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Topic: One for car enthusiasts
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2020 21:31:21   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
[quote="Tamarmole"]Quite agree, but to the 10 year old me they looked like something from another planet and part of me is still that 10 year old.[/quote]

YEP I'm with you there!

Topic: One for car enthusiasts
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/10/2020 20:58:52   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
[quote="Minegeo"]

TR7 more a nightmare than a dream speaking as somebody who owned two of the terrible beasts. Off the road more than on it....

[/quote]

Totally agree
Topic: One for car enthusiasts
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2020 18:18:29   Subject: One for car enthusiasts
[quote="Blober"][quote="royfellows"]If you owned a Vauxhall in those days you would have no trouble finding your usual parking spot, you just looked for the oil stains.[/quote]

Some things
Topic: More Maps
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/10/2020 06:35:38   Subject: More Maps
[quote="Llanigraham"]

Link doesn't work!

[/quote]

Ah ok. Will fix it later :thumbup:
Topic: More Maps
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 22:17:42   Subject: More Maps
[quote="sinker"]

[quote="AR"]Just found this 18th century image of a Welsh mine, listed as near Pont Aberglaslyn - anyone got an idea as to which one?
https://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/o
Topic: More Maps
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/10/2020 21:15:53   Subject: More Maps
[quote="AR"]Just found this 18th century image of a Welsh mine, listed as near Pont Aberglaslyn - anyone got an idea as to which one?
https://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/s/largeim
Topic: Oxygen levels
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2020 08:59:32   Subject: Oxygen levels
[quote="Down and beyond"]As clearly a trained person how accurate are they , Do you have to regularly watch the flame while you work , does it just go out or do different things according to what is p
Topic: Oxygen levels
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/10/2020 23:43:52   Subject: Oxygen levels
[quote="staffordshirechina"]

Sounds hard work? It wasn't until the 90's that things started to really change.

[/quote]

I was DEFINITELY still using my lamp in 1998/199
Topic: Oxygen levels
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/10/2020 10:00:50   Subject: Oxygen levels
[quote="Down and beyond"]

I still don’t really understand why these are classed as dangerous like coal mines I no you get o2 issues but you can get this with any abandoned mine if circulati
Topic: More Cornish subsidence
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 14:26:23   Subject: More Cornish subsidence
[quote="royfellows"]

EDIT Its everywhere. Near me at an eater in Rushall, again pouring rain, car park went an a Ford Fiesta ended up sticking upright in the air. Was in local papers.
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 12:48:08   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="Down and beyond"][quote="sinker"][quote="Down and beyond"]

….only the agents as they like to strut their power around

[/quote]

Hey watch it; I'm an Agent for a
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 12:40:13   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="royfellows"]Extracting the Michael
;D[/quote]

Ah right I see.

"Whooooosh...."

Over my head, too clever for me ;)
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 12:01:47   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="royfellows"][quote="sinker"]

Just wondering what HEB was alluding too.

[/quote]

T.T.P.[/quote]


T.T.P.....?:blink:
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 09:45:11   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="Down and beyond"]

….only the agents as they like to strut their power around

[/quote]

Hey watch it; I'm an Agent for a civils and ground engineering company. I
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 09:38:54   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="crickleymal"]Just designates who is who. Doesn't affect strength. Read the link I posted[/quote]

Yeah I read it, understood it, no problems there.

Just wondering what HEB
Topic: Best colour slings for underground.
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/10/2020 09:11:14   Subject: Best colour slings for underground.
[quote="Heb"]

Don't get me started with helmet colours, they aren't colour-coded for nothing. Unfortunately the helmet makers see fit to hide this colour information in the depths of the sm
Topic: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2020 06:43:37   Subject: Parys Mountain near Amlwch
[quote="BertyBasset"][quote="royfellows"]I was all day underground at Cwmystwyth, result, 5 minutes of the program.[/quote]

But what a five minutes![/quote]

I had a couple of for
Topic: New member
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/10/2020 23:10:41   Subject: New member
[quote="staffordshirechina"]There's a lot of us that are now "elderly cowboys"...[/quote]

"....cowboy" being the operative word here!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Topic: Oxygen levels
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2020 16:36:14   Subject: Oxygen levels
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="sinker"]
No offense Wormster, the Crowcon is ideal for industrial / factory / petro-chem type stuff (basically clean) but for mining, underground and wet / muddy / damp c
Topic: Oxygen levels
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/10/2020 08:57:32   Subject: Oxygen levels
[quote="ChrisJC"]Thanks Wormster. I've not come across Crowcon before, but this one looks suitable as it has 5 gas dectors, which should be enough:
https://www.crowcon.com/products/portables/gas-
Topic: Oxygen levels
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2020 11:13:21   Subject: Oxygen levels
[quote="ChrisJC"]I was thinking about oxygen levels in Iron Mines. I saw a video the other day of somebody with an oxygen meter around 14% and they appeared quite breathless.

Then I conside
Topic: Shaft Exploring
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2020 08:43:35   Subject: Shaft Exploring
[quote="ChrisJC"][quote="sinker"]
Glad to hear that I'm not the only cynic (realist) who thinks that this kind of stuff is a waste of bloody time.

[/quote]

Yeah, but most ne
Topic: Shaft Exploring
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/09/2020 05:47:36   Subject: Shaft Exploring
[quote="BertyBasset"]

There must be some negative feedback mechanism....

[/quote]

Yes there is. My comments above!!

:thumbsup::thumbsup::lol::lol:
Topic: Shaft Exploring
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2020 20:12:24   Subject: Shaft Exploring
[quote="TwllMawr"]

Transporting, getting a paramedic there, doning, preflight checks, weather window? All possibly bought and maintained for the cost of two or three ambulances? Considering
Topic: Shaft Exploring
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2020 13:07:20   Subject: Shaft Exploring
[quote="Monty Stubble"]Could be the future for those tiresome deep shafts?

:o

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-54331994?fbclid=IwAR23_LG4NVRJNZ7uk9y6ZiXvG6UUpEUl3YwF9i-SIlGr
Topic: Video of 1999 Langton #7 Shaft survey
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/09/2020 08:41:25   Subject: Video of 1999 Langton #7 Shaft survey
That's really good; thanks for flagging it up :thumbup:
Topic: astley green colliery
sinker

Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/09/2020 18:49:25   Subject: astley green colliery
Hello! Welcome to AditNow!

If you introduce yourself and tell folk a bit about what you're interested in and why (rather than just registering and wading in with a question with no "please"
Topic: Mystery tool
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2020 11:24:14   Subject: Mystery tool
[quote="Down and beyond"]Cheers for all the answers I might clean it up and give it a grease new lease of life for it then if it is nothing special ;D[/quote]

Agree. Much better to clean it
Topic: Mystery tool
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2020 11:13:54   Subject: Mystery tool
[quote="legendrider"]Plumbers Wrench - a Sink-er? :lol:

MARK[/quote]

Hahahahahahahaha very good!

Topic: Mystery tool
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2020 10:22:01   Subject: Mystery tool
[quote="Llion"]Old plumbers wrench.[/quote]

Aye. You hold it in place with the left hand and use the right hand to pull back on the extension lever.
The half round thing acts as a cam
Topic: Ardda Sulphur Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/09/2020 13:48:15   Subject: Ardda Sulphur Mine
I know that "Down and beyond"

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Profile/?uid=45809

has an old map that shows it, along with Cae Coch and a couple of other obscurities. That may help? :th
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/09/2020 06:56:40   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
[quote="royfellows"]

Its occupied by Midland Safe Load Indicators Ltd.

I haven't been to the place, just looked from the road, but if I went there and asked, they would probably
Topic: Hello!
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/09/2020 20:31:41   Subject: Hello!
[quote="John Lawson"]

hi ex tunneler!

Not sure what your back ground is?
Hopefully you will let us know?

[/quote]

Perhaps he used to be a tunneller...?
Topic: Hello!
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 12/09/2020 14:57:18   Subject: Hello!
[quote="ExTunneller"]

....old tin and copper mines in Cornwall....

Jim

[/quote]

No mines in Cornwall are there...???! ;)

Hi Jim, welcome.
Topic: Dinghies available
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2020 21:23:53   Subject: Dinghies available
[quote="davel"][quote="Corin"]... I came across 4 inflatable dinghies, sorry no paddles ... 3 are available for free ...[/quote]
I have two dinghy paddles (single ended) available also for free i
Topic: Dinghies available
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/09/2020 20:55:47   Subject: Dinghies available
[quote="Corin"]Should I give Mr D Roberts a message then Phil?
:)[/quote]

Hi Corin. Been a while!

Yes Thursday Nighters can make use. Are you still around on Thursday evenin
Topic: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/09/2020 21:39:49   Subject: Hidden BBC Wales Drama
[quote="John_Smith"]Also, some of the world famous Thursday Nighters will be making their TV debut as "headlights in the distance" in later episodes I hope :D[/quote]

Watch this space.... ;
Topic: Collapse in Gilfach
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/08/2020 10:04:51   Subject: Collapse in Gilfach
[quote="ChrisJC"]

I think you could help it on it's way.

It doesn't come without a certain element of risk though.

[/quote]

We shifted a few tonnes last ni
Topic: Collapse in Gilfach
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/08/2020 09:05:47   Subject: Collapse in Gilfach
[quote="JonK"]Yes was all gone last Saturday. Abseiling down in the adjoining stope where the steps are you get to a point where you are beside a large pile of deads all supported on not a lot. Defini
Topic: Collapse in Gilfach
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/08/2020 08:37:49   Subject: Collapse in Gilfach
Wow! Pingu was telling me about it last night....so basically everything that Corin is sitting on in the third photo is now gone?!
Topic: Hi all!
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2020 19:51:48   Subject: Hi all!
[quote="alex17595"]I wouldn't go anywhere near any liquid in Cae Coch with anything less than a midget submarine[/quote]

Run down to the river for a swim to wash off :lol:
Topic: Hi all!
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2020 18:47:31   Subject: Hi all!
Welcome.

Glad you enjoyed Cae Coch.
A little bird tells me that you all bottled out of the drainage level...?
Get yourselves some wetsuits and go for it!

:thumbsup: :t
Topic: Miners Tools.
sinker

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 24/08/2020 13:27:51   Subject: Miners Tools.
[quote="ttxela"]

When I did my C&G welding course I had to cut through each weld and take it to the supervisor chap who would paint it with some 'stuff' and you could then see if the weld h
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 14:10:53   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go

:offtopic: but....


Some companies are better than others.
I bought a Hewlett Packard 32S calculator in 1989 and it had a lifetime warranty of sorts...send it back with ANY
Topic: Imolent warranty - no go
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/08/2020 13:58:50   Subject: Imolent warranty - no go
[quote="ttxela"]I'm reminded of a tool I bought a while back that had a 'lifetime warranty'

When I contacted them to inform them it had broken I was told, 'well then it's reached the end of
Topic: Cannock coalfield project
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/08/2020 15:03:09   Subject: Cannock coalfield project
[quote="royfellows"]

I can make myself invisible like a ninja.

[/quote]

WOW. 75 year old invisible Ninja having a glass of wine and then doing the splits over a convec
Topic: Another giant wok
sinker

Forum: North East England   Posted: 19/08/2020 19:27:41   Subject: Another giant wok
That reminds me; time for my annual bath. ;)
Topic: Croesor approach road
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/08/2020 14:47:45   Subject: Croesor approach road

Not to mention all the bad PR and the fallout that would result from a callout / rescue situation. We are only just out of 'lockdown'....
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/08/2020 21:02:03   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
[quote="TwllMawr"][quote="sinker"]
Hi Varg,
Welcome to AN :thumbup:... We are not a club but just a group of friends...inclusive, welcoming, non-confrontational. Imagine a younger version of
Topic: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/08/2020 19:48:41   Subject: first time in a mine last night and im hooked
[quote="robnorthwales"]

Aditnow groups go out on a weekly basis in more 'normal' times, some trips require technical skills, others are 'walk in your wellies' territory - plenty of Aditnow
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