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 12 March 2014

7th to 9th March 2014 - Toddington

                                                     INSURANCE STEAM TEST

 On Friday, paired with a Hawksworth tender kindly loaned by the
 7903 group, 7820 is prepared for her steam test

Steam up and blowing off
Final setting of the safety valves is undertaken during the steam test

  Measurements for the spacer tubes on the safety valves
 can now be taken, manufactured and fitted once the
steam test is complete
With the gauge at 225 p.s.i., 7820 passes her steam test with flying colours
         On Saturday, 7820 stands in the sunshine in the company of 5542.
        Running plating is being refitted whilst final setting of the
 piston valves is undertaken
   A new lubrication pipe is manufactured for fitting to the
regulator box inside the smoke box

  Steam chest cladding, which should have been fitted prior
   to the boiler being lifted in, has been modified to allow
it to be fitted after installation of the boiler

Steam pipe casing is cleaned ready for fitting

Steam pipe casing and seat hinges being prepared for fitting
    Inside the shed, 4270 will join 7820 as part of the GW steam
 fleet whilst work has started on 7903's 10 year overhaul

                                 Plenty to do when 7820 is back in service as 2874, one of DML
                               Group's Churchward 2-8-0's, waits its turn in the restoration queue.
                                               So if you are at a loose end for a few years,
                                                           you know where we are!!!!!!!!!!!!

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