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Re: Trivia Investigation Team

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Yes, definitely, but which particular bit..... :dunno:

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Looks like this was the place, one picture almost identical to yours:

https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/i ... 7gXIhYYC00

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That was it ! :) Though I can't see the similar picture in your link. Maenofferen was in a lot better condition when I went though. So sad to see the damage.

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This was the picture I meant, number 29 down from the top:
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That'll be a 'normal' cut tunnel involving blood, sweat, and tears :)

One of my memories from (possibly) there, was walking along a tunnel just like that and seeing a series of openings around knee height and about 2' across. On peering into one of those openings, I found I was looking into a slate cavern from the top. The torches were hopeless at filling the void :shock: Bit of a ring twitcher :lol:

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Yes the difference in the walls is clear, it was the very similar set of colours that convinced me! :)

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Try this from Flickr, North Wales and described as

Tunnel Boring 1860
Abercwmeiddaw Slate Quarry, Corris, North Wales, UK
Remains of tunnel boring Machine (Hunter)1860

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Ooh this is better



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.and this is a superb close up of the grooves, almost like tracks on a long player



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That's a different place, but may well have been the same actual machine that made the bores :) Ta for the link, might have to go there one day in the indeterminate future :-D

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bobins wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 21:16
That's a different place, but may well have been the same actual machine that made the bores :) Ta for the link, might have to go there one day in the indeterminate future :-D
Definitely one for the specialist interest fan this little piece goes on for 49 pages on "The Hunter Machines" at about Page 28 it starts on the tunneling machines with pics and diagrams as well as the verbage.

eg the double tunneler
the hunter machines
the hunter machines
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forgot the link :-D
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Per ... -Illus.pdf
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 21:33

Definitely one for the specialist interest fan this little piece goes on for 49 pages on "The Hunter Machines" at about Page 28 it starts on the tunneling machines with pics and diagrams as well as the verbage.

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As they say in the Den, I'm out!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 21:34

As they say in the Den, I'm out!! :-D
Have a glass of Slate on me Mick you've done very well! Looks like a nice stout!
Bottle
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Draught
Image
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 21:33

Definitely one for the specialist interest fan this little piece goes on for 49 pages on "The Hunter Machines" at about Page 28 it starts on the tunneling machines with pics and diagrams as well as the verbage.

eg the double tunneler

Image

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https://www.aditnow.co.uk/documents/Per ... -Illus.pdf

Ooooh, lovely. A little evening reading with a glass (or 2 8-[ ) of whisky coming up. Ta :)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 21:34
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 21:33

Definitely one for the specialist interest fan this little piece goes on for 49 pages on "The Hunter Machines" at about Page 28 it starts on the tunneling machines with pics and diagrams as well as the verbage.

Regards Neil
As they say in the Den, I'm out!! :-D

Why's that, Mick ? It's not as if it's boring :-D