Our engineering department has now completed overhaul work on Kitson 5459 'Austin 1' which will be going out on hire shortly. Hudswell Clark 0-6-0T ' Jennifer' is now available for hire, so hopefully it (she) will be off in its travels shortly. Work on the boiler of our ex- NCB pannier 7754 is progressing well, with copper welding work to start shortly. This will be followed by re-tubing & new washout plugs. There is still a shortfall of cash to fund completion of the boiler, but the rest of the loco is virtually complete & it is hoped that it will be running next year. Now that our boilersmiths have successfully completed the boiler from 60007 they have turned their attention to the two small prairie boilers (5532 & 5539), both of which are major rebuilds. The rest of 5532 is finished & I believe that 5539 is well advanced at Barry. Our service fleet for the Winter period will be 7822, 5199 & 6430. Bob.