Barnum brings them in…..!

The 2-day Model rail event in this amazing hot summer brought crowds to the cool main buildings at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington – and they came to see what was happening aboard our Barnum no.228 on display and open to all….and to the surprise of many! This annual event was a great opportunity…

Come see Barnum progress this weekend!

Your opportunity indeed! Coming on the last day of June Saturday and Sunday 1 July at the Heritage Centre, Ruddington, is the annual GCRN Model Railway event – at which full access will be there for visitors to see our rebuilding of 1:1 scale Barnum no.228. We will be delighted to show you around. Step…

Precisely up the wall….

It is really happening on Barnum no..228 up at Ruddington – and there is an open invite for bods with practical skills to come and help our small team, helped enormously by Peter Wilson’s wizardry with wood and metal….! Current state is that the interior side panelling of this Barnum are transforming – despite having…

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…