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Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 20:47:44   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I have indeed had my cheque returned, it was waiting for me when I got home this evening.

I made mine out to NAMHO 2018, not sure why but it must have seemed like the right thing to do at t
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 15:48:50   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="royfellows"]"It'll be alright on the night"

as they say in show business
:lol:[/quote]


Always is :)

I'm looking forward to it :thumbup:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 15:01:40   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I paid by transfer at the end of February. I have never received anything to confirm the booking, no detailed joining instructions, nothing at all. Maybe I am a delegate. Maybe
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/05/2018 12:50:29   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
I paid by Cheque but can't honestly remember who it was made out to :confused:
Topic: Daventry
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/05/2018 12:23:50   Subject: Daventry
Well, my trip to Daventry was cancelled as Mrs T was unwell so the delights of that town remain a mystery to me :lol:
Topic: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/05/2018 09:27:11   Subject: Dowsing for secret underground tunnels etc.
Used to see guys dowsing on site for buried services quite a lot. Hadn't seen it for ages but then the other day noticed one of the ground workers at our new factory site walking along with dowsing ro
Topic: Daventry
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/05/2018 13:45:28   Subject: Daventry
It looks like I will be at a bit of a loose end in Daventry next weekend whilst Mrs T attends a conference. Anything I should make the effort to see? I know there were some iron workings nearby. Not m
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 30/04/2018 21:40:57   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]Tunnel Road, Reigate 28/4/18[/b]

A trip down to Reigate to help with clearing out some areas of modern junk, mainly rotten wood and such. Found a bit of time to take some snaps in the wi
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/04/2018 14:07:51   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
[quote="SRJ underwater mining"][quote="ttxela"]
I think there were some chaps developing an underground tour down there that got pulled for some 'management' reasons too?
[/quote]

Topic: Masson Lees Quarry
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/04/2018 12:16:49   Subject: Masson Lees Quarry
[quote="Paul Marvin"]Its not the body of water near the show cave, thats about the same, its the other one lower down with the plank to walk across it and the passage to the left of the main area is a
Topic: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
ttxela

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/04/2018 12:09:17   Subject: Levant - New Health and Safety from National Trust
I wasn't aware that they had introduced parking charges for members, that's not the current arrangement at any of their properties near us as far as I am aware.

What they have done is intro
Topic: Masson Lees Quarry
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/04/2018 11:55:16   Subject: Masson Lees Quarry
[quote="Paul Marvin"]

Also the lake in there has come up a HUGE amount , about 20 feet I would say[/quote]

Great Scott - really?

I saw it almost dry last year. I would
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/04/2018 12:41:29   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ttxela"][quote="royfellows"]I have just overhauled Ttxela's Magnum Star which was an 8V. Sold 6 years ago the Li Ion power bank was past its landfill date and it had the old Mk1 XML T6's. I ma
Topic: Cannot reply to some posts
ttxela

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/04/2018 13:46:50   Subject: Cannot reply to some posts
Yes, I don't think you can reply to Journals.

Send me a message though :flowers:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 10/04/2018 12:11:40   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]Forest of Dean 30/3/18 - 4/4/18[/b]

A bit of an extended Easter weekend in the Motorhome with Mrs T. We went to Hereford first then onto the Forest of Dean.

Did the tour at Ho
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2018 21:43:15   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
Sent my cheque off the other day :thumbup:
Topic: Communicating in shafts
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/03/2018 09:43:52   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="derrick man"]You have a new van?[/quote]

PM sent :)
Topic: Communicating in shafts
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2018 20:57:34   Subject: Communicating in shafts
[quote="Tamarmole"]

Yes I'll be at NAMHO along with the usual crew. If nothing else I am looking forward to taking the p*ss out of your new van ;)[/quote]

I may be disappointing
Topic: Communicating in shafts
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2018 12:40:32   Subject: Communicating in shafts
I've certainly been on winch trips in shafts where field telephones were set up but I guess that would be a bit excessive for a one off explore.

Maybe just arrange a system for Baulks of ti
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/03/2018 13:12:29   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]I have just overhauled Ttxela's Magnum Star which was an 8V. Sold 6 years ago the Li Ion power bank was past its landfill date and it had the old Mk1 XML T6's. I made up a new batt
Topic: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2018 15:00:36   Subject: NAMHO CONFERENCE 2018 BOOKING!
oooh, I'm reminded I still haven't paid. I'll send a cheque tonight.
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2018 13:57:54   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
[quote="RAMPAGE"]It won't be Cwmorthin.

Maybe someone from the Mines Inspectorate should ask them where they taking people for money.[/quote]

It says Max capacity 8

S
Topic: Subterranean-Snowdon race
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 26/02/2018 12:06:30   Subject: Subterranean-Snowdon race
[quote="Vanoord"]Mrs Vanoord - who has more brain cells than I - points out that ‘half a mile underground’ may also refer to horizontal distance...[/quote]

Yes, that's quite often what peop
Topic: Cwmorthin Managers Office
ttxela

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 25/02/2018 20:26:38   Subject: Cwmorthin Managers Office
That looks absolutely splendid, I must come across soon and take a look :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 19/02/2018 21:25:15   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]17-18/2/18 Peak District Weekend[/b]

This was supposed to be a trip taking Summer's boyfriend underground but he had to work at the last minute. So instead it was just Summer and myself.
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
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