Once our wheel sets arrived at South Devon Engineering, the work soon started to remove the old tyres - this involves moving the complete axles around the workshop and a large overhead crane  certainly helps.  

The wheels are each...

Whilst may be not directly involving 2874, Dapol have announced a limited edition 4mm scale model of 7820 Dinmore Manor. The locomotive will be produced in lined BR MT lined Black livery with a Churchward 3500 gallon tender, and will be  as...

Following the grit blasting of the frames we have been taking every oppoprtunity the weather gives us to get more paint onto protect the clean metal from rust.

A rare pair of fine days on Friday and Saturday 6th...

Progress continues on the new cab – the picture illustrates the old saying “measure twice, cut once” – here three of the volunteers are trying to make the original metalwork fit to the new plates that have been prepared –...

Thursday 26th November saw the wheel sets loaded onto a lorry and delivered to South Devon Engineering on the following day. These were grit blasted along with the frames so they are better for the contractors to work on –...

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