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14671[7mm NGA] Re: WLLR Book Review

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  • John C
    Apr 3, 2011
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      However, the L&M book has 26% more pages than the WLLR book and an Index. The price per page works out very similar. (13.75p vs 13.42p).

      John

      --- In 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Hingley" <pdh@...> wrote:
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      > The L&M book is also quite staggeringly expensive, perhaps
      > in part due to the un necessary use of colour printing, which
      > is why (much though I love the legend of the L&M and that beautiful
      > part of Staffordshire) I have not yet bought a copy !
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      > PDH
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      > From: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com [mailto:7mmnga@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of andrewyoung@...
      > Sent: 02 April 2011 12:52
      > To: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [7mm NGA] Re: WLLR Book Review
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      >
      > Gents,
      >
      > My Link produced L&M book is out on the table at the moment after
      > spending
      > Tuesday, walking along part of the Manifold Way with my brother's
      > family,
      > I've just picked it up. Whilst it is an exquisite publication and
      > certainly sets the standard for the future. It could equally be argued
      > that the majority of colour in the book is a 'nice to have' rather than
      > a
      > 'must have'. Yes there are coloured maps and inked in drawings which are
      > nice, yet the most use of colour for the main part has been to give the
      > photos a sepia tinge rather than pure b&w!
      >
      > Equally, I like the Wild Swan layout, and as Adrian says, not much of
      > the
      > book could've been published in colour anyway, unless someone drew some
      > coloured drawings. I did wonder when I read the review of the W&L book
      > in
      > the Review, whether there was an element of sour grapes in that the book
      > had been published by Wild Swan rather than by RCL....
      >
      > In conclusion, we should be thankful that there are three high quality
      > publishers of books on the narrow gauge for us to spend our money on:
      >
      > Firstly there's Wild Swan, the format is slightly dated now, but that
      > doesn't stop my enjoyment from reading them and I have quite a few!
      >
      > Secondly, RCL, The quality of the Spooner Album, Slate Quarry and other
      > albums are second to none and I would have to rate their L&M book as the
      > best in the field making the best of modern technology.
      >
      > Thirdly is Rail Romances, currently making my way through Iron Sherpa
      > Vol
      > 2, runs the L&M book very closely for being the best imho!!
      >
      > For me, these would be complete with a good quality history of the
      > Corris.
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Andrew
      >
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