Well, the day dawned nice and fine, with reasonable temperatures for late winter/early spring so what the hell, let's try to fire the old girl up (not the missus). Thankfully (although it's a mixed blessing) we live halfway up/down a hill, so a walk/push to the top and a gentle paddle off should do the job?
Backtrack a bit..... put the bike back together first (had to look inside the 2 speed gear thing to see how it worked). Consult the original book of words about how to start and run for the first time. Petrol on, flood carburettor. Oil on at tap, pump the hand pump twice, retard the ignition a little, work out which lever does what on the 2 lever throttle/air control. Not as easy as it sounds, the inside of the carb is different to any carb I've looked at - no needle!
Now back to the top of the hill, pull the 2 speed gear lever towards you (low gear), lift the exhaust valve lifter, and paddle off. A little faster than walking pace, dropping the valve lifter and twiddling the air/fuel levers resulted in a couple of huffs, but no chuff, chuff, chuff.
Push to the top again, and try again. Engine fires but doesn't pick up, more twiddling. Quite frightening how speed picks up on the downhill gradient. Rear brake is pitiful, front - what front! Decided our road isn't suitable, can't get a long enough run, so further up the village we go. Better road found, with slower gradient, followed by a level bit, about 300 yards all told. Bouncing all over the place, tyres too hard, but engine runs better, although still not wanting to run on. More work required another day, but immense smile factor! Hopefully a photo next time.