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Topic: Blondins
blondin

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 15/06/2012 14:36:33   Subject: Blondins
like it.some related stuff in my personal album.
Topic: Does this Penrhyn car still exist?
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2011 18:43:06   Subject: Does this Penrhyn car still exist?
yes,located in the stable block at penrhyn castle.the house is closed through the winter but you can still visit the stable block and grounds.chech with the national trust.they also have dinorwigs `fi
Topic: That Vauxhall Frontera
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2011 15:29:28   Subject: That Vauxhall Frontera
or give it the same fate as SMR no.1 and rolled it into cwm glas.
Topic: That Vauxhall Frontera
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2011 15:29:27   Subject: That Vauxhall Frontera
or give it the same fate as SMR no.1 and rolled it into cwm glas.
Topic: dinorwig quarry subsidence.
blondin

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/09/2011 18:13:47   Subject: dinorwig quarry subsidence.
maybe old news,but anyone wishing to visit the quarry from gilfach ddu/slate museum must be prepared for a detour-ther has been some subsidence on the embankment,and the A1 incline drum house roof has
Topic: Proposed Strike at Penhryn
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/09/2011 08:14:25   Subject: Proposed Strike at Penhryn
[quote="Aditaddict"]Welsh slate is a very expensive product
in 40 years in the building industry i have never come across "New" Welsh slate , up in the North West you can buy Italian , Spanish a
Topic: Dinorwic - What is it?
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/07/2011 20:43:15   Subject: Dinorwic - What is it?
If i remember correctly it is.Seems to be a popular location with climbers (looking from the footpath,the sheer wall on the left by the winding hut.A reasonably deep pit facing you.,and behind you wou
Topic: Dinorwic - What is it?
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/07/2011 09:49:22   Subject: Dinorwic - What is it?
incedentally,some of the cableway installations at Dinorwig never required a tower to gain the necassary clearance.The rock face was used to anchor the main cable and sheave wheel.For example if you l
Topic: Dinorwic - What is it?
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/07/2011 21:12:43   Subject: Dinorwic - What is it?
P.s I might be wrong,its just a guess!If I remember correctly isnt there some sort of light or electric fitting in the thing in question?
Topic: Dinorwic - What is it?
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/07/2011 21:09:58   Subject: Dinorwic - What is it?
Looking through delving in Dinorwig there is a glimpse (page80) there is a glimpse of an iron built cableway tower-i have been told they used both the well known slab built tower ,and iron.Presumably
Topic: steam at Cwmorthin
blondin

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 06/06/2011 20:21:52   Subject: steam at Cwmorthin
More!
P.S;Maxitrak do a very nice live steam quarry hunslet and a De Winton in a bigger scale.
Topic: Chinese working at height regulations
blondin

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 04/05/2011 19:57:32   Subject: Chinese working at height regulations
like it!they see to be getting on with it though.makes you wonder about accident rates (if any).its not the hieght you should be scared of,its the floor that hurts!
Topic: Re: Oernant photos
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/04/2011 12:11:43   Subject: Re:`Oernant´ photos
thanks for that,will correct the upload shortly.Thanks also John near cfon for the tip off.
Topic: Re: Oernant photos
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/04/2011 10:24:51   Subject: Re: Oernant photos
Hi all,regarding the photos I uploaded to the Oernant user album.Can anyone confirm the name of the quarry in question(about a mile at the other end of the Horseshoe Pass from Berwyn quarry).Opposite
Topic: De Re Metallica
blondin

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 27/02/2011 21:12:35   Subject: De Re Metallica
I think Derrickman is right,the drawings must be treated with a pinch of salt.I suppose the limitations of a woodcut print impose certain limitations regarding scale and perspective.
Particularly
Topic: De Re Metallica
blondin

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 26/02/2011 21:21:08   Subject: De Re Metallica
I know the one.....how does that work?However,do the chain and ball pumps look like they would be productive?considering the `boring tool`used to hollow out the tree trunks?Something very `secrets of
Topic: De Re Metallica
blondin

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 26/02/2011 18:33:38   Subject: De Re Metallica
cheers for that.Incidentally I seem to remember the late,great fred dibnah (presumably) illustrating Agricola-esque methods of surveying and mining in his back yard colliery,on one of his programs.I
Topic: De Re Metallica
blondin

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 26/02/2011 15:33:32   Subject: De Re Metallica
Hi all.Was flicking through De Re Metallica and was wondering if any of you know of any books available that also detail early methods of mining/quarrying machinery.Some fascinating stuff in the said
Topic: For sale:Ruston Hornsby Engine.
blondin

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/02/2011 14:44:59   Subject: For sale:Ruston Hornsby Engine.
thats the one!
Topic: Identifying Dinorwic inclines
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/12/2010 18:42:26   Subject: Identifying Dinorwic inclines
there is a photo or two in my uploads to the dinorwig album of the one in australia pit,not the best quality pictures though.
Topic: Identifying Dinorwic inclines
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/11/2010 18:21:10   Subject: Identifying Dinorwic inclines
The electrically powered ones seemed to have an extra building behind them containing the motors and gearing,such as the hafod owen incline `rebuilt` by cadw in the museum car park(though it is nothin
Topic: Large artefact identification help please.
blondin

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/10/2010 18:06:03   Subject: Large artefact identification help please.
boiler steam dome?
Topic: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/09/2010 20:07:10   Subject: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
http://www.aditnow.co.uk/photo/Personal-Album-606-Image-45228/?order=desc
Topic: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/09/2010 19:59:25   Subject: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
just watched the film.Leapt out of my seat seing those scorpions on the inclines!Always did have at the back of my mind that this place was the underworld!I have a photo of the C incline used (pre sc
Topic: Roofing slate from China
blondin

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 18/09/2010 16:57:48   Subject: Roofing slate from China
I think if someone specified `slate`,the problem is that any rock split (or cut) into thin sheets and producing a similar effect could be used.Without being geologically minded,I would suggest that we
Topic: Roofing slate from China
blondin

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 18/09/2010 09:42:38   Subject: Roofing slate from China
I think I might of mentioned this in an earlier post,but planners are no longer allowed to specify materials of British origin (Eg Welsh slte in Snowdonia national park).Mow they can say of european o
Topic: Roofing slate from China
blondin

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 16/09/2010 19:44:07   Subject: Roofing slate from China
I dont want to generalise,but Ive seen photos of some Chinese slate quarries,where conditions are poor.people carrying slabs on bamboo poles,hard hats are made out of wicker etc.,and can only assume t
Topic: After hard hats, my 2p worth!
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2010 20:46:40   Subject: After hard hats, my 2p worth!
Without wanting to enter into an `internet bar-room brawl`but viewer mentioned a thread on ME about lead smelting.I havent seen it yet,but would only suggest against smelting the stuff.Please understa
Topic: new book-festiniog odessy
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2010 18:18:38   Subject: new book-festiniog odessy
Maybe one for anyone interested in the area.It seems to deal with a 4mm scale railway layout of the ffestiniog railway.Maybe the one featured in a previous forum not so long ago?By Nick Welch-£28.00.I
Topic: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/08/2010 09:23:28   Subject: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
apparently only 46 loco versions were ever made,and most of them ended up overseas!I think an eimco would be more fun,especially if you could pick one up for £50!
Topic: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/08/2010 21:15:38   Subject: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
Bit of a late reply,but the loco in Old glory Magazine is number 44,and sold at auction for £21,000!
Topic: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/08/2010 22:26:19   Subject: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
p.s the guy from anglesey seemed lucky in that the loco looked in running+ restored condition when he bought it.lucky fellow!
Topic: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/08/2010 22:22:18   Subject: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
just found the article in old glory mag,issue no.225 october -november 2oo8.It was from British Portland Cement,Bedfordshire,and 3 ft guage, unfortunately not the one you were hoping for (?) though it
Topic: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/08/2010 20:29:37   Subject: Gloddfa Ganol Fowler loco
Hi all,Ive got a copy of old glory magazine somrwhere,were one of these locos went to auction last year and was one by an enthusiast who was a scaffolder from Anglesey,and he intended to run the loco
Topic: Former slate workers concern over lung compensation
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/07/2010 10:19:54   Subject: Former slate workers concern over lung compensation
perhaps of some relevence,the HSE is all over the construction industry regarding dust suppression and prevention/control of silica dust...perhaps an insurance insurance driven measure given the miner
Topic: Penrhyn and Padarn(Dinorwig) railway items
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2010 12:21:20   Subject: Penrhyn and Padarn(Dinorwig) railway items
[url]http://www.aditnow.co.uk/photo/Personal-Album-606-Image-51216/[/url]

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Topic: Steam Pump Query
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/05/2010 16:11:08   Subject: Steam Pump Query
similar smaller machines are used as boiler water feed pumps.the `Preston Steam services`should show lots of examples under steam equipment.
Topic: Will the Welsh slate mill survive??
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2010 19:39:28   Subject: Will the Welsh slate mill survive??
The organisation that was set up to protect and promote Pen Yr Orsedd in a restoration capacity (Tirwedd)has run out of steam,through various reasons,and there is apparently nothing in the pipeline in
Topic: Blaen-y-cae Slate Mine Blondin detail
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/04/2010 14:59:30   Subject: Blaen-y-cae Slate Mine Blondin detail
The engine is one of John M Henderson`s own-they would have supplied the whole system and possibly installed it with the tower as well.The engine would work two drums-one to lift or lower the fall blo
Topic: Wooden / metal object at Diffwys mill
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/03/2010 18:21:58   Subject: Wooden / metal object at Diffwys mill
Interesting machine.I have seen something similar at work in a Pennsylvania quarry in the book `Slate Roof Bible`by Joseph Jenkins.
Topic: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/03/2010 18:18:00   Subject: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
wasn`t the film `Willow`filmed there also?Just above the power station entrance.Always remember being introduced to Dinorwig as `Mordor`.
Topic: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2010 20:36:41   Subject: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
I think `Sinc Harriet` might sound less eyebrow raising.....
Topic: Devils Gorge Loggerheads: Any info?
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2010 20:30:10   Subject: Devils Gorge Loggerheads: Any info?
Funny thing about loggerheads is the way way the river can `disapear`further downstream-all to do with natural underground tunnels,and milwr tunnel affecting the local water table.Picked up an interes
Topic: Double height rubbish wagon (photo)
blondin

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/03/2010 18:57:43   Subject: Double height rubbish wagon (photo)
just a thought,but could it be for carrying coal (up the inclines for the locos?).
Topic: marble quarry at laas
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2010 20:30:50   Subject: marble quarry at laas
thats the one!quite interesting to see working inclines etc,in a different part of the world.
Topic: marble quarry at laas
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2010 19:38:02   Subject: marble quarry at laas
It seems I cant get the link to work,but if you search for Laas marble quarry it may get you to the same page.Interesting site if anyone finds it.
Topic: marble quarry at laas
blondin

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/03/2010 19:34:30   Subject: marble quarry at laas
[url]http://www.sagen.at/doku/Laas/Laas_En_5.html[/url]

Hi all.I dont know if this has been seen on the site before,but thought it might be of interest.

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Topic: 'Dinorwic' quarry hoist
blondin

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 03/03/2010 20:04:38   Subject: 'Dinorwic' quarry hoist
Looks like spitfires article shows Hendersons earliest cableways,with a very simple trolley.The Henderson catalogue I have shows something very similar in a granite quarry in Aberdeen.
Hymacs ide
Topic: 'Dinorwic' quarry hoist
blondin

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 01/03/2010 19:46:16   Subject: 'Dinorwic' quarry hoist
[link]Personal-Album-606-Image-48280[linkphoto]Personal-Album-606-Image-48280[/linkphoto][/link]

Just worked out how the `brake`works on these things!Maybe should stick to pondering the Rub
Topic: India Railways.
blondin

Forum: South West England   Posted: 01/03/2010 18:59:32   Subject: India Railways.
great program.I havent seen too many of the others though.Have they done the Darjeeling Himalaya line yet?was great to see the one last night-some wonderful people featured in the program.just goes to
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