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Posts by Brakeman

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Topic: Halkyn District United Mines
Brakeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/10/2019 21:12:11   Subject: Halkyn District United Mines
The video on the link is not the Milwr tunnel trip no, it is the upper HDL a short trip from the portal to the collapse, not very far 1/4 mile or so, did use to be a lot further (1980's) but runs thr
Topic: Fundraising for Yorkshire cave rescue
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2019 22:44:21   Subject: Fundraising for Yorkshire cave rescue
There is also another way of donating to the organisation on Facebook that has raised well over £10,000 now, I think quite a lot of us have donated to this.:thumbup:
Topic: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/06/2019 21:43:09   Subject: Lead Mine nr Prestatyn (photo)
Try this https://www.dyserth.com/mines.html mentions a 20' waterwheel .

Topic: Sad news
Brakeman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/05/2019 22:58:13   Subject: Sad news
Very sad indeed, did a couple of trips with Kate in Derbyshire & North Wales, she was a good sort, sadly missed.

Topic: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2019 21:46:23   Subject: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
Excellent resource as has been said, read a few of them last night, you've spent some time scanning these John, thank you.
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Brakeman

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/08/2018 20:54:07   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Try this cached version;

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:kSxLdsXljC0J:https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/historic-wyoming-gold-mining-town-opens-tunnel-that-had-
Topic: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
Brakeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2018 21:27:50   Subject: Machroes & Llanengan mines...
IF this is where I think it is, some info.

There are 3 adits, two are accessable but both on private property, one is now a small pipe with water coming out that runs onto the beach at the
Topic: Calendar 2018 - Total Raised
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2018 22:12:05   Subject: Calendar 2018 - Total Raised
Well done, once again a fine publication, just remembered to put mine up tonight actually.:thumbup:
Topic: St.David's (Clogau) Gold Mine to re-open?
Brakeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/01/2018 22:04:17   Subject: St.David's (Clogau) Gold Mine to re-open?
Looks like a planning application has not yet been made.

https://www.sharesmagazine.co.uk/news/market/5766332/Acquisition-of-Interest-in-Gold-Mines-of-Wales
Topic: Llechwedd Slate Mine Chronology
Brakeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/11/2017 22:26:28   Subject: Llechwedd Slate Mine Chronology
Excellent piece of work, makes for very interesting reading.
Topic: Long Rake
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/2017 21:59:45   Subject: Long Rake
Despite the dust in the mine, it's good to see a mineral business still operating from it's original site after so many years.

It will be a very long time till the dust/tailings fill the vo
Topic: Long Rake
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2017 23:05:53   Subject: Long Rake
Stone of varying types,, really the dust is just from cutting and dressing as far as I can tell.

They have recently been granted planning permission for a new silo building and alterations
Topic: Great Rake Mine Brassington
Brakeman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 03/05/2017 12:37:29   Subject: Great Rake Mine Brassington
I dropped one of the open shafts circa 1982-5 ish, 250 foot deep shaft but no extensive working could be gained due to blockages if I recall.

This was done as part of a survey of the whole
Topic: Long Rake
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/05/2017 22:10:48   Subject: Long Rake
I wonder what has happened to bring about these recent new signs then. The stone company certainly knew that persons were exploring the mine on a regular basis. In fact I think they made contact with
Topic: Williamson's Tunnels
Brakeman

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/03/2017 12:18:00   Subject: Williamson's Tunnels
Good set of photos as per usual Steve, must get to see this place one day.:)
Topic: Potash mining in Germany
Brakeman

Forum: Europe   Posted: 01/03/2017 22:56:13   Subject: Potash mining in Germany
The link works fine,:thumbup: just watched the whole video, very interesting, just wish I could understand the german commentry, looks a well organised mine.
Topic: Watersaw or Water Saw
Brakeman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 10/11/2016 12:34:33   Subject: Watersaw or Water Saw
Certainly used to be, though in the later years of the mines working life it became Sallet Hole No 2.
Topic: South Crofty
Brakeman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/09/2016 14:26:14   Subject: South Crofty
[quote="agricola"][quote="derrickhand"]More questions than answers, there..

Are the offices still open and manned?

Why were you on the site? In what capacity?

Who did
Topic: Info Please Guys
Brakeman

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 01/09/2016 22:31:09   Subject: Info Please Guys
You may well find the level leading to the water is now blocked by the slurry being tipped into the mine from the above stone works, so i would go and check that out first.

Topic: The Jet Project
Brakeman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/05/2016 21:46:14   Subject: The Jet Project
[quote="christwigg"]It will never reach that level of popularity though.

Theres not a single passage in the whole 6.8km that's wide enough to swing your burning wire-wool in. :lol:

Topic: The Castleton Mines - A Descriptive and Visual History
Brakeman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/04/2016 16:30:03   Subject: The Castleton Mines - A Descriptive and Visual History
Looks interesting, just ordered a copy, I'd like to see more of the older Derbyshire mines.:thumbup:
Topic: Abandoned Mine Computer Models
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/01/2016 20:30:53   Subject: Abandoned Mine Computer Models
Yes it is agricola, very interesting stuff indeed.
Topic: Calendar - proceeds
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/12/2015 12:16:04   Subject: Calendar - proceeds
Well done, a great effort to all those involved, I know Roy will put this to good use.:thumbup:
Topic: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2015 21:21:06   Subject: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
[quote="AR"][quote="exspelio"]Worked many of these in Sallet Hole, mostly tracked, but one 'skid steer', wasn't there when it closed, so don't know what happened to them--.[/quote]

Graham S
Topic: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2015 12:17:44   Subject: Catalogue of Eimco rocker shovels in the UK
Two dismantled ones in Ladywash standing in water sadly.

3 or 4 complete in the limestone workings under Halkyn, still move and greased up quite good.

Topic: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Brakeman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/06/2015 12:40:40   Subject: Latest news on Whitby Potash Poject
Some interesting reading there Jimbo , thanks for the link, wouldn't mind a ride along this tunnel on my mountain bike!;D
Topic: Pub Area
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 21:41:42   Subject: Pub Area
Me too, please...
Topic: Go Below underground zip adventure
Brakeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/02/2015 12:08:25   Subject: Go Below underground zip adventure
Have to say it looks good this, must find a free day give it a go.

Topic: Vivian Slate Quarry
Brakeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/01/2015 12:23:21   Subject: Vivian Slate Quarry
Excellent , liked that , thanks for posting.
Topic: Who had it the best?
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2014 22:38:27   Subject: Who had it the best?
My favourite period was the 1980's, this was when I first got interested in exploring old mines, lead mines of Derbyshire ,the copper mines of Alderley & the recently closed spar mines both Calcite &
Topic: Long Rake Winder
Brakeman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/12/2014 23:02:32   Subject: Long Rake Winder
I think the shaft at Long Rake is a two cage shaft, so I presume one drum to each cage would have been used at some time, although it appears only one was in use towards the end of the mines days.
Topic: Groverake / Frasers Hush Documentation
Brakeman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/12/2014 21:23:35   Subject: Groverake / Frasers Hush Documentation
It's interesting looking at the uploaded mine plan, one long level connects Groverake with Frazers, I assume then that GR pumped the water out of Frazers whilst they were still working GR, though on o
Topic: Flash Bulbs
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/12/2014 12:13:48   Subject: Flash Bulbs
We only ended up bidding against each other :lol:
Topic: Flash Bulbs
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/11/2014 13:10:56   Subject: Flash Bulbs
Fancy some of these myself.......
Topic: Nice Set of Boulby Potash Photos.
Brakeman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/11/2014 22:42:18   Subject: Nice set of Bouby Potash photos.
Agreed a nice set of photos, very clear images considering the very ISO settings he had to use down there.
Topic: 18650 Batteries
Brakeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 28/10/2014 23:09:37   Subject: 18650 Batteries
I use these people in the UK, good quality stuff.


http://www.torchdirect.co.uk/xtar-batteries.html
Topic: Milk Churns
Brakeman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/10/2014 12:23:41   Subject: Milk Churns
I've come across similar full of clean water, which I have actually drunk, so the theory of collecting drips in certain places to use for carbide lamps or indeed drinking probably fits, it was/still i
Topic: Van's Fenix offers revisited
Brakeman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 16/08/2014 22:26:22   Subject: Van's Fenix offers revisited
Just bought the HP 25 from you, I have the older model also these are great work lamps:flowers:
Topic: Cornish Mine Images
Brakeman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 06/08/2014 23:12:58   Subject: Cornish Mine Images
[quote="lozz"]Excellent, a landmark collection in my opinion.

Lozz.[/quote]

I would agree with the above statement, this has to be one of the best Cornish mine photo collections
Topic: Coin finds in mines and quarries
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2014 23:00:11   Subject: Coin finds in mines and quarries
The only one I know of is the pot of Roman coins found in a mine shaft on the Engine vein copper mine. My self I have only found old pennies in the mud at Alderley .

http://www.archaeolog
Topic: Bouncing beneath Blaenau
Brakeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/07/2014 12:35:43   Subject: Bouncing beneath Blaenau
I fancy a go on this, just looking on their web site all dates for this month , except today are free, surprised at that, I thought it may be booked up for a bit, no mention their opening hours thoug
Topic: The Keep
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2014 12:23:13   Subject: The Keep
[quote="RJV"]Have the soundtrack & the film. Think there was one alrightish track on the album but have never quite summoned the motivation to watch the film...[/quote]

Just had a quick lis
Topic: Milldam mine - not reopening
Brakeman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/06/2014 12:42:49   Subject: Milldam mine - not reopening
Hmm, interesting some of that, unfortunate set of events really for BFL. It does show however that even though these old lead mine shafts have been infilled and stable for many years can suddenly bec
Topic: Problems with private messages
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2014 23:25:52   Subject: Problems with private messages
Anyone else experiencing problems sending out messages, after hitting the submit button I get sent to the home page for the forum & no message left in the outbox, but not every time..
Topic: PHOTO COMP 2013 - RESULTS
Brakeman

Forum: The 2013 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 13/03/2014 22:11:46   Subject: PHOTO COMP 2013 - RESULTS
Congrats to all entrants, well done :flowers:
Topic: Lochaline Silica Mine
Brakeman

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 12/03/2014 16:54:02   Subject: Lochaline Silica Mine
Yes some really good photos showing the operation., thanks for posting :thumbsup:
Topic: over all view (photo)
Brakeman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/03/2014 12:23:25   Subject: over all view (photo)
It's on the AN facebook page Adam, repair work at Redscar lead mine.

Topic: A simple walk in the countryside?
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2014 22:51:37   Subject: A simple walk in the countryside?
I like this Youlgreave map Lee, It's an area I like to walk over & have done many a time, did not realise there was so many shafts/levels .

Good work, must have taken you some time to compi
Topic: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
Brakeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2014 12:33:11   Subject: Nant y glo Drift Mine Photos
Excellent photos, those guys looked happier at work than folk do these days.

Topic: Ostwig slate mine on TV
Brakeman

Forum: Europe   Posted: 09/01/2014 20:36:45   Subject: Ostwig slate mine on TV
Great bit of video, thanks for posting the link. The mine certainly looks to be in better condition than ours over here these days.
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