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.
Having completed the bulk of the welding inside and out the bare-metal surfaces have been painted as protection against the damp winter conditions. See here are the B side of the loco inside view (photo, left) and outside view (photo, right) after priming and 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.