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Posts by Strangely Brown

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Topic: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/10/2013 10:40:13   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 3rd October.
Yep I'll be there for this, my knackered legs shouldn't be a problem on this trip.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 26th September
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/09/2013 00:07:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters 26th September
Should be there for this one, got a bad knee so will have to see how I am tomorrow but will help winch Pingu up if there's a slight chance of cake.
Topic: books for sale
Strangely Brown

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/09/2013 13:23:35   Subject: books for sale
I prefer SRT in the dark, you can't see the dangerous bits. I'll take the Rhosydd book, thanks Steve.
Topic: books for sale
Strangely Brown

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 31/08/2013 23:09:07   Subject: books for sale
Is that the Rhosydd survey by a university book? Will be very interested if it is.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 29th August.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/08/2013 17:36:37   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 29th August.
Don't think I can make it there now either, don't wait for me.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 29th August.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/08/2013 10:00:53   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 29th August.
Think I'll be coming. Just to note that there is some iffy false flooring on drainage adit level, if your going in on the adit it's after the second obvious false flooring (both with safety lines), u
Topic: Cwmorthin (above ground) bridge gone
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/08/2013 10:44:31   Subject: Cwmorthin (above ground) bridge gone
This is the one that gave access to the garden. Don't know when it had fallen but it had partially collapsed Saturday 17/08.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 22nd August
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/08/2013 17:34:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters 22nd August
Will be there, may be a few minutes late and have a couple of others with me.
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 16:57:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
I'm pleased too as I'd recommended it to Mr Friend in the first place :). Although the Magnumstar would seem expensive I priced the value of all the various lamps, torches, headlamps, battery packs
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 14:06:53   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
A quick review of Roy's Magnumstar (think it's Roy's prototype MK 7) after a week of photography with Mr Friend
Very good lamp, perfect for almost all photographs, nice spread of light on flood f
Topic: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2013 13:35:27   Subject: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
KSE lamp fixed using a rubber button from a cheap LED lamp from Wilcos, quite hard to get it in properly as the lamp seems to be of glued/welded construction and won't come to bits. The upside down l
Topic: Tar Tunnels?
Strangely Brown

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/08/2013 20:26:28   Subject: Tar Tunnels?
For a photographic project, looking to photograph remnants of minerals underground and this was all I could think of for oil, others in the series are generally flowstone type formations on the walls
Topic: Tar Tunnels?
Strangely Brown

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/08/2013 11:51:21   Subject: Tar Tunnels?
Does anyone know of any bitumen or other mineral oil mines in Wales please, preferably accessible? Even if as a secondary mineral, something similar to the Tar Tunnel in Ironbridge would be good.
Topic: Thursday Nighters 22nd August
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2013 23:48:23   Subject: Thursday Nighters 22nd August
A stroll round an open quarry without having to carry ropes, boats, ladders and with plenty of oxygen sounds just great after this week of underground photography.
Topic: Thursday nighters 15 Aug
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/08/2013 21:38:59   Subject: Thursday nighters 15 Aug
Once again we've managed to time this exceptionally badly. Got a week of underground photography planned with Mr Friend who arrives sometime tomorrow evening, amongst the wish list are the lower leve
Topic: Thursday Nighters 1st August.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/07/2013 22:22:06   Subject: Thursday Nighters 1st August.
Would love to come but off to Devon, will be taking hard hat, lamps and ladder to explore the Sidmoth Tunnel in the cliff face again.
Topic: Warning: bolt failure!
Strangely Brown

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2013 01:10:28   Subject: Warning: bolt failure!
I recall reading about some M8 versions of these being used for 1 off exploration fixings in caves, the bolts being removed after, if the routes were worth pursuing they were replaced with M10 stainle
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 30th May.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2013 12:18:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 30th May.
Found a small deposit of iron bearing material in my eye, Ysbyty Gwynedd have quarried it out but unless there is a quick improvement in my vision I won't be able to come.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2013 14:09:24   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
Won't be able to come. Fixing a Jeep (a proper one from WW2) this evening for a friend. Promised I'd do it this week because I mistakenly thought it would be a quiet week for work.
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2013 00:46:25   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Got a tour of Brittany Ferries' Normandie's engine room on the way back from France a few months ago, apart from it was probably far better than the on board entertainment of note was that it's four e
Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/05/2013 20:14:33   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
Did look out for you all but couldn't even see the lights of Llanfrothen most of the night. Glad you had a good night, any new ground found?
Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/05/2013 20:33:53   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
I'll keep an eye out for your lamps as you return, you're missing some good rainbows, hope it's not pissing down when you exit though.
Topic: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/05/2013 11:52:19   Subject: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
That would make a massive difference, I notice as well the button in those pictures is flush with it's housing, mine sticks out 3-4mm.

Thanks, I'll ask for one when I sent it for repair (I'
Topic: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/05/2013 09:50:01   Subject: Has anybody ever seen one of these - KSE Lights
Found another problem. Said about the button on the top getting knocked well just realised the squidgy rubber bit has been torn open in a couple of places (probably by slate) so it's no longer waterp
Topic: Victorian trip - 2013
Strangely Brown

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2013 18:24:01   Subject: Victorian trip - 2013
I'm still not sure what a fidget is but they tasted very good, thanks Simon and Rockchick for cooking and Edd for the tour.
Topic: Voltage regulator
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/04/2013 18:20:32   Subject: Voltage regulator
Yes, Roy in future.

These USB inverters are handy.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290628660017?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

I've used the circuits ins
Topic: Victorian trip - 2013
Strangely Brown

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/04/2013 00:30:47   Subject: Victorian trip - 2013
What did you forget? The fidgets ::)
Topic: Voltage regulator
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/04/2013 11:02:02   Subject: Voltage regulator
Either bypass the diodes and make sure you can only connect the batteries with correct polarity or you can use a P channel MOSFET as a diode which is far more efficient (Mr Fellows takes the credit f
Topic: Voltage regulator
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/04/2013 00:57:44   Subject: Voltage regulator
Try this as a simple solution, think this chip has a very low voltage dropout.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LM2596-Voltage-Regulator-board-4-5V-to-40V-in-1-2V-to-37V-out-UK-STOCK-/190814696793
Topic: Porthtowan is very dangerous.
Strangely Brown

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/04/2013 19:13:17   Subject: Porthtowan is very dangerous.
Think he's right about the higher adit, that wants a safety rail Perfect for leaning on whilst enjoying a Pimms on a summer's evening if I can ever afford a holiday in Kernow. I like the warning sign
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/04/2013 23:13:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
Hope you get better soon, the feeling cold only lasted a few hours for me though every now and again my guts feel like they're trying to crawl away somewhere and hide.
I keep looking out of the w
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/04/2013 12:00:22   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
Don't think I'll be there, wasn't very well yesterday and still haven't quite recovered plus I'm sure you don't want me to share it with you.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/03/2013 09:34:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
[quote="SimonRL"]They were trying to. They were following up a lead on a white van in the area, two youngish lads, apparently acting suspiciously. Pingu has a white Merc van. They pulled over, had a q
Topic: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2013 11:55:29   Subject: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
and I nearly stopped off at the Ring for a pint too :(
Topic: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2013 23:46:12   Subject: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
Well I looked for you, you weren't in the curry house or the dogging lay-by nor anywhere else I could spot. Hope you had a good time with plenty of new ground.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/03/2013 19:59:54   Subject: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
F***ing trains, why did they decide to get all the toys out of the box this evening. I'll try and catch up with you.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/03/2013 20:36:25   Subject: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
I'm back, missed being cold and damp so much that I'm definitely in on this one, see you tomorrow.
Topic: Explosive Results of Copper Precipitation
Strangely Brown

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 23/03/2013 12:50:56   Subject: Explosive Results of Copper Precipitation
It couldn't have been H2S, I'm sure it would have poisoned the observer long before it's proportions made a difference to a flame.
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 21st March.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/03/2013 22:51:56   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 21st March.
Still not going to be there but hopefully exploring the bowels of a ferry engine room, well I did last trip back from France, hearing/watching four engines kicking out 24 MegaW was far better than the
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 14th March.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2013 22:46:41   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 14th March.
[quote="Llion"][quote="St, "I need 12 meters of 50 X 50 X 3 aluminium angle section"

Hmmmm where do you get your ali from ??? All ours come in imperial :lol: :lol: :offtopic:[/quote]
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 14th March.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2013 00:10:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 14th March.
I'm still somewhere warmer and dryer than North Wales too and wondering why my french phrase book doesn't contain stuff I need such as "a mouse has eaten my fuel tank", "I need 12 meters of 50 X 50 X
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 28/02/2013
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/02/2013 15:12:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 28/02/2013
Just to let the Thursday nighters know I'm not going to be about for the next four weeks :( (Drakelow will be my next trip). Off to foreign lands and a bit further than just England this time.
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
Strangely Brown

Forum: Events   Posted: 06/02/2013 03:14:24   Subject: New event added 'Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable' on 30/03/2013 at 10:00
For my novelty inflatable I'll be be in a dry suit (do I still have to wear a wet suit as well :o )
Topic: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/02/2013 01:10:01   Subject: The Thursday Nighters, 7th February.
Can't make this one :( Should be back next week though
Topic: Wrysgan photography
Strangely Brown

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/02/2013 00:55:26   Subject: Wrysgan photography
have several people/light sources distributed about the chamber (if people are the subjects have them stand still of close the shutter when they move).
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 02/02/2013 21:27:43   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Think Roy's right, the larger pad on the left coincides with a larger terminal on the LED, transmits more heat that way. There is often another larger solder pad under the LED neither connected to +
Topic: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
Strangely Brown

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/02/2013 21:23:26   Subject: What light do you use to cave or mine explore with
KSE headlamp, wee little fenix as back up "P" clamped to side of helmet and a 100W clulite (hand lamp), 12V 10A/h batteries or sometimes a 110A/h if I want to run it for 11 hours though it's a bit hea
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
Strangely Brown

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/01/2013 17:47:00   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
Might be late, don't hang about for me, I'll catch up, make lots of noise (un-like last week) so I can find you.
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
Strangely Brown

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/01/2013 10:23:11   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 31st Jan 2013
I'll be there, SRT or a walk about? I've a friend who wants to come if it's a walkabout.
Topic: Victorian trip - 2013
Strangely Brown

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/01/2013 20:57:03   Subject: Victorian trip - 2013
Yep 20th's good for me too.
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