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

3 November 2023

Buffers & levelling.

 Buffers have been given an undercoat, re-built with the springs and cottar pins, and put back on the frame. The springs were placed in the housing and pressure applied to allow the cottar pin to be inserted. Along with the coupling hook they were re-attached to the buffer beam. Next was No 9's frame re-siting in the Shed. She is now at the back of 2 road. This allows Ivatt Class 2 46464's chassis and boiler to be next to the outside world where they will be re-united in the future. The frame of No 9 needs to be perfectly level to attach the new stretcher and axle boxes etc and we used the Enerpac to start this process.

Eccentrics and buffers with undercoat of light grey!
Buffer, spring & housing re-united. A squeeze needed to insert cottar pin.

No 9  - buffer complete and ready to go back on beam.

Buffers & coupling hook back on.

Shunt to re-locate frame to back of 2 road in progress.

Frame now at back of 2 road. Ivatt now next to door.

Levelling up the frame with the Enerpac.

Levelled up. Steel will take place of the wooden block.