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Platform 5 book - DMUs & On-Track Machines 2013 [was 2011]

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Vince Website editor

Some of you will have noticed that Platform 5 now include "On-Track Machines" in the 2011 edition of the DMU pocketbook.

The book is not as comprehensive as NPT Publishing's "On-Track Plant" series. It only includes active machines, and excludes road-railers, disposal details etc - making it ideal for the casual enthusiast.

You can buy it here on amazon.

update:

The 2012 edition is available to pre-order now!

update 2013:

The 2013 edition is now available

Robin Morel

Robin Morel

I guess they couldn't fill a whole pocket book with just DMUs now all the first generation stuff has gone ( bubble cars excepted ) so maybe just a way to keep the former number of pages?

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

Maybe, the DMU edition did always seemed the smallest of the books.

Hopefully it will also boost interest in the genre too :)

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

In the light of recent comments and the appearance of various publications it is probably worth me clarifying the Platform 5 situation with regard to OTM's.

With the full agreement of Roger Butcher/NPT Publishing basic details of what are now defined by Network Rail as 'On-Track Machines' potentially available for use on the national network are included in the Platform 5 books 'DMUS & ON-TRACK MACHINES' and 'BRITISH RAILWAYS LOCOMOTIVES & COACHING STOCK'. It should be noted that only 'On-Track Machines' are included and not what is now defined by Network Rail as 'On-Track Plant', that is machines, including road/railers, that are only permitted to used within engineering posssesions. There are no plans to include 'On-Track Plant' in the Platform titles mentioned above and no agreement exists with Roger Butcher/NPT Publishing to do this.

It is not true though to say that the Platform 5 books only include active machines as those 'On-Track Machines' in store ans awaiting disposal at the time of going to press are included.

Both NPT Publishing and Platform 5 Publishing continual monitor other publications for copyright breaches. That said, ontrackplant.com is seen as complementary to the Platform 5 Publishing titles especially through its sightings sections which are a great help for enthusiasts trying to catch up with 'On-Track Machines'.

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

The 2012 edition of the book is now listed on Amazon, and presumably a similar format to the 2011 book...

You can pre-order it here!

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

Again, it's that time of year - the 2013 is now available on Amazon for pre-ordering...

Diesel Multiple Units 2013: Including .. On-Track Machines

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