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Topic: Maenofferen Bagnall Saddle Tanks
merddinemrys

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 24/01/2012 11:37:34   Subject: Maenofferen Bagnall Saddle Tanks
Isn't there a photo of one of them in Boyd? Ffestiniog Railway Second Edition Volume 2
Topic: The Thursday Nighters-17th November
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/11/2011 05:28:20   Subject: The Thursday Nighters-17th November
[quote="hymac580c"]I'll bring a pump in case everyone else forgets :)
[/quote]

Excellent, I don't fancy getting that close and intimate with a dinghy again!
Topic: Penryn/G.Griffith quarry in Gold rush Calif Excavation by amature
merddinemrys

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/11/2011 10:20:59   Subject: Penryn/G.Griffith quarry in Gold rush Calif Excavation by amature
Can you give us a bit more info? There have probably been thousands if not tens of thousands of Griffith Griffiths in Wales.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 10th November
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/11/2011 11:34:57   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 10th November
Any plans for this week? I've earned some mining tokens and can come out to play!
Topic: Thursday plans - 3rd november
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/11/2011 11:01:17   Subject: Thursday plans - 3rd november
I can't do tomorrow - working again but can do the next two after that so plan something nice!
Topic: Plas Tan y Bwlch lecture - 6th October
merddinemrys

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2011 18:18:01   Subject: Plas Tan y Bwlch lecture - 6th October
Interesting. I've missed out for a year then! :(
Topic: Clogau Gold Mine on Countryfile
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/10/2011 18:15:04   Subject: Clogau Gold Mine on Countryfile
I guess so, which begs the question why did they agree to go on tv! ;D
Topic: Clogau Gold Mine on Countryfile
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/10/2011 17:05:13   Subject: Clogau Gold Mine on Countryfile
Is it just me or was it a really boring piece. A few minutes of airtime that gave nothing away. I guess its good to see mines on prime time tv though.
Topic: 2012 Calendar - I want one
merddinemrys

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2011 17:03:05   Subject: 2012 Calendar - I want one
Please hit reply then copy and paste this list (along with this paragraph) in the reply box and add your name and quantity after the last name.

Simonrl x 2
JohnnearCfon x 2
NewStu
Topic: Plas Tan y Bwlch lecture - 6th October
merddinemrys

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2011 17:00:23   Subject: Plas Tan y Bwlch lecture - 6th October
Are these regular nights or was this a one off?
Topic: Thursday nighters - next 3 weeks
merddinemrys

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/10/2011 16:58:56   Subject: Thursday nighters - next 3 weeks
I'm in Spain next Thursday night but if anybody is going or fancies a trip on the 27th October count me in. I haven't had a proper underground trip for a long time so desperately need a fix!
Topic: Tonight - Thursday 29th Sept
merddinemrys

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 29/09/2011 21:37:12   Subject: Tonight - Thursday 29th Sept
Apologies for missing the last trip, work gets in the way of mine-exploring far too much these days. I really think the railways could stop for Thursday evening to let me out to play.

Alth
Topic: Calling North West Wales!
merddinemrys

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2011 22:14:56   Subject: Calling North West Wales!
Count me in. Won't be able to make every week but would make a couple a month I'm sure.
Topic: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
merddinemrys

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/04/2011 20:40:45   Subject: 'North Wales Summer Meet' - PLANNING
I'll be in the States! :(
Topic: I know its not a mine but
merddinemrys

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2010 13:53:22   Subject: I know its not a mine but
Where are the mammoths?
Topic: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/10/2010 22:11:50   Subject: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
Oooh, get in touch!
Topic: UK and International photos on home page
merddinemrys

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/10/2010 20:17:39   Subject: UK and International photos on home page
My 2p (plus VAT) - I think the latest updates should be slimmed down a bit by combining UK and international photos. I'm not sure what resolution the site is designed to be used at but I definitely h
Topic: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/10/2010 20:12:11   Subject: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
I take my 10 plate Ford Fiesta up to Foel Ispri Uchaf so it probably is quite easy in a 4x4 too.
Topic: Nent over Christmas?
merddinemrys

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/10/2010 20:06:08   Subject: Nent over Christmas?
I'm deffo up for this but can only do the weekend of 8th&9th of January due to work. We're not allowed leave over the xmas period. :curse:
Topic: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/10/2010 15:50:19   Subject: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
Yeah shall we go and have a look. There are a few adits I know that are open. I haven't seen any gated ones yet so must go and look for them too.
Topic: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/10/2010 10:29:38   Subject: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
There is a nice short walk to the mine called the New Precipice Walk (Not to be confused with the Precipice Walk at Llanfachreth). It uses the route of a former tramway and has been made suitable for
Topic: Rhosydd Trip
merddinemrys

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/10/2010 13:04:33   Subject: Rhosydd Trip
Hi there, its a shame I'm in Spain that week so I can't really help you. It is possible to go further than the end of the No. 9 adit and there are some nice things to see. If you were to follow the
Topic: Newby
merddinemrys

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/10/2010 19:54:39   Subject: Newby
There are still plenty of places to go that don't require ropes. We're planning some trips in the not too distant future if you fancy coming over to North Wales.
Topic: Newby
merddinemrys

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/10/2010 18:23:20   Subject: Newby
Hi there, welcome to AN. Are you an experienced mine-explorer or just getting into it?
Topic: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/10/2010 23:05:43   Subject: Foel Ispri Gold Mine on British Pathe
Found a short clip about the Foel Ispri Gold Mine near Dolgellau. Interesting clips showing work underground and the large mill that once stood there.

[url]http://www.britishpathe.com/reco
Topic: Hendre ddu Quarry / Mine - help needed!
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2010 19:29:18   Subject: Hendre ddu Quarry / Mine - help needed!
If you're visiting the area, treefelling at Minllyn Slate Quarry just up the valley at Dinas Mawddwy has just revealed a lot more of the lower workings there. I haven't been in the lower workings, bu
Topic: Hendre ddu Quarry / Mine - help needed!
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/09/2010 11:37:17   Subject: Hendre ddu Quarry / Mine - help needed!
I don't think the tunnels were very long - perhaps only long enough to go into one or two chambers. Have you seen the plans in The Mawddwy, Van and Kerry Railways by Oakwood Press? I can't remember
Topic: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
merddinemrys

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/09/2010 11:32:46   Subject: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
1. simonrl
2. simonrl
3. simonrl
4. martymarty
5. martymarty
6. parkus
7. Rockchick
8. Mr Mike
9. Mr Mike
10, Mr Mike
11. Mr Mike
12. RJV
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Topic: Manod on ITV Player - Countrywise
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/08/2010 18:15:40   Subject: Manod on ITV Player - Countrywise
There is at least one of the wagons on display at the Amberley Chalk Pits Museum in Sussex.
Topic: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/08/2010 23:22:02   Subject: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
There was one of these (looks very much like the same loco) on eBay on Anglesey earlier in the year.
Topic: Llechwedd Slate Mine
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/07/2010 16:18:26   Subject: Llechwedd Slate Mine
No worries, better we see something twice than miss it!
Topic: Hi Peeps
merddinemrys

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/07/2010 21:38:49   Subject: Hi Peeps
Hi there,

Welcome to AN. The Bridgwater Canal system has always intrigued me - will have to get over sometime to see it. Do you explore anywhere else?
Topic: Coalition saved by Welsh Highland Railway?
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/07/2010 12:10:53   Subject: Coalition saved by Welsh Highland Railway?
Get surveying a line around the hill to Maenofferen. :lol:
Topic: Coalition saved by Welsh Highland Railway?
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/07/2010 11:35:34   Subject: Coalition saved by Welsh Highland Railway?
Excellent. Nice to see they'll be cared for. All thats needed now is a demonstration line at Llechwedd.
Topic: Evening all!!
merddinemrys

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/07/2010 19:35:38   Subject: Evening all!!
I am a railway fan, but there are other forums for railway discussion. I think all the ones you mention are open workings (and ones which used locomotives so the railway theme continues :lol: ). I
Topic: Evening all!!
merddinemrys

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/07/2010 17:22:30   Subject: Evening all!!
Anyway, there's far too much railway talk going on here. What mines have you explored or would you like to explore Jonesy?
Topic: Evening all!!
merddinemrys

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/07/2010 21:25:10   Subject: Evening all!!
Yes I did work for the FR up until about two years ago. I now work out of Pwllheli as it happens. The Fairbourne Railway have a nice half scale model of Beddgelert - I agree she has lovely lines. I
Topic: Evening all!!
merddinemrys

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/07/2010 16:33:24   Subject: Evening all!!
Welcome to the site Meredydd. There are loads of us who explore the mines around here, and loads more who live away and come here especially to do so. Have a search on here for the places you know a
Topic: Blaenau Incline Photo
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/06/2010 23:22:24   Subject: Blaenau Incline Photo
Have you got a copy of the Spooner Album handy John? If you look at the photo of Bont Rhiw on page 82 I think you can see that retaining wall in the background which puts it west of there, around whe
Topic: Blaenau Incline Photo
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/06/2010 23:16:03   Subject: Blaenau Incline Photo
Yes, I was trying to think of buildings that matched. I haven't been around there for a while and the house that used to have the miniature railway (Ty'n y Coed) was springing to mind but it doesn't
Topic: Blaenau Incline Photo
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/06/2010 23:00:29   Subject: Blaenau Incline Photo
Looking at google streetview, the terrain doesn't seem to add up either. Are they tips to the left of the incline in the photo? I don't think there are tips west of NyG - just natural scree and it d
Topic: Blaenau Incline Photo
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/06/2010 22:49:10   Subject: Blaenau Incline Photo
Yes, there is a path somewhere around NyG, but I don't remember it being that prominent. If it is NyG, it looks as if it would have been taken from the Glanypwll area, and I would have expected the F
Topic: Blaenau Incline Photo
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/06/2010 22:37:17   Subject: Blaenau Incline Photo
Looks a bit like Nyth y Cigfran but I can't place the buildings. Very interesting photo. Could it be somewhere in Oakeley that's now buried?
Topic: Gold Prospectors endanger rare mussels near Dolgellau
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/06/2010 19:32:19   Subject: Gold Prospectors endanger rare mussels near Dolgellau
Story out of today's Daily Post: [url]http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2010/06/11/gold-prospectors-endanger-rare-mussels-near-dolgellau-55578-26630964/[/url]
Topic: Clogau "Welsh" Gold
merddinemrys

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/06/2010 10:53:11   Subject: Clogau
This is funny after their little sale on a sky sales channel where they kept repeating that all of the gold in Wales has been mined and this is your last opportunity to own any!

Somebody mu
Topic: Lubricating karabiners?
merddinemrys

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/06/2010 11:26:49   Subject: Lubricating karabiners?
How about this - [url]https://secure.vwe.net/cgi-bin/eros/000005.html?id=pwuXPkrn[/url]

:lol:
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd Through Trip - 3rd July 2010
merddinemrys

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/05/2010 19:53:40   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd Through Trip - 3rd July 2010
[quote="DylanW"]I'd be up for the non-SRT[/quote]

You don't fancy the second abseil again then DylanW?
Topic: Pant Mawr / Fron Boeth - explorations
merddinemrys

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/04/2010 20:41:43   Subject: Moelwyn Tramway mines - trip?
Are you volunteering to carry it up there James?
Topic: Pant Mawr / Fron Boeth - explorations
merddinemrys

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/04/2010 19:25:48   Subject: Moelwyn Tramway mines - trip?
I think you'd be best concentrating on rigging Pant Mawr to Fron Boeth. I really can't see a through trip being possible between Moelwyn and Pant Mawr. All of the adits I've been into at Moelwyn hav
Topic: Pant Mawr / Fron Boeth - explorations
merddinemrys

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/04/2010 11:14:36   Subject: Moelwyn - Rhosydd tramway??
Forgot about the adit behind the boiler. That is Fron Boeth quarry by the look of it. A through trip is possible then from the top of Pant Mawr to the adit by the boiler.
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