I wasn't aware of the proposals to close the engineering facility but will be putting forward a strongly worded view to the National Railway Museum if it is true. Even if the engineering side of the operations is to be pared back, that area is one of the few places in the country where visitors can see items from the NRM's collection being worked on. It allows items to be under cover and provides a safe location for custodians to carry out work. Any conversion will be to the future detriment of the museum, in my opinion. I will of course be having a look round to see what information on this proposal is available online before putting forward my views. If anyone has a link or a source where I can read the proposals more in depth it would be most helpful to share if possible.