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 25 November 2013

Saturday, 23rd November 2013 - Tyseley

Boiler Progress
The firebox has had the expansion brackets bolted in place and new angle iron spacers are being drilled and fitted to space off the cladding. The weld seam where the new lower plate work has been joined to the original is clearly visible 

The jigsaw puzzle of copper pipes for the cab fittings are laid out ready to fit -  all we need is  
                                              an unsuspecting soul to volunteer to fit them!!!

Removing blanks from the firebox after the steam test  to allow assembly of the cab fitting - best done with the boiler empty!!

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