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Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/02/2018 14:56:49   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
[quote="PeteJ"][quote="PeteJ"]Ok I will contact the Conference team about this. Pete[/quote]

My apologies - I have not yet had a reply from the Conference team.[/quote]

No worri
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 20:55:53   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
[quote="PeteJ"][quote="PeteJ"]Ok - I believe that the payment options are either BACS or cheque. No Paypal option. I will ask about the cheque method.
[/quote]

Payment options include
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/02/2018 15:33:45   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
Excellent, Thanks Pete.

I filled out the booking details but couldn't figure out how to pay by paypal?
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 31/01/2018 20:30:21   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]26-28/1/18 WCMS Dinner Meet[/b]

It was very pleasant to be at the WCMS cottage again. I took Friday off work and had a relaxed drive across to the welsh cottage.

[link]114184[
Topic: New Underwater Mine Drone
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 23/01/2018 17:00:58   Subject: New Underwater Mine Drone
It's got cable ties holding the bodywork on. Just like my car!

Good stuff though - hope it comes back up!
Topic: New Underwater Mine Drone
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 23/01/2018 16:02:42   Subject: New Underwater Mine Drone
I'd been wondering what the latest on that was.

I hope it has a camera and a big light as well as survey equipment, would be interesting to see what's down there.

Familiar fellow
Topic: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/01/2018 12:09:25   Subject: Cissbury Flint Mine, Sussex
[quote="trebor"]When I visited here years ago, I did it without any formal guides or opinions.
I looked at site and mines, my interpretation of site was fort was built to protect mines, that they
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2018 12:23:49   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
Thanks Martin :thumbup:
Topic: Repurposing
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2018 09:36:57   Subject: Repurposing
I've seen a video of a mine on the continent that was being used as an underground mountain bike trail.
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 12/01/2018 12:37:31   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
Ordered myself a second-hand TG4 off Amazon, it's got a small scratch on the screen but it won't be long before it acquires a few more in my hands so that's OK. :)
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/01/2018 20:38:33   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="ant89"]

wait until the summer, likely to be less water to walk through (likely, but not garenteed), and a train may be fully functional by then too 8-)[/quote]

Sounds goo
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/01/2018 14:20:18   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="ttxela"]
Still not been down Milwr tunnel or the associated working though……
[/quote]

You should organise a trip for WCMS Alex.

Chris.
[/q
Topic: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/01/2018 19:26:58   Subject: Milwr Tunnel & Olwyn Goch news
It was pictures of the Milwr Tunnel and the Halkyn mines on the now defunct GCC website that first properly ignited my interest in old mines around 2000. I joined the club and was a member for a coupl
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/01/2018 22:17:02   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
[quote="Tamarmole"]What you need is a Kinnear half plate bellows camera; if it was good enough for J.C. Burrow........[/quote]

Can one still buy flash powder?
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 05/01/2018 16:21:55   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
I seem to be unexpectedly in the market for a new camera since taking mine out and finding the battery swelled up inside :(

I've grown tired of lugging a Pelicase around with me and the con
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Total Raised
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2018 13:16:38   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Total Raised
Excellent :thumbup:
Topic: Hapoy new year!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/01/2018 11:45:37   Subject: Hapoy new year!
Yes, Happy New Year Everyone!
Topic: Save a Railway Tunnel
ttxela

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 02/01/2018 11:42:41   Subject: Save a Railway Tunnel
Sounds like an excellent scheme to me, I've cycled the Monsal trail and it's tunnels and it's a great day out.
Topic: Happy Christmas
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2017 22:25:04   Subject: Happy Christmas
Yes, Merry Christmas Everyone, hope to be out and about underground in the New Year!
Topic: Driverless Trucks, in Iron ore Mines!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2017 10:47:02   Subject: Driverless Trucks, in Iron ore Mines!
When we visited Tara mines during the 2016 NAMHO they were using driverless machines controlled from an office at the surface in some parts of the mine.

Topic: Christmas pressie for someone?
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/12/2017 11:16:38   Subject: Christmas pressie for someone?
To be fair, I was tempted to ring up and enquire just for the pleasure of asking to speak to Lillicrap Chilcott :thumbup:
Topic: Botallack Visit (Photo ref 84558) (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 18/12/2017 11:13:17   Subject: Botallack Visit (Photo ref 84558) (photo)
That looks like the little hole just off the main footpath down to the engine houses, opens up into a little stope inside, this is a photo I took looking back out towards the entrance.

[lin
Topic: Rope eye rewhipping
ttxela

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 13/12/2017 15:51:55   Subject: Rope eye rewhipping
Not sure where you are based, I've used Simpers Ropeworks in Cambridge for this sort of thing in the past.
Topic: Grey Gold /Greenside
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/12/2017 18:31:54   Subject: Grey Gold /Greenside
[quote="davel"]

Ah well, there's always the pile of Harley Davidsons down the mine shaft in the Midlands to look forward to ...

Dave[/quote]

When I worked at GRL there
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2017 21:55:23   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]Isn't it strange how some years it sells out in about 3 days while other years it drags a bit.[/quote]

It is :(

Sales have never been as sl
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 05/12/2017 11:33:00   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]2/12/17 Golden Age of Caving, Royal Geographical Society[/b]

An interesting day of lectures, unfortunately I was unable to make the whole weekend so just attended on the Saturday a good
Topic: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
ttxela

Forum: North America   Posted: 04/12/2017 12:37:05   Subject: Tailings dam spills 3 million gallons.
Seen many reports on this over the last couple of years and there was a video going about at one point of startled EPA chaps driving their trucks off after releasing the water. What I've never worked
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2017 12:46:21   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Ready to Order
I've ordered one which will be winging it's way out to Texas when it arrives - I wonder how far away others get :)
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 26/11/2017 21:25:43   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]25-26/11/17 WCMS Dinner and AGM[/b]

Another trip down to Surrey for the WCMS south east dinner on the Saturday evening - a nice curry in Reigate. Then the WCMS AGM on Sunday afternoon fo
Topic: Whitehaven redevelopment
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/11/2017 20:47:57   Subject: Whitehaven redevelopment
Maybe we should all get one of these.....

http://supersoco.co.uk/
Topic: Whitehaven redevelopment
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/11/2017 16:43:34   Subject: Whitehaven redevelopment
[quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="ttxela"]

With all this talk of banning diesel and electric cars taking over I'm surprised the DCC aren't looking to re-open the cobalt mine at Alderley Edge :l
Topic: Whitehaven redevelopment
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/11/2017 13:08:43   Subject: Whitehaven redevelopment


With all this talk of banning diesel and electric cars taking over I'm surprised the DCC aren't looking to re-open the cobalt mine at Alderley Edge :lol:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 13/11/2017 13:04:14   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]10-12/11/17 PDMHS AGM[/b]

Took the day off work on Friday to make a more relaxed trip, Mrs T came as well and we booked the van onto a campsite in Tansley.

A cycle ride down i
Topic: Outsiders first post - a little help please
ttxela

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/11/2017 09:46:02   Subject: Outsiders first post - a little help please
Yes, even without the more severe dangers of false floors and flooded shafts mines are rather more 3 dimensional than you might imagine and I think even in a relatively safe known section of mine you'
Topic: NAMHO 2019
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2017 12:34:38   Subject: NAMHO 2019
Sounds excellent Roy, you certainly seem to be well ahead of the game :thumbup:
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/11/2017 08:23:23   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
It was a good bit of fun watching I suppose :)

I thought they could have made a better shelter out of that tarp though :confused:
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 14:33:35   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="sinker"][quote="droid"][i]in loco parentis[/i] is the guiding principle here.

[/quote]

Disagree.

[i] Parens patriae[/i] "Parent of the country or nation"
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 14:19:01   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="droid"][i]in loco parentis[/i] is the guiding principle here.

[/quote]

Not really

I don't believe it's possible to be put into the position of being 'in loco p
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 12:55:05   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="crickleymal"][quote="Peter Burgess"]A hypothetical example of how a young child might come to harm through no real fault of its parents. Family goes for a picnic on some open ground. Parents d
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/11/2017 12:52:42   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="sinker"][quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="sinker"]

Children are EVERYONE'S responsibility whether they are yours or not. The state steps in and protects children from all sorts of nasti
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2017 14:29:54   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I have on occasion mounted my MagnumStar on my bike :-[

It was fixed to the bike and not my head though and was positioned so as not to dazzle oncoming traffic - although it was used on the
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 30/10/2017 11:10:40   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]29/10/17 SECRO Training[/b]

I'm not a member of SECRO but the session appeared to be open to all so I went along to see what was occurring.

All in all it was an interesting da
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/10/2017 10:38:08   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="Mr.C"]Puts me in mind of my mates elderly mum. She was asking her neighbour if he was going dogging again, whenever she saw him walking the dog & couldn't understand why he seemed annoyed.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/10/2017 12:40:11   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Not a joke so much as an amusing true story;

As some of you may know Mrs T makes a living doing foot treatments from our house. She has also had some recent health problems, one of the resu
Topic: One for the steam buffs
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 10:36:06   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="royfellows"][quote="Peter Burgess"]When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy.[/quote]

Like[/q
Topic: Aged Members
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2017 10:33:25   Subject: Aged Members
[quote="Tamarmole"]A friend of mine announced his retirement from active underground exploration at the age of 79. A few months later he celebrated his 80th birthday with a winch trip down Gapping Gi
Topic: One for the steam buffs
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 21:38:46   Subject: One for the steam buffs
[quote="royfellows"]

Afterthought.
I like Conor McGreggor, great "gender stereotype", pity he lost the fight though.[/quote]

Yep, that's a tenner I'll never see again :lol:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/10/2017 21:33:18   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ttxela"]Excellent stuff, fingers crossed I can make this, I've got the dates booked off work but our factory is relocating around that time so it may be a close run thing :b
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/10/2017 12:34:29   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="danswift"] was it definitely BG?
[/quote]

Yes it was. I was involved with it, all went well.

The track up from Cwm to Rhosydd isn't too bad at the m
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/10/2017 11:55:33   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
There is usually a conference fee and optional fees for dinners, lunches etc.

The underground trips are usually very good.

I heartily recommend it, thoroughly enjoyed all of them
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