I found the 2008 annual in the shops today. It's got stories from S10 in it, such as Percy & the Funfair, and Thomas & the Jet Plane. It also has puzzles corresponding to the stories. The cover has an added shiny fireworks effect, which looks quite nice.
1988 Annual (first one): ISBN 0-86227-372-2 1992 Annual (fourth one): ISBN 0-86227-854-6
One thing to be aware of with regards to the ISBNs during your searches: The same annual will have a different ISBN for each respective publisher e.g. 1987 Annual ISBN 0-86227-494-X (Grandreams-UK) ISBN 0-86801-924-0 (Budget Books- Australia)
The ones I've given for the 1988 and 1992 are from the UK. EDIT: Sept.07,2007 S'been a rainy day on my day off from work, so I entered all of the Annual ISBNs from my collection into the annual headers in Ryan's Fansite Annual's Guide. www.sodor-island.net/annualsguide.html
Using the ISBN to confirm an annual's year is a good idea, donaldanddouglas. It'll certainly help find those older annuals that you've described. I'm glad that the publishers once again began putting the annual year on the covers since the late 1990's.
Post by donaldanddouglas on Sept 9, 2007 14:59:54 GMT
I think this will probably end up being more difficult than antipated. After searching on amazon most of the annuals are not listed. After finding and ISBN that is on amazon, before automatically buying to be on the safe side (since there are no covers) I emailed the sellers to double check what stories are in the annuals.
Out of the 3 replies, all three have given me 3 completely different lists of stories. None of which should be in the annual with that ISBN.
Anyway, good idea about adding all the isbns to the site.
Do you have any idea when story summaries for the post 1997 annuals will appear?
Post by shanedooiney on Sept 25, 2007 23:36:06 GMT
I've found some mistakes in the 1990 annual. Hooray for me.
In the story "Donald and the Breakaways," it says the trucks are afraid of the Scottish twins because of how Donald smashed the brake van. But...it was Douglas. Also in the first illustration for "Old Square Wheels," Henry is in his new shape, but in the next two, he appears to be back in his old shape again.
I've been wondering... do you think any of the Annual Stories could have been based on real events? Because when I had my Mavis volume evaluated, Christopher commented one story, 'Low on Water' was similar to a story Christopher Awdry wrote in the Annuals - 'Hosepipes and Shunters', I think it was called. The event I found was of a J70 tram being watered by means of a garden hosepipe by Wilbert himself (Christopher Awdry took the photo, you see, in Wisbech.) What had happened was that the two 04 diesel shunters had broken down and a J70 was pressed back into service - only to find that the water tower had been demolished! Food for thought there, eh?
There's a strong possibility that a few annual stories were.
There's an incident described in PJG Ransom's Snow, Flood & Tempest: Railways & Natural Disasters (2001) of trees blown down on the line that is very reminiscent of 'Trapped by Trees' in the 1989 Annual.
I have started collecting all what I would call he classic annuals, bascially those that are set around Series 1 and 2, I currently have (and am waiting for in post as they have only just one on ebay) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992. I just need the 1985 one!!!! :-)
yeah, I now have annuals 1979,1980 and 1985-1993. I have only got most of these over the past month, and I was able to get some good deals through ebay and amazon, some are completely mint. i got my 1980 annual from Abebooks and it is in great condition although did cost me £9. I reckon they may go up in price in the future so now is the time to buy
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Armada Starscream: Hello. Does anyone know if there is somewhere online I can find the parts schematics for Hornby Oliver and Bear? Or other models of the same class? I wanted to get the schematics just in case I need to do work on them.
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Armada Starscream: dtchapman1 Thank you. Is there anywhere I can find some sets of schematics online? I live in the US, and thus don't have regular access to Hornby Models.
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dtchapman1: Not to be petty, but I wrote that. Second, Hornby have all of their service sheets on their website in pdf form. Whether or not you'll be able to download them from the States, I don't know
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Armada Starscream: dtchapman1 oh! I'm so sorry, my mistake! I have changed it.
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