Dinmore Manor Locomotive Limited, Locomotives, 7820 'Dinmore Manor' and 3850, 3845, 2874
Latest News 19th June 2012
Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd.
Owners of ex BR (W) 7820 'Dinmore Manor' and ex GWR Heavy Freight Locomotives No. 2874, 3845 & 3850
3850's restoration was completed in 2006 and the locomotive is now regularly operating trains on the West Somerset Railway having covered some 48,000 miles to date.
After nine years and 78,635 miles on the West Somerset Railway between 1995 and 2004, 7820 is now at Tyseley Locomotive Works, Birmingham, for overhaul. The boiler from 7820 is at Riley & Son, Bury under contract repair.
Recent additions 2874 & 3845 are both now store in at our restoration base in the midlands awaiting restoration
Our plans for the next 11 years are listed below which of course we continuously monitor and amend in the light of changing circumstances.
1. To keep 3850 running with the existing boiler until 2016.
2. To have Dinmore Manor in working order for the 2012 season.
3. To use earnings from 3850 and 7820 in 2012- 2016 to repair a boiler from either 2874 or 3845 for use on 3850. See 4 below.
4. To swap boilers on 3850 in 2016 to obtain maximum life from the chassis.
5. To obtain missing components for 2874 and 3845 so that both can eventually be restored to working order.
6. To use earnings from 3850 and 7820 in 2016-2022 to repair either 2874 or 3845, before Dinmore Manor’s next overhaul becomes due.
7. To repair the remaining engine as and when funding and demand allow.
COMING SOON: Our new look website, in the mean time all the latest news can be found on the Dinmore Manor Blog, link below!
New 'Dinmore Manor' Overhaul Blog Launched, available HERE
First trial fitting of the new throatplate at Riley & Son Engineering, a superb fit.
Hot hard work as 7820's new doorplate is formed by hand at Tyseley Locomotive Works
The first of two form tools required to make the new platework for 7820's boiler, this being the doorplate, awaiting forming to shape.
7820's wheelsets now cleaned and painted after many weekends of effort by our volunteers, they are to be re-installed in the frames within weeks.
The leading wheelset from 7820 being re-profiled at Tyseley Locomotive Works
Some of the merry gang of DML volunteers present at Tyseley during one of our June working parties, more volunteers are always made most welcome!
A view of 7820's boiler at Riley & Sons in the process of having the copper door and tubeplates re-fitted on the 20th of May. Please help us to complete this extensive (and expensive!) overhaul on time by sponsoring a stay or tube
A 3D pre-production drawing of a GWR Drawhook of which DMLL will be producing a batch of shortly.
Some of our volunteers hard at work prepping and painting 7820's frames at Tyseley Loco Works on the 14th of May
3850, shortly to be returning to the West Somerset Railway, heads away from Loughborough during one of many popular photo charters since being re-painted into BR livery.
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 has just had her annual boiler certification completed and passed at Minehead. She is notw in use throught December on Santa and Festive Season trains.
GB productions have very kindly put together a new DVD in their 'Loco Profile' series focussing on and in support of Dinmore Manor Locomotive Limited. The DVD features 7820 and 3850 throughout in action on the WSR and GCR, including footplate shots aboard 3850 whilst at the GCR last winter. £5 from each DVD sale goes directly into 7820's overhaul fund. To order a copy of this fine production please follow this LINK
Stay and Tube appeal for Dinmore Manor now launched! Help us to return 7820 to steam on target in 2012 by sponsoring boiler tubes and stays.
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.
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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