject: Light at Lidl- underground use??
[quote="Vanoord"]Is it not Lux at 1m? Not sure if that equates to Lumens, but that's another debate altogether, which I don't think we ever resolved... ;D [/quote]

:-[ you're not wrong th
Topic: Light at Lidl- underground use??
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 16:07:59   Subject: Light at Lidl- underground use??
[quote="jr48"]Maybe his light failed and he's still trying to find his way out using glo sticks [/quote]

:o I hope not!

It does look like the same lamp, here's bograt's original
Topic: Light at Lidl- underground use??
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 14:40:51   Subject: Light at Lidl- underground use??
I wonder what the emitters are. That review says 718 lumens on all 6 LEDs. Not a lot of output per LED, but all together that's quite impressive, albeit 500g with 9 batteries in it.
Topic: New review added 'Cheap Glowsticks'
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 12:53:27   Subject: New review added 'Cheap Glowsticks'
Following on from the review of the cheap glow sticks, had a play last weekend with some of the 30 minute super bright ones [url]http://www.glosticks.co.uk/white-high-intensity-minute-glow-sticks-p-80
Topic: Nikon 8400
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/11/2008 12:51:12   Subject: Nikon 8400
Ah, they crop up from time to time though LAP, and after Christmas I dare say there will be a few more appearing on eBay as people offload old cameras after getting new ones over the festering period
Topic: Dinorwig - Lady Joan Loco Nameplate
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2008 12:44:21   Subject: Dinorwig - Lady Joan Loco Nameplate
[quote="ICLOK"]Come on guys ...... Do I hear the crinkling of Welsh Cheque books??? ;) [/quote]

Not in the current financial climate ;( ;(
Topic: Rival for GE
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2008 12:41:48   Subject: Rival for GE
Thanks for the link Carnkie, will be interesting to see if this develops.
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2008 12:40:30   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
[quote="PeteHall"]The info provided with each mine was very interesting to get a little background of the places, though I noticed one was slightly out of date...

:offtopic:
There is
Topic: Aditnow ROV
SimonRL

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/11/2008 12:39:50   Subject: Aditnow ROV
Is the IA shaft cam an underwater unit? I took a look at the IA Recordings web site MineCam and Borg page [url]http://www.iarecordings.org/minecam.html[/url] but couldn't see anything specifically for
Topic: 2009 Calendar - AMOUNT RAISED
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2008 11:11:03   Subject: 2009 Calendar Now Available
Only [b]20[/b] calendars left now. Please, if you do want one, get your order in quickly to avoid disappointment :flowers:

Once the initial batch are sold out if there are enough people s
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