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Topic: Back underground ????
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/06/2020 12:47:23   Subject: Back underground ????
The comments made about meat packing/processing plants (cold, damp, hardsurfaces) suggest underground could be quite friendly to the virus. The absence of UV light is also very much in the viruses fa
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
Digit

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/06/2020 12:20:52   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
[quote="JohnnearCfon"][quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]An "exciting and much-needed" project,

Yes, right, just like a visit to the dentist!!![/quote]

For some people
Topic: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
Digit

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/06/2020 23:17:53   Subject: Glyn Rhonwy 'Earth Centre'
In the news again:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52994405
Topic: Rare Welsh gold hunt
Digit

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2020 11:54:47   Subject: Rare Welsh gold hunt
Perhaps some locals know more than is in the public domain:-

[i]"Gwilym Ephraim has been selling hens from his farm in Llanffestiniog in Gwynedd for decades but says there has been a huge r
Topic: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 08:11:16   Subject: That Good ol' Mount'n Dew
[quote="AR"]Whilst researching our family history, my mother discovered that one of my 19th century West Riding ancestors was prosecuted for making and selling illicit spirits to the local miners! Par
Topic: House with an incline?
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2020 14:20:10   Subject: House with an incline?
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Assheton-Smiths' definitely had a railway for delivering food from the kitchen, whether or not it included an incline I don't know.
[/quote]

I'm trying and failin
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2020 01:02:53   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Government Accidentally Shuts Itself Down with Ban On Non-Essential Businesses
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2020 12:56:19   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Border force have just seized two tons of toilet rolls hidden in cocaine.
Topic: Nuggets!
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2020 01:20:03   Subject: Nuggets!
Well it wasn't me, it was a friend. But as we are slightly off topic and its so ridiculous its worth telling. He bought a relatively new house as the 2nd or 3rd owner (NHBC expired). The first time h
Topic: Nuggets!
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2020 12:42:01   Subject: Nuggets!
The other day I had a regular small bill to pay to a caller at my house. I offered the money, “just a minute”, he says, “I must use gloves for cash”. He fishes around in his pocket and produces one
Topic: info
Digit

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 14:35:35   Subject: info
[quote="RJV"]Farmers are starting to get tetchy now about people crossing their land, using gates, stiles etc.[/quote]

That may be because of the bad memories some will have from the compli
Topic: info
Digit

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 25/03/2020 13:02:53   Subject: info
Basically this is a time to sort out all those photos, documents, songs etc that you keep telling yourself you'll do tomorrow.
Topic: Coal, illegal
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/03/2020 14:05:30   Subject: Coal, illegal
We have a heritage railway industry - perhaps its time to start a heritage mining industry.

Is there any left at the bottom of Big Pit, or anywhere else?
Topic: Development of spades - a question
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2020 23:56:45   Subject: Development of spades - a question
[quote="Peter Burgess"]The issue I have is that a spade iron from the end of a wooden spade was found many years ago underground. If I can be confident about the most recent date it could originate fr
Topic: Gwynedd slate industry bids for World Heritage status
Digit

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/01/2020 09:58:56   Subject: Gwynedd slate industry bids for World Heritage status
Here we go again:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51225094
Topic: Private Messages
Digit

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2020 15:12:48   Subject: Private Messages
[quote="SimonRL"]That simply means the recipient hasn't opened it - it's not a problem as such.

People who longer use the site, moved away, changed login or even died may not read and reply
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.
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