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Topic: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
Mr.C

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 05/10/2019 17:36:28   Subject: Gear review: Camp Turbochest
[quote="AR"]I recall someone (Shotlighter IIRC) relating the tale of someone in their club who WD40'd their Stop. I think you can guess what the next descent they made was like, and the state of their
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Mr.C

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 11:04:00   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="ttxela"][quote="Morlock"]I suspect one half would equal one monument and command a higher premium as the complete wheel equals two monuments?;D[/quote]

Although every time I've see
Topic: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/07/2019 18:04:29   Subject: Ludwell Mine level, near Hartington
I've made Len aware now of this latest report.
Sounds like someone has bosted the chain off, that the farmer put on after the previous reports.
He'll let him know.
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2019 23:59:41   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
[quote="Brakeman"]Try this https://www.dyserth.com/mines.html mentions a 20' waterwheel .

[/quote]
Hi BM, long time - hope you're well!
That's where I saw the 20' wheel reference
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2019 13:57:13   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Thanks both. Talargoch is certainly a good candidate but the site now doesn't look as rocky or as far up the hill as I remember.. As far as I can recall, the SW part of Craig Fawr is favourite, which
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/06/2019 21:57:05   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
I thought I'd asked about this on here a while back but can't find it.
Anyway when I was a kid we used to go to my Aunt Florries caravan nr Ffrith Beach for the annual Holidays. Visible on the h
Topic: Maenofferen
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 22:16:44   Subject: Maenofferen
[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 bred, an are
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Mr.C

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 19:16:26   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Pete K"]In Derbyshire we've been dealing with an increase in break ins to locked mines which is probably linked in some way to increased publicity on social media and is att
Topic: New film of Brewery Shaft, Nenthead
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/03/2019 20:56:42   Subject: New film of Brewery Shaft, Nenthead
Wonderfull!
Topic: Woolley Colliery
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2019 15:08:14   Subject: Woolley Colliery
1956 Guide to Coalfields has it listed as North Eastern Division, Area 6 (North Barnsley).
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/01/2019 13:57:03   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="Mr.C"]

Goodness. what a magnificent tool.
[/quote]

Yep, the drill is handy too :lol:

Yes there is a clutch but it's already caused quite
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2018 21:22:55   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]Picture of the drill in use, thanks to Pete Knight.

[link]116653[linkphoto]116653[/linkphoto][/link][/quote]

Goodness. what a magnificent tool.
Not surpris
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/12/2018 20:10:40   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]It was rather over-charged. But that was very deliberate as it was for the documentary and we wanted to be able to see something. If it was charged properly there would have been just
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/12/2018 11:52:54   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="Wormster"][quote="RAMPAGE"]
Thanks for the info Roy. Might be just the ticket! Will give thought to buying one the next time I have a make an important video.

Speaking of video
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2018 14:42:23   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
Only one more sleep :)
Merry Christmas to all!
Topic: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2018 11:59:01   Subject: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
I've opened a Vimeo account so I can upload videos.

Here is one of the solo numbers. The audio was twin-mike 24bit 96khz so lovely quality. There is a moving image to
Topic: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/12/2018 21:07:18   Subject: Cwmorthin on TV tonight
The small bit on the TV sounded incredible. See what you meant by the acoustics, the bit of solo soprano was a real " hair standing up on the back of my neck" moment.
Would love to have heard mo
Topic: Whezzit.
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 23:39:35   Subject: Whezzit.
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Mr.C"]I prefer the "Jolly fine punting weather" version. ;)[/quote]

Bet that's a 'rude' version.;D[/quote]

Indeed, as sung by an old ex Navy Petty Offic
Topic: Whezzit.
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2018 22:18:52   Subject: Whezzit.
I prefer the "Jolly fine punting weather" version. ;)
Topic: Dave Williams
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2018 21:28:36   Subject: Dave Williams
That's a shock, & a very sad one.
We worked together in the early 80's & of course bumped into each other many times since, through the mining history mob.

Rest in peace Dave. A super
Topic: Holme Bank Bakewell
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2018 15:24:52   Subject: Holme Bank Bakewell
[quote="Pete K"]As in the entrance that DCA recently installed a combination lock on so that it could actually be used by anyone obtaining the code from Joe?[/quote]

Now all is clear!!
Topic: Members Survey
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/09/2018 16:10:28   Subject: Members Survey
Yes from me too .
Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/09/2018 13:09:11   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
[quote="Cat_Bones"][quote="Paul Marvin"]thats a new one to me and also acceptable , have you been in Dale mine near Hartington Shropshire ? that would ex-plane the little paw prints in there very much
Topic: Old Quarry.
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2018 22:00:04   Subject: Old Quarry.
[quote="Morlock"]I think you are right, many thanks.

I can also remember having an early morning call when some climbers arrived and started dislodging loose bits!:lol:

Edit: Thi
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/08/2018 19:51:44   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Ok guys let me educate you none divers, a twinset in diving terms is two cylinders on your back. And usually VERY heavy hence his achievements at his age .

Not being in
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/08/2018 20:16:34   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Paul Marvin"]I know a diver that still dives and he is 84 and has a twinset on !:ohmygod:[/quote]

Blimey, diving whilst cross dressing :lol:[/quote]

I
Topic: Driving adits & shafts (was 'Hi')
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2018 16:18:23   Subject: Driving adits & shafts (was 'Hi')
The shotholes ( that I've come across) from that period seem to be around 12" x 3/4".
From experience, you can load them with about 6" of powder - any more & there's not enough stemming to contai
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/05/2018 11:22:44   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
[quote="Praada"]Bossen hole is the first through route to the windy ledge, brilliant, it really was a treat to exit out on to that ledge! Is there any connection from the Gin entrance not requiring ro
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/05/2018 16:57:30   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
It's the Gin Entrance. Try Caving Supplies for a copy of COPD if you're not too far away.
Ivy Green is about 30ft up the cliff & about (IIRC) a HVDiff. climb to get to it.
It was the scene o
Topic: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Mr.C

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/05/2018 15:54:38   Subject: Stoney Middleton - Help with a location I recently visited...
Sounds like Carlswark Cavern.
Have a look on DCA website. Survey also in COPD.
Topic: Lichen as guide to chronology
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/2018 12:23:49   Subject: Lichen as guide to chronology
[quote="euros"]Dating a telephone pole should be easy as it has always been carved on the pole-should be about 5-6 feet off the ground level.[/quote]
Do people still date telegraph poles?
As
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 11:33:24   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="inbye"]What about air horns?
I'm thinking, fairly cheap, anyone could use one, no batteries, not affected by water, no fiddly buttons covered in mud etc.
Is there
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 00:00:05   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
Motorola i355 - I remember it now.

They are (were) a rugged mil-spec cell phone from the US which only worked on one particular network there, which eventually went b
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2018 23:37:00   Subject: Communicating in shafts
I've a pair of those as well, which I've used in shafts.
Cracking little set & the batteries seem fine too. Had mine for about 3 years with no problem.
Got the UV5 as well which I use on the
Topic: Communicating in shafts
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2018 14:32:50   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="RAMPAGE"]Yeah, sounds like comms would be very handy.



Those PMR446 radios are licence free but limited to 0.5 watts transmission, and most of the cheaper versions won't
Topic: How would I find employement records for Auchengeich colliery?
Mr.C

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/03/2018 00:01:09   Subject: How would I find employement records for Auchengeich colliery?
Colliery Yearbook for 1956 lists W. Monaghan & A. Pettigrew as manager & undermanager respectively.
Don't know if it's any help but it's all the management usually listed in the yearbook.
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/02/2018 12:44:42   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
Last few bits coming together! Big thanks to Pred for his weeks and weeks of work on the Managers Office! Walking up there 7am on his own in all weathers, getting the old girl b
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
Mr.C

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/02/2018 22:27:14   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
[quote="Morlock"]Found them, water level was much higher during our visit. I wonder if the tunnel sometimes sumps and blocks the air flow.

http://www.tuesdaynightclub.co.uk/Harecastle/index
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
Mr.C

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/02/2018 23:35:37   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Mr.C"]
I heard that the person who that happened to had a 4 gas that read v low O2. He didn't believe it & went in anyway!!
I've known that level & its foibles since
Topic: Bad air in ironstone mines
Mr.C

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/02/2018 22:42:19   Subject: Bad air in ironstone mines
[quote="Morlock"]Many years ago we had a very close run thing in Harecastle rail tunnel after entering a side drift down to the disused ochre filled 1st canal tunnel. Cheapest safety option is probab
Topic: Rachel Wood Mine
Mr.C

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/02/2018 20:58:05   Subject: Rachel Wood Mine
Found reference to it in "Goldscope & The Mines of the Derwent Fells" Ian Tyler 2005 , pages 237 - 240.
He refers to it as "The Rachel Wood Crosscut". He mentions that sump & refers to it as "The
Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2018 14:16:34   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
Just occurred to me, that I have an old early 60's training manual on mechanisation, that belonged to my Uncle Roy.
It includes some very archaic bits of kit, so thought it just might have refere
Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2018 13:29:59   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
Interesting reply from aforementioned mate Mark from Linby:

"Moorgreen was the training centre for the South Notts area. I attended the training centre for a month in 1977. Training involv
Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2018 22:02:59   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
[quote="staffordshirechina"]It doesn't look like any Dosco that I have ever seen.
Not sure what the 'ell it is?[/quote]
Oh, good I was beginning to thing I was missing something!
What a
Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2018 21:31:48   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
[quote="Morlock"]Looks a bit like a Dosco Roadheader?[/quote]

I thing it's some sort of header/ripper perhaps but it just doesn't look right for a Dosco - not one that I've seen anyway.
Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2018 21:11:29   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
[quote="NeilR"][link]114035[linkphoto]114035[/linkphoto][/link]

Thanks to pbripley for a fine set of photographs bringing back memories of the joys of advancing longwall faces in the late 6
Topic: Repurposing
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2018 20:43:43   Subject: Repurposing
Subterranean mollusc taunting establishment.

(This may be just the product of an over active imagination.)
Topic: Happy Christmas
Mr.C

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2017 19:11:47   Subject: Happy Christmas
A Merry Christmas to you too M & to every one on AN.
A health to all miners and mentioners of mines!
Topic: Battery charging warning
Mr.C

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/12/2017 16:29:09   Subject: Battery charging warning
Cheer for that. Just bougbt the ebike battery in from the garage - flamin perishing.
Topic: AditNow Christmas party!
Mr.C

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2017 08:47:15   Subject: AditNow Christmas party!
[quote="sinker"][quote="Mr.C"][quote="John_Smith"]I can tell that this is going to be a very interesting Christmas party! :lol:[/quote]
Yes, but does the place allow ocelots?[/quote]

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