Pullis desperate for Glenn Murray to return to the Palace team

TONY Pulis says he is “desperate” to get striker Glenn Murray back in the Crystal Palace team after his return from injury.

Speaking ahead of Palace’s game with Manchester United on Saturday evening, the Palace gaffer said he was looking forward to last season’s top scorer’s return.

“Glenn’s got another week under his belt, he’s trained really hard and he’s a natural goalscorer, he got 30-odd goals last year before he got injured so we’re desperate to get him back and get him in the team,” Pulis said.

The former Stoke City manager also quipped that one more point than the team who finishes 18th would keep his side up.

He added: “The important thing is you try and go out and win every game. I don’t think we can look any further than the next game in this league.

“If you win games, you’ve got to keep your feet on the ground and keep pushing forward and that’s how it’s got to be from now until the end of the season.”

And the Welshman once again praised the Eagles’ support, who he thinks are a vital part of the team’s success.

Pulis said: “The supporters have been wonderful, they’ve been absolutely magnificent. They’ve picked the baton up and really led from the front. The whole experience of a Premier League game like that at Palace starts with the supporters. They have really, really led the team.

“The players really understand and appreciate the support they’ve got. The supporters understand how difficult this task is and how difficult it will be. They’ve been absolutely fantastic and a credit to football supporters in general.

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LNWR 6 Wheel Brakevan

Looking back at my records it is July 2012 since I last did anything to this kit. Had the opportunity to get the last bits for it at Watford so decided to see what I could do. Here are the results, stepboards added from brass angle with notches cut out with disc in the mini drill and then stays added from plastic strip. Handrails added from very thin plastic rod. Tissue paper added to the roof for that canvas effect and finally chimney from plastic rod. A good afternoons work. Now to paint and glaze.



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3mm Northampton exhibition

St James Church in association with the Northants Group of the 3mm Society are holding their first model railway exhibition on Saturday 22nd February.

The show is being held at

St James Church,

St James Road,




5mins walk from Northampton railway station.


Opening times – 10.00 – 16.00


Admission – Adult £3.00

                   Children £2.00 (under 5 free).


3mm scale layouts include:-

Hennock – Steve Fackrell

Hemyock Road – Mark Haynes

Sabins End – Kevin West

Tri-ang TT Display layout – Kevin West

& a working diorama by Martin Richie


There will also be layouts in other scales, trade support, refreshments and a bring and buy/secondhand sale.



Under the weather

Should of gone back to work today but inherited a hacking cough, sore throat and very little voice which came out in earnest yesterday. As I was suppose to be at a conference today not much point if you cannot take part in the conversation! Thumping head too. Typical it should happen this week when I have a couple of days off!


Watford Finescale Show

The next Watford Finescale Show will be held on 14th/15th February 2015 at Parmiters School, High Elms Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire.  WD25 0UU (Google Maps)

Show Opening Times
Saturday 10:30 to 17:30
Sunday 10:00 to 16:30
The Watford Finescale Show has come and gone for another year. The show was well received by our visitors, and we have had a lot of good comment on the content of the exhibition, and the way it was presented.

Our numbers were down on Saturday, but given the appalling weather over night, that was not surprising. Can we please thank all of you that braved the dreadful conditions to get to the show; we hope you thought it worthwhile.

May we also thank our layout owners and traders for their continued support of the event. It was not easy for them to get to the show and we were very fortunate that only one trader had to drop out. Thanks guys for your faith in us.

Planning is starting on next year’s Watford Finescale Show and the dates for 2015 are 14th & 15th February. Make a note in your diaries and we hope to see you there.

We will be adding information to this site as the show develops; so do keep an eye on it to keep up to date with plans for next year.


Kent and East Sussex Gala

As part of the celebrations to celebrate the 40th anniversary of reopening of the Kent & East Sussex Railway, the railway will be holding a three day gala over the late spring bank holiday weekend; 24/25/26th May 2014. As well as featuring six members of the “home” steam fleet, representing classes of engine that have run on the line since 1974, there will also be a welcome return appearance by Sentinal 0-4-0 vertical boilered tank locomotive “Gervase” – the only chance to see this unique loco in the South of England this year. ‘Gervase’ previously worked on the internal railway system at a sand…


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Terrier Chassis 2

More progress on the Terrier chassis after tea. Found on closer inspection that with the 3smr bearings the wheels were out of gauge for 13.5 (alright for 14.2, sorry Mr.P). So out came the grinding disc on the mini drill to thin down the rims. Added the centre drivers c/w gear cradle (is box the right terminology?) and took some more pics




Long way to go but pleased with progress to date.


New editor for BRM

Seems like everyone is moving around in model railway mag world as this appreared

On behalf of everyone at BRM, it is with great pleasure to formally announce Ben Jones as Managing Editor across our Railway Modelling portfolio.

Ben will be no stranger to most of you, having held the position of editor on Model Rail since 2008.


Ben joins BRM with immediate effect, following the magazine’s extensive relaunch in November 2013. He will, of course, be tasked with further improving the magazine and I am sure he’ll be joining in discussions on RMweb to get your thoughts.



Please join me in wishing Ben all the very best.



Steve Cole

Associate Publisher – Railway Modelling