Work continues with what has essentially become an intermediate overhaul. The loco's wheels were sent to South Devon Railway Engineering Ltd last week to receive their new tyres, the valves are receiving attention, as are the axleboxes and horn guides which are all being refurbished. We (5029 Support Group & Loco Services Ltd) have also decided to fit mechanical lubrication to the Castle, as it provides better lubrication to the cylinders and valves compared to the current Hydrostatic System, as well as removing the human element of monitoring the hydrostatic lubricator. The mechanical lubricator to be fitted is from 7027 'Thornbury Castle', and will be overhauled by London & North Western Railway Heritage Co. Ltd. at Crewe. On the footplate, we will be adding a Steam Chest Pressure gauge and cab lighting, which will help the crews. Once the locomotive is back in one piece we can give her fresh coat of paint, in the form of 1950s British Railways "Cycling Lion" livery. As some of you are already aware, we are pleased to announce that the 5029 Support Group & Locomotive Services Ltd are in discussions with the Severn Valley Railway with a view of basing the loco there whilst away from mainline commitments. Discussions between both parties are at an early stage, but the indications are positive.