Progress on building new loco No.6

Submitted by andrew.sdr on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 01:41
Loco No.6 under construction pic 1
Loco No.6 under construction showing 3D drawing of cab in card

Low End Works can report good progress on the design and building of brand new battery mining loco No.6.

At this stage the loco footplate and roof profile have been finalised and manufactured from sheet steel, whilst the cab is still in the 3D drawing stage.

A traction engine steering wheel has been ordered from Forest Classics and delivery is awaited. This will be used as the loco power controller and will be positioned on a control panel to be mounted near the side door.

There will only be one cab door and this will be positioned on the port side (lake side) of the loco, which will always run cab-first from Beckfoot. This is the same as the other battery loco No.5.

Loco No.6 under construction pic 2
Another view No.6 under construction showing 3D drawing of cab in card