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Title: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 09, 2011, 05:07:19 PM
Oliver the Great Western Engine
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071104222341/ttte/images/e/e6/Oliver.jpg)
Summary:
   He is a well known and well liked from fans young and old. He is #11 and one of the originals from Thomas and Friends.
Oliver was introduced in the episode Escape but was made famous in Toad Stands By. (The episode where he destroyed S.C. Ruffey) He was saved from scrap by Douglas and was making waves ever since in the world of T&F. Known as "The Little Western" he has become close to or just as popular as the other Great Western Duck.

Reasons for Production:
   Oliver was saved by Douglas (as mentioned before) but since Donald AND Douglas are being made people will want to buy this trio.
They would also increase the number of SC Ruffey's sold too because they will want that combo.
Oliver is only a 0-4-2 and will be easier to model rather than another tender engine like Hank.
Since he is so well liked many people will buy him to add to the collection.
Since we have skipped #8 to go on to 9 and 10 I say why not try for 8 and make 11 as well.
(http://www.thomasandfriends.com/Thomas/img/oliver11.jpg)

Episodes:
    He has been featured in multiple episodes such as Gordon take a shortcut but starred in more of his own.
He has been in Oliver's Find, Toad Stands By, Escape, Busy Going Backwards and many more timeless tales
(http://train.spottingworld.com/images/thumb/1/19/OliverWesternEngine.jpg/175px-OliverWesternEngine.jpg)

These are only the important reasons why Oliver should be made.
Tell me what you think of my best review so far. (that is only my opinion)
I would like to also thank Chaz and Sparks for the help.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 09, 2011, 05:52:56 PM
I agree with this! Oliver would be great.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: fighter4luv on January 09, 2011, 05:54:10 PM
Great post. All Bachmann can do now though, is suggest to HiT to make a HO Scale model of him... It's all up to them after all, or I'm sure Bachmann would've been giving us all the engines 1 by 1 all this time. I wish this luck!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 09, 2011, 05:55:16 PM
I really tried and yes Oliver should be made.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 09, 2011, 05:58:46 PM
IF it were up to Bachmann alone then of course they would...but they work in conjunction with HiT.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: shining time on January 09, 2011, 05:59:50 PM
so do i oliver and duck should be made


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 09, 2011, 06:01:18 PM
They should be made! If only we had a petition or something.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on January 09, 2011, 06:05:48 PM
They should be made! If only we had a petition or something.

A year and a few months ago someone did make a petition when they were trying to get the Scots. Someone on youtube linked it all over his channel and I signed off on it. You can make a petition, on a blog or something. I'm not sure how he did it, but it may have helped the Scots be created.
-BRR


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: fighter4luv on January 09, 2011, 06:07:15 PM
They should be made! If only we had a petition or something.
While you sign the PETITION (http://www.petitiononline.com/thom1984/petition.html) in my signature to bring the classic theme music to CD (or digital download), you can create your own.
http://www.petitiononline.com/


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 09, 2011, 06:10:36 PM
oh wow well as much as I want to I think someone a little older than I make the petition because (without giving away my age) I don't want to get to involved.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: fighter4luv on January 09, 2011, 06:13:19 PM
oh wow well as much as I want to I think someone a little older than I make the petition because (without giving away my age) I don't want to get to involved.
Fair enough... am I right to assume the "96" in your user-name means more than just a random number? lol :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 09, 2011, 06:15:34 PM
Maybe lol. Yeah its my lucky # and my cousin's football #. Well maybe I'm close to JD417 in the age department.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 09, 2011, 06:27:41 PM
Don't mind my double post but which color do you like better? The original or the snow picture's color. I like the 2nd picture better but if made it should be original at least his face was always the same not like the narrow gauge. (Sir Handel and Peter Sam)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on January 09, 2011, 06:32:20 PM
Don't mind my double post but which color do you like better? The original or the snow picture's color. I like the 2nd picture better but if made it should be original.

the color in the 2nd picture is too bright, the color in the 1st picture is the exact color of Oliver.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 09, 2011, 06:35:18 PM
Yeah that would be the best color.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 09, 2011, 06:58:59 PM
Yes indeed. I think the third picture has the perfect face for Oliver.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 09, 2011, 08:34:24 PM
In actuallity I wouldn't be surprised if Diesel, Duck, Oliver, Toad, and the Red Branchline coaches came out this year and next year. (2011 to 2012)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 09, 2011, 10:37:24 PM
In actuallity I wouldn't be surprised if Diesel, Duck, Oliver, Toad, and the Red Branchline coaches came out this year and next year. (2011 to 2012)
That'd be great.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 09, 2011, 11:10:39 PM
In actuallity I wouldn't be surprised if Diesel, Duck, Oliver, Toad, and the Red Branchline coaches came out this year and next year. (2011 to 2012)
That'd be great.
for this year.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 09, 2011, 11:38:38 PM
indeed.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 10, 2011, 11:43:02 AM
Wow, I didn't know Oliver was that well liked! :) Maybe he has a better chance for release this year than I thought...

In my opinion, Bachmann might make a larger profit by releasing Duck and Oliver simultaneously instead of separate, since people may feel compelled to buy both Great Western engines instead of just one. (I know I'd feel that way! ;D)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 10, 2011, 04:09:11 PM
In actuallity I wouldn't be surprised if Diesel, Duck, Oliver, Toad, and the Red Branchline coaches came out this year and next year. (2011 to 2012)
That'd be great.
for this year.
With the release of Donald and Douglas coming up I doubt they will all come out this year. I think Diesel or Oliver (if Oliver Toad would also) won't happen.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 10, 2011, 04:37:27 PM
In actuallity I wouldn't be surprised if Diesel, Duck, Oliver, Toad, and the Red Branchline coaches came out this year and next year. (2011 to 2012)
That'd be great.
for this year.
With the release of Donald and Douglas coming up I doubt they will all come out this year. I think Diesel or Oliver (if Oliver Toad would also) won't happen.

Hopefully Diesel. I'd much rather have Oliver be released first and have Diesel next year, but of course that's just me. Plus Duck, the Scottish Twins and Oliver would go extremely well together release-wise!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: donaldthescotishtwin on January 10, 2011, 04:51:17 PM
BillingsRR that person with the bachmann donald and douglas petitsion was me im actually thinking of making more for bachmanns 2011 range i can gladly make one for oliver for JJ96 and the surporters even i hope oliver or duck or even both will make it this year


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 10, 2011, 05:16:52 PM
A petition for Oliver sound like a great idea, donaldthescotishtwin!  Why not include Duck though, it seems only right that both great western engines go together.  Cheers to a Duck and Oliver petition!   


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 10, 2011, 07:32:58 PM
Yes a petition for the Great Westerns...but I fear we may be too late. :'(


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 10, 2011, 09:34:59 PM
Go for it! I'd sign a "Great Western" petition in a heartbeat!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: JD417 on January 10, 2011, 10:18:36 PM
me too!!!!

u guys dont know how much i want a bachmann duck!!
when i first started moddeling i was looking for a bachmann Duck because i wanted to say Duck was my first engine, but then i figured out they didnt make him :'( and ever since ive been praying for bachmann Duck!!!

GO GWR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 10, 2011, 10:35:57 PM
Here! Here!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: donaldthescotishtwin on January 11, 2011, 11:37:31 AM
no were not late i sent the bachmann D&D petition on jan 14 last year


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: therailwayinspector on January 11, 2011, 12:42:45 PM
no were not late i sent the bachmann D&D petition on jan 14 last year

That's way too late really. Bachmann I'm certain decide their years releases well in advance, so they can check costings, toolings and begin pre-production sample manufacturing. A duck and Oliver petition for now would most likely have an effect on next or the year after's releases.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: donaldthescotishtwin on January 11, 2011, 12:44:29 PM
well the petition worked last year it might again this year


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: therailwayinspector on January 11, 2011, 02:26:21 PM
Luck more than anything, but it may have helped them decide to announce the twins there and then...


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: donaldthescotishtwin on January 11, 2011, 02:26:53 PM
 the petition is now ready heres the post: http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,15707.msg125177.html#msg125177


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Richie on January 11, 2011, 02:29:57 PM
No, it didn't. The way I (and many others) see it, your petition was a pure coincidence.  ::) Plus, this petition this year will make no use: they've probably known what they're releasing this year since about August 2010!  :P You don't think they'll change their mind because of one person's YouTube video, do you? One of their models, at least, is probably in production now. Remember how we saw Bill and Ben straight away, pretty much?

*Sigh*

If Duck and Oliver are made, it's coincidence. Your video has no influence this year, dude...


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: donaldthescotishtwin on January 11, 2011, 02:36:44 PM
i dont care what you think end of also the petition is for JJ96 now go


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Richie on January 11, 2011, 03:15:17 PM
Go where?



Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: thomasj219 on January 11, 2011, 04:58:53 PM
Which was little more than a month before the announcements. The petition which had less that 20 Signatures did nothing to get them announced, BACHMANN knows what is being announced way before announcements why do you think we had pictures of Bill and Ben mere weeks after the announcements last year. Seriously you guys need a reality check, they will make whats in demand and what HiT tells them to, what may be smart is making a petition for the 2012 range NOW not a month before those announcements too and not a petition the range that is gonna be announced in 5 weeks. :P

Guys i'm sorry to sound rude but get it through your heads, they choose we don't we can tell them what we want by posting it in forums and such, but a petition this close wont do anything.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 11, 2011, 05:12:26 PM
As mush as I hate to agree he is probably right.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: donaldthescotishtwin on January 11, 2011, 05:18:31 PM
the main thing is last year we got donald and douglas  the petition is just a last attempt as i said i honestly dont care about this years range last year i did and we did get what everyone hoped also less than 20 sigs? it had over 40


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 11, 2011, 05:20:45 PM
Thanks for the petition though.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BOCOfan88 on January 11, 2011, 07:30:44 PM
oliver an duck are engins that i grew up with in the 90's when thomas was a good show an im 22 now an it kills me to see what thomas has become if i had a child i wouldnt let him watch it. so we need oliver an duck not hank or harvy that wernt even made up by the Rev. W. Awdry. who brought thomas to life his characters should come frist.



Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 11, 2011, 08:02:48 PM
Agreed. I don't have kids yet (keyword yet and the 96 means something) but when I babysit my three year old cousins I brought a different VHS every time, then one day he saw it on TV and wanted to see more like that. I was crushed, his first CGI was Gordon Takes a Shortcut so he likes Duck and Oliver. I also read him stories from this book...
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BVD69ZEYL._SL500_.jpg)
Oliver!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TobyTheTram16 on January 11, 2011, 08:43:47 PM
Oliver with scruffy set pack hmmmm  ::)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 11, 2011, 09:08:12 PM
Oliver, S.C. Ruffey, and Toad. That would be a set. See now that would be smart if they made them ONLY in sets because who ever would want the engine would need to buy the whole set.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 11, 2011, 09:10:18 PM
Oliver, S.C. Ruffey, and Toad. That would be a set. See now that would be smart if they made them ONLY in sets because who ever would want the engine would need to buy the whole set.

I second that idea for a set.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: shining time on January 11, 2011, 09:10:48 PM
i agree but let bachmann make them both first


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 11, 2011, 09:14:08 PM
They should be made if they aren't this year will be a waist.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 11, 2011, 09:16:16 PM
I'd rather Duck first but they should be released at the same time.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 11, 2011, 09:40:01 PM
Oliver, S.C. Ruffey, and Toad. That would be a set. See now that would be smart if they made them ONLY in sets because who ever would want the engine would need to buy the whole set.

I second that idea for a set.

Not bad, a fairly decent idea. I just want to see them Make them!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 12, 2011, 04:27:14 AM
Agreed. I don't have kids yet (keyword yet and the 96 means something) but when I babysit my three year old cousins I brought a different VHS every time, then one day he saw it on TV and wanted to see more like that. I was crushed, his first CGI was Gordon Takes a Shortcut so he likes Duck and Oliver. I also read him stories from this book...
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BVD69ZEYL._SL500_.jpg)
Oliver!
i just wanna say.... I OWN THAT BOOK.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Anthony P2 on January 12, 2011, 09:38:33 AM
same. i loved that book when i was little, heck i still do. ;D


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 12, 2011, 11:15:44 AM
That book is AWESOME. I just started reading it again. (Now I know this doesn't concern anyone but I had a snow day!)
Back to Oliver...The Little Western has a fighting chance for 2011, I've said it multiple times but I hope he is made!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 12, 2011, 08:13:57 PM
Oliver, S.C. Ruffey, and Toad. That would be a set. See now that would be smart if they made them ONLY in sets because who ever would want the engine would need to buy the whole set.

Yeah, but I already have a track layout. I wouldn't pay $100+ for just one engine and have all this extra track I would never use.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 12, 2011, 08:41:30 PM
That book is AWESOME. I just started reading it again.

Me too! The other day I read some stories from "Enterprising Engine" and "Oliver the Little Western Engine".
(Geez, I think I'm getting obsessed with Duck and Oliver! :P)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 12, 2011, 09:42:12 PM
I'm currently at The Four Little Engines. (its the narrow gauge part)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 12, 2011, 09:47:11 PM
i've read the whole book.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 12, 2011, 09:50:26 PM
I'm rereading it...I actually just finished that, now I'm on Percy the Small Engine.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 12, 2011, 10:02:55 PM
I believe I've only read the whole thing in order once. Usually I just skip around to different books.
You know, I bet there are very few teens who still read Thomas the Tank Engine :P.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 12, 2011, 10:04:48 PM
I wish some of those characters were made.:-[ Well anyway back to Oliver...


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 12, 2011, 10:13:07 PM
Here's a slogan I thought of: "Engine 11 for 2011!" ;D


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 12, 2011, 10:54:41 PM
chris griffin:ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 13, 2011, 01:46:57 AM
Here's a slogan I thought of: "Engine 11 for 2011!" ;D

Clever


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 13, 2011, 06:14:50 PM
Here's a slogan I thought of: "Engine 11 for 2011!" ;D

   I dont mean to sound demanding, but , this is something we put in the everything thomas topic. ;) BTW, welcome to the forums!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: shining time on January 13, 2011, 07:12:35 PM
I believe I've only read the whole thing in order once. Usually I just skip around to different books.
You know, I bet there are very few teens who still read Thomas the Tank Engine :P.
 
 hey i'm a teen  and i still read it


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Glennock on January 13, 2011, 08:28:29 PM
I believe I've only read the whole thing in order once. Usually I just skip around to different books.
You know, I bet there are very few teens who still read Thomas the Tank Engine :P.
 
 hey i'm a teen  and i still read it

No one was saying it's an issue, they were just saying that it is highly unlikely many teenagers read the books still.

~G


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 13, 2011, 08:39:57 PM
I'm a teen and I read it too. In fact for a school project I had to read a childrens' story to the class so I read Edward's Exploit.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BOCOfan88 on January 14, 2011, 12:45:11 AM
Im glad to c that u agreed with me, I still read the book to but I wish they would have made all the storys into tv shows with all the visiting engins, an when they was done with them started with his sons books, but if i had to engins to have made they would be boco an oliver an vans with faces an face packs with like 5 differnt faces so we could make all our trucks look like they should!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 14, 2011, 11:51:41 AM
When I said few teens still read it I was just trying to be a little humorous. Sorry if I offended anyone. :-[

By the way, thanks for the welcome, SodorAdventures!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on January 14, 2011, 01:21:47 PM
Here's a slogan I thought of: "Engine 11 for 2011!" ;D

Clever
"Engine 11 for 2011!" Hmmph,Very witty & DinoNTrains...No one word posts!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: thomasj219 on January 14, 2011, 02:30:07 PM
We could shorten it and say "11 for 11" slogans should be short


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 14, 2011, 03:54:31 PM
We could shorten it and say "11 for 11" slogans should be short

That's good, too! Only how about adding an apostrophe to the second 11 for more clarity, like this: "11 for '11!".


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 14, 2011, 07:15:17 PM
Here's a slogan I thought of: "Engine 11 for 2011!" ;D

Clever
"Engine 11 for 2011!" Hmmph,Very witty & DinoNTrains...No one word posts!

Gee, you don't have to criticize what I post.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 14, 2011, 08:01:09 PM
his not. his just saying it's not wrong, we just don't do it. we all live and learn


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 14, 2011, 09:21:29 PM
"Live and Learn" that comes form "We all live and learn little James" from The Trouble with Leaves.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 14, 2011, 11:44:16 PM
his not. his just saying it's not wrong, we just don't do it. we all live and learn

If you say so. But back to Oliver, I wonder what his face would look like.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 15, 2011, 10:31:21 AM
I'd like either the face in the pics JJ96 posted or the one where he has that grin with his teeth showing. (I'd post a picture instead of describing the face, but I'm not sure how.) :-\


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 16, 2011, 12:28:49 PM
I'd like either the face in the pics JJ96 posted or the one where he has that grin with his teeth showing. (I'd post a picture instead of describing the face, but I'm not sure how.) :-\

To insert a picture, as you type you message, go to addition options at the bottom left-hand corner of where you type. Go to where it says "Attach:". Next, click "Browse" and choose the pic you want. Hopefully it's small enough to post, for when I try to post pics, it says that the pics are too big. Or, when you type, unde all the option buttons (like bold, underline, etc.), there is a button with a picture. When you click it, it will say (http://). In between the last bracket of the first (http:// and the first bracket of), place the URL of a picture and that is another way to post pictures.

This face here would be great for Oliver.
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091009132848/ttte/images/7/74/Bulgy12.jpg)



Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 16, 2011, 09:04:52 PM

This face here would be great for Oliver.
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091009132848/ttte/images/7/74/Bulgy12.jpg)


i agree


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 16, 2011, 11:39:42 PM

This face here would be great for Oliver.
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091009132848/ttte/images/7/74/Bulgy12.jpg)


i agree

I'm glad you do. Does anyone else?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 17, 2011, 09:21:35 AM
Yeah, that's the face I was talking about! :D And thanks for the photo tutorial, DinoNTrains!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 17, 2011, 09:42:38 AM
Yeah, that's the face I was talking about! :D And thanks for the photo tutorial, DinoNTrains!

   Thats a good one, but there are others (which bachmann may use :

         (http://www.thomasandfriends.com/Thomas/img/oliver11.jpg)


              (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_p0woSEytxVw/S2Q8PCuFqiI/AAAAAAAABzU/MVC-5qV2z5U/s400/Toad+the+brake+van+and+Oliver+the+tank+engine+friends+in+the+railway+shed+chatting+about+scruffey.jpg)



           
                 (http://train.spottingworld.com/images/thumb/1/19/OliverWesternEngine.jpg/175px-OliverWesternEngine.jpg)


                                      (http://sharetv.org/images/guide/368410.jpg)


      and others....


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 17, 2011, 09:48:38 AM
I know. That first face would be a good one, too. However, if I really think about it, I'd want the face DinoNTrains posted. ;D


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 17, 2011, 01:29:26 PM
Yeah, that's the face I was talking about! :D And thanks for the photo tutorial, DinoNTrains!

Happy to help MetaDude27.             


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 17, 2011, 05:14:13 PM
i'll perfer any face you showed sodor adventures, except the cgi one( the second one). but i'd like best the one dinontrains showed


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: fighter4luv on January 18, 2011, 08:44:55 PM
I like the one with his mouth closed better.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: JD417 on January 19, 2011, 10:34:45 AM
that last one would look perfect for both of them IMO  :)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 19, 2011, 04:40:46 PM
that last one would look perfect for both of them IMO  :)


   I agree!! LOL!
I like the one with his mouth closed better.

   Thats why I like it ;)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 21, 2011, 12:59:59 AM
If Oliver isn't released this year, oh well, hopefully some other year. Hopefully maybe Duck may come.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 21, 2011, 07:50:55 AM
I'd like the first one sodor adventures showed as my first prefrence & my second prefrence would be the one dinontrains showed  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P ;D


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 21, 2011, 10:10:21 AM
I'd like the first one sodor adventures showed as my first prefrence & my second prefrence would be the one dinontrains showed  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P ;D

Well, I guess any face will do, other than the CGI face.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 21, 2011, 04:36:43 PM
Well his CGI isn't too bad. ::)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 21, 2011, 04:43:49 PM
Well his CGI isn't too bad. ::)

   eh, Its not great, but we dont really have a choice, do we? lol


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 21, 2011, 04:46:37 PM
No we don't. lol


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 21, 2011, 06:33:50 PM
we have no control over the faces but I stick with my desicion ;D ;D :D :) 8) :o


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 21, 2011, 08:17:24 PM
same here


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 21, 2011, 08:32:48 PM
we have no control over the faces but I stick with my desicion ;D ;D :D :) 8) :o
same here
so you should! ;D


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Anthony P2 on January 21, 2011, 09:11:52 PM
AJWPRODUCTIONS please try not to double post. there is a modify button if you wish to edit your post. this helps by not having the board full of clutter.  ;) oh and by the way, welcome to the board.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 21, 2011, 09:38:10 PM
AJWPRODUCTIONS please try not to double post. there is a modify button if you wish to edit your post. this helps by not having the board full of clutter.  ;) oh and by the way, welcome to the board.
ok thanks ive had that said to me by other peoples and i have tried not to dubl post anymore and i know how to modify my posts I do it alot but thanks anyway and thanks for the warm welcome


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 21, 2011, 10:43:53 PM
welcome to the board  AJWPRODUCTIONS 


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 21, 2011, 10:49:06 PM
welcome to the board  AJWPRODUCTIONS  
thanks for the warm welcome everybody now back to topic engine "11 for 2011"


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 22, 2011, 11:05:37 PM
Oliver or Duck? Which would you rather come first?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 22, 2011, 11:09:29 PM
Oliver or Duck? Which would you rather come first?
well duck because tv series etc then oliver + olivers hornby model is WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better than ducks


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 22, 2011, 11:10:38 PM
I'll be honest...Oliver is my favorite so it would be great to get him.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 22, 2011, 11:13:49 PM
I'll be honest...Oliver is my favorite so it would be great to get him.
well we both have different opinions and are all entitled to our own opinion now who your favourite narrator mines ringo star


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 22, 2011, 11:16:37 PM
He is ok, second favorite to me. I forget the guys name of who was my favorite. ??? George ____?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 22, 2011, 11:18:07 PM
He is ok, second favorite to me. I forget the guys name of who was my favorite. ??? George ____?carlin


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 23, 2011, 12:56:25 AM
Oliver or Duck? Which would you rather come first?

I think Duck should be first, thus engines #1-10 would be released.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: fighter4luv on January 23, 2011, 01:25:26 AM
I agree. Finish off the numbers!!! :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 01:28:32 AM
thats one of my reasons too


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 23, 2011, 01:33:31 AM
That's one of the main reasons why Duck has somewhat of an advantage when compared to Oliver.  Children will have engines 1-7 and 9 and 10, but they will ask questions about when they will get the sodor engine #8 to get through the basic 1-10.  Can't see much discussion for Oliver in that term since 11 may stand out for some kids. 


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 05:59:25 AM
Oliver, S.C. Ruffey, and Toad. That would be a set. See now that would be smart if they made them ONLY in sets because who ever would want the engine would need to buy the whole set.
Oliver a tanker with a face truck with coal load tt1 S.C.ruffy and toad hows that for a set? ;D you decide by posting your reply :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 23, 2011, 02:13:27 PM
Oliver a tanker with a face truck with coal load tt1 S.C.ruffy and toad hows that for a set? ;D you decide by posting your reply :P
[/quote]

Interesting idea. I like it. I still think that the coal load should be sold separately so people can fill their own Troublesome Trucks #1 and #2 without having to buy a lot of the coal wagons.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 23, 2011, 02:43:37 PM
Now I think it would be smart for Bachmann to sell Duck and Oliver in sets ONLY. That would bring more money if somebody really wants Duck and Oliver.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 05:01:23 PM
Oliver a tanker with a face truck with coal load tt1 S.C.ruffy and toad hows that for a set? ;D you decide by posting your reply :P

Interesting idea. I like it. I still think that the coal load should be sold separately so people can fill their own Troublesome Trucks #1 and #2 without having to buy a lot of the coal wagons.
[/quote]ok then Oliver tt3 tanker with face vent van with face S.C.ruffy and Toad


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 23, 2011, 07:17:36 PM
well here's a idea i have for a set, duck, red branchline coaches, oliver, toad and some trucks. i call it "hard at work on the little western". tell me what you think.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 07:21:12 PM
well here's a idea i have for a set, duck, red branchline coaches, oliver, toad and some trucks. i call it "hard at work on the little western". tell me what you think.
absouloutley brilliant tell me what you think of mine (please)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 23, 2011, 07:27:19 PM
well it's good for the episode "toad stands by", and if i had to give it 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars i'd give it 3


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 07:40:44 PM
well it's good for the episode "toad stands by", and if i had to give it 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars i'd give it 3
thats what I based it off there was a cattle wagon with a face in that episode and a tanker with a face


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 23, 2011, 07:44:28 PM
Now I think it would be smart for Bachmann to sell Duck and Oliver in sets ONLY. That would bring more money if somebody really wants Duck and Oliver.

   That is smart. People would pay extra for track that way


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 07:49:55 PM
but then again people might not want to buy a set just to get an engine


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 23, 2011, 07:51:37 PM
but then again people might not want to buy a set just to get an engine


    Yes, but if you really wanted it, they will Buy it. You would be suprised the money people waste.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 07:57:40 PM
but then again people might not want to buy a set just to get an engine


    Yes, but if you really wanted it, they will Buy it. You would be suprised the money people waste.
yes  i know that and I'm not surprised how much money people waste I've got a good idea of that ;)
but then again people might not want to buy a set just to get an engine


    Yes, but if you really wanted it, they will Buy it. You would be suprised the money people waste.
EDIT:what do you think of my set idea? ;D


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on January 23, 2011, 08:43:51 PM
I know I wouldnt buy a whole set just to get a engine. I dont need extra tracks, transformers, etc. But if it was just the engine and some trucks or coaches then I would buy it.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 23, 2011, 09:36:12 PM
I might I'm not sure. But this is a good or profitable idea.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 12:53:11 AM
I wouldn't get a set to get them I'd just put up with there hornby versions I have


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 24, 2011, 02:16:27 AM
there is NO WAY i'm getting a hornby duck, but if bachmann don't make Oliver and toad, i will buy the hornby version, but i KNOW i'm getting the hornby stepney and old slow coach because of how good they look.       


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 02:21:26 AM
there is NO WAY i'm getting a hornby duck, but if bachmann don't make Oliver and toad, i will buy the hornby version, but i KNOW i'm getting the hornby stepney and old slow coach because of how good they look.      
k thats your choice in fact I think I'm going to fix duck up when I'm done collecting or in 1-8 months but if bachmann make duck theres 80% chance I'll get him have fun the AJWPRODUCTIONS-mann EDIT:what do you think of my set idea ;D


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 24, 2011, 11:24:30 AM
The Hornby Duck is a bad model; it uses a tooling that dates to the 1970s.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 24, 2011, 04:13:53 PM
The Hornby Duck is a bad model; it uses a tooling that dates to the 1970s.

    Yeah, I can tell you that. I have him ::) ;)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 06:07:39 PM
The Hornby Duck is a bad model; it uses a tooling that dates to the 1970s.

    Yeah, I can tell you that. I have him ::) ;)
we all know that but until bachmann makes him what choice do we have


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: branmas on January 24, 2011, 07:51:18 PM
well i'm not getting the hornby duck whether bachmann make duck or not.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 08:46:45 PM
what do you think of my set idea? >:(


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 24, 2011, 09:02:27 PM
Now I think it would be smart for Bachmann to sell Duck and Oliver in sets ONLY. That would bring more money if somebody really wants Duck and Oliver.

   That is smart. People would pay extra for track that way
I would love this and for those sets. Oliver Set: Oliver, Toad, and S.C. Ruffey.
     Duck Set: Duck and 2 red branchline coaches (1 Regular and 1 Brake)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 09:04:56 PM
what about my set idea do I not exist to you people or something?! >:(


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on January 24, 2011, 09:09:34 PM
Your set is good, but they haven't made a tanker with a face yet, maybe a possible candidate for truck 4 or 5............

But yet again they don't make Oliver or Toad ethier. But since they made a van, well cattle car, with a face I guess the troublesome tanker, as I named it, would be good as truck  4/5.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 09:18:18 PM
Your set is good, but they haven't made a tanker with a face yet, maybe a possible candidate for truck 4 or 5............

But yet again they don't make Oliver or Toad ethier. But since they made a van, well cattle car, with a face I guess the troublesome tanker, as I named it, would be good as truck  4/5.
that was a spin off idea too but I forgot about it and I was sayin if there was a set that was my idea for it + look at the episode there is a troublesome tanker so yeah + it could be exclusive to the set


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 25, 2011, 02:13:12 AM
The Hornby Duck is a bad model; it uses a tooling that dates to the 1970s.

    Yeah, I can tell you that. I have him ::) ;)
sorry for double post but we must refrain from critisizing them further as they can't respond it says so in the forum code of conduct so yeah ;)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 25, 2011, 10:23:30 PM
The Hornby Duck is a bad model; it uses a tooling that dates to the 1970s.

    Yeah, I can tell you that. I have him ::) ;)
sorry for double post but we must refrain from critisizing them further as they can't respond it says so in the forum code of conduct so yeah ;)
We had a discussion about this awhile ago. Hornby doesn't really care much for our minority of opinions, and they still get a majority control of the UK market, so I'd say it's fair game. Besides, different opinions and choosing one company over another based on which product is better encourages a Free Market and competition. I hope it ends up encouraging Hornby to improve their older products (which their products like Stepney and Oliver are stunning in quality for Thomas models, in a good way!). ;)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 25, 2011, 10:26:57 PM
Their Pecry isn't the worst either.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 25, 2011, 10:34:22 PM
Their Pecry isn't the worst either.
I'll agree. The body has a unique tooling that I think has a nice appeal to it.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: fighter4luv on January 26, 2011, 01:23:39 AM
Their Pecry isn't the worst either.
I'll agree. The body has a unique tooling that I think has a nice appeal to it.
They're just too much like the original RW series ones, rather than the TV show. Though some of the faces are excellently crafted.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 26, 2011, 02:17:55 AM
Their Pecry isn't the worst either.
I'll agree. The body has a unique tooling that I think has a nice appeal to it.
They're just too much like the original RW series ones, rather than the TV show. Though some of the faces are excellently crafted.
Which is the goal of their models. It brings them some individuality, like what ERTL did.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on January 26, 2011, 05:55:43 PM
If you ask me the worst hornby models are ( I dont havea any so correct me if Im wrong) Henry, Gordon, Thomas, James, Edward, and Emily.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 26, 2011, 06:59:36 PM
If you ask me the worst hornby models are ( I dont havea any so correct me if Im wrong) Henry, Gordon, Thomas, James, Edward, and Emily.
James gordon and henry are good models but I agree with the rest I only have james but I have a flying scotsman bassically gordon is there flying scotsman with james's tender (just minus the loco drive)and with new paint (of course)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 26, 2011, 07:30:07 PM
 


       I always had a liking to Hornby Edward, and as Sparks said, Hornby Stepney and Oliver are stunning models! Detail is excellent on them!

                            I also like hornby Thomas, (as you know) he is closer to the RWS


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 26, 2011, 07:32:20 PM
Well I'm still I die-heart Bachmann customer. :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 27, 2011, 06:28:59 PM
Re: JJ96

That's cool. Bachmann does a great job with their models.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 27, 2011, 08:50:48 PM
The Hornby Duck is a bad model; it uses a tooling that dates to the 1970s.

    Yeah, I can tell you that. I have him ::) ;)
sorry for double post but we must refrain from critisizing them further as they can't respond it says so in the forum code of conduct so yeah ;)
We had a discussion about this awhile ago. Hornby doesn't really care much for our minority of opinions, and they still get a majority control of the UK market, so I'd say it's fair game. Besides, different opinions and choosing one company over another based on which product is better encourages a Free Market and competition. I hope it ends up encouraging Hornby to improve their older products (which their products like Stepney and Oliver are stunning in quality for Thomas models, in a good way!). ;)
but we shouldent do it cause its in the code of conduct case closed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 27, 2011, 09:23:51 PM
The Hornby Duck is a bad model; it uses a tooling that dates to the 1970s.

    Yeah, I can tell you that. I have him ::) ;)
sorry for double post but we must refrain from critisizing them further as they can't respond it says so in the forum code of conduct so yeah ;)
We had a discussion about this awhile ago. Hornby doesn't really care much for our minority of opinions, and they still get a majority control of the UK market, so I'd say it's fair game. Besides, different opinions and choosing one company over another based on which product is better encourages a Free Market and competition. I hope it ends up encouraging Hornby to improve their older products (which their products like Stepney and Oliver are stunning in quality for Thomas models, in a good way!). ;)
but we shouldent do it cause its in the code of conduct case closed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(
Did you read my post?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 28, 2011, 05:43:52 AM
The Hornby Duck is a bad model; it uses a tooling that dates to the 1970s.

    Yeah, I can tell you that. I have him ::) ;)
sorry for double post but we must refrain from critisizing them further as they can't respond it says so in the forum code of conduct so yeah ;)
We had a discussion about this awhile ago. Hornby doesn't really care much for our minority of opinions, and they  any fights while I'm here so I'll just drop it


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 29, 2011, 11:19:18 AM
I just saw "Gordon Takes a Shortcut" for the first time today. Seems like the only way we can see Duck or Oliver in the show is if some other engine gets lost on an unknown railway! :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 29, 2011, 01:32:46 PM
I just saw "Gordon Takes a Shortcut" for the first time today. Seems like the only way we can see Duck or Oliver in the show is if some other engine gets lost on an unknown railway! :P

   Uh oh! :P Well, yeah, I do like Gordon takes a shortcut episode alot ;)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 29, 2011, 02:50:21 PM
Although I'm not a big fan of Season 8 onwards, that episode was pretty good.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 29, 2011, 03:08:19 PM
Although I'm not a big fan of Season 8 onwards, that episode was pretty good.

    I never had a problem with anything up to season 10, ugh. LOL :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 29, 2011, 03:44:45 PM
I say up to season 5 were orignals, up to season 8 were Ok, and only that episode is ok past season 8.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 29, 2011, 04:51:17 PM
Season 8 feels like an extended Season 7 in some aspects.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on January 29, 2011, 05:04:47 PM
From Season 8 on almost all of the episodes had the same storyline-
Someone takes something/does something wrong/does not listen.
They crash and are rescued.
They learn never to make the same mistake again.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 29, 2011, 05:16:57 PM
From Season 8 on almost all of the episodes had the same storyline-
Someone takes something/does something wrong/does not listen.
They crash and are rescued.
They learn never to make the same mistake again.
That's the plot for the majority of episodes, especially those like Dirty Objects (James doesn't pay attention, crashes,  and realizes he was bad to Toby) and Percy Takes the Plunge (Percy ignores a danger sign, crashes into the sea, and learns to obey signs). The problem is the writing in newer episodes adds less uniqueness to each episode. Otherwise, plots have changed little.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on January 29, 2011, 05:25:11 PM
Yes it is true there are a lot of old episodes like that, but now every single episode follows those guidelines. There is no difference except the fact it is a new engine each time.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on January 29, 2011, 05:42:15 PM
Same with Down a Mine too.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 29, 2011, 06:05:04 PM
I say up to season 5 were orignals, up to season 8 were Ok, and only that episode is ok past season 8.

I'd say the true originals would be seasons 1-4, since those are the seasons based on the Railway Series (for the most part). After that, Thomas and Friends seemed to get worse little by little, season after season, until it has reached its current state  of "ugh".


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on January 29, 2011, 06:08:07 PM
Season 5 followed the RWS guidelines. They were more accurate than what is out now. Season 6 is when the accuracy disapeered along with Allcroft. Sure the episodes where not from the books, but they had similar story lines and used the same characters.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 29, 2011, 06:09:48 PM
I guess your right, now that I think about it. But my personal favorite seasons are 1-4.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on January 29, 2011, 06:40:16 PM
Season 8 feels like an extended Season 7 in some aspects.
I'd say  seasons 8-11 feels like a continuation of seasons 1-3.(Which were the best)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 29, 2011, 09:14:24 PM
Of all seasons of the New Series, Season 8 is my favorite because I feels like it has more ties to the Classic Series (mostly using stock footage) and in one commercial I saw for a video/DVD of "Thomas' Sodor Celebration", they played the classic Thomas theme  :)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: fighter4luv on January 29, 2011, 11:57:22 PM
Nothing was the same after season 2. My favourite 2 seasons will always be those. I liked how accidents were taken more seriously in the first 2 seasons... it actually made me feel a lot of emotion towards the engines. Not so much any more...

Guess they didn't want kids crying or feeling depressed any more... so accidents were turned into a joke.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 30, 2011, 12:14:41 AM
Nothing was the same after season 2. My favourite 2 seasons will always be those. I liked how accidents were taken more seriously in the first 2 seasons... it actually made me feel a lot of emotion towards the engines. Not so much any more...

Guess they didn't want kids crying or feeling depressed any more... so accidents were turned into a joke.
After Season 2, the show had a new producer as Robert Cardona had left to do his own work (including TUGS). This is probably a likely explanation as to why the atmosphere changed.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on January 30, 2011, 01:33:03 AM
I heard about that. Some may say that the change in producer doesn't matter, but the producer has almost an equal amount of say in what goes on as the director.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 30, 2011, 01:34:14 AM
I heard about that. Some may say that the change in producer doesn't matter, but the producer has almost an equal amount of say in what goes on as the director.
I was more implying that it was probably Cardona who influenced the darker atmosphere into the series.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on January 30, 2011, 01:36:30 AM
Well what I said goes both ways. If one producer liked it more dark and then he leaves and the new producer likes it more silly that is how it will stay. The producers actually do more for a show than the average person thinks.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on January 30, 2011, 01:45:04 AM
Well what I said goes both ways. If one producer liked it more dark and then he leaves and the new producer likes it more silly that is how it will stay. The producers actually do more for a show than the average person thinks.
I thought that it was common knowledge that the producers have a large portion of control. :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on January 30, 2011, 01:48:58 AM
Well, depends on who you ask. Most of the people I know believe the director does all the work and the producers just get paid for doing nothing.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 30, 2011, 03:10:11 AM
my personal fav seasons 1 2 and 5


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 30, 2011, 03:03:57 PM
Back to the subject of Oliver, he has appeared in Seasons 3, 4, 5, 6 (through cameos), 7, and 12.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 31, 2011, 02:16:00 PM
You'd think after a 5 season break, Gordon's conversation with Oliver in "Shortcut" would've been more like this:

Gordon: Dude, where have you been for the past five years?!

Oliver: Oh, Toad and I have just been chilling out on this siding.

Gordon:  :o!!!
 
LOL


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Lninging63 on January 31, 2011, 02:19:57 PM
You'd think after a 5 season break, Gordon's conversation with Oliver in "Shortcut" would've been more like this:

Gordon: Dude, where have you been for the past five years?!

Oliver: Oh, Toad and I have just been chilling out on this siding.

Gordon:  :o!!!
 
LOL

That reminds me- there's been all this talk about Oliver but none about Toad. I mean surely if you want the engine the brakevan will be sure to follow right?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 31, 2011, 02:23:01 PM
Yeah, I think the wanting of Toad's release is supposed to be implied with the wanting of Oliver's.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 31, 2011, 08:29:28 PM
You'd think after a 5 season break, Gordon's conversation with Oliver in "Shortcut" would've been more like this:

Gordon: Dude, where have you been for the past five years?!

Oliver: Oh, Toad and I have just been chilling out on this siding.

Gordon:  :o!!!
 
LOL
LOL nice one metadude 27 :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 31, 2011, 11:38:42 PM
Yeah, I think the wanting of Toad's release is supposed to be implied with the wanting of Oliver's.

I agree. Like Thomas and Toby with their respective coaches, you can't imagine one without the other.

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100101182512/ttte/images/1/10/ToadandOliver.png)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on February 01, 2011, 09:24:59 AM
Plus, it would be nice to have another brakevan.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 01, 2011, 10:03:46 AM
I agree DinoNTrains.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: JD417 on February 01, 2011, 03:14:17 PM
seeing how old slow coach is GW, anyone think she would have a chance somwere down the line? (no pun intended :P)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 01, 2011, 03:15:11 PM
I doubt it. She was in like 2 episodes right?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 01, 2011, 03:24:50 PM
Yeah, that's right. But she's Great Western, eh? I didn't know that.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 01, 2011, 03:27:13 PM
Neither did I. :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on February 01, 2011, 03:55:50 PM
Personally, I doubt that Old Slow Coach will ever be made because of what JJ96 just said (about her appearing in just 2 episodes) and that I think her Hornby model is fine enough, although I don't have it (I've seen pics of it).

(http://www.ehattons.com/images/products/R9201_1.JPG)

No offense to anyone.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on February 01, 2011, 06:14:00 PM
I think Gullane had some intentions to use Old Slow Coach in Season 6:
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100327221741/ttte/images/f/fa/OldSlowCoachfront.jpg)
Her model was touched up post-MRR. Shame this went unrealized though. BoCo and The Diesel had the same fate.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: JD417 on February 01, 2011, 08:01:16 PM
yes she is GW, Old Slow Coach is based upon a Falmouth Coupe TRI Composite coach, built in 1893 for the Great Western Railway.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 01, 2011, 08:03:59 PM
I did not know that. :o


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on February 02, 2011, 11:21:18 AM
Even I didn't know she was Great Western. Oh, well. If Oliver and Duck (and perhaps Toad) were ever released, what if there was a gift pack with a GWR theme?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: JD417 on February 02, 2011, 01:56:37 PM
well seeing how oliver or duck were never seen with OSC i dont think that would ever happen


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on February 02, 2011, 02:14:53 PM
That's true. but at any rate, I hope that at least one of the GWR engines is released this year.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 02, 2011, 05:17:17 PM
I'm guessing Duck, Diesel, and the twins are all coming out this year.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: JD417 on February 02, 2011, 08:18:58 PM
i could see that or
The twins, Diesel and Rosie


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 02, 2011, 08:21:18 PM
That is more likely but I think everyone wants to see a GWR engine.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: JD417 on February 02, 2011, 08:56:59 PM
im praying for myself to be released

read my my signature ;)


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 02, 2011, 08:58:49 PM
Well my signature says it all. LOL! :P
But still Duck more than Rosie.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on February 03, 2011, 07:10:17 PM
That is more likely but I think everyone wants to see a GWR engine.

I'd say that's true


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 06, 2011, 10:01:58 PM
GWR all the way!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on February 06, 2011, 10:08:33 PM
Here here! We need GWR engines for HO


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 06, 2011, 10:09:35 PM
Yes...GWR, GWR, GWR!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on February 06, 2011, 10:11:38 PM
I agree.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 09, 2011, 10:21:16 PM
I hope Oliver is released, but if he isn't I bet we all won't be surprised. I feel the next 4 choices, if any, are gunna be Oliver, Duck, Diesel, and Rosie. (Not in that order) So I say for a final arguement what are your predictions?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on February 09, 2011, 10:45:18 PM
I predict all of what you said except for Rosie, although I don't think she'd be too bad... idk


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: fighter4luv on February 10, 2011, 07:44:19 AM
I received an email back from Hornby, and they're not going to be producing any Oliver this year... so maybe this is Bachmann's chance?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: DinoNTrains on February 10, 2011, 10:19:42 AM
Maybe, maybe not. We'll found out who and what will be released this Saturday.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 13, 2011, 04:32:25 PM
I guess I'll change the name of this thread from Oliver for 2011 to Oliver for 2012.  :(


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: thomasj219 on February 13, 2011, 04:40:22 PM
Dont be too hasty there is still time for something.


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 13, 2011, 04:49:26 PM
When will the Toy Fair be over?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SodorAdventures on February 13, 2011, 04:53:11 PM
When will the Toy Fair be over?

       Feburary 13-16


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: 7029cluncastle on February 13, 2011, 05:08:06 PM
if bachmann do oliver, duck and toad then i will be getting them and selling on my oliver and toad. i pre ordered my donald nd douglas today  ;D and ordered bill and ben, they should be arriving very soon!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 13, 2011, 05:31:03 PM
When will the Toy Fair be over?

       Feburary 13-16
Well they should announce it later right?


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: BillingsRR on February 13, 2011, 05:34:09 PM
Well, they confirmed some, but a few more may come.                                         


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 14, 2011, 09:46:37 PM
I'm not gunna be made either Duck. Don't worry we will work the branchline till next year. (I think I got into character there.) :P


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: JD417 on February 14, 2011, 10:32:16 PM
ya LITTLE WESTERN 4EVER!!!  :D


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: TheJJ on February 14, 2011, 10:33:18 PM
WOOO!


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on February 15, 2011, 08:27:48 AM
WOOO!
and I will neva be made by bachmann eva consider yer'sel's lucky


Title: Re: Oliver for 2011!
Post by: SCOTTISH RAILWAYS on February 15, 2011, 10:38:06 AM
WE ALREDY HAVE BEEN ;D