|"Fowler 0-4-2T Saccharine at Oak Tree"|
|"Bagnall's Best: Isibutu"|
|"Peckett Pair: Triassic & Liassic"|
|"Half Empty Roundhouse"|
Myself & Phil soon fired up the 'Plymouth' diesel locomotive and began shunting "Isibutu". She would be the next engine to head to Statfold Junction. The loco was turned by hand on the turntable (and she is heavy!) before the 'Plymouth' began with the shoving. I rode on the footplate of the big Bagnall as Phil pushed with the diesel from behind. The diesel certainly roared as the bulk of "Isibutu" was marched up the steep hill to the running shed. Once secured, the 'Plymouth' returned to Oak Tree with Phil & Tom whilst I stayed at Statfold and began cleaning out the Corpet's firebox. With the grate clean and the tubes, water level, fusible and smokebox checked, I laid a light covering of wood across the grate and mixed it with paraffin-soaked rags. A final layer of wood was thrown on top and then left ready for the morning. The strike of a single match will then get the Corpet straight into action at 6am tomorrow! The remainder of the day saw me cleaning the frames and Brown valve gear of our steed for tomorrow: the Corpet: whilst other locomotives slowly arrived on the shed frontage, pushed by the 'Plymouth'. I eventually left at 5:30pm after a tiring afternoon, but I am so looking forward to the morning: first steam of 2014! Best Regards, Sam...