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 January 2024

End of 2023 Update

 In the last few weeks of 2023 we completed the levelling up of No9's frame using a very precise level, the cleaning of all 6 axleboxes in the washer and attached the supports for the new stretcher. John Hunt will complete the welding of the stretcher in the new year.  The bolts will then be replaced with rivets. We also lit a few Shed (people) warming fires!

This was used at all points on the frame and is very precise.

Axlebox getting a wee clean.

Cleaned axleboxes on LH side of frame

Angles protected for new stretcher. It's amazing what we can source from stock.

Mag drill attached. The rope allowed for accurate positioning and as a safety feature.

 LH angle secured with bolts for new stretcher. Bolts will be replaced with rivets. The next job.

RH angle for new stretcher.

Outside frame view of bolts holding angle for new stretcher.

Approved and very welcome!

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