The first in a series of books documenting the final 2 decades of East German railways steam operations, here we have 90-plus full-page black & white photos of Deutsche Reichsbahn dampfloks, both roster shots and train shots (and what a variety of trains!) with plenty of railway infrastructure on display.
Book 1 concentrates more of the tender locos and less on the tank locos, but all of the pictures are clear, well reproduced and full of interest to the steam enthusiast and modeller.
Text is all German, but the captions are pretty easily deciphered with regard to location and date.
I wanted a tablet to use on the daily commute and to give me a lighter alternative to taking a netbook when away at weekends, so did a bit of research for an budget Android 7" tablet before buying.
The Ainol ElfII appeared to offer a very good all-round package ('droid 4.0 ICS, decent technical spec, decent battery life). And so it proved. Tablet was promptly shipped from within the UK and well packaged. It was fairly easy to set up (despite the abundance of native Chinese apps pre-installed).
Physical - it's light enough to use one-handed (as an e-book reader) and just thick enough to grip properly. Will get warm in the lower left corner when gaming or playing HD… Read more