We wanted Brass taps – but then…..

A tale of the unexpected…..! That specialist period sanitary ware and collector of fittings and etceteras from way back, with fascinating catalogues going back into the late 1800s when lavatories were being incorporated into passenger carriages (so that compulsory comfort stops were avoided – so speeding train journeys), our friend Simon Kirby produced for us…

Treasures abound ….

It’s the same on every heritage railway. We have all seen it! There is a need to find space for the gleanings of enthusiasts for treasures – all sorts of kit going for a song, that might be useful! There is no difference at Ruddington – but every minute secure and undercover space is invaluable…

Vacuum brake cylinders – bulk purchase?

As the work progresses on the underframe and running gear – especially as there is quite a lot of missing kit on Barnum no.228 at Ruddington – the search is on for metalworkers to produce the brake actuation rodding and hangers, then to seek suppliers of dynamo and vacuum brake cylinders. The safety-critical brake cylinders…

Barnum Bogies out – and rolling….!

Hot off the Press – the latest from Ruddington – and the Rolling Stock Trust….. In a supreme effort of concentration, and thanks to the loan of jacks and stands from RVP, our Barnum no.228, at the Ruddington Heritage Centre, has been lifted sufficiently to enable the two bogies to be extracted, out each end.…