Irrespective of the reuse of certain parts on LMS designs, the point to me is that those components only became deemed as surplus because the boiler was taken for the County experiment. This led in turn to the frames being pillaged of fitted parts resulting in a carcass which was apparently unceremoniously destroyed. All the reused parts could have been made new, ordered by the respective owners. I am not in the least bit glad scrapping 48518 subsidised the other jobs but no point grieving now. Another personal opinion is that whilst the Patriot project as a memorial loco is very worthy, to me a restored wartime loco would have been equally if not more fitting. 48518 could have been that loco but its easy to be wise with hindsight.