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David Clark 129/08/2013 09:59:53
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Best Of Model Engineer Volume 3

I do hope you will Pre-order this Special Edition magazine. I think you will get as much enjoyment reading it as I did compiling and editing it.

Best Wishes

David Clark Editor - Best of Model Engineer Volume 3.

Preview the contents here.

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Edited By Katy Purvis on 05/09/2013 10:42:19

Russell Eberhardt29/08/2013 10:29:42
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MEW 207 has an advert for the above at £5.99. It includes a full set of drawings and build instructions for the Lynx NE15 engine.

The same issue lists booklet and drawings for the same engine on special offer, reduced from£79 to "ONLY £59"! Some bargainsmiley

Russell.

DMB29/08/2013 10:48:06
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Russell,
I think this is yet another example that the bean counters ("charge as much as the market will bear") have taken full overall control of the company!
John

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Russell Eberhardt29/08/2013 10:56:57
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Posted by DMB on 29/08/2013 10:48:06:
Russell,
I think this is yet another example that the bean counters ("charge as much as the market will bear" have taken full overall control of the company!
John

Edited By DMB on 29/08/2013 10:49:49

Bean counters are necessary but they should provide a service to management not control it. This is one of the problems in UK industry - how many chief execs in large enginneering companies are engineers?

Russell.

Michael Gilligan29/08/2013 11:33:26
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Posted by Russell Eberhardt on 29/08/2013 10:29:42:

MEW 207 has an advert for the above at £5.99. It includes a full set of drawings and build instructions for the Lynx NE15 engine.

The same issue lists booklet and drawings for the same engine on special offer, reduced from£79 to "ONLY £59"! Some bargainsmiley

Russell.

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This begs a question for David Clark ...

Is the "full set of drawings and build instructions for the Lynx NE15 engine" sufficient ?

... or is there essential extra information in the expensive booklet ?

MichaelG.

Bazyle29/08/2013 12:01:14
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Read the writing at the bottom of the picture - implies enough info to me. I notice that these special publicatons often include IC engine designs rather than steam engines.

JasonB29/08/2013 13:38:54
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David, is there any chance of putting a preview page on the site much like we can view the contents of the current ME or MEW on the homepage, that way people will know what they are pre ordering.

If its just a reprint of the Lynx articles and drawings that were in the magazine then there is not enough info, the drawings and build notes that Malcom did had all the info.

Also is it available digitally or just in printed form?

J

Edited By JasonB on 29/08/2013 13:40:12

David Clark 129/08/2013 15:03:25
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Hi There

The magazine includes Malcolm's construction book text and essential photos.

The drawings are A4 rather than the £59 copy which is A3 but they are perfectly readable.

I have left a few photos out of the magazine to save space that were of basic milling and turning but all the essential photographs are included.

The original price of £79.95 was because we had to recover the significant amount of money that we paid for the copyright to Malcolm's engine plans and text.

It took me two years to buy the copyright for the company.

There was also a lot of effort put into doing the original £79 booklet. There were hundreds of photos to sort through (many were similar, duplicates almost) as well as all the text I had to edit. This was not a quick job and although I did not get paid for it, I did it to ensure that the designs would not be lost forever. And for you, the reader's benefit.

I will add a preview page shortly linked from the home page.

It might be available as digital in the future but WH Smith in the UK have sole selling rights.

It will be available in some countries overseas, probably USA, Canada and Australia at least.

However, if overseas I would advise you to Pre-order now while stocks last. I doubt stocks will last long, they are selliing like hot cakes.

regards david

 

Preview the contents here.

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Michael Gilligan29/08/2013 17:58:57
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That's excellent, David

A very big Thank You

MichaelG.

JasonB29/08/2013 18:13:48
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Thanks David, looks to be a good even spread of subjects. Ordered mine a couple of hours ago.

J

Stub Mandrel29/08/2013 20:21:38
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That's what I assumed - the drawings would be at the original published size, rather than full size.

Sets of drawings printed on demand will always be more costly - the fixed cost is the same but MHS could sell a thousand times as many copies of the special as the plans.

Neil

David Clark 129/08/2013 21:25:00
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Hi Stub Mandrel

Quite right.

For the £79 package someone has to stand at the photocopier, copy 15 A3 plans and 70+ a4 pages then collate them and bind them.

It all takes time wheras once the magazine is being printed, it is obviousley cheaper.

Why £5.99? Because we had two choices, 68 pages at £4.99 or 100 pages at £5.99.

No contest really, 32 pages for an extra £1.

regards David

David Clark 130/08/2013 10:36:26
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Hi There

The Pre-Order button takes you to the Best Of Model Engineer Volume 3 Pre-Order page.

I do not earn commision on this button link.

The button does count clicks but nothing else.

It does not collect personal information.

regards david

David Clark 130/08/2013 13:16:19
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Please note, it will be very easy to use a photocopier to enlarge tha A4 drawings to the original size of A3. This should only cost about 20p a copy so about £3 for all 15 sheets.

This is perfectly legal if copying for your own private use and will keep the magazine clean rather than using it in the workshop.

regards David

JasonB30/08/2013 16:47:11
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Or just scan them into your computer and enlarge parts as needed then print onto A4 or onto A3 if you have a printer like me.

Ziggar30/08/2013 17:37:56
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so its not 'actually' available now then, its only really available to pre-order

when is it going to be actually really physically available to pick up a real physical copy in the shops ?

z

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JasonB30/08/2013 17:45:48
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If pre ordered ones are due for delivery 27th sept I would assume in the shops 1st week October if its anything like subscription copies.

But don't assume your branch of WHSmith will have it or if they do when they may decide to put it on the shelves if the previous specials are anything to go by.

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David Clark 130/08/2013 18:42:48
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Hi There

Where did the 27 September come from for Pre-orders?

They were passed for press onTuesday so I assume they are being printed now.

They have to be delivered to WH Smith at least a fortnight early so they can sit in the warehouse.

I suspect they may post them out next week.

Best to order now, I would think at least half the office stock has been sold but won't know until Tuesday when I get the figures.

regards David

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Gray6230/08/2013 18:47:30
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From the email I received, it stated that this would go to press Tuesday 27 August, so I am expecting my copy any time soon laugh

CB

David Clark 130/08/2013 18:49:08
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See, told you so.

Better order it now before it sells out.

 
Preview the contents here.

Edited By David Clark 1 on 30/08/2013 18:52:25

Edited By Katy Purvis on 05/09/2013 10:43:31

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