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 22 October 2013

Small but essential items
The oil trimmings for the numerous oil reservoirs which lubricate the moving parts of the                    locomotive have be made in readiness for fitting

As the return of the boiler is imminent, attention has turned to cleaning the boiler expansion frame plates

A missing section of vacuum pipe has been located, inspected, cleaned and painted

The cab roof has been removed to facilitate fitting of the boiler and firebox and an opportunity taken to clean and paint it

Plating at the front end of the locomotive and over the steam chest has been finally secured in position

Cladding has been refitted to the rear of the cylinder casting

and to the front end
The Chassis
New wear pads have been welded to the brake beams in readiness for undertaking the last major job on the chassis - fitting the brake gear

The intermediate driving wheel brake beam has been fitted to the brake hanger and the safety chains fitted

and the rear brake beam has been similarly fitted. Pull rods, compensating links and barrel adjusters now need to be fitted before the brake blocks are attached.

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