This blog will follow the heavy overhaul of 7820 through to its return to steam. The chassis is being overhauled at Tyseley Locomotive Works whilst the boiler is being overhauled at Ian Riley's workshops.
We are working hard every weekend to bring together the hundreds of small pieces that require refurbishing to get the loco back into working order. Follow us to keep up todate with the weekly progress and who knows if you like the look of what you see you may even be tempted to join us and help put 7820 back in action.
Friday, 16 March 2012
All main driving wheels refitted
7820 with all her driving wheels refitted. The bogie should come out in the next week or so to be overhauled.
Between the frames all the efforts of the volunteers can be seen in the paintwork and the overhauled spring gear.