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.

Sunday 15 September 2013

August 31st, 2013 - Tyseley

Blast Pipe
The blast pipe nozzle has been freed of a number of broken bolts which were rusted in. The nozzle is now ready for machining to slightly increase the diameter to improve efficiency
The Chassis
The driving wheels are being rubbed down in readiness for finishing coats of paint
The cylinder covers have received a coat of heat resistant paint prior to refitting of the various pieces of cladding
With the cylinder cover painted, the drain cocks have been fitted with the drain pipes

The left connecting rod has been trial fitted but requires new friction washers on the little end before coupling to the cross head
Between the frames looking back, the middle driving wheel axle is now complete with eccentric straps and rods ready for valve setting

Looking towards the front of the engine, the weigh bar shaft, lifting links and expansion links are all in place with split pins fitted
In the area which will be occupied by the ash pan, the new hopper door crank spindle has been fitted with the cranks temporarily in place
Musical Accompaniment
The days work at Tyseley was accompanied by some Maybach music as the two M.D.655 engines of D1015 Western Champion were run up in readiness for a railtour

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