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Bachmann have manufactured their Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends range since 2002. The models are made from specially produced toolings to resemble the characters in the television series. The engines also have moving eyes.

HO Scale

Engines

2002

  • Thomas (normal; sound chipped model coming soon)
  • James (remade in 2015)
  • Percy

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

Rolling stock

2002

2005

2006

  • Gordon's Express Composite Coach (discontinued)
  • Gordon's Express Brake Coach (discontinued)
  • Emily's Composite Coach
  • Emily's Brake Coach
  • Oil Tanker
  • Red Open Wagon

2007

  • Cattle Wagon (discontinued; still available in set; reused for Troublesome Truck #3)
  • Salt Wagon (discontinued; still available in set)
  • RF Container Wagon (discontinued; still available in set)
  • 6-ton Wagon (discontinued; still available in set; reused for Troublesome Truck #4)
  • Well wagon (discontinued)
  • Coal Wagon with Load
  • Cream Tanker
  • Raspberry Syrup Tanker

2008

2009

  • Flatbed with paint drums (discontinued)
  • Ventilated Van

2010

  • Troublesome Truck #3

2012

  • Ice Cream Van

2014

  • Troublesome Truck #4

2015

  • Red Coach (coming soon)
  • Red Brake Coach (coming soon)

Non-Rail Characters

2002

2008

2009

2010

2014

Sodor Scenery

2007

  • Signal gantry (two-pack; discontinued)
  • Water tower (discontinued; reintroduction 2014 for 2015 release)
  • Coaling station (discontinued)
  • Pedestrian bridge (discontinued)
  • Sodor Junction station (discontinued)

2009

  • Switch tower

2010

2011

Resin Scenery

2014

Sets

2002

  • Thomas with Annie and Clarabel set - Thomas, Annie, Clarabel and circle of E-Z track
  • Percy the Small Engine set - Percy, Troublesome Truck #1, Troublesome Truck #2 and circle of E-Z track (discontinued)

2005

  • James the Red Engine freight set - James, blue open wagon, fuel tanker, brake van and circle of E-Z track (discontinued)

2006

  • Gordon's Express set - Gordon, Gordon's Express Composite Coach, Gordon's Express Brake Coach and oval of E-Z track (discontinued)

2007

  • Emily's Passenger Set - Emily, Emily's Composite Coach, Emily's Brake Coach and oval of E-Z track

2008

  • Deluxe Thomas and Friends special set - Thomas, Annie, Clarabel, Bertie, Harold, the Fat Controller and oval of E-Z track
  • Thomas' "Fun with Freight set" - Thomas, S. C. Ruffey, red open wagon, cream tanker, cattle van, conductor and oval of E-Z track
  • Thomas "Holiday Special" set - Thomas with holiday hat and snowplough, coach with Christmas decoration, truck with Christmas tree, candy cane tanker and oval of E-Z track (discontinued)

2010

  • Salty's Dockside Delivery set - Salty, 6 Ton wagon, Raspberry Syrup tanker, Salt Wagon, custom conductor and oval of E-Z track

2013

  • Thomas' Christmas Express set - Thomas with Santa hat and snowplough, truck with Christmas tree, flat wagon with load, red and green Christmas van, and oval of E-Z track

Parts

  • Hook-and-loop couplers

Large Scale

Engines

2009

  • Thomas
  • Percy

2011

  • James

2012

  • Emily

2013

  • Toby

Rolling Stock and Accessories

2009

2011

  • Emily's Composite Coach
  • Emily's Brake Coach
  • Tidmouth Milk Tanker (discontinued)
  • Sodor Fuel Tanker
  • Oil Tanker (discontinued)
  • Tar Tanker
  • Coal Wagon with load
  • Cargo Car

2012

  • S.C. Ruffey
  • Brakevan
  • Thomas' snow plough

2014

  • Raspberry syrup tanker 
  • Open Wagon - Blue
  • Cream Tanker (coming soon)
  • Open Wagon - Red (coming soon)

Sets

2009

  • Thomas with Annie and Clarabel set - Thomas, Annie, Clarabel, oval of track, and DVD format video instructions
  • Percy and the Troublesome Trucks set - Percy, Troublesome Truck #1, Troublesome Truck #2, oval of track, and DVD instructions

2012

  • Thomas' Christmas Delivery set - Thomas with holiday hat and snowplough, red open wagon with presents, decorated coach, oval of track, and DVD instructions

Trivia

  • The HO scale oil tanker, mail coach, and cream tanker were first released as they appeared in the model series, but have been revamped to have their CGI series logos.
  • Thomas, Percy, and James' HO models do not have front couplers.
  • On James' HO model, the wheels and axleboxes are painted grey and his smokebox saddle is painted red when they should all be black.
  • Percy's HO model has an oversized coal bunker and cab steps mounted on the side of the running board when they should be under the cab.
  • Terence's HO model has a removable snowplough.
  • The human figures, originally marketed as HO scale, are larger than HO scale. They have since been relabeled as Large Scale items.
  • Diesel was the first HO engine to have a CGI-style face.
  • The original Sodor scenery accessories used the same tooling as Bachmann's Plasticville line.
  • The HO Annie and Clarabel's underframes are painted grey instead of black.
  • Percy's coal bunker is painted grey instead of black.
  • Annie and Clarabel's HO models do not have dummy coupling hooks.
  • Percy's HO model does not have a rear dummy coupling hook.
  • Thomas, Percy, James, Gordon, Henry, and Toby's HO models have grey coupling hooks.
  • The first HO scale products released in 2002 (Thomas, Percy, James, Annie, Clarabel, Troublesome Trucks, Bertie, Harold, and Cranky) are based on promotional cartoon illustrations seen on some Thomas merchandise at the time. Terence's model also seems to be based on these images.
  • Annie, Clarabel, and Emily's coaches' HO and Large Scale models have removable roofs.
  • The coaches in the Thomas' Christmas Delivery and Thomas' Christmas Special sets are Emily's coach repainted.
  • The prototype Duck had a black footplate similar to the CGI model of Duck, but was changed to grey on the production model.
  • Duck's buffer housing is black instead of red.

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