If someone wants to build a Claughton then good luck to them. I suspect that these guys are genuine, but very naïve about attracting contributions. Their project has had no publicity in the railway press (that I'm aware of), and nothing concrete to convince anyone that it could succeed. Personally I would love to see a Claughton, but my preference would be an original-design loco, with all its faults. It would look lovely on a preserved line. The reboilered locos looked a bit top-heavy.