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Topic: Cinderhill (Babbington No 6) Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 01/09/2019 18:19:43   Subject: Cinderhill (Babbington No 6) Colliery Coal Mine (mine)
Some info here.

http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/pits/Bab-Report1.htm

And here.

http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/Fatalities/Notts/Notts-A4.html
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/08/2019 17:34:58   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Morlock"][quote="Boy Engineer"][quote="Morlock"][quote="Buckhill"]..........which leads to the suspicion that some unscrupulous persons may upend bottom halves and sell
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/08/2019 16:47:56   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote="Morlock"][quote="Buckhill"]..........which leads to the suspicion that some unscrupulous persons may upend bottom halves and sell them as tops:o[/quote]

The "w
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/08/2019 14:18:02   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Buckhill"]..........which leads to the suspicion that some unscrupulous persons may upend bottom halves and sell them as tops:o[/quote]

The "wheel Trade" appears to be a very murky
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 13:18:31   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
I suppose the bottom 1/2 is weighed in and perhaps only the top 1/2 commands a premium.
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/08/2019 21:09:11   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
I suspect one half would equal one monument and command a higher premium as the complete wheel equals two monuments?;D
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Morlock

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/08/2019 20:39:44   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Assume you mean one of these, one dumped on a hillside in South Wales.

[link]118795[linkphoto]118795[/linkphoto][/link]

Edit: The image is from 2006, was still there in 2013 but
Topic: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/08/2019 21:02:04   Subject: Swaledale Floods (Mines Affected)
This the place?

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1015855
Topic: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/08/2019 12:03:23   Subject: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
Looks a bit like a Marsaut?
Topic: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
Morlock

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/07/2019 15:48:48   Subject: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
The wick issue may be because someone has previously failed to understand the 'two wick' thingy and pulled the long wick up in error?

This site may help.

https://twitter.com/Wolf
Topic: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/07/2019 13:35:17   Subject: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
This may be of interest, easy on site parking.

https://www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk/prices
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
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