Making new bushes for the T-links in the lathe. These are made from thick wall tube of the appropriate grade skimmed down on the outside to have a few thou interferance fit in theT-link hole and machined out internally back to drawing size ready for new pins.
New bushes are pushed into the T-links using the flypress. The old bushes and pins were worn oval from 80000 miles supporting the weight of the loco.
Refurbished T link ready for use in the bottom of the axle boxes. The new pins shown in an earlier posts (19th Dec and 10th Jan) fit through the top of the T link and connect the link to the axle boxes, with the bolt seen in the above picture locating in the dimple machined in the centre of the pin.
Meanwhile the leaf springs hang from a pin (yet to be made) which passes therough the buckle in the centre of the spring and the new bush in the lower end of the T-link thus connecting everything together.
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