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.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Rewheeling has begun with the fitting of the overhauled axleboxes to the wheel sets.
Next job is to hang the springs and then slot each axle into place in the frames using the wheel drop.
This will enable the bogie to be removed for overhaul.