Engine Plates is a magazine story.
People from the local newspaper are at Brendam Bay and Bill and Ben are really excited about being featured in the newspaper. The next day, the newspaper features an article about the clay pits, but Bill and Ben aren't even mentioned. Next Monday, it rains hard and the twins struggle to get to the china clay to the porcelain factory. They arrive in good time and to say thank you, the factory manager commissions some porcelain plates of Bill and Ben's faces that he is sure will be great sellers.