Ok chaps, I here you, so with great and sincere apologies, I'll concede to close the thread.
I've tried constantly to get some commitment to build some frm the patterns we already have, but to no avail, and the alternatives routes I have enquired with simply put the parts way beyond where we were all hoping they would be pricewise,
So I'm snookered to put it politely!
But sadly so are all the folk that have been patiently waiting since this thread began months ago, and to all you guys n gells, again, my sincere apologies.
All I can say is that I will retain the patterns, and at any point during this year the fabricator gets a quiet spell, I'll jump straight back on it.
Sorry for any hardship this has caused,