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Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 23:06:47   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Artificial christmas tree and a tumble dryer in wolfcleugh. Gravity deposits via a day shaft! will have to find the pic now!
Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2019 22:01:31   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
+1 for illustrator. there's not many file types you can't incorporate (including DXF from ACad) and the vector tools are the best out there IMHO.
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
ebgb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 22:51:37   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
I concur with Robert. looks nowt like a hopper to me. as a comparison....

[link]115782[linkphoto]115782[/linkphoto][/link]

a dig elsewhere.....

a LOT of steel went i
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
ebgb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/08/2018 17:24:49   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
there's some bent steel arching sets somewhere that I have fabricated for something else could be used. creates proper cover for digging or spiling from very quickly
Topic: Idle curiosity - where's this?
ebgb

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/04/2018 00:14:12   Subject: Idle curiosity - where's this?
If I remember rightly his house was at bron y aur

"bron y aur stomp" being written there or something for any zep fans out there
Topic: Pentium 75mhz, vga mono compatible please
ebgb

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 18/03/2018 16:28:27   Subject: Pentium 75mhz, vga mono compatible please
ahhhhhh Netscape! Happy days
Topic: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2017 17:34:48   Subject: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]Hi ebgb,

You wouldn't have a confirmatory photo at all would you?? I'll put onto to the site anyway but I've been caught out by you and one or two others who know th
Topic: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2017 17:09:54   Subject: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
The rope to the winder gives it away
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Sedling (album)
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/11/2017 23:38:57   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Sedling (album)
if its the ones I am thinking of the copyright for those will ahve expired a long long time ago. ownership of a copy of it or even the original negative or glass slide is no proof of ownership of the
Topic: Aged Members
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2017 23:25:51   Subject: Aged Members
talk to the Northern Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers in Newcastle perhaps
Topic: I'm back!
ebgb

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/10/2017 00:07:22   Subject: I'm back!
[quote="tunnelmole"]Oooooh my god! That's never the collapsed tunnel we toiled in. What an amazing job.... well done everyone. Did the tunnel reach where you had hoped for.... did you find anything? P
Topic: New high capacity Li ion
ebgb

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/08/2017 18:51:26   Subject: New high capacity Li ion
[quote="royfellows"]Sanyo Panasonic have available a genuine 4000 mAh Li Ion cell which they describe as 4250 mAh, actually tested at 4050 by FastTech.

Beware, it is slightly larger than th
Topic: Hudeshope west
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/07/2017 20:55:20   Subject: Hudeshope west
Fangio, better known as simply fange, is Malcolm brown
Topic: Hudeshope west
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/07/2017 11:14:26   Subject: Hudeshope west
I'll be seeing Fange later today at a funeral, one of the local mining legends sadly passed away last week. He's going to be a massive miss to me and many others

I will ask Fange about it
Topic: Shaft Camera Recommendation ?
ebgb

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/06/2017 23:20:32   Subject: Shaft Camera Recommendation ?
[link]111930[linkphoto]111930[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]111938[linkphoto]111938[/linkphoto][/link]

I'll send you a link to some vid chris


should also mention thes
Topic: Shaft Camera Recommendation ?
ebgb

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/06/2017 23:17:10   Subject: Shaft Camera Recommendation ?
I'll upload some stills from the new one I just bought, specialised for low light situations. quality is brill, was under your 100 squids budget too. just used it tonight as it happens in a shaft w
Topic: flooding a problem in wiregill?
ebgb

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/04/2017 00:15:16   Subject: flooding a problem in wiregill?
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Wiregill-High-Level-Lead-Mine_20343/

they must have had one hell of a pump! :thumbup::o
Topic: Allenheads Lead Mine
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/03/2017 20:02:06   Subject: Allenheads Lead Mine
[quote="Sopwithfan"]

The flats were coded as:

High Flat - Sky Blue.
Middle Flat - Solid vertical blue hatching.
Low Flat - Pecked horizontal blue hatching

[/
Topic: Derbyshire Toad
ebgb

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 12/03/2017 20:20:21   Subject: Derbyshire Toad
had one over a mile inby here. no idea whatsoever how it go to the position it was in (unless it had tiny SRT gear)

it was discover in the middel of winter so to have taken it out would ha
Topic: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2017 23:25:01   Subject: Prouds Sump: Worn Rope
remove the ropes altogether and you remove the problem surely? if you want to play on ropes, cart your own in and rig your own? people will be a damn sight more safety conscious that way as well
Topic: Righting photographs
ebgb

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 20/01/2017 10:00:08   Subject: Righting photographs
[quote="SimonRL"]No, neither of those look like they would run on a Windows Server.

There are native .NET controls for rotating and manipulating images.[/quote]

pretty sure there
Topic: Righting photographs
ebgb

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 20/01/2017 09:51:01   Subject: Righting photographs
are you using GDlib or ImageMagick server side?

Topic: BGS Mining Plans Database
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2017 22:54:29   Subject: BGS Mining Plans Database
[quote="christwigg"][quote="ebgb"]
FWIW there's a mooview script that will rip the online version to a complete jp2 file as well for the freely available ones[/quote]

Best not discusse
Topic: BGS Mining Plans Database
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2017 20:04:57   Subject: BGS Mining Plans Database
I've had a great deal of help and co-operation over the years from the BGS, a lot of what they have listed as 'confidential' I've gotten copies of after giving them a good justification for wanting to
Topic: HSE Consultation
ebgb

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 12/01/2017 16:21:07   Subject: HSE Consultation
[quote="PeteJ"]I understand that they are presently considering their approach to the Leisure Use of Mines.[/quote]

meeting them shortly where they have said they want to present what their
Topic: HSE Consultation
ebgb

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 12/01/2017 15:54:38   Subject: HSE Consultation
a single line!

"ensuring risks to members of the public are being properly controlled at tourist and leisure sites"

Topic: Cleaning Crabs
ebgb

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/01/2017 19:41:57   Subject: Cleaning Crabs
I bought a 6L one of these fellas of oriental origin, canny machine for the money

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Digital-Ultra-Sonic-Cleaner-Bath-Timer-Stainless-Steel-Tank-Cleaning-6L-Machine-/
Topic: Cleaning Crabs
ebgb

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/01/2017 17:46:41   Subject: Cleaning Crabs
buy an ultrasonic cleaning tank. not expensive, and has so many other uses
Topic: Smallcleugh Christmassy Quiz
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2016 19:54:48   Subject: Smallcleugh Christmassy Quiz
could also be a bonus prize for anyone that can name another location where there are at least 4 of those names still to be seen along with a wall of others! :angel:
Topic: Smallcleugh Christmassy Quiz
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2016 19:35:14   Subject: Smallcleugh Christmassy Quiz
[quote="risy76115"]

yes all names are gone :([/quote]

yup, shame that the graffitti gets removed, therse places need to be elft to tell their story and that includes the grafitti
Topic: SDS Drill capacity comparison
ebgb

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/11/2016 11:21:24   Subject: SDS Drill capacity comparison
my 24v makita will sink at least a 12 to 15 12mm x 100mm holes on a single battery in heavy/hard ground (silicated ironstone type schizzle). in lighter sandstones it will double that number
Topic: Groverake offices burned down
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 04/11/2016 11:00:39   Subject: Groverake offices burned down
It is only the buildings that were falling down already that are being demolished. We are still waiting for feedback from the estate regarding the proposal for the headframe

I've heard loc
Topic: Fallowfield (1980''s?) (photo)
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/11/2016 23:36:34   Subject: Fallowfield (1980''s?) (photo)
well spotted. I would say absolutely that it is brandon walls.

actually part of the thorney brow iron mine, but mostly known as brandon walls
Topic: ''Thing'' (photo)
ebgb

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 15/09/2016 11:40:18   Subject: ''Thing'' (photo)
waterblast head?
Topic: Croggan lead mine - Mull
ebgb

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 02/08/2016 15:21:04   Subject: Croggan lead mine - Mull
hop on the ferry over to ardnamurchan and wander to Strontian
Topic: Unknown location somewhere underground
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 22:59:37   Subject: Unknown location somewhere underground
been pondering this one. It was a very long time ago that I was up there, but there's a section in hope level, something like a +2 horizon above the main level that this kinda reminds me of. hard to
Topic: Allenheads gallery
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/04/2016 11:36:14   Subject: Allenheads gallery
amend away.

the hope level pic was a PDMHS trip. Malcolm Brown sat in the chair, jonny hogarth third from right
Topic: Allenheads gallery
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/04/2016 10:52:01   Subject: Allenheads gallery
and this one...
[link]105229[linkphoto]105229[/linkphoto][/link]

the anon on the left, possibly Andy Hardy, (my dad!) was foreman on a few of the allenheads holes
Topic: Allenheads gallery
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/04/2016 10:48:53   Subject: Allenheads gallery
this one..

[link]105242[linkphoto]105242[/linkphoto][/link]

is not allenheads, it's Hope level in Stanhope, replete with a number of familiar dales character's!
Topic: Website with database
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2016 15:01:56   Subject: Website with database
[quote="SimonRL"]

But WP + stock themes ain't web design. Far too many people out there now calling themselves designers and developers doing nothing more than creating shoddy sites using s
Topic: Website with database
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/03/2016 21:15:04   Subject: Website with database
[quote="Tin Miner"]I was wondering where I could acquire a website like this one with a search engine and database...

Sorry for off-topic of mining, but am hoping Simon will reply

Topic: Grove Rake Headgear
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/01/2016 09:17:52   Subject: Grove Rake Headgear
I'll ask lenny. He was working there when it went up so if any one knows it will be him
Topic: Wanted Gear of special type
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2016 21:48:37   Subject: Wanted Gear of special type
self contained pump and motor type arrangements as used on taillifts and recovery winches. Used to be loads on ebay, 12v or 24v. I used a 12v one to drive a muckle great anchor winch on the boat whi
Topic: Cornish Hush Mine
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/01/2016 14:50:26   Subject: Cornish Hush Mine
just chucked a couple in as well
Topic: Cornish Hush Mine
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/01/2016 23:38:01   Subject: Cornish Hush Mine
I have some cracking ones from the 70's but will need check with their owner first if would mind them being used
Topic: Any Ideas?
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/12/2015 11:06:04   Subject: Any Ideas?
local legend has it that ICI turned up in the very last days of Redburn and (ahem) 'stored' a lot of drums way down in the bowels of the place in never to be revisited dead ends.

oh for th
Topic: Pack-Walling (photo)
ebgb

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/12/2015 16:36:47   Subject: Pack-Walling (photo)
alternative one..

[link]103396[linkphoto]103396[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Totally Off Topic - Regex
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2015 22:29:13   Subject: Totally Off Topic - Regex
[quote="SimonRL"]

Recoding the entire site in PHP would be a bit of an undertaking :lol:[/quote]

we get sooper new things in php like...

if(!filter_var($email, FILTER_
Topic: Totally Off Topic - Regex
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2015 17:00:05   Subject: Totally Off Topic - Regex
if you come over from the dark side I've a few neat php routines I've put together over the years that are pretty robust for fishing through strings in an email address
Topic: Walkie talkie for climbing
ebgb

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2015 13:10:46   Subject: Walkie talkie for climbing
[quote="legendrider"]The wet shaft thingy is way off in the future, although there is a possibility of laddering the lower, dry section to the first inset.

I'm thinking also of comms along
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