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Topic: Improvements to historic Skye routes
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/01/2019 01:50:15   Subject: Improvements to historic Skye routes
Many years ago (1967) I found a broken piece of marble which had been smoothed and polished at what seems to be the site in your first link. It was about the right thickness for a kitchen worktop, but
Topic: Improvements to historic Skye routes
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/01/2019 19:14:59   Subject: Improvements to historic Skye routes
The tramway mentioned in the article can be seen on the 1888 to 1930 OS 6 inch map at our good friends maps.nls.uk Interestingly, it is misaligned with both Bing (no surprise!) and ESRI satellite imag
Topic: Charlestown Mine
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/01/2019 18:27:36   Subject: Charlestown Mine
Yes, there are quite a few! Nothing west of Stirling, but in the Stirling area, Cambusbarron and the middle adit at Craigend Lime Works, also an adit at Murrayshall had become partly uncovered last ti
Topic: GB1900 map
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/01/2019 18:47:28   Subject: GB1900 map
[quote="JMB"]Has this map been mentioned here?

http://geo.nls.uk/maps/gb1900quarry/#zoom=7&lat=57.2724&lon=-3.4974

Shows mines and quarries[/quote]

Well spotted! Just
Topic: Hendre Spar Mine
tiger99

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2019 18:21:13   Subject: Hendre Spar Mine
In addition to all the above, calcite is what limestone or chalk consist of, except that it is in crystalline form and probably much purer. The bulk materials are sedimentary deposits of tiny crystals
Topic: Charlestown Mine
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/01/2019 00:45:14   Subject: Charlestown Mine
Last time there I did not have a GPS, but from the map the location that you want seems to be about 306572,684175. Only the north and west extremity of the site is still accessible, the rest having be
Topic: Cononish Gold Mine
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/04/2018 22:47:15   Subject: Cononish Gold Mine
Just noticed this. It is good news, but I have to wonder why Mountaineering Scotland objected? How does a gold mine impair mountaineering?

Fortunately the national park authorities were muc
Topic: Sensitive sites and discretion
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2017 20:29:44   Subject: Sensitive sites and discretion
Morrisey, yes, you are right, the types that do harm are too indolent to go about finding AN. Their tiny little minds go about as far as Facebook and maybe Twitter, but no more. They don't have the gu
Topic: Murrayshall Whinstone Mine
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 15/11/2016 12:37:33   Subject: Murrayshall Whinstone Mine
Unfortunately I developed mobility problems so I was not able to get back for a look. If the NHS finally decide to fix my hip, that may change. I really would like a look in Murrayshall.
Topic: Inverness
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 24/10/2016 20:13:14   Subject: Inverness
I have heard that there were mica mines near Muir of Ord but have not established the exact location. My late uncle had actually seen them.
Topic: Drakelow Tunnels - cannabis
tiger99

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/06/2016 01:21:48   Subject: Drakelow Tunnels - cannabis
I suppose that concludes the matter. But I have a slight suspicion that there may have been more people involved, perhaps even an employee of one of the electricity companies, otherwise how would they
Topic: Car wedged in tunnel, South Wales
tiger99

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 16/06/2016 13:22:00   Subject: Car wedged in tunnel, South Wales
I see what you mean. Journalism standards are depressingly low these days!
Topic: Car wedged in tunnel, South Wales
tiger99

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 16/06/2016 01:15:35   Subject: Car wedged in tunnel, South Wales
Don't know if this link will work, but give it a try.

http://home.bt.com/news/odd-news/driver-arrested-after-getting-his-car-stuck-in-a-tunnel-11364067928533

A good example of th
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/06/2016 19:02:34   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
I find it disappointing that there are mine explorers and cave explorers, and seemingly a few sewer explorers too. When I was younger and fitter, any hole in the ground was fair game, whether natural
Topic: Tin back on the agenda
tiger99

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/06/2016 18:40:00   Subject: Tin back on the agenda
Thanks for that, and it could possibly be the inlet stub, except that my memory has clarified slightly and the priming orifice was probably in the cylinder head on the small engine, just above the inl
Topic: Wanlockhead water was dug round the hills
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 09/06/2016 18:25:26   Subject: Wanlockhead water was dug round the hills
Thanks! Keep up the good work! It is a most complex area.
Topic: Wanlockhead water was dug round the hills
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 08/06/2016 23:43:30   Subject: Wanlockhead water was dug round the hills
There are some curious features involving the water supply. There was a fairly large reservoir, dam now partly breached, presumably for safety, but it is well above the level of the water tunnel and s
Topic: Tin back on the agenda
tiger99

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/06/2016 23:22:02   Subject: Tin back on the agenda
I used to have experience of small diesels on dumpers, mixers and even concrete vibrators. I doubt that much has changed over the intervening 45 years. Maybe what we used to do, following the manufac
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
tiger99

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 08/06/2016 22:33:05   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
Remember that Crown Copyright is 50 years and has expired on most of the maps that interest us, so if you have originals you can freely scan them and put them on a web site. It is a bit greedy to char
Topic: Exploration from South Lanarkshire
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 16/05/2016 13:05:29   Subject: Exploration from South Lanarkshire
You also have the silver mines at Cairnpapple and several limestone mines around that area and also near Milngavie and, a bit further north, around Cambusbarron. Also some small - scale copper mines i
Topic: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 23/01/2016 12:28:33   Subject: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
I am not sure that the Fire Brigade will be able to help. Remember the fatality in Ayrshire a few years back? The senior officers would not allow their men to take the risk, and the very long delay mo
Topic: Salt mine Rescue, USA.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/01/2016 21:17:08   Subject: Salt mine Rescue, USA.
I totally agree. I followed it closely on the internet. All that was achieved in a country which we probably regard as not fully developed and politically unstable, yet the president took a strong per
Topic: Salt mine Rescue, USA.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2016 22:45:15   Subject: Salt mine Rescue, USA.
Yes very interesting!

But I detect a high degree of journalistic excess. Being stuck in a cage "elevator" and being lifted by crane in a basket is undoubtedly somewhat distressing, but triv
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/01/2016 22:35:05   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
It is unfortunate that the paint colour and numbering have become highly political. It should be only apple green and 4472 if originality matters. No black or BR green, or any other number.
Topic: Right now on Channel 5 - Sink Holes - Buried Alive
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2016 21:45:19   Subject: Right now on Channel 5 - Sink Holes - Buried Alive
Turned out to be quite interesting, not the sensationalist junk they I expected. They actually discussed genuine sink holes.
Topic: Right now on Channel 5 - Sink Holes - Buried Alive
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/01/2016 20:03:45   Subject: Right now on Channel 5 - Sink Holes - Buried Alive
Might be a good laugh. We have already discussed here that many should not be called sink holes.
Topic: Sovereign Hill
tiger99

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 24/12/2015 00:42:08   Subject: Sovereign Hill
I am afraid that I have a completely different opinion. Almost nothing is genuine, although it may have been built by traditional methods. Basically it is just there to milk the tourists, and it is no
Topic: Sad day.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/12/2015 19:54:11   Subject: Sad day.
I have seen very cold days, with no wind at all, steam from factories going straight up. In fact it is quite common. At the same time there was up to 10" of snow on the ground not far away, and becaus
Topic: Calendar - reprint I WANT ONE
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2015 02:37:42   Subject: Calendar - reprint I WANT ONE
Finally got my copy today. Had to collect it from the sorting office. It would have been 2 days earlier if the postman had not arrived when I was sitting on the loo. Such is life...

Anyway
Topic: Sad day.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/12/2015 02:28:37   Subject: Sad day.
The coal fired power stations are closing at a much faster rate that alternative reliable sources are being introduced. We may get through this winter, but, next winter, expect severe power cuts.
Topic: Topical & interesting Forth Crossing
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 17/12/2015 21:10:41   Subject: Topical & interesting Forth Crossing
The sad thing is that a local engineer had costed a tunnel instead of the cable-stayed bridge that they are currently building downstream, and it came out cheaper, and of course could be used regardle
Topic: Coal mine near Auldton
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 11/12/2015 17:31:13   Subject: Coal mine near Auldton
Thanks everyone, that has been most useful. I see how that information all fits together, with the maps and CA database, sort of. The CA site has adits at 283412,637347 and 283439,637374, the latter t
Topic: What is under YOUR feet?
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2015 01:12:00   Subject: What is under YOUR feet?
While researching something else I found this:

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=12837&sid=af8d5dd79c70698f5762b6c97fbea150

It seems that Glasgow is still
Topic: Coal mine near Auldton
tiger99

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 11/12/2015 01:03:20   Subject: Coal mine near Auldton
I am trying to establish the name of this so it can be correctly added to the database. Not Auldton (heights) nor Auchmeddan No 1, which are both correctly located. The nearest property is Annfield,
Topic: Walkie talkie for climbing
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2015 00:19:41   Subject: Walkie talkie for climbing
I have a BF888, unfortunately it is illegal for use as a PMR449 set, because it is not type approved for that application, has many more channels, has too much transmit power, and has a detachable ant
Topic: Any Ideas?
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2015 14:13:20   Subject: Any Ideas?
I have some drain cleaner, which was bought in B&Q and is 93% sulphuric acid. It is definitely brown, and doubtless that is due to various impurities.

It seems to me rather remarkable that
Topic: Walkie talkie for climbing
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2015 14:02:55   Subject: Walkie talkie for climbing
I had another think about this, and the answer is obvious, if it is for climbing a shaft of any reasonable depth. Already been suggested, but needs a bit more detail. Just get a length of leaky feeder
Topic: Walkie talkie for climbing
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/12/2015 20:47:44   Subject: Walkie talkie for climbing
Found a reference to the Box tests, so they were not my imagination.

http://www.raynet-uk.net/technical/tunnels.htm

Unfortunately the link (bottom of page) is broken, but contact
Topic: Walkie talkie for climbing
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2015 18:41:57   Subject: Walkie talkie for climbing
Talking of Box Tunnel, some official tests were done a while back, involving both professional quality (local Fire Brigade etc) and cheap PMR446 equipment. I can't find the results right now, possibly
Topic: Calendar - reprint I WANT ONE
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/11/2015 15:31:19   Subject: Calendar - reprint I WANT ONE
I will have one. Payment made, I hope....

I should have been paying attention earlier and got one in the first batch. Will try to to better next year.
Topic: A new "sinkhole"
tiger99

Forum: North East England   Posted: 14/11/2015 00:55:26   Subject: A new
It even made it to the Metro this morning. I only picked my copy up on the way home from eating out a short time ago.

"'It's the main pit shaft' a resident said". Well, full marks to him or
Topic: Hello all: Can you help
tiger99

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/11/2015 21:47:16   Subject: Hello all: Can you help
Interestingly the first link says "not available at the National Archives".

I didn't think the National Archives are the same as the British Library, but maybe they are...

:confu
Topic: Hello all: Can you help
tiger99

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/11/2015 16:09:00   Subject: Hello all: Can you help
How big does it be to qualify as a book, rather than a leaflet? This link http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/legaldeposit/introduction/ does not mention leaflets. If they were "published" it would seem that one
Topic: bestwood pit nottinghamshire
tiger99

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/11/2015 15:55:07   Subject: bestwood pit nottinghamshire
Carnkie, thanks for putting up that link. I always like stuff like that.

But I was puzzled by one thing. The men were searched for matches at pit bottom. Surely that was usually done befor
Topic: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2015 15:01:10   Subject: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
But I certainly do like the non-politically correct Wikipedia clone in your link! Never knew it existed till now.

"Politically Correct" = "Wrong"

:)
Topic: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/11/2015 14:58:12   Subject: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
Morlock,

[quote]No insult was intended. 'AN' refers to this site, (AditNow) as I felt the quoted comment may have come from someone on here who was making a point as regards Holman equipmen
Topic: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/11/2015 23:38:19   Subject: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
[quote]
Comments are sometimes worth a read. The quoted comment seemed to originate from someone who may well be on AN.[/quote]

Morlock, I don't know whether I am supposed to feel insu
Topic: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
tiger99

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2015 21:14:45   Subject: Daily Wail & Cornwall.
Don't you mean the Daily Fail?

I can't actually see it in today's edition, but am due for an eye test soon....
Topic: Hello all: Can you help
tiger99

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 06/11/2015 20:58:04   Subject: Hello all: Can you help
I had a look on the HSE web site, thinking they would have a pdf still available, but unfortunately not. If you are collecting booklets, that is of no help, but if it is just the information therein t
Topic: Another Mine Dam Failure in Brazil
tiger99

Forum: South America   Posted: 06/11/2015 20:44:37   Subject: Another Mine Dam Failure in Brazil
"Two of the largest mining companies in the world." That makes it entirely without excuse. We might be somewhat sympathetic to some small enterprise who has a mishap and kills a few people, but when t
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