Welcome to the revised format 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 pre-ordered here - see the sales page for details.
Work is now concentrated on finishing the external skin of the loco. A particular area of difficulty has been the area immediately behind the cabs. Access to the lower half of the tumblehome is virtually impossible with the panel fitted so the arrangement seen in the photo on the left is added first to act as a support to the lower part of the panel. The photo on the right shows the loco A side painted in undercoat.
We have been sent a charming photo by Don Roberts in New Zealand, of D5907 which he took at Kings + on 9 September 1961. It shows exactly what we are trying to achieve and we are delighted to publish it here. Copyright Don Roberts.