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.
After a month or so of careful and detailed cutting, we have completed the final cuts to reduce the underframe to the required length of 32' ((9754mm) between the bogie centre pivots.
The large photos below show the loco body at the correct length (noses still to be done).
In the gallery the three red dots are a laser line prolected through four targets onto the no. 1 end bulkhead. The fact that the furthest red dot is visible means that the loco is correctly aligned in all three planes - a magnificent achievement and a tribute to the skill of the people involved.