The Task in hand!

Work on the overhaul of Austerity No9 started in June 2019. The blog was started in June 2021 so photos and text will be added as the work progressed through that period. Because of the Covid pandemic work was interupted during that time but the intention is to restore Austerity No9 to working condition as an N.C.B locomotive in blue. Work continues.............

21 August 2021

Removing the motion.

In June and July we removed all the parts of the motion including 8 oil pots still in their NCB blue! All parts are in storage ready to be cleaned, repaired or replaced - probably a winter job.


Oil pots from motion, still in NCB blue. Injector still has some NCB blue as well!


Valve rods disconnected and slide bars where oil pots are located.

LH piston about to be removed.

LH piston removed. Very dry and with some rust on rings.

Before removing the LH piston we slackened the 4" nut on the RH piston. This was achieved by welding a tube to the box spanner.

Eccentric rods.

4 eccentric rods to be removed.

Eccentric rods disconnected.

Eccentric straps for removal.

4 eccentric straps and 1 rod on trolly! Hard work!

The 2 valve connecting rods (centre) and the RH & LH con rods with crossheads on either side.

Both con rods in pit!

 RH & LH big ends and slide bars.

All removed.

Piston valve rods gone along with all other motion.

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