Glad to see such a positive response!
I know that locomotionmodels.com has already received a big pile of orders.
Regarding the £50 deposit, a couple of things:
1. it is refundable in exceptional circumstances. Speak to locomotionmodels.com about that.
2. you can order and place the deposit any time until the order deadline of 30 April. If you pay in full in advance you get free delivery.
Placing your order early guarantees the price in case there is an unexpected cost increase from China.
I can write this because I am currently in the locomotionmodels.com office and Brian is answering all my questions. Any further questions about the retail side of things should be directed to locomotionmodels.com - talk to Sandra!
We're having a blast here in Shildon. If you can still make it, come join us!