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.
Work continues during the freezing weather. We are presently concentrating on the cab repair - this photo is of the second man's side at no. 2 end.
The first photo is prior to the removal of (most of) the frame sections and the second, after.
Note the large (temporary) brace under the quarterlight window frame, this is to support the top of the cab section and prevent any movement of the sections.
The work takes forever as the braces have to be repositioned as the work progresses, partly because they get in the way of grinders / etc used to remove parts and partly because they are attached to parts which need to be renewed themselves.
To assemble the framework in a jig and fully weld it would take around an hour, to do it in-situ and weld it in as you go takes at least a shift.