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One day, the Fat Controller asks Thomas to look after the the steamworks while Victor is away. The Fat Controller warns Thomas to listen to Victor's instructions before the little engine leaves. Unfortunately, Thomas is too excited about his new job to listen to Victor.
As Victor puffs away, Spencer arrives. His shiny silver paintwork is scratched. Instead of asking Spencer what is wrong, Thomas tells Kevin to lift Spencer up on the hoist. Kevin isn't sure Spencer needs to go up on the hoist, but Thomas would not listen.
Then, Henry rolls in wheezing and sneezing. Thomas thinks Henry has been given the wrong sort of coal. Henry tries to tell him that he is wrong, but Thomas just won't listen. Then, Kevin whizzes over with Henry's coal and knocks into a big button that lifts Spencer up into the air as coal dust flies everywhere.
Just then, Victor arrives back at the steamworks and gets covered in coal dust, too. Thomas looks at Victor and then at the mess and the muddle. Thomas decides to apologise and offers to put everything right. So, Thomas and Victor listens carefully to each engine's problem and is able to fix them all.