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.

Wednesday 19 March 2014

16th March 2014 - Toddington

                                                       ALL STEAMED UP
     The tender of 9017 has arrived at Toddington and is receiving
 some attention both internally and externally

  7820 is still paired with the Hawksworth tender and is in light steam
      as attention is focussed on the lubrication system in readiness for her first
 move under her own power

                            Having lifted the engine to the correct height above rail level by
                            adjusting the spring hanger bolts, the crucial task of weighing
                                                       each axle load is undertaken

       With volunteers crawling all over the engine and underneath,
          jacks under the buffer beam and in light steam, quite correctly
       the lamp bracket carries the warning instruction to all that

                               Finally, late on Saturday afternoon in the fading light and with
                               cylinder cocks open, she moves triumphantly along the yard under
                              her own power after nearly 10 years of storage and restoration.
                                                   Some finishing work is required but
                                              DINMORE MANOR is alive and kicking!!!

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