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Posts by Trewillan

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Topic: What''s going on there then?... Wharf Pit Whaley Bridge (photo)
Trewillan

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2015 00:02:06   Subject: What''s going on there then?... Wharf Pit Whaley Bridge (photo)
[quote="TwllMawr"]I can figure why the carts are stacked up, but where are the horses? and what's the business arrangement?... Thanks.

Photograph:

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Topic: A new "sinkhole"
Trewillan

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/11/2015 12:38:42   Subject: A new
[quote="tiger99"]..I have to wonder about the trapped car, and who is liable for hiring one for the owner until it can be safely retrieved..[/quote]

If it's a coal shaft, the CA should sort
Topic: A new "sinkhole"
Trewillan

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/11/2015 18:22:04   Subject: A new
[quote="christwigg"]http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gosforth-sinkhole-live-updates-20ft-10433348 ...
[/quote]

Renault Clio for sale. Buyer to collect.
Topic: Hello all: Can you help
Trewillan

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/11/2015 15:41:45   Subject: Hello all: Can you help
[quote="AR"]If it's a book rather than a leaflet then there should have been a copy deposited with the British Library, might be worth trawling their online cataloge?[/quote]

No, it isn't a
Topic: What is under YOUR feet?
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2015 11:10:39   Subject: What is under YOUR feet?
[quote="exspelio"]I seem to recall the Coal Board being the main advisor on the Channel Tunnel, all very well until one of the Dosco type tunnel borers hit a bit of real rock and required an industria
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Trewillan

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/07/2015 09:56:14   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
[quote="Knocker"]...With regards to the tunnel v pipeline argument... ...what was proposed here was a trench 8 metres wide across 20 miles of National Park.[/quote]

I don't think the trenc
Topic: Hatfield colliery closure announced
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2015 16:56:52   Subject: Hatfield colliery closure announced
[quote="Ad"]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-33321874

As above, shaft sinking to commence on Friday....[/quote]

Shaft sinking? Should that read Filling?
Topic: Inst O M.R.R Old mine portals found
Trewillan

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/06/2015 00:30:55   Subject: Inst O M.R.R Old mine portals found
[quote="Inst O M.R.R"]4-20 -2015 Old mine portals found in area with many youths around neighborhood. I tried to deal with hazard the best way that I could. What would you do if you saw this ?
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Trewillan

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/06/2015 15:08:49   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
[quote="christwigg"]Looks like the National Park Authoity are about to poop on it from a great height though.

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/business/business-news/plans-2bn-potash-mine-could
Topic: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
Trewillan

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/06/2015 19:12:30   Subject: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
[quote="Moorebooks"]
Looking at the contents - is this book a re-titled edition of "Disasters Underground"?[/quote]

I haven't seen the previous book for sometime but this is a dedicate
Topic: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
Trewillan

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/06/2015 12:24:38   Subject: New Book The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944
[quote="Moorebooks"]...
The Fauld Disaster, 27 November 1944 , Author Nick McCamley, Hardback, 250 pp, 250mm x 250mm Cost £24.99

...Contents:

1 Introduction
2 Inter-wa
Topic: st day town mineshafts
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 15/05/2015 17:48:49   Subject: st day town mineshafts
[quote="midnite"]hi guys, strange first post, but does anyone know if st day is affected by mine shafts, in the main town area, fore street to be precise any help gladly appreciated.

matt[/
Topic: Mines Regulations 2014
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2015 17:26:04   Subject: Mines Regulations 2014
[quote="staffordshirechina"]We are a mine operating company and we have been involved with the consultation, both as a business and personally.
They have not made any notification to us that the
Topic: Mines Regulations 2014
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2015 10:32:19   Subject: Mines Regulations 2014
[quote="Manicminer"]As of April you can't even have a friend come and help you do the garden unless he has the relevant qualifications and does a risk assessment/ method statement[/quote]

A
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Trewillan

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/04/2015 17:31:35   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
[quote="John Lawson"]In today's Times dealing n their shares is suspended until the outcome of the planning decision is known.

You wonder how much faith even the owners of this project have
Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Trewillan

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/04/2015 11:29:04   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
[quote="Jimbo"]Northern Echo today, Boulby have some comments at last! :)

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/business/news/12899777.Approval_for___1_5bn_1_000_job_mine___but_rival_fears_major
Topic: Acton Hall pit checks
Trewillan

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/04/2015 01:01:50   Subject: Acton Hall pit checks
[quote="sean-nunn"]Does anyone have any pit checks from Acton Hall Colliery for sale?

Thanks[/quote]

Is this Ackton with a "K"?
Topic: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/04/2015 10:39:39   Subject: New Cooks Kitchen shaft - Engine House
[quote="Knocker"]I'm pretty sure I'm right in saying that it was demolished in the mid 80's. The engine house was unusual in that it was mass concrete, the reason for this is because it was thrown up
Topic: Underground Surveying
Trewillan

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 30/03/2015 20:19:48   Subject: Underground Surveying
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="gs15"]Lots of high quality used surveying equipment can be found at http://www.shop4leica.com/#!shop/c9te. Instruments like leica 1201, leica 1203, leica 1205 are very nicely
Topic: DipCSM history
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/02/2015 20:24:45   Subject: DipCSM history
Just realised I should get out more.

Gentlemen, my target for tonight - pub at 9.00pm.
Topic: DipCSM history
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/02/2015 20:18:10   Subject: DipCSM history
[quote="derrickhand"]...BTEC accredited HND are really derived from the civils structure, where there was no equivalent to Mine Manager, a detailed professional development structure operated between
Topic: DipCSM history
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/02/2015 20:06:14   Subject: DipCSM history
[quote="derrickhand"]IoM3 absorbed IMinE and IMM...[/quote]

Not exactly. Original IMM and IMinE merged to become IMM. IMinE had previously merged with IMEMME - the mining electrical and m
Topic: DipCSM history
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/02/2015 16:51:37   Subject: DipCSM history
[quote="Knocker"]I always wondered how a bunch of politically incorrect, inherently sexist mining types would get on with the feminist Falmouth arts lot![/quote]

Alcohol must help.
Topic: DipCSM history
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/02/2015 16:50:33   Subject: DipCSM history
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Until my final HND year, the Institution of Mining Engineers allowed the HND as a qualification for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Now this requires a Masters d
Topic: Interesting Images on Ebay
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/02/2015 01:18:03   Subject: Interesting Images on Ebay
[quote="gNick"]If hydraulic motor, then presumably able to be fed from 2 sides with the gate valves controlling whichever source. It looks like the valve on the side with the man is closed and the one
Topic: DipCSM history
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/02/2015 01:13:10   Subject: DipCSM history
[quote="Tony Blair"]I understand that ACSM = Associate of CSM and MCSM is Master CSM. Associate being designated by a Bachelor's degree.

I gather the degree mostly associated with ACSM was
Topic: Interesting Images on Ebay
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/02/2015 22:43:14   Subject: Interesting Images on Ebay
[quote="Graigfawr"]My interpretation was influenced by the pipe at rear left which gave me the impression that it was feeding water to the pump from an unknown height - and hence that the pump was pow
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2015 11:04:23   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
No surprise there, this has been happening for years.

Anyone fancy banging in a FOI request for a list of what's been destroyed?
Topic: Anyone able to ID this cable?
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2015 11:01:20   Subject: Anyone able to ID this cable?
Hard to tell the scale from your photo, but it looks bigger than 2.5mm. And I guess the outer metal sleeve is for positive and negative connection, if so a single pole jack plug isn't what you want.<
Topic: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2015 17:33:43   Subject: Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
[quote="lozz"]...Historically valuable photo's.... get hard copies and donate to a records office/museum etc...[/quote]

Even if museums and records offices agree to accept anything there's
Topic: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
Trewillan

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 29/01/2015 11:48:46   Subject: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
[quote="Horsemaddad"]...with use of a flame lamp send down in advance when descending unknown winzes.[/quote]

I think you're missing the point there. The only thing a flame lamp can do is
Topic: Long Shot Engineering Tool Question
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2015 11:13:03   Subject: Long Shot Engineering Tool Question
[quote="legendrider"]The BA System was initiated by British Association for Advancement of Science around 1890...
[/quote]

BAAS still exists and has annual conferences, which are occas
Topic: Long Shot Engineering Tool Question
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2015 13:42:41   Subject: Long Shot Engineering Tool Question
[quote="gNick"]Model engineers don't like anything as modern as metric threads...[/quote]

Apart from BA threads, which have metric dimensions.
Topic: Camera advice
Trewillan

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/01/2015 12:32:01   Subject: Camera advice
[quote="jaseredjacket1987"]...I don't want to spend hundreds as it will defonately get broken...[/quote]

Why should it definitely get broken? Can't you just try a bit harder to look after
Topic: Can anyone help explain this?
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2015 21:12:19   Subject: Can anyone help explain this?
[quote="Tony Blair"]....The alternative which is pretty popular, is that the owner lets it out and rents what is a pretty much unsaleable property at it's market value....

...Mine workings
Topic: Manhole cover lifters
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2015 15:58:49   Subject: Manhole cover lifters
[quote="Morlock"]IIRC, the locking bolt was not a normal bolt head, five sided or some other oddity.

[link]Personal-Album-1695-Image-98888[linkphoto]Personal-Album-1695-Image-98888[/linkpho
Topic: Can anyone help explain this?
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/12/2014 14:26:56   Subject: Can anyone help explain this?
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Assuming this estate agent is a member of a professional body, I would write to the body with all these details.[/quote]

I think I would do the same.

Topic: Boulby Mine Accidents
Trewillan

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/12/2014 15:08:33   Subject: Boulby Mine Accidents
[quote="derrickhand"]It involved a rock-bolting failure of some sort, if memory serves.

[/quote]

Yes, that's right. There must be a report to be googled somewhere, but I'm sure
Topic: Boulby Mine Accidents
Trewillan

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/12/2014 11:52:22   Subject: Boulby Mine Accidents
[quote="derrickhand"]
Interesting comment. It was certainly possible to see the effects of the rapid, uncontrolled introduction of private management into mining in the 90s - I'm thinking particu
Topic: Boulby Mine Accidents
Trewillan

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/12/2014 16:41:27   Subject: Boulby Mine Accidents
[quote="Knocker"]Mining is a high risk activity, Boulby especially so. In their first 20 years of operation they were up to an average of nearly 2 people dying a year....[/quote]

40 deaths
Topic: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2014 17:49:06   Subject: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
[quote="rufenig"]....I can NOT see places Big Pit or Apedale (as examples) calling out non face trained people....[/quote]

Why not? How is "face training" relevant to removing a casualty f
Topic: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2014 13:50:33   Subject: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
[quote="rufenig"]

Total responding 31.
Of which 4 were "Mineral extracting companies"
and two "Tourist Mines"

Only 4 Mines!....[/quote]

No, not four mines, f
Topic: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2014 13:40:23   Subject: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
The UK Mines Rescue Service has been a "commercial provider" for the last twenty years. The change with the new Regs is that operators are no longer compelled to use the MRS scheme.
Topic: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2014 13:00:07   Subject: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
[quote="derrickhand"][quote="Trewillan"][quote="derrickhand"]....That said, there is also the obvious problem that the old NCB training system has ceased to function. It's effectively impossible now,
Topic: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2014 01:59:07   Subject: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
[quote="derrickhand"]....That said, there is also the obvious problem that the old NCB training system has ceased to function. It's effectively impossible now, to qualify....
[/quote]

Topic: Radio Stuff Stored in Disused Mine
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/11/2014 01:41:46   Subject: Radio Stuff Stored in Disused Mine
[quote="Ty Gwyn"][quote="staffordshirechina"]Yes, apparently we have a whole fleet of series 2a Land Rovers, just left behind.
Presumably, fully serviced and fuelled up ready to go.........[/quot
Topic: BBC Look North, fracking and lead mines.
Trewillan

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2014 21:15:30   Subject: BBC Look North, fracking and lead mines.
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Better to be fore armed than fore warned as they say,

Put it another way,would you expect to cover the cost of a hole opening up in your gardens from Mining operations?[/qu
Topic: Carbis bay mine shafts
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/10/2014 16:46:43   Subject: Carbis bay mine shafts
[quote="andy308"]...I think they should disclose the drilling report to anyone intent on purchasing the property to save them wasting time....
[/quote]

If you were buying a property wo
Topic: Milk Churns
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/09/2014 16:12:31   Subject: Milk Churns
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Hi guys

was in long rake yesterday and noticed that there are quite a few milk churns, I have a theory what they were for but what do you experienced guys think ?[/quo
Topic: Carbis bay mine shafts
Trewillan

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/09/2014 16:07:02   Subject: Carbis bay mine shafts
[quote="andy308"]I would be happy to pass the details of the report on, but I am not sure if I would be getting into trouble by doing that!

I agree that people need to know about this as it
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