7820 Blog: A new Blog following the Heavy General Overhaul of Dinmore Manor has been launched, the blog will feature weekly updates as the work required to return 7820 to steam progresses. It is available to view HERE
DRAWHOOKS, FINAL REMINDER!
Dinmore Manor Locomotive Limited are shortly to be producing a batch of GWR engine and tender drawhooks. This may well be a one off opportunity, Drawhooks will be based on GWR drawing No.91163B and be supplied machined and ready for use but without nut, screw coupling, links etc. Drawhooks will be formed by a traditional hot die forged stamping process using a modern equivalent steel. The material specification, production process and testing regime will be assessed by a Vehicle Acceptance Body, who will provide certification that the drawhooks are acceptable for use on ex-GWR locomotives in lieu of original items to drawing 91163B.
If you may be interested in a drawhook/s please register your interest AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as the order is to be placed very shortly by contacting Martin Ginger
With a heavy overhaul of 7820 well underway and the restoration of a tender from scrap yard condition advancing well, two recent additions to our locomotive stable awaiting restoration plus 3850 to keep in good order, additional members and willing volunteers are needed more than ever, there will never be a shortage of work to be done! Please Contact Us if you may be interested in joining a friendly bunch of volunteers at one of our regular working parties either at Tyseley Locomotive Works or our restoration base in the Midlands on the second and last Saturdays of each month, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and plenty of tea!
The new doorplate and firebox side sheets have now been formed at Tyseley and were delivered to Riley & Son on the 7th of November, the new throatplate is to follow shortly allowing the boiler work to recommence in earnest. Much progress has been made at Tyseley of late with 7820′s frames. Our volunteers have been very busy cleaning and painting the frames, wheels and valve gear components as well as overhauling the superheater header and measuring up valve gear components. Axlebox machining is well underway and once complete will allow the frames to be re-wheeled allowing the bogie to be removed for strip down and inspection/overhaul as required.
We have just launched a new sponsorship appeal to help meet the high costs of 7820′s boiler overhaul, further details HERE
A Thank You:
We would like to thank all at the Great Central Railway for their warm welcome and friendliness throughout our stay and hope we can work together again in the future.
Dinmore Manor Locomotive Limited now have a Flickr group, kindly set up by Kieran Hardy, with an ever growing collection of pictures of our engines, they can be found HERE
On the 21st of October we took delivery of the new Collet 3500 gallon tank that is to be fitted to tender T2928 which is currently under restoration. The bottom angle iron, a few bits of salvageable beading and lamp irons were retained from the original tank with the rest being an all new construction. All that remains to be done is to fit the toolboxes, water gauge, paint and fit to the chassis when required.
Located at our site in the midlands stored alongside 2874 having stopped off at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railways GWR 175 Celebrations last year en-route.
Is now in store at our site in the Midlands having been delivered in December. A number of missing parts, coupling rods, valve gear components etc. have been obtained recently and put into store.
With our locomotive fleet expanding additional members and volunteers are needed more than ever! Please Contact Us if you may be interested in joining a friendly bunch of volunteers at our regular working parties either at Tyseley or our restoration base in the Midlands.
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7820 Blog: A new Blog following the Heavy General Overhaul of Dinmore Manor has been launched, the blog will feature weekly updates as the work required to return 7820 to steam progresses. It is available to view HERE 3850:3850 has just had her annual boiler certification completed and passed at …