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Posts by Lecko

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Topic: wanted helmets
Lecko

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/10/2014 21:07:36   Subject: wanted helmets
[b]Cold???? You call that cold??? Why in Alaska they put food in the freezer to thaw out in mid winter...AND, that's not a joke either.
Topic: wanted helmets
Lecko

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/10/2014 18:19:38   Subject: wanted helmets
[b]A helmet saved me when I didn't do as I was told as a young apprentice. Just got off the belt at the top of the M/G, all legal, they had exemptions, but the section of trunk belt to the manrider wa
Topic: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
Lecko

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2014 22:05:13   Subject: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
[quote="Buckhill"]Lecko, the two different contracts would be down to start date of the installation. Anything started after the implementation of the '67 PLA went on that, anything started before was
Topic: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
Lecko

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2014 22:02:25   Subject: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
[quote="Morlock"]Impressive new working methods and fine tuning of electrical distribution, prompts me to enquire if there was any use of inverters on any drives underground? Always remember they did
Topic: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
Lecko

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2014 20:22:45   Subject: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
[quote="Morlock"]Lecko, many thanks for your continued input on how the various incentive schemes operated.

I'm also now much happier that a member on another forum has confirmed he remembe
Topic: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
Lecko

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2014 18:04:26   Subject: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Lecko"] Odd having two different agreements at one pit too!! [/quote]

I wonder if this sheds any light on the 'two cuts' issue (at a local level) as previous posts
Topic: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
Lecko

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2014 16:41:50   Subject: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
[quote="Buckhill"]Well said Lecko!

Just one point re the PLA rate - when it came in (1967 wasn't it?) everyone didn't get the same. It was apparently fixed for each [i]Area[/i] (and we st
Topic: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
Lecko

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/10/2014 13:59:36   Subject: The 84/85 strike by Adam Price MP.
[b]Morlock, how on earth can you form an educated opinion of something you have no experience with???

It's fairly obvious there are some members here who have had experience.
Another p
Topic: Raise boring machines
Lecko

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 30/09/2014 14:25:51   Subject: Raise boring machines
[b]I've never seen a raise boring machine, but the two 1000 tonne ore bins at Boulby were initially drilled with one, then drilled and fired and mucked out using the bored hole, much was dropped to th
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/09/2014 14:20:22   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
[b]Those stories of lead acid batteries would amaze any electrical engineer!! Two main problems with lead acid, paste on plates tends to fall off with age and short the cells out, and plates sulphate
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/09/2014 17:11:40   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
[b]Not had much experience with Li Ion batteries, must do some research on them... But 40 years off of a lead acid battery???? Come on, that's a fairy tale!!
My Tech College teachers would be r
Topic: Radford Colliery Nottingham.
Lecko

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/09/2014 13:44:02   Subject: Radford Colliery Nottingham.
[quote="Mick Fenner"]I worked at Radford from 1948 to about 1962 in various jobs including coal face.
Any knowledge or interest might just jog this old brain and I would love to see photos.
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/09/2014 12:02:15   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
[b]The electronic haulage speed control on an Anderson Strathclyde AM500 shearer was bad enough to fault find on...;(
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/09/2014 19:31:24   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
[quote="SimonRL"]And I think Americans used to claim PAL stood for Picture Always Lousy :lol:[/quote]


[b]It still has that acronym, but it got better as technology improved, it's all
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 20/09/2014 18:38:11   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
It's becoming more often than not, that switching power supplies are used in most things and are usually rated 100 volts to 250 volts AC, my computer monitor is within those ranges as is our flat scre
Topic: Oldham charger prices
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/09/2014 11:58:55   Subject: Oldham charger prices
All models were two cells, can't recall how they made them up now, been almost 30 years since I worked with them, one thing I do recall, the SG was higher than a standard lead acid battery to give a l
Topic: Oldham charger prices
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/09/2014 21:56:42   Subject: Oldham charger prices
[b]From Oldham's manual.

In situations overseas where very hot or very cold conditions are encountered, it may be advisable to use slightly lower or higher charging voltages for best result
Topic: Oldham charger prices
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/09/2014 21:46:22   Subject: Oldham charger prices
Roy, depends on altitude and climate.
Topic: Oldham charger prices
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/09/2014 19:18:13   Subject: Oldham charger prices
[b]Last charger I built was with a 1 amp variable voltage regulator for a feller I worked with to charge his lamp he went fishing with, I set the output voltage for around 4.8 volts, "borrowed" the ch
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/07/2014 14:57:59   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
[quote="royfellows"][quote="Lecko"]Oldham lead acid batteries used to have a life of around two years, I've had more out of them, but pretty rare. But that is in daily service and run 7 to 12 hour shi
Topic: Oldham cap lamps
Lecko

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/07/2014 13:04:48   Subject: Oldham cap lamps
Oldham lead acid batteries used to have a life of around two years, I've had more out of them, but pretty rare. But that is in daily service and run 7 to 12 hour shifts underground in working mines.
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Lecko

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/06/2014 18:49:40   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
[b]I worked with a fitter who used to work at one of the Cumbrian pits, he related how gassy they were, so whoever they employ, they'd better have plenty of experience...If my memory is right, they ha
Topic: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Lecko

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/06/2014 13:53:59   Subject: Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
[b]Finding skilled certificated people could be a problem, 30 years puts the youngest class 1 and 2 fitters and electricians in their 50's now, then there's Managers, Undermanagers, and Deputy's, wher
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
Lecko

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2014 12:41:37   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
Could it be a very old Wolf lamp?? Probably made for a company in a European Country??
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Lecko

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 09/03/2014 15:31:30   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
[b]There were two types of Protector lamps that I am aware of used in mines, I was tested and authorised to use a "workmans" lamp when I was employed by the NCB, that is the one which has to be lit in
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Lecko

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 05/03/2014 13:43:46   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
[quote="Mike P"][quote="Lecko"]
I don't know if you have QST, but a few months back there was a good article of salvaging parts and making RF amplifiers using the parts from micro wave ovens...![
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Lecko

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 04/03/2014 13:28:36   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
[quote="Mike P"][quote="Lecko"]
I strip old microwave ovens for the parts, as a ham, the plate transformer, HV rectifier and HV capacitor are useful additions to my "junk box"[/quote]

Topic: Broxtowe Colliery Coal Mine
Lecko

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/03/2014 21:42:22   Subject: Broxtowe Colliery Coal Mine
[quote="G King"]Does anyone have any information, photo's or memories of Broxtowe Colliery Coal Mine.[/quote]

Nottingham?? 1868-1929[b]
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Lecko

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 03/03/2014 20:13:32   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
[quote="Mike P"]Thanks for the tips, gents.

I had heard about the hard disk drives - I chucked one away about 2 months ago! Aaarrgghhh!

I'll follow up on the ebay option but I'll
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Lecko

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 03/03/2014 15:27:54   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
[b]Some tips, first, I was employed as an electrician in various mines around the world.
At one colliery in NSW Oz, the surface electrician was also the lamp room "officer" Well that's what was
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Lecko

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 03/03/2014 15:16:28   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
[quote="Aditaddict"]I use a 25mmx20mm round neodymium magnet bought from this bloke on Ebay for about £7

www.guysmagnets.com

i cant seem to find his products there now as its tho
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