Find It Fix It Flog It (2016-2022): Season 2, Episode 19 - Episode #2.19 - full transcript

Henry and Simon visit a private railway. Simon converts a lantern to a stylish table, while Henry turns a fire extinguisher into a steampunk lamp.

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The homes of Britain are stacked
with old possessions.

You know I've got my first item.

What looks like junk can actually
be worth a pretty penny.

I've just got a little bit excited.

Cor, I haven't seen one that
big, darling, for a while.

Henry Cole and Simon O'Brien

are here to help turn that
clutter into hard cash.

We're going to get
great money for them.

For Henry and his mechanic...

Don't think you should be
looking at that, mate.'s all about restoring
retro relics and vintage classics...

Oh, yes!

...whilst upcycling genius Simon
and his restorer

love turning everyday objects
into fantastic furniture.

Oh, that's perfect.

Well, look, feast your eyes.

I reckon you've
done great things.

Can we go on the fire engine...?
Yes, you can, Simon!

Despite their different approaches,

they make the old turn into gold.

Going back with you, Alan,
is £6,380.

What am I going to do
with all that?


...the lads are excited...

Wow! This is brilliant.

Just a massive toy shop.

...Simon's being a bit hasty...

you regret picking stuff up.

...and Henry's promising the world.

This is going to be a

once-in-a-lifetime experience,
doing this. Yeah, yeah.

Are you ever going to talk to me or
what? I've got one clue left.

"Postman's bag."

How many letters?

As usual, the boys are off
to two locations today

and for Henry's choice,
they're visiting Cheltenham,

home of the famous
horse racing festival

and the equally prestigious and very
posh Cheltenham Ladies' College.

I had a girlfriend at
Cheltenham Ladies' College.

Us public-school chaps used to
go there and visit.

Normally through a window!

They're off to a place

that is even more exciting
to Henry today,

owned by Henry's pal, Roger Parsons.

He is a curator,

if that's the right word,

for a kind of
train-museum-type thing. Really?

Proper steam trains?

I knew you'd be excited.

Yeah, normally when you
mention engines, I go cold.

But who can go cold
about a steam engine?

This could be amazing.

For once, Henry, I think
you're on the right tracks.

Hey! I'm loving it!

Yes, the boys are hurtling down
the tracks

to the North Gloucestershire
Railway to meet Roger.

Well, it's a railway
preservation society, really.

What we do, we run trains
for customers in the summer

and in the closed season,
we restore the locos

and maintain the track
and all that sort of stuff.

And all the maintenance means
there's plenty of exciting items

laying around.

Roger, how are you, mate?
Very well, Henry.

Good to see you! Simon. Simon.

Wow! This is brilliant.

Mate, it is...
Glad you're enjoying it.

...just a massive toy shop,
isn't it, eh?

Yeah, we like playing with it,
I must admit.

So what do you...? The whole idea,
as always, is Si and I,

if it's OK with you, will have
a rummage in your barns or
warehouses or whatever.

Yeah. Wherever you like, yeah.
And hopefully we can get two items

that you'll let us take away each
and we'll, you know, upcycle them,

repurpose them, restore them
and make you some money.

That's good, yeah.
If you make us any money... Yeah?'s going to be used on restoring
that coach over there.

Come on, then. It might be raining,
but we are undaunted, Roger,

we're going to find some stuff.
Come on, let's go.

Into the breach. Into the breach.
Cheers, Roger. Thank you so much.
Cheers. See you later.

Come on, then, Si.

As soon as we got here, I knew this
was going to be a good day.

OK, the heavens opened, but it was
not going to rain on our parade.

Henry had found an absolutely
fabulous place.

Look at these, man.
Oh, those are lovely, mate.

So these were markers, I think,
for railway crossings

and that kind of stuff. Yeah.
Yeah? And this is how they pulled

off the Great Train Robbery,
isn't it?

Go on. No. What? How? Yeah.

The ones at the side of
the lines... Yeah? ..they
literally just changed the colour.

And made the train stop.

Legend has it that one of
the bank robbers

went over to
Ronnie Biggs in Brazil,

first time since he got out of jail,

and the first thing he did is he
opened the door and he went,

"All right, Ronnie?
Got any other great ideas?"

Supposedly that's what happened.
I'm going to ask you the same question.

Any other great ideas?
I tell you what, that's nice, mate.

Henry has spotted an old railway
paraffin tank from the 1950s,

which was used to house the fuel
that stations

would use for their lighting.

There's a lovely badge there.

Oh, hang on, that's "MR" -
Midland Railway.

So that was probably a dark red.

OK. Don't know, the lid looks
as though it might be a
different colour.

I want to restore it to
its former glory. This...
Would that be all right?

...someone would say that about me!
Hey? Wouldn't that be nice?

No, some things, mate,
are just too far gone.

We're steamin' here.
Yeah, a head of steam, mate!

And they're not the only thing
that is picking up a head of steam.

Look, Henry.

Oh, wait for me!

VOICEOVER: No, we're in the shed,
man, we hear this...


Suddenly, this whole museum
comes to life.

You've got to wave to
a train, haven't you?
You've got to wave to a train!

Man, isn't it great?

I think that loco was a
4-6-2, under steam.

Mate, that's where I'd like to be -
at the back, in first class.

Yeah, you would be, wouldn't you?
Yeah. Yeah, I'd love that.

Yeah, I'd be hiding under the seat
in second class without a ticket.

This place is just glorious for me.

Choo-choo! Follow that train.
Come on! Choo-choo!

Come on, fellas,
time to stop train-spotting.

Slide into the sidings
and find some great objects.

Cor, this is fantastic. Mate!

It's like a train graveyard
of loveliness. It is.

Round the back of the first shed,

soon as we turn the corner
and you see

all those lovely, old bits and
pieces, bits of signals,

bits of engines.

Oh, mate, that's your
Pandora's box, innit? Oh, hello!

Are they pulleys? Yeah.

Off all the old signals
and everything.

I'm absolutely in heaven.

I am back to being a
seven-year-old boy

building cranes
out of Meccano and things.

Oh, man, check out that casting.
There's millions of them. Yeah.

These old railway pulleys
are over 50 years old

and were an integral part
of train signalling systems

in the days before electricity.

Oh, I've got to take a few of these.

So Simon's chuffed
with his first item.

But the search doesn't stop there.

Oh, hello.

God, there's sheds galore, man.
Oh, wow!

Mate... Look at this baby!

That is a lamp on acid.
It's massive!

Simon has ALIGHTED upon the head
of a station's standing lamp

but there's a slight problem...

That has been hit by
something big, hasn't it?

Perhaps a large train. Yeah, maybe!

If these just come off clean
and we fashion a base for it,

maybe of this ilk... Like that.

...for it to sit in. Yeah?

Put a glass top on it.

How about an upside-down

Do you know what, mate?
I'd love to see it.

Well, you're going to. I've got my
second item. I'm done, mate.

So after Simon's
light-bulb moment,

the pressure is on Henry to
find his final item.

Hang on, mate.



Now, I'm not an expert
on locomotive stuff,

but I think that came from a
waiting room.

As an item, to me, that's everything
that I love about what I do.

That will clean up lovely.

And also, often see these,
but they're broken.

You know, the frame is chipped
and it's just wrecked.

That is mint. Huh?

What a lovely item.

It's just... Just as it is,
it's fabulous.

Which means that Henry's got away
with it again, hasn't he?

All he's going to do is polish it.

We are the railway children,
aren't we? That's brilliant.

Let's go and find Roger.
Come on, then.

So what will Roger make of the
things these two train-spotters

want to take away?

Roger, we've had a ball today,
honestly, mate. Good.

We are on track, mate,
let me tell you. Did you get that?

Yeah, I got that. I noticed that.
Yeah. Are you going first?
Yeah, I'll go first.

Listen, now that lamp there, it's
had a bit of an accident, hasn't it?

We were taking a tree down,
I think it was,

and the rope got wrapped round it
and it pulled it all down.

My second item, I would like to turn
into kind of a light mechanism.

So that's the idea. And with the
waiting room sign, Roger,

I mean, tell me about that
vaguely, briefly.

Well, we think it's from
Cheltenham St James station.

Now, also going on
to the next item.

Now that to me seems to be
a paraffin dispenser,

rather than an oil dispenser.
Is that right?
Yes, I think that's what it is.

So, for me, I would like to
restore that to kind of how it was.

And I have to tell you, mate, thank
you so much. Good, I'm glad you
found what you wanted to find.

Oh, we could have been here for
weeks, couldn't we? Absolutely.

Absolutely. First class, mate.
Well, you're always welcome back,
as you know.

Thank you so much. "It's been
first class", is that another gag?

I like that. Cheers, Roger. Thank
you. See you again. See you later.

Yeah. Ta-da.

Simon finds a kindred spirit...

See, this is what I like about you -

you're as daft as me.

...Henry enjoys a good banging...

That's it, mate. Go on. Go on, son.

...and they both find their
true station in life.

O'Brien, I wonder
whether you could just...

clean up the stable.

Waste wizards Henry Cole and Simon

are converting clutter into cash.

We are the Railway Children,
aren't we? Brilliant.

They both selected two items from
Roger Penrose's steam railway.

And Henry is revealing his
selections to restorer mate Guy.

This is an oil or
paraffin dispenser

from the Midland Railway
back in the day.


All I'm going to say to you is
mint restoration.

OK. We're going to spray-paint it.

Yeah. Try and remove some
of the dings, I suppose.

Yeah. If we can. Look, there is
a ding there.

That's the nastiest one.
There is a slight crease in it.

That's new ground for us but, at the
same time, we could have a crack.

Yes. Have a go.

The rarity of this item
should make it a big earner.

Henry's next item is a sign
for... erm... well...

Now this, mate, to me, is one
of the most beautiful signs

I think I've ever seen.

Yeah. This is right up your alley.
It is, isn't it?

And what I love about it is,
it's complete.

There's no tatty edges to it. No.

It is just how it came
off the wall.

It's fantastic, isn't it?

I think we should just clean it,
see where we're at.

Yes. Don't you reckon? Yeah.

So Henry gets his overalls
on and cracks on with his sign.

So, what I'm doing is just
having a go,

so I've just literally taken that
off with a little bit of dusting.

Yeah. Yeah. Good.

A little bit of furniture polish. Yeah.

And then a little bit of wax.

That comes up really nice.

But like all train-spotters,
Henry likes to be on his own.

I'm gone. Good luck. Go away.

Let me immerse myself
in my waiting room sign.

Just wonder how many people have sat
in the waiting room, you know?

Fascinates me, that kind of stuff.

Hmm. Thanks for that, Henry.

Next job is tackling the dents
on the paraffin storage container.


Go on.

That's it, mate. Go on.

Go on, son. Go on! Stops there.

That's where it hits its limit, yeah.

Just get rid of some of the rust.

Yeah. I think that'll make it
seat better. Yeah, OK.

Guy uses an angle grinder to remove
some of the rust

that has bent the lid out of shape.

But at the end of the day, these
two grease monkeys are never afraid

of a bit of brute force.

That's looking good. There you go,
mate. What do you reckon? Yeah.


You're there!

Now, then. Can we open it again?
Probably not.

Probably not, but it's
a display item.

Yeah. Good job, mate. All right.
Happy days. Nice.

Meanwhile in Liverpool,

Simon is showing off the items

to restoration partner
Gemma Longworth.

Ta-da! OK? Yeah. Yeah?

That's brilliant!

Now, what it once was, as is fairly
obvious, is a big old gas lamp.

And Simon's scheme is to turn it
into a table by flipping

it upside down.

Yeah, OK. I can see that.

So Gemma's on board with the lamp conversion.

Next, the pulleys.


OK. Look, here's what's in me head.

Think of it like a big Meccano
set, right? OK.

Now, look, imagine that hanging
in the air. Yeah. OK?

And then you've got cable coming
down, with a light on one side

and a counterweight on the other,

so it's like an adjustable lamp.
Interesting idea.

We've got a couple here, so we can
actually have a series of them,

with the cable
going through and over them.

But before all that,
they need a clean.

Simon wants to keep them nice and
rustic, which is good for me.

We're just going to take off
any excess rust.

Wire wool is great for this job,
as it is harsh enough to remove

the rust, but soft enough to not
damage the underlying metal.

Meanwhile, outside, local handyman
Phil is removing the damaged frame.

Nice big dent here,
where it got bashed.

I may have a go at trying to
get that a bit straighter.

And that's what he does,
using a hammer.

That's a bit better on the outside.

Back in Oxfordshire, Henry has
sent his paraffin tank off to be

blasted and painted.

And it's also time for a second
pass at cleaning the sign.

But there's an issue.

This paint on here doesn't
look brilliant, I have to say.

I really don't know what to do.

I think the best thing to do
is to leave it

and take off like these little bits,

the bits that are flaking.

So after a couple of hours
with a plastic brush,

Henry is ready to show Guy.

I've decided there's a compromise here

because all the stuff that was
flaking off, blistered,

looked rubbish. Yes.

So I've taken a, you know, plastic
brush to it

and taken it all off. OK.

I like the patina of all the cracks,
and everything.

It shows it's properly old.

So, after some delicate work
with the toothbrush,

Henry gets out his big buffer
to shine the sign.

Back in Liverpool, Simon
is explaining the grand plan

for the pulleys to electrician Neil.

What I'd like is for you to give us
some thoughts about having some kind

of cable or, I don't know...

Ideally... Maybe rope. If you put
rope round there, and then

we could try feeding the cable
inside the rope, if it's possible.

I've obviously never tried,
but we could try it.

You see, this is what I like
about you. You're as daft as me.

If it could be rope,
that would be amazing.

And then get some really cool
kind of retro bulbs on.

And if we could do that,

and then just have them at different lengths...

Coming down. ..coming down, yeah?
It looks smart.

Yeah, it looks smart,
but is it possible?

Anything's possible, mate. We can
do it. That is the answer I want.

Whilst Neil gets busy enacting
Simon's crazy scheme,

Simon gets down and dirty
with the lantern.

This morning, we had good news
and bad news

from Ian the blacksmith.

The good news is, he can definitely
make the base to take our table.

The bad news is, if he gets
the copper blasted,

because it's so thin,

it will probably destroy it,

which means...

Ohh... There's only one way
to do it.

Paint-remover and elbow grease.

Sometimes you regret picking
stuff up.

Hopefully, there'll be no regrets
about today's second search.

It's Simon's choice of location -

a yard in Monmouth managed by Dave.

They can find anything from
architectural stone

to scrapped tyres,
old-fashioned wheels,

garden benches, furniture...
You name it, it comes in.

Dave, how are you? This is Henry.

Hey. Good to see you. You all right?
Yeah, excellent.

Cos we're here, of course,
at your mate's business,

and we're interested in all these
bits lying around

that you're never going to sell on.

If we did make him a few bob, what
do you think it would go towards?

He'd advertise the place a bit more,
or go to the pub.

Go to the pub! I can't think of a
better reason to make money.

The great thing about Simon taking
me to places where there isn't

any petrol stuff is that I'm
on my mettle.

As ever, the lads must find two
items each to fix up

and flog for a profit.

Hey, check this out.

What have you got?

What do you reckon on that puppy?

What on earth...?! It's a sprayer, innit?

You're right, Henry.
It's a pump-and-spray machine

that would have been used primarily
for spraying crops in the early part

of the 20th century, before
industrial sprayers took over.

I reckon that's brass. Oh, yeah.

Hang on a sec.

That could be a lamp. With just
a little bit of ingenuity,

we could create some kind of
steampunk vibe, rock and roll!

One item to me. None to you.

Your barn, that's unfortunate.

Let's move on.

So Henry is 1-0 up.

But Simon can handle a bit
of heavy metal too.

You know what? We see this
stuff everywhere, don't we?

Old wrought-iron gates.

You've got these rounded
ones or, possibly,

those two sections at the back
there. Yeah.

Hang on... Top on for strength.

Back arm... down here.

Yeah. So all intrinsically
holds itself together.

Yeah. Then you imagine
it as, like, a garden seat,

and your wisteria and your jasmine
and all that

starts growing through it

and slowly, over time,
your garden seat disappears

into this lovely wrought iron.

Once we've really, really got it up
to scratch,

I think that's a really saleable
item. One-all! See you later.

Back of the net.

Next, they all pile into the box.

OK. Well, it's not exactly full,
but it's interesting. There's stuff.

I like those, mate.

Now, look, I've gone
crazy with my steampunk lamp.

Let's see it. If we're going to see
it, let's see it.

But THAT is just a sweet little
shelf unit, innit? And solid.

Yeah, I think it is. Yeah.

And just like that, Henry stacked up
another item, making it 2-1.

They'd better be absolutely amazing
when he's finished,

or I'll kill him.

I'll let you have it, because you're
the one who's actually imaginative

and that means you've got two items,

I've only got one, and I brought us
here. That's right.

So you better get searching.
Where else is there?

Out front, where we came in!

All right, I'll follow,
like a sheep.

I can't believe this.
You've got two items.

I'm just taking it easy.
Yeah, you take it easy.

Come on, there's got to be
something. Hello.

Now, then.
Yeah, that's nice. Yeah.

This was a good stonemason.

Simon has spotted a huge stone slab,

the type that would top

a freestanding wall.

A couple of simple cuts in that,

and it's actually a very simple
job. I'm going to turn it over,

so the flat side's up...
and then...

Hello! Excuse me one second.

Where are you going now?

I'm going here.

Let's stand these up,

cut a V out of there,
same shape as that V,

Sits in, a couple of pins... Done.

...beautiful, beautiful stone seat.

I have definitely got two items.

You're very tall.

I know. I'm very tall,
mainly because I've got two items.

This is the way it would have
been in the past, isn't it?

You'd have been up there...
Yeah. I would.

POSH VOICE: O'Brien, I wonder

whether you could just clean up
the stable?

Would that be all right?

Could I go and find Dave instead,

and tell him we've got our two
items? If he'll let us have them.

Well done, mate. Come on, let's go.
It's been good. Come on, then.

So the boys head off to present
their mix of stone, metal and wood

to Dave.

Now, I suddenly spied that brass
cylinder sprayer thing.

Yeah, that's no problem.

Be interesting to see what it
looks like, the outcome.

But, Dave, considering I went a bit
crazy there, I thought I'd go

pretty normal there,

obviously a little shelf unit
like that, put some new brass hooks

on it, paint it up a lovely colour.

Bingo! Brendan should be pleased
with that. Good.

Hopefully, we're going to
keep making Brendan happy,

because... those old wrought-iron
gates over there,

you kind of see them everywhere. Yeah.

And they piqued my interest today.

All right to take a few sections of
that? Sounds great.

Seems an interesting piece.

And of course, that lovely big
coping stone out front.

No problem at all.

Thank you so much and, hopefully,
we can make Brendan some wedge.

Coming up - Henry makes Guy
a big promise...

Your life is, for once,

going to be lit up.

...Simon's bitten off more
than he can chew...

In an ideal world, it would have all
come off in one clean piece,

but that was never going to happen
because that would be too easy.

...and Henry is in the money.

It would be very easy
to fetch £150 for it.

I've actually sold that
for 200.

Simon O'Brien and Henry Cole

are turning unwanted items
into real cash.

One item to me, none to you.

They both picked two items
from the yard in Monmouth.

Simon's now back in Liverpool
and is in an outside kind of mood.

Some gates.
Lots of old gates. Yeah.

But they're lovely, though,
aren't they? They are very nice.

Are they all the same? No.

Simon's gates will open up
to make a garden bench.

It's going to be a little bit uncomfortable.

They're going to need
some cushioning.

It is, it is going to need
some cushioning. Yeah.
Who do we know?

I reckon I could probably
do something.

I'll ring in the blacksmith.
Okey doke.

Just have a little think about
different fabrics. Cool, OK.
Over to you.

What is the next item?

Come to the other end of the garden,
in my mind.

Some stone? Yeah, it's a lovely
big coping stone

from the top of some grand mansion
wall at some point or other.

And Simon has a grand plan
to chisel out another bench.

For bench number one, he's enlisting
the help of Ian the blacksmith.

Here's the idea, right?
If they're our ends,

use the narrow piece for the top.

I want one of the wide pieces
as the back,

on a slight angle for the back of
the bench. Yeah.

OK. See? You get it.
That's why I like you.

There's enough stuff here?
There's definitely
enough stuff here.

Shall we get it on the van?
Let's get it on. Nice one, mate.

Ian will take a couple of days

to weld the gates
into a workable frame.

While Simon is happy to hand over
the gates to a professional,

he's attacking the stone himself.

Bit of old plasterboard,
which is going to be the template

for the V which I'm cutting
in the legs of the stone bench.

That... is my template.

Next he'll use the template
to cut out

the exact shape
he needs for the legs.

In Oxford, Henry is also
extremely happy with himself.

I've got to say, mate, this is one
item that I'm really proud of.

With Henry pumped, the plan is

to polish the brass,
get rid of the hose

and, for once,
Henry has a fashionable idea.

We can have a kind of
steampunk lamp.

Steampunk is a style of design
that combines old technologies

with science fiction inspirations.

Kind of Mad Max-y,
do you know what I mean?

Well, it's a lot of work,
but it'll look beautiful.

Mate, it's going to be lovely,
isn't it? Yeah. Right OK.

Other item - pretty simple.

Guess what they are.

Some pretty plain shelves.
Don't be like that!

With the less-than-enthusiastic
Guy on board,

the plan is to strip the old paint,

sand the wood
and paint it a new colour.

Any problems?

No, just the time
it's going to take to do.

You always bleat on like that.
Let's just get on with it.

Yeah, don't worry, Guy,

because when the going gets tough,
the tough get...


After getting the shelves stripped,

Henry has asked local restorer
Kate Docherty to help.

It's not exactly in the best condition.

There's going to be a fair bit of
sanding that needs doing.

Thanks, Henry.

But a bit of muscle power,

it will come up really nicely.

So, after sanding, Kate fills
in the cracks and holes

and these shelves are ready
to paint.

Guy is also busy polishing his pump
on his own in a shed.

Pleased with the results,

Guy can't wait to show
partner-in-crime Henry.

Do you know, I've never
seen one of those, ever. No.

And to have it polished
like that...

It's gorgeous, isn't it?

Mate, this is going to be

a once-in-a-lifetime experience,
doing this. Yeah.

With the boys gushing
with pride over Guy's work,

Henry floats a few ideas about
how to decorate the pump.

Right, THAT...

...goes like that. Great.

Funky light. Yes?

This polished up, this old gauge...
Pressure gauge, yeah.

...which don't work,
but that can go there.

Doesn't matter if it's beaten up,
it's nice.

I think that is going to be one
of the coolest steampunk things
we've ever done.

Back in Liverpool,

Simon is about to unleash
his inner stonemason.

The main thing is
to measure once, measure twice,

measure three times because,

if I lined them up perfectly,

it'll all go swimmingly.

Simon is cutting round his template
using an angle grinder,

but there's no way that'll
cut through the entire rock.

So, I've got a bolster
and a lump hammer now,

and I'm not used to working with
this type of stone,

I'm more used to working with sandstone,

but the theory is don't whack it,

just keep tapping it.

That's one bit gone.
I mean, obviously,

in an ideal world it would have
all come off in one clean piece,

but that was never going to happen
because that would be too easy.

Simon uses the same process
to get the stone

to exactly match the template,
and this bench is well under way.

Across the yard,

Gemma has taken delivery
of the welded railings.

Oh, Ian's done a brilliant job.

This is really impressive.

It's a shame, really,
to put cushions on that,

it's so decorative.

You're going to need something
to sit on.

I'll make them up and
see what they look like,

but this is great.

So, Gemma gets to work creating
the cushions, using a material

which is suitable for outside use.

It's PVC, so it's not that easy
to work with.

But it's water resistant,
which is what we want.

Gemma's floral pattern
is taking shape.

Meanwhile, in Oxford,
another delicate flower, Henry,

is polishing the ornaments
for his steampunk lamp.

What do you reckon on these, man?

Oh, really good.

You've had a master tuition day,
haven't you?

With master tutor Guy's help,
the ornaments and wiring are fitted

and the lamp is taking shape.

A discarded sprayer... Yeah.
...on a shelf... Yeah.

It's lovely, isn't it?

I think that's one of the best
things we've done. Do you?

So tomorrow we're going
to wire it up... Yeah.

...we're going to spark it up... Yeah.

...and your life is, for once,
going to be lit up.

Elsewhere, Kate is still battling
to make the shelves interesting.

I'm using a pale Cotswold
green gloss paint,

but it's a water-based one.

It will give us a slight sheen
and quite a resilient finish,

so it'll take a knock or two.

Once that's dry, Kate's final task
before handing over to Henry

is to add brass hooks,

but Kate's been caught
by a last-minute problem.

So, some of these holes that we're
putting the hooks into are too big

and the hook just wiggles
around inside them,

so I'm doing a quick fix

of filling the hole with a bit
of matchstick.

Blob of glue just to help it stick,

and then screw into the hole.

Make sure it's straight...


In Liverpool, Simon's team
is finishing his first finds.

Gemma has taken delivery of
a specially constructed set of legs.

Here you are. We've got these legs
back from Ian.

He's done all right with them,
hasn't he? Aren't they good?
Yeah, I like them.

Now that the legs are attached,
Phil can concentrate

on getting the new table
gleamingly clean,

but it's proving to be
a difficult task.

I tried the buffer, sandpaper...

Just elbow grease and wire wool?

Down to this now.

So, with a little - well, a LOT -
of elbow grease added,

Simon sends it away
to have the glass table top fitted.

Across the yard,
Phil pulls his weight

by attaching the pulleys
to a wooden frame.

This is for display only

as the buyer will attach the pulleys
to their ceiling.

Brilliant, Phil. OK.

Bit of a rope trick coming now.

Simon wraps the rope containing
the light fitting around the wheels.

And that, mate,
is simple but effective.

Light bulbs added
and this lamp is ready to shine.

Cool as.

After taking delivery of
the finished lantern table,

Simon is ready to show Gemma.

Hey, Simon, this looks really good.

Would you think it was
a knackered old lamp?

But it's really impressive.

I like the fact you can see
all its history inside as well.

Perfect. Brilliant.


So, relief for Simon.

And Henry, it seems,
as the paraffin tank is back.

I'll tell you what, right,

that is absolutely fantastic.

Darren's done a great job.

While Guy is finishing
polishing the badge.

There you go. Oh, mate.

Still got a slight patina on it,
I've not over-polished it.

That's beautiful.

Yeah, nice. Step back.

That's it, isn't it? Bang on,
isn't it? Yeah, it's lovely.

So, a final buffering and Henry
adds the handle to the tap.

That's it.

Oh, mate, it's done.

You happy with that?
No more, man.

No. That's just it. Yeah, yeah.

So, that's the tank finished,
and so is the waiting room sign.

It was a tricky restoration
as it would be easy

to over-restore the item
and lose its charm.

That looks mint now. Skid!

What do you reckon, man?
That shines, dude.

That's what I sort of imagined
it to be.

You've done it exactly what
I would have done. Really? Yeah.

Job done, son.

Leave him, leave him.

So, with the sign successfully
restored, Henry finds another excuse

to potter around a real museum,
as he's found a buyer, Ian,

who volunteers
on the Gloucestershire
to Warwickshire steam railway.

In an auction, this might fetch 180,
perhaps a little bit more.

Is that what you're offering me,
180 of your finest British pounds?

Can we meet somewhere
in your favour at 200?


Go on, then.

£200, and it'll find a new life
on a railway.

Thank you, Ian, that's what
it's all about.

And perhaps I've sort of,
you know, hopefully given it

a new lease of life
by you buying it.

But has he got a good deal?

Time to find out at the valuation.

Roger Parsons wanted some money
to restore a locomotive carriage

and is back to see
if it's full steam ahead.

Roger, come on in.

How are you?

Good to see you, mate.
Come and join us.

Now then, Roger, have a wander.

Goodness gracious.

This is nice. Yeah, I think
that's come up really well, mate.

And the waiting room sign.
That's lovely.

What we're going to do now
is we're just going to...

wait in the waiting room,

because steaming in is Elisicia,
our lovely valuer.

Elisicia Moore runs a fashionable
London store

specialising in upcycled furniture,

and has a good eye for the
market value of restored items.

So let's start with the pulleys,
shall we?

Yeah. As an evaluator it's always
nice when you get to evaluate

an item that you know lots
of people will want.

The pulleys costs £90
to have an electrician

wire the rope electrically.

On the residential market,
you could easily fetch 300.

That would give you a profit,
mate, of £210.

But I'm going to better that because
they flew out for £330, mate.


So, Simon's pulled off a profit
of £240 for Roger.

Now... evaluate THAT if you can!

Yeah! Have them apples.

It's a one-of-a-kind.

I think we can agree with that. Yeah.

And this truly individual lantern
head cost £100 for its glass top,

and the blacksmith to create
a set of legs for it.

I would put this for a quick sale
in my shop for £200.

So the table makes
a straight £100.

There you go, how about that?
Excellent. Brilliant, cheers, mate.

On to you.

Slightly nervous!

Shall we start, Elisicia,
with the paraffin dispenser?

It cost £80 to send the can
to a resprayer to remove the rust

and restore its original colour.

They're fairly rare.
They're difficult to come by,

and for that I would evaluate it
at £250.

My word!

So the paraffin tank
has made a red-hot £170 for Roger.

Well, I'm just waiting on a friend,
but that's a waiting room sign.

These are really popular.

Oh, that's good. Not just to train enthusiasts,

but people hang them
in the home all the time.

Just a bit of elbow grease
went into restoring

the battered old sign.

It would be very easy
to fetch £150 for it.

Well, the good news is that I've
actually sold that for 200, Roger.

And that's all profit.

So, in total, Roger, less our costs,

we are giving to you £710.

My word, that's great!

So, Henry's choice of barn has made
a brilliant £710 for Roger.

The valuations were a lot more
than what I thought
they were going to be,

to be honest. I thought £100 here,
£50 there, sort of thing,

would be the maximum, but to get
what we did I think is amazing.

Coming up, Simon's at
his wit's end with the bench...

...Henry gets excited
about the colour...

I mean, I'm always partial
to a bit of Cotswolds green.

...and at the second valuation,

the money keeps rolling in.

I'm going to tell you
it's worth £250.

I flogged it for 250!

Simon O'Brien and Henry Cole
are turning rubbish into reddies.

One all! See you later!

Henry's choice of location

made £710.

But Simon is hoping his choice
will do even better.

Gemma is putting
the finishing touches

to the old wrought-iron
garden bench.

After sending it away to be welded
and sewing the cushion covers,

all that's left to do
is measure and cut

the foam to the correct size.

Spot on.

So that's the foam sorted.

I just need to cover it now.

That should be...

...relatively easy.

Across the yard,

Simon is finishing his stone bench.

Having cut the base into shape
using a template,

he has enlisted local handyman
Phil to see if it fits the legs.


Oh, my giddy aunt. Take a seat.

Tell you what,
we're in the lines.

Here you are, have a look at it.

It looks kind of... hengey,
don't it? Yeah.

From your era. Yeah.

Steady, Simon,

because Gemma has finished covering
the cushion for the rustic bench.

All right, let's see if this fits.

Think you do need it.

It is comfortable and
it does look great.

I can definitely see
that image Simon had now.

Back in Oxford,
it's time for Henry to review

Kate's work on the shelves.

After removing the original finish,

Kate repainted it
and attached some hooks.

I love the colour, mate.

I mean, I'm always partial
to a bit of Cotswolds green.

Well chuffed. Look, I'll tell you
what's lovely about it -

it goes very well with...

...our steampunk lamp.

Very well. Eh? Yeah.

But only if the lamp, converted
from the crop sprayer, works.

Time to try it out.

I know you've never seen
a squirrel-cage light bulb. No.

But I think you'll be amazed.

Ready? Uh-huh.

Oh, yes. That is one of the
best things we've ever done.

Those bulbs are brilliant.

I've only just discovered them.
Cos it just gives it...

It's in the centre of the
copper cage, innit? Yeah, yeah.

And it's not too much light, either,
on a metal thing like that.

Our work here is done, mate.

Not quite "work done", boys,
as Henry has

a potential buyer -
local hotel owner Martin.

300 quid to you, son.
Oh, hoo, hoo...

No, I couldn't stretch to that. Probably...

...175? 175?! Well, maybe a little
bit of movement but not a lot.

Come on, mate. 250 it is.

You know more than anybody...

225. 250. But you've only
come down 50 quid.

I know.

But it's nice, isn't it?
Yeah, go on, then!

That will look fantastic.
You're gonna love it, mate.

But has Henry been punked
by the £250 price tag?

It's time to find out
at the valuation.

Yard manager Dave has arrived
to see what the boys have done

with the items and how much money
they've made for Dave's boss,

and the yard owner, Brendan.

Oh, hiya, man.
Hiya, buddy. You all right?

Good to see you. Thanks for coming.

Good to see you, Dave.
Nice one, mate. Hey, look.

Well, then, go and have a wander,
Dave, have a look about.

Get close. Up close and personal.

That's incredible, Simon.

What do you think?

Yeah, I'm pretty impressed.
Pretty good.

Yeah, very nice.
But is it worth anything?

To help us decide that, we have our
independent valuer joining us now.

Adam? Come and join us, Adam.

With two decades' experience,
auction-house owner Adam Partridge

can accurately value
all manner of objects.

How are you, Adam?
All right? Yeah. Good, mate.

OK, mate. Load of old gates
lying round, mate,

languishing, rusting away.

Now a garden bench.
So, presumably originally scrapped

and you've turned them
into something

which I think is
really, really impressive.

I like it very much.

Welding these old gates together,

along with foam and
fabric cost £200.

In terms of value,

I think it's a great object
and I think...

Well, my figure on that
would be £400.

This bench made from gates

has opened with a £200 profit
for Dave and Brendan.

And then the henge.

I like that a lot. It's got
a real sculptural feeling to it.

It feels like it could have been
like that for 200 years, doesn't it?

Simon spent only £5
on the heavy-duty bolts

for the stone bench.

So I think my price on that is 200.

That's a rock-steady profit
of £195.

Hey, look, lovely Cotswold shelving.

Anyone would want that, Adam.
Quite nice, yeah.

They spent £15 on paint and hooks
to revamp this unwanted shelf.

I mean, not
an expensive item, clearly.

It doesn't look expensive,
does it? It looks...

...looks like £60 worth to me.

So that stacks up to £45 profit.

Hey, look, going on to,
what I think piece de resistance,

is my steampunk lamp.

After a good polish
and £50 for the electrics,

the rusty, old sprayer has been
turned into a gleaming new lamp.

I'm very impressed with that.
It's a good thing.

I'm going to tell you
it's worth £250.

What? I flogged it for 250!

No way.

So Henry has lit the way to
a £200 profit for Brendan and Dave.

We all love it. And do you know
what? As well as loving that, mate,

I think Brendan'll love this,
as well.

Because you're taking home
£640 profit. How does that sound?

I think Brendan'll
be pleased with that.

So Simon's choice has delivered
yard owner Brendan £640.

I think Brendan will
be over the moon

with the money that
they've made him.

And he'll be able to put it to
good purpose down at the yard.

But Henry's choice of
location made £70 more -

raising £710 for owner Roger,

making Henry today's winner.

I reckon... that those
items sum us up.

Yeah, I'd agree, yeah. Absolutely.

I do a bit of resto and you do the
outrageous well, I have to admit.

I know where this is going,
don't I? You're being nice.

"70 quid up" nice!
Yes, yes. You win.

You win fair and square. Humility in
victory, that's what they call it.

I'm going now. I'm going. Oh, come
on, mate, don't be like that!

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