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Topic: Caphouse Museum decay
royfellows

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/11/2017 16:53:54   Subject: Caphouse Museum decay
[quote="simonrail"]I spent a couple of hours on Friday helping to clean the rust off the Cornish beam engine at Sandfields Pumping Station near Lichfield which is receiving long overdue attention afte
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/11/2017 16:49:42   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Advices

Lamps are hectic.

New X_12s out of stock and awaiting a batch of components, X_Basic all gone and it will be a week or so at least before more available.

I ha
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 13/11/2017 09:06:52   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
The area with the truck is slowly clearing of silt but this is accumulating in the entrance cross cut and could present a problem in the future.

I have shovelled up what I could and banked
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/11/2017 22:10:21   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
By way, the steel was nicely paid for by the aditnow calendar fund, many thanks to all who supported the trust.
:thumbsup:
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 12/11/2017 22:07:21   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
All done and dusted and here are some pictures.

The second tube, as was:
[link]107093[linkphoto]107093[/linkphoto][/link]

The new Steel Road replacing it:
[link]113406[
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2017 08:28:25   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Its basically same news handouts.
Any questions or queries, its ask Roy.

However, I would like to stress the importance of leaving this on the back burner until next years event is ove
Topic: NAMHO 2019
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2017 10:59:47   Subject: NAMHO 2019
This is to be hosted by Cambrian Mines Trust in association with Dr Peter Claughton as conference (lecture program) organiser. Peter has extensive experience in organising events and the trust is extr
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2017 15:15:05   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
The problem here is that mine has gunises which open directly on to the coast path and people wonder in to use them as toilets or just out of curiosity.
A simple barrier that a determined person
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/11/2017 11:06:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Watts out on charge will be 8.4V X 1 amp (max charging rate)= 8.4 watts
Before anyone jumps on me I am aware that as charging nears completion the current is going to be down to a few milliamps,
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/11/2017 08:39:53   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
In retrospect, it could cover a lot of locations and explains why my lamps sell well in Cornwall.
:lol:
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 01/11/2017 08:37:41   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Thanks for this, quite interesting.
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 31/10/2017 21:54:34   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Hi Robert

Just out of interest, do you know where the body in the entrance was originally?
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/10/2017 18:53:07   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
A couple of other things.

I can offer lamps pre fitted to good condition second hand (ex outdoor centre) red Ecrin Roc helmets for extra £40.
Limited number, and of course I will keep
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/10/2017 11:39:20   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Your OK, I expect others are following this.

The X6000 was discontinued as I had a new model in my mind, and the blue belt mount battery casings being exhausted. The new model, the X7000 wo
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 31/10/2017 09:32:33   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I use an Elios with a Dragon as a work lamp.
Best helmet as we all know is Ecrin Roc but I suffer from eczema on my head and working is awkward with bigger and heavier helmet set up.

H
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2017 17:12:20   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Just looked up the Lenser on the web, IPX6, not good enough, IP67 is minimum for the underground, total immersion at 1 metre for about half an hour.

Claimed output is possible from 2 LEDs b
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2017 15:42:13   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="Praada"]Roy, could you help me source a new headlamp that will fit an elastic head band? How do yours compare in price and brightness against the Lenser XEO19 which i am told is one of the bes
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2017 10:55:19   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The trouble is that one has no control over the use that a purchaser will put things to other than the intended purpose.

There are some good videos being made now, my favourite is the Cwmys
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 30/10/2017 10:39:27   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Steel road is now open, knocked out the shutting this weekend.

I have struggled badly moving the truck, eventually got it back about 8 feet. The wheels would rock but not turn, got one off
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2017 10:32:03   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The main idea is to use GoPro mount as a convenience as I can see GoPro eventually becoming a universal standard. As well as this people will want to mount a camera alongside, a comprehensive accessor
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/10/2017 21:22:39   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I think you still in the lead Chris, and will be for many years to come.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
royfellows

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/10/2017 17:34:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
The Lynx X_12

This is not only the latest version of what I believe to be the world’s most powerful commercially available caplamp, but sets a new standard in efficiency in underground lig
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
royfellows

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/10/2017 10:09:29   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Hi People

I would appreciate it very much is people visiting the mine could keep me up to speed with developments regarding the 'structure' being erected across the tarmac public road, as s
Topic: Miners' greeting
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2017 15:17:47   Subject: Miners' greeting
Bore da

;D
Topic: Aged Members
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 21:22:45   Subject: Aged Members
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]

What a show off:o :thumbsup:[/quote]

Mm, when it comes to showing off I'm in a class of my own.
:lol:
Topic: Aged Members
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 17:03:40   Subject: Aged Members
Thank you for your kind remarks.
I was not doing well at all when i hit 65, worse year of my life. I had a problem, well, don't want to talk about it. Following year was having other issues as we
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 12:18:17   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="ttxela"][quote="royfellows"][quote="Peter Burgess"]When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy.[/quote]
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 09:11:24   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Peter Burgess"]When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy.[/quote]

Like
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 22:44:01   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I believe one should refer to someone by whatever title they personally prefer. Our current club [b]chairman[/b] is female, and that is the title she prefers to use. Should a ma
Topic: Aged Members
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 16:55:51   Subject: Aged Members
Confession, I had to look up what you are talking about.

A bit peed off with age thing, 73 in January and training 4 nights a week at karate and aikido, working weekends on concreting and '
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 09:57:31   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Well I respect your differing opinions and we part friends.
:flowers:
Topic: Excelsior tunnel
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 17/10/2017 22:27:16   Subject: Excelsior tunnel
Haven't been there for years but if its where I am thinking a nice portal just below a road but run in just above it.
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 22:24:25   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="royfellows"]

who's our Prime Minister, our Home Secretary
[/quote]

Hey, Margot, quoting myself here after just re reading my earlier post.

How many peop
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 22:14:38   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Margot"]Yes a lot has changed for the better! And I'm glad for that. TtTE is only now making the move and I'd say better late than never. But we're not there yet.
You may have noticed th
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 21:46:30   Subject: One for the steam buffs
I still think its silly.

Male dominated world, err, who's our Prime Minister, our Home Secretary, kids stuff is one thing, the real world is there to be seen.

Business and polit
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 16:17:26   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Absolutely Roy. Let's leave those who make the new programmes alone to do what they want with it. At the end of the day, it's a commercial enterprise and if it makes them more m
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 15:05:49   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Ah diversity, that 'buzz' word.
We are all diverse in every way, not just culture, race, orientation or whatever. No two people think exactly the same or do things exactly the same.
I am a g
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2017 22:31:35   Subject: One for the steam buffs
At one time I had a couple of ladies that followed me around....
Wont go into that
:lol:
Topic: One for the steam buffs
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2017 18:24:57   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Whatever the Express is worth I agree whole heatedly with their attack on this kind of politically correct tripe.

This so called 'gender neutral' tripe is just more rubbish from the same sh
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/10/2017 21:55:35   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Today I have been round to the ladder side of the new fall and its not as I thought. The far stemple has failed allowing the ore pass to empty itself into the roadway. No sign of the galvanised bucket
Topic: Super Size not working?
royfellows

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/10/2017 13:05:11   Subject: Super Size not working?
Working OK on my machine.
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 09/10/2017 10:42:27   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
I have been in this weekend and assessed the situation.

First though I would like to compliment jase and friends who went through the new roadway without disturbing anything at all, and eve
Topic: exploring new mines
royfellows

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2017 08:34:54   Subject: exploring new mines
I really have to come in on this.

If a mine is permanently grilled it means that access is denied.

To gain access one has a choice of 2 completely different methodologies.
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Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/10/2017 11:19:28   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
I think what is of most interest here is the somewhat general concept of "old rotting timber supporting tons of waste rock"

As I have remarked, the failure of the cribwork at this point mus
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/10/2017 09:43:13   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Here is the piece I cut away, just taken this here at home.

[link]113085[linkphoto]113085[/linkphoto][/link]

The problem I have with Bog Oak is that how would the mine timbermen
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 22:15:08   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Mystery solved!
Thanks.

The timber that originally failed which was just above the tube and now sticks down into the roadway is of interest.
Its not rotten and must have failed th
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 14:07:11   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
The situation on the face of it is that this route is off, as as we are going into the bat hibernation season nothing will be done until next spring.

I am therefore asking everyone to stay
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
royfellows

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 13:09:36   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Do you have one from the other side to indicate the extent of the collapse?

For what its worth, the steel road is passable with care, the unstable boulders did in fact come down and were re
Topic: sending private messages
royfellows

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/09/2017 22:20:22   Subject: sending private messages
Its possible that the recipients are just reading the email that goes out and thinking no need read it twice?

I have same thing.
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
royfellows

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/09/2017 08:35:37   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="moorlandmineral"]
Em.. Mr Bieber I believe decided in 2010 to allow his fans to take part in an online poll to decide where he would hold his next concert... result?? An overwhelming vote
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