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Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2020 18:21:34   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Boris announced that Lockdown finishes on 2nd December.

It'll all end in Tiers...

MARK
Topic: Smallcleugh vandalism
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/11/2020 18:16:20   Subject: Smallcleugh vandalism
I've a 30-year old bottle of my Dad's Rhubarb and Quince wine in the shed. Diluted 1:100 it'll work better than Hydrofluoric Acid on spray paint. Or maybe I should just save it for when we catch one
Topic: Boxed Off
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2020 11:01:34   Subject: Boxed Off
TPTB could at least slam them with the max fine for lockdown-busting. Should have the cost of the rescue garnished from their benefits too.

Stumps :curse:

MARK
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2020 14:42:17   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
[quote="royfellows"]Yes, been told I am a spammer, without even posting anything.
[/quote]

:offtopic: I tried reporting a particularly nasty spam phishing email to the approved .gov d
Topic: Nenthead Mines Ownership
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/11/2020 12:29:07   Subject: Nenthead Mines Ownership
[quote="PeteJ"][quote="Mr Mike"]Thanks for the details Pete and well done for getting this put into the right hands.[/quote]
This was a great team effort by many NMCS members.[/quote]

Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2020 08:51:18   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
[quote="royfellows"]
How wide would this have originally been ? Was this a direct duct to the surface for air flow ? Am a bit lost in exactly what this is thanks .

I will wait for lege
Topic: Ventilation in mines and caves
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/11/2020 15:31:36   Subject: Ventilation in mines and caves
We recently dug through a collapse in a local Lead Mine. One of the trial drifts into the Great Limestone had the remains of an extensive vent duct made from small sticks and the abundant phreatic cl
Topic: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2020 15:06:57   Subject: Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain
why not make it a sticky thread?

MARK
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2020 14:22:15   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
Nice one Roy :thumbup:

I like the Austin Powers look - very fetching.

Now (ahem) that VW is on an L plate - Aug 1972 to Aug 1973

MARK
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/10/2020 09:39:00   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
[quote="PeteJ"][quote="legendrider"]Wheelsets could always be re-gauged in the worst case scenario. a little creative metalworking involved!

MARK[/quote]
The wheel flat wheels are an
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/10/2020 14:07:15   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
Wheelsets could always be re-gauged in the worst case scenario. a little creative metalworking involved!

MARK
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2020 14:03:06   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
He's only giving Gravity a hand :lol:

MARK
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/10/2020 13:58:09   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
Any proposed dig will require removal of many tons of loose shale and its disposal somewhere - a blind sump would be the most appealing choice but may require the installation of some sort of metal ro
Topic: Smallcleugh Horse Level
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/10/2020 12:06:51   Subject: Smallcleugh Horse Level
Last went through a couple of years ago - would defo qualify for 'Most worrying place in a mine' thread

really needs digging from both ends, although scope for spoil disposal is limited. 1
Topic: N Pennines Staycation
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/10/2020 18:59:56   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
I'll ask Kim to take the roof off for you :smartass:

br MARK
Topic: N Pennines Staycation
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/10/2020 18:51:30   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
[quote="Grout1"]Surely Barney Craig level is the infinity pool.
Nobody has got to the end of it in a long while.

I believe there is the possibility of a covered walkway all the way to
Topic: N Pennines Staycation
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/10/2020 15:45:17   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
Typical Roy! If it doesnt have an Infinity Pool and a Sauna, he's just not interested!! :lol:

MARK
Topic: N Pennines Staycation
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/10/2020 14:06:27   Subject: N Pennines Staycation
Stone tent in West Allendale

https://www.carrshieldcampingbarn.co.uk/

no connection, just spreading the word

MARK

Topic: 2021 Calendar
legendrider

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/10/2020 13:49:57   Subject: 2021 Calendar
console yourself with a Pirelli calendar ::)

MARK
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 10:55:36   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
should've all chipped in and bought him a purple one ;)

MARK
Topic: Shaft Exploring
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2020 14:00:55   Subject: Shaft Exploring
I'll wait till there's a heavy-lift version so we can carry scaff, tools and timber up the fell.

MARK
Topic: COMRU GEAR
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/09/2020 09:27:08   Subject: COMRU GEAR
Bump, Chris you got PM :flowers:

MARK
Topic: Mystery tool
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2020 10:39:46   Subject: Mystery tool
Plumbers Wrench - a Sink-er? :lol:

MARK
Topic: Mystery tool
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2020 09:07:29   Subject: Mystery tool
Just educated-guessing but look like an early version of Mole Grips?

MARK
Topic: COMRU GEAR
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/09/2020 13:59:24   Subject: COMRU GEAR
if it doesnt show, how about a whip-round for a replacement?

MARK
Topic: Lead ingot from wreck
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/09/2020 20:35:48   Subject: Lead ingot from wreck
Thanks Paul :thumbup:

I unexpectedly found 10 milliseconds spare this afty ;D

its an interesting topic, besides

MARK
Topic: Lead ingot from wreck
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/09/2020 18:47:40   Subject: Lead ingot from wreck
Just winging it a bit here, maybe the legend PO?NTPRAN is a multiple abbreviation like you used to see on old coins (FID:DEF:IND:IMP) etc

The central motif P = Plumbum? L=50 (lb???)
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Topic: Lead ingot from wreck
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/09/2020 14:06:36   Subject: Lead ingot from wreck
For those less familiar with 17th C economics, VOC was the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) - the first conglomerate, formed in 1602 and dissolved in 1799.

MARK
Topic: Look at This Bad Boy
legendrider

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/09/2020 17:23:53   Subject: Look at This Bad Boy
hate to break it to you Paul, but these things won't work under water! :tongue:

MARK
Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2020 10:30:10   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
Fascinating to hear that memory and conncetion, Dave. :thumbup:

Jim, regarding the Pinkneys, I recently discovered amongst family papers an employment reference handwritten in exquisite cop
Topic: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/08/2020 09:07:54   Subject: Video Explore : Solving The Mystery Of The Huge Laddered Raise
Good to see my steel ladders still holding up after 21 years, pity about the deterioration in the level - much worse now with all that shale spall.

Going Left (outbye) we had that wet arch
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
legendrider

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/08/2020 18:02:47   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
[quote="royfellows"]Now got to the bottom of it.
Basically, its scrap. Testing it at nominal voltage, its taking a fluctuating 30mA on standby, which is 'off' being under soft control, from a 850
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
legendrider

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/08/2020 07:52:11   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
sounds like you've had your £30-worth of fun with it then!!

Look forward to seeing the reverse-engineered retina-roaster!

MARK
Topic: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2020 19:07:41   Subject: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
Or, drop Prouds, exit via Hangingshaws/Rampgill.

Saves getting wet if its raining.

Respect..... :thumbup:

MARK
Topic: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2020 18:10:59   Subject: Video : The Exhaustion Of Shale Crawls
The title says it all so eloquently!
Brings back memories of the hideous crosscut in Caplecleugh towards Bogg Shaft.
Glad to see my steel ladder in Neddy Hopper still holding up (in opening
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
legendrider

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 16:16:31   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
try Paypal or Card chargeback? worth a pop if nowt else.

M
Topic: Miners Tools.
legendrider

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 21/08/2020 14:12:00   Subject: Miners Tools.
It will dig.... :thumbup:

M
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
legendrider

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 14:10:47   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
re-reading the threads there may be an issue with the item being outside the Ebay return period - 30 days (which is generous compared to statutory 14 days in Distance Selling Regs)

If howev
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
legendrider

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 14:02:08   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
OK, try this:

up at top of page click HELP & CONTACT
(to right of "Hello Roy" and Daily Deals)

There should be a section HELP WITH RECENT ORDERS - if not scroll all the way
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
legendrider

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 12:23:50   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
Roy, open 'item not as-described' case.
My Ebay/Purchase History/Item/Actions
Seller is then obligated to reply and if not ebay automatically finds in your favour.
then lob a healthy do
Topic: Miners Tools.
legendrider

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 21/08/2020 10:14:09   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="royfellows]same art as the making of the Samurai sword. [/quote]

mmm... 1000-layer Damascus pick. Now THAT would be a digging tool!

MARK
Topic: Bradley Mine
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/08/2020 17:53:42   Subject: Bradley Mine
Banks Mining’s operations at its Bradley opencast in County Durham have ceased. Evidently all mineable coal has now been got, with approx 250 jobs now looking very uncertain. Banks' controversial ap
Topic: Interesting Fluorite Mine in north Pennines
legendrider

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/08/2020 14:32:54   Subject: Hudeshope West Fluorite Mine (mine)
If its hits you're after, try different subject material (like OMG - Cat looks like Hitler) U/G is a VERY niche subject. Not aiming this at you in particular, but sploshing along a level with banal
Topic: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
legendrider

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/08/2020 10:26:35   Subject: IMPORTANT MAENOFFEREN
without trying to swerve an inportant message :offtopic: I might add that Plod is pretty vigilant in Weardale lately, largely on account of stuff being nicked from farms.

Whilst this is not
Topic: Rampgill Video
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/08/2020 09:18:38   Subject: Rampgill Video
Great Stuff Paul! Nice work!

Glad to see Tobi credited for his invaluable input!

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

MARK
Topic: Hi, How to add photo
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 02/08/2020 13:49:51   Subject: Hi, How to add photo
Hi Paul, welcome :flowers:

either

click "My AditNow" tab (above Lamp Sale) select Personal Album then Upload Photos and then Browse

If the token is relevant to a speci
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2020 11:51:13   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
You got the reference :thumbsup:

regrettably the extent of my forging runs only to bashing out steel wedges, heat provided by wood-burning chimnea

not exactly your 1000-layer Dam
Topic: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
legendrider

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2020 17:31:10   Subject: Gear review, Roughneck Micro Mattock
broke my little mattocky-thing last week, handle snapped just under the eye ;(

this week, sharpened the adze end (underground of course, with the battery grinder) and used it as an improvis
Topic: hi folks
legendrider

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/07/2020 17:26:32   Subject: hi folks
Seconded! :flowers:

Regarding Welsh Slate there are some very knowledgeable folks on here I'm sure you'll find it most rewarding

MARK
Topic: Nenthead Trip ?
legendrider

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/07/2020 18:04:49   Subject: Nenthead Trip ?
Youre welcome!

[photo]120876[/photo]

[photo]120875[/photo]

thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

MARK
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