Did you end up buying and fitting any Peter's Spares' aftermarket T9 motor mounts and replacement Hornby rear brackets?
I've been out of the loop for a while. About the time this thread was active in October, I was about to undergo a major surgery which triaged my own intended T9 mazak inspection program to low priority indefinite hold.
Since recovered nicely, finally progressed it from the 'to do' list today.
To business. I've just lifted the lid on my T9s x2 moments ago. Both are in SR lined Olive, one from the "Imperial Airways Train Pack", the other from "1938 Southern Suburban Train Pack". Chalk and cheese. One is, well, ...I'll post a pic so you can see for yourself. That's how I found the fragments and remainder of the mount and rear motor bracket inside the loco! o.O OTOH, the other is intact, both parts, and appears structurally sound. I can't be absolutely 100% sure, but reasonably certain the dud was the loco included with the "1938 Suburban Train Pack", as the other was coupled in my display cabinet to the 8 wheel tender. See linked Photobucket image below. As memory serves, both were purchased within a twelve month window of one another time frame.
have known about this when they were flogging them off cheap. Even if not, their silence since has been unimpressively deafening.
I'll pick up a couple of replacement brass motor mounts from Peter's Spares this week, along with a rear bracket. Surmising the newer batch Hornby rear bracket parts must be sound if Peter's are selling them -as evidenced by the one fitted to the "Imperial Airways Train Pack" loco. Only need the one mount and bracket set at this juncture, but given the cost of shipping to AU, may as well amortise the postage. Mazak....ugh!