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Pre-ordered mine directly from Specialty Press.  The sale price, even with postage, was lower than what I'd pay Amazon and it eliminates the "middle man".  Comments when mine arrives.

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 07:39:32 pm »
Got a notice from Specialty Press that the book would be delayed a few weeks, seems the weather-induced snarl in Chicago, along with some other factors, has slowed arrival of the printed books.  I did find out I ordered early enough to get one autographed by the author, though.

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2019, 03:38:29 am »
Got a notice from Specialty Press that the book would be delayed a few weeks, seems the weather-induced snarl in Chicago, along with some other factors, has slowed arrival of the printed books.  I did find out I ordered early enough to get one autographed by the author, though.

Yeah, same here, though they seemed to blame everything but the weather... ;D

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Unfortunately, this title is caught in a massive freight delay in Chicago due to -
 
1) A Chinese import surge that was caused by potential tariff increases
2) The Chinese New Year
3) Post-holiday traffic
 
We anticipate it may be another 2 to 3 weeks before this book will be available in our warehouse to ship to you.
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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2019, 09:49:58 pm »
Yes, I noticed they said nothing about the weather, but I saw enough on the news to expect problems there.  Apparently it's the coldest Chicago has been in decades and it has snarled many aspects of life in that city and environs (I have to wonder how the commuter lines running on overhead catenary lines fared).

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2019, 11:53:06 pm »
Yes, I noticed they said nothing about the weather, but I saw enough on the news to expect problems there.  Apparently it's the coldest Chicago has been in decades and it has snarled many aspects of life in that city and environs (I have to wonder how the commuter lines running on overhead catenary lines fared).

Simple - if they don't use electric heaters or hot-air blowers, they just heat the tracks with a toasty open fire: https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a26090529/rail-company-tracks-fire-chicago/
Would be marching to the beat of his own drum, if he didn't detest marching to any drumbeat at all so much.

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2019, 04:24:34 am »
Yes, I noticed they said nothing about the weather, but I saw enough on the news to expect problems there. 

Yeah, thatís what I thought and expected to be the delay reason which is why it was odd not to be mentioned.

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2019, 06:12:37 pm »
Yes, I noticed they said nothing about the weather, but I saw enough on the news to expect problems there.  Apparently it's the coldest Chicago has been in decades and it has snarled many aspects of life in that city and environs (I have to wonder how the commuter lines running on overhead catenary lines fared).

Simple - if they don't use electric heaters or hot-air blowers, they just heat the tracks with a toasty open fire: https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a26090529/rail-company-tracks-fire-chicago/
Thing is, the catenary, overhead power lines, are just hanging out there in the wind and weather.  OTOH, steps must be available as there's lots of similar trackage in the Northeast part of the USA.

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2019, 01:30:24 pm »
Back in the old days steam n trains ran on schedule even in cold weather..

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2019, 05:44:58 pm »
I got an email that my copy has been shipped.  I hope to have it within the next week.  I'm rather looking forward to receiving it.

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2019, 08:49:34 pm »
Ditto

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2019, 11:47:38 am »
My copy arrived yesterday and, at first glance, looks to be superb, thorough, and encyclopedic.   More as I get the opportunity to properly peruse it.

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2019, 04:47:07 pm »
Yeah, my copy showed up yesterday as well. I love the paint scheme on JF-3, I don't recall having seen that before.

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Re: Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic's F-105 (DENNIS JENKINS)
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2019, 11:55:21 pm »
Could you please post some feedback about intermediate steps and unbuilt designs. The book is still unavailable in my country but I have on my list.
Thanks a lot.