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Topic: Cree 5W LED torch at Aldi
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2014 23:41:52   Subject: Cree 5W LED torch at Aldi
[quote="SimonRL"]I'm with Roy on this most definitely. Fenix all the way. They *are* more expensive than most handheld flashlights, but:

- the quoted lumens are measured lumens, not theoret
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 05/01/2014 23:25:15   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Sorry for the drama, I suppose "explode" was an exaggeration. It was not as spectacular as that. It just sort of smoked a lot and then the lights went out. I am going to get the new lamp anyway. That
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/01/2014 23:25:59   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="rikj"][quote="Dean Allison"]Roy, do you have a website where I can see the different specs of the lamps you make please? I need a new lamp after my Sten exploded recently and I like what I hea
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/01/2014 23:14:07   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Roy, do you have a website where I can see the different specs of the lamps you make please? I need a new lamp after my Sten exploded recently and I like what I hear about your lamps. Thank you.
Topic: Calendars - proceeds and thanks
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/12/2013 12:29:01   Subject: Calendars - proceeds and thanks
Thanks Simon, received mine just now, just in time to give to my dad for Christmas. The pictures are all fantastic. A real quality calendar :)
Topic: Calendars - 4 left
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2013 21:00:15   Subject: Calendars - 4 left
Ordered one, cheers for that Simon :)
Topic: Replacing Sten S7 Leds question.
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 19/03/2012 17:43:52   Subject: Replacing Sten S7 Leds question.
Thanks guys. Simon, it is the original old S7 stenlight with the luxeons. I haven't opened up the lamp yet so I am not sure what you mean by "carrier boards". Is this something I can buy or will I hav
Topic: Replacing Sten S7 Leds question.
Dean Allison

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/03/2012 13:14:27   Subject: Replacing Sten S7 Leds question.
I need to replace the leds in my old Stenlight, I have them here ready to solder in, just wondered if I need to use any kind of thermal paste on them and if so, what would be the best type? Or would t
Topic: favourite hard hat....
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2011 16:29:36   Subject: favourite hard hat....
Thanks Jagman. Just looked online, they look good and dead cheap too. Guess I'd have to fit a bracket though, the one I saw didn't have one. Still have dad's old hat, it about 30 years old and been ba
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/06/2011 16:06:36   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
There is some weird larvae at the entrance to Tynebottom mine. Someone said they were dragonfly , which looked right to me, but they were covered in calcite so god knows how long they been there. Neve
Topic: New event added 'Charity Ghost Hunt at Apedale Mining Museum' on 10/09/2011 at 21:00
Dean Allison

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/06/2011 16:04:14   Subject: New event added 'Charity Ghost Hunt at Apedale Mining Museum' on 10/09/2011 at 21:00
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Personally I find this to be in poor taste.
I worked at Apedale and can still remember fatalities.
There will still be living close relatives of those killed.
Topic: favourite hard hat....
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2011 15:52:07   Subject: favourite hard hat....
I have one of them Guardian ones but cant find new ones anywhere. Pity, as they were the only ones I ever saw with a bracket fitted to the front. When that breaks guess I will just nick dad's old NCB
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 13/06/2011 13:40:00   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
I'd like to apologise for my statement earlier. It was a thoughtless outburst and after seeing these pics, the dogs do indeed look quite happy. I just had no idea that folk took dogs underground and w
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/06/2011 18:23:49   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
Seen the usual stuff, frogs, fish, newts, dragonflies etc. bats too, though i reported that one to the BCT and its being looked after. Yestreday I actually saw dog prints in a mine. What kind of irres
Topic: what's best for trips- saturdays or sundays?
Dean Allison

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/01/2011 17:49:28   Subject: what's best for trips- saturdays or sundays?
I'm with RJV, Saturdayts for sure. Then you can drink lots of beer in that post-mine explore glowing adrenalin buzz and not worry about getting up for work with a hangover the next day. Thats what I d
Topic: Swaledale Mines & the Database.
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/01/2011 20:16:05   Subject: Swaledale Mines & the Database.
[quote="Jimbo"][quote="simonrl"]I think the best way of doing this (rather than involving major surface features which would confuse - or writing any additional code) would be to make use of the fact
Topic: Graffiti in horse level (photo)
Dean Allison

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/01/2011 19:20:45   Subject: Graffiti in horse level (photo)
It was good to find that. Couldn't believe it when I saw it for real, though I had seen a pic of it before. Never found any other graff quite like it yet.
Topic: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2010 17:13:23   Subject: Calendar 2011
I will have one too.
Topic: Mineral Rights holders
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2010 08:25:54   Subject: Mineral Rights holders
Brilliant. Thanks for the info and links, thats going to be a massive help, cheers :thumbup:
Topic: Mineral Rights holders
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2010 22:27:03   Subject: Mineral Rights holders
Just wondering if anyone could tell me how to go about finding out who owns the mineral rights for a particular mine or area? Would that be the land registry office or some other place?

Che
Topic: Black powder blasting any info?
Dean Allison

Forum: South West England   Posted: 07/04/2010 17:45:31   Subject: Black powder blasting any info?
They still use it in quarrying? I am surprised I would have thought they used modern safe explosives. Didn't realise black powder was still used at all
Topic: 153 miners trapped in Chineese coal mine
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2010 23:36:23   Subject: 153 miners trapped in Chineese coal mine
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Dean,
They are always on Yahoo news,

I am shocked that you say about Chinese imports coming into your part of the country,
I thought the Chinese had halted export
Topic: 153 miners trapped in Chineese coal mine
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2010 23:15:03   Subject: 153 miners trapped in Chineese coal mine
This seems to be happening all the time in China. It really saddens me especially as where I live there is a new wharf handling imported Chinese coal from a place where guys are getting killed all the
Topic: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 30/03/2010 19:14:11   Subject: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Jimbo, thanks for that info mate. Yes I know about the hidden bit ;)
Topic: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/03/2010 23:43:36   Subject: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
[quote="christwigg"]Nenthead is spoiling you Dean.
Unfortunately you will not be able to park next to the entrance !

[/quote]
Ha! I dont mind walking Chris, I also do a lot of hik
Topic: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
Dean Allison

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2010 22:14:57   Subject: Filming 'Clash of the Titans' at Dinorwig - July 2009
Pah! The original was ace. I hate these remakes using stupid CGI that doesnt even look real. They'll never beat stop motion animation. Bloody Titans, they arent even wearing Stenlights, they cant be t
Topic: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 29/03/2010 22:08:24   Subject: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Thank you for the suggestions lads. And thank you Chris for the emails and stuff. Thats plenty to keep us busy for quite a while I think!

One more question though. I fancy a look at Old Mou
Topic: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/03/2010 23:01:30   Subject: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Nice one Dave, thats all great info! Will get in touch later in the week, cheers :thumbup:
Topic: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/03/2010 22:00:38   Subject: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Cheers Rich thats enough to keep me busy I reckon! I'll go and check out the map right now, thanks mate!
Topic: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/03/2010 21:34:13   Subject: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Thanks mate. Any suggestions help as I know nothing of the area! Wet is fine, unless its neck level, as I cant afford a furry or wetsuit. Waist deep is no bother though. Will have a look at the Brandy
Topic: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/03/2010 21:14:26   Subject: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
[quote="rikj"][quote="Dean Allison"] it will be quite a long drive [/quote]

I'll let others make the suggestions, but with Swaledale you usually have to factor in quite a bit of walking as
Topic: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 28/03/2010 19:53:52   Subject: Suggestions for Swaledale areas
Me and the lads fancy something a bit further afield than our usual Nenthead patch and I have heard there are lots of nice underground things to see around Arkengarthdale and Swaledale. I aint famili
Topic: Nice bit of subsidence!
Dean Allison

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/03/2010 17:27:22   Subject: Nice bit of subsidence!
Brilliant! I am amazed it was allowed to stay like that.
Topic: Royal Observer Corps Bunkers
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/03/2010 22:39:32   Subject: Royal Observer Corps Bunkers
Sorry Dalesman. I didnt even know there was a General section to the forum, as I enter it from the homepage always. Only been on here about 2 years ;D I have a few pics of the Haydon Bridge post her
Topic: Royal Observer Corps Bunkers
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/03/2010 23:03:43   Subject: Royal Observer Corps Bunkers
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]But is it [i][b]mine[/b][/i] exploring?

[b]NO![/b]

Before anyone pipes up with the obvious, "What about the railways, docks, etc etc?" They are [i][b]mine[/
Topic: Pics and Lighting.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2010 13:52:35   Subject: Pics and Lighting.
Yes , putting the torch inside a thin latex glove is good. You get less light output but for close up artefact shots its excellent as you dont need to keep the light moving, its very diffused.
Topic: Pics and Lighting.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2010 13:29:16   Subject: Pics and Lighting.
I see the spot you mean now. I use a Fenix led torch mainly. It has a horrible tight spot but I have been using a latex glove recently and it makes an amazing difference.
Topic: Pics and Lighting.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2010 11:23:21   Subject: Pics and Lighting.
Nice one. I might have to get one of these. I havent been able to find a decent torch with a wide spread. All mine have a nasty hotspot in the middle.
Topic: Pics and Lighting.
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2010 00:15:05   Subject: Pics and Lighting.
That looks ace. The beam must be really wide on that lamp, if that was stationary. I could do with one of those myself.
Topic: Genealogy - Chopwell
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/03/2010 22:45:06   Subject: Genealogy - Chopwell
That would be great Ian. I would be interested in what you find out :thumbup:
Topic: Mining Engineering Jobs
Dean Allison

Forum: Europe   Posted: 07/03/2010 10:18:24   Subject: Mining Engineering Jobs
Well the guy in my street is a boss at a gold mine in Africa and he was telling me he uses a lot of untrained local labour. He was complaining that he has to keep them right all the time. He deals wit
Topic: Mining Engineering Jobs
Dean Allison

Forum: Europe   Posted: 06/03/2010 21:20:25   Subject: Mining Engineering Jobs
I actually got offered a job in a mine in Africa the other day but I would hate to leave England.
Topic: Genealogy - Chopwell
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/03/2010 19:46:47   Subject: Genealogy - Chopwell
Do you live in Chopwell mate? If so any chance you could check that monument for those two names the person asked about? Would be interesting to have a look at it sometime.
Topic: Genealogy - Chopwell
Dean Allison

Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/03/2010 12:58:02   Subject: Genealogy - Chopwell
If this is the Chopwell Colliery that is in County Durham, there is a monument in the village that lists the folk who worked there from 1898 to 1966 apparently. I havent seen it myself but I could tr
Topic: Fossil's in mines
Dean Allison

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/03/2010 21:37:57   Subject: Fossil's in mines
Aye he was impressed by your photo Rik. He has no idea where that word came from though, I expect its a Northumbrian thing!
Topic: Slings
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/03/2010 18:32:21   Subject: Slings
Cheers Bri. I'm not able to get out this weekend and I may have a trip on next weekend but after that I am fairly free to get out about once a fortnight so will try to arrange something soon. Cheers :
Topic: Slings
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/03/2010 17:48:57   Subject: Slings
[quote="christwigg"]I've got three and i've only ever used one because the rest of the guys always have them too.

I can pop you one of my spares in the post on indefinate loan if you like ?
Topic: Slings
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/03/2010 08:02:41   Subject: Slings
Good advice guys. But I only have ten quid a week spare after me bills and petrol are paid and cant buy much so I reckon I'll get some longer ones this month. Cheers :)
Topic: Slings
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/03/2010 21:42:12   Subject: Slings
Thanks Vanoord.

Chris I must be half asleep mate, of course that makes perfect sense and is obvious really! I saw some 2 metre ones fairly cheap, I might treat myself to a couple next payda
Topic: Slings
Dean Allison

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 03/03/2010 21:09:09   Subject: Slings
I was looking at slings on one of the online caving supply shops and there was loads of different lengths from 30cm up to over 2 meters. I havent got much money and I just want some for rigging of sc
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