News

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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We are well on our way – with a GCR Barnum classic

Thanks especially to a master woodworking craftsman with 56 years experience, work on transforming the hulk of Barnum no.228 at the Ruddington Heritage Centre has taken a massive leap forward. Scores of workings of seasoned teak, recovered from a now demolished bonded...

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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...

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Call for Volunteers on Barnum restoration

Do we have vacancies? Do we have need of volunteers? We do. Old and new....! This is to help us restore our Barnum no.228 which is feeling a bit naked, awaiting recladding and a host of jobs of all types. If you are a woodworker or a DIY expert here is something...

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See us at GCR’s Autumn Gala this weekend!

This weekend: Sat 7th & Sun 8th October, we will be exhibiting at GCR's Autumn Gala.  Come and see to us at Quorn & Woodhouse station.  We would love to talk to you about the projects we are working on and the newly restored 6-wheeler No.946 which is now on...

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MS & LR No. 946 arrives at Mountsorrel

Mountsorrel have taken delivery of our very special railway coach, MS&LR No. 946. Built by the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway in 1888, before becoming the Great Central Railway in 1899, it has taken 16 years to restore from derelict condition and...

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