This is where i think you are not understanding my or maybe other people's comments. nowhere has anyone said that younger people cant build an engine, or that younger engineers are not good enough. The facts are this. If you breakdown where the money is coming to build most of the new builds (and normal restorations, however some can get decent lottery grants that new builds cant get) then you will see that most of its coming from people who are in their late 60s and older. There are a few younger ones (hey im only 36) but no where near enough to fund the millions needed for a new build that doesnt have any parts to start it off. Without a project having money then its getting NOWHERE. It doesnt matter how many engineers you have, you still have to pay for things. Now looking at the forecast of a reduction in the numbers of people interested in funding steam locos to be built how are projects going to be funded going forward? If someone on here can give a sensible answer that is achievable then im pretty sure all loco groups would love to hear from you!! That being said, when i recently went to the Llangollen Railway and saw the loco groups at Carrog station barely raising any money from their station fund shops i do wonder why they dont all just clear the area up, convert the coaches into railway coach holidays and £1500 plus a week in the summer holidays and you would raise far more than you currently do for the small prairie and 80072.