DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed below are mine only, and have no affiliation with Pinside, Heighway, or most sane, sober people.
WHY IS HEIGHWAY SILENT NOW???
There are two logical explanations why Andrew would go radio silent. The conspiracist theory is that he's done - zero cash left to buy parts or labor - and with no good news at all....well...just sit quietly and let the chips fall where they may.
While Heighway may be in a cash crunch, I don't think that is what's happing - and for a couple reasons. First, I'm hearing lots of rumors about a corporate restructuring/buyout. Second, after meeting the man, I don't think Andrew is the type to just sit back and let everything fall apart. Do I think he's the best/smartest businessman out there? ...well no. But I didn't get the impression he was the type to take the easy way out when times gets tough.
So the second logical explanation for the silence is that there really is some type of deal being worked. ...and perhaps he doesn't want to run on about it on the forums before anything is final.
Like Tsskinne, I got a very encouraging PM from...a Heighway employee today. I really do suspect some type of deal is in the works, and my fingers are crossed it turns out positive for all of us.
....and sorry Dee-Bow, I'd already typed too much when you posted the challenge (I'm old and slow).