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 5 March 2012

Reassembly of the boiler begins

The new throat plate is being fitted to the boiler, initial trials indicate a good fit and enough excess around the edges to allow for final trimming.

The edges of the new throat plate will require fettling to ensure correct sizing of the water space and overlap with the new side plates.

The new throat plate fits the boiler well. The holes can be seen where the palm stays are attached.

Meanwhile the new door plate has been fitted and is being welded in place.

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