Welcome to the homepage of the BDP. From now on the latest updates, news, etc will appear here and then will migrate to the relevant part of the site to be replaced by the next new item.
Returning visitors will know all about us and our aims, new visitors may like to browse the site starting with the 'About us' link to the left.
A couple of pages on the (original) locos have been added, see the link 'Baby Deltics' to the left. Your comments are welcome.
A limited number of worksplates replicas cast in aluminium are available for sale. They are the same design as the ones to be carried by our recreated loco. These will be highly polished and painted, when finished they will be indistinguishable from those mounted on the loco. They are available at £85 each and can be ordered here - see the sales page for details.
The photos below show our traction motors loaded and ready for despatch for a light overhaul.
They are going to Bowers Electrical Ltd of Heanor, a company with whom I have worked for some years and who have become one of the industry leaders in rail traction overhaul.
In due course the motors will be followed by the main & auxiliary generators off the power unit, also to receive light overhauls.
The connections between the shortened nose at no. 1 end and the main solebar have now been completed. This end was more difficult than the other because of an error made when removing the original nose, the cut was made too far towards the front of the loco meaning that the taper section of the dragbox was breached. Whilst this was a nuisance it has been repaired satisfactorily and with the completion of the solebars means that next time we need to move the loco we can do it with a shunt engine and not by hand-pushing it - a relief to all involved!