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Topic: Tony Oldham RIP
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/12/2018 17:22:53   Subject: Tony Oldham RIP
I am still thinking about him.

I think I now let a cat out of the bag

When i first started selling lamps and put my website on line, he posted a link to it and "I would rather go
Topic: Tony Oldham RIP
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 19:21:20   Subject: Tony Oldham RIP
I am greatly saddened.

Last time I saw him was at the RFD NAMHO event.
He told me that I had posted on a forum the best thing he had ever read about himself.

I had posted th
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2018 08:17:27   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Then a working mine like geevor wouldn't allow the local caving club up it's adit and when they made it very very secure like they have to, the local caving club
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 18:47:01   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]You'd be better off stating the number of share pumping schemes.

[/quote]

:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/12/2018 14:30:11   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
Giving this more thought, the DX80 is bright enough for hand held camera photos on auto settings, and gives good results. Low enough ISO setting to not be grainy.
I think these new monsters are e
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/12/2018 14:13:34   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
[quote="Blober"]Moving parts + grit and filth from underground? Mmmmmm :lol:
[/quote]

Well yes, I am into a new battery already.
Chinese IP 68?
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/12/2018 20:35:12   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
Hold back and the price will drop, trust me.
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 09/12/2018 16:32:54   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
Just been having a read.
Apparently it uses 20700 cells, same as I use 3S in the power packs for my Lynx X12. They certainly do support a higher discharge and greater capacity than the best of th
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/12/2018 16:23:02   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
Just ordered a new battery unit, not worth messing about with the old one.

These same people are offering the lowest anywhere price on the torch itself - £199 - with free UK shipping.
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/12/2018 14:52:04   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
Just got the battery apart having nothing to loose. This has virtually entailed destroying the fixing at the head end. It apparently screws in from the top but is somehow permanently fixed, which enta
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/12/2018 13:06:08   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
I have just come to use my DX80 and found it dead.
Upon testing it appears that the battery has failed. I have located a replacement on the web - at a cost of about £90!

It appears tha
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/12/2018 13:00:41   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
All the lamps which indicate battery level by turning upside down do so by means of a gravity switch.
I have known these fail by sticking in the past, although rare.
Its a 5 minute replaceme
Topic: Video Light Comparisons
royfellows

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 04/12/2018 22:54:34   Subject: Video Light Comparisons
Paul, have read

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?p=81438&txtSearch=birchley&lblnWhere=all&lblnMatch=any#msg81438

Most of the ones I did were Kowalski, cheapest
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2018 18:00:50   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
No, its on BBC 1 Wales this Thursday 8.0 pm according to an email just received, and will be on other channels later.
Topic: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 03/12/2018 16:50:49   Subject: Hidden Wales: Cwmystwyth
[link]116562[linkphoto]116562[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/12/2018 16:47:43   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Imolent DX80 in action and me in action as well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06sp0nc
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/12/2018 09:58:16   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
18!

Trouble is that whatever current is generated is shared, so the number of LEDs means little.
The one I bought and tested was sharing the 7 amps between all the LEDS and was obtaine
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/12/2018 21:40:30   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Maths

32000LM SKYRAY 12 x CREE XM-L T6 LED Torch Lamp 4 x 18650 Hunting Flashlight

Cree XM-L T6 max output at 3 amps @ 25C = 1033 Lumens
(Cree Data sheet)
X 12 = 12402
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/11/2018 15:06:00   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
What are they like quality wise? fairly robust or tacky rubbish?

I was hoping to make some more videos for Go Below at some point but they are always so hard to get i
Topic: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/11/2018 13:27:14   Subject: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
Hi Ioan
Yes, the warning notices will soon be everywhere where I have a degree of control.
Awareness that a certain place is owned by someone and actively managed may go along way.

Topic: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/11/2018 11:49:39   Subject: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
An interesting dilemma for the explorer.

Do you seal a place as a time capsule or leave it open for others to enjoy?

So far I have followed the latter.
After I worked reopen
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/11/2018 09:48:02   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="jaiyls"]link please :flowers:[/quote]

They are all over eBay, just put in Imolent DX80
About £240 on there various sellers.

Tip
Carry with battery body unscrew
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/11/2018 10:53:56   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
They not mine, Imolent is a Chinese firm. Big surprise
:lol:
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/11/2018 11:01:03   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
The Cwmystwyth one coming up has the DX 80 at 32K lumens.
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2018 17:18:00   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2019
I have been trying to post this to the original thread all day without success.

Would those interested please note that there is a lecture program only option of £12 per day, Saturday and S
Topic: Lamp cable failure
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2018 14:41:33   Subject: Lamp cable failure
[quote="gNick"]That is pretty much what Roy is using these days[/quote]

Looks to me an imitation of the Lapp Kabel which is IP68.
IP 65 NG for underground.

Lapp is Farnell p
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2018 14:35:00   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Imolent DX 80 is 32,000 lumens, wrote about it before.
Topic: Lamp cable failure
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2018 10:50:16   Subject: Lamp cable failure
The MagnumStar is more of a collector item now really, big issue is its weight.
A real hot rod of a lamp.
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/11/2018 10:48:33   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Pocket torches that take 1 X 18650 are useful.

Brightest I have seen is the KD liter that runs an XHP 35. I did a write up a while ago on this site.
My issue with the Chinese torches i
Topic: Lamp cable failure
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 17:28:21   Subject: Lamp cable failure
[quote="ttxela"]All my lamps still have belt mounted batteries, including the one made by Roy :lol:

Cracking bit of kit though :thumbup:[/quote]

yes but my last batcooker does 7K
Topic: Lamp cable failure
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 17:00:06   Subject: Lamp cable failure
[quote="gNick"]The problem is balancing the cable being mounted tight against the helmet to avoid snagging and giving it enough bend radius.

Mounting the glands at an angle to closer match
Topic: Lamp cable failure
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 12:00:45   Subject: Lamp cable failure
I think that the gland may be part of the equation. I was originally using the metal type (as shown in the picture) which were of Chinese manufacture and seemed to have more of a 'sharp pinch' that I
Topic: Lamp cable failure
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2018 09:45:37   Subject: Lamp cable failure
This applies to all lamps, mine and others, hence a general posting. I feel a need to raise awareness of this issue.
If something is put under stress it will fail.

The picture below sh
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2018 14:17:18   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
Interesting, it seems everyone wants the calendar, but just a few want a say in where the money goes
:lol:
Topic: Rude Nora 3
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/11/2018 16:23:41   Subject: Rude Nora 3
The long awaited Rude Nora 3 from Mr Biff is here, and can be seen at:

http://littlemonkeycaving.co.uk/Rude-Nora-3/

It has some interesting and novel features, and is dive rated.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/11/2018 16:59:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Thinking of my friends on here, an advance order has reduced Lynx X_12 to the last remaining headset. Happy to take advance order but could be after Christmas before lamp ready as awaiting Tesla cells
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/11/2018 11:37:19   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]What's that scurion imitator again....the 2200 rescue thing with the parabolic reflector, rather than matey's plastic optic. I wonder what that'
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/11/2018 08:30:47   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Very interesting comments.

I encourage you to send the Trigon in for a cheap fix, I don't support DIY if it needs internal parts or offer guidance! Its on the website.

The Lynx X
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/11/2018 15:42:13   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Scorpion TGX

Well, I am please to be able to say that the design is now finalised. The front glass diameter is reduced and the bezel deepened to take the new 42mm X 5mm thick laminated glas
Topic: Haverdale Mines
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2018 19:41:30   Subject: Haverdale Mines
1878 Factory Act: Quarrys are any place not being a mine in which persons work in getting slate, stone, coal or other minerals. Which begs the question: what is a mine??

> Mine is a place w
Topic: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 06/11/2018 21:24:07   Subject: New book on the metal mining industry of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen near Aberystwyth
Highly recommended.
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2018 19:55:34   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
I will go with Goodluck Mine.

Properly constituted little club, take a look
http://www.goodluckmine.org.uk/page6.html

These small associations that work away quietly deserve
Topic: Nenthead Mill
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/10/2018 13:56:49   Subject: Nenthead Mill
Plenty of steel for digs going spare, hope some of it grew legs
;D
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2018 12:34:33   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
[quote="minexplorer"]Wont be long before pies an fry ups get banned by vegetarian pressure groups eh...[/quote]

:thumbsup:

Tails that try to wag the dog!

Democracy wil
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2018 11:53:53   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have just had a lamp returned due to complete failure, I am not proud of this but there is an interesting lesson here.

What had happened was that some insulation had moved upon assembly a
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 16:47:35   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
Joking aside, the book will be well worth having.
I am hoping to get a signed copy, if you are reading this Ioan.
:lol:
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 16:46:08   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="royfellows"]What makes you think that they mean "depth"?[/quote]
Reading "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" as a kid, I felt let down for that same reason.[/quote]
Topic: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/10/2018 15:31:45   Subject: Cymru Fyw - Going Underground
What makes you think that they mean "depth"?
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2018 17:45:01   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Update

Campsite Facilities

These have been booked, 4 additional portallos plus one disabled portaloo, 4 unit shower unit. This is additional to one permanent toilet and ladies a
Topic: Tywarnhayle area.
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2018 16:08:00   Subject: Tywarnhayle area.
I have been quite a loose cannon in my time, at one time many years ago upsetting PCG. With age comes wisdom, or so it is said, and I came to realise that there is a way of going about things.
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