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Topic: Singing Rock SRT and climbing Shop
gt5952

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/03/2012 10:35:38   Subject: Singing Rock SRT and climbing
No Problem Vanoord :-) :thumbup:
Topic: Singing Rock SRT and climbing Shop
gt5952

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 19/03/2012 10:03:48   Subject: Singing Rock SRT and climbing Shop
Hi all,

I've been AWOL for quite a while on other tasks, I just wanted to plug one of my companies a bit, we've just taken on a stock of Singing Rock items, which I kind of like, we have ma
Topic: Lost property - anybody missing a karabiner?
gt5952

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/09/2011 06:27:10   Subject: Lost property - anybody missing a karabiner?
Oh Dear, the one on the right looks like one of my "Spares for Shares".....

Im chuckling by your honesty.. your a good man. (Keep the krab, Ill just nick your pulley again lol)
Topic: Mine exploration - coal central belt
gt5952

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 29/07/2011 08:15:37   Subject: Mine exploration - coal central belt
[quote="rhychydwr1"]There is a book:


Mines of Scotland: A Bibliography

PM me with your email if you want a copy.

Surprise! It is free. :o[/quote]

Topic: Electric trolley riding
gt5952

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2011 22:59:10   Subject: Electric trolley riding
My Son wants one.... (So do I!!)

Awesome vids!
Topic: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
gt5952

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 09/06/2011 09:39:11   Subject: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
I think its difficult to find the boundary between over complicating matters and keeping common sense. Not everyone has a grip on chemistry.

The problem with Flame lamps is you need to keep
Topic: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
gt5952

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 08/06/2011 10:47:19   Subject: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
[quote="Wormster"]Cheapest options:

20 JPS Black and a lighter [/quote]

Oh Dear. :lol:
Topic: Mine exploration - coal central belt
gt5952

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 08/06/2011 08:59:18   Subject: Mine exploration - coal central belt
Welcome!
I second Buckhill. If its mainly coal your interested in, then perhaps theres a good museum local? We have a place called Big Pit down here in Wales, nice and safe etc etc.

Tr
Topic: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
gt5952

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 08/06/2011 08:47:14   Subject: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
Sorry, missed the other part of your question... just went off one..

The types of gasses you will find will depend on many variables. Coal mines have their own set of risks, and are famous
Topic: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
gt5952

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 08/06/2011 08:40:10   Subject: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
Its all about budget I guess, but be careful not to buy a second hand thing that starts up, bleeps, and shows its calibration to be in date, but in actual fact, has knackered filters, and has just res
Topic: New member
gt5952

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/04/2011 23:18:12   Subject: New member
Welcome to AditNow Micks!
Im Matty from South Wales.
Im sure you will find some tappers around here who share your rock hobby ;-)
Topic: Hi all (From Warrington)
gt5952

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 21/03/2011 09:52:17   Subject: hi all.
Hi Oggy

Welcome to the site. Im Matty from South Wales. Look forwards to seeing some of your Mine Expo's, Stay safe, and go with someone who knows their stuff if its deep :-)
Topic: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
gt5952

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 14/03/2011 12:30:19   Subject: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
Yes, Apologies, I found your post on "The Other Site". :-)
Topic: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
gt5952

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/03/2011 21:08:10   Subject: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
Sadly Roy, this was s/hand, from a customer of yours who I convinced he diddnt need 2 of your lamps... (Its a Gokang style with your mods) Best lamp Ive ever used, infact better than a similar lamp us
Topic: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
gt5952

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/03/2011 19:01:57   Subject: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
Thanks guys,

Roy, I do have an alternative... I have one of your lamps.... and mighty fine it is too! The Oldham is used for guests.... and well, yes, its old and heavy, agreed. After charg
Topic: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
gt5952

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/03/2011 08:56:11   Subject: A Quickie on L/A Batt's
Just a quick one... been bugging me since coming back home....

Is it normal to have to top up an Oldham Battery every time its used? I mean, its almost empty water wise after a few hours of
Topic: New event added 'South Wales Miners Museum at the Afan Country Park' on 13/03/2011 at 10:15
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 07/03/2011 22:58:08   Subject: New event added 'South Wales Miners Museum at the Afan Country Park' on 13/03/2011 at 10:15
Im sure we can sneek in some photos.... James Bond Style...!

My leg is killing me, so I may hitch a ride on your Motorised Chair Tony... Under the weight of both of us its unlikely to move.
Topic: New event added 'South Wales Miners Museum at the Afan Country Park' on 13/03/2011 at 10:15
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 07/03/2011 08:26:01   Subject: New event added 'South Wales Miners Museum at the Afan Country Park' on 13/03/2011 at 10:15
* EDIT Matty and 2 strapping lads.... Between us all, theres enough bionic body parts to make Robocop look like food blender!

Come on! More support for these events! Beats being at home wit
Topic: Mine Rescue Attempt Abandoned in Nevada
gt5952

Forum: North America   Posted: 05/03/2011 18:13:35   Subject: Mine Rescue Attempt Abandoned in Nevada
Another dreadful helpless event. Very sad to read about it, imagining the guy down there.
Topic: Looking for an old Army pal
gt5952

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/02/2011 14:30:50   Subject: Looking for an old Army pal
Hi Jerry,

Thats Great News!

Just happy to help, Hopefully someone will do likewise for me in 40 yrs time! ;-)
Topic: Looking for an old Army pal
gt5952

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/02/2011 12:54:25   Subject: Looking for an old Army pal
Great, I hope its him... You're lucky I was bored yesterday :-)
Topic: Looking for an old Army pal
gt5952

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/02/2011 21:33:12   Subject: Looking for an old Army pal
I think I have found him, and have sent you a message with the contact details. It may be the wrong person, and its a bit late for me to call them to check. Let us know how you get on!
Topic: Looking for an old Army pal
gt5952

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/02/2011 21:23:56   Subject: Looking for an old Army pal
Hi Jerry,
A Director Search turned up nothing for Malcolm, and he doesnt appear to be in the Phone Directory.

It may be a long shot, but I have a person with the same name born 1941 in
Topic: Looking for an old Army pal
gt5952

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/02/2011 02:32:10   Subject: Looking for an old Army pal
Hi Jerry,

I think the RASC became the RLC, along with RCT, RACC, RAOC etc... Try the RLC Association, they have membership lists etc, and even have a section at the rear to do with reunions
Topic: hello from westwales
gt5952

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 14/02/2011 18:44:08   Subject: hello from westwales
Welcome to Aditnow Jay!

Topic: Hello! Newb from South Wales
gt5952

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/02/2011 00:45:49   Subject: Hello! Newb from South Wales
Greetings from Swansea Astro.

Every weekend underground, more than welcome to come along!
Topic: Clyne Colliery
gt5952

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 03/02/2011 18:48:47   Subject: Clyne Colliery
Many Thanks for that Morlock...

Im suprised theres so little info on it, old as it is, a wonderful little place, perhaps the shortness of its operation is why theres sweet nothing on it.
Topic: Clyne Colliery
gt5952

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 02/02/2011 18:28:14   Subject: Clyne Colliery
Hi Morlock,
Yes, the resolven one is the one...

There seems to be very little online about it
Topic: Clyne Colliery
gt5952

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 02/02/2011 17:02:48   Subject: Clyne Colliery
Hi all,

Im hoping someone can shed some light on a mine called Clyne Colliery in the Neath Valley. 2 shafts and 2 drifts. Shafts are capped, but the drifts, well, ;-)

Before I st
Topic: Risca Black Vein Colliery Coal Mine
gt5952

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 19/01/2011 19:22:00   Subject: Risca Black Vein Colliery Coal Mine
Hi

A good resource is:
http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/disasters/index.html

Then perhaps some searching online of the national archives.

ancestry.co.uk enables you t
Topic: Ystrad Einion on TV
gt5952

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 19/01/2011 19:15:28   Subject: Ystrad Einion on TV
Now thats worth a watch! This place is a little gem!
Topic: German Bunkers.
gt5952

Forum: Europe   Posted: 10/01/2011 23:20:51   Subject: German Bunkers.
Yes, it shouldnt be a barrier.

The British did quite some awful stuff in the name of the empire... but thats not really taught I guess.

Once the first barriers are defeated, the
Topic: German Bunkers.
gt5952

Forum: Europe   Posted: 10/01/2011 22:59:09   Subject: German Bunkers.
Yes Morlock,

Sadly there is a great deal of embaressment still, not just for WW2, but also WW1, its an odd situation, WW1, they feel they diddnt loose, and WW2, there is a huge proportion i
Topic: German Bunkers.
gt5952

Forum: Europe   Posted: 10/01/2011 22:45:41   Subject: German Bunkers.
The German government has tried to erase any history related to the Third Reich up until quite recently.

As a kid over there, there was quite a black market on artifacts, and even on trode
Topic: NCB Careers Advert 1959
gt5952

Forum: South East England   Posted: 06/01/2011 21:42:14   Subject: NCB Careers Advert 1959
Job for life, so they were told....
Topic: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
gt5952

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/01/2011 20:45:01   Subject: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
Hi Owain,

The problem is, the body becomes quite unpredictable in the unconcious or dead state. In a full rig, the arms and legs fall below the torso and head, with the lowest parts being t
Topic: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
gt5952

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/01/2011 20:19:08   Subject: Suspension trauma, this could happen to you!
[quote="owaincbrown"]Just curious, if someone was unconscious in a harness it strikes me as the obvious thing would be to try and invert them so the blood pressure is restored to their head?[/quote]
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 02/01/2011 19:09:44   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Hi Morlock,
Yeah, those fly tippers, and anyone else dropping litter proper grip me. As you get to the inbetween point between the 2 main silica mines theres always loads of trash at the river be
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/01/2011 23:10:31   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
I know it well....

Was the Pink stuff up that river too? of did you go to the river to the right looking upstream (By the Waterfall climb and between upper and lower silica)?
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/01/2011 21:34:54   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Hi Peter,

Salmon? Wow! Diddnt know there was that kind of fish about!

Yes, Im up there all weekend swinging from the rock (On a rope) Its still a bit Frothy. Ive reported it to t
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 25/12/2010 20:13:55   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
LOL!

Danke Tony!

Yes, the snow was beautiful... Not Wheelchairable... shame, I wanted a ride!

Tony says to me "Fancy the Waterfall" to which I replied "Sure, Ill get
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/12/2010 20:33:21   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Theres still time if anyone wants time away from it all.

Christmas day 1000AM Dinas Rock Car Park, Pontneddfechan,
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 19/12/2010 19:36:31   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Just spent the last 2 days up in Dinas, Snow all over. Fantastic!

The river was purple in colour though.. some kind of chemical had clearly got in, in abundance. All Ice was Purple alongsid
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/12/2010 22:49:52   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
I underestimated the UK's inability to cope with snow... I was holding job interviews today... 90% diddnt show up because of the snow... I travelled on a 80 mile round trip to get to the job centre...
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 15/12/2010 20:11:29   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
The waterfall route will be fantastic with snow! all the ice and all, will make for a spectacular photo!

Whose in a wheelchair? Could be piggy backs all the way!
Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/12/2010 09:25:59   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
You dont want to see me of coffee.... I need a bog every 5 mins... gets tiring after a while!
Topic: Mine exploring first aid kit?
gt5952

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2010 23:38:46   Subject: Mine exploring first aid kit?
[quote="mountainpenguin"]
A nice tip I learnt recently is to hold all the dirty bits in a gloved hand then turn the glove inside out over the bits.
Can go into the bin without getting blood
Topic: Mine exploring first aid kit?
gt5952

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2010 20:39:04   Subject: Mine exploring first aid kit?
[quote="staffordshirechina"]If you use the right painkiller it is great!
I'd got myself a broken femur and had to self-bandage until help arrived. They dragged me out of the pit whilst I was on E
Topic: Mine exploring first aid kit?
gt5952

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2010 22:21:18   Subject: Mine exploring first aid kit?
Sparky tape.

Then someone in the group should have a couple of Field dressings, Sam Spling, Asprin, Squeezy Jam in a tube.

Topic: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
gt5952

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/12/2010 19:35:12   Subject: 25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
SWMBO'S should understand who wears the trousers ;-)
This message is brought to you by a divorced guy!
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