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.............

2 October 2023

Buffers and hooks

 Good progress was made removing the buffers and draw hooks for examination and any repair work required. Slight damage to one buffer inner housing and a broken spring which will need replacing. Otherwise everything looks good. One bolt was reluctant to be freed and required heat and the rivet gun.


The one bolt that required heat, cutting off and the rivet gun teatment - bottom left!

Buffers at front of locomotive removed.

Front end - draw hook still to be removed.

Nick Thompson removing nut on draw hook.

After grit blasting old weld appeared.

Front end cleaned and protected.

Cleaned and protected.

Hooks, eccentrics, spring and buffers.

Buffers with spring - one waiting for a new one!

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