Battery Loco rebuild

Submitted by webmaster.sdr on Sat, 01/23/2021 - 21:31
No.5 JACKY battery box and fan removed
No.5 JACKY battery box and fan removed

SADMC battery mining loco No.5 JACKY is now in the workshops at Low End for another rebuilding project. This time it has been decided to remove the cooling fan motor from the control cubicle as it is not really needed and uses a lot of battery power.

Also a brand new battery box is being fabricated from sheet steel and this will be slightly larger and will become the standard box for new build battery locomotives, of which one (No.6) will soon be constructed.

A new SADMC locomotive livery is being devised and this will be applied as follows:

  • Bodywork: Ochre Brown
  • Battery box: Capri blue
New battery box made for No.5 JACKY
New battery box made for No.5 JACKY