So had an anti standard/ new design stand point been arrived at, the building of regional designs would i think still have been checked. with only selected (no doubt LMS Classes for the most part) being built perhaps as follows No more class 8's as none we're required All the scots and patriots reboilered as Class 7's, castles and bulleid pacific building stopped. Some Bulleid light pacifics would have gone to and stayed at the eastern region and probably all been rebuilt a lot sooner No more halls and b1's would have been sanctioned , and more Black 5's ( caprotti ones?) built More Ivatt 4's and 2;s as happened anyway.....more FAIRBURN tanks ? More 8f's and v2's ?) or perhaps a 9f developed from the austerity 2-10-0 ?