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Topic: Bizarre shaft blockage!
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/05/2018 22:22:01   Subject: Bizarre shaft blockage!
Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
There is a blockage in Childs Shaft just above the level. A truck!
Exploring the Alltycrib Hill in the late 1980s I have a vague recollection of looking down int
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/05/2018 16:31:43   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Some good news, I am advised that FastTech HK are shipping Li Ion once again, but overland which is up to 60 days!
I have ordered a batch of the Tesla 2070 cells as I still have 4 Lynx deep finne
Topic: Frongoch
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2018 20:48:42   Subject: Frongoch
Only a narrow strip south of the road that encompasses the buildings on the upper site is SAM. The rest of the site is not, nether is all of Wemyss.

The upper site is all falling down anywa
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 17:20:07   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I have just had an update email from the NAMHO chair and all is going well.

The returned cheques should have been made out to "NAMHO" and not anything else, so I am advised.

Ther
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 15:16:40   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
"It'll be alright on the night"

as they say in show business
:lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 14:27:29   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
By time I got around to booking they had PayPal up and running. I assume that it still is.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 14/05/2018 09:07:24   Subject: New camera
I have been playing around in lefel Fawr again and produced the picture below of the XP 120 on "Night Tripod" mode. It reads as ASA 200, 1/3 second, F3.9.

[link]115158[linkphoto]115158[/lin
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 17:06:11   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I would not worry too much about the road people. It is a much easier route that the usual one, walking the whole distance from the car park. Its just that the divers will have a much easier job if th
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 15:06:07   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Permission is required from local Highways Authority to put a gate on a public road. I would say its unlikely to be given unless there to contain grazing stock. I have noticed of late a lot of the gat
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 14:46:13   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="Morlock"]Personally I would feel OK and just drive through. The worrying bit would be if he fitted a gate and the council took the view that a saving could be made if the road was no longer m
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 14:17:46   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
More work, mainly cladding has increased the height, both are now equal.

[link]115139[linkphoto]115139[/linkphoto][/link]

I have to admit that although I am personally aware that
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 11/05/2018 13:24:07   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
I have been thinking. The masonry 'wall' shown in a photo in one of my earlier posts each side of the public road would have needed planning permission, (assuming it is more than 1 metre high, which i
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 10/05/2018 16:31:49   Subject: New camera
I never had any trouble with mine, that is until I dropped it on concrete and it didn't work anymore. Not to be deterred I took it to pieces and actually fixed it. Lot and lots of tiny parts.

Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/05/2018 16:12:04   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
149 Removal of things so deposited on highways as to be a nuisance etc.
(1)If any thing is so deposited on a highway as to constitute a nuisance, the highway authority for the highway may by noti
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 10/05/2018 13:08:28   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
To interested parties.

I have received statutory notice (Form 3) from Rhondda Cynon Taf (The local Highways Authority) dated 3 May 2018 relative to the obstruction of Footpath 29 Rhigos by
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/05/2018 08:14:13   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
Worth a read:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 19:42:13   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="Morlock"][quote="royfellows"]"If you stop to rest on one of the rungs exactly half way up and there are 11 rungs above you, how many rungs in the ladder."[/quote]

23.[/quote]
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Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 17:52:46   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
The last time I was there it was with a friend from Portmadog. I was a right nuisance by asking him a maths question as he came off the top ladder. I have a casual interest in how quickly people can t
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 10:52:05   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]Any scope for lowering a bag full of goodies down Western Shaft on a rope?[/quote]

Its grilled over.

[quote="Margot"][quote="royfellows"]
You could
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 09:54:47   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
You could probably manage Ok by clipping on/hanging on to my blue poly rope, I dont know.

You could always hang onto me!
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 09:25:09   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Later in the year when I have the kit I need sorted out, and possibly when there is a dry spell. The water at the bottom of Western Winze is just under my chin and I stand 5ft 10 ins in old money. The
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 08:31:42   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
[quote="royfellows"]

There is a route up to adit level from the 10, fixed rope put in by SCMC years ago. Adit inbye is lethal.[/quote]

Quoting myself, herein lies a tale

Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 08/05/2018 22:10:15   Subject: New camera
I never had to replace the battery, and I did sometimes leave it switched on. Odd.
I bought an OM 40 as well as a happy snapper.

There are a lot of archive pics on here taken with the
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 21:58:27   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Its hard trip that requires quite a bit of stamina. The Cwffty rise is a lot of fun in wet weather.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 08/05/2018 21:56:40   Subject: New camera
My first decent camera was an Olympus OM1 35mm SLR. You stuck your roll of film in and set a little dial to whatever its ASA rating was. There was a built in light meter, centre was right, up was over
Topic: Mine water clean up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 21:29:50   Subject: Mine water clean up.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Roy, you are a self-confessed weirdo - [/quote]

that's the nicest thing you have ever said
:lol:
Topic: Mine water clean up.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 15:38:05   Subject: Mine water clean up.
We're off.

I knew Morlock's post would lead to this, so all, can we give it a rest please.
My views on this are very well known, but I keep them off aditnow.
:flowers:
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/05/2018 14:28:36   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Its annoys everybody except the kind of morons who do this sort of thing.

The old gate on Jacks at Box stone mines only needed a 17mm Allen key to open, and yet people used to cut bars out.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 08/05/2018 14:23:29   Subject: New camera
Just been having my lunch and chewing things over. Its a lovely day outside, bright sunlight, so I thought "ASA100, F8, 200th second", then went outside with the Sony and tried it.

Below is
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 14:15:06   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Might be good for a meet up.

I am still considering kit and sorting things. I want to get some good modern pics of the rising mains and clack boxes in Western Shaft.

From Western
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 08/05/2018 13:18:10   Subject: New camera
I have just been studying the manual for the XP120 - again.

It appears that the 4 second exposure option is only available for 'night tripod' mode. I will have another lab session undergro
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2018 10:56:45   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
Hi people

I am very keen to visit the above workings, hence my current interest in waterproof cameras!

Wondering in anyone been there in the last year or two?

Are all
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 22:09:50   Subject: New camera
The GPS wont work underground but as a little camera that slips into a pocket would be likely to be carried everywhere I would find a GPS useful. I dont use a mobile device. Bought an android a while
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 21:44:03   Subject: New camera
The OS website does it.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 21:32:44   Subject: New camera
About the FT5. I note that its has a GPS, but studying the downloaded manual it appears that you are stuck with latitude and longitude with no OSGB option. So on the face of it chocolate fireguard ter
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 20:59:59   Subject: New camera
This is one off the Sony on manual

[link]115129[linkphoto]115129[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 20:47:59   Subject: New camera
I think I might grab the next FT5 I see going, manufacturer refurb or whatever. I can see me doing more with it than the XP120. There is an FT6 you know, but not much different to the 5.

Th
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 19:57:50   Subject: New camera
Agree completely, but TG does not have a manual setting, I checked all the specs. While I am on, the XP 120 is stated as having a 4 second shutter speed on all modes bar Auto. This is garbage, all min
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
royfellows

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/05/2018 11:54:43   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
If you loose something, just use the 'back' button or arrow or whatever in your browser.
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 11:23:33   Subject: New camera
I have done some tests underground with multiple light sources, same composition, but the two different cameras I have already described.
This brings home the desirability of being open minded an
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 04/05/2018 18:23:23   Subject: New camera
Ref my above, some useful threads:

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=13064

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=13128

https://www.ad
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/05/2018 16:50:14   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'm a member of the NT, I appreciate the work they do. Like all charities, the chief is paid too much and they spend too much time with their fat flowery menopau
Topic: New camera
royfellows

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 04/05/2018 16:47:51   Subject: New camera
I have just bought a Sony DSC H400 of eBay. It was a manufacturers refurb, buy it now, for £150.
I am well pleased. It has manual exposure with up to 10 seconds shutter speed, full range of F sto
Topic: Clogau Gold Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/05/2018 13:10:13   Subject: Clogau Gold Mine
Yes, thanks.
Topic: Clogau Gold Mine
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/05/2018 10:55:38   Subject: Clogau Gold Mine
Looks interesting but too small for me to read, tiny screen down bottom right hand corner.
Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 01/05/2018 21:44:51   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
Roy, what a nice little level, looks hand picked.
Anything you can say about on a public forum?
Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 30/04/2018 09:15:43   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
I think that the scale of my operation is somewhat smaller than yours
:lol:
Topic: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 28/04/2018 13:37:50   Subject: Narrow gauge sack truck: transporting sand bags UG
A modified broken folding sack truck as sold everywhere has been modified to a narrow gauge suitable for digging sites.

[link]114973[linkphoto]114973[/linkphoto][/link]

One of m
Topic: Idle curiosity - where's this?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/04/2018 23:03:39   Subject: Idle curiosity - where's this?
Yes. We camped in the 'field' next to the car park, below the spoil tips. It would be late 1980s.

His house was the big one on the left with balconies you pass on the road. He hates people
Topic: Idle curiosity - where's this?
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/04/2018 19:56:04   Subject: Idle curiosity - where's this?
[quote="ChrisJC"]Robert Plant used to have a place up Cwm Einion apparently. No idea if he still does.

Chris.
[/quote]

I used to camp on his field and in the morning he woul
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