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 4 November 2013

Riley & Son 01.11.13 - A major milestone is reached

                                                                  The Boiler

The front tube plate with all the tubes fitted has the live steam flanges blanked off ready for hydraulic test

An overall view of the boiler with the live steam flanges similarly blanked off on the firebox backhead
For the first time in nine and a half years the boiler registers pressure of 45 lbf per sq.in as it is filled with mains water. The hydraulic test will be followed by a steam test and inspection by our insurance boiler inspector prior to being despatched to Tyseley.

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