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Topic: Water Engines
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2019 14:45:11   Subject: Water Engines
It should be a full simulation of a waterpressure engine coupled to winder which will give you readings for flow, pressure, speed, ...
Topic: Water Engines
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2019 11:57:55   Subject: Water Engines
Also available:

steam loco
steam engine
Waterwheel with winder and manengine

https://www.ifg.tu-clausthal.de/fileadmin/heus/heus_how-d.html

https://www.ifg.t
Topic: Water Engines
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2019 11:49:42   Subject: Water Engines
This might help if you can get it to work.

https://www.ifg.tu-clausthal.de/fileadmin/wass/wass_how-d.html#ADWN
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2018 14:34:57   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
Merry Christmas to all!

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Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
AdM Michael

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2018 17:11:01   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
D4/D4S are floody and have a range of only 300 metres. You might want something with more throw depending on the distance.
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
AdM Michael

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2018 15:34:50   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
D4 and D4S are the latest addition to my lights and I haven't done a lot of work with them yet, but all available reviews class them as reliable. All are cool white - XP-L HI V3 1A, 6500K. The D4s wil
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
AdM Michael

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/11/2018 19:56:05   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Emisar D4 and D4S or Acebeam EC65 are certainly candidates for the brightest lights within the price range.
They will hold max output just for a short time. They're not hand held for long on the
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2018 20:55:53   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Beneficiaries
Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group

and

Peak District Mines Historical Society
or
Goodluck Mine Preservation Club
Topic: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
AdM Michael

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2018 19:34:28   Subject: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
It's a bit different with Photoscan Standard vs Professional.
The standard edition is fully usable and with no restrictions on publishing and use including export to a number of file formats. Sc
Topic: New camera
AdM Michael

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 14/05/2018 06:46:53   Subject: New camera
Panasonic has just announced the FT7 for next month. Specs are already available. No Raw, but manual settings as FT5, postfocus and viewfinder.
Topic: New camera
AdM Michael

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 21:53:13   Subject: New camera
I wasn't really bothered about the GPS for underground but was more concerned about the altimeter not working sub sealevel.
GPS and altimeter will also drain the battery a lot quicker.
Topic: New camera
AdM Michael

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 21:04:28   Subject: New camera
Panasonic uses different names for the same camera depending on where it is sold. You'll find FT or FS 5 and 6. There's no difference between 5 and 6 except for the lable.
Topic: New camera
AdM Michael

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 20:23:22   Subject: New camera
You're right. There's only the A-mode on the TG5 which is sort of semi-manual. You can set the aperture but not the speed which is a bit disappointing as it's even more limited than the options of the
Topic: New camera
AdM Michael

Forum: Member Projects   Posted: 07/05/2018 19:41:33   Subject: New camera
You'll need want a Lumix FT5 as it's discontinued. This leaves the Olympus TG5 as only option for waterproof and manual settings. Unless you've got enough money for a Leica.

You could still
Topic: Radon
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2018 13:29:05   Subject: Radon
Depends if you are diluting Radon with fresh air or fresh air with Radon?
Topic: Happy Christmas
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2017 18:05:22   Subject: Happy Christmas
Merry Christmas to all from Germany.

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Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
AdM Michael

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 16:56:51   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
And just be aware that mega bright can be too bright for lightpainting photos. 1000 lumen on a 4 second exposure/Iso 100 can be a complete overkill underground depending on the size of the void and th
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
AdM Michael

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 16:44:18   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
Just one more.
Do you prefer spot, flood or zoom?
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
AdM Michael

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 16:32:26   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
Just a silly question:

For how long does it need to be mega bright?

A lot of the latest high lumen lights will have a significant stepdown in brightness after a short time of use
Topic: another mine lost
AdM Michael

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/09/2017 10:38:14   Subject: another mine lost
should be there:

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Personal-Album-1711/NCB-Shafts.pdf
Topic: Potash mining in Germany
AdM Michael

Forum: Europe   Posted: 02/03/2017 04:08:26   Subject: Potash mining in Germany
Or the other way round...

Different to the more or less flat deposit at Boulby the potash beds are steeply dipping and heavily folded in this mine and they're working proper stopes.
Topic: Potash mining in Germany
AdM Michael

Forum: Europe   Posted: 01/03/2017 20:02:19   Subject: Potash mining in Germany
A nice report about the Sigmundshall mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfJiW-oecPs

Hope the link works ok in the UK.
Topic: 2016 PHOTO COMP - RESULTS
AdM Michael

Forum: The 2016 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 14/02/2017 04:50:48   Subject: 2016 PHOTO COMP - RESULTS
Thank you! ;D

Topic: Slate splitting tools
AdM Michael

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/01/2017 16:03:17   Subject: Slate splitting tools
modern basic dressing tools:

jigsaw with special blade

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slate cut
Topic: Slate splitting tools
AdM Michael

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/01/2017 07:54:47   Subject: Slate splitting tools
Basic tools:
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Modern tools for splitting (second photo):
https://mainz.igbce.de/vor-ort--1-/89784

Modern tools for
Topic: Wanted:- "The Treatment of Disused Shafts and Adits" (NCB 1982 82pp)
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/12/2016 08:24:09   Subject: Wanted:-
I'm not going to give my copy away, but you'll find a searchable PDF (NCB-Shafts) in Latest Mining & Mine Exploration Documents. Hope that helps.
Topic: 2016 competition entry - AdM Michael
AdM Michael

Forum: The 2016 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 27/12/2016 22:24:25   Subject: 2016 competition entry - AdM Michael
[link]109649[linkphoto]109649[/linkphoto][/link]
Ostwig slate mine
Plattenlager
View of a chamber in the Plattenlager worked from 1917 - 1939 with a fine sample of a packwall. The main
Topic: Merry Christmas!
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2016 18:10:01   Subject: Merry Christmas!
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Topic: Helmet Tips
AdM Michael

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 12/11/2016 22:47:39   Subject: Helmet Tips
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Just had a look at those and they look pretty good thanks for the tip and not a bad price[/quote]

The bump cap or the wooly hat? :confused:
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
AdM Michael

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 08/11/2016 04:52:53   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Low budget Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT30, otherwise Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT5 or Olympus TG4.

FT5 offers best image quality of the three, wifi-control, 'manual' control and long exposure (15" and
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
AdM Michael

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2016 19:37:39   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
We had a total of 240 lamps. One per week was just the average number of run over lamps. There were a lot more repairs of other minor damages.
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
AdM Michael

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2016 18:36:09   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
[quote="royfellows"][quote="AdM Michael"]
-too light

[[/quote]

You can get these lead weight thingy's that fishermen use
:lol:

Sorry, I cant help it[/quote]<
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
AdM Michael

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2016 18:21:06   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
A good miner will break anything given to him. ;)

When I was in charge of a lamproom in the UK we got at least one Oldham "G" with per week that didn't survive being run over by a vehicle,
Topic: 2016 Photography Competition
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/10/2016 06:02:43   Subject: 2016 Photography Competition
Copied from the rules ;):

The competition runs from 1st October 2016 until the end of the day on December 31st 2016.

You may change or edit your entry right up to the close of th
Topic: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
AdM Michael

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 10/03/2016 04:50:17   Subject: Mine Headframes in the British Isles
You still need to delete the functions of the Winsford shafts under shaft name. The shafts are only numbered just like Calcutta Colliery.
Topic: Which camera to buy?
AdM Michael

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/03/2016 04:55:36   Subject: Which camera to buy?
Just be careful with some of the last Ricoh k-mounts. They're slightly modified with an extra pin. Some of them will fit but won't unlock again on your Pentax.

That's Ricoh well before they
Topic: Which camera to buy?
AdM Michael

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 29/02/2016 21:37:35   Subject: Which camera to buy?
Depends on how well you look after your camera and where you want to take it.

A basic rugged camera would be the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30. The camera has got a 15, 30 and 60 second exposure
Topic: Salt mine Rescue, USA.
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2016 23:29:52   Subject: Salt mine Rescue, USA.
Not really impressive that they needed 10 h, 15 external agencies and a hired crane for the job.

Would have been easy to deal with in a much shorter time with a proper emergency winder, eit
Topic: Graffiti in DGC
AdM Michael

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/01/2016 14:26:21   Subject: Graffiti in DGC
Thanks for the tip with the bitter lemon. :thumbsup:
Topic: Merry Christmas 2015
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/12/2015 22:28:55   Subject: Merry Christmas 2015
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Topic: Calendar - reprint I WANT ONE
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2015 06:17:49   Subject: Calendar - reprint I WANT ONE
[quote="tiger99"]
...
Anyway it was well worth the wait! And interesting to see that German slate mines look just like British slate mines. Until now, I had never thought that there was slat
Topic: Boulby Potash Job Losses
AdM Michael

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/11/2015 19:35:23   Subject: Boulby Potash Job Losses
[quote="legendrider"]seems odd that a year ago they built a new headgear, now claiming they're running out of potash :confused:

Did they reach Germany already???

MARK[/quote]
Topic: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/10/2015 19:01:58   Subject: AditNow 2016 Calendar - Proceeds again
Cambrian Mines Trust as sole beneficiary. Hope I get a chance for trip some time.

(If the money has to be split I'll vote for Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation.)
Topic: Happy birthday Aditnow
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2015 22:34:53   Subject: Happy birthday Aditnow
Happy birthday!

:happybday:
Topic: What's your favourite digging tool? I've just found mine!
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2015 09:41:38   Subject: What's your favourite digging tool? I've just found mine!
A bit similar to the Pelican.

It's a traditional mining tool in Germany called Kratze (scraper).
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It is a really effective tool whi
Topic: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
AdM Michael

Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/03/2015 16:56:01   Subject: Strange looking miners lamp on Ebay
I'd say copperplated but certainly not made from copper. Somebody just galvanized it with copper and gave it a good polish to make it look more 'valuable'.
Topic: Drones
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2015 04:50:18   Subject: Drones
This might solve some of the problems:

http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-9527/year-all/#/gallery/13024

Topic: Camera advice
AdM Michael

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 15/01/2015 14:06:52   Subject: Camera advice
Take a look at the Ostwig User Album or my photos in the Sir Francis Level User Album. All photos at Ostwig except for the rescue exercise were taken with a Panasonic Lumix FT3 and at Sir Francis with
Topic: Basic dictionary
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2015 20:32:00   Subject: Basic dictionary
This book is probably a bit more than just basic and contains a lot of US terminology, but there are a lot of UK words as well:

http://minersmansion.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/8/5/24858079/mini
Topic: Merry Christmas
AdM Michael

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2014 00:53:50   Subject: Merry Christmas
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