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Topic: Mining term: Trial
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2020 10:05:50   Subject: Mining term: Trial
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]If you've done an overstuffy in the tumloader, finish the job with a ladleho of brandy butter, then pukeit all the way to the toileybox.[/quote]

You'd do well writi
Topic: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/09/2020 16:19:41   Subject: Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
A shame if Prince Edward is no longer accessible as I always fancied a visit but haven't got around to it yet.

Incidentally the Roman fort is marked on the OS map as Roman Practice Works -
Topic: Miners Tools.
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 04/09/2020 12:42:16   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="Boy Engineer"][quote="ttxela"]We used to use beef tallow for lubricating screws when making Ash joinery - we used to use ALOT of American White Ash.

Was never tempted to taste it al
Topic: Miners Tools.
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 01/09/2020 13:34:18   Subject: Miners Tools.
We used to use beef tallow for lubricating screws when making Ash joinery - we used to use ALOT of American White Ash.

Was never tempted to taste it although it didn't smell too bad.....
Topic: Hi all!
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 25/08/2020 11:35:40   Subject: Hi all!
Apart from the dry and dusty Surrey mines I can't recall any trips where my wellies didn't fill up with some sort of liquid.

I'm either doing it wrong/too careless/too excitable ;(:lol:
Topic: Caernaron Tunnels
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/08/2020 11:31:22   Subject: Caernaron Tunnels
[quote="danswift"]How can one discover a tunnel and NOT venture in??? :thumbsup:[/quote]

Some folk are just not built that way.

Fascinating about those tunnels though :thumbup:
Topic: Miners Tools.
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 24/08/2020 15:19:17   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="sinker"]

There was an old boy on the course who was all fingers and thumbs and couldn't weld anything without blowing a hole in it or getting splatter all over the place or setting
Topic: Miners Tools.
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 24/08/2020 12:25:20   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="royfellows"]Clean metal can made to 'show' by the application of a swap soaked in vinegar. A good way to examine the hamon of a katana, to see how the two metals have been worked together on a
Topic: Miners Tools.
ttxela

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 24/08/2020 12:05:21   Subject: Miners Tools.
Somewhere in my loft is something that was described to me as an 'Indian Cavalry Talwar' when I picked it up at a trade fair in Birmingham many years ago. I was told the blade is something called 'wat
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 13:31:47   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
[quote="royfellows"]and the free "Windows Driver Update" advertised at some expense on YouTube. So kind to spend money advertising something given away for free.
I wonder what else it does they d
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 13:22:20   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
I'm reminded of a tool I bought a while back that had a 'lifetime warranty'

When I contacted them to inform them it had broken I was told, 'well then it's reached the end of it's life' :lol
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/08/2020 22:22:05   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
Welcome, it is indeed a great pastime. I'm not entirely sure the phrase 'extreme sport' is a great fit - although I suppose standing around in the darkness in chest deep water muttering into your bear
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 22:25:16   Subject: Back underground ????
Sounds like a baaaa'd business......
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 13:35:51   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="royfellows"]Try Wales
:lol::lol::lol:[/quote]

I still remember you showing us with great relish that small site that was ripe with rotting sheep :surrender:

Can't re
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2020 10:10:27   Subject: Back underground ????
Well, I have still not ventured underground, mainly now due to other interests taking up most of my free time at the moment.

Has everyone else pretty much returned to normal yet.....?
Topic: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/07/2020 10:33:55   Subject: Minera, deterioration at Meadow Shaft
This sort of game where great things are done but then not maintained is a pretty common one. A decade or so ago I worked for a consultant that had a contract to 'manage' council properties.

Topic: Photographs Of Balsham (Photo ref 120881) (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/07/2020 15:17:02   Subject: Photographs Of Balsham (Photo ref 120881) (photo)
Ah, it wasn't me added these latest photos, just noticed them on the site.

We used to cycle out there when we were at school. There's a series of short tunnels running out from an old quarr
Topic: Photographs Of Balsham (Photo ref 120881) (photo)
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/07/2020 12:21:21   Subject: Photographs Of Balsham (Photo ref 120881) (photo)
Some new photos added of the only underground mine I know of in Cambridgeshire. Nice to see the place hasn't really changed. I've not been for many years. That bale conveyor thing has been in there si
Topic: Powdered milk
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/07/2020 09:32:35   Subject: Powdered milk
I have had oatcakes in the cafe at Apedale. They were very nice. Much better than the hard bland biscuit type things Mrs T buys and eats with marmalade. Mind you even they are better than the rice cak
Topic: Powdered milk
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2020 09:31:41   Subject: Powdered milk
Maybe keep an eye out for Heidi frolicking in the alpine meadows and request a pail of milk fresh from the cow in return for a handful of magic beans :thumbup:
Topic: Powdered milk
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/07/2020 08:33:40   Subject: Powdered milk
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="ttxela"]I'm assuming by brew you mean tea and not coffee. Coffee is of course best taken with cream but only infrequently on the continent with no-one watching.
[/quote
Topic: Powdered milk
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/07/2020 22:39:51   Subject: Powdered milk
I'm assuming by brew you mean tea and not coffee. Coffee is of course best taken with cream but only infrequently on the continent with no-one watching.

I know of no acceptable powdered mil
Topic: Cambrian Mine Video
ttxela

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 10/07/2020 09:32:30   Subject: Cambrian Mine Video
Yes, enjoyed this one, good memories of a NAMHO trip there a few years back.
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 12:28:25   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
Ah, I too skipped through the video as I am at work and missed the part where the gas monitor was explained. Apologies
Topic: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/07/2020 09:22:44   Subject: Video Explore : A Stunningly Beautiful Mine With Bad Air!
[quote="royfellows"]Thinking on this, it would have done no harm to leave the "bad air" bit out of it and just say "Beautiful Mine in a Secret Location".
[/quote]

Yes, I think on balan
Topic: Bryn Eglwys.
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/06/2020 12:36:04   Subject: Bryn Eglwys.
Had a very enjoyable visit there a few years back on an aditnow organised trip. My only visit to date.

Rather odd B&B I stayed in though, much running around and banging of doors in the ear
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2020 09:12:05   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="pwhole"]ttxela - I should have pointed out more clearly (I was typing in haste whilst on the phone!), that I was referring to myself considering trips, not whether you should be - I hope you d
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 17:01:23   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="pwhole"]

I'm struggling to consider doing easy sites - as has been pointed out, the trip getting out there may be riskier than the underground - though I generally use the bus, whic
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/06/2020 09:18:23   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="pwhole"][quote]I dunno, this seems really messy to me. On the one had it seems official legal restrictions have been lifted for some weeks now.

On the other you have some persuasive
Topic: Wrysgan Slate Mine - 3D
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/06/2020 10:41:46   Subject: Wrysgan Slate Mine - 3D
Fantastic

As close as I can get to a trip at the moment ;(:thumbup:
Topic: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2020 22:15:30   Subject: Video Explore : Claustrophobia : A Squeezy Mine & Cave Explore
Nice little discovery that adit and shaft.
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2020 10:26:26   Subject: Back underground ????
I dunno, this seems really messy to me. On the one had it seems official legal restrictions have been lifted for some weeks now.

On the other you have some persuasive arguments that it is s
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2020 08:32:53   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="Tamarmole"]Now we are further down the line I wonder if people's views have changed?

[/quote]

I'd be interested to know too. Nikki and I had our first outing of any dista
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2020 11:05:07   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="SimonRL"]

North Wales Tourism and the local councils have said - post C-19 - that they want to re-imagine tourism in North Wales; look to attract higher spending tourists rather tha
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2020 08:45:04   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="Blober"]Ultimately, can anyone explain what the end purpose will be? I can't for the life of me work out what it actually will be.

Its all well and good creating a few jobs, but the
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 11:56:50   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
[quote="Tamarmole"]Really enjoyed the last Shropshire NAMHO. Great venue. I particularly enjoyed the winch trip down Chapel Shaft(?) at Snailbeach. Hopefully they'll run that again.[/quote]
Topic: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 28/05/2020 09:57:14   Subject: NAMHO 2021 in Shropshire
Was the last Shropshire one really nearly 10 years ago :ohmygod:

Was a great venue last time, looking forward to it :thumbup:
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2020 13:41:05   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Maybe he took exception to your YouTube videos.....
[/quote]

Or hoping to star in one...:thumbsup:
Topic: Green Wheelie Bin
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/05/2020 12:08:40   Subject: Green Wheelie Bin
"Where you bin?"
"I bin in mine"
"No, where you wheelie bin"
"I wheelie bin in mine, why you not believe me?"
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2020 12:05:01   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
[quote="50shadesofgreen"].

Would be interesting to know if there were any other attempts at the "go home" and covid message nearby.[/quote]

Well there was something similar on on
Topic: Cwmorthin Vandalism
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2020 21:39:18   Subject: Cwmorthin Vandalism
I suppose if one really wanted to restore everything back to it's natural state you' should really stuff all the inside bits of the mountain that are now on the outside back in the hole they came from
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 15:52:14   Subject: Back underground ????
I did say partially solved :lol:
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 15:25:56   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="50shadesofgreen"]

When I'm in a mine alone and take a photo with an ordinary flash I always get a hazy image with a mass of white orbs on. I've always assumed that was the light ref
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 22:29:40   Subject: Back underground ????
As keen as I am to get back underground I'm rather keener to see my grand-daughter again. I've had 4 video calls so far today from her as she is desperate to see us!

Living nearby it would
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 19:12:31   Subject: Back underground ????
Entirely agree with the above. I can't think why the 'drive any distance' bit was included.

Far better to hold off until other tourism type businesses were able to reopen and communities co
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 17:28:01   Subject: Back underground ????
It seems my fears were justified. I've now read the full guidance document and it is pretty clear that as far as the government is concerned it is fine from Wednesday to jump in your car with your fam
Topic: Back underground ????
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2020 12:54:18   Subject: Back underground ????
[quote="Tamarmole"]Looking at the latest government pronouncements two things strike me. Firstly two people from different households can now exercise together providing they socially distance. Seco
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2020 13:08:44   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
Untangling the ethics of the way public funds are spent is a tricky subject at the best of times, for instance why do we subsidise things like performing arts when we still have child poverty and home
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 10:58:11   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Jim MacPherson"]This thread has become a bit tetchy, the OP's comment about funding seems quite a reasonable avenue for clubs to pursue. If you feel the need to vent spleen
Topic: Free money for clubs with huts
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/04/2020 09:41:58   Subject: Free money for clubs with huts
I have mixed feelings on this, I imagine supporting caving club huts wasn't uppermost in the thoughts of those devising the scheme but then again perhaps the general notion of preserving the more frag
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