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wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
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  A picture of a frog on a red stick  
  Tram Tales of the Manx
Electric Railway CD
 
  It’s amazing how differently the
world is when you really listen to it.
That was our first thought when we
worked with recording expert
Tim Price to turn the first three of
our children’s series Tram Tales of the
Manx Electric Railway
into an
audio CD.
 
  From the beginning we wanted to
make it more than just narration and
Tim was brilliant at finding exactly
the right noises to create an audio
‘picture’. He spent hours chasing
trams to record their different
whistles, motor and brake noises;
it was only his hard work that
revealed to us that Pam the
Paddlebox has a different
whistle at each end.
 
  Funny things happened too. At one
point Tim asked if he could record
throwing something down our stairs.
He lives in a bungalow and doesn’t
have stairs of his own to throw
things down…
 
  And then there was the recording of
the bus. I thought it would be easy
and suggested recording the
hydraulic opening and closing of the
bus doors. So, Tim, Loaghtan Books’
senior partner and a friendly bus
driver – with his bus – congregated
to listen to the bus doors open and
close several times. It was only then
that we discovered that the Isle of
Man buses are almost completely
silent. Goodness knows what
passing pedestrians thought they
were doing.
 
  It was all great fun though, and the
result is a tribute to Tim’s hard work
and expertise.
 
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History button

A Manx A-B-C-Dery
A Brief History Of the Isle of Man (Revised)
Manx Electric Railway: Past & Present
A Young Manx History
By Whing to Port Soderick
Three Legs Good
Things to do with Vikings
Stops Along the Manx Electric Railway
Tim's Wars
A Cog in the Wheel
Invading America
Dear Ray

Biography button
My Year as Manx Bard
Tim's Wars
What Nobody Sees
A Cog in the Wheel
Invading America
Dear Ray

Transport button

Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway, stories 1-3
Power, Poles & Platelaying
The Really Big Surprise
Stick to Safety
Something on the Line
Manx Electric Railway: Past & Present
By Whing to Port Soderick
Stops Along the Manx Electric Railway

Childrens Books button

Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway, stories 1-3
The Really Big Surprise
Stick to Safety
Something on the Line
A Young Manx History
Things to do with Vikings

Short Story button

A Manx A-B-C-Dery
Two Fish for the Summit
Mann with Altitude
Three Legs Good
Things to do with Vikings
Sites & Stories
A De-tailed Account of Manx Cats

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My Year as Manx Bard
Sites & Stories
What Nobody Sees


 
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