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All of his friends will be coming along.
Thomas, we love you!
Ok, enough of my singing. Let’s get down to Ffarquar to see how our favourite little blue tank engine is doing.
Thomas, Percy and the Coal:
Thomas is cocky because he thinks that blue is the only proper colour for an engine, but Percy and Toby don’t think so. Later on, Percy gets Thomas covered in coal dust by accident due to a mishap while shunting. Thomas then blames Percy for the accident while Toby takes the train with Henrietta and has a laugh about it later; and Percy is cross at Thomas for thinking that he did the accident deliberately. Next day, Percy wants a drink, but crashes into a coal bunker which has Thomas having the last laugh.
Because of this book being written specifically for TV, I have to bring up the adaption. This episode replaced the Missing Coach because Britt thought that the episode would be confusing for children. And if I’m to be ho
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The Skarloey Railway hasn’t changed too much, but Duke is going back in service very, very soon. Let’s head on down to see how the little engines are going, shall we?
Patience is a Virtue.
Sir Handel is excited because he is chosen to visit the Tallylyn Railway in Wales while Tallylyn himself is under repairs, but has to wait until Duke’s restoration is complete. (Uh, illustrators, Duke’s right there! Shouldn’t he be in the workshop?). Anyway, this is set during the summer, and as such, trains are longer and one day, Sir Handel leaves the guard behind. Lucky for him, a passenger pushes a buzzer in Beatrice to let engine and crew know what happened. Sir Handel apologises for his mistake and learns that patience is indeed a virtue.
Unlike Thomas where he left and the guard tripped over a lady’s umbrella, Sir Handel left and there wasn’t enough room in Beatrice even when the passengers spread out, and stops much earlie
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Shiny, shiny engine.
He's the really splendid engine
Yep, that's our James.
Alright. James is back in the spotlight for this book: James and the Diesel Engines.
Old Stuck Up.
A haughty diesel comes to Sodor and insults the steam engines as BoCo shows him round. James is cross and calls the diesel "Old Stuck Up". Next day, the diesel remembers all too late that he has to be refuelled and cleaned before going home, but ends up crashing into the sheds and making himself a laughing stock for the Sudrians to talk about when they get to the sheds.
I have a feeling this story is a bit... Underwhelming. It's good, but I feel it needs something extra. We haven't seen much of Bear, and here's how I think his persona would be like. After several years of being on Sodor, Bear knows that the engines trust him completely, as he trusts them completely. He is a very outgoing and friendly sort, but his feelings can be hurt rather easily. What I was thinking,
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Alright. New era beginning for the Railway Series with Christopher Awdry taking over as writer.
Thomas and his crew are informed that the stationmaster's house has been burgled the night before: car and gardening trophies, gone! While the blue tank engine puffs along, he spots the stationmaster's car and he helps to catch the thieves, and the property is given back to the stationmaster, unharmed.
That is ironic, isn't it? Thomas gets into trouble with the police in the 1950s, and he is helping them catch burglars now. And, Thomas also crashed into the stationmaster's house in the 1960s, and now is helping him get his property back in one piece (weather or not this is the same stationmaster is up for debate, but still.). This story shows that stealing is a crime and people do get punished for it. I think it would work well on the TV.
Mind That Bike:
A good friend of Percy's, Tom Tipper, helps to load mail bags into his vans daily. But
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