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Alan Charleston05/12/2018 05:08:46
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I've been casting around looking for a new project and thought I might like to give the "Minnie" traction engine a go. The snag is that the book by Leonard Mason is jaw droppingly expensive. It's no longer published and second hand ones go for upwards of $US100.

It was published by Model & Allied Publications (MAP) which over the years has morphed into Special Interest Model Books Ltd. I E-mailed them and asked if they would consider publishing it again. I received the following reply:

"We don’t have any plans to republish that particular title and in any case I would not know how to reach the author in order to clear the rights."

If anyone knows where Leonard Mason or his literary heirs are, you may wish to contact them and suggest they look at republication. Given the high price the used copies command, there's obviously a demand for it.



JasonB05/12/2018 07:06:16
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Cheaper to hunt down old magazines which are more or less whats in the book, they are on the web if you don't mind it in digital format.

Hopper05/12/2018 07:18:26
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What would the cost of building a "Minnie" be?

Might put $100 for the instructions into perspective?

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