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 20 February 2012

more new platework for the boiler

More progress has taken place on the boiler with the forming of the last piece of new plate work.

Above is the basis of the new throatplate formed using the same method as the door plate shown previously.

Our latest collection of metal. Not a pile of scrap but the formers used to create the firebox platework. These are now available for any GWR loco owning group who require new platework for a std No 14 boiler. 
We also understand that the doorplate is the same on a std No 10 boiler.

The last part of the jigsaw puzzle. This is the final former used in forming the throatplate. It is used to turn the lip back to meet the underside of the boiler barrel.

Here are the old and new throatplates sit side by side. The new plate in the former is ready for heating to form the flange to meet the boiler barrel. This flange can be seen standing up from the old throatplate in the foreground.

The view from underneath, here you can see where the plate needs heating and dressing down to meet the former, thus forming the flange for riveting to the boiler barrel.

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