Talk:My Thomas Story Library

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Plea for Help[edit]

Can someone PLEASE find an authoratitive list of this book series – specifically noting the actual book titles and the correct sequence. Unbelievably, I could not find a list on the publisher's site when the AfD discussion was underway. Without this information it is not going to be possible to keep this list in Wikipedia, as it is attracting a high level of vandalism.

EdJogg 16:26, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Another plea for help[edit]

OK, all 50 books have now been created. I read one of the newest books (The Fat Controller) and it said "All 50 books have now been written". Now can we please at least semi-protect the page to prevent these idiots trying to write any more stupid information? CBFan 16:04, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Well, there may be more books after all. Down here in Australia, the back of the newest books say 'look out for more characters chuffing into your bookshop soon' like all the other books. Whether or not this means there will be more or not is yet to be determined. But you're right, vandalizing n00bs should still be blocked from adding the crap they do. Thomasfan —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomasfan (talkcontribs) 07:38, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Excatly. I saw 'look out for more characters chuffing into your bookshop soon' on The Fat Controller book. Does "All 50 books have now been written" mean that there will be no more books? I agree about those spammers too. --Thejdogman 03:58, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't think they've stopped. There are Season 11 and all the other stuff. It could just be something to show a '50th Book Anniversary' Keep taking looks at, guys. We'll get answers. --S.C.Ruffeyfan 17:31, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Beyond fifty...[edit]

OK, it seems that there are five new books to be published (4th August 2008).

No sign on the Egmont site, but there is evidence at Amazon: Jeremy, Hector, BoCo, Billy and Whiff

To check for any other names, type " xxxxx 'thomas & friends' " into the books search window (without the double quotes, and replacing xxxxx with the name being tested). Most of them seem to be listed like this (eg "Jeremy (Thomas & Friends)").

Would still be useful to find a definitive list somewhere (or a book review, or something!) to confirm the order of these new titles.

EdJogg (talk) 21:32, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Just double-checking the sign of Madge, Stanley, Duke, Hank, Flora on Amazon (text now removed). Looks like this was spurious information provided by an anon IP editor. However, there is 'confirmation' on a forum thread (see below) that these titles ARE listed in the back of the new books, although this is no guarantee of publication. (Hence I've retained them in the article with modified text.)
Incidentally, this forum thread doesn't exactly come as a 'reliable source', but there is no reason to suspect that the contributor of post 52 was trying to mislead anyone. He has produced a list of all the Railway Stories (by the Rev Awdry) and cross-ref'd which have been used in this new book series to date. (Almost zero C Awdry stories have been used.) This might be useful as a vandalism check.
EdJogg (talk) 00:55, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
But there might be more books next year as the publishers are deciding: Stanley, Flora, Colin, Hank and Madge.
—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18:13, 28 August 2008
There may well be more to come, but until they can be proved to exist they cannot be added here. Just because a title is mentioned in the back of a book doesn't mean it will ever be published. Things can change. What if the Publishers go bust before it is published?
EdJogg (talk) 23:22, 5 September 2008 (UTC)