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Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 17/09/2018 13:07:16   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]10/9/18 Lang Cave & Deer Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park[/b]

Ok, no mines were involved but a pretty good trip nonetheless, this was the raffle prize I won at the '50 years of Cave Explo
Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/09/2018 12:00:12   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
Last time I was in Wapping I took out about 50,000 tea lights, if nothing else the place is probably singlehandedly supporting a candle factory somewhere.....
Topic: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/09/2018 12:17:47   Subject: 'Authentic' Welsh slab truck coffee table?
As a famous constructor of coffee tables I must admit I quite like the truck table, impressive if it is all made from scratch!

To my mind the glass top spoils it a bit, why not just go the
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 22:07:13   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]11/8/18 Reigate Cave Day[/b]

A busier day today, lots of tours of Barons Cave!
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 22:04:14   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]29/7/18 Pooles Cavern[/b]

A trip in the motorhome up to Hayfield resulted in a trip with Nikki into Pooles Cavern, not a mine of course but they did have cow identification books in the
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:58:04   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]14/7/18 Reigate Cave Day[/b]

Another day showing people around Barons Cave. I do enjoy spending the day there although it is quite a long day including travel!
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:55:38   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]2-6/7/18 Nottingham[/b]

A week spent in Nottingham on a training course for work, I intended to see if I could get a look at some of the sandstone tunnels and mines but the course took u
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:46:44   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]30/6/18 Dinas Silica Mines[/b]

Summer and her boyfriend Tom joined me at the WCMS cottage for the annual BBQ, we had a trip into the Silica Mines.

https://www.youtube.com/watc
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:43:13   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]9/6/18 Reigate Cave Day[/b]


Another day showing groups around the Barons Cave, a relatively relaxed day compared to some.
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 21:36:06   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018 Bailey Level 3/6/2018[/b]

Sundays afternoon trip was to Bailey Level. We helped shift a boulder from the collapse at the end and watched a very interesting demonstration of an
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 17:03:04   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018 3/6/18 Noxon Park[/b]


Sunday mornings trip was to Noxon Park, a picturesque place but I was feeling pretty rough and coughing my lungs up, probably a result of the dusty
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 16/08/2018 16:38:40   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018 2/6/18 Old Bow to Lambsquay[/b]


Saturday afternoons trip was a very enjoyable through route around these iron workings, loads to see here and a place I'd like to revisit
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
ttxela

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/08/2018 21:44:45   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="royfellows"]
Its a bit like Conner McGreggor taking up crochet.
:lol:[/quote]

If he did I wonder if he'd take on the best at knitting at the craft show......:confused:
Topic: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
ttxela

Forum: Geology & Mining   Posted: 07/08/2018 09:18:27   Subject: Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?
It's not just wildlife that might be affected by tidal power. There's no such thing as free energy so these installations must effectively slow down the tides. With the tides being caused mainly by th
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 23/07/2018 11:35:12   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
[quote="royfellows"]Thanks Alex.
Did you notice whether 'checkpoint Charley' was still there across the council road just above the car park?[/quote]

Ooops, no, sorry. We couldn't even
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
ttxela

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/07/2018 15:40:00   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Hello Roy

I was there a couple of weeks ago and the water levels were a bit lower than usual but not dramatically so.

Topic: Nottingham
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/07/2018 11:57:27   Subject: Nottingham
In the end the training course I was on turned out to be a little more intensive that I expected and didn't leave much time free for exploring - it was also brutally hot which sometimes left me more i
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2019
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/07/2018 11:51:05   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2019
As always, very much looking forward to this :thumbup:
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 27/06/2018 21:02:26   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018 2/6/18. Brinchcombe Limestone Level[/b]

Friday evenings fish and chips were very well received, after that and a bit of an introduction I ducked out to pitch my tent at Clearw
Topic: Ttxela Journal
ttxela

Forum: Member Journals   Posted: 26/06/2018 21:11:46   Subject: Ttxela Journal
[b]NAMHO 2018, 1/6/18 - Doward[/b]

The week before the NAMHO conference this year I was struck down by a particularly obnoxious bug which left me with a chest infection, it was by no means
Topic: Nottingham
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/06/2018 11:54:48   Subject: Nottingham
Thanks everyone, I'll definitely look to see a few of these :thumbup:
Topic: Welsh coal revival?
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2018 11:53:40   Subject: Welsh coal revival?
[quote="Morlock"][quote="legendrider"]The cement industry for one, uses a pulverised coal/air fuel mix which just cant be replaced with solar/wind/wave power.[/quote]

I suspect coal is on t
Topic: Nottingham
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/06/2018 14:40:39   Subject: Nottingham
I've just ordered the book, the map with all the sites on also looks useful.

I shall report back after my visit :thumbsup:
Topic: Nottingham
ttxela

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/06/2018 15:42:25   Subject: Nottingham
I'm due soon to spend a week in Nottingham on a training course. I imagine a visit to the Trip to Jerusalem will take place but are there any other underground type sites that I should visit?
Topic: Hi from Sweden!
ttxela

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/06/2018 10:09:38   Subject: Hi from Sweden!
Aren't there some fairly extensive stone mines?
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/06/2018 09:05:57   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
Yes, I too had an excellent time, many thanks to the organisers!
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/05/2018 12:16:52   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
The trip timings are on the 'trips' section of the website, the schedule appears if you hover over the drop down arrow without pressing it. :)
Topic: Abandoned Engineering
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2018 12:32:41   Subject: Abandoned Engineering
[quote="legendrider"]

Nonsense!

have you any idea just how much I've learned about sharks and Nazis?? :thumbup:

hagw MARK[/quote]

Why not combine the tw
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 29/05/2018 16:29:56   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
Thanks for the reminder chaps, will head straight for my first trip rather than the conference venue in that case :thumbup:
Topic: NAMHO Conference 2018
ttxela

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/05/2018 20:30:49   Subject: NAMHO Conference 2018
Crikey, I'd forgotten about this and found the letter this evening in my usual mountain of unresolved correspondence. Just sent a new cheque off tonight, sorry chaps :-[
Topic: Escape Tunnel
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2018 21:33:47   Subject: Escape Tunnel
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]Always doomed to fail. :(

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/08/russian-5-year-olds-tunneled-out-nursery-jaguar-sports-car[/quote]

Outstanding :
Topic: Escape Tunnel
ttxela

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/05/2018 15:45:02   Subject: Escape Tunnel
Jolly good attempt, so near and yet so far......

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/prisoner-who-was-metres-from-freedom-after-digging-70m-tunnel-from-cell-toilet-suffocates-to-death/ar-AA
Topic: 360 photo Deep Ecton
ttxela

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/05/2018 09:19:33   Subject: 360 photo Deep Ecton
Excellent work :thumbsup:

Now go and do the shaft chamber in Clayton :lol:
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 :)
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