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Topic: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2019 21:07:12   Subject: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
Thank you John.

It would be nice to see you some time, it has been a few years.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/09/2019 14:31:06   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Sorted!
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/09/2019 13:26:09   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
The event review paper is now available at http://cambrianmines.co.uk/NAMHO_2019/NAMHO2019_paper.pdf

I would upload it to here but cannot see how unless it relates to a specific mine.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/08/2019 22:33:51   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Tamarmole"]Have you managed to isolate / cure that high pitched whistling noise?[/quote]

Yes. I have dumped the piezo in favour of a flashing red LED.
What is interesting is th
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/08/2019 19:12:36   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Just for the fun of it, I have decided to make my friends on aditnow, insiders to what is cooking in the lab.

What I have is the next generation of super bat cooker.

Anyone who w
Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/08/2019 15:19:08   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
The footbridge is OK but a large patch of tarmac from over the road has been lifted and dumped next to the bridge. The place is a mess.

[link]118790[linkphoto]118790[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/08/2019 10:33:23   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
From Gunnerside go towards Reeth and turn left at Low Row.
Over the top you get to Surrender Mill and bridge.
keep going over the fells and you reach a ford with an adjacent footbridge. One
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/08/2019 16:39:10   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Can the person who sent me a helmet complete with Dragon lamp power bank and spare be so kind as to contact me and tell me who they are and what the fault is. I can only see that the batteries needed
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
royfellows

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 20:58:19   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Not Nenthead but beware of Marlbeck main drive far in. When you get to see wooden stemples one more step and you will see green fairies.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/08/2019 20:56:23   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Told you before, send it in!

Anyway. The big reflectors were the same as yours but for photos and videos bare emitters against the glass are much better. Also the spot and wide angle reflec
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/08/2019 15:44:34   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I am announcing the Lynx X_Basic 2 as an improvement on the previous model.

The rear push button has been upgraded to an IP 68 design which has 8 Newtons spring pressure and stand well prou
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2019 13:57:46   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Shop closed until August 12th. Hardly any stock anyway.
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2019 20:20:32   Subject: Access issues
Good luck with it.

It does bring to mind a legal issue of some years ago whereby someone bought the Lordship of a Manor which included a strip of a few yards width along a whole residential
Topic: Access issues
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/07/2019 18:47:43   Subject: Access issues
No one seems to be answering his exact question.

No you have no legal rights to enter another persons land to access mine workings under yours whether you are owner in fee simple or whateve
Topic: Talybont Deep Adit - Access shaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 29/07/2019 11:46:32   Subject: Talybont Deep Adit - Access shaft
Job finished this weekend gone.
The pre treated top ladder has been relocated to the bottom, and the top replaced with the new steel ladder.

[link]118591[linkphoto]118591[/linkphoto][/
Topic: cwymystwyth ropes
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 25/07/2019 17:34:45   Subject: cwymystwyth ropes
Forgot all about the skipway!

Its about 80 feet plus the extra for the belay, but just one rope anyway. I would take a 40 metre to cover it.

Probably the best and most straightfo
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 25/07/2019 09:14:28   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
In truth, not quite so clear cut.

Main targets for no win, no fee lawyers were those worth 'powder and shot' as they say in the legal profession, mainly local authorities and such like who
Topic: cwymystwyth ropes
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 24/07/2019 20:54:25   Subject: cwymystwyth ropes
Shropshire caving and Mining Club.

I would forget about Pughes, Queens I think is just a couple of short ropes, first pitch is about 30 feet, then a slope.
Topic: cwymystwyth ropes
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 24/07/2019 10:35:44   Subject: cwymystwyth ropes
Might be best to talk to someone from SCMC who were helping at NAMHO, both Pughs which is very advanced SRT, and Queens which is much easier were rigged for trips.
Topic: cwymystwyth ropes
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 24/07/2019 08:15:51   Subject: cwymystwyth ropes
You don't indicate which trip your looking at doing. Graig Fawr through trip, or just up through the stopes, or maybe Rosa?

From Lefel Fawr you can get almost within sight of daylight on fi
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 17:23:19   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="sinker"][quote="ttxela"]

[quote="Praada"]Our first mine explore consisted of a builders helmet with led strips stuck all over the outside, powered to a waist mounted bike battery...
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 13:43:47   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
My first lighting was a Premier carbide lamp back in the 1960s, kindly provided by a friend, and a proper helmet to mount it on. The light was good, except that it was always going out. Supplementary
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 12:52:50   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
They could invest in proper helmets and stencil "EWF" on them. Look cool in their videos.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
royfellows

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 08:56:44   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
I think we all know where it is.
The video is sensationalised to the point were they do it in the dark so as to give the impression of danger just driving up there in a 4X4. I was once given a li
Topic: Talybont Deep Adit - Access shaft
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 16/07/2019 09:50:16   Subject: Talybont Deep Adit - Access shaft
Just a heads up that the last ladder, wood, collapsed at the NAMHO field meet. It had recently been inspected but maybe the dry weather had played a hand. Timber in the access shaft has always been su
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 13:42:34   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="Grout1"]Roy

Well done.

An excellent Conference with something for everyone, good grub and beer.

We had a great time u/g : 2 trips prepping, 2 trips leading and
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 09:30:26   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I am back home suffering from Post NAMHO Stress Disorder.

It was worth the effort though, and everyone had a good time. We were lucky with the weather though, and without the last minute pa
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 21:52:37   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
Signing off now.
Off to Llanafan early tomorrow.
May be able to get WiFi somewhere on a laptop, but no promises
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 21:51:20   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
Ahh right. Cheers.
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 21:35:22   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
[quote="Blober"]Free shipping! :thumbup:[/quote]

That makes a change.
US postage is rip off, was the one you bought shipped from a different country?
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 21:04:20   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
American site, postage half as much again?
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 20:00:07   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
You would not believe places I have driven in an ordinary motor car, and not damaged them
Trick is to keep your wheels on the high ground

Could not do the ford though, not enough clear
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 19:54:07   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Yes, fair enough Pete.
Topic: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 19:32:24   Subject: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
I feel that articles such as this should be recorded by submitting for publication in one of Mining History Organisations memoirs.

What comes to mind is either PDMHS or Northern Mines Resea
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 17:41:58   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Just read it. Interesting and quite relevant in light of recent issues.

However "A landowner has a legal obligation to make old mines safe from public entry. " is technically incorrect in a
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 17:25:04   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
No its "yo am"
What kind of English where you taught at school?
:lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 17:08:05   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I dont use one, in Wales probably take you into a river.
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/07/2019 16:20:08   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Thanks
In the old days I could do similar with a film camera because of reciprocity failure, however a digital camera does not experience this. hence its night shooting possibilities.
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 16:10:43   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
Well yes, but mine was Ok and delivered on time.
Just beware of the IP 68, not sellers fault though. Maybe they have changed the design now.

Only foolproof charging plug is the Hummel
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
royfellows

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/07/2019 15:43:05   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="PeteJ"]ROAD CLOSURE OVERNIGHT for repairs

A44 west of Llangurig 1900 to 0600hrs "until Saturday".[/quote]

If the A44 is closed.

At Llangurig island go left to
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/07/2019 14:11:26   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Pondering on this, if you still around Paul, just so I got it right.

First shot with wife was the foundation or pattern for subsequent shots. Wife walked away and this did not print to the
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 13:41:09   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
Just checked ebay. There is a UK seller offering the DX80 for £199 inc postage

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IMALENT-DX80-UK-CREE-XHP70-LED-32000lm-IPX-8-Waterproof-8-x-LED-Smart-Flashlight/15
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 09:58:07   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'd like a ridiculous hand torch for the purpose of general flood lighting without breaking the bank totally.

Any ideas which are half decent Roy. Ja
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 08:12:52   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
A picture is worth a thousand words.

[link]118334[linkphoto]118334[/linkphoto][/link]

The bulb on the right sold by a highly reputable UK retailer carries a correct description o
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 17:42:33   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
come to think of it, yes its the reflection on the rail. I will move back a bit.

[link]118332[linkphoto]118332[/linkphoto][/link]

That's better
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 17:33:16   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
my you know what must be in a funny place then, come to think of it, I have been called a "dick head"

:lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
royfellows

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 17:21:32   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
This one I got with the Lumix upstairs at YE.
Not saying that its particularly good, but something interesting about it.
Can you guess.

[link]118331[linkphoto]118331[/linkphoto][/
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 16:05:56   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
You should have booked in to NAMHO and entered the bright, new, optimistic world of Cambrian Mines Trust

Wales the world whee you can carry 7K lumen headtorches on open display without bein
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/07/2019 15:07:13   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
I have just fitted a new replacement light bulb in my bathroom, and there on the packet is its output in lumens.

Modern LED light bulbs all have this, and retailers like Tesco etc cannot by
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 14:58:16   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
Back again. Just watched some of it, but short on time with NAMHO. Its not bad, better than earlier ones.
Best videos on here in my opinion are Paul Marvin's.
The rescue practice at Cwmystw
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