I'm afraid that's what happens when an owner, so wrapped up in his own fantasy, would rather let his 'treasure' rot away and eventually be scrapped rather than sell it on to an organization or individual who has to wherewithal to do something with it. Fortunately this may be the first time that it has happened to an ex B.R. loco (others have come close) but it has happened to several industrials and innumerable pieces of rolling stock. I don't always agree with PH but it does seem, as discussed in his "linear scrapyard" thread, that locos that are ripped apart in an initial burst of enthusiasm are most at risk. Just my 2p worth. Ray.