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Posts by crl50

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Topic: AditNow T Shirts & Mugs - REDUCED
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/07/2014 19:35:12   Subject: AditNow T Shirts & Mugs - REDUCED
I could take 2 mugs off your hands Simon but as you don't have any T shirts in extra fat git size I'll have to give them a miss.
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2014 20:13:04   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
My interest in this forum mainly being research (I'm not fit enough for underground) I'd have thought paper maps to be the best thing to use, please forgive the underground ignorance but surely GPS &
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/04/2014 11:46:36   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
I use Quo 2 from Mapyx Ltd & for a monthly subscription of £9.99 I get full digital OS map coverage of the entire country.

That does include 1:25000 Explorer maps.

I still prefer
Topic: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2014 11:03:36   Subject: The end of the road for Ordnance Survey?
Ordnance Survey are commited to maintaining their coverage of paper maps.

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2014/03/maintaining-national-coverage-of-paper-maps-in-great-britain-commitme
Topic: Free online access to six-inch OS maps
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2014 21:34:10   Subject: Free online access to six-inch OS maps
I've been using the other maps on NLS for some time but these 6 inch maps are an excellent resource & I don't mind the £12 a copy.

I had to supply a 6 inch OS map to obtain a morgage in the
Topic: Poldark Mine in administration
crl50

Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/03/2014 18:02:46   Subject: Poldark Mine in administration
Isn't Morwellham still going, the website certainly is?

The BBC have picked up the news about Poldark asd well http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-26723074
Topic: Uni-com torchs
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2014 18:39:30   Subject: Uni-com torchs
These Uni-com torchs are £2.69 in Aldi at the moment.

http://www.simplyled.co.uk/led-tough-torch.html

Chris
Topic: People down Mine shaft.
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/02/2014 19:48:33   Subject: People down Mine shaft.
Yes heres the Beebs News item http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-26223328
Topic: London
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/02/2014 20:37:10   Subject: London
Post Office underground railway.
Topic: Spam
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/01/2014 09:38:23   Subject: Spam
We seem to have a major spam problem this morning, more crap is being added as I watch.

Looks like a bot has found a way into the forum.


:ban:
Topic: WW2 Derailment Experiments.
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2014 18:34:48   Subject: WW2 Derailment Experiments.
That is amazing & a very interesting film thanks for posting the link.

Chris
Topic: Ordnance Survey Price Reduction
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/11/2013 21:15:31   Subject: Ordnance Survey Price Reduction
Digital maps are cheaper from Mapyx.

Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/10/2013 15:27:51   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
I saw that as well & desided against it on cost, it's more than a bit expensive.
Topic: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/09/2013 19:36:09   Subject: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
Thanks but I've still got a long way to go before I finish this.
Topic: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/09/2013 19:57:08   Subject: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
If anyone wants to have a look at what I've been doing here's a link to my GE file.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/c272vchfk21pfej/Ironstone%20Railways%20edited.kmz
Topic: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 09/09/2013 06:58:24   Subject: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
I haven't managed to get to the record office yet, but a visit to there & the National Archives is planned.

I've been using Google Earth to plot everything & my kmz file is quite big at the
Topic: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/09/2013 20:32:44   Subject: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
Thanks I'll look out for that.
Topic: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/09/2013 21:12:36   Subject: Northamtonshire Ironstone Railways.
I've been gradually mapping the ironstone tramway/railways of Northamptonshire, the books of the late Eric Tonks & local knowledge have helped a lot, but can anyone on the forum help & add to my knowl
Topic: Hairy bikers went to Pleasley Colliery
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/08/2013 19:47:21   Subject: Hairy bikers went to Pleasley Colliery

Unfortunatley the ideal person for the job is no longer with us, Fred would have got stuck in & helped properly.


[quote="lozz"]I started to watch the program but quickly lost in
Topic: Metal detecors.
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/08/2013 18:33:29   Subject: Metal detecors.
I've just got a Maplin Detector it seems OK but I've yet to put it to a practical test.
Topic: How does it happen?
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/08/2013 21:30:21   Subject: How does it happen?
Hmm was it as bad as the Dr Who story the Green Death which seemed to be set in abandoned workings.
Topic: Pelton Wheel?
crl50

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/07/2013 17:24:18   Subject: Pelton Wheel?
Bottom of this page is a remarkably similar looking device by Gilkes.

http://www.farfieldmill.org/index.php?id=heritage
Topic: Unknown Plateway - any suggestions?
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/06/2013 22:19:05   Subject: Unknown Plateway - any suggestions?
Superb image.
Topic: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/05/2013 22:16:38   Subject: The Somme, Secret Tunnel Wars.
There was a good documentary a few years ago called 'One of Our Mines IsMissing' it followed EOD engineers trying to find a lost mine on Vimy ridge it's well worth watching.

http://www.yout
Topic: The Somme, secret tunnel wars
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/05/2013 22:16:38   Subject: The Somme, Secret Tunnel Wars.
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Mining was used extensively in the time of King John in his battles in Normandy and later in England. In the latter case, specifically sieges at Rochester and Dover castles.[/qu
Topic: Any ideas?
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/05/2013 07:43:13   Subject: Any ideas?
This may help explain some things.

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/DrillingAPentagonalHole/

Here's some Maths.

http://www.engin.umich.edu/research/wumrc/sm_wu/papers
Topic: Do you upload photos to the internet?
crl50

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 29/04/2013 18:57:45   Subject: Do you upload photos to the internet?
What is the best thing for cheaply watermarking photos?
Topic: Subterranea
crl50

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 29/03/2013 11:57:32   Subject: Subterranea
I'm certainly interested in them.
Topic: Subterranea
crl50

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/03/2013 23:29:22   Subject: Subterranea
Cold war sounds good to me what have you got?
Topic: have we got any solicitors on here?
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/03/2013 08:16:54   Subject: have we got any solicitors on here?
Hi Paul

I got made redundant last year & a month later the company folded but I still got all my redundancy & accumalated holiday pay via a government scheme, but I did have to fill in some
Topic: The first use of gunpowder in mining
crl50

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 24/02/2013 12:46:33   Subject: The first use of gunpowder in mining
When asked to officially destroy a small magazines contents of black powder because it could no longer be kept, we were provided with an unusual container to do it in & fortunatley in a very remote pl
Topic: Ironstone Walk
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/12/2012 19:01:40   Subject: Ironstone Walk
The line out north from Corby to Shotley & other pits is crossed many times by public footpath & in one place the footpath goes along it, also the under bridge were it crossed the lane to Harringworth
Topic: Ironstone Walk
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/12/2012 21:47:13   Subject: Ironstone Walk
The Country park at Irchester is a good walk as well.
Topic: Iron Ore
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/12/2012 20:37:35   Subject: Iron Ore
I curse the stuff when ever I dig the garden with great lumps of it coming up so there must still be a lot in Northants.
Topic: Northants ironstone railways
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/10/2012 19:41:50   Subject: Northants ironstone railways
I don't seem to have a pm from you.
Topic: Northants ironstone railways
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/10/2012 00:14:54   Subject: Northants ironstone railways
Anyone wants a copy of what I've done so far just pm me & I'll send a copy minus a few locations.
Topic: Northants ironstone railways
crl50

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/10/2012 22:01:50   Subject: Northants ironstone railways
I've been slowly plotting theses old lines in a Google Earth overlay, done with help from Alan Pack & others involved in the working of them & later restoration of the land.

Work on it has
Topic: Alternative to oldmaps.co.uk?
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/08/2012 22:45:45   Subject: Alternative to oldmaps.co.uk?
This site isn't to bad http://www.npemap.org.uk/

Topic: New event added 'Exhibition @ Brixworth Library.' on 28/07/2012 at 00:00
crl50

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/08/2012 12:45:45   Subject: New event added 'Exhibition @ Brixworth Library.' on 28/07/2012 at 00:00

My apologies but if you had you clicked the Full Event link you get to a nice map showing exactly where Brixworth is on the A508 near Northampton.
Topic: New event added 'Exhibition @ Brixworth Library.' on 28/07/2012 at 00:00
crl50

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/08/2012 17:27:53   Subject: New event added 'Exhibition @ Brixworth Library.' on 28/07/2012 at 00:00
I went to this exhibition today, it's small but lots of photos & information.
Topic: New event added 'Exhibition @ Brixworth Library.' on 28/07/2012 at 00:00
crl50

Forum: Events   Posted: 03/08/2012 17:24:32   Subject: New event added 'Exhibition @ Brixworth Library.' on 28/07/2012 at 00:00
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: Exhibition @ Brixworth Library.[/b]

[b]Date & time: 28/07/2012 at 00:00[/b]

Details: AN EXHIBITION on the
Topic: Time Team
crl50

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/07/2012 21:30:49   Subject: Time Team
Surely they need to find a broken bracelet to make it a ritual site :lol:
Topic: photo stitching
crl50

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 28/07/2012 21:28:33   Subject: photo stitching
Best I've used so far for photo stitching is the application that comes with Canon cameras, it did a much better job than photoshop.

Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/05/2012 19:10:25   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
Does anyone have a good set of old Northants maps I've done a lot of work on my GE kmz file showing all the old lines & quarries but still havea long way to go, I was using old maps a lot in my resear
Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/05/2012 22:50:57   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
I've tried a few other ways of getting maps including a piece of free sofware called Quo, while not bad software it don't give required detail.

I'm really peeved I was using old-maps to hel
Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/05/2012 21:00:07   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
Looking at the map manager in the software it's giving me the option to buy:

OS 1:25000 1:50000 current maps
OS 1805 - 1874
OS 1896 - 1904
OS 1919 - 1926
OS 1945 - 1948<
Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/05/2012 19:52:25   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!

Does anyone else here use Anquet Maps http://www.anquet.com/ they have a range of proper digital OS maps from 1805 through to the latest editions, I like it because it syncs with my GPs so I can
Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2012 10:28:56   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
I used it for a lot of research but also as a bit of a try before you buy site & have bought a number of maps from them but probably won't do anymore, as has been said if you can't see what you are bu
Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2012 23:39:48   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
There is a lot of OS digital mapping data free to download or order on CD also free of charge via the Opendata service.

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendatadownload/products.html
Topic: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
crl50

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/05/2012 19:55:41   Subject: Old-Maps won't enhanced zoom!
If you need Northamptonshire there is the County council online mapping service at http://maps.northamptonshire.gov.uk & it does have some historical coverage, works a lot better thatn old maps as you
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