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 replacement of the body between the cabs is complete. The photos below show the final panel (no. 2 end, A side) after it was tacked in place. This marks the end of a body of work (pun intended) begun in September 2014. Every piece of body above the solebar between the cabs has been renewed, that's every piece. Every one.........
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.
We have been fortunate (once again, as regular followers of the project will know) to have been donated from Rolls-Royce DGS at Winsford a number of valuable and useful tools and fixtures used in the overhaul and repair of 9-cylinder Deltic engines.
As with the previous donation we have been gifted this equipment in return for donations to Rolls-Royce's chosen charity - this year it is
St. Luke's Hospice.
If you were considering a donation to the BDP over the next month or so we would urge you instead to make your donation to St. Luke's and support their most worthy work.