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.

Monday 27 April 2015

Progress on the Tender

 With the tender frames under cover at Toddington
 work progresses on the intermediate buffer beam

   Plate work is renewed in readiness for assembly
 of the new drag box
  A large number of components have
     been cleaned and painted. Seen here are
   the spring hanger rocker plates and the
    new sump cover manufactured for the well tank

 Welding repairs have been undertaken on the
 feed cock operating handles which had suffered
from years of corrosion

  One of the new bushes cooling after being heat
 shrunk onto the brake beams

                           The trailing brake beam all re-bushed and ready for finish painting

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