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 4 December 2012

Refitting parts to the chassis and a boiler update

Following many months of cleaning and painting we have finally reached the point where parts are starting to go back on the re-wheeled frames. Below is a selction of the work carried out during early November.
Having had new end bushes made for the weighbar shaft time came to make a final clean of the ends of the shaft and carry out a final check on the dimensions.

Meanwhile in the cab the screw reverser has been refitted following its overhaul.

We are now into cleaning, and overhauling all the smaller fittings. Above is a selection,

Meanwhile up north the boiler continues to progress. It now looks like a boiler again with all the new platework fitted and riveted in place. Drilling and tapping for the stays is progressing well.

Soon after refitting the screw reverser the bridal rod is back in place with its new roller and treated to a final top coat of gloss black.

The first stage of overhauling all the fittings is to clean them up so they can be easily
 inspected for wear and damage.

Good news on the drain cocks, after cleaning, inspection revealed only one new piston required with the other five only needing a light fettle and lapping to make them ready for refitting.

Final tweaks to the new weighbar shaft bearings to ensure the grease gets distributed along the bearing surface once fitted.

The merry band hard at work.

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