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.

Sunday 9 February 2014

Friday & Saturday, 7th and 8th February 2014.

                IN THE WORKS - The penultimate weekend

Tyseley's staff busy themselves fitting out the smoke box

The blast pipe and nozzle stand on a trolley in the foreground ready to be lifted
 into the smoke box

All the cladding now in place, the safety valve bonnet, whistles and feed pipe covers
 are the next items to be fitted
Work continues on the front end as the outside steam pipe joints are re-made
       One of the outside steam pipes now connected to the steam chest, saddle
          cladding in place and the snifting valve, hidden by the steam pipe, refitted.

Inside the smoke box, the regulator box, steam pipes from the regulator box to the
header, the superheater header, outside steam pipes from the header to the steam
 chest and the blastpipe have been installed
The joints on the superheater elements where they fit into the header are being cleaned

Preparation is made to install the superheater elements

Seen from the smoke box, four of the twelve superheater elements are ready to feed
 into the large boiler tubes

One by one the elements are fitted to the boiler
Meanwhile, rubbing down continues in readiness for painting

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