Special castings for the Barnum

Brand new castings have been delivered for attachment to the Barnum no.228. GCR Rolling Stock Trust took the decision to recast four of the cast-iron buffer casings as those taken from the three Barnums would not make up an original four. A feature of the casting is the challenging top mounted footstep. Under Peter Wilson’s…

Gnomes work all hours…..

Greetings Barnum followers….. This time we have real good and real bad news to impart….. Big strides continue with the fitting out of the Barnum body-shell – with the floor taken up in sequence over the bogies. The first bogie on cursory inspection from above appears to have considerable weight of metal. But the second…

BARNUM DATE NOT TO MISS!

The best news of 2018 from the Rolling Stock Trust…..! We are on our way big time with our next restoration project, Barnum saloon no.228! Thanks to amazing woodworking skills – machining and profiling teak boards for cladding of internal and external body sides – a dramatic advance is in the offing. And if you…

“Come & See” Event at GCRN

  Come-and-See event at GCRN – call to members and surviving families “It is to be a GCR-themed “Come-and-See” event on Sunday 17 September, especially for Members of the Great Central Railway Society and as many GCR enthusiast friends as possible.” announces Roger Penson, Executive Trustee of GCR Rolling Stock Trust. “All GCR enthusiasts are welcome –…

Researching Barnum Interiors

As the GCR RST is planning its restorations of the four big “Barnums”, some interesting factors have emerged which will affect or assist the four remaining of the type: (See Barnum story – Articles) The first is that Keith Stimpson has come forward with an ability which is already being utilised to transfer all the drawings…