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.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
bogie overhaul begins
With the frames back on the driving wheels the bogie has benn removed and is being stripped.
Tyres will be turned an the axle boxes overhauled.
Lots of parts to clean inspect and repaint ready for reassembly.