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Topic: Cromford Canal
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2019 08:49:33   Subject: Cromford Canal
Thanks everyone, I'll keep an eye on the weather, I'd rather ride along the canal than the road but if it's too bad I'll just take the road, hope no-one local is suffering too badly from the flooding!
Topic: Cromford Canal
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/11/2019 08:47:23   Subject: Cromford Canal
[quote="Praada"]Just a word of warning mate, Matlock is literally under water right now, the River Derwent is 3ft below the iron bridge that crosses over it in Matlock bath. I imagine that Cromford c
Topic: Cromford Canal
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2019 13:25:03   Subject: Cromford Canal
[quote="alex17595"]I seem to recall that I have cycled it before and it was like a standard towpath.[/quote]

Thanks :thumbup:
Topic: Cromford Canal
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/11/2019 12:33:28   Subject: Cromford Canal
Hello Derbyshire people.

I'll be camping near Crich this weekend and making my way to Matlock Bath for the PDMHS AGM.

I've cycled along the Cromford Canal towpath before between
Topic: Speedwell mine
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/11/2019 10:09:01   Subject: Speedwell mine
[quote="royfellows"]Years ago I came out in a wetsuit covered in yellow and orange crud, it was hanging off my face and helmet. There was two young ladies sunbathing topless right outside, I remember
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2019 16:39:25   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
Fantastic, as always your work is much appreciated :thumbup:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2019 12:27:32   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
That does look excellent Roy - but my Magnumstar isn't worn out yet :lol:
Topic: Coniston through trip condition
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/10/2019 15:20:06   Subject: Coniston through trip condition
There's an amusing little level as you leave coniston to go up the track to coppermines valley where the bridge crosses the stream. It's in the face of the waterfall and you have to wade through the p
Topic: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/10/2019 14:50:42   Subject: Explore Video : The Slate Mines Of Coniston : Largest Cavern I've Ever Seen! :
Begs the question where is the largest mine chamber/stope in the UK? Seen lots of discussion/tables/graphs related to caves but can't recall one for mines?

I imagine it's slate? I recall a
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/10/2019 08:58:52   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
[quote="Tamarmole"]I'd call that a sinker. The stopers have an integral airleg in the same plane as the body of the drill, whilst the airleg machines have a seperate air leg.

Alex, the dri
Topic: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/10/2019 12:50:17   Subject: For Sale - Holman silver3 rock drill
When I was at the Brittania museum in BC a few weeks back they literally had stacks of these on pallets out the back.

Is this similar to the one Tamarmole was restoring - did that ever get
Topic: Website advice
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 15:33:59   Subject: Website advice
[quote="royfellows"] Like the karate club website where search engines described the activity as 'ball games'!
.[/quote]

A bit below the belt eh! Sound like a rough club!
Topic: Website advice
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/10/2019 12:49:03   Subject: Website advice
Probably not the most knowledgable reply you'll get on this subject but Mrs T finds most of her clients don't visit/use her website. She gets much more interaction with her Facebook page which is a 'b
Topic: Bincliffe Mine
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/10/2019 13:29:05   Subject: Bincliffe Mine
Crikey Tony, thats amazing. Goes to show the usefulness of this site!

Those posts are some 9 years or so old but I may well still have the survey. I'll see if I can dig it out when I get ho
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 26/09/2019 13:55:11   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]14/9/19 Brittania Copper Mine, British Columbia[/b]

A work trip to Canada (our head office is in Vancouver) we had a day free on Saturday and I persuaded the boss to drive me out to the
Topic: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2019 13:41:19   Subject: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wales Slate Consultation
[quote="sinker"]
Trespassing on private land and cheating death in a hundred different ways underground!

[/quote]

Now there's a strapline and a half! :lol:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/09/2019 20:52:20   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]8/7/19 Rhiwrugos/Erwtomau NAMHO 2019[/b]

Another picturesque little mine but with quite a few decaying floors. A bit of care needed but well worth seeing. This brought my weekend to an e
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/09/2019 20:32:41   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]7/7/19, NAMHO 2019, Ystrad Einon[/b]

I'd visited before during a previous conference but definitely enjoyed a second visit, another great little mine in fantastic surroundings. Of course
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/09/2019 19:46:31   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]6/7/19 NAMHO 2019, Lectures[/b]

It was great that this years conference was over 5 days as it meant I could spend a day in the lectures without feeling like I missed out too much on trip
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 23/09/2019 19:42:31   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]5/7/19 NAMHO 2019 Henfwlch[/b]

Possibly my favourite trip of the weekend. The waterfall was marvellous and the mine and artifacts are so well preserved. Not a long trip but a lot to see
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2019 16:29:48   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="Bill L"]Dave did a slide show (remember?) as part of a hugely enjoyable course at Whernside. Manor. They included. my namesake in all his putrid splendor, with the tale of his discovery.
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2019 16:27:26   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="AR"]Aaargh, I'm going to have "sheep, sheep, everywhere" running through my head all day now....:curse:[/quote]

:lol:
Topic: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2019 01:04:32   Subject: Buckden Gavel explorers 1987
[quote="rikj"]Only just woken up to the song reference on the plaque. March 1st 1987 the Beastie Boys released "No sleep till Brooklyn", and here in June 1987 we have "No sleep till Buckden".

Topic: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2019 08:42:16   Subject: Review Of NAMHO’s meet 2019 by Roy Fellows
An interesting review. From an attendees perspective I think the organisation of the field trips was OK. At least comparable to previous conferences.

Getting a bunch of independent minded e
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 14:05:58   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
Unless what we think are half wheels are just really firmly set into their bases.....
Topic: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
ttxela

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2019 08:33:30   Subject: Wanted - Mine Head gear Wheel (half)
[quote="Morlock"]I suspect one half would equal one monument and command a higher premium as the complete wheel equals two monuments?;D[/quote]

Although every time I've seen a half wheel u
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/08/2019 14:25:28   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Have a good holiday Roy :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 31/07/2019 21:58:24   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]5/7/19, NAMHO 2019 Cwmyswyth Level Fawr[/b]

A good look around with Roy, some impressive work in here, another group in the mine at the same time went down the skipway.

[link]
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 31/07/2019 21:42:36   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]4/7/19, NAMHO 2019, Pant Mawr[/b]

Nice little mine this, a dampish entrance but lots to see and a great start to the weekend :thumbup:

[link]118592[linkphoto]118592[/linkphoto
Topic: Ambrose Hole
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 31/07/2019 13:19:54   Subject: Ambrose Hole
Hmm, perhaps I might decamp and venture onto Purbeck in the van.
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2019 08:44:33   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Made myself unpopular at home last night.

Youngest daughter came round for a some advice, she is considering a change of career but is unsure which direction to take. She currently works in
Topic: Ambrose Hole
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 31/07/2019 08:37:09   Subject: Ambrose Hole
Cheers Rick

We'll be taking the motorhome and getting about be the electric bikes though so range might be a bit more restricted, I'm thinking Tilly Whim might just about be do-able....
Topic: Ambrose Hole
ttxela

Forum: South East England   Posted: 30/07/2019 12:38:27   Subject: Ambrose Hole
I'm soon to be spending a couple of weeks at a relatively loose end near Lymington. Been checking to see what of not is in the area. Mostly what the interweb throws back at me is vague and rather impr
Topic: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/07/2019 12:51:36   Subject: Anything worth visiting between Peterborough and Birmingham?
Daventry Country Park........ :-[
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 13:03:54   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Praada"]Our first mine explore consisted of a builders helmet with led strips stuck all over the outside, powered to a waist mounted bike battery... It was brilliant for whoever wasn't wearing
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 23/07/2019 13:00:24   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
Maybe you could strike a sponsorship deal in return for a promotional segment in their next production Roy :lol::lol::lol:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 15/07/2019 08:55:51   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]28/6/19 Elliott Colliery Winding House[/b]

On my way to the WCMS BBQ weekend I stopped off at the Elliott Colliery winding house to have a look at the preserved engine there. Unfortunate
Topic: Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland - final newsletter and winding up
ttxela

Forum: Northern Ireland   Posted: 10/07/2019 10:10:17   Subject: Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland - final newsletter and winding up
A great shame, I very much enjoyed meeting everyone in 2016.
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/07/2019 12:08:59   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I got back late last night after a fairly relaxed drive home and a pub meal.

Another excellent conference - never been to one I didn't enjoy.

Many thanks to all involved in the o
Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 21:00:47   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
This was taken using the live composite setting on my TG4. Not as fancy as Paul's technique. I just simply left it until it looked Ok while everyone stood still.

This has absolutely no post
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 15:23:54   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="royfellows"]
Got it!
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?p=195202#msg195202[/quote]

Ah yes, thanks. The one with the Rio Tinto article
Topic: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/07/2019 14:20:19   Subject: Video : A Dangerous Shale Reccie In The Old Dragon Mine : Abandoned Mine Explore #28
I've had a stab at one or two underground videos. FWIW I'd agree with keeping the adit splishy sploshy walking to a minimum - or perhaps use that footage to add some commentary to keep the interest up
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 13:14:28   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
[quote="royfellows"]Its your choice. I have now arranged a large area of parking space directly opposite the hall.
Parking on the Maesefelin car park is limited but camper vans have priority as i
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 12:00:31   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
OK, no worries Pete. Tent it is! ;D
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/07/2019 11:36:47   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
I've booked camping but am considering bringing my van instead, I don't remember specifying tent/van camping but if there is limited room I'm happy to stick to tent camping?
Topic: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 21:53:26   Subject: TELEVISION COMPANY LOOKING FOR EXPLORERS
[quote="alex17595"]Will make a nice change from the top gear repeats[/quote]

I fear the average mine explore might need sexing up a bit to have a wide appeal, a couple of hours stumbling ab
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/06/2019 21:46:55   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
The pink slippers are a nice touch Roy :thumbsup:

You really are thinking of our comfort!
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2019 10:48:25   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]Water and where it

Years ago, when I dabbled with some chemical engineering stuff, which included water treatment, I did recall seeing a classificati
Topic: Tilberthwaite Mixed Mine (mine)
ttxela

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/06/2019 09:00:40   Subject: Tilberthwaite Mixed Mine (mine)
[quote="Heb"]Went up there today & moved the pin!:thumbup:[/quote]

:lol:
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
ttxela

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 15:37:42   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="sinker"][quote="TwllMawr"][quote="sinker"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="ttxela"]One of those fancy modern levels with a laser projecting a point on the wall might enable you to use this me
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