Just an admin note- I renamed the thread due to the fact that the name is honestly seen as targeting an individual. I'm not opposed to rewriting the characters & fleshing them out a bit, but it can be done without the continuous targeting of Ms. Miller.
Bash and Dash: Young and immature, but have good hearts. Love to have fun, but know there's a time and place for it and are serious when the time comes for it. Think Bill and Ben with a little bit of Donald and Douglas. Ferdinand: No annoying catch phrase. Keep Bash and Dash in order when they get unruly, but loves them like little brothers. Serves a similar role for the other logging locos as Edward/Boco/Marion do for Bill and Ben. Flynn: Not as headstrong or idiotic (How could he not tell Edward and Gordon weren't on fire?). Think of Fireman Sam, but as a fire engine. Belle: More serious, but has a silly streak. Carries a tender for fighting fires. Charlie: Comedy consists mostly of short quips ala Peter Parker rather than bad jokes. Brought to help at The China Clay Pits while Boco is away for repairs. Lowham Hatt: More of a reoccurring character. Sir Topham Hatt is his straight man. Favorite bit is mocking his brother. Not a twin, and does not cause confusion for the other characters. Victor and Kevin: Kept the same for the most part, except Victor sprinkles in Spanish occasionally and Kevin is not as clumsy. Den and Dart: More individualism. Paxton: Appears more often and acts as a mediator between Steamies and Diesels. Sidney: Same as Paxton. Forgetfulness is downplayed, but still there. Norman: Acts as a foil to his lazy twin. Hiro: Not portrayed as the oldest engine on the railway. Still wise, more keen to show off and prove himself to make him different from say Edward or Toby. Permanent member of the railway, which is made clear as opposed to the tv series.
Post by ScarletSpider on Dec 19, 2018 22:19:03 GMT
Charlie: Initially built to work as a works shunter for an undisclosed location on the Mainland, Charlie developed his sense of humour to try and entertain locomotives in for repair or in for overhaul. His methods were rather useful, though they could also prove grating for the other residents of the works whom would often grow tired of his jokes and his seeming inability to keep focused upon his work.
When the works downsized, he was loaned to Sir Topham Hatt to help him through a locomotive crisis before being transferred back to the mainland to help with the closure of the workshops. During this time (And after causing a severe accident), he became rather.. disillusioned with how things worked and feared for his future. Left to rot in a disused siding, he was eventually purchased by Sir Robert Norremby to serve as a spare engine, incase Stephen was to fail, as well as to do tasks around the estate that neither Millie nor Stephen are able to take care of due to strength and/or size. Thankful for his second chance, Charlie shows how he's matured and come on over the years. His sense of humour is still there, and he uses it to entertain visitors to the castle, from other engines to people.
Now, I know this plays around with Charlie massively but felt it made sense. His personality is rather rambuctous, and he doesn't seem the right type for a working railway. He does, however, suit something more.. relaxed.
Post by TheDukeofDank on Jan 11, 2019 20:04:32 GMT
Molly: When she first came to the island from the Eastern Region, she was a shy and sensitive type. However, she soon after received a boost of self-confidence after she substituted for Gordon on the Express. After that, she showed her new and improved self by standing up to Henry when he called Rocky "New-fangled Nonsense." Also one of the few engines who can always improve Gordon or James' moods.
Emily: An old but strong-willed and headfast engine who worked on the Sodor and Mainland with Neil. One of the first engines that Thomas met when he first came to Sodor. A toned down version of her later impatient persona becomes that of an orange CGR 9J named Susan.
Charlie: The youngest of the Tidmouth Sheds Roster (The Big Engines, Molly, Belle, and himself). His sense of humor did annoy other engines, and he idd get easily distracted. But he later learned when to become utmost serious, and knows when not to joke in times of crisis.
Billy: Was trained under an agitated Henry. He was rude and impulsive, which led to him not taking enough water and blowing up.
Post by ThomasSirHandel on Jan 12, 2019 10:35:51 GMT
In my timeline: ~Emily arrived around the time of the third and fourth seasons shortly after Oliver. Emily will be based at Tidmouth Sheds since her arrival as Thomas and Percy will remain at the branch line sheds for Season 3 onward. ~Molly and Neville arrived around the time of the seventh season. ~Rosie arrived in 1945 as a privately owned engine, but became a member of the NWR around the time of the eighth season. ~Pip and Emma became permanent members of the NWR between the seventh and eighth seasons. ~Rebecca arrived around the time of the tenth season. ~Billy is re-written as the type of character who gets sent away similar to D199 and Bowler but only being a steam engine to show that every engine does have their limits. ~Hiro was the first international engine to visit Sodor but still arrived long before Thomas since Thomas arrives in 1945 in my timeline. ~Caitlin would of had a royal blue livery rather than her existing pink one. ~Belle would have her water cannons removed (and replaced with a water tanker train) and would also work on the Norramby Branch Line with Arthur as a joke of both having a similar design.
Post by Litchfield the A2 on Jan 15, 2019 4:24:37 GMT
Hiro Type: JNR D51 2-8-2 Built: 1937 Purpose: Ceremonial haulage Gauge: Standard Sponsored by: Sir Takaboushi Hideki Owners: Sir Takaboushi Hideki (1937-1939) NWR (1979-1980) Japan National Trust (1980-present)
Bio: In 1935, Sir Hideki was concerned by tensions between the Western Powers and his homeland over the war in China. While he supported his homelands efforts to bring the state under a (I'm his eyes) benevolent partnership, he also was keen on keeping good relations with the US and UK respectively. To promote goodwill from those nations he planned a railtour.
To further this plan, he ordered a D51 built to standard gauge from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company. The locomotive, dubbed Hiro, would take Sir Hideki across the Western World to promote good relations. The initial tour across the US proved successful. However before the UK tour could begin Hideki returned to Japan for a conference with buisness leaders.
Unfortunately, his enemies in the army had taken steps to purge his centrist views. After arrival Hideki room was bombed by a officer of the Japanese army. The crew of Hiro, upon hearing of the incident was instructed to melt down the locomotive. Not having the heart to perform such an act they hid the engine in a siding near Vicarstown station (abandoned for a smaller terminus) and emigrated to America.
For thirty years Hiro would remain hidden until good luck intervened.
Thomas had been brought to the old Vicarstown station with Skarloey, Colin, Glynn, and Clive to restore the area as the terminus proved insufficient (Mainly they sat around for publicity while workers in the background did most of it). However at night they would hear a voice. At first the crews didn't believe them until Skarloey driver heard it one night.
Soon Hiro was found and Sir Hatt brought him to the works trying to discover how he came to Sodor and who his owner was. Eventually all was discovered and Hidekis grandson paid Crovans Gate to restore him to museum condition in 199p. However the National Trust offered to front extra money to make Hiro usable on rails to advertise the engines of Japan in Europe and America. Agreeing to this Hideki and the JNT shared possession of the loco.
Nowadays Hiro does Railtours all over the western railways where he has proved a massive success. Proud of his heritage, he has yet to fully comprehend the changes of the past 80 years.
Try me instead of that underpowered waste pipe!-Litchfield to the passengers while simultaneously mocking Gordon, 1922
Ace Ace is a Hyundai i20 WRC sponsored by the North Western Railway. He retains his yellow paintwork and the old-fashioned style his number is written in, but bears the Railway’s crest on his hood and their lettering on his sides along with branding from other sponsors like D Fusit, Sodor Lifts, Goodstart Batteries, etc… It’s lucky for Ace that he has a thrill-seeking, own-the-road mentality, as his driver shares a love of danger and spectacle, though she doesn’t share his arrogant, sociopathic outlook. His 2015 rally tour coincided with Thomas’ RWS 70th World Tour, providing many international publicity ops for both and a great deal of annoyance for Thomas.
The High Speed Post Train An HST-125 named Christy and Bonnie who would often come as an express passenger service from the Other Railway, the successors to a long line of engines including the Big City Engine and Old Stuck Up. They would typically also bring mail for the Island. They refused to heed Toby’s advice about high speeds, leading to a bad accident that left Bonnie permanently out of commission and Christy in storage at Barrow. Christy would later be bought by the Fat Controller and permanently attached to a rake of post vans to serve as the Railway’s regular main line post train with a driving van trailer named Agatha.
Albert He was Victoria and Helena’s engine on the Furness, true, but he was also loaned to the NWR along with the two coaches in 1916 to operate the Arlesburgh Branch on government order. This order prevented him from returning to his home railway and, by extension, saved him from being cut up with the rest of his class. When WD engines came with the advent of WWII, the aging Albert was left in a shed at the end of the line in Arlesburgh with his coaches. Albert only steamed occasionally after that, in times of intense emergency. When traffic dried up after the mines closed and the Railway was denied permission to close the branch, the three were sold to help pay for the as-and-when operations run by another engine. Victoria became a garden shed while Albert and Helena became roadside attractions outside a casino in Peel Godred. Victoria is now in service on the Ffarquhar Branch. Albert and Helena have been rescued by Sir Robert Norramby and work for the Ulfstead Castle Railway Museum.
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Mar 19, 2020 16:12:00 GMT
fobhew22: All aboard for the next ERS volume! Read 'Mavis & the New Diesel' in the Library now. Its a good one!
Mar 20, 2020 17:21:36 GMT
Ten Cents Too: I don't know if I should mention this here, but I find that when I access the forum, even when not logged in, it takes a while for ANY forum page to load. I just wanted to let someone know, in case this is a recurring problem. Thank you.
Mar 21, 2020 21:32:01 GMT
Ten Cents Too: I don't think so. Every other site loads fine.
Mar 22, 2020 20:20:41 GMT
Corbs: same for me, has been so for weeks, takes about a minute to load the landing page
Mar 22, 2020 23:27:55 GMT
Chris: Good to know it's not just me. I've been having similar issues for a few weeks. Pages really slow to load when using home internet (TalkTalk) but fine on mobile (Vodafone), so it seems to vary depending on the internet provider...
Mar 23, 2020 0:48:28 GMT
Chris: After further investigation, this might actually be a browser based issue rather than ISP one. As mentioned, the forum was slow at home when I was using Firefox. Switched to Microsoft Edge just now and it was fine. Which browser are you guys using?
Mar 23, 2020 1:06:38 GMT
ThomasandMatt: I use a mixture of Chrome on my desktop at home, and my safari app on my iPhone when I'm out and about. Very rarely do I access it on any other browser. I also have the Tapatalk app where the Forums are hosted.
Mar 23, 2020 1:29:50 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: Hm, so it seems the problem with forum pages loading slowly isn't just something entirely on my end. I use Google Chrome and I've noticed that disconnecting, and then reconnecting to the internet connection speeds up loading pages tenfold.
Mar 23, 2020 1:49:14 GMT
LNERandBR: It's not the only railway that needs to cover its costs and is unable to due to the current shutdown. The Talyllyn has an appeal running as does the Fairbourne, I'm sure many others will follow suit shortly.
Mar 25, 2020 20:19:54 GMT
Ian: ^ Agreed. Severn Valley, North York Moors... quite a list now. Other heritage attractions too- Black Country Living Museum popped up on Facebook this morning. Very worrying time for so many- fingers crossed they can hold out until we all get back out there
Mar 26, 2020 9:22:29 GMT
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