7820 Dinmore Manor - The Blog

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.

Sunday 15 September 2013

Tuesday September 3rd, 2013 - Riley & Son

The Boiler

The top of the firebox is having ten new crown stays fitted as work on the boiler approaches

New plate work has been fitted in the fire hole door area and the flanges for the back head fitting have been blanked off as the time approached for a hydraulic test


  1. when is this project likely to be finished, as it doesn't seem to far off? it was supposed to be going to the GWSR by September, and as a working volunteer there, I can't wait to see it, any ideas when it is likely to turn up now?

  2. Like any loco overhaul it will be finished when its done. The boiler is due to be tested and returned to the frames during October. Then its final assembly and pipework, which is sure to take 2-3 months if all goes well.