As well as playing my Bb trumpet, I am in the process of improving my bugle playing. I've got a C bugle to which I've added a 7C MP which is about the same as the 11B4 MP on my trumpet and I seem to be making progress. However, as a bugle novice I have a couple of questions that I've not managed to find the answer to yet, so am hoping TM members may be able to help me. As with any brass instrument, I assume condensation builds up in the pipe, but as there's no water valve, how does this escape? When playing outdoors in cold conditions is it a problem or is it just blown through as vapour? Also, after playing is there any method of laying the instrument down to assist condensate removal. I was going to ask my trumpet teacher and first wanted to do some research of my own but I've not managed to find any answers yet. Many thanks in advance.