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Think its running out of subjects now. It's been good but would have liked a bit more reading  but there has been quite a few errors in it sadly 

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Issue 239 Class 47 & 57 - New Era is out now.

 

Like the last issue covering the 37s this recaps the construction, green, blue and what they term “the broken up railway “ before going on to update the history through privatisation and preservation. As usual a full fleet list is included.


Of particular interest is a short piece on the development locos 47601, 901 and the 48s with a 4mm scale drawing of 47901, side, front and plan.


A good selection of pictures and a good read.

 

The next issue covers preserved electric locos and multiple units which I don’t think will be a best seller but let’s see.

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Next issue could be interesting though if its includes all/most of the non-authentic liveries preserved locos have carried making it a useful reference work. Not keen on the repeating of the construction etc in the last two issues when it could have been addressed by referring to the earlier issue so allowing space for more pictures.

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1 minute ago, Butler Henderson said:

Next issue could be interesting though if its includes all/most of the non-authentic liveries preserved locos have carried making it a useful reference work. Not keen on the repeating of the construction etc in the last two issues when it could have been addressed by referring to the earlier issue so allowing space for more pictures.

I think the magazine is running out of material, perhaps time to turn the clock back to steam....

 

I would buy all the issues at one time then they reached the point where all the interesting stuff had been covered and they were finding inventive ways to make another issue - I stopped buying at that point

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40 minutes ago, michaelp said:

Was there ever an issue that covered the Class08/09 shunters?

 

Yes Michael; Issue 202, Aug/Sep 2013, covered Classes 08/09/10/13.

 

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The last two issues for me have been poor. 

Devoting around a quarter of the mag to stuff you have already covered especially when it's called 'the new era .

GBRF operated class 47s on the gypsum trains in 2014 hardly gets a mention.

 

Paul

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