Re: Nice piccies as well.
"Nothing touches a green Deltic, I remember them on the ECML. "
That's because they're back in the sheds with the engine gone back to Napiers for servicing.
The Russians got a BMW failed aero Diesel and made it into the most reliable tank engine of WW2.
BR got a Napier failed aero Diesel and turned it into something almost as unreliable as a steam engine, but with a host of moving parts that made it factory service only.