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Posts by thorpey

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Topic: Sara Eade
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2019 11:02:36   Subject: Sara Eade
It is with great regret to say that Sara passed away on saturday 16th November .a fantastic lady passioate about history and who wrote books on corris and surrounding areas and Tywyn.
She will be
Topic: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/05/2014 22:37:53   Subject: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
now all take note
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Topic: Bryneglwys
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2014 21:45:29   Subject: Bryneglwys
I recognise some of my photos in there
its a nice touch to the revised edition with social history by Sara Eade
Topic: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/04/2014 22:38:46   Subject: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
great trip and pics are up
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2014 17:49:57   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
next to a standard repro lamp
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Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2014 22:25:53   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
hook is steel with brass eye
reflector is inside the glass
and has a flat wick
Topic: Bryneglwys
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/04/2014 22:06:05   Subject: Bryneglwys
the long tunnel is not blocked and does not lead to the waterfall but the water comes down the main shaft
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2014 19:14:43   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
letters in inscription are D A S & overlayed in each other is this any help on manufacturer
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2014 22:30:04   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
there are no numbers on the bottom of the lamp
in scription seam to have part of a letter and lamp
3 pillars round the glass and has a 180 deg reflector
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2014 18:32:38   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
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Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2014 19:36:51   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
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Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2014 21:41:06   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
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Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2014 21:22:37   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
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just more details on this lamp if any one knows
Topic: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 18/04/2014 21:16:47   Subject: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
Put us down for two plus Toppo please. Thank You
Topic: dinorwig filming
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2014 23:43:25   Subject: dinorwig filming
was up at dinorwig today and found Warner Bros art department have a cabin and items around.
Any Ideas.
Topic: Llechwedd Miners Tramway
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/01/2014 18:42:00   Subject: Llechwedd Miners Tramway
the miners tramway has been closed
there are plans for a rope walk tour of lower level of the mine tour
Topic: Calendars - 4 left
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2013 23:12:21   Subject: Calendars - 4 left
can i bag one simon
Topic: At The Bottom Cambrian Submerged Stairs
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2013 19:43:14   Subject: At The Bottom Cambrian Submerged Stairs
they are all stunning :guns:
Topic: wheels attempted to be stolen from Wrysgan
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/03/2013 21:14:52   Subject: wheels attempted to be stolen from Wrysgan
taken from here
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Topic: Missing - Presumed Stolen
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/03/2013 20:48:14   Subject: Missing - Presumed Stolen
this is the drill that i did not see this time
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Topic: wheels attempted to be stolen from Wrysgan
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/03/2013 20:37:02   Subject: wheels attempted to be stolen from Wrysgan
ripped off with part of the chassis rail so not able to put back on
>:(
Topic: wheels attempted to be stolen from Wrysgan
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/03/2013 20:10:02   Subject: wheels attempted to be stolen from Wrysgan
yes just near the bottom
Topic: wheels attempted to be stolen from Wrysgan
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/03/2013 20:03:55   Subject: wheels attempted to be stolen from Wrysgan
.these had been ripped from a wagon near the path and had clean metal on the break where the had been ripped off the under frame

Photograph:

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Topic: Missing - Presumed Stolen
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/03/2013 19:25:50   Subject: Missing - Presumed Stolen
i can not recall seeing the pillar drill at wrysgan when i was there
Wednesday either
Topic: Calendar 2013 - ready to order
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2012 19:53:06   Subject: Calendar 2013 - ready to order
did i get the last one
Topic: Bryneglwys (Abergynolwyn) Slate Mine
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/11/2012 12:58:56   Subject: Bryneglwys (Abergynolwyn) Slate Mine
There will be a new version out next year of Slates From Abergynolwyn with some extra content ;D
Topic: Derbyshire meet 2012
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 07/04/2012 20:54:22   Subject: Derbyshire meet 2012
let me know when it is simon, its toppo, forgot he was log in not me :oops:
Topic: Cwmorthin boilers
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/03/2012 21:38:59   Subject: cwmortin boilers
lay a few men on their side next to boilers for comparison
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Topic: 'Period costume trip' - 14/01/2012
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 14/01/2012 18:56:07   Subject: 'Period costume trip' - 14/01/2012
many thanks to all involved

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Topic: Siezed Holman 303H
thorpey

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 10/01/2012 21:41:25   Subject: Siezed Holman 303H
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is this one repairable
Topic: Does this Penrhyn car still exist?
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2011 17:57:13   Subject: Does this Penrhyn car still exist?
welcome to adit now.

The items in the photo are all at Penrhyn castle railway museum owned by the national trust near Bangor North Wales
Topic: North Wales Summer Meet - INFO - please read!
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/07/2011 18:25:46   Subject: North Wales Summer Meet - INFO - please read!
[quote="Vanoord"][quote="thorpey"]I see you abbd the new mill shaft did you go down the main shaft to 25 as well.
The new mill shaft is why the long tunnel on 50 is tit deep
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Topic: North Wales Summer Meet - INFO - please read!
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/07/2011 18:20:35   Subject: North Wales Summer Meet - INFO - please read!
I see you abbd the new mill shaft did you go down the main shaft to 25 as well.
The new mill shaft is why the long tunnel on 50 is tit deep
Topic: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/06/2011 17:48:57   Subject: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
level 25 dosent brack out to surface but you can enter at 15b through tight hole nad drop to 25 no level 20 that side of the valley it heads back under the vally to shaft b6 where it has colapsed.
Topic: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 23/06/2011 22:04:44   Subject: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
Bryneglwys shaft is bolted and the water is lovely this time of year.
Topic: Hunter Saw
thorpey

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 17/03/2011 22:26:04   Subject: Hunter Saw
i measured the bores at corris and they were about 2 meters diamiter see hunter tunneller posts a while ago for dimentions i posted
Topic: Fotopic - down and out?
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2011 18:37:28   Subject: Fotopic - down and out?
thats a real shame as Ron Fisher had some superb photos of dinorwig etc on there in colour.
:(
Topic: New event added 'Ratgoed November 2010' on 27/11/2010 at 10:00
thorpey

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/12/2010 23:09:31   Subject: New event added 'Ratgoed November 2010' on 27/11/2010 at 10:00
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already on here Thorpey
Topic: Cwmorthin tomorrow - Saturday 21st
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2010 22:35:05   Subject: Cwmorthin tomorrow - Saturday 21st
had a great trip thanks.
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Thorpey
Topic: Cwmorthin tomorrow - Saturday 21st
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/08/2010 21:20:38   Subject: Cwmorthin tomorrow - Saturday 21st
hi 2 of us will see you in the car park in the morning.
Thorpey
Topic: Bricks
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2010 00:35:46   Subject: Bricks
brick at Dinorwig from engine shed chimney
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Thorpey
Topic: Ratgoed - New Book
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2010 21:33:30   Subject: Ratgoed - New Book
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Topic: Double height rubbish wagon (photo)
thorpey

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/03/2010 18:59:18   Subject: Double height rubbish wagon (photo)
slightly diferent view
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Topic: Wales and the history of the world
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/03/2010 19:51:48   Subject: Wales and the history of the world
the program on bbc 1 wales included tin plate, parrys mountain and portmadog
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rghdg/Wales_and_the_History_of_the_World_Trade_and_Industry/[/url]
Topic: Trains and snow
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2010 00:52:10   Subject: Trains and snow
cheers tried convincing driver to hit the snow faster but loco top speed about 9mph.
Thorpey
Topic: Trains and snow
thorpey

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/02/2010 19:32:23   Subject: Trains and snow
some smaller drifts
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhBdxdADmgU[/url]
Thorpey
Topic: Moving the loads
thorpey

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 11/02/2010 00:21:02   Subject: Moving the loads
tywyn gwynedd sea defences
the loads are moved by road then transfered on to the companys coaster then offshore of tywyn transfered to the tipping barges, then brought into shore and tipped at hi
Topic: Moving the loads
thorpey

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 09/02/2010 20:46:25   Subject: Moving the loads
more from tywyn
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Topic: Moving the loads
thorpey

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/02/2010 22:53:31   Subject: Moving the loads
THIS ONE MIGHT COUNT ON A COUPLE OF SCALES
4 foot transporter wagon from padarn with some slate in 2 foot wagons being moved into the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
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Topic: Moving the loads
thorpey

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 07/02/2010 22:43:31   Subject: Moving the loads
more from tywyn
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