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If you took it literally then you could do the whole series in about three issues as there are only about three modern locomotives classes.

 

 

There's no way that you could describe something built over fifty years ago as modern.

 

 

 

Jason

Hi Jason and all

 

I am not going to debate the term "modern" but what I will say I enjoy buying editions of this series. The latest issue will remain on the self as it covers trains that are too "modern" for me, but the issues that deal with the locos and units of the modernisation period I think are great.

 

For those who model diesels and electrics the series is an addition to our library of information.

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The deltics issue is out now. Just love the picture on page 7 of them being built with the protective wrapping on the windows giving the impression of blind kittens at birth!

 

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If you're "into" Deltics, you'll find that the vast majority of illustrations are familiar in this edition of MLI.

 

Nothing really new here.

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If you're "into" Deltics, you'll find that the vast majority of illustrations are familiar in this edition of MLI.

 

Nothing really new here.

My reaction too when I had a look, which is a bit disappointing as there are probably lots of photos out there.

 

The Deltics are unique in having had a Locomotives Illustrated edition devoted to them (I think the only diesel class so treated) and an MLI.

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If you're "into" Deltics, you'll find that the vast majority of illustrations are familiar in this edition of MLI.

 

Nothing really new here.

 

My reaction too when I had a look, which is a bit disappointing as there are probably lots of photos out there.

 

The Deltics are unique in having had a Locomotives Illustrated edition devoted to them (I think the only diesel class so treated) and an MLI.

Hi Robert and Peter

 

While agreeing with both of you, I do feel Colin Marsden has done well with this edition as this is such a well documented class and in a single edition of a magazine he was not going to come up with anything new. I see this as another part of the jigsaw of diesel and electric traction this series of magazines is creating.

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I just wish someone would properly proof read the mag before it goes to publication. You spot an error or two and then start to question the accuracy of other parts.

 

This issue has in the last paragraph of the middle column on page 4 reference to "previous EE Type and Type 4", I presume there is a "3" missing in there, and a completely confusing sentence across page 8 and 9 of which I presume the "and cannibalised by" bit should be "and cannibalised by".

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, and a completely confusing sentence across page 8 and 9 of which I presume the "and cannibalised by" bit should be "and cannibalised by".

You've completely lost me here, why is it confusing? I read it through ok with no confusion.

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You've completely lost me here, why is it confusing? I read it through ok with no confusion.

Actually did a MLI like proof check  on my posting - I intended to write and cannibalised by" bit should be "were cannibalised by" however looking at it afresh I would suggest that the sentence has been truncated as that printed does not make sense "In early 1980" two locos "which had been out of traffic for around two years and cannibalised by Doncaster Works."

 

As written it does not explain what happened in early 1980, all it tells us that two locos had been out of traffic for around two years and cannibalised. Think it should read

 

In early 1980" two locos "which had been out of traffic for around two years and cannibalised by Doncaster Works were cut-up.

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I'm not really into Deltics.... and will probably never model one but bought this edition anyway. Actually really enjoyed reading it.

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Its a mag I always buy, either when first out or in bulk from Kernow so that my order get to £150+ so I get free postage. Even if the subject is of no direct interest at the moment you never know what you might want to look up in the future.

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Latest issue (no.226) for August-September 2017 covers Class 23 (the Baby Deltics) and Class 28 (the Co-Bos).

 

Fascinating read. Lots of things to spot in the copious photographs.

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Bargain for $4.60 inc a directory of loco classes & subclasses. Well illustrated. Presumably the class 17 Claytons have already been covered as they would have matched the two unsuccessful classes covered well.

 

Dava

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....Presumably the class 17 Claytons have already been covered ....

 

They certainly have. Quite a while back.

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Bargain for $4.60 inc a directory of loco classes & subclasses. Well illustrated. Presumably the class 17 Claytons have already been covered as they would have matched the two unsuccessful classes covered well.

 

Dava

Yes, about 4 or 5 years ago, in the same issue as 14s, 15s and 16s. A very interesting read.

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Something of a contrast between the current issue and the next, which will cover the Eurostar trains....all under the title of 'Modern Locomotives' !

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According to Issue 226, several Metrovicks were used on Manchester-Blackpool trains. I never knew that.  :nono:

 

Perhaps the writer is confusing Blackpool with that other seaside mecca in the north west, complete with seasonal illuminations, three piers, tower etc., Barrow-in-Furness!

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This link gives a guide to what is planned for future issues.

 

http://www.mli-magazine.com/future-issues.html

 

Of course, it has deviated from it for some issues so subject to change. It has been stated that there's a desire to expand on the departmental issue with one featuring emu versions, which should be an interesting read.

 

The deltic, 28&23 issues held no interest from me personally. But I might get the Eurostar issue as I spent a lot of time near Folkstone when the channel tunnel was being finished so could be interest there.

 

Not sure on the one after Eurostar (he's featured the 92s and euro locos previously).

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I have to admit I am struggling to think of a more dull a railway subject than the Eurostars....

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I have to admit I am struggling to think of a more dull a railway subject than the Eurostars....

Eurostars dull? I know they're not Napier-powered but they're highly impressive!

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I have to admit I am struggling to think of a more dull a railway subject than the Eurostars....

 

Agree, had a look at this issue in WH Smiths and quickly decided, for the first time in quite a while, not to buy MLI.

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It depends I guess what your interest is.

 

If you're interested in diesels you're less likely to be interested in most modern emus.though not always the case of course.

 

I haven't had chance to take a look at this issue.

 

I can't see that there's much in the way of locos not already covered unless they revisit past issues as an update on the classes.

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have they done an issue on shunters? 08/09/13? Colin Marsden did hint on his website that one issue would cover diesel depots. I am looking forward to this, however, if the subject matter is getting thin, maybe future issues could cover a depot per issue? Toton, Eastleigh, Donny works, BREL Swindon, could all warrant issues of their own.

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have they done an issue on shunters? 08/09/13? Colin Marsden did hint on his website that one issue would cover diesel depots. I am looking forward to this, however, if the subject matter is getting thin, maybe future issues could cover a depot per issue? Toton, Eastleigh, Donny works, BREL Swindon, could all warrant issues of their own.

 

Issue 202 dealt with those shunters. Issue 217 dealt with the smaller shunters and pre-BR design shunters.

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I have that, but from what i gather it was a going to be a special MLI issue ( possibly the last as C Marsden has retired) under the MLI banner

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