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.

Saturday 8 September 2012

Frame progress

The axle boxes from the bogie have now all been cleaned and checked ready to put back on the wheel sets.

The vacuum reservoir cleaned checked and ready for top coat prior to reinstallation.

Bogie springs after cleaning and checking are painted in preparation for the bogie reassembly.

Whilst the Vacuum cylinder is out for over haul chsnce to clean and paint the last areas between the frames.

Scraping off the old paint from the front running plate.

The vacuum cylinder stripped and inspected, fortunately nothing a new seal and IR band will not put right for the next ten years.

Cleaning and painting the main bogie frame stretchers.

Lastlly a quick shot of the frames as the stood at Tyseley in August.