Mike (Eldo) and Mike (Busone),
Thanks for the encouragement; I've altered my original post a bit.
Life moves quickly some days and a few things fell together yesterday that will mean that the bus does not have to go.
So it's onward with the conversion process. Money will be a little tighter than originally planned but that's ok; it wasn't a rush anyway so I'll just take my time and get it the way I want it.