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 2 August 2015

Saturday, 1st August 2015 - Tender Brake Gear

    DMLG's recently acquired lathe positioned and wired
up ready for use in the machining area

The turning section after reorganisation of this area

                               The Colchester Triumph 2000 lathe enters service and soon
                                shows a prodigious capacity to remove metal compared to
                                                               our previous machine

                               Not to be outdone, our other Colchester lathe is used to
                                trial a mandrel designed to assist in the machining of the
                                  outside diameter of bushes. Each bush has to be carefully
                                tailored to fit the component and, to ensure the correct interference
                                     fit is achieved, requires repeat adjustment of it's size