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.

Monday 11 November 2013

Thursday 7th November 2013 - Riley and Son

The Boiler

Our Insurance Company boiler inspector keeps a watchful eye on the boiler as steam pressure
                                                                     is raised

A little gentle firing is undertaken as the pressure gauge creeps up the dial
The safety valve is adjusted as the boiler pressure reaches the 225lbf/sq.in.
With the pressure gauge showing 225 lbf/sq.in., the safety valve feathers steam for the first time in nine and a half years.'Some of the finest boiler work he had seen in a while' was the boiler inspectors remark.
With a job well done and the steam test successfully completed, the team at Riley's pose for a picture
with 7820's boiler in the background.

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