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  “Sven sounded his whistle. Joan understood straight away, and started to whistle too.
Then Derby majestically joined in. On by one all the trams began to hoot, peep, toot
and whistle…
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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
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.
  Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway - Stories 1-3 audiobook
Narrated by the author and enhanced by the
sounds of the tramway. So… if a tram whistles, ~
it REALLY whistles. Horses clop, brakes ratchet,

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phones ring and water sloshes. You might even
hear a dinosaur roar…

Something on the Line

Twain, number 22, has to be very brave when the
trams hear that there is a dinosaur on the line.

Click on the play button to hear a sample from
this story.

Stick to Safety

Pam the Paddlebox, number 16, thinks that red
is rubbish and it gets her into trouble.

Click on the play button to hear a sample from
this story.

The Really BIG Surprise

The trams are having a 125th birthday party
and Sven, number 7, tries to find out what the
Really Big Surprise is.

Click on the play button to hear a sample from
this story.

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