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Topic: Thursday Nighters - 7th November
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/11/2019 10:03:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 7th November
Should be there if I can avoid the wrong turning after Trefriw. If not youll hear the expletives from over the hill at Cowlyd ok?
Topic: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/10/2019 18:56:23   Subject: AditNow Christmas Party 2019!!
To be tagged on the list...

TwllMawr + 1.
Topic: Dinorwig closure 1969...
TwllMawr

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/10/2019 10:00:10   Subject: Dinorwig closure 1969...
Short notice but just been told of a lecture by the Slate museum on the Dinorwig closure 1969. it’s at Rhiwlas Community centre tonight, 7pm.

I think their asking for a £3 entrance to cov
Topic: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/07/2019 14:29:36   Subject: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
Before it was rebuilt 1990, the kind operators at Cwn Dyli power-station would show you around if you asked nicely. Centrifugal governors and oldy worldy switchgear behind a cage too close for comfor
Topic: Thursday Nighters- 18th July
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2019 10:40:02   Subject: Thursday Nighters- 18th July
This week we shall be mostly walking up to rumage around Seler Ddu this Thursday (...err, today sorry:-[) which is on the South Eastern slope of Bwlch Mawr. Parking close by's a bit limited so most
Topic: Drws y Coed area cluster of mines
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/07/2019 15:23:20   Subject: Drws y Coed area cluster of mines
[quote="Tim Colman"]It may be the same as one I called Cwm y Ffynnon in a short description in British Mining Memoir No 41 (1990) page 49. It is on the south slopes of the Tal-y-Mignedd valley south o
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 11th of July
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2019 21:37:52   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 11th of July
Should be along with a new(ish) wanderer.
Topic: Drws y Coed area cluster of mines
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2019 17:09:19   Subject: Drws y Coed area cluster of mines
Thanks for that. I’ll check it out this evening.
Topic: Drws y Coed area cluster of mines
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/07/2019 10:59:55   Subject: Drws y Coed area cluster of mines
In addition to the Drws y Coed, Simdde Dylluan and Benallt, I’ve just read of another ... Diffwys Tarw.

Little else than the name to be found by armchair searches.

Anyone come
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
TwllMawr

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 30/06/2019 22:03:33   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
In the meantime, while Paul and Roy go off to discuss the composite setting, I’ll just mention that the frustrations are more to do with its fundamental functions. Such as the Aperture priority. It s
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
TwllMawr

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 27/06/2019 10:43:03   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
From past mentions and research I opted for the compact Olympus TG5 last year. It’s pluses over my typical SLR are robustness, small size and the composite mode. The frustrations are its tendency to
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
TwllMawr

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 16:28:07   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="sinker"]
Works just as well :thumbup:
I'm assuming we don't require 0,3mm accuracy?? ;)
[/quote]

No, but you’ll need calibrated eyelashes for levelling the bubble. T
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
TwllMawr

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 15:14:19   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="sinker"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="ttxela"]One of those fancy modern levels with a laser projecting a point on the wall might enable you to use this method with less steps?[/quote]
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
TwllMawr

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 15:12:32   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"]1 mbar is about 8 metres of height.[/quote]

Thanks.

Could be the error for those is 0.1% FS. Nevertheless that's still 32Metres... worst case of course
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
TwllMawr

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 14:58:26   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
One of these?... a manometer. Lowest range is -1 to 3bar , accuracy 0.2% FS. So for the 4 bar range- 8mb? What's that in barometric height?

Their used for measuring low pressure sealed ve
Topic: Golwen Slate Mine... Lake side access closed
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/05/2019 15:15:52   Subject: Golwen Slate Mine... Lake side access closed

Reportedly having had enough of tourist trashing the lake side area, the owner has decided to block the entrance to Golowen.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48387493

T
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 18th of April
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 21:57:36   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 18th of March
Sounds like a trap to me. Shirley one can’t eat three Shredded Wheat?
Topic: Maenofferen
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 13:08:35   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="TwllMawr"]
HaHa... so much for using Llyfr Mawr Y Plant as my translation source. Looking at the link page it would seem Fferem is used extensively as a descript
Topic: Maenofferen
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 10:26:15   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]
Except when it isn't:
https://historicplacenames.rcahmw.gov.uk/placenames/recordedname/2fe40692-0df2-44a5-9fd3-9bfb3efd38ba
[/quote]

HaHa... so muc
Topic: Maenofferen
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 18:07:33   Subject: Maenofferen
I think most are agreed over 'Maen'?... Rock or Stone.

On the earliest OS map of around 1842 onwards its spelt Maen-Offeren. So unless some Gaelic mutation crept into it (guesting), Fferem
Topic: Maenofferen
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2019 22:33:14   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="sinker"][quote="danswift"]What is the English translation for maenofferen?[/quote]

Literal translation would be something like "massive rock", unless the 'offeren' bit was originall
Topic: Maenofferen
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2019 13:28:36   Subject: Maenofferen
Their business manager's toes must be a real mess with such shooting skills. Even if they think all the punters who'd look them up are Non Welsh Speakers.... Total lack of respect for the community t
Topic: Gwynfynydd
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2019 15:00:56   Subject: Gwynfynydd
[quote="Manicminer"]The road down to the house is public as is the track straight on and down to the bridge. The one in the photo is a different one.

The path was moved by the Council after
Topic: Gwynfynydd
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2019 12:49:44   Subject: Gwynfynydd
Having queried the Gwynedd CC footpaths team...

The mine compound footpath was diverted because the river had eroded the bank to a metre or so of the building- so was ‘deemed’ dangerous. As
Topic: Pull-through cord
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2019 10:27:04   Subject: Pull-through cord
For anyone who like me may have never really bothered checking and planning a trip... a 30Mtr rope on the 2nd ByP pitch is a touch too short. Fun, but short.

By the way, I think the photo
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 7th of March
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/03/2019 19:56:25   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 7th of March
The pre trip coffee bit sounds much too civilised for a Thursday evening. Next thing you know there’ll be suggestions of a swift half at the Ring afterwards.
Topic: Abandoned Mine Explore #22 : Huge Workings In The Mine Of 1000 Ladders (Video)
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2019 21:32:56   Subject: Abandoned Mine Explore #22 : Huge Workings In The Mine Of 1000 Ladders (Video)
[quote="BertyBasset"]Ooof, or try '500 Busstops'.[/quote]

Haha ;D... John Shuttleworth. ;D
Topic: Thursday Nighters 14th February
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/02/2019 10:10:28   Subject: Thursday Nighters 14th February
Good trip. An hour earlier home than last week. We’re slacking. :)

I suggest an incline embargo for a while now though. I was kn@&£?ed. :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2019 20:34:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters, Summer 2015.
Reportedly its where Sion Blewyn Coch lived. Well known to 4-9yo born and raised around there. :)

[photo]117124[/photo]
Topic: Photographs Of Bodgynydd (Photo ref 117118) (photo)
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/02/2019 12:13:48   Subject: Photographs Of Bodgynydd (Photo ref 117118) (photo)
A shallow adit close to the dressing area goes SW along the footpath. Around 100Mts of interspersed shafts and stopes. Intriguingly some flooded, some not. So it’s not likely their all connected?
Topic: In North Wales for a couple fo months
TwllMawr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/01/2019 16:59:23   Subject: In North Wales for a couple fo months
[quote="TwllMawr"]Er... Manbat666’s been and gone home. I refer you to the dates. ;D[/quote]

With the earlier ones removed, post admin works I see. :lol:
Topic: In North Wales for a couple fo months
TwllMawr

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/01/2019 15:45:33   Subject: In North Wales for a couple fo months
Er... Manbat666’s been and gone home. I refer you to the dates. ;D
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th Nov
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2018 17:03:22   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th Nov
[quote="sinker"] So is this a cold, wet, horrible, miserable, dirty trip then....you know how much I love Parc....:(

[/quote]

I really hope not. The idea is to drop down a hole.
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/11/2018 09:28:12   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]No, I was the highlight[/quote]

You can perpetually banquet your vanity over the next 29 days on BBC iplayer:lol:
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/11/2018 22:45:23   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
... Similarly, we’ve been unable to undo a clash regrettably. So All have a good evening from the both of us :(

Julie & Edwyn
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
TwllMawr

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/11/2018 08:59:33   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
Other than reliability ‘Best’ being subjective though. For a while I’ve been looking for a torch having a good diffused/uniform spread to improve composite photo shots. Feedback on those boasting sho
Topic: Sunday 11th trip
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/11/2018 21:38:41   Subject: Sunday 11th trip
Regrettably my weekly Release on temporary licence only extends to Thursday evenings for now. Though I am digging a tunnel so a weekend trip could be tempting before Christmas ;)
Topic: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
TwllMawr

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 20/10/2018 20:57:05   Subject: Zombies take over Welsh mine|
Great! Where do I post my precious cash?.

...Apart from the typical atrocious D.Post editing triggering a migraine, can I get the same kick by watching some Gaewen videos on 28daysafter? ;)
Topic: Rescue in Arizona
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2018 15:42:39   Subject: Rescue in Arizona

News quote..."After the fall, Shrader says Waddell found himself trapped -- and with several rattlesnakes around him."

...I suppose for us here, you'd need to replace "rattlesnakes" w
Topic: North Bute (Montana) copper mine disaster 1917
TwllMawr

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2018 19:30:06   Subject: North Bute (Montana) copper mine disaster 1917
Im presently reading a book about the North Bute (USA) copper mine disaster 1917. The book has a wider scope than the mine itself but there’s a YouTube video of a lecture by another author that’s pre
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/10/2018 09:33:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 11th of October
Planning to attend though as I’m attending an octogenarian’s mid afternoon birthday rave beforehand, :thumbup: who knows what state I’ll be in!
Topic: Quarry for sale....
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/10/2018 11:15:30   Subject: Quarry for sale....
[quote="Llion"]
£95,000 for the site...and £10 million quid of classic car parts ;D Bargain.[/quote]

Not so sure about a bargain. As well as classic cars it may also come with an en
Topic: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/09/2018 22:18:23   Subject: Making sense of the Parc Lead mine plan
... That’s OK then. As for myself there’s was the decent around the beginning to a scary area, some accent around the middle with a muddle of dodgy ladders (with a f&&king great wooden shaft), some p
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 27th of September
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/09/2018 09:13:51   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 27th of September
[quote="John_Smith"]No SRT kit required, just legs of iron for the walk up![/quote]

... Walk Up... Walk in... Rummaging about... Walk Out... Walk back!

:(:zzz::zzz:;)
Topic: Li thium Ion Battery digest
TwllMawr

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/09/2018 22:35:45   Subject: Li thium Ion Battery digest
[quote="Boy Engineer"]If you connected one of the "voltage of less than 0v" cells to a lamp, would it give out darkness? Or capture it? We didn't cover this sort of thing in chemistry in the 70s.[/quo
Topic: Snakes and Ladders
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2018 09:27:33   Subject: Snakes and Ladders
[quote="davel"]Interesting thread on UKClimbing.com https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/rocktalk/snakes_and_ladders-692967

Dave[/quote]

... Very. As to date there’s been access dis
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 13th September
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/09/2018 08:44:20   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 13th September
...[quote="John_Smith"]and prepare to get wet if that is your thing.[/quote]

And if getting wet isn’t your thing, levitation skills may help. ;D

Spare time allowing, I’ll be ther
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th of September
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/09/2018 11:42:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th of September
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]
It was getting pretty dark by then so we took the easier path down to Llyn Dinas instead of trying to find the one down to Sygyn itself. Need to return in daylight.[/qu
Topic: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/08/2018 10:41:51   Subject: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
Very interesting. Thanks all for the feedback. Considering the spoil around Machroes I guess there would have been extensive works underground. And all having stopped pre 1880’s according to the earl
Topic: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
TwllMawr

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/08/2018 22:02:04   Subject: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
Rummaged around Cilan the other day, following the coastal path around from Llanengan to Machroes.

Can’t seem to find much, but It’s mentioned the chimney at Llangengan is an old lead mine
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