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 7 October 2014

7th October 2014 - Tender Progress

       Whilst 'Dinmore Manor' travels far and wide in this
                    green and pleasant land, in a little corner of Gloucestershire
      that is forever Swindonian, slow but steady progress
 is being made on her 'new' tender
           Life expired piping from the tender is being sorted to act
     as patterns for new pipework. A section connecting to
 the vacuum cylinder, which is also being replaced,
 looks a little worse for wear

The section connecting to the reservoir cylinder
will be remanufactured


Two sections of steam heating pipe to be replaced

                                        On the brake shaft, the heavily corroded bearing sleeves
                                                                 have been removed

On the brake hangers, the dowel pins that hold the
pads that restrict the brake blocks movement
have been removed so that new pads can be fitted

One of the old pads can been seen after removal
from the brake hanger. 50 years of rust and corrosion
made them stubborn to remove
The supporting angle iron that stretches across the
  main frames and supports a host of pipes just behind
and below the drag box has been straightened and
trial fitted

Some of the new plate work and stiffeners for the
drag box are being trial fitted

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