That's good to hear, the less NIFs the better IMHO.That rumour came up on this forum several years ago as a suggestion for what to do with the retired V set carriages, the chances of anything similar occurring is zero.
I once heard a rumor on a CPH railmotor trip at the last heritage expo that some V sets would be sold to Indian Railways, though I highly doubt that It'll ever happen. (Different gauges, voltage, loading gauge, etc.) It was from a late-teen LVHR volunteer, not the most reliable source.
I wish that more static preservation would happen, especially in public places. You have the convenience of not having to get the train moving, making a new public park and also a landmark.
I get your point regarding static preservation, but the overarching issue is money. In order to keep a locomotive or carriage on display in the middle of a park it needs to be preserved to a certain level, preservation is not cheap.
One other factor that could be listed as a contributor is Phillip Shirley, however I won't go down that rabbit hole.
Something that all railfans need to come to terms with is the fact that not everything can be preserved, just because one carriage was used in a certain commercial or certain service does not mean that it should be preserved.
The "preserve everything possible" mentality that was core during the formation of everything from the NSWRTM to SETS is now coming back to bite the groups in the behind. Just take one good look at Thirlmere, even with about 30 items stored throughout the state, their main shed is almost completely filled.
SETS is an even more substantial example, they have heaps of carriages spread around the state with no place to put them.
Modern day preservation should (in my opinion at least) be limited to items that have a large to significant amount of historical significance, not items that have only a slight amount of significance to a small niche group.
The preservation and continuing maintenance of historical items like C3102, the only surviving carriage from the first all electric train in the history of Sydney, should not be sacrificed to preserve a K set, whose only claim to fame is being the first fully airconditioned train type in Sydney.
Preservation groups only have access to small amounts of money per year. That money should be spent preserving historically significant items, not obtaining items that have a small claim to fame.