No 1 Tower  has  2 Winders both having a 3 deck cage for man riding (top mid bottom). The bottom deck has rails for material. The winders have 1 gearbox with 1 54amp motor with liquid controller and stator reverser. Braking is by Drum brakes. There are 4 winding ropes 2 balance ropes on a koepe winder over the drum (30ft on revolution of drum approx)

Control is by a Blacks controller for men and material with over speed overvwind control. There is a Mechanical and Electronic elctronic back up system.

Thanks goes to David icholson for the detail.


At thetime of the visit the shafts were being drilled ready for capping and the power supply cables to pit bottom cut and salvaged. Though the shafts themselves were fully functional.