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Re: Rev. W. Awdry's Railway Series Books Discussion

Post by Frankthetriviaman on Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:16 pm

Does anyone else find it amazing how reverend Awdry was able to release one book a year for so many years; and he only stopped when he ran out of ideas
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Post by Diesel 11 on Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:34 am

I do. I can make stories using Wooden Railway trains, but when I sit down to try to write them, I have good ideas, but am not very patient. Writing seems to take forever!!
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Post by Frankthetriviaman on Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:58 am

That's just it; writing is a game of patience; just give yourself some time and the stories will flow naturally
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Post by Diesel 11 on Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:02 am

Yeah.

The one thing I wish is that the Culdee Fell Railway would have more books.
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Post by JRCS on Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:04 pm

I agree. The characters have a lot of potiential for development and it would have been great to have more Mountain Railway illustrations.
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Post by Frankthetriviaman on Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:56 pm

Well, the thing is reverend Awdry himself admitted he couldn't think of too many stories involving them, so that is why we only have the one book with four stories.
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Post by Diesel 11 on Fri May 01, 2015 1:49 am

Yeah, I know. But if they introduce some diesels, we might get some good stories.
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Post by Frankthetriviaman on Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:12 am

I have a special edition book of the railway series. It's one book, with all 26 volumes. The binding is breaking after all these years, but there is no way I'm throwing it out.
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Post by Diesel 11 on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:00 pm

I have the new edition of it, from last year.
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Post by PolkaDotSideplates on Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:01 am

Frank, IKR? I had to make a custom cover for mine.
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Post by Frankthetriviaman on Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:17 am

Mines got a lot of tape on it; I wonder if at this point it's the only thing keeping the book together
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Post by PolkaDotSideplates on Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:42 pm

Luckily there's a ton of pages between the actual stories and the cover, so i wouldn't imagine the stories deteriorating anytime soon.
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Post by Frankthetriviaman on Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:13 am

So does anyone think more Culdee Fell stories are possible?
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Post by Diesel 11 on Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:13 am

Yes. There is plenty of material from Snowdon Mountain Railway and other mountain railways over the world. More Culdee Fell is indeed possible.
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Post by PolkaDotSideplates on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:29 am

Yeah. EE93 is doing a nice thing with them right now ("Culdee Fell" is airing right now...)
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Post by Diesel 11 on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:32 am

Ah, that reminds me! I have yet to watch it. Thanks, luc!

But even so, there is plenty of stuff to make a new Culdee Fell book.
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Post by PolkaDotSideplates on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:36 am

Only 2 parts out yet, but on the 2 to 4th he'll release the full thing.
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Re: Rev. W. Awdry's Railway Series Books Discussion

Post by Frankthetriviaman on Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:08 pm

Sounds interesting; I'll be sure to check it out.
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Post by TheIsraeliSudrian on Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:35 pm

Hopefully, with the 17th Season of the TV Series now airing in Israel, The Railway Series would have a higher chance to be translated into Hebrew.
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Post by Frankthetriviaman on Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:46 am

I hope that happens; after being forced to deal with the Miller era, it's about time the "good" Thomas and Friends get a chance to shine over there.
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Post by TheIsraeliSudrian on Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:40 am

I have Avirama Golan's version of Winnie the Pooh, and she did an amazing job translating it. I even imagined myself working with her on translating (Wilbert's) Railway Series books, and having Machbarot Lesifrut publish them.
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Post by PolkaDotSideplates on Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:17 am

Don't we all imagine ourselves actually working on Thomas officially?
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Re: Rev. W. Awdry's Railway Series Books Discussion

Post by Frankthetriviaman on Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:28 am

I'm no good with computer modelling; but I wouldn't mind writing some stories.

(I'd love to see someone adapt my Thomas and the Tugs story, that would be awesome.)

But more relevant to this thread, overall, the Reverend Awdry did an incredible job, not just with 26 books, but quite literally creating an expanded universe around said books.
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Re: Rev. W. Awdry's Railway Series Books Discussion

Post by Guest on Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:44 pm

I really like Gordon the Big Engine, and probably, Duck and The Diesel Engine. Those are my top 2, but I like them both the same.

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Re: Rev. W. Awdry's Railway Series Books Discussion

Post by Frankthetriviaman on Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:05 am

Don't really have a "favorite" out of the 26, but I do have to agree, Duck and the Diesel engine was a great book, and had one of the best story arcs of the RWS.
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