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

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2020 16:37:52   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
There's a saying in Yorkshire, ..........
Topic: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2020 11:39:43   Subject: Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
There would be certain problems with that, such as vandalism and people taking residence etc.
I would go with a program of consolidation and partial restoration leaving roofs out of it.
An
Topic: Bwlch-glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 27/03/2020 14:55:52   Subject: Bwlch-glas
[quote="Coggy"]An excellent idea, I have wellies and a hard hat with a brand new really excellent lamp. ;D;D[/quote]

Any chance of a review?

A lot of component prices have droppe
Topic: Bwlch-glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/03/2020 17:00:21   Subject: Bwlch-glas
You sound up for it, good. We wait until the crisis over and then I will see about putting something together on this website.
Topic: Bwlch-glas
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 26/03/2020 13:18:09   Subject: Bwlch-glas
This inquiry has give me an idea, but first a question of the OP.
"Do you have proper kit, ie minimum of hard hat with fixed electric light, boots or wellies etc. And also experience of going und
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:19:20   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
I have had the otter, and its a bit unnerving when he is swimming in the water you are wading up to your waist!
Topic: info
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 17:16:33   Subject: info
This may sound very 'Roy' but good exercise and bit of a buzz in the open air is the art of the Jo Staff. It can be done with an ordinary broom handle and there are 3 katas you can learn off YouTube.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 14:42:35   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Thank you.

Nice little bit of work out there in the fresh air. But getting the bags of sand and cement up the bloody mountain side is something I wont forget.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 14:12:50   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Freemans Adit, collapse remediation.

Late in 2019 there was a run of ground into Freemans Level after heavy rain. This is immediately on the leat and posed a Health and Safety issue as the
Topic: info
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 14:01:41   Subject: info
My advice is to just give it a rest for a while until this lot has blown over. The caves and mines will still be there.
Topic: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 13:59:47   Subject: South Cardiganshire Mining Club
I knew I had seen a reference to it somewhere. From the last reprint of Simon Hughes book


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Topic: Ysbyty Ystwyth Mines (Logaulas, Glogfach, Glogfawr, etc)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/03/2020 15:00:30   Subject: Ysbyty Ystwyth Mines (Logaulas, Glogfach, Glogfawr, etc)
I have descended Pen y bwlch shaft when it was open for about 200 -250 feet to a blind level off withe top of a rising main. The Glogs, via the back level, for about 180 feet. A friend made a further
Topic: Ysbyty Ystwyth Mines (Logaulas, Glogfach, Glogfawr, etc)
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 23/03/2020 08:38:22   Subject: Ysbyty Ystwyth Mines (Logaulas, Glogfach, Glogfawr, etc)
Hi there and welcome to aditnow.

Your last sentence says it, "no experience". Recommend that you join a club to gain this. Recommend Shropshire Caving and Mining Club, but hold back with an
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/03/2020 13:34:53   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am asking for a general response here, please.

I have to be clear that at this time i have Lynx X_Basic 2s in stock and no immediate plans to discontinue them.

My question howe
Topic: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2020 11:18:11   Subject: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
"The media are the enemy of the people"
Wonder who said that
:angel:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/03/2020 08:51:15   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Wormster"]Blade mount????

(sorry Roy!)[/quote]

No, all Scorps are GoPro, Dragon and Lynx require 2, 40 mm spaced holes. This is the same as a Petzl bracket so just drill
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/03/2020 22:27:56   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Coggy"]Does that lamp have a Gopro type connection ? If I can figure out how to get a Gopro mount on my old Petzl Explorer I may buy one.[/quote]

Yes, all the Scorpions are GoPro an
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/03/2020 17:28:43   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have been selling quite a few of the Lynx basics which proves a demand for inexpensive, reliable, value for money lighting.

Thinking about things, I am attracted to the principle of suppl
Topic: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2020 12:31:28   Subject: Man killed in mine shaft in Fife
I think one has to consider the meaning of the word "shaft" to the general media.

It could be a bit of a hollow surrounded by brickwork. Its about their knowledge level. More likely an adit
Topic: Skears Mine Firestone Level
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2020 12:29:02   Subject: Skears Mine Firestone Level
Isn't is currently locked?
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 11:51:35   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Vehicle is Simon Timberlake's, who worked with Ioan putting up the signs.
Topic: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/03/2020 10:04:34   Subject: NAMHO Conference Cornwall 3rd to 8th April 2020
My aikido club has closed down for the duration, and I expect karate to follow, although I am currently off that with some more knee trouble. (I am human after all).

I expect to be showing
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/03/2020 10:01:27   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
I have asked to whom the vehicle belongs, and await an answer.

It certainly balances the composition.

For the avoidance of error, the photo was taken by Ioan Lord.
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2020 08:47:52   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
New Gateway Signage

I am very proud to announce that this is now done, photo below. (credit Ioan Lord)

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Freemans Adit -
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 08/03/2020 19:16:20   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
"have had many injuries caused by hitting hard surfaces. "

I can hit hard surfaces.
;D
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/03/2020 18:15:03   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
Its funny you should say that.............
:lol:
Topic: Going to say the dreaded " cave " word
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 07/03/2020 08:51:22   Subject: Going to say the dreaded
Reading this I think I am very lucky. I did a bad body flip breakfall last year at aikido, and banged my shoulder, but it went right in a few weeks.
Topic: Coal, illegal
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2020 16:09:10   Subject: Coal, illegal
In the nicest possible way could we please keep off Anthropogenic Global Warming, we will have others coming in on it and then battle commence.

Certain subjects we try to avoid?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/03/2020 14:30:37   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The X12 above has been sold.

The X16 Scorpion latest is that lamp is fabulous but the power bank is a bit on the bulky side, so I have redesigned it with a flat aluminium lid, and lost a bi
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2020 10:00:31   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
I have just looked at their latest on YouTube.

"What happened last night with the police".

I watched it in part before I lost the will to live, Mr Dixon does not have the best
Topic: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2020 13:20:17   Subject: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
I have just received mine. A wonderful book, a real collectors item and a damned good read.
Topic: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/02/2020 11:27:18   Subject: CATMHS - The Mine Explorer - 40 Years
I have just bought one.
:thumbsup:
Topic: Hang out in Cornwall?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/02/2020 09:07:04   Subject: Hang out in Cornwall?
[quote="Peter Burgess"]If you were asking about anywhere else, you would be signed up with three clubs and be Treasurer of at least one by now, as well as starting a couple of new digs. :o
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Topic: Hang out in Cornwall?
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2020 13:19:58   Subject: Hang out in Cornwall?
[quote="SimonRL"]Have you tried getting in touch with the Carbis Bay Crew?[/quote]

With all my martial arts experience I personally did not have the courage to make this suggestion.
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/02/2020 14:00:56   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Yes, and I think that you hit the nail right on the head with your comment about heatsinking.

I had a damages XHP 35 which I mounted on the copper sheet this time with a few computer CPU he
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/02/2020 10:02:00   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Something you see in front of you after looking at overdriven LEDs?

:lol:
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/02/2020 17:31:40   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
There is also the law of diminishing returns re light output against heat generated and shortened lifespan. But LEDs are easily replaced and quite cheap nowadays. My experience with customers who form
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/02/2020 14:47:00   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Overdriving LEDs, more fuel for the flames.

I am still running lab tests with some surprising results. In meantime, something to ponder on.

http://www.gardasoft.com/Glossary-of-T
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 20:21:12   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Try carrying an Imolent DX 80, it holds 8 X 18650s, and they do bigger torches!

Why I built my 'special'.
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 17:05:56   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: I cant stop it
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 17:05:24   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I am not going to even try "quote"

Now bringing my workbench into it is hitting below the belt.
Please dont think that the rest of the house is......

Oh sod it
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 15:57:22   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
The photo missing from a previous post, sure I pasted it in?

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Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 15:54:19   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I dont know. If its my fault I really am sorry.

The LED has just failed due to overheat as the heat sink, an old computer PCB heat sink, became seriously hot. I have set up anew experiment
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 15:35:29   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Apologies over my last, something go wrong.

Just for the fun of it, I have taken an old, much used, Cree XPL and connected it to my lab power supply at 6 amps. This is double the maximum re
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 13:24:09   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Just moving on a bit, anyone who messes with LEDs would be wise to grab a pair of welding goggles. Seriously.
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 13:21:50   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="lozz"][quote="royfellows"]You cant compare a quad die Light Emitting Diode with other semi conductor components in this respect, the latter normally being subject to a tolerance of as little a
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 12:13:12   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
I was just about to go and get some shipping but turned back as something occurred.

You cant compare a quad die Light Emitting Diode with other semi conductor components in this respect, th
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 11:58:14   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
They don't suddenly go splat, except from overheat. They then take a blue tinge and die.

Overdrive, to go splat they need a lot more current.

As I said, Imolent are overdriving X
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/02/2020 10:07:29   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
[quote="Speedycaver"][quote="royfellows"]

If you extrapolate the output graph you will get the output they state 1500 mA.[/quote]

Ah yes, I see.
It would give a fv of over 1
Topic: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/02/2020 21:07:08   Subject: 3W Cree torches in Tesco's
Just another comment about the overdrive on the XHP 35s

if one casts ones memory back a few years to when the XPGs were first announced, they did exactly the same thing. Max recommended dri
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