Hi guys. After work today I spent a few hours at Shackerstone. I performed a FTR examination on the GWR 2-8-0 No3803, ready for service this weekend. I also spent a bit of time in her firebox, clearing out all of the muck from last Sundays running. With all well the 38' was lit up ready for tomorrow. The warming fire would then be left to crackle away overnight, slowly heating the boiler up so as to prevent potentially harmful, hurried expansion. Other work going on included the boxing up of "Sir Gomer" following washout, prior to a steam test tomorrow. Thanks guys. Sam.