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Hugh Longworth's book on pre-Nationalisation coaching stock





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#26 Pint of Adnams

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 14:06

Hi guys

 

 

I was told early last year they were aiming to get it out at Warley (last December), so maybe it is aiming for Warley this year.

Warley, Warley - say no more. Errr… what happens at Warley?

 

I've previously noted that combining railways can serve no masters rather than the proverbial bad two. So CLC stock is (logically) in the LMS book but most of it came from the GC, GN and then LNER... and where is the former M&GN stock that was part-Midland/LMS listed? I admit that there is no simple way to address these anomalies but there must be a better way than the planned two volumes.


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#27 Purley Oaks

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 21:38

Book Depository (owned by Amazon) has it slated for publication on 1 September 2018 here: https://www.bookdepo...81818734&sr=1-3

Mal

 

Edit to add that Crecy Publishing give publication as 28 September 2018


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:47

Re my previous post: now on the Book Depository website for publication on 1 April 2019, not an April Fool, I hope!


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 01:38

Crecy now says October 31 http://www.crecy.co....-coaching-stock

 

If the previous comments in the thread are correct that Crecy doesn't sell to Amazon that it may be safe to guess that means they don't sell to the Book Depository either.



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 15:29

Crecy now says October 31 http://www.crecy.co....-coaching-stock

 

If the previous comments in the thread are correct that Crecy doesn't sell to Amazon that it may be safe to guess that means they don't sell to the Book Depository either.

Doesn't appear to be true as Dave Larkins' and Peter Tatlows' books are listed on Amazon, and discounted

 

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#31 Peter Kazmierczak

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 15:36

If it isn't on Amazon, I'm afraid that's really going to reduce the market for it. Then what'll happen to the planned follow-up volume?

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 11:43

If it isn't on Amazon, I'm afraid that's really going to reduce the market for it. Then what'll happen to the planned follow-up volume?

 

Perhaps then though the publisher will make sufficient profit from the first to make it worth actually publishing the second!


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#33 Hugh Longworth

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 10:43

Volume 1 is off to the printers tomorrow.  Volume 2 is with the publishers and due out in February.

 

Enjoy

 

Hugh Longworth


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:18

Hi Guys

 

I'm just letting you know that the book is with the publishers (Crecy), and it will hopefully be available within a few months.  And volume 2 will follow to complete the subject.

 

It is very similar to by BR Mark 1 & Mark 2 book (and also my EMU and DMU books).  It is a massive subject and when I started I had a vague idea it might be one volume.  I've been searching through archives and making a lot of contacts, and I'm pleasantly surprised at the amount of information that is there when you start digging.

 

It will include all carriage stock (including NPCS) that was inherited by British Railways (from the Big Four and pre-grouping companies), as well as stock built by BR to pre-nationalisation designs.  I'm sure it will fill a gap.

 

I've been amazed to find the wide variety of stock that BR acquired, including 4 wheel and six wheeled stock, with some dating back to the 1890s.

 

Just to whet your appetite, this first volume contains 1168 diagrams and 9876 vehicles in the LNER section and 624 diagrams and 9876 vehicles in the GWR section.

 

I hope you enjoy it. Volume 2 should follow on in 6-9 months DV.

 

Hugh Longworth

 

Sounds like a useful book if you model British Railways.



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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:23

Sounds like a useful book if you model British Railways.

 

Drawing attention to the older stock running in the 1950s might just encourage the manufacturers to cast their net wider - as they've already started to do in the case of the Southern Region. Vide the inclusion of generic pre-group carriage categories in this year's Wishlist Poll. As we know, pre-grouping is interesting if it made it to the 50s...


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:48

I don't know where this idea that Crecy books aren't on Amazon comes from.   :scratchhead: 

 

I've bought loads of Crecy books from Amazon and other online retailers.

 

 

The author even has a dedicated page on Amazon.

 

https://www.amazon.c...1061&sr=1-2-ent

 

 

Could people be mistaking them for another publisher such as Lightmoor/Black Dwarf who don't supply to discount booksellers?

 

 

 

 

Jason



#37 Peter Kazmierczak

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 13:46

Hallelujah

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 12:32

Has anyone purchased this book yet? I presume Crecy have it in stock now but still not on Amazon.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 13:30

Has anyone purchased this book yet? I presume Crecy have it in stock now but still not on Amazon.

I had thought Crecy didn't sell on Amazon. Perhaps they have changed tack.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 13:39

I had thought Crecy didn't sell on Amazon. Perhaps they have changed tack.

 

Crecy may not sell directly, but that need not stop book dealers and wholesalers selling it on Amazon



#41 Peter Kazmierczak

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 23:08

The Crecy website includes an image for the cover of Vol 2, covering the SR and LMS.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 00:43

Book Depository now has it down for an April 2019 release.