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.

Thursday 21 November 2013

Saturday, 16th November 2013 - Tyseley

The Boiler
                           With the smoke box now in place, 7820,s boiler was lit up and steamed.

From a makeshift footplate, John tends the fire
Things being to warm up.......

Pressure starts to rise......
Time to get the beans on!! Potatoes are roasting in the smoke box.........
and finally, mission accomplished as the volunteers tuck into a picnic courtesy of 7820
Totally bagged (some have to be wheeled into place), the team line up in front of what must be the most expensive cooker in the country!! Here's to the next time, egg bacon and sausage on the shovel?

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