In a Muddle is a magazine story.
Bill and Ben are needed at the main station by the Fat Controller. He is short of engines and need their help in the yards. The twins shunt coaches and trucks in the yards but the other engines were snooty towards them. Especially Gordon, but they 'thought' that it was a scrapyard which made Gordon cross. The twins teased him all day. The trucks were being very tricky to the twins and began their tricks. Gordon's coaches ended up nowhere in sight! The twins let the trucks tell them where to put things and the yard became a terrible mess. Trucks were in the coaches' sidings while Gordon and his passengers were waiting impatiently. The twins found the coaches and rushed them over to Gordon. But by the time he left it was already twenty minutes late! The Fat Controller was very cross with the twins and sent them back to the quarry. Bill and Ben felt very foolish and sad.
- There seems to be a small black slash on one of the twins' face on the last illustration.