News

Barnums….So we really need internal ventilation ?

There has been some heavy thinking going on about what we should provide for the travelling public when each of the Barnums is hopefully returned to traffic – in quite a number of years yet. Do we need to apply piped services in the planning now? And how much...

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Sprung body-side delays teak cladding work on Barnum

Placing the teak boarding on the interior walls of the second of the two saloons of Barnum no.228 came to an unexpected halt recently when it was discovered that screws retaining two of the main forged steel brackets retaining the side of the carriage to the main...

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Very sad loss of Trustee Richard Potter

We are most awfully sorry to tell you that Richard Potter, one of our senior Trustees in GCR Rolling Stock Trust is no longer with us. After an increasingly aggravating battle with Parkinson's disease he lost that fight on Tuesday last, 31 July, at home in Burton...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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If you go down…..you will find a nice surprise….

Thanks to the skills of the Centre's woodworking volunteers, take a nice comfortable step up for a close-up inspection of the fabulous little vintage 6-wheel carriage now on display at Nunckley Hill Museum – with the arrival of a new access stairway and platform.  You...

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Black art rust prevention of Barnum frames

After a blitz on rust and scale, the frames of Barnum no.228 advanced in a sequence that allows for the floor timbers to be reinstalled and the next stage of assembly of newly machined and shaped teak boards to be fitted. Since these floor timbers were placed...

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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...

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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...

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