D8098 has continued to run in service this spring/summer and as usual is pretty reliable.
The loco was given a thorough 'D' exam during the spring period before the main running season started which allowed us to sort out lots of little niggles and problems. The buffers were all changed for some spares we had and the old ones are being sent back to Oleo for refurbishment. We also cleared all the accumulated junk that had been "stored" years ago in the nose end.
The loco could really do with a repaint but time and shed space have precluded that this year.