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Topic: Long Rake Name Clarification
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/08/2018 16:22:48   Subject: Long Rake Name Clarification
Without coming across as a killjoy the above posts explain why the owners want people to stay out. I certainly do. Plenty of other mines to explore assuming one is in sufficient health to enjoy them.<
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/08/2018 15:52:42   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Back to the TGX, just completed duration test.

Standard Mode gave full light for 12 hours then went into a 'slow death' cycle for up to 20 hours when light was that low as to be practically
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/08/2018 09:30:16   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The MagnumStar is ridiculously heavy but is was the platform which was the first caplamp to put 1000 lumens on someones head.
Since then things have moved forward a lot.

Issue up until
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2018 21:45:00   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]My Trigon and MS both need some love. At some point, I'll have to send them.
[/quote]

You been saying this for 12 months, I dont look out for th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2018 17:33:14   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
After the fall of the Samurai in the late 19th century they were forbidden to carry the swords in public or wear the 'topknot' in their hair. Those caught were publicly humiliated by having the topkno
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2018 15:11:12   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Last of the big bat cookers :(

A sad sentence to read.

It's like saying you are exiting the world of building dragsters and getting a job
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/08/2018 22:35:03   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Got it wrong anyway. original low voltage circuit didn't need the relay as all was same voltage, just used a MOSFET to switch the load.
Its the time of night. I'm off to bed, had enough.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/08/2018 21:36:12   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Back again
Chris, you have jerked my memory.
Originally I envisaged this lamp as a return to low voltage and drew my schematic accordingly but using your method, a FET and diode. However I
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/08/2018 20:26:08   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Hi Chris

The toggle switches I normally use are rated to IP67. I now fit rubber boots and seal the threads to uprate this, but would feel uncomfortable using this method for this series of
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/08/2018 17:35:59   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The Scorpion TGX

This is posted exclusively to aditnow for the lamp buffs as the lamp is still undergoing testing and evaluation as at this time is not in production. So far its showing gre
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/08/2018 14:35:33   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Good luck anyway, I am back home.

From your poke, it doesn't look as big a job as first appeared anyway.
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/08/2018 13:58:31   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
I still think a look 'upstairs' would be a good idea, what if the fall is the lot and nothing above it?

Years ago I dug out one of the hoppers in Scaleburn when working with John L which wa
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 22:28:35   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
I think that John is giving good advice here, so I will describe the 'easy' way entry was gained.

It was Heb and I who did it, and when we had cut out the timbers, one was sticking out. It
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 10:36:29   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
At Cwmystwyth I did actually get 4 of the 12 foot spans in on my own. You have to get your body weight beneath them, your centre of gravity is at your belt buckle. True.
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 10:25:47   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
Actually, I went in and did it my own way before I left for home.
Struggled a bit with the RSJs on my own.

[link]115783[linkphoto]115783[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/08/2018 09:31:11   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
[quote="moorlandmineral"]That doesn’t look like a hopper collapse... it looks more like stope slope come crashing down.... Do you remember you found a way up in the roof along second sun vein and it w
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/08/2018 13:19:37   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
They are not idiots but are acting like idiots due to lack of awareness, as a lot of us did to start with with.

[link]115780[linkphoto]115780[/linkphoto][/link]

So what do you al
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/08/2018 11:55:59   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
I dont know whether this will work out but after a bit of thinking I have just registered the domain safe-explore.co.uk.

I will prepare a 'safe explore' logo of a 'smiley' with helmet and f
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/08/2018 10:29:44   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
It gets worse!

https://www.facebook.com/people/Barenaked-Caving/100004058753363
Topic: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/08/2018 10:07:42   Subject: Caplecleugh - Smallcleugh through route blocked
[quote="moorlandmineral"]Have u any pics of it?[/quote]

[link]115779[linkphoto]115779[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 07/08/2018 09:42:57   Subject: Cwmystwyth on Youtube
I am dealing with this.

Thing to remember from our lofty heights is that many of us were muppets at one time, its just that today we have YouTube introduced into the equation. We need new y
Topic: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 30/07/2018 22:26:43   Subject: Holme Bank Beneath The Waterline
Paul, your an ace. Extremely well done.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/07/2018 09:21:24   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
I am on the look out for illegal off roaders at Cwmystwyth and sooner or later maybe get pics with numbers etc, I will see how the police respond to that.
They drive right past the signs which is
Topic: Mineral rights legal advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2018 16:16:17   Subject: Mineral rights legal advice
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"].... and the major major PLC firm being held up for years over a quibble in this area speaks volumes.

[/quote]

maybe more about the pace t
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 12:17:57   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
A successful prosecution would be all the proof needed. Insufficient evidence = no prosecution.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 11:58:07   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
I would not start locking anything as its directly against my principles and those of the trust or companies I am involved with.

Obvious action is to confront anyone caught taking gear and
Topic: Mineral rights legal advice
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2018 09:27:53   Subject: Mineral rights legal advice
Not exactly what you are asking for, and you are possibly already aware but a copy of "History and Practice of the Law of Mines and Minerals" by Jean Cantlie Stewart.
But note the publication dat
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 09:18:44   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="royfellows"]Reading the riot act.

I have noted this weekend that a black 12mm handline has been removed from Talybont. It is of very little value, if any, however there is a princip
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 25/07/2018 08:52:23   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
We have laws in this country to protect property rights and 'slaps' or whatever do not belong. Anyone acting in this way will get themselves into trouble.

I have said what my position is an
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/07/2018 12:09:02   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Nothing sinister - I'll message you :-)[/quote]

Cheers
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/07/2018 12:01:39   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I fully sympathise Roy. But I can't help but see how your policy as stated could backfire. Which would be an immense shame.[/quote]

Would you be so kind as to explain
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 24/07/2018 11:02:43   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
Reading the riot act.

I have noted this weekend that a black 12mm handline has been removed from Talybont. It is of very little value, if any, however there is a principle involved.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/07/2018 22:23:48   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
Its the bogies that worry me as they are a common artefact theft. I wonder if they could be marked with a set of punches, "CMT" or maybe a security pen.
Topic: Thievery at Nenthead
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/07/2018 14:48:27   Subject: Thievery at Nenthead
[quote="gNick"]
There are those who disagree with fixed rigging but stealing it is not an answer.
[/quote]

I have had similar problems and will not hesitate to ban anyone caught
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 23/07/2018 11:44:37   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
What are water levels like in the mine?
Topic: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 19/07/2018 19:34:48   Subject: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
Grrr. Another vRS, good cars.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 15:49:33   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Thanks Alex.
Did you notice whether 'checkpoint Charley' was still there across the council road just above the car park?
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 13:57:35   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
John, could you take a walk up the road and see what the situation is with the 'gates' and the PROW. Its only 10 minutes, seriously easy way to the mine.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 08:25:03   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Does anyone have any news at all of developments regarding the Public Right of Way to the mine, the partially constructed gateway on the public road, or current water levels in the mine?

I
Topic: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/07/2018 09:01:23   Subject: Olympus TG4 Info to share...
I am waiting to try the new Lumix FT7 when more generally available as I am very 'viewfinder' oriented and have to mess with reading glasses otherwise.

When I get one I will be happy to let
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/07/2018 21:56:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
http://www.namho2019.uk/ is now up and running.

Not thanks to easily the 'service' provider. I did some checking and found that the domain is registered but on the old system DNS. After a b
Topic: Stenlights
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 21:18:16   Subject: Stenlights
Drop me an email with your address and I will post it to you. If its any good to you you can drop a few quid to CMT.

Dont bother for bit, I will be getting Paypal up in the next few weeks,
Topic: Stenlights
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 13:23:47   Subject: Stenlights
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="royfellows"]I have four only replacement cables, these would require soldering skills.[/quote]

I think that was 3 battery cables, and 1 old type (black) lamp cable?
Topic: Stenlights
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 10:46:31   Subject: Stenlights
I will mention this in my UKC thread.
Topic: Stenlights
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/07/2018 09:35:33   Subject: Stenlights
Due to the extreme kindness of Simon I now hold the last UK stock of spares. (Arrived this morning Simon, and there were cables!)

These have been donated on the basis that any proceeds go t
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/07/2018 21:29:29   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
It connects to the run in Grey Crag opposite, there is an 'interesting' fall area worth a look accessible by a bit of scrambling.
Should be a survey somewhere.

Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2018 14:15:21   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
Temple Mine and Henfwlch are both easy walk ins, both CAL remit and details on here.
Of course, a bit further south and the is good old Cwmystwyth and Frongoch.
Topic: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2018 12:42:06   Subject: Talybont, Wilkinsons Level.
[quote="Praada"]Are there any access restrictions to visit talybont? I still need to sort out some PLI, but really fancy a trip to Wales over the weekend to try some new locations (preferably easy gra
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/07/2018 16:32:38   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
I drive up past the YMCA and then swing off left to park on some flat ground in front of the treatment or pumping wajema.

Short walk up the track then.

There is also Levers Water
Topic: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/07/2018 13:58:46   Subject: Coniston Copper Mine info please guys
Hospital Level is a very interesting and easy explore. With the current weather I expect one would be able to get in with only wellies, the only water is in the entrance section anyway.

I a
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