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2 hours ago, Peter Kazmierczak said:

Has anyone seen/received a copy yet? "Amazon" says published 6th Nov, but delivery time shown as between the end of Dec 2023 and May 2024!


Crecy is now saying January.

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3 hours ago, Peter Kazmierczak said:

Has anyone seen/received a copy yet? "Amazon" says published 6th Nov, but delivery time shown as between the end of Dec 2023 and May 2024!

Hello Peter, unlike the main owner Amazon we have no plans to go into space off the proceeds of our customers. But we did post on 3 November the latest on this title and a few others as we do our best for customers.

 

Just passing on the news as we all expected several titles to be in stock around now, but the publishers Crecy seem to have had issues as they now advise that October/November releases for these two titles are put back to January 2024.

 

We already have advance orders for these which we will honour when the publishers actually release them, meanwhile we are still taking advance orders for those customers who want to roll them into our Christmas Bonus Offer, which means we will send out what you order now and the two delayed titles to follow in January.

 

All very frustrating for everyone of course, the titles affected are:

 

British Railways Freight Terminals Since 1960

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British Railways Diesel and Electric Locomotives

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Also suffering delays are Lightmoor Press with these two titles now due late November rather than the anticipated late October.

 

The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass Post-War Boom and Bust on the North Trans Pennine

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Also caught in the same delay is:

The L&NER Delivers the Goods Volume Two The Scottish and North Eastern Areas

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These two are expected to arrive with us late November so will be shipped ASAP upon arrival.

 

Our own new title Sir Nigel Gresley The L.N.E.R.'s First C.M.E. is very much still on target for release on 15 November as planned.

 

https://strathwood.co.uk/products/sir-nigel-gresley-the-l-n-e-r-s-first-c-m-e-launched-15-november-2023

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I've had this book on pre-order with Amazon for months. Last week they showed delivery due today, Monday 8th April, however I just received a cancellation of order from Amazon due to the unavailability of the book. It's still shown as available to order from Waterstones, WH Smith etc.

 

Does anyone know what is happening with this title?

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14 minutes ago, WILLIAM said:

I've had this book on pre-order with Amazon for months. Last week they showed delivery due today, Monday 8th April, however I just received a cancellation of order from Amazon due to the unavailability of the book. It's still shown as available to order from Waterstones, WH Smith etc.

 

Does anyone know what is happening with this title?

 

I did try to email the author, but he seems to have changed his email since I last contacted him. Have just asked Crecy (the publishers) what's afoot - awaiting their reply.

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Latest I can offer on this saga having just spoken to Crecy, myself.

 

They hope to have British Railways Diesel and Electric Locomotives released now in early May and British Railways Freight Terminals Since 1960 for late May...

 

As frustrating as this latest news is, the fact seems to be that Crecy are focusing on the aviation market for the future.

 

Needless to say, as we order stock every week from Crecy we will let everyone know if we get a "hard" publication date for these as we have many customers waiting patiently for these titles.

 

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It sounds like it will be here eventually which is great but I wonder what the 'data' cut off date was before it was sent to the publisher? There's been quite a few disposals relatively recently including class 58s, 91s, 69 conversions etc., and I wonder if they made it into the book? Of course it would never be up to date as things are constantly changing.

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On 08/04/2024 at 12:43, WILLIAM said:

I've had this book on pre-order with Amazon for months. Last week they showed delivery due today, Monday 8th April, however I just received a cancellation of order from Amazon due to the unavailability of the book. It's still shown as available to order from Waterstones, WH Smith etc.

 

Does anyone know what is happening with this title?


My Amazon pre-order is still in place at the moment. 
 

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