Whether they like it or not anyone with half a brain is going to want to know how kosher this all is. They say the money is for the radio but what about the boiler stays? They mention they need to be replaced before the boiler can get a fresh ticket. They say it is a dead cert otherwise they wouldn't be chasing the money for the radio.
But I don't know these people. They wouldn't be the first or the last in the rail preservation community to stretch the truth... or tell fibs. Given they chose not to tell us anything until now no trust has been created... sometimes being more open can help to build relationships when the time comes when they are needed.
So will the boiler pass? How do we know? Are the stays the only problem? How do they know? Have they lifted the boiler before?
Lots of questions... and until I feel confident that this mighty loco will run in the next year or so, in NSW, I'm not giving them my hard earned. I'll trust them when they trust me...