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Topic: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/08/2019 15:13:39   Subject: From the Beeb. Welsh Slate.
[quote="JR"]I hope it comes off. World Heritage status is a boon to Ironbridge (though only thr bridge itself holds the status). I just hope they don't overdo it and end up like Cornwall.[/quote]
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 10:59:24   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
[quote="RAMPAGE"]
I'd be prepared to offer them 100 quid for it, that's about the limit of what it's worth to me to get this dynamo doing something useful.

[/quote]

Plan B:
Topic: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/05/2019 17:02:19   Subject: Electrical Engineer Help Needed!
Looks like it may need an external regulator. Hint from:-
https://www.bowersautomotive.co.uk/Cat_Heavy-Industrial-Marine-Standby-Generator-Pump-Engine-Equipment.pdf
(search within page for d
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
Digit

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/04/2019 22:08:27   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
[quote="AR"][quote="Pete Monkhouse"]I'm very tempted. A canary and a candle would be quite cool to take down a mine. Bit I still think calibrating both against an oxygen meter is a cunning plan.....[/
Topic: Not exactly mining but interesting
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2019 11:54:02   Subject: Not exactly mining but interesting
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47238701
Topic: Masson Video
Digit

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/02/2019 13:57:09   Subject: Masson Video
Just a suggestion. Perhaps not giving the actual name of the site but some vague reference, such as 'in the South West Corner of XXshire'. And for the community (US) the inclusion within the video o
Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
Digit

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/12/2018 10:50:27   Subject: DOCUMENTARY: Hidden Wales with Will Millard
[quote="RAMPAGE"]

iPlayer doesn't let you keep them but I have a device that will record the 1080p HD stream to an MP4 file. There isn't anything illegal about that, you are, in this countr
Topic: Farming in mines
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/12/2018 22:44:08   Subject: Farming in mines
Whilst I would quite like to post a funny reply maybe along the lines of - a trial should be done in the old Cornish Coal Mines - I will not because I suspect that the original on the Nottingham Websi
Topic: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2018 16:02:27   Subject: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
Success on the second attempt, this is what I remembered:-

[i]It is also common (and correct Welsh) that people use the Ffestiniog instead of Festiniog way of spelling. By its Parliamentary
Topic: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/10/2018 15:44:32   Subject: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
[quote="Vanoord"]Another calendar caption question...

There is reference to Cwmorthin being connected to the Festiniog Railway in 1861.

At that point - as far as I am aware - the
Topic: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
Digit

Forum: North America   Posted: 28/08/2018 17:55:47   Subject: Historic Wyoming gold mining town opens tunnel that had been undisturbed for 150 years
As a small addition to what Simon has said I have noticed that several firms have used the 'permissions' exercise as a way of collecting more info than they previously did.

Also and more di
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 22:01:18   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="JonK"]Roy

I always thought that you had a missed a career in the media. Admittedly radio rather than TV . . .

Cheers

Jon[/quote]

If he gets on the
Topic: Cambrian Mines Trust
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/03/2018 21:57:12   Subject: Cambrian Mines Trust
[quote="royfellows"]I wasn't too bothered about money this time, I saw it as a window of opportunity, but they have offered, dont know how much though.[/quote]

It's called a "Facility Fee"
Topic: Repurposing
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2018 23:27:11   Subject: Repurposing
Fish Farm (Channel Isle)
Observatory
Rubbish disposal *

*unofficial
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Digit

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 30/10/2017 10:46:06   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="ant89"]If the Scorpion uses a gopro mount does this mean your expanding your lamps into other activities? Cycling for example.[/quote]

Roy, please do not expand your activities into
Topic: Old mines delay railway electrification
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2017 15:46:35   Subject: Old mines delay railway electrification
I think it has been caused by the uncontrolled expansion of the Jam Butty Mines during the construction of the M6
Topic: Electic Dumper
Digit

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/09/2017 09:36:10   Subject: Electic Dumper
[quote="sinker"][quote="Horsemaddad"]

....if it is electric why does it have a radiator grill?

[/quote]

Guess it still has hydraulics and aircon etc which still need c
Topic: Mining term: Bouse
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2017 14:28:53   Subject: Mining term: Bouse
[quote="Aldahar"]Anyone know the origin of the word "bouse"? I see "teem" spelled as "team" on your site. I went to Slit mine site yesterday and had a fantastic walk - I'd love to know where some of
Topic: Industrial Relics on Film
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2017 13:14:53   Subject: Industrial Relics on Film
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]I must admit I was also scratching the remaining brain cell about the engine house as the blast furnaces remains were a lot more derelict in the 70's and 80's although I think
Topic: Industrial Relics on Film
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2017 11:52:02   Subject: Industrial Relics on Film
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]

That's the blowing engine house for the range of blast furnaces at Blists Hill, I don't recall a merchant rolling mill at the museum (they would make just about any
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/06/2017 15:35:04   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
[quote="RAMPAGE"][quote="SimonRL"]Totally off topic, although as Darwinism has been mentioned...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40438207[/quote]

A thick book isn't goi
Topic: RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory
Digit

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/02/2017 22:34:27   Subject: RGHQ Chilmark drugs factory
I hope they didn't get their hashtags confused when they bagged the evidence.
:angel:
Topic: Loading slates but where?
Digit

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/10/2016 11:54:45   Subject: Loading slates but where?
[quote="sinker"]if I had to guess then I would say its the original Ffestiniog Railway station in Blaenau?

[/quote]

I would agree with that.
Topic: Live Gold ......
Digit

Forum: Europe   Posted: 03/10/2016 13:13:54   Subject: Live Gold ......
[quote="Dr J"][quote="Digit"]And now the answer (maybe)[/quote]

Answer - nothing! No train, no tunnel...

There *were* clues!

1 - Original GPR and geophysics images...
Topic: Live Gold ......
Digit

Forum: Europe   Posted: 02/10/2016 15:47:59   Subject: Live Gold ......
And now the answer (maybe) :-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07yc9zf

;)
Topic: Android tablet horrors!
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2016 14:47:24   Subject: Android tablet horrors!
Sounds like you need to take a tablet.;D

Or as a last resort obtain the assistance of any passing 10 year old.:angel:
Topic: Live Gold ......
Digit

Forum: Europe   Posted: 17/08/2016 20:48:44   Subject: Live Gold ......
Seems this story is still alive - in a quiet sort of way:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37093940

Topic: 200 Year Old Wooden Waggonway Uncovered!
Digit

Forum: North East England   Posted: 27/07/2016 17:42:33   Subject: 200 Year Old Wooden Waggonway Uncovered!
[quote="Jimbo"]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2379064/Wooden-railway-built-200-years-ago-discovered-near-colliery.html

:thumbup:[/quote]

This is an old story from 2013.
Topic: Pitmen Painters
Digit

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/06/2016 20:03:14   Subject: Pitmen Painters
Back in the news again:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-36598063
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Digit

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/06/2016 22:32:49   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
Latest snipit in the news:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-36597155
Topic: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2016 16:21:34   Subject: True Cost of Britain's Wind Farm Industry Revealed
[quote="ttxela"]My mistake. :-[

So a bit like those accumulator towers in London where water was pumped up overnight and the hydraulic pressure used during the day.

[/quote]
Topic: Flying Scotsman
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2016 22:46:46   Subject: Flying Scotsman
[quote="Aditaddict"]They still don't believe life exists outside the M25 ring;D[/quote]

Shh don't tell them - it's nice and peaceful out here. :)
Topic: Lightweight shaft construction query
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2016 16:40:01   Subject: Lightweight shaft construction query
[quote="legendrider"]'Nuff Said ;)

bloody big gerbils, though! ;D

[/quote]

Don't worry about the gerbils, worry about their fleas.:ohmygod:
Topic: A German Llechwedd ?
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2016 14:29:51   Subject: A German Llechwedd ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06wp7kj/the-travel-show-100-germany

The 'interesting' bit start about 8 minutes in but don't miss the 'hot rods' near the start.
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2016 12:21:47   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]I wonder what happened to the second tender it had for a while? I wonder if it was scrapped or went elsewhere?[/quote]

'A second tender' was purchased with the engine
Topic: Totally Off Topic - Regex
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2015 15:37:50   Subject: Totally Off Topic - Regex
[quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="sinker"][quote="SimonRL"]

^[a-zA-Z][\w\.-]*[a-zA-Z0-9]@[a-zA-Z0-9][\w\.-]*[a-zA-Z0-9]\.[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z\.]*[a-zA-Z]$"

[/quote]


:blin
Topic: Not Australia coal!
Digit

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 10/09/2015 12:51:31   Subject: Not Australia coal!
A glance at Google Earth and comparing the street layout would appear to confirm that hole is indeed Mirny.
Topic: Ceremony at Hatfield Colliery to mark the 'end of mining'
Digit

Forum: Mining People & Communities   Posted: 14/08/2015 12:55:34   Subject: Ceremony at Hatfield Colliery to mark the 'end of mining'
Getting very near the end now:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-33928485
Topic: Van's Guess The Slate Quarry quiz
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2015 22:30:36   Subject: Van's Guess The Slate Quarry quiz
[quote="sinker"][quote="Digit"]

About 10 years ago that photo COULD have been taken at Braich-Ddu Slate Mine - (SH718384).

[/quote]

I'm convinced that its Braich Ddu.
Topic: Van's Guess The Slate Quarry quiz
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2015 21:23:20   Subject: Van's Guess The Slate Quarry quiz
About 10 years ago that photo COULD have been taken at Braich-Ddu Slate Mine - (SH718384). Slate of about that size and shape appeared to be being palleted and transported off site, possibly for the w
Topic: Right, own up!
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2015 22:02:55   Subject: Right, own up!
[quote="ebgb"]suspect the answer might be right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=741EK3C3S10

[/quote]

Wrong river - but worth a watch.:blink:
Topic: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
Digit

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2015 19:01:22   Subject: I'm a photographer, not a terrorist!
Sorry about waking up an old thread and slightly off original topic but as it deals with restrictions it seems reasonable.

Those strange people on the other side of the moat seem to be tr
Topic: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
Digit

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/06/2015 11:56:39   Subject: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]I'm not convinced.
The house in the photographs is definitely this one:

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.10514&lon=-3.796253&z=17.3&r=0&src=msa

An
Topic: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
Digit

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/06/2015 16:38:48   Subject: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
[quote="davel"]I agree with Willy and Simon about the location.

I presume the flood was caused either by failure of the dam at the south end of Llyn Parc or else a major failure of the pipe
Topic: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
Digit

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/06/2015 12:41:30   Subject: 1965 Llanrwst flood photos
No this is not the 1925 dam failure at Trefriw. Look at the pictures, several show television aerials. Also the people are dressed for the 1960's.
Topic: Llanberis mountain rescue
Digit

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 10/06/2015 23:20:34   Subject: Llanberis mountain rescue
[quote="exspelio"]My repulsion of this act cannot be -------
Suffice it to say, something wrong with this society indicates that the perpetrators are unlikely to be detected and, if they were, w
Topic: WW1 pit props
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2015 21:12:49   Subject: WW1 pit props
Thanks Morlock that was a really interesting and informative read.
Topic: WW1 pit props
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2015 15:37:47   Subject: WW1 pit props
Thanks AR that makes sense.
Topic: WW1 pit props
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2015 13:36:27   Subject: WW1 pit props
Whilst looking at the Imperial War Museum site, by chance I discovered this interesting poster:-

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/31430

and this possibly related (si
Topic: North Wales earth tremor
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/05/2015 18:49:40   Subject: North Wales earth tremor
Curses another one missed! That's at least three I haven't noticed.

The first was apparently the best, it got some of my neighbours out in the street in their night wear, I didn't find out
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