Despite no updates for several weeks work has not stopped in fact you could say we have been so busy working on the engine it has left no time for pictures and words to be uploaded. So below is a summary of all that has been going on to get 7820 back into steam.
The completly overhauled reverser reday for mounting back into the cab. A lot less play now all the components have been refurbished and renewed where necessary. Hope fully this should give a nice quiet ride in the cab.
Line boring the new bushes in the brake pull rods.
Bogie frame stripped cleaned and painted, all thats needed now is the overhauled wheel sets and axle boxes and it can start to go back together.
Just in case you though cleaning and painting had been completed the seemingly limitless supply of parts continues to be processed.
Bogie wheel sets receiving attention, just like the driving wheels only on a smaller scale.
With the bogie out the last bit of the main frames under the cylinder block has been cleaned and painted.
Complete set of overhauiled fitted bolts for the weighbar shaft bearings and the bridle rod roller.