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Topic: Penrhyn Quarry
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/08/2013 12:21:00   Subject: Penrhyn Quarry
[quote="Billyoh"]HI was trying to contact Penrhynman... Mike[/quote]

Mike,

I am interested in contacting you about the book. I have sent a message to the business you suggested b
Topic: Penrhyn Quarry
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/07/2013 09:22:21   Subject: Penrhyn Quarry
[quote="LAP"] Are there any parts of Penrhyn that havn't been turned into rubble by McAlpines. ;) [/quote]

Yes. The big flooded hole is visible from the zip wire and also from an unofficial
Topic: Llechwedd public tour revamp
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/05/2013 08:37:42   Subject: Llechwedd public tour revamp
[quote="christwigg"]The £53,000 grant money has helped pay for new lighting to illustrate the depth, contours and beauty of this subterranean former workplace.[/quote]

Quite how bright blue
Topic: Tresavean - plans/maps?
Penrhynman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/04/2013 14:32:33   Subject: Tresavean - plans/maps?
It's always worth a look at http://www.cassinimaps.co.uk/shop/downloads.asp
to see what you can download as a PDF file. For many areas they have 25"/mile maps from about 1890, plus many more sca
Topic: "Mining Journal" c1870
Penrhynman

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/02/2013 09:15:33   Subject: "Mining Journal" c1870
As a heading for a reprint of an article from the 9th April 1870 Mining Journal, I am hoping to use the heading and journal title from the front cover. Does anyone have access to a copy from about thi
Topic: Old Maps
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2012 09:40:55   Subject: Old Maps
There's Cassini Maps at www.cassinimaps.co.uk. They have a huge range of dates and scales.

If the 25,000:1 c1950s maps are OK then try the National Library of Scotland http://maps.nls.uk/os
Topic: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2012 12:32:47   Subject: Backup and restore wizard? yeah right!
[quote="Vanoord"]I recently bought a 1Gb USB hard drive for £65 - just save your documents and other important files and hope for the best ;)[/quote]

The next stage is to buy 2 USB hard dr
Topic: The Engineer - Digitized
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2012 13:36:24   Subject: The Engineer - Digitized
I can't seem to find the article on the Hunter Saw. Any clues please?

Penrhynman
Topic: Penrhyn Railway Society.
Penrhynman

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 03/10/2012 14:22:18   Subject: Penrhyn Railway Society.
The National Library of Scotland has the 1:25,000 maps from about 1950 on-line. See http://maps.nls.uk/os/25k-gb-1937-61/browse2.html
The relevant sheets are SH56, SH57 and SH66.
Both railw
Topic: Penrhyn Railway Society.
Penrhynman

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 02/10/2012 11:37:37   Subject: Penrhyn Railway Society.
[quote="CheatingRabbit"]A few years ago - more like 35!

The bridge had to be strengthened so that they could move the turbines from Port Penhryn to Dinorwic. I remember the te huge slate b
Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2012 12:48:21   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
[/quote]

Possibly their licence from the OS doesn't allow them to do this.

BTW, when is an OS map out of copyright?[/quote]

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Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/09/2012 09:06:38   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
1:25,000 (2 1/2") maps from about 1950 are available at http://maps.nls.uk/os/25k-gb-1937-61/browse2.html

They have a good coverage of the UK, not just Scotland. On-screen, they can be zoom
Topic: Maenofferen petrol locomotive
Penrhynman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2012 13:58:24   Subject: Maenofferen petrol locomotive
Thanks for the reply, Vanoord.

The locos in the photos appear to be small Ruston diesels, probably 20DL type.

The ex-Penrhyn one was a commercial light channel rail chassis by
Topic: Maenofferen petrol locomotive
Penrhynman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 05/09/2012 10:59:00   Subject: Maenofferen petrol locomotive
In the Penrhyn Quarry Railway Society's petrol locomotive list there is a note that one of these was sold to Maenofferen quarry in 1942.

Does anyone have any more details please? A photo wo
Topic: MINING OF LEAD AND SILVER
Penrhynman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 23/08/2012 13:50:31   Subject: MINING OF LEAD AND SILVER
[quote="somersetminer"]Hi, seeing as you've put this in the south west section of the forum I'd suggest you look for JW Gough's 'Mines of Mendip' for starters, its out of print so a book search might
Topic: Penrhyn book - blatant advertising
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/08/2012 10:35:57   Subject: Penrhyn book - blatant advertising
[b]Penrhyn Quarry Railway (Modeller's) Guide[/b]

If you are not a railway modeller, don't be discouraged by the title as revievers have estimated that about 3/4 of it is a about the railw
Topic: Archive winge
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/08/2012 10:23:58   Subject: Archive winge
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Think yourself lucky!!!! Gwynedd Archives do not let you use a digital camera at all!! [/quote]

I have also been thwarted by this rule. The staff are very helpful and
Topic: photo stitching
Penrhynman

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 01/08/2012 09:50:50   Subject: photo stitching
Photo stitching software doesn't seem to be suitable for use with maps as they apparently blur the images at the joins. I use Microsoft Publisher as it allows cropping where required and easy nudging
Topic: Map of the Gwydir Forest 1:5,000
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/07/2012 10:36:56   Subject: Map of the Gwydir Forest 1:5,000
[quote="JonK"]Can I caution against this. Modern maps show few useful details. I strongly suggest that you buy one of the 25" maps from circa. 1885 - 1915.[/quote]

I use, and can recommend,
Topic: From Penrhyn to Germany
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/02/2012 09:27:19   Subject: From Penrhyn to Germany
I have consulted the Penrhyn Quarry Railway Society's historian who made the following coments:

"At Penrhyn Quarry, as David Gwyn has indicated, the mills at Cilgeraint were being re-equipp
Topic: Ni-MH D-cells?
Penrhynman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/12/2011 12:24:01   Subject: Ni-MH D-cells?
3 Ah (3,000mAh if you insist :confused: ) is very low for a D-cell. Ni-Cads of this size used to be 4Ah. What I would imagine is going on is that the 3Ah ones are a smaller cell in a big plastic box.
Topic: Starting up a club/society
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/11/2011 10:27:00   Subject: Starting up a club/society
Get a newsletter up and running as soon as you can. You need to keep members informed anyway and such a publication is a good way of doing it. It can be sent to members by email if you prefer that way
Topic: Does this Penrhyn car still exist?
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/11/2011 09:01:39   Subject: Does this Penrhyn car still exist?
This example has been heavily rebuilt, sadly. In a decrepid ex-quarry state, it would be much more interesting and have loads of character.

To check if it was originally Penrhyn, count the
Topic: Quarrying and Roadmaking journal
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2011 08:19:33   Subject: Quarrying and Roadmaking journal
I popped into the local library yesterday to ask them to borrow the relevant magazine for me. Unfortunately, it's their view that the BL will not lend them magazines, only supply an expensive photocop
Topic: Quarrying and Roadmaking journal
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2011 11:22:43   Subject: Quarrying and Roadmaking journal
[quote="AR"]I take it you've turned up a blank with the British Library?[/quote]

I hadn't tried there. I did and do have the issue I want. Thanks for the suggestion.

I had a look
Topic: Quarrying and Roadmaking journal
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/07/2011 09:46:40   Subject: Quarrying and Roadmaking journal
I have a copy of article from "Quarrying and Roadmaking" magazine from January 1931 which refers to another article in the same issue which I would like to read.

The usual internet searches
Topic: North Wales mine walks?
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/06/2011 13:48:17   Subject: North Wales mine walks?
[quote="davel"]There is a very nice circular walk with lots of mines (and some railway).

Park at the free carpark in Bethgelert (on the Rhyd Ddu road). [/quote]

I can't locate th
Topic: Copyright fees
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2011 15:24:18   Subject: Copyright fees
[quote="AndyC"]Hope you do not mind me asking a related question that I have wondered about for a while.

Many excellent books are full of photos, many acknowledged as from a record office e
Topic: Copyright fees
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2011 08:46:55   Subject: Copyright fees
[quote="simonrail"]Following a similar line, I am most intrigued to find that many record offices now charge people to take images of documents with their own cameras.[quote]

Caernarfon rec
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2011 09:06:39   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]
Penrhyn locos were painted the same shade of "black". Hidden away on the FR is one of Linda or Blanche's original back sheet still in original Penrhyn livery with lining. T
Topic: Portland Stone
Penrhynman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/01/2011 15:09:50   Subject: Portland Stone
[quote="Montacute"]Perhaps by the end of the year construction will have started.
Modelling slate so that it weighs next to nothing is one challenge!
Bob[/quote]

Are you a member
Topic: Portland Stone
Penrhynman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/01/2011 08:53:18   Subject: Portland Stone
[quote="Montacute"]May i also take this opportunity to thank those who have photographed the Dinorwic Quarries. They are proving to be tremendously helpful to me for the construction of a model ba
Topic: Cambrian Slate Mine
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/11/2010 08:37:11   Subject: Cambrian Slate Mine
Re: Slates from Glyn Ceiriog book.

Entering Slates from Glyn Ceiriog at [url]http://www.bookfinder.com/[/url] finds 3 entries.

Penrhynman
Topic: MOFP
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/08/2010 11:03:03   Subject: MOFP
[quote="Phil Ford"]The lamp is a NIFE. [/quote]

Presumably that means that they used rechargeable NiFe (nickel-iron) wet cells. They haven't been around for 40 years or more IIRC.

Topic: Double height rubbish wagon (photo)
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2010 08:59:23   Subject: Double height rubbish wagon (photo)
There were a small number of similar wagons at Penrhyn - photographs do exist. They were used for carrying coal.

Penrhynman
Topic: 'Dinorwic' quarry hoist
Penrhynman

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 03/03/2010 08:32:47   Subject: 'Dinorwic' quarry hoist
Very interesting drawing & article, Spitfire. Where did it come from? There may be more interesting stuff there :)

Penrhynman
Topic: new Penryn photos
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2010 14:52:38   Subject: new Penryn photos
[quote="ragl"]One wonders if it was a case of exceptional circumstances - rough track, etc - at Penrhyn that conspired to drop the engine off the track.
[/quote]

The reasons for the a
Topic: new Penryn photos
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2010 13:48:01   Subject: new Penryn photos
[quote="ragl"]Hi Derrickman,

"Sgt Murphy" was heavily rebuilt at Penrhyn, but the basic original outline of the loco is still recognisable.
Cheers

Alan[/quote]
Othe
Topic: new Penryn photos
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2010 11:01:11   Subject: new Penryn photos
[quote="derrickman"]interesting to see the variety of locos in use. One pic ( the one of the unidentified Hunslet in the scrap road ) appears to show a Decauville?[/quote]

No Decauvilles at
Topic: Who has the oldest copy of Dines??
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/11/2009 12:33:04   Subject: Who has the oldest copy of Dines??
[quote="Daz"]I have an original boxed set of Dines (1956) with the price on the box. (£5. 5s od). The maps in the back are still bound together, and have never been opened. I don't think the books hav
Topic: Penrhyn Railway rebuilding to start
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/11/2009 11:49:20   Subject: Penrhyn Railway rebuilding to start
[quote="derrickman"]...but the Penrhyn group is hardly another FR from what I read[/quote]

Nobody wants it to be one, either. We don't plan to become a major tourist attraction competing wi
Topic: Penrhyn Railway rebuilding to start
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/11/2009 08:30:32   Subject: Penrhyn Railway rebuilding to start
[quote="Graigfawr"]Used to live adjacent to the Vale of Rheidol Railway. Tootling steam whistles at the road crossing were jolly irritating when trying to have a lie-in on the weekend. [/quote]
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Topic: Help Required! (Calendar captions)
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2009 09:03:04   Subject: Help Required! (Calendar captions)
[quote="JohnnearCfon"] I note that the Penrhyn Railway site refers to it as the Penrhyn Railroad - yet another title to be considered then! [/quote]

The term "Rail-road" comes, with referen
Topic: Tool handles
Penrhynman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 28/10/2009 11:40:07   Subject: Tool handles
Amberley Museum in Sussex? Just a thought as they have a wide range of traditional skills available.
Topic: Penrhyn Railway rebuilding to start
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/10/2009 10:57:45   Subject: Penrhyn Railway rebuilding to start
News has just been posted on the Penrhyn Railway website [url]http://www.penrhynrailway.co.uk[/url] (then Latest News) that planning permission has been granted for the rebuilding of the first stage o
Topic: Dr. Ben Fisher - RIP
Penrhynman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/08/2009 08:51:03   Subject: Dr. Ben Fisher - RIP
Ben Fisher's funeral will take place this Friday at 2.15 in Bangor Crematorium. For health reasons, his father will be unable to come, and his brother Joe may also be prevented by ill-health. There ap
Topic: 20 June 1964 Red Lion Level (photo)
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/08/2009 13:32:01   Subject: 20 June 1964 Red Lion Level (photo)
[quote="grahami
All depends on the map - I also enlarged the plans from Penrhyn Railway before I was able to get hold of scans of the 3 editions of the OS 25". The plans in Penrhyn - and Dinorwi
Topic: 20 June 1964 Red Lion Level (photo)
Penrhynman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/08/2009 12:42:47   Subject: 20 June 1964 Red Lion Level (photo)
[quote="grahami"]
Boyd is great on the railways - but not always so hot on the quarries themselves - and the maps are far too small and congested.
Graham[/quote]
True, but being printed
Topic: Jerry M - a Blondin and a Dinorwig engine
Penrhynman

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 06/08/2009 12:28:41   Subject: Jerry M - a Blondin and a Dinorwig engine
[quote="Wyn"]
That's the one! Written by J K Jones. ISBN 0905775 21X. Published by Cyhoeddiadau Mei (Groeslon).
Published in 1980 for the princely sum of £1.50, it has about 54 pages, lots
Topic: Jerry M - a Blondin and a Dinorwig engine
Penrhynman

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 05/08/2009 14:03:46   Subject: Jerry M - a Blondin and a Dinorwig engine
Thanks for the info on the book. So, it's that one! Copies are frequently available on eBay.
Charles Lee also had published a couple of articles on very similar lines in Railway Magazine in 1945.
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