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Topic: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/07/2019 20:59:11   Subject: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
Very good news as I assumed the metal recyclers may have had it away.:)
Topic: Kentmere Mine and Millrigg Mine
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/07/2019 19:00:04   Subject: Kentmere Mine and Millrigg Mine
A fair bit pops up on a Google search.
Topic: Staveley Lead Mine (United Kingdom)
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/07/2019 15:25:49   Subject: Staveley Lead Mine (United Kingdom)
Some area history.

https://www.mindat.org/loc-262842.html

http://www.sdhs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/14-Mines.pdf
Topic: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2019 18:04:50   Subject: Sherburn No.2 mine abandonment
Most interesting, many thanks.:)
Topic: Lumens - its in front of you!
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/07/2019 10:55:57   Subject: Lumens - its in front of you!
I'm sure you could knock up one of these Roy.

[photo]118335[/photo]

Page 15.

https://manualzz.com/doc/34012449/oldham--miners-cap-lamps-and-charging-equipment--instruc
Topic: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2019 17:28:37   Subject: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
[quote="Dickie Bird"].. and this was in the days you could go to your local chemist and buy such items as sulphur, charcoal and saltpetre.. you know the mix ! [/quote]

You can still buy it
Topic: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2019 10:53:27   Subject: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
The ' traversing winding engine' must have been an interesting bit of kit.
Topic: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/06/2019 09:28:54   Subject: Williams Shaft, Dolcoath
Looks like it's now occupied by brambles.;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjjw2m2ZBpg
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 11:09:06   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
If the altimeter is a GPS unit virtually useless with an accuracy of 10-20 meters. That assumes you can get a GPS signal underground. Barometric unit would be fairly accurate though.
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/06/2019 14:23:49   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
I generally do.;D
Topic: Mapping
Morlock

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2019 01:21:35   Subject: Mapping
I noticed that a while back, popup says "This page can't load Google Maps correctly" and "for development purposes only"

Map pin seems to be in the correct place though.

Streetm
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/06/2019 19:04:43   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
When conditions are right this place could be fatal a fair way from the grilled portal.

[link]59940[linkphoto]59940[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 19:34:20   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
"Lister is a petrol hit-and-miss job", driving a car alternator is close to 'Heresy' to old Lister fans, lol.
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/06/2019 18:07:26   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
"Sorry for sounding all melodramatic!"

Melodramatic or not it needed to be said.
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2019 17:06:36   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Was the mine above the old railway track?

Two linear spoil tips and a level around the area you describe.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/102181594

Only problem is that locat
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2019 06:32:54   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
AN search brings up a few possibilities.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Prestatyn_118069/
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/06/2019 22:31:12   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Yep, drives a 60 foot narrowboat.

Very nice restoration on the Petter.
Lister 'B' series are pretty solid lumps, last forever.

Edit: Is the Petter the one that's difficult
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/06/2019 18:58:50   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
https://www.blocklayer.com/pulley-belt.aspx


Lister HA2 loaded at 600 Watts normally charges a 660 Amp/Hour battery bank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBb6A_M_sD0
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2019 22:17:44   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
This part may work, unfortunately it does not specify for a 'dynamo'.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-LUCAS-CAV-24-VOLT-REGULATOR-PART-No-1861A524-STC516/332287520682?hash=item4d5de12
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2019 17:32:10   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
If finding a regulator is a problem you could probably control the onload output with a suitable rheostat but loss of load whilst running would be a problem. Should be ideal for a string of lamps but
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2019 16:55:49   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Would it be around 7 inches diameter and 15 inches long?

The red/black are the output terminals and the smaller brass studs are the field connections. Suggest there was something like a car
Topic: Dale Abbey No 2 Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/04/2019 12:22:12   Subject: Dale Abbey No 2 Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Foundry casting sounds a good guess. The sand may have also gone further as the tramway appears to eventually meet the main railway line
Topic: Heyford Ironworks Iron Smelt Mill (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/04/2019 18:11:52   Subject: Heyford Ironworks Iron Smelt Mill (mine)
It appears there were two ironworks north and south railway line.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nether_Heyford#Industrial_History
Topic: Photographs Of Kiveton Park (Photo ref 83611) (photo)
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/04/2019 10:41:26   Subject: Photographs Of Kiveton Park (Photo ref 83611) (photo)
Looks similar to a capped shaft vent, possibly with a flame trap.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/04/2019 20:00:49   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
I'm not really sure what repercussions an UG fatality could have on other areas of mine exploration, probably better if they had a sobering close call.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/04/2019 16:55:01   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="ivortheengine"]I know for a really nice looking co*l level. Beyond a roof fall lies a really tantalising heading in perfect nick. Also beyond the roof fall is a complete absence of oxygen.[/qu
Topic: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/04/2019 10:11:05   Subject: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
Ahh, assumed there was only one.
Topic: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/04/2019 07:43:49   Subject: William Roberts bard name Gwilym Eyri
The BBC may have a larger image on file.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/gogleddorllewin/papurau_bro/yr_wylan/newyddion/ionawr06.shtml
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Morlock

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 01:14:47   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Nothing can be done to educate these people.:curse:

Enjoyed one of the comments though.

"oh and leave bald grills behind".
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2019 18:58:10   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
If you can tolerate some occasional slow progress a Type6 is OK for low O2 warning, should get one for less than £40.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=type+6&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trk
Topic: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2019 15:35:41   Subject: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
[quote="JonK"]You can contour round from Cwmorthin.[/quote]

Think my oldish legs would prefer that route.;D
Topic: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/04/2019 19:52:43   Subject: Nyth Y Gigfran - what’s going on?
Appears to have a slight change of direction 2/3 up, wonder if that was where the wooden sledway started?
Topic: Sir Francis Level
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/03/2019 21:27:17   Subject: Sir Francis Level
I suspect someone will comment shortly regarding land and mineral rights ownership.

Have a rummage through this lot.

https://whoownsengland.org/2018/08/12/revealed-the-aristocrat
Topic: Abercwmeiddaw - Hunter tunneller
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2019 16:10:04   Subject: Abercwmeiddaw - Hunter tunneller
That links to an email address?
Topic: Sir Francis Level
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/03/2019 13:09:35   Subject: Sir Francis Level
[quote="Big-G"][quote I would have thought that with all of us having similar interests, it would all be one big happy family. It appears not ??

I wonder why some people can know there's a
Topic: Gwynfynydd
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/03/2019 23:18:54   Subject: Gwynfynydd
That's what the OS key indicates.

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/legends/50k-raster-legend.pdf
Topic: gridrefs for underground features at nent
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/03/2019 16:50:23   Subject: gridrefs for underground features at nent
Anything useful here

http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/plans.htm
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/03/2019 20:36:50   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
[quote="John Lawson"]
Ignoring the fact that coking Coal is not that common in Europe, and naturally it is being imported fro the other side of the world at a price![/quote]

At one sta
Topic: Nant Gwrtheryn / Porth y Nant Quarries
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/03/2019 20:17:19   Subject: Nant Gwrtheryn / Porth y Nant Quarries
Have a check here in case mapping revisions have missed something

http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 20:35:04   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Is this the structure?

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Brifge_94210/
Topic: Tremar Mine
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/03/2019 23:13:59   Subject: Tremar Mine
Unfortunately the earliest easily accessible mapping starts at 1883.

Not sure if this will help?

https://www.nmrs.org.uk/assets/lookinside/bm20lookinside.pdf

Topic: Not exactly mining but interesting
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2019 18:36:01   Subject: Not exactly mining but interesting
Many years ago I started tracing the route of this structure by identifying the aqueducts and shafts. These images really convey the scale of the project as well as the then current techniques. Many t
Topic: Abandoned Mine Explore #22 : Huge Workings In The Mine Of 1000 Ladders (Video)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2019 18:43:25   Subject: Abandoned Mine Explore #22 : Huge Workings In The Mine Of 1000 Ladders (Video)
[quote="Jimbo"]Can't see anything, it must be epic!:lol:[/quote]

Search "1000 ladders" on Youtube.:)
Topic: "The Bargain men" Gunnerside
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2019 14:25:01   Subject: The Bargain Men
Very nice bit of history.:)
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/02/2019 14:56:17   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Reports seem to indicate it was open in December last year.
Topic: Historic Photographs Of Rainford (album)
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 08/02/2019 17:34:34   Subject: Historic Photographs Of Rainford (album)
Are you enquiring about a colliery or Crank Caverns?
Topic: moving photos
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 02:15:30   Subject: moving photos
Not sure if this is the easiest way?

Download image to your desktop and then upload the image to the relevant mine images.

Probably an easier way to those more familiar with the
Topic: Hendre Spar Mine
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2019 05:56:21   Subject: Hendre Spar Mine
It would appear it's quite useful.

"The properties of calcite make it one of the most widely used minerals. It is used as a construction material, abrasive, agricultural soil treatment, con
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2018 22:30:38   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="Pete K"]It still does about a quarter rotation when that kicks in, enough to hurt a bit if you are not well braced. Still better than the old no-clutch Bosch arm breaker we used to use.[/quote
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/12/2018 21:57:25   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]Only problem is when it binds on a big hole it tends to throw me across the chamber. My two shoulders are wrecked (can't lateral-raise more than about 5kg) and I'm sure it's all the d
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