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.

Thursday 7 June 2012

A busy working day

New bushes and pins made and fitted to the brake gear. Whilst bushing that from 7820 we are also working on the set to go under the second tender meaning that project is also progressing in the background.

A freshly painted replacement piece of cladding.

Cleaning the years of crud from the bogie components.

Cleaning the springs ready for oiling and refitting.

Apparently somebody said if you join the two blue wires together it will go.......