We thought that about the Patriot. But then extra costs come in, especially if you are using paid staff to work on the loco, which the clan does seem to be doing, and we will have gone over the 4 million pounds mark as a "project". Remember you have to add in all the additional costs of production of magazines, accountants, advertising, sales stock, postage etc etc, and over 10-20 years this can add up to tens of not hundreds of thousands. If you get to the point of have 1000+ members then it can easily become too much for one person to deal with and you might have to rent an office etc etc. So will the clan end up costing that sort of price? Probably yes. The worst thing you can do is underestimate in my opinion as if you say it's going to cost 3 million then you have got to the point of raising that sort of money and still no Locomotive then people start to question why it's not complete. Also within project costs there are things like a support coach, mainline equipment that also should be included with the cost to build a mainline Clan.