When Ady sent in his original submission, the ERS
Team suggested to him - with guidance from Ian - of reworking it so that it carried on from the previous volume, which would
see what happened to Donald following his overhaul. Ady was only happy to!
SMASH AND GRAB
After coming back
from his overhaul, Donald is given Duck’s passenger duties, much to Douglas’s annoyance. The next day after some
minor troubles made them late leaving, the Twins receive mixed-up signals and crash in to each other in the yard. Donald and
Douglas’s tender ends up damaged so a swap is made, leaving Douglas running with his twin’s tender while Donald
goes back to the works. Both twins end up being very cross with one another.
A music festival comes to Arlesburgh and
the branch line becomes very busy. The twins are tasked with taking the last two trains on the final day. However, when Douglas
takes his train, he finds he has no sand in his sand boxes and gets stuck on the hill. The next day, Donald explains that
the temporary fireman must have got confused as he had filled his sand boxes instead of Douglas's…
A SPRING AND A BUFFER
The twins remain cross
each other after the ‘sand’ incident, making life difficult for the others. Oliver and Blandford decide to get
Donald to take a special ballast train away from the branch line for the day, hoping this would let the twins think about
things. Meanwhile BoCo, taking a train on Edward’s branch line, feels a funny rail joint but forgets all about it. However,
when he and Donald pair up to take the special down the line, the rail joint causes one of Donald’s springs to break,
leading to him derailing and one of his buffers to be wrenched off. Douglas comes to see him if he’s alright, but Donald
reacts crossly to him and the pair remain at loggerheads.
The twins have become very unhappy
about their falling out, but neither wants to apologise. Toad the brake van suggests they need a diversion of some sort, but
neither he nor Oliver can think of one. Some days later, Donald is at the Works station after repairs, when the River Hoo
Bridge suffers from the wet weather, leaving several trains stranded. With the big engines unable to use the Ballehoo loop,
Donald suggest he and Douglas take two trains in one go. Over the next few days the Twins work hard, ensuring the services
should continue. The twins make up without needing to say anything, and are a happy pair of Scottish engines when they get
back to Tidmouth.