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Topic: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/07/2019 09:14:08   Subject: Pant-yr-Afon (Llechwedd) power station tours
I got in on the Saturday. 2 spaces; Mrs Sinker never ceases to be amazed at the romantic locations I take her to ??
Topic: Backache
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/07/2019 21:57:52   Subject: Backache
[quote="Paul Marvin"]both my shoulders are soft tissue so I will book a consultation as most but not all have said it has helped. To be honest I will try anything to try and reduce the constant bloody
Topic: Backache
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/07/2019 17:45:03   Subject: Backache
[quote="Paul Marvin"]have any of you guys got any experience with acupuncture ? ie had any treatment[/quote]

Yes. I had it when I broke my back; worked quite well as the pain was coming fro
Topic: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/07/2019 11:42:54   Subject: Llanberis Copper Mine (photo)
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]It's on my list of places to visit so I'd be happy to join you Dan, but am a bit busy for the next few weeks...[/quote]

I loved it last time we went there so I'll
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 4th of July
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2019 08:54:21   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 4th of July

:(

Topic: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/07/2019 17:25:28   Subject: Wich Camera to Buy? Underground and very UMIDITY conditions
[quote="Paul Marvin"]look like you are having a pee :lol:[/quote]

:lol: No prostate problems there!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Backache
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 08:46:24   Subject: Backache
Am currently suffering with backache, which is the result of this a few years ago:

[link]101731[linkphoto]101731[/linkphoto][/link]

It's been killing me for over a week now but t
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 20th of June
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2019 16:56:03   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 20th of June
I'm in :thumbup:
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 16:41:34   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="TwllMawr"]

That particular £30 Bosch one.....

[/quote]

I thought that the range might be limited on that one?
5m for a line, 20m for a dot in [i]ideal[/i]
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 15:42:20   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="ttxela"][quote="sinker"][quote="TwllMawr"][quote="sinker"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="ttxela"]One of those fancy modern levels with a laser projecting a point on the wall might enable yo
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 15:33:12   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="TwllMawr"][quote="sinker"][quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="ttxela"]One of those fancy modern levels with a laser projecting a point on the wall might enable you to use this method with less s
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 14:56:17   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"][quote="ttxela"]One of those fancy modern levels with a laser projecting a point on the wall might enable you to use this method with less steps?[/quote]
Yes, that may w
Topic: Uploading Images
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 12:17:07   Subject: Uploading Images
[quote="SimonRL"]Willy and Sinker are spot on.

.....Unless there's a mine exploring millionaire out there who wants to pay for it :lol:

[/quote]

That's aimed at me I t
Topic: Uploading Images
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 11:55:29   Subject: Uploading Images
In fact when I open an iPhone image in some processing software, rotate, "save as...", it sometimes displays it correctly orientated but when uploaded to AN, it reverts to the original image....really
Topic: Uploading Images
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 11:51:39   Subject: Uploading Images
As a matter of interest, were images taken on an iphone?
They seem to be more problematic.....? :curse:
Topic: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2019 18:19:13   Subject: Wheal Grenville - Fortescue's shaft 1976

Aberllyn is the famous, or infamous, one around here!
Topic: Southern England Mines
sinker

Forum: South East England   Posted: 13/06/2019 10:00:12   Subject: Southern England Mines
[quote="Dr J"]

Sorry to be breaking it to you, but you're moving to one of the areas furthest from any significant mining....

[/quote]

You'll have to start your own. Y
Topic: Moel Fferna floor heights
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/06/2019 15:11:49   Subject: Moel Fferna floor heights
[quote="Praada"]

Is anyone else having issues with the ucet link?

[/quote]

Server seems to be down at the moment?
Topic: Moel Fferna floor heights
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/06/2019 12:56:36   Subject: Moel Fferna floor heights

We had a look at the manway last time and decided that next time we go down there we'll just leg it down to the bottom and work our way up. And then stop to repair the rusted leg on the pump :th
Topic: Moel Fferna floor heights
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2019 22:31:47   Subject: Moel Fferna floor heights
Try looking at this drawing first, should be able to work out what is what from this:

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Moel-Fferna-Slate-Mine/Moel-Fferna-Map-Section.pdf

When w
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th of June
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/06/2019 12:31:56   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th of June
[quote="Margot"]

I will be there! But without kebab money.

[/quote]

Cheesburger…..? ;)
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th of June
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/06/2019 09:30:04   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th of June
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]

…..bring crampons, ice axes and oxygen. :lol:

[/quote]

….and bring kebab money :lol: :lol:

Predictable aren't I? ;)

I'
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/06/2019 20:31:23   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
[quote="NewStuff"]

[quote="sinker"]I'm taking a few bits and pieces of bar and tube with me next time to repair the leg on the pump.[/quote]

Give us a yell, I'll see if I can get
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/06/2019 18:40:31   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
[quote="Mr Sam"]this is the one not far from the pump taken yesterday 31/5/19

and on the pump subject my mate was going to pose with it then was like nah i don't want to be the one to break
Topic: Golwern Quarry
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/05/2019 08:09:18   Subject: Golwern Quarry
[quote="NewStuff"]C9C is what they call the little group they have going.

Problem is that they, quite specifically Antonio, have a past history with media-whoring, he was the one that named
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/05/2019 08:07:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
[quote="BertyBasset"]Any views on the 'hush' type thing? Landslide or mine related? I thought some of it looked quite 'orey'.[/quote]

:blink: 'Hush'...? Wha...?? :flowers:

Topic: Golwern Quarry
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/05/2019 00:39:22   Subject: Golwern Quarry
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]

Gosh!!! They are [b][i]so[/i][/b] brave!

I have added a few comments to C9C, until I got bored!

[/quote]

Sorry....C9C....?? :blink:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/05/2019 16:15:06   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
No chance! We will walk straight up to it. We have a guide with us who knows the way ??
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2019 21:51:28   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
Cae Coch….Cae Coch….so good they named it twice ;)
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2019 12:22:26   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
[quote="SimonRL"]That's floor 7 isn't it? A chamber or so on from the chamber where the pump (usually) lives (pump is on 6 IIRC)?[/quote]

Yes, the pump is still on Fl6 although not sure for
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 16:19:44   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 30th of May
I'm in :thumbup:
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 14:24:54   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
[quote="Praada"]We went last year, I'm pretty sure its had its wheels nicked and is upside down at one of the junctions on the 3rd level. I'll find a pic i know i have one.[/quote]

Yes I t
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 14:22:55   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
[quote="Praada"]how do i upload an image to the thread lol?[/quote]

If the image is on AN and you can find it then open the photo and copy and paste the link that is displayed below the pho
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 11:33:22   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.

Last couple of times I have been to Moel Fferna I have looked for this wagon:

[link]3326[linkphoto]3326[/linkphoto][/link]

but can't find it.

I have DEFINITELY s
Topic: Pen yr Orsedd
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/05/2019 09:43:14   Subject: Pen yr Orsedd
Blondin towers are worth seeing. The place has deteriorated fast although that was down to neglect by previous operators, not Ellis.
He also works 'Ty Mawr West' as well just down the road, crus
Topic: Pen yr Orsedd
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 26/05/2019 21:19:18   Subject: Pen yr Orsedd
[quote="BertyBasset"]Is this still a working quarry? Is there anything worth visiting if accessible?

Robin[/quote]

Still a working quarry but the operator, Ellis Thomas, is a gre
Topic: Golwern Quarry
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2019 08:30:27   Subject: Golwern Quarry
[quote="royfellows"]I was there some years ago and it was like a local resort. Nice picnic spot as well as the swimming. If they block the adit I fancy someone will have a go at climbing down the side
Topic: South Crofty
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2019 14:57:05   Subject: South Crofty

Hmmm yes. What was Mark Twain's definition of a mine...?

"A hole in the ground owned by a liar."

:(

Topic: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2019 14:35:10   Subject: Possibly Barneycraig drainage level (photo)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]

I hope AditNow's version of netnanny doesn't treat this as mining porn! :o

Photograph:

[link]117933[linkphoto]117933[/linkphoto][/link]
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Topic: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/05/2019 08:26:13   Subject: Video : Abandoned Mine Explore #23 : Lowering A GoPro Camera Down A Shaft From The 1600s. Discovery Made!
I (re)discovered and confirmed that all mines other than slate are cold, wet, nasty places to be avoided at all costs. :guns:

;)
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 9th of May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/05/2019 20:23:17   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 9th of May

Yep :thumbup:
Topic: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2019 19:22:57   Subject: Hard Level Gill plant June 1977 photo
[quote="legendrider"]

The van on the left looks to me like a Commer, I'm sure Sinker can confirm the model :thumbup:

MARK[/quote]

Cool photo. SUPER cool van with a sup
Topic: Caving Videos ?
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/04/2019 10:19:59   Subject: Caving Videos ?
[quote="skimble"][quote="ttxela"]Why not post them in the 'Pub' section, which is intended for non mine related stuff :thumbup:[/quote]

I'd second this.:thumbup: If you haven't already got
Topic: Caving Videos ?
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 23:58:23   Subject: Caving Videos ?
[quote="Paul Marvin"][quote="ttxela"]Hello John

I often think it would be nice to do that, however in many cases that would give the game away regarding the location of the site and possibl
Topic: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/04/2019 15:06:43   Subject: Derelict land as wildlife refuges
[quote="ttxela"]Similar to the rare stuff that grows on lead contaminated tips in the Peak. Funny how what might be regarded as pollution turns out to provide rare habitats for different forms of life
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/04/2019 19:46:14   Subject: Maenofferen
Off a ni eto! :devil: :lol:
Topic: Diving Dinas Mine
sinker

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/04/2019 17:42:16   Subject: Diving Dinas Mine
Nice one! Love the truck at 8:00 :thumbup:
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/04/2019 10:20:48   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="TheBogieman"]Llefrith - Ynys Mon, Dinas a Caernarfon, llaeth - Yr Wyddgrug a Wrecsam...[/quote]

Llwyth o bolocs - no translation required!
Topic: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
sinker

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 17/04/2019 21:46:39   Subject: Holme Bank/Holme Hall Mine
Hi there.
Try sending a PM to Paul Marvin. He seems to know the score over there.
See you in Wales in May ??
Topic: Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 18:39:07   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]Llaeth o'r fuwch.

[/quote]

Treiglo!! Damia! :curse:
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