As there has been a flurry of news about this locomotive in a more general thread, about locomotives that have not yet steamed, I think it now deserves it's own thread. This locomotive was saved from Barry Scrap yard and went to the GCR in 1986. The locomotive was dismantled and restoration started. A new smokebox was made, together with a cab. However the GCR asked for the locomotive to be moved around 2005. At this time a large quantity of non ferrous fittings and castings were stolen from storage. It moved to Sellinge and has had very little work done since it arrived. It is now going into the care of the Southern Locomotive Limited organisation who have said that they will care for the locomotive until such time that they could undertake its return to steam.....but at this stage, it is not guaranteed. Given the proven ability and capability of the SLL, this is a really positive next stage in the life of this Merchant Navy Pacific. I was one of many who supported the project whilst it was on the GCR and am pleased to continue and support the SLL now.