Things have moved along very quickly in the last year at the Crowle Peatland Railway a 3ft gauge railway based in North Lincolnshire, our new workshop was constructed early last year. We had a delivery of sleepers and rail delivered. Our Schoma locomotives have also been moved in to the new workshops and track laying has commenced. The Simplex is currently at the local college, and is coming on well! Our new workshop! Our delivery of sleepers and rail. Simplex 40s302's frame has received a coat of paint. The engine has faired well to say its been out on the moors for 20+ years! Cylinder bores look well. Now the Schomas diesel hydraulics.. 5220 "The Thomas Buck" Just before being put back on the rails.. Back on the rails! And we have very kindly been giving the original nameplate (Thanks to Evergreen Horticulture) We have been focusing on 5220 "The Thomas Buck" We have been doing a lot of work on the loco including tidying up and sorting out electrics so they are working correctly. Removing the sand boxes, doors have been removed, cracked glass has been removed. We have just finished refurbishing the starter motor as it was sluggish, so we dissembled it, cleaned it up and greased the gears, put it back on and it worked a treat! The next work on the loco shall be removing the bonnet so that we can tidy it up ready for painting and also so that we can service the engine.. It is in need of some TLC. Here is 5220 ticking over after installing the refurbished starter motor..