In 2002, Gordon told Salty to keep a distance away, but Salty then teases Gordon for being "too big for his buffers". Later, that night, he and Thomas teased Gordon as he left.
The next day, he was shunting some trucks when he saw James puff up. He began to tell James about his time at the London Brighton & South Railway, in which Cranky complained to Salty that he talked too much, and should consider himself wet. Salty ignored Cranky and tried to follow James around when he was trying to leave, only to fall into the sea. James then joked that he was "too big for his buffers".
Later, he was pulled out of the water by Judy and Jerome, and Thomas jokily asked if he enjoyed being back in the water. Salty then asked Thomas and James to tell Gordon that he was sorry. Sir Topham Hatt III came to inspect the damage, and told James to run the express duties while Gordon was at the works from his "tumble" incident.
Gordon was repaired a few days later and returned back to work, but was very unhappy with himself. Thomas cheered him up by saying that everyone makes mistakes. James told Gordon that Salty has apologised for all of his teasing and Gordon apologised for being "too big for his buffers." All three engines then gave a jolly toot.
In order of important roles
- Sir Topham Hatt III
- Judy and Jerome (do not speak)
- Bill and Ben (Ben only; cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (not named, do not speak)
- George Ignatchenko as Thomas and Cranky
- Thomas 'Edward' Henry as Salty, Gordon and Sir Topham Hatt III
- Andrew Homer as James
- This episode is the first episode to have only one location, not counting the indirect mention of Neil's Old Branch Line.