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 18 February 2014

Friday & Saturday, 14th & 15th February 2014 - Tyseley Locomotive Works

                                                             IN THE WORKS

On the final weekend at Tyseley, members of the working party continue fitting the multitude of pipes, fittings and plating to the cab

                               In her new unlined black livery, 7820 is prepared to leave Tyseley
                                                                  for her new home

Final fitting out and steam testing will take place on the G-W
railway after which final lagging of steam pipes and covers
will be undertaken 
Smoke box door fitted, cab windows being installed - nearly ready to depart


                    Some of the working party members, without whose tireless efforts
                     weekend after weekend 7820 would not have reached this point in her
                    overhaul, gather in front of the engine with smiles all round.
                   Thanks also go to the staff of Tyseley Locomotive Works whose
                   friendship over the past months will be sorely missed.

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