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Looking back at DMUs II The Outside Contractors

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Looking back at DMUs II The Outside Contractors

The last volume in this highly collectable series deals with the British Railways 1st generation DMU & Railbus fleets supplied by the outside contractors including:

A.C. Cars, A.E.C., B.R.C.W., Bristol E.C.W., British United Traction, Cravens,

Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co., Metropolitan-Cammell,

Park Royal Vehicles Ltd., Pressed Steel,

and D. Wickham & Co. Ltd.

Dealing with each of their designs in turn we look at a number of differences, workings and the wide variety of liveries they have carried from introduction in the 1950s through to the 1990s with an emphasis upon the first three decades.

Fans of the Blue Pullmans can feast upon a wide selection of previously unseen views.

Throughout the 120 pages we have selected the very best colour photographs available to bring back the heyday of the DMU fleet.

Once again a limited print run of just 1000 copies so to avoid disappointment do not delay making your order.

HARDBACK 120 pages full colour

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Just a heads up after a few folk gave me a hard time as they missed out on copies of Diesels& Electrics to the Scrapyards, and Looking back at Shunters I & II as these were also shorter run publications, suggesting I did not give fair warning. Well this is to let you know the six latest titles on LMR Engine Sheds and DMUs have already sold half their print runs in their first fourteen days. So there we are, this will be the case of shorter print runs on all future titles, speaking of which the Eastern & North Eastern region's sheds will get the treatment next.

 

Kevin

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Kevin,

 

any news on future diesel and electric titles?

 

best regards

 

Dan

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Sixties Diesel & Electric Days Remembered VI is in the next batch of releases, very soon.

 

Kevin

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Just a heads up, that's 900 of the 1000 copies of each of the two DMU books now sold. The answer will be the same as for those who have already been asking will I be reprinting the Shunter's books or Diesels & Electrics to the Scrapyards? No! Instead resources going to Sixties Diesels & Electric Days Remembered VI which is in the next batch of books back from the printers.

 

Kevin

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I will have copies of both of these excellent books for sale at Expo EM this weekend.

 

Simon

 

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That's us down to less than fifty copies of both Looking back at DMUs volumes I and II in our warehouse, this same stock take has also revealed we have one damaged copy each of Looking back at Shunters I & II also one copy each only of Large Logo Salute and Looking back at Stanier Locomotives also slightly damaged. Get in touch if you are interested.

 

Kevin

 

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Down to just 7 copies of Looking back at DMUs II and less than 20 copies of Looking back at DMUs I, don't complain if you miss out by waiting for bargains. Most of the usual retailers will have copies for short while longer too, so if you want to see before you buy as it seems from reading on other threads many of you do, then check them out at a model railway exhibition near you very soon.

 

Kevin

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They are lovely books to have......so if you are interested in DMUs of the modernisation period you should have bought your copies by now.

 

If you are up for it Kevin a volume 3 supplement would be nice.  

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6 hours ago, Strathwood said:

Just four copies each of Volumes I & II left in the warehouse, now.

 

Kevin

One less of each left now.

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Thanks for the kind remarks, just one copy of each left now.

 

Focusing on a few more Sixties & Seventies Diesel & Electric  Days Remembered books for later in the year.

 

As a tease will be releasing a book on the Woodhead electrics very soon, too.

 

Kevin

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1 hour ago, Strathwood said:

As a tease will be releasing a book on the Woodhead electrics very soon, too.

 

Now that I will most definitely be getting!

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For those who have missed out one or two retailers will still have copies, after that we have twelve slightly bumped copies of volume I left.

 

Kevin

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