Royal Review at Nunckley Hill…..

The Court Circular for Thursday 24 July announced that HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, had visited the Nunckley Hill and Rothley Community Centre. That bald statement covered the massive event of the year at the end of the Mountsorrel branch for Director Steve...

Barnum bogies outed! – classic team success

A massive collaborative effort, under the direction of Trustee Mike Lang, means RST has done it at last. Removing the two bogies – each weighing over 7 ½ tons – from beneath the jacked up body of Barnum no.228 at the Heritage Centre at Ruddington. This was finally...

NRM came and went….

A somewhat unexpected event was the arrival on site at Ruddington of an inspecting delegation from the Science Museum and its subsidiary the National Railway Museum. The objective was to inspect the NRM Barnum, stabled at the Heritage Centre and to start the...

Critically vital Barnum Bogie roll….

Glorious First of June. And a major step forward – step? Well very much more than just one….! Thanks to the excellently co-ordinated Yard work led by GCRN’s Mike Fairburn and Dave Morris, the first of the two bogies of Barnum no.228, under the singular...

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...