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Posts by Alasdair Roberts

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Topic: Minllyn
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/12/2018 18:15:59   Subject: Minllyn
IIRC that's the chamber where you can scramble up to the bottom of the sloping air shaft? I think there's two chambers there which were joined when workings broke up from below. It has to be 150 - 200
Topic: Minllyn
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/12/2018 22:08:30   Subject: Minllyn
Do you mean the one where the crane sticks out of the flooded workings? If so it must be a good 60 - 70 feet.
It is a very impressive place. What I noticed too is how clear the lower chambers are
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/11/2017 19:23:41   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
I have a Tinymonster TM15. It has 3 different brightness settings plus a strobe setting which is actually really good for light painting as it doesn't focus an intense beam.
Topic: Petzl Simple descender for sale
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 10/09/2017 08:27:02   Subject: Petzl Simple descender for sale
I have a brand new Petzl Simple for sale if anyone wants one. Price £43 including postage.
Topic: For sale - Warmbac oversuit, size XL
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/09/2017 19:56:33   Subject: For sale - Warmbac oversuit, size XL
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]I'm 6ft 3 and about 100kg. The warmbac XL made me look like a tellytubby. The sizing suggested I have an AV XXL, Tony at Starless suggested I try an XL and it fi
Topic: For sale - Warmbac oversuit, size XL
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 30/08/2017 23:20:15   Subject: For sale - Warmbac oversuit, size XL
Cheers Adam. I'll have a look at them. I'll need to get something fairly soon. I remeber your suit seemed a lot more flexible than mine.
Topic: For sale - Warmbac oversuit, size XL
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/08/2017 14:21:39   Subject: For sale - Warmbac oversuit, size XL
I have a Warmbac oversuit for sale. The size is XL. It has been worn probably 6 times at most. I am selling as it is much too big for me and I want to buy an AV one.
It is listed on eBay at £70 b
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/08/2017 07:32:08   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Cheers Wyn. I think I will be investing in something more modern. It was good to read your opinion, as you had done the conversion.
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/08/2017 23:18:01   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Thanks Adam. I was impressed with the wisdom on Saturday night. I think I will definitely need to invest in something soon.
Miles - up until now I've only ever done fairly straight forward stuff
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/08/2017 20:03:01   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Ok, cheers Roy.
Topic: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 23/08/2017 18:45:41   Subject: Wanted - Speleo Technics FX-LED
Hi all.
Does anyone have an FX-LED lamp that can be used on my FX3 battery? I think they made one with 7 leds. I'm not sure whether you had to convert the original lamp unit to fit it or whether
Topic: Lead Mining in Derbyshire. Volume 4.
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/07/2017 20:28:07   Subject: Lead Mining in Derbyshire. Volume 4.
Thank you for all the replies and for asking Jim personally.
It looks like I will have to see if I can get a copy from a library. Cheers!
Topic: Lead Mining in Derbyshire. Volume 4.
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 11/07/2017 18:10:53   Subject: Lead Mining in Derbyshire. Volume 4.
Hi all.
I know this is a very very long shot but does anyone have a copy of the 4th volume of Jim Riewerts books Lead Mining in Derbyshire, South of the Via Gellia, that they would be willing to
Topic: Derbyshire lead mines
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/06/2017 13:15:06   Subject: Derbyshire lead mines
Cheers AR. Pm sent.
Topic: Derbyshire lead mines
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/06/2017 22:54:34   Subject: Derbyshire lead mines
Thanks AR.
Topic: Derbyshire lead mines
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/06/2017 13:24:45   Subject: Derbyshire lead mines
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll be pretty tied up during the days so really I'm just looking for somewhere to pass a few hours in the evenings. Masson and Jug Holes certainly sounds a good option
Topic: Derbyshire lead mines
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 13/06/2017 23:08:55   Subject: Derbyshire lead mines
Hi all.
I am staying near Matlock for a long weekend soon and was wondering if there are any mines I could visit while I'm there. I am not experienced in srt yet so I'm really looking for somewhe
Topic: Attaching a lamp bracket
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/02/2017 17:13:47   Subject: Attaching a lamp bracket
Thanks for all the comments on this. It has certainly made for entertaining reading. I drilled it as originally suggested and had no issues.
Cheers!
Topic: Attaching a lamp bracket
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2017 22:20:47   Subject: Attaching a lamp bracket
[quote="Tamarmole"]

Only thing I would say: When attaching the bracket make sure there are no pointy bits on the inside of the headshell.[/quote]

Thanks for that. I'll certainly
Topic: Attaching a lamp bracket
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2017 22:01:27   Subject: Attaching a lamp bracket
I have an old speleo technics fx3 Roy. I know it's not the best piece of kit but it has never let me down and still kicks out a good light for 7 or 8 hours. I've never felt the urge to replace it yet.
Topic: Attaching a lamp bracket
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2017 21:13:02   Subject: Attaching a lamp bracket
:lol: Cheers Chris. And there was me with my masonry bits on standby too.
I guess the helmet would be out of warranty now anyway. I'll just drill it.
Thanks!
Topic: Attaching a lamp bracket
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/02/2017 20:48:37   Subject: Attaching a lamp bracket
I've recently acquired a very good s/h petzl ecrin roc and need to fit a lamp bracket to it. What is the best way to make the holes for the screws? I've been told that drilling it would weaken the hel
Topic: SRT kit help
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 30/12/2016 15:13:45   Subject: SRT kit help
Ok, thank you. I've emailed Tony and he's come back to me with some really helpful points and suggestions.
Cheers.
Topic: SRT kit help
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 29/12/2016 14:10:22   Subject: SRT kit help
Thanks everyone for the advice. I will speak with Tony at Starless River when they reopen after the holidays.
Best wishes to you all for the new year.
Alasdair.
Topic: SRT kit help
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 28/12/2016 23:41:38   Subject: SRT kit help
I had a little look at their basic kit on the website just now and thanks for the advice on the stop.

Regarding the petzl ascenders, I read a bit about the Croll being potentially dangerous
Topic: SRT kit help
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 28/12/2016 23:17:20   Subject: SRT kit help
Great. Thank you both. I'll certainly give them a call.
Topic: SRT kit help
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 28/12/2016 23:00:29   Subject: SRT kit help
Hi all.
I am looking to invest in an srt kit. I am not new to mine exploration and I have done a fair amount of rock climbing, but I am a total novice when it comes to srt.
I am looking fo
Topic: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/12/2016 12:01:34   Subject: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Mike.

It seems there were faults on both sides and I apologies for any misunderstandings on my part.

Alasdair.
Topic: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 18/12/2016 11:01:17   Subject: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Mike.
I wasn't faffing around. I take it you don't try to get things for a better price?
Your website still showed the book even after I'd bought it through Amazon but then I don't know how
Topic: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 15/12/2016 11:48:00   Subject: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
[quote="Moorebooks"]
I will pay good price if anyone has one to sell - send PM , I have a couple of people who want copies

Thanks

Mike[/quote]

Mike, it was me wh
Topic: GROVERAKE NEEDS MONEY NOW!
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/12/2016 22:28:33   Subject: GROVERAKE NEEDS MONEY NOW!
It's great to see the total creeping up. I've donated and I just hope it will still be there when my daughter is old enough to explore the mines with me, just like I used to with my dad when I was a l
Topic: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 02/12/2016 22:18:09   Subject: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Thanks for the offer but I've managed to get hold of a copy.
Cheers!
Topic: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/12/2016 19:24:21   Subject: Wanted: Ian Tyler's Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines
Does anyone have a copy of Ian Tyler's book, Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines they would be willing to sell?
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Alasdair.
Topic: Safety lamps for sale
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 04/02/2016 13:25:24   Subject: Safety lamps for sale
Thanks for the advice Mark.

I'll certainly do that when I get home tonight. I was being cautious with how I listed the Naylor lamp as I didn't want to deceive anyone. Been down that road my
Topic: Safety lamps for sale
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/02/2016 22:27:13   Subject: Safety lamps for sale
Hi everyone. If anyone is interested, I've listed 3 safety lamps on ebay. The protector lamp is in need of restoration. The Ackroyd & Best is, to my knowledge, complete and the Naylor is actually a ga
Topic: Richard Johnson Clapham & Morris
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 09/06/2009 16:30:45   Subject: Richard Johnson Clapham & Morris
Hello. Thanks for the reply. The plate is stamped both sides. Not sure how to slide the bonnet off though - it's a bit thin and I don't want to ruin it.
Thanks for the background as well.
A
Topic: Richard Johnson Clapham & Morris
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 09/06/2009 12:33:14   Subject: Richard Johnson Clapham & Morris
Hi, yes it has JCM stamped on the base of one of the gauzes.
Thanks
Al.
Topic: Richard Johnson Clapham & Morris
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 09/06/2009 11:38:25   Subject: Richard Johnson Clapham & Morris
I've got an old tatty safety lamp made by Richard Johnson Clapham & Morris, Manchester, and was wondering if anyone has any information on them.
It has the number 189 stamped on the side togethe
Topic: Bwlch Siglen Slate Mine
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/10/2008 10:58:52   Subject: Bwlch Siglen Slate Mine
Wyn.
I'll have to see if I can get a copy of book 6. Do you know if it has any more information on the lead mine at Cywarch? This is somewhere I mean to go and have a look round.
Regards
Topic: Bwlch Siglen Slate Mine
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/10/2008 09:13:27   Subject: Bwlch Siglen Slate Mine
There is also some good references in David Bick's book 'The Old Metal Mines of Mid-Wales, Parts 4 & 5 - West Montgomeryshire, Aberdovey, Dinas Mawddwy & Llangynog' which you might be able to get from
Topic: Bwlch Siglen Slate Mine
Alasdair Roberts

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/10/2008 08:56:53   Subject: Bwlch Siglen Slate Mine
I think the mine you discovered is actually the Red Dragon Gold Mine. There's some good pics on this site.
Regards
Al.
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