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Topic: Mine at 069 682
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2019 18:38:36   Subject: Mine at 069 682
I'm guessing SK?
Topic: Ugly house
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2019 11:43:56   Subject: Ugly house
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Ask your inlaws Simon there are still some good uns[/quote]

Yeah, I know :thumbsup:
Topic: Ugly house
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2019 11:30:10   Subject: Ugly house
[quote="sinker"][quote="SimonRL"]

Built in a day you say?!

My current experience of building is you're lucky to get two pieces of wood nailed together in a day these days - that'
Topic: Ugly house
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/10/2019 09:33:04   Subject: Ugly house
Built in a day you say?!

My current experience of building is you're lucky to get two pieces of wood nailed together in a day these days - that's if anybody turns up, and remembers to bring
Topic: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2019 14:55:24   Subject: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
[quote="ttxela"]Begs the question where is the largest mine chamber/stope in the UK? Seen lots of discussion/tables/graphs related to caves but can't recall one for mines?

I imagine it's sl
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2019 11:22:37   Subject: Website advice
Just curious, using these out of date web software packages how do they cope with up to date CSS and features like responsive layouts?

That's said if you've been doing this too long as I ha
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 20:30:25   Subject: Website advice
Hope we've not scared you off Rick! All this talk of firewalls, HTML and drive by hacking!

Wix or similar are a good starting point. That or a local web designer, but depending on how they
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 20:28:05   Subject: Website advice
[quote="Paul Marvin"]I use wordpress and I find it pretty good Roy.[/quote]

Glad to see you've got WordFence installed Paul :thumbup: (just had a look at the code!)
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 07:56:47   Subject: Website advice
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 upload again.
Topic: Website advice
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 21:02:34   Subject: Website advice
Of the templated web site systems Squarespace probably creates the most elegant looking sites, if used well. WiX similarly OK.

Bear in mind with any system like this you won't own your site
Topic: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2019 12:53:51   Subject: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quThey are the floor A ones you are looking at there.[/quote]

D'oh :-[
Topic: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2019 09:19:47   Subject: Cwmorthin chamber 8 East
The floor B tunnel on the east side of 8E is easy to spot, it's just behind that big fallen block.

Marty's photo shows it clearly:

[link]72629[linkphoto]72629[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2019 22:35:18   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!

The 2020 Calendar is now complete - photo-wise at least. Van's on the case now with the captions :thumbup:
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/09/2019 12:43:16   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
[quote="gNick"]I have just checked with Kate's sister and she thinks that it is a lovely idea so publish away.[/quote]

Many thanks Nick, that is much appreciated. Will send you a PM on a co
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2019 14:41:41   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
Hi John

Sorry for the delay replying to your message.

I think having that photo on the calendar (probably the cover) would be very fitting.

However I didn't know Kat
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
SimonRL

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/09/2019 13:27:16   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="royfellows"]The event review paper is now available at http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019/NAMHO2019_paper.pdf

I would upload it to here but cannot see how unless it relates to a
Topic: Tan Yr Ywen SH906767 |Llysfaen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/08/2019 16:11:37   Subject: Tan Yr Ywen SH906767 |Llysfaen
There's a snippet in here https://www.nmrs.org.uk/assets/lookinside/op5lookinside.pdf which kind of implies you won't find much.

Somewhere in this area: https://goo.gl/maps/h8EUKXs8fTbq1rfY
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2019 12:33:33   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Photographs please!
Ladies and gents!

It's THAT time of year again... Calendar production time...

First up, if you've already offered photos, thank you, you can ignore this :)

So far I've
Topic: Uploading Images
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2019 19:33:48   Subject: Uploading Images
[quote="poosticker83"]Just to add. Result is the same whether downloading from card reader on PC, laptop or tablet.[/quote]

The orientation is encoded in the file. Copying the file between
Topic: Uploading Images
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 12:09:08   Subject: Uploading Images
Willy and Sinker are spot on.

It's the way some devices now save images. Instead of taking them the way around you were holding the phone / camera, they save them horizontal with a bit of d
Topic: Mapping
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2019 22:46:44   Subject: Mapping
It looks a good system but a) no aerial views (as far as I can see anyway), and b) require you to download the database and serve the map tiles locally. Probably fairly easy but a level of tinkering I
Topic: Mapping
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2019 20:01:32   Subject: Mapping
John is on the right lines.

Google is now charging for all maps generated via API call - which is effectively any map other than their basic ifrane embeds

So to avoid a monumenta
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2019 11:56:55   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
That's floor 7 isn't it? A chamber or so on from the chamber where the pump (usually) lives (pump is on 6 IIRC)?
Topic: Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 10:17:05   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]The examples Willy Ekerslike and Skimble give are actually place names.
The clue seems to be where they got their information from- Historic Place names!!
https://historicpla
Topic: Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 08:48:38   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Mr.C"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]

No, you have got that wrong! It is the people from Newcastle and the surrounding area that speak funny like. :lol:[/quote]

Arm 'castle bone n
Topic: Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 10:29:59   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="skimble"](Why is this thread in the North East England forum?)[/quote]

Moved to N Wales :thumbup:
Topic: Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 14:34:34   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Llion"][quote="euros"]I don't mean to imply that the area is a heap. It's just that in welsh you would refer to a pile of stones as tomen .
I also hope they don't use Llechryd.
Llech
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/04/2019 21:18:10   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"]Just come across this. Top of Snowdon (and many others) has less oxygen than the alarm level (if it's ~ 19%)

https://hypoxico.com/altitude-to-oxygen-chart/
[/qu
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/04/2019 14:16:56   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
[quote="Jimbo"][quote="gNick"]The worst bit was the bloody alarm going off all the time and annoying the hell out of me. ;)
[/quote]

A strategically placed blob of bluetack can be usef
Topic: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2019 21:20:41   Subject: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"]Is there still enough to see to make it worthwhile crawling in the water under the gate where it all comes out?[/quote]

IIRC there an serious collapse just inbye of
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/04/2019 21:10:52   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
Nice one. I'm quite sure you'll live, and have a great trip to boot :thumbup:
Topic: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:48:20   Subject: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
Thanks Graham and Llion.

I remember now.

An area I wish I'd devoted more time to.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
SimonRL

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:36:40   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="ttxela"][quote="alex17595"]I think a large amount of these Youtubers/Social media people are just using it as a persona to get more views and therefore more money from i
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2019 21:15:54   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
Hi Pete

See my last earlier post for a link on O2 levels.

I've used a QRAE 4 gas sensor, bought new but much discounted on eBay.

Most models just need an annual calib
Topic: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/04/2019 12:18:41   Subject: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
[quote="Llion"]
But you can still see the big metal block that holds the pipe coming down to G from DE :thumbsup:;D[/quote]

Where is that Llion? Don't think I've seen it.
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2019 11:30:54   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
Having seen 9.8% I'd not recommend going that low :o

Not in Sir Francis I'd hasten to add - the one time I went there we had no issues at all.

As John_Smith says, you'll feel it
Topic: Underground working around Nantlle
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2019 11:22:37   Subject: Underground working around Nantlle
I suspect you were stood at the top of this:

[link]48821[linkphoto]48821[/linkphoto][/link]

There's a level from the eastern side of the small pit, it forks after maybe 60m; both
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 20:37:50   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
[quote="sinker"][quote="50shadesofgreen"]Had an explore about the quarries this week. In the large pit just above the upper road there is a rust red girder structure sitting at the bottom of the quarr
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Proceeds
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2019 17:10:37   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Proceeds
Sorry for the delay posting this up, haven't had time to work the totals out until now.

2019 calendar sales were a bit disappointing, down on previous years.

We sold 101 copies,
Topic: Started new mining channel for my videos.
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2019 16:52:27   Subject: Started new mining channel for my videos.
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Praada"]I get a playback error and the video fails? maybe the embedding that has failed, do you have an external link to youtube?[/quote]

I would just add th
Topic: Thursday Nighters 14th February
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/02/2019 11:08:06   Subject: Thursday Nighters 14th February
[quote="sinker"]in line with my new 21st century outlook and opinions[/i][/quote]

It only took 19 years :lol: :tongue:
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 10:32:51   Subject: moving photos
How odd. Sorry, can't explain that. I'll try t take a look into it sometime.
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 09:58:20   Subject: moving photos
Do you get the confirmation page with thank you message and the links to the original and recipient albums?
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 09:36:30   Subject: moving photos
What happens when you hover your mouse over the cog icon?
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 09:09:48   Subject: moving photos
I've just moved the same photo from Archive to User and then to Archive. Worked as it should.
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 08:29:20   Subject: moving photos
Open your personal album and hover your mouse under the cog that is shown under each of the small preview photos. Click on Move Mine to be guided through a step by step procedure for moving the photo
Topic: Thursday Nighters 24th Jan
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/01/2019 20:31:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters 24th Jan
[quote="sinker"]My Forman said he might be going to see BoyZone or Justin Timberlake or some such pile of wazz tomorrow night.[/quote]

The slaaaaaaaigggg!
Topic: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2019 10:47:56   Subject: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
[quote="Llion"]
I know a man who has them all, in binders :)
I also know that he will not let them out of his sight !! So there is no point in asking.
Some of you off here will also kn
Topic: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2019 11:23:32   Subject: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
PM sent :thumbup:
Topic: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2019 09:50:31   Subject: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
Thanks :)

That's 100 sold :thumbsup:

20 left, so if you want a 2019 calendar you haven't missed the boat yet!
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