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Topic: Historic Vehicles
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2018 21:56:10   Subject: Historic Vehicles
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="Morlock"]The UK MOT test is a rip off which includes too many non safety tests. it would probably be 3 yearly if not for the industry'pressure groups[/quote]

Ah, bu
Topic: Historic Vehicles
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2018 08:02:38   Subject: Historic Vehicles
The UK MOT test is a rip off which includes too many non safety tests. it would probably be 3 yearly if not for the industry'pressure groups
Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2018 12:33:34   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
Not sure if this may be relevant in identifying the machine type.

"Ripping Machine Addition

A ripping machine with mechanical arch setting and advanced head with stower introduce
Topic: Historic Vehicles
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2018 11:02:02   Subject: Historic Vehicles
[quote="staffordshirechina"
Hydraulic test (1.5 x working pressure) at new, then after 4 years, then every 2 years.
Steam test every year.
This being under model engineering club rules,
Topic: Historic Vehicles
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/01/2018 04:37:22   Subject: Historic Vehicles
[quote="staffordshirechina"]In 2015, I finished building my 1/3rd full size traction engine.
I registered it for the road and was given a 15 plate. However, it requires no MOT and is tax free imm
Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2018 22:44:46   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
[quote="Mr.C"]
Oh, good I was beginning to thing I was missing something!
What about the "buttock miner" though, ever seen one of them?
[/quote]

Joy long wall buttock miner b
Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2018 22:30:21   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
Seems to be mounted on RSJs and well chocked in position, whatever it is.
Topic: Moorgreen pictures
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2018 21:16:25   Subject: Moorgreen pictures
Looks a bit like a Dosco Roadheader?
Topic: Nant Peris
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2018 21:23:44   Subject: Nant Peris
Looks like a 'snowflake' society.;D
Topic: Nant Peris
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2018 21:13:54   Subject: Nant Peris
Found this whilst rooting about.

http://www.renewablesfirst.co.uk/project-blog/nant-peris-hydro-scheme-completed/
Topic: Nant Peris
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2018 21:05:47   Subject: Nant Peris
The track with the digger has a fair length of black duct/pipe extending towards Marchlyn, where the track restarts further on there are a few lengths of similar Pipe. Small scale water power plant?
Topic: Nant Peris
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2018 20:32:42   Subject: Nant Peris
Are they heading up the side valley towards Llyn Y Cwm?
Topic: Repurposing
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2018 22:54:28   Subject: Repurposing
Numerous mines/quarries converted to alternative use by MOD.

http://www.monkton-farleigh.co.uk/sc_monktonfarleigh2.htm
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/01/2018 12:30:15   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
This may be of interest if it includes Milwr.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/173889/response/436969/attach/3/Rhydymwyn.pdf
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/01/2018 21:51:16   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Seems to be open in 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z-llcnkDkI
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/01/2018 17:36:14   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="royfellows"]What a totally brilliant website!
:thumbsup:[/quote]

Agree, it will be even better if/when they get the GoogleEarth Milwr thingy back up.
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/01/2018 06:59:41   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
A few images of the recent work.

https://sites.google.com/site/flintshireleadmining/03e-milwr-tunnel-recent-work
Topic: Ramsgate Eastcliff
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 09/01/2018 02:42:30   Subject: Ramsgate Eastcliff
Original WW2 entrances at bottom of page.

http://www.thanet-ghostwatch.co.uk/history/rgatetun.htm

I would suggest that entrance "E" is the one you refer to, a bit near the main a
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2018 15:59:11   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
May refer to work carried out around 2013.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Muan46DoI40

May be of interest.

http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/dominoimgs/tranplan/planup.nsf/
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2018 15:49:47   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
[quote="legendrider"]It whispers 'winder' to me; look for rub-marks and grease deposits on the in-situ wooden framing. The paint or bitumen marks on external wall suggest that there was a weather shu
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/01/2018 23:45:44   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
I cannot find my full plan (yet!), try this for now.

https://sites.google.com/site/flintshireleadmining/north-henblas-mine-Milwr

Edit: Well worth a read.

https://www.a
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2018 23:33:56   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
The only mine listed in the AN database using the search terms 'mill & drift' is this one.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Low-Mill-Drift-Coal-Mine_18412/
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2018 21:48:31   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
There's a lot of mines in Durham with "Mill Drift" in the title!;D
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2018 15:45:13   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
An image search for old mine buildings in Durham turned up a similar roof, perhaps a Durham standard thing.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2167026
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2018 15:14:49   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Ahh, I was looking at the wrong window!
Topic: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2018 14:53:42   Subject: Does anyone know what this building was for?
Do you have a FlashEarth or NGR position for the building.

The bit under the window looks like a fairly standard window cill.
Topic: Trebor.
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/01/2018 07:50:30   Subject: Trebor.
Whilst researching a local colliery I noticed that the position of a prominent concrete structure was 40 metres out when using the time rollback facility to 2003.
All other years available to dat
Topic: Tipton coal mine portal (photo)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 06/01/2018 22:44:27   Subject: Tipton coal mine portal (photo)
[quote="trebor"]http://dudleycanaltrust.org.uk/trip/2-hour-through-tunnel-trip/

Tipton Mine.[/quote]

If you select "Guide Map" it shows two mines off the shirts mill basin, one o
Topic: Trebor.
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/01/2018 14:20:59   Subject: Trebor.
Are you using the GoogleEarth 'add overlay' function?
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/01/2018 21:44:08   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
From memory, the SWCC trip was a bit of an epic adventure.;D
Topic: Trebor.
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/01/2018 19:45:44   Subject: Trebor.
Not sure if you have this info, hope it helps.

Track layout to north of Swan Pool.

http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php

Map with 'Power House'

http://ma
Topic: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/01/2018 19:25:32   Subject: Cwmystwyth Mine - May 1984
Very nice images, thanks.:)
Topic: St.David's (Clogau) Gold Mine to re-open?
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/01/2018 23:43:09   Subject: St.David's (Clogau) Gold Mine to re-open?
Latest from the Telegraph, could be rehashed old news?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/01/welsh-gold-mine-behind-three-generations-royal-wedding-rings/
Topic: Old Iron Mines
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/12/2017 15:31:18   Subject: Old Iron Mines
A little more here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-424000-411000/page/2
Topic: Old Iron Mines
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2017 19:13:03   Subject: Old Iron Mines
Old mapping has plenty of what appear to be 'bell pits' on the east side.

Also a colliery.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Emley-Moor-Headgear_82123/
Topic: Battery charging warning
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/12/2017 13:27:50   Subject: Battery charging warning
They even come in half size, don't feel the same though. Suppose one could add a bit of lead ballast to add a bit of weight.

[link]85909[linkphoto]85909[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Battery charging warning
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/12/2017 15:48:08   Subject: Battery charging warning
NiFe and Edison miners lamp batteries could usually be revived after years of lying about with an electrolyte change and recharge.
Very maintenance intensive once in service though.
Topic: Battery charging warning
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/12/2017 12:42:29   Subject: Battery charging warning
Whilst refreshing my understanding of the Vanadium cell I found this little interesting snippet.

From Wiki.

"Lithium Ion batteries, for example, are typically damaged when they
Topic: Battery charging warning
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/12/2017 18:17:45   Subject: Battery charging warning
Certainly look like surplus stock as they came in original packaging. A bargain if they're any good as cost less than 7 pence per cell. Well worth a rummage through the auction site.

http:/
Topic: Battery charging warning
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/12/2017 16:15:23   Subject: Battery charging warning
I think I'll do a test on the the PC power pack cells vs Panasonic. May take a fair while for full comparison.
Topic: Battery charging warning
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/12/2017 00:02:21   Subject: Battery charging warning
[quote="Graigfawr"]Sounds like all batteries have problems at low temperatures.[/quote]

With a few exceptions I suspect nearly all chemical reactions proceed more slowly as temperature de
Topic: Battery charging warning
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/12/2017 19:53:48   Subject: Battery charging warning
Roy, how many full charge/discharge cycles can one get out of a reputable make 18650, ball park sort of figure?
Topic: Battery charging warning
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/12/2017 19:44:43   Subject: Battery charging warning
Looks like my eldest Son has just bought 480 brand new Chinese incendiary devices!:lol:

[link]113684[linkphoto]113684[/linkphoto][/link]

[link]113685[linkphoto]113685[/linkphoto]
Topic: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2017 15:43:11   Subject: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
Looking again at the first two images I would guess the portal was extended to bring it to the level of the general area, sort of 'heapstead' thing.
Topic: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2017 14:29:13   Subject: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
The line of trees certainly seem to suggest both images are the same place.
Topic: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2017 13:09:52   Subject: Blackdene 1980s? (photo)
Looks like the same place with an extension added to the old portal?

Edit: Perhaps more than one adit at site?

[link]113643[linkphoto]113643[/linkphoto][/link]

Topic: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2017 20:23:21   Subject: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
Not a great deal of tramway on site, perhaps the steam winch was used for haulage to the lime kiln charging position?

Edit: I suspect it would need anchoring to something for any serious pu
Topic: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/12/2017 20:05:09   Subject: Engine at New Quay - Tamar Valley
Is this the place in question?

[photo]113604[/photo]
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2017 12:58:16   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="Pinzgauer"]
Are you sure it wasn't the classic Blue Peter incident ? [/quote]

Suspect I've confused memories of a discussion from many moons ago.
Seem to remember we also
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2017 11:21:47   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Can anyone remember in which year Flying Scotsman visited Cardiff?
Also, can anyone recall a prolonged driving wheel slippage incident that resulted in wheel tyre damage?
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