This week on Gondola I was aware that I had a problem in the engine room, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
There was enough fuel in the firebox.
Steam pressure looked good.
I’d oiled everything that needed oiling.
And then I realised what the problem was. You can probably spot it in the next picture.
That’s correct, I’d forgotten to drink my tea!
It’s important to keep the engineer fuelled as well as the engine you know.