As some on here will know, there are two "New build" B17 projects. One, "Spirit of Sandringham" is steadily advancing with mainframes erected and many castings machined. The other "Manchester United" appears to have been a non functional pastiche designed to capitalise on the Man U football fanbase. However, from its website, they now are saying they want to build a working main line engine. Obviously, to the outsider, it would seem more logical to combine the two projects and make faster progress......Additionally, would it be a consideration to have the capability of making it into a B17/5 ie having a shortened A4 casing as per the two built by the LNER "East Anglian" 2859 and "City of London" 2870. This may well give the project more of a "Wow" factor and get more funding/sponsorship. Opinions?