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choochoo_baloo10/03/2019 00:05:45
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Hello all,

Due to a previous machine tool thread, I’ve been told I need to refer to a back issue of MEW. However, I was wondering if there’s an index type database somewhere whereby the issue can be identified by particular topic?

Furthermore, does the digital subscription produce a pdf of back issues for reading offline?

Thanks in advance.

Edited By choochoo_baloo on 10/03/2019 00:06:13

Thor10/03/2019 05:14:07
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Neil (Stub Mandrel) has a MEW index here. Another index here.

Thor

AdrianR10/03/2019 08:08:04
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On the page about the archive it says

"Please note that the Online Archive does not allow you to download and read issues offline. If you have a Digital or Print + Digital Subscription you can download your subscription issue by following the instructions at www.model-engineer.co.uk/digitalaccess."

To me it sounds like you can access the archive online, and can only download new issues as they are published.

I wanted some back issues, I have the print only subscription and contacted them to upgrade it. I gave up, first call they told me I could only do it at renewal time, and if i wanted it now i would have to buy a second subscription.

Second call to them, I can upgrade, but have to cancel my existing subscription. I was not totally convinced I would get a refund. Plus as my wife bought the subscription using paypal, I would have to do the whole lot by email.

A lot of faf, and knowing my luck I would either end up with no refund or missing a few issues.

I am now just buying them on ebay.

What issues do you want I have a few duplicate issues.

choochoo_baloo11/03/2019 17:31:21
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Posted by AdrianR on 10/03/2019 08:08:04:

I am now just buying them on ebay.

What issues do you want I have a few duplicate issues.

I've decided I'll do the same Adrian! However I'd rather buy them off of a fellow forum member, so thanks for the offer.

I need issues 156 & 157. If you have these, I'll BACS you the money.

Neil Wyatt12/03/2019 13:38:08
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I think they can take a print sub and convert it into a credit to extend a digital sub, but I'm not 100% sure of the details.

If you get stuck, email me and I can put you in touch with someone who can help.

For paper back issues mags-uk usually has about a year's worth of issues available (varies due to demand).

Pocketmags has digital back issues no 192, August 2012, plus the 25 year special.

Neil

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