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Posts by Roger the Cat

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Topic: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2020 12:01:18   Subject: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
We used to use RS almost on a daily basis at my last job and we were a very large telecoms hub. Never heard a complaint. Bought a cordless telephone from them 2 days ago and no delivery problems despi
Topic: Boxed Off
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2020 18:55:45   Subject: Boxed Off
When I first saw the article in the DM on Thursday I posted a little comment there to the effect that there are a number of official mine exploration groups in the UK, but they keep within the law and
Topic: 28DL loves Roy
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/11/2020 18:55:37   Subject: 28DL dont like Roy
In passing, I notice an article in the Mail just now "Cave-idiots! 'Foolish' men spark three-hour rescue when they ignore lockdown to get lost in old mine shaft (Box) at night without proper clothes o
Topic: Shaft Exploring
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2020 20:23:00   Subject: Shaft Exploring
I think I'll wait until they become available in LIDL. :)
Topic: Back underground ????
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/05/2020 16:12:37   Subject: Back underground ????
;D;D;D What more can one say? Most of them gather around you before the Whacky Baccky comes out, though!
Topic: Back underground ????
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/05/2020 14:04:12   Subject: Back underground ????
I may be a Grumpy Old Man, but it does seem to me watching the punters punt over the years, that there really is a Crowd Culture in the UK. OK, there are packed places in the Third World, but a lot of
Topic: Pangolin
Roger the Cat

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 11/04/2020 18:04:01   Subject: Pangolin
Isn't a 5G an animal closely related to Pangolins? I think we should be told, Mr Ike...
Topic: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/02/2020 12:37:12   Subject: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
Hi Bogieman. Many thanks for the update and look forward to normal service resuming on Barrie's site. I'm obviously pleased that older images are being scanned for posterity. Actually, I rather like r
Topic: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/01/2020 13:37:17   Subject: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
Yes, dependable chap that he is he invariably informs his "audience" when he is leaving for a fortnights holiday or a working break on the railway and not to click too many times on the site in expect
Topic: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2020 17:59:49   Subject: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Isengard Website
Just a slight digression, but as the F&WHR is an important adjunct to Welsh slate mining history I wondered if anybody here knows why Barrie Hughes' excellent website has not been updated since 1 Dece
Topic: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
Roger the Cat

Forum: South Africa   Posted: 29/11/2019 11:55:04   Subject: Ancient Egyptian drill holes question
"Hat making in West Cornwall" might be a suitable subject for a dissertation.....
Topic: Backache
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/06/2019 21:19:33   Subject: Backache
Naproxen does it for me every time, especially for my very stiff back and arthritic feet, but you need to check whether it is wise to take NSAIDs on a long-term basis. (I used to go to a weight gym, d
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Roger the Cat

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/03/2019 12:24:03   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Thanks for finding this Toadstone. Perhaps Prof. Mike Nevell should be invited to join AN! Is further exploration work to be carried out, I wonder? The HLF money is for public and interpretation works
Topic: Gwynedd Archives
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/12/2018 15:31:35   Subject: Gwynedd Archives
Naive question. Surely these archives have at some point been microfiched or scanned for security/integrity purposes? Maybe not. When I was doing work for a thesis many moons ago it was like getting b
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Roger the Cat

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/12/2018 13:40:52   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Actually Mike, it was a copy of "Brindley at Wet Earth Colliery" which I got from my local library c1970 which motivated me. Perhaps I should get one!
Topic: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
Roger the Cat

Forum: North West England   Posted: 17/12/2018 13:28:37   Subject: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals
The impression I get is that the authorities want to strongly discourage any bids from even legitimate organisations to explore the workings (with H&S in mind, no doubt) and indeed any serious or lear
Topic: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/11/2018 12:32:13   Subject: Pedantry corner: Festiniog or Ffestiniog?
AR,

Fan y Big, perhaps?
Topic: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/07/2018 12:54:00   Subject: Cwmorthin Barracks & Rhosydd Chapel in 3D
Not at all bad for $179. Autodesk professional software is an horrendous price and even small businesses and practices balk at the price. I would like to know what I get for my $3,500 with this provid
Topic: Tavistock Canal Book
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 14/03/2018 17:31:52   Subject: Tavistock Canal Book
I must admit I do get a twinge of Schadenfreude when I hear about these storms in copyright teacups. I have this picture in my mind of the Trevithick Society climbing down chimneys like Santa in rever
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2017 14:24:23   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Maybe his number plate should be altered to read "Suid Afrikaanse Spoorwee" for the sake of diversity.
Topic: Explosion and collapse in Indian coal mine.
Roger the Cat

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 11/08/2017 17:16:37   Subject: Explosion and collapse in Indian coal mine.
Ah, The Empire on which the sun never sets......
Topic: Russian Diamond Mine
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/2017 22:46:07   Subject: Russian Diamond Mine
Got distracted by the Sidebar of Shame.
Topic: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/06/2017 18:07:42   Subject: Tankless diving? Apparently so...
The video seems to infer that diving alone might be a good idea for your average wonk addicted to new gadgets. Definitely Darwinism in operation. A thankless job.......
Topic: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2017 13:19:00   Subject: Bodmin Moor Ponies Poisoned by Arsenic
On my Sunday Internet wobbles today I came across this article in the Wail. 'Moor Ponies are being fatally poisoned by waste from old tin mines, claims charity as it raises arsenic fears'. People4Poni
Topic: Chepstow Quarries
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 26/10/2016 15:37:18   Subject: Chepstow Quarries
I live in Chalford and at the moment there is a lot of information about the Smart family at https://greatwarchalford.wordpress.com but you may know this already. He is described a 'Coal Merchant' in
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
Roger the Cat

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 05/08/2016 11:23:08   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
The NLS have done us all a big favour and got us out from under those greedy domains which offered small deals for big money. When I was an architecture student in the 1970s, I had to run along to Sta
Topic: Lelant Consols Mixed Mine (mine)
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 27/07/2016 13:36:06   Subject: Lelant Consols Mixed Mine (mine)
I don't seem to be able to open the links. Had no trouble with NLS maps before.
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/07/2016 12:56:43   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Anything that gets them to breathe fresh air must be a positive. I recall the July treasure hunts we used to play a kids, only the clues we on pieces of paper. A few hours of fun on a flat day.
Topic: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/07/2016 12:23:14   Subject: Pokemon in Box Mine?
Pokemon? I feel rather like 1970s Judge James Pickles who once asked council in a court case - 'The Beatles?'.
Topic: A1 closed by sinkhole
Roger the Cat

Forum: North East England   Posted: 26/06/2016 16:48:52   Subject: A1 closed by sinkhole
Audi Man is the scourge of the Cotswolds.
Topic: The Mine...
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/08/2015 13:26:08   Subject: The Mine...
I thought it was a documentary....
Topic: Llanberis mountain rescue
Roger the Cat

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/06/2015 12:34:53   Subject: Llanberis mountain rescue
These sort of thefts boggle the mind, but there must have been some sort of bird-brained logic behind this. It looks as if the thieves were after free Land Rover doors and tried to help themselves. I
Topic: Just What do you do with a 2000 tonne RC fine ore silo?
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2015 22:29:04   Subject: Just What do you do with a 2000 tonne RC fine ore silo?
You're not kidding us, are you Roy?
Topic: Laser Scanning
Roger the Cat

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/04/2015 20:44:32   Subject: Laser Scanning
Yep, works on Chrome.

Thanks
Topic: Laser Scanning
Roger the Cat

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/04/2015 19:25:29   Subject: Laser Scanning
Firefox 37.0.2
XP sp3
Processor 2.92GHz
RAM 1024MB

Should have said that I can see the webpage title in blue and the message "loading 1/10", but no images appear no matter ho
Topic: Laser Scanning
Roger the Cat

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/04/2015 17:27:41   Subject: Laser Scanning
Hi Gabriel. I opened the links you have given but can't see a dicky bird. I'm using standard Firefox so shouldn't be a problem. Can you help?
Topic: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/02/2015 21:42:03   Subject: Manchester Central Library: Fears that tens of thousands of books may have been pulped
From the Indy today re. Manchester Central Library:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/manchester-central-library-fears-that-tens-of-thousands-of-books-may-have-been-pulped-duri
Topic: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 20/01/2015 12:37:25   Subject: Alfred Consols - Identification of Metal Object?
http://miningmachineryplus.com/product/ball-mill-hardinge-conical/
Topic: Merry Christmas
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2014 23:58:16   Subject: Merry Christmas
? ??????????!
Topic: Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?
Roger the Cat

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/11/2014 21:32:40   Subject: Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?
I think that the OS stranglehold over mapping data in the UK has been aired before, but this may be of interest as we make use of an awful lot of their maps, digital or paper.

http://www.in
Topic: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
Roger the Cat

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/11/2014 11:05:42   Subject: Harnisha Burn Mine - be careful.
I'm intrigued - what was this 'Huge Detonation' in the 'Old Limestone Quarry' and why?
Topic: Interesting thing to have in your back garden....
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2014 11:17:34   Subject: Interesting thing to have in your back garden....
More piccies here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2759475/Perfect-modern-day-Fred-Flintstone-Sprawling-cottage-comes-cave-former-slate-mine.html
Topic: Carbis bay mine shafts
Roger the Cat

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/09/2014 19:51:52   Subject: Carbis bay mine shafts
Yes Roy, well said.
Topic: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/08/2014 12:10:48   Subject: Access to mines under the CRoW Act
I have kept an eye on this thread and find it rather confusing. Firstly, Council's opinion is just that - a (hopefully) learned opinion. The courts will decide individual cases and parliament the legi
Topic: Genk Mine in Belgium Transformed by Lighting
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2014 13:35:14   Subject: Genk Mine in Belgium Transformed by Lighting
Interesting use of lighting to enhance an historic mine headgear and buildings.

http://www.lighting.philips.com/main/projects/case-study-c-mine.wpd?origin=13_global_en_citypeoplelight_light
Topic: Goldite: Coming soon to a shopping channel near you!
Roger the Cat

Forum: North America   Posted: 02/07/2014 14:29:04   Subject: Goldite: Coming soon to a shopping channel near you!
Kitten Block - Absolutely brilliant. I wonder if they can do a Version 2.0 to redirect all internet BS.
Topic: Rescue in Germany's deepest cave
Roger the Cat

Forum: Europe   Posted: 19/06/2014 11:38:55   Subject: Rescue in Germany's deepest cave
Great news. According to Cavechat.org, he was brought to the surface at 11.44 local time. He is recieving further treatment on site before being airlifted to hospital.
Topic: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/06/2014 14:53:07   Subject: Four-person zip line 113 kmph thrills
I could just about manage the last 5 metres. What sort of pulleys are they? They look quite flimsy to me and I'm not sure how they rate them for a 100mph trip with a 13 stone man hanging on for dear l
Topic: Stuff & Nonsence
Roger the Cat

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2014 18:56:17   Subject: Stuff & Nonsence
I posted this in 2012 from the BBC's 2011 Census report:-

"More people in London's Kensington and Chelsea describe themselves as working in mining and quarrying than in Gateshead".

Topic: Penarth - Trolley vandalised
Roger the Cat

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2014 10:33:53   Subject: Penarth - Trolley vandalised
I can't imagine what use a set of cast alli wheels (no axles), c1970s by the look, would be to anyone. You could run up a new set on the Myford in your garage for less trouble..
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