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.
News - 22 July 2016
Apart from six roof members - to be added when we're under a hoist - the superstructure replacement is now complete. To put this into perspective; every single member between the cabs above the solebar has been renewed, this has been a massive undertaking. Furthermore, as the jack on the floor in the photo below is evidence, the loco is self-supporting once again. A degree of 'hogging' was added to the underframe by virtue of packing the centre of the underframe. With the packing removed the superstructure and underframe can adopt their 'no load' position.
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.
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