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TooSoonTom
31-10-2010, 23:28
And the 'Gnomes' had furry or strawlike creatures that drove the 'Goblin' leader off a cliff (I remember the illustration).

Sonic Reducer
16-01-2011, 09:47
Dunno if this is the answer youre looking for, but as soon as I saw your thread title a memory came crashing back into my mind about a book I had as a kid in the 70s called 'The Boland Light Railway' - or something very very close to that. It was definitely about gnomes and a steam train. Hope this helps.

Emettman
16-01-2011, 10:02
That sounds a good possibility:
http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n50/n252675.jpg

From http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/bb/forest-of-boland-light-railway.htm

The "Goblin" would have been a leprechaun, accordng to the infortmation there.

Sonic Reducer
16-01-2011, 10:34
This is the cover of the version I had (in case it jogs a memory) : http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/0340042028/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&index=0,

But it does sound like this might be it. Im sure there are Goblins in the book as well.

Emettman
17-01-2011, 09:36
That's a long life in print for a children's book. I may just hunt out a copy.

TooSoonTom
04-04-2011, 23:07
Thanks guys this is it x