oh absolutely, I'm not for a minute saying they were unpopular. More that they were a bit flawed for where they were used for a few years in the 1940s, which is what people seem to want to recreate, whereas the York and GE boys who evaluated them before the rest of the class was canned thought they were the bees knees. A bit like the Clan project taking the name of the first of the class that would have been built for non-Scottish work to show what was supposed to happen next, it might be nice (again not my loco or trainset, I've got enough standing orders) to recognise that they were nearly the go anywhere fleet the B1 became and build one that (if it must be named) doesn't immediately scream Scotland because the two they actually built ended up there like orphans of the storm. Of course, and in passing, I'd book seats the first time it ran on the WH! I'm not remotely anti-Scotland (in case it looks that way) I just think it would be nice to nod to where the wings of the class were supposed to spread to, had the world been different! Basically I think there's permission to think about pretty well the whole LNER naming convention and indeed route mileage without being limited to a Scottish connection.