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Posts by wheldale

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Topic: gar forth aspirator bulb
wheldale

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2019 21:03:45   Subject: gar forth aspirator bulb
This is my garforth bulb, came from Wheldale colliery after closure.

[photo]119006[/photo]
Topic: gar forth aspirator bulb
wheldale

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/09/2019 20:44:03   Subject: gar forth aspirator bulb
You could try Protector, they still sell garforth lamps. Also check eBay as they come up every now and again. But, I reckon if you find one on eBay you’ll be looking at 40 quid or more.
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
wheldale

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/08/2019 23:37:05   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Maybe try Wakefield council, they have several in storage for future mining monuments.
Topic: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2019 15:45:47   Subject: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
No, a baby wolf is tiny! I’ve got a baby wolf it’s a very nice lamp. Yes, your right that there are many models about, Many of the European lamps look very similar, they must all be related to the Fri
Topic: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2019 15:04:56   Subject: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
That is a beautiful lamp you have there.
Topic: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/07/2019 19:55:44   Subject: A beginner in Mining lamps need help
A lot of continental lamps look like wolf lamps. As far as I know only Protector have lamps that have two wicks. Chances are your lamp will just have one wick, pull the wick up slightly and trim it so
Topic: Low Moor / Bierley / Oakenshaw
wheldale

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2018 21:50:33   Subject: Low Moor / Bierley / Oakenshaw
Don’t know if this is of any help?

http://www.hall-royd-junction.co.uk/Hall_Royd_Prototype/Clifton_Colliery_Low_Moor_Tramway.html
Topic: Miners trapped after power cut.
wheldale

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 03/02/2018 10:25:10   Subject: Miners trapped after power cut.
I worked at West Driefontein gold mine. Temperatures ranged from 25-40 degrees. Hanging walls was ok, had the odd burst now and again. The nearby Kloof mine had many more bursts than we did.
Topic: Miners trapped after power cut.
wheldale

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 02/02/2018 16:17:37   Subject: Miners trapped after power cut.
I worked on a gold mine in SA about 20 years ago and worked about 2800m underground. 2200m isn’t really deep with regards to gold mines (but is actually quite deep!)
Topic: Miners trapped after power cut.
wheldale

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 02/02/2018 13:35:18   Subject: Miners trapped after power cut.
Heres some up to date info about the mine.
https://www.sibanyestillwater.com/our-business/southern-africa/gold/beatrix/overview
Topic: Caphouse Museum decay
wheldale

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/11/2017 16:03:06   Subject: Caphouse Museum decay
I could well be wrong but I saw the winder running in the summer and the guide who set it going told me it ran off compressed air now.
Topic: More than 3,000 stuck in SA mine
wheldale

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 19/08/2017 21:18:28   Subject: More than 3,000 stuck in SA mine
I worked on West Driefontein gold mine about 20 years ago at similar depths. I recall this accident, I don't think the miners was trapped, just that the cages couldn't be used so the workers had to be
Topic: NCB Brickworks
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2017 20:49:48   Subject: NCB Brickworks
[quote="ncbnik"]Well, as I said in an earlier post "Sharlston" and "Newland" both had brickworks; in addition Monckton nr Barnsley had their own and are labelled variously, "Monckton", "NMC" (new Monc
Topic: Crofton Co-op Colliery
wheldale

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/08/2016 20:03:10   Subject: Crofton Co-op Colliery
Bore and blast will be hard work, I wonder if people will sign up for that? Didn't the likes of Hay Royds struggle to buy mining grade explosives? I wonder if Crofton will have the same issues?
Topic: Mining exploration/caving for kids
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2016 15:11:17   Subject: Mining exploration/caving for kids
Thanks for the replies everyone! There are some good suggestions. I'll have a good look through the suggestions. I'll take my lad to a couple of them and see what he thinks.
Topic: Mining exploration/caving for kids
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2016 21:51:47   Subject: Mining exploration/caving for kids
Hi all,

I've got a 10 year old lad who would like to go caving or mine exploring. Ive never been caving or mine exploring myself so I though it would make a nice trip for me and my lad. C
Topic: New book - 'The Last Years of Coal Mining in Yorkshire'
wheldale

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/01/2016 18:30:49   Subject: New book - 'The Last Years of Coal Mining in Yorkshire'
I bought the book just before Christmas and it's a great book! There are some really interesting pictures but it's such a shame that almost all the sites are no more.
Topic: The Last Years of Coal Mining in Yorkshire A Pictorial Record
wheldale

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 14/01/2016 20:42:08   Subject: The Last Years of Coal Mining in Yorkshire A Pictorial Record
I bought the book before christmas. I think its a great book, great pictorial history of Yorkshire pits and some good underground stuff as well.

A photo of a pit got me scratching my head,
Topic: Wolf FS fuel query
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/08/2015 21:00:06   Subject: Wolf FS fuel query
I've got an old leaflet about the lamp. It says it runs on premium grade paraffin.
Topic: Protector lamps
wheldale

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/02/2015 19:53:58   Subject: Protector lamps
Has the OP tried contacting Protector, might be the best bet? Maybe it's because the top wick, I think it's called the trimming wick might have been inserted incorrectly. From memory a length of wick
Topic: Cap lamp bulbs
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/12/2014 19:28:19   Subject: Cap lamp bulbs
On the link to the eBay page it says the bulb is "non polarity" so wiring should not be an issue, I'm no expert here so have I missed something regarding reversing wires etc?
Topic: Cap lamp bulbs
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/12/2014 15:08:03   Subject: Cap lamp bulbs
Has anyone replaced a halogen bulb in a Oldham cap lamp with a Maglite LED bulb? Just spotted this on Ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TTS-1-Watt-Cree-XP-G2-LED-Bulb-2-to-9v-upgrade-for-Maglite-to
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/12/2014 18:26:31   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
Well it took me about half an hour today to remove the plates etc. I drilled 4 holes in the top and used a jig saw to saw around the holes. Once I removed the vents the insides came out fairly easy.
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2014 22:54:01   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
Thanks for the help. I will have a look in closer detail at the weekend. Could be a good starter project.
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2014 22:06:09   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
Thanks for the reply. Do I just drill many holes around the top of the casing? Then what kind of saw did you use?
Topic: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 27/11/2014 21:36:57   Subject: Removing plates from an oldham T battery
I've got an old Oldham GT caplamp. The battery is about 10 years old. It's a modern see thru type T battery. Is there anyway of removing the plates without damaging the casing? I was just wondering if
Topic: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
wheldale

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2014 16:50:59   Subject: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
[quote="ALLTHATGLITTERS"]Hi mate, I worked at East Drie 1 shaft but also did the Flood Control room at West Drie[/quote]

I worked for goldfields for a year in 97/98. Mostly on West Drie, do
Topic: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
wheldale

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/11/2014 21:57:16   Subject: Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
From the links to the news article they have good gold samples. When I worked at West Driefontein gold mine in South Africa the average was 10 grams a tonne. I worked on a stope that was averaging 2 g
Topic: Case for SDS Drill
wheldale

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 01/11/2014 22:25:16   Subject: Case for SDS Drill
:guns:[quote="sinker"][quote="gNick"]What do people use to protect their drill & batteries underground?
Presumably robust and reasonably waterproof...[/quote]

We use "minions" to both
Topic: BBC Look North, fracking and lead mines.
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2014 21:40:26   Subject: BBC Look North, fracking and lead mines.
As I have said before i have taken an interest in fracking. Lots of activists have said that fracking will polute the water table etc. What the activists haven't told people is that farming and the u
Topic: BBC Look North, fracking and lead mines.
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2014 21:50:30   Subject: BBC Look North, fracking and lead mines.
I've taken an interest in fracking. The depth of the shale is over 1000 meters. Now when I worked in South Africa on the gold mines, gold mining produced many earth tremors daily. While some of the la
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/09/2014 18:39:12   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
Back on topic, what is the life span of a li-ion lamp compared to a lead acid lamp?
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/09/2014 15:14:41   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
[quote="risy76115"]i got one these lamps a while back and could not find a charger for it then i found a lamp and charger over the pond in usa still was cheaper enough just don't do what i did and for
Topic: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
wheldale

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 17/09/2014 18:45:09   Subject: Oldham GL16 Lamps and Li Ion batteries
How do you charge them? I have an old Youle charger that charged my old T battery. Can such a charger be converted or is it a new charger altogether that is needed?
Topic: Pits & power stations of great britain
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2014 10:53:06   Subject: Pits & power stations of great britain
Most of the ones I posted on Facebook I've posted on here but I know what you mean. The photo's would be better on here for more people to see.
Topic: Pits & power stations of great britain
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/09/2014 21:15:18   Subject: Pits & power stations of great britain
I'm in it, some excellent stuff on there.
Topic: drilling boots
wheldale

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/08/2014 22:22:46   Subject: drilling boots
[quote="Cuban Bloodhound"]May I recommend a pair of these Egoli safety boots if you're wary of drilling holes in your boots. They're used by miners in South Africa and being PVC they won't rot. Worn w
Topic: New Tungsten mine in Devon
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2014 20:41:28   Subject: New Tungsten mine in Devon
[quote="Aditaddict"]Surely any new mine in a country built on them is good news ?
and as for polution , nobody seems to give a flying **** over the millions of tons of hydrochloric acid and other
Topic: Pumping the polluted water from mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2014 20:10:13   Subject: Pumping the polluted water from mines
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]I would`nt worry to much about the polluted water in the Mine`s,before long they will be tankering and piping it across the country to feed the fracking well`s,as there ain`t enough c
Topic: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2014 13:08:26   Subject: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
I read somewhere the other day that Germany already gets 30% of its electricity from renewables. Trouble is there was a week in January when the renewables didn't produce one watt of power.

Topic: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2014 18:05:12   Subject: Funding Foreign Coal Mines
The UK's industrial revolution was built on coal. Many developing countries need coal as its a cheap way of making electricity. In India people without electricity read books under street lighting t
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/02/2014 22:01:23   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
At the same time Germany's CO2 emmissions are going up. Germany know the only way forward short term is coal. 10 new power stations will provide cheap electricity for the Germans.
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/02/2014 15:38:31   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
I couldn't agree more!! The Tories did a lot of damage and Labour didn't help the industry either when they got into power. Its a shame really.

The British coal mining industry was real
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 22:13:08   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
This is an interesting read.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/resources/TheCaseforHoughton.pdf
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 21:05:26   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Very true, some South American countries exported opencast coal at a loss. Some UK mines produced coal cheaper than the world price of coal only to be beaten by subsidised imports.
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 20:44:33   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
Some countries supply items to the UK at a loss just to get hard currency into their country. We have had many industries close in the UK because companies want to make as much profit as they can so
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 19:58:15   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
UK coal consumption is currently around 70 million tonnes a year, just after the strike the UK produced 100 million tonnes a year. The market has got smaller but could still support a large UK coal i
Topic: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 18:42:58   Subject: Who Closed the UK Coal Mines
[quote="agricola"]Thought it time that gently placed this thought amongst you all, which is this on another forum this subject has been brought up as you can imagine. It is not difficult to research t
Topic: Shaft Filling
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/01/2014 14:06:54   Subject: Shaft Filling
To try and get back onto thread..... Does anyone know how many shafts from closed collieries haven't been filled? Also, any known cases of any shafts that have collapsed/opened up where the material h
Topic: Shaft Filling
wheldale

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/01/2014 18:26:25   Subject: Shaft Filling
I wonder what the approach will be to Wheldale and Askern collieries. Both pits are having methane extracted to generate electricity. When each site is no longer viable will people descend the shafts
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