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BR liveries bookmag
« on: January 14, 2020, 11:48:39 PM »
Here's a shot of a new arrival at the newsagents this morning (I refer to the one in the middle). At the price, a couple of bucks more than the MRJ I bought recently, it's probably better value as it will be more useful!

Anyone care to do a review?

« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 11:50:56 PM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: BR liveries bookmag
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 09:07:43 AM »
It contains plenty of good photos and the associated text is very helpful. The layout is a little confusing as the order of liveries in the bookazine isn't chronological and some liveries get confused.

There's some mix up with Intercity Exec and Intercity Mainline liveries (i.e. first "Intercity" branded livery and the later unbranded version that was associated with mixed traffic use including parcels and steel traffic).

It also doesn't follow a sensible time-line. The book lists Railfreight Red-stripe, followed by Dutch followed by Railfreight grey. In reality it was R/F grey followed by red-stripe, followed by Exec Grey followed by Dutch.

It's worth buying but the dates shouldn't be used without cross-referencing with other sources.

Steven B.

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Re: BR liveries bookmag
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 09:41:23 AM »

Anyone care to do a review?


No - if it ain't black, green, maroon, desert sand, yellow ochre it's of no interest :no: ;)
The only blue is the Blue Pullman blue :D

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Re: BR liveries bookmag
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 02:02:20 PM »
i have got this magazine

not read it yet though

also a privatisation era one available


tim

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Re: BR liveries bookmag
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 09:35:48 PM »
Thanks for that, Steven.  :thumbsup:

And when I think about it, thanks to you as well, Mick. As I model the same period as you, the book is probably of limited use to me, although I am interested in all the other liveries from an historical viewpoint.  :beers:
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Re: BR liveries bookmag
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 09:23:18 AM »
I don't have the book in front of me, but from memory around a quarter to a third of the contents was pre-BR blue. Plenty of black, green, maroon & sand to enjoy.


Steven B

 

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