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 August 2013

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2013



                                                                     Valve Gear


With the problems arising when the gear was dismantled from incorrectly marked components, the eccentric straps and rods have been erected to complete the assembly of the valve gear.

Connecting Rods

With the rod under the press, a start can be made to get the big end bush out
Spacers are arranged to push out the bush
Everything ready for the first press to break the seal on the bush
Hold tight - here we go!!!
The bush almost out

The bush brass is now ready to have the old white metal removed and then re-metalled, machined and
                                              fitted back into the rod - simples!

Rods, bushes and gudgeon pins which will shortly be performing the task they were designed for.
Smoke Box Components
Meanwhile in a galaxy far, far way a new petticoat spinning has been fashioned to fit the new blower ring casting
With the petticoat and blower ring assembled, it is ready for a trial fit to the later style of Manor chimney fitted after the redrafting of the mid 1950's which transformed the steaming capabilities of engines once renowned for being shy on steam.

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