Is it that simple though. What would a bigger team on just one loco necessarily achieve. Yes if you double the number of useful bodies in theory you get double the work done - but in practice do you? Can you actually get twice the number usefully working on the loco at the same time? Can they all be there on the same weekends? If not can you co-ordinate work between separate working sessions where maybe key team members aren't there every time? In some senses if you have a tight group of say 6 core people who are committed (give or take illness and family weddings) to be there every fortnight on a Saturday, and they are the only ones working on that loco, you might get less done but you've immediately avoided having to have someone communicating between that group and the ones that come in on Wednesday, or can only come on the 1st weekend of the month. Don't even start on the personality issues that mean that if Joe can only work on the loco that Dave is working on then he'd rather not be there at all, or Clive is only interested in freight locos, whilst Steve is only interested in pannier tanks. The measure of success at Didcot ought to be whether they are turning out locos as they need them for the operations on site they want to run. It is not, and is never intended to be a full shed of working locos, nor a strategic reserve of locos to guest on other lines - periods of static display form part of the conservation process. On that level then there have been some problems in not having a small loco coming through for the branch line - hence farming one of the little saddle tanks out for commercial overhaul. The bigger stuff seems to be coming through at a reasonable spacing. Presumably once the Saint is finished, that team can maybe focus on finishing 1363 for the branch line or maybe 1466 if the plan is to overhaul that soon.