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 16 January 2012

Progress at Tyseley on 7820, motion and other parts.

With the rear half of the frames ready for wheels attention turns to the front end. The bogie will come out for overhaul at the same time the main drivers are installed.

Meanwhile by the container work continues on cleaning, checking and painting the hundreds of motion parts ready for reassembly.

Some parts reqire more cleaning than others, here one of the spring hanger dics is subject to heavy duty cleaning.

The copper pipework is all being cleaned in preparation for annealing. This process softens the copper preventing vibrations, which it is subject to whilst in use, from causing cracks to form in the pipes.

Is that green topcoat I see on the rocker arms? Is this a clue to the livery or a plot to fool everyone and actually it will go black..........

In the sunlight you could be mistaken and think we are overhauling an LNER loco.

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