Excellent news. £450,000 (the actual sum quoted in Steam Railway) is a ludicrously small amount of money with which to finish the overhaul/pay for mainline testing/running/railtours/insurance/etc etc... Way, way back when the NRM launched the "Save our Scotsman" appeal, I took it on myself to raise money for it, while at school. I completed ten laps of our four and a half mile "Chinbrook run", nearly killing myself in the process! I raised a large three figure sum, donated it, and couldn't be happier it's in the NRM's hands. Having since visited the NRM several times, and seen first hand the work on the engine, I know they're the best people with which to look after this historic locomotive. As for overhauls - I totally believe, 100% that this is going to be a "rolls royce" job and a half, and the engine has needed it. One can only suggest that you look towards the other 'scot' and see the can of worms opened there. While Pete Waterman is a superb and very much valued member of railway preservation, one can't help but feel the, ah, "bid" was quite disrespectful in its tone towards a museum load of volunteers who have worked very hard on this locomotive for most of the last decade.