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.

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Return to work after the holidays.

The lads get back into the cleaning and painting of the cladding. Work on most of the small pieces has now reached the stage of undercoating with the final two large pieces of cylinder cladding being cleaned and prepared for paint in the shot above.

Meanwhile in the workshops the axle box pins were being completed. Here one of the new pins in being pilot drilled using a gash bolt in the T-link to keep everything centered.

After pilot drilling the pin is removed from the T-link and drilled to put a lead on the holes

The result: 6 new pins ready for the dished hole for the securing bolt to be machined in.

The last operation using a specially ground shaped cutter to make the dished locating hole for the securing bolt.

At last the six new pins are finished and ready for installation when the loco is rewheeled.

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