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Topic: Pitferrane Grounds
sbt

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 12/11/2011 14:18:04   Subject: Pitferrane Grounds
If you are happy for me to do so I will pass this on to the Canals EMail list and a canal expert of my acquaintance (editor of a major Canal magazine).
Topic: Shotholes
sbt

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/11/2011 07:51:29   Subject: Shotholes
[quote="Yorkshireman"]The Claymore mine used by the military is a particularly nasty anti-personnel example of a shaped charge designed to blow your enemy's legs off. Armour-piercing tank shells also
Topic: Black Park coal mine opening
sbt

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2011 21:28:05   Subject: Black Park coal mine opening
[quote="derrickman"]
Usual method would be employing a floating dry-dock, as was done for the German Fleet at Scapa Flow or the [i]Kursk[/i] in recent years.
[/quote]

Also in pass
Topic: St Aidans Opencast
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2010 07:59:28   Subject: St Aidans Opencast
I've been looking for St Aidans Opencast in the database. Does it exist
there under another name?

I was looking for information on the M1 bridge to the north which is
much larger
Topic: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
sbt

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 01/12/2010 18:51:54   Subject: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
[quote="toadstone"]Awful, truly awful.[/quote]
[quote="gt5952"]Just dreadful.[/quote]

These days expressions of impact have been devalued by the press, with
'disaster' etc. being
Topic: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
sbt

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 21/11/2010 10:38:59   Subject: Explosion in New Zealand coal mine
[quote="derrickman"]I'd suggest at this point, that anyone with no professional experience and/or actual information of the situation there, keep their speculation and opinions to themselves....[/quot
Topic: Dr. Ben Fisher - RIP
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2010 14:57:17   Subject: Dr. Ben Fisher - RIP
At 1230 on the 30th October 2010 the first through passenger train on
the restored Welsh Highland Railway arrived at Porthmadoc Harbour
Station from Caenarfon.

Aboard were the ash
Topic: Radon Gas
sbt

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 05/11/2010 14:46:54   Subject: Radon Gas
Just to say this if this is some organisation putting up signs to scare
people off without there actually being any justification for them that
that is, IMHO, not a good thing. I have heard
Topic: walking dragline at Corby
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2010 01:48:43   Subject: walking dragline at Corby
http://www.stripmine.org/ [url]http://www.stripmine.org/[/url]

:)

http://www.toprq.com/displayimage.php?pid=322593 [url]http://www.toprq.com/displayimage.php?pid=322593 [/url]<
Topic: Miners trapped in Chile
sbt

Forum: South America   Posted: 27/09/2010 07:20:52   Subject: Miners trapped in Chile
However it does have an 'escape hatch' in the floor and a means for the
occupant to lower themselves back into the mine. Plus an independent
oxygen supply. They are not just 'a cage'.
<
Topic: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
sbt

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/08/2010 17:34:18   Subject: Tragic accident - Adit, Perranporth
[quote="Red_Shift"]Echo the points about lifeguards though. I heard a nasty rumour that the only reason the rnli went for beach lifeguards was that they had too much money, and either had to spend it
Topic: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
sbt

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 10/08/2010 10:54:36   Subject: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
[quote="ttxela"]I'm just a beginniner but I was under the impression suspension trauma was not so much of a problem unless you were unconcious?[/quote]

This all from my reading on the subje
Topic: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
sbt

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 10/08/2010 01:53:05   Subject: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
Although weight and cost might be an issue a proper Rigging Knife might
be a good idea. I was given one some time ago and always carry it when
out with my Narrowboat, there are times when yo
Topic: Asbestos mining
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2010 23:00:00   Subject: Asbestos mining
[quote="cobba"] the links have been known about from the 1920,s [/quote]


Correction: Since at least 15 AD.

Strabo commented on the high rate of 'Sickness of the Lungs' amon
Topic: Public Footpaths - Fancy a paddle
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/07/2010 21:55:23   Subject: Public Footpaths - Fancy a paddle
[quote="ICLOK"]Actually AR thats not a bad point... I do only go to deal with a specific objective... I don't usually carry a hedge laying tool.... 8) [/quote]

Remembering my ancient RA Han
Topic: Cwt Y Bugail (original) adit draining 5/6/2010
sbt

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/06/2010 02:08:33   Subject: Cwt Y Bugail (original) adit draining 5/6/2010
[quote="hymac580c"]
Not sure what the rest are talking about with the numbers, but mine is a 2.0 HDI and runs on Diesel :confused: [/quote]

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAZMAT_Cl
Topic: Bargoed mine
sbt

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 07/04/2010 23:42:07   Subject: Bargoed mine

Could the accident have been in the Deri area rather than Bargoed proper? My Great Grandfather was killed in an accident in the mid 1920's in one of the mines there and my Grandmother always tal
Topic: Fauld gypsum Mine - Radio 4 Open Country
sbt

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/11/2009 13:19:06   Subject: Fauld gypsum Mine - Radio 4 Open Country
[quote="sougher"]Just my opinion, but say it was a sunken wreck that had been declared a grave, that wreck site would be left alone, similarly I think this site should also receive the same respect.[/
Topic: Rails Rails and More Rails
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2009 00:07:03   Subject: Rails Rails and More Rails
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Remember, this was a high profile project, part of a plan to link London with Portsmouth, the strategic importance of which disappeared the year the line was completed - 1805 !<
Topic: Public Footpaths - Fancy a paddle
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2009 02:43:08   Subject: Public Footpaths - Fancy a paddle
[quote="rikj"]
I've followed a couple of public footpaths recently where a less generous minded person than myself might think the landowner was being deliberatley obstructive.[/quote]

Topic: Dudley Canal Tunnels
sbt

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/07/2009 21:16:51   Subject: Dudley Canal Tunnels

If people are thinking along these lines they may also want to take a look at the monthly 'through trip' they do in the Standedge Canal Tunnel. It takes around 3hrs in a pod attached to a batter
Topic: Fenix T1 crush test / barbeque
sbt

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/07/2009 21:06:37   Subject: Fenix T1 crush test / barbeque
[quote="Cat_Bones"][quote="AR"]It looks interesting, would it be possible to get it with a blade mount or would it be a cable tie job to attach it to a lid? [/quote]

Blade mount would be in
Topic: Drifting OT ... a Poo Boat
sbt

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/07/2009 22:52:32   Subject: Drifting OT ... a Poo Boat
[quote="Vanoord"]
I'm wondering what's going to be best for a bit of underground boating later in the summer - current idea is a plastic moulded sit-on-top kayak :)[/quote]

A nice big
Topic: Copper Mines on Snowdon
sbt

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/06/2009 01:25:52   Subject: Copper Mines on Snowdon
[quote="royfellows"]
This sounds rather like another bit of 'Snowdonia Green Key' anti car strategy.
[/quote]

Or it could be that the railway is so close to the road at that point
Topic: Disused Mine Ventilation natural and forced.
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/06/2009 20:42:46   Subject: Disused Mine Ventilation natural and forced.
[quote="RPJ"]
Have very great caution - there are inumerable instances of well sinkers, miners, and mine explorers descending into O2 deficient or other poor atmospheres and being unable to ladde
Topic: Shaft Fall
sbt

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/05/2009 00:16:14   Subject: Shaft Fall

Quite.

Even though I don't have a dog myself I'm periferally involved in Dog Rescue of the Rehoming sort.

The recent deaths in Scotland show what can happen – in fact there
Topic: Shipwrecks and Copper Mines
sbt

Forum: Genealogy   Posted: 11/05/2009 01:00:26   Subject: Shipwrecks and Copper Mines
[quote="ICLOK"]She looks a nice ship.. what a shame... look at the timber figurine.... If you have an hour can you av a swim as it would look nice on my Patio ;) [/quote]

'Figurehead'
Topic: Railway termite attack???
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/04/2009 15:15:33   Subject: Railway termite attack???
[quote="ICLOK"]I agree but again in conversation with others of the same opinion, the concern is that if it was to be tried how long to be up and running and will it once again dilute the somewhat alr
Topic: Welsh Highland Railway
sbt

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 10/04/2009 13:35:36   Subject: First Welsh Highland link train
The Welsh Highland maps available here may be of more general interest to Mine Explorers

[url]http://web.bethere.co.uk/steven.harris[/url]

The current 'TWA' maps give you scanned
Topic: Underground Waterwheels
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2009 04:47:34   Subject: Underground Waterwheels
[quote="toadstone"]The only reason I know about the elm use is because I used to own and live on an historic wooden canal ice breaker made entirely of oak. Not being flat bottomed like motors and butt
Topic: Mines of Arran and other Scottish Islands
sbt

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 28/12/2008 22:24:22   Subject: Mines of Arran and other Scottish Islands
Possibly not an 'Exploration' site but there is a working Limestone quarry on Islay, on the Dunlossit estate.

It used to, amongst other things, provide surfaces for all the roads on the isl
Topic: Of course, people were shorter then.
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2008 19:53:56   Subject: Of course, people were shorter then.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]That's what I thought. I blame the guides on HMS Victory!
[/quote]

People may or may not have been smaller in the past but that's not the reason the decks on HMS
Topic: Icons of mining history
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/2008 00:25:27   Subject: Icons of mining history
The danger with big museums that try and deal with the social aspects of the time was summed up by, I think, the canal based folk musician, the late Jeff Dennison – 'Recreating the past that never was
Topic: Icons of mining history
sbt

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2008 20:01:34   Subject: Icons of mining history
[quote="ICLOK"]
Just as an aside, I notice under Cliffes description they claim first Koepe winder in Western Hemisphere?
It was invented in Germany in 1877 by Frederick Koepe, the first Br
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