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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

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

  • Salty (discontinued; still available in set)

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

  • Oliver (coming soon)
  • Celebration Thomas (coming soon)

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)
  • Wellwagon (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)
  • Toad (coming soon)
  • Mail Car (green) (coming soon)

Narrow Gauge

The narrow gauge line will still be in HO scale but will run on N gauge track; this is commonly known as "HOe" or "HOn3".

2015

  • Skarloey (coming soon)
  • Open Wagon (coming soon)
  • Box Van (blue) (coming soon)
  • Box Van (red) (coming soon)

Non-Rail Characters

2002

2008

2009

2010

2014

Sodor Scenery

2007

  • Signal gantry (two-pack; discontinued)
  • Water tower (discontinued)
  • Coal hopper (discontinued)
  • Pedestrian bridge (discontinued)
  • Sodor Junction station (discontinued)

2009

  • Switch tower

2010

2011

2015

  • Round Water Tower (coming soon)
  • Square Water Tower (coming soon)

Resin Scenery

2014

2015

  • Engine Shed (coming soon)
  • Trackside Station (coming soon)
  • Corrugated Hut (coming soon)
  • Storage Shed (coming soon)

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

2015

  • Whistle & Chuff Thomas! train set with analog sound - sound-chipped Thomas, circle of E-Z track, Troublesome Truck #1, and Troublesome Truck #2 (coming soon)

Parts

  • Hook-and-loop couplers
  • Track PlayTape (rail, road, and sound-fitted variations; coming soon)

Large Scale

Engines

2009

  • Thomas
  • Percy

2011

  • James

2012

  • Emily

2013

  • Toby

2015

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
  • Open Wagon - Red

2015

  • Ice Cream Wagon (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 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.
  • The HO scale oil tanker, mail coach, raspberry syrup tanker 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.
  • Thomas, Percy, James, Gordon, Henry and Toby's HO models have grey coupling hooks.
  • On James' HO model, the wheels and axleboxes are painted grey and his smokebox saddle is painted red when they should all be black.
  • On Percy's HO model:
    • The coal bunker is painted grey instead of black and is oversized.
    • The cab steps are mounted on the side of the running board when they should be under the cab.
    • There is no rear dummy coupling hook.
  • On Duck's HO model:
    • The buffer housings are black instead of red.
    • The prototype model had a black footplate similar to Duck's CGI model, but was changed to grey on the production model.
  • Diesel was the first HO engine to have a CGI-style face.
  • On Annie and Clarabel's HO models:
    • The underframes are painted grey instead of black, and their buffer housings are painted black instead of red.
    • They have no dummy coupling hooks.
  • Annie, Clarabel and Emily's coaches' HO and Large Scale models have removable roofs. However, there's a difference. On the G scale models, the roofs are not attached, so they will fall off if turned upside down, but on the HO Scale models, the roofs are held on by some plastic parts & have to be pried off, which, once they are, reveal to have plastic frames underneath them with plastic squares made to resemble windows.
  • The coaches in the Thomas' Christmas Delivery and Thomas' Christmas Special sets are repaints of Emily's coaches.
  • Terence's HO model has a removable snowplough.
  • Winston is the only character to date to be made in Large Scale but not HO scale.
  • The human figures, originally marketed as HO scale, are larger than HO scale. They have since been relabeled as Large Scale items.
  • The original Sodor scenery accessories used the same tooling as Bachmann's Plasticville line.
  • In an official forum post, a Bachmann representative revealed they had plans to update James to look more like his TV series counterpart in 2015, but once they sent the artwork for the update to the factory, it was too late to change the production line at the time. James' updated release is due sometime in 2017.
  • Thomas' HO scale model, along with Annie, Clarabel and Emily's coaches, made a cameo in the 2015 film "Ant-Man", Several models were also shown in the teaser trailer.
    • In addition, Thomas' face, the front brakepipe, the lamp and the buffers are different
  • Percy's large scale prototype had a green coal bunker.
  • Most of the wagons throughout the Bachmann range were reused mouldings of the wagons produced in the Bachmann Branchline and Mainline Model Railways ranges, although they were less detailed to suit younger kids.

Gallery

HO Scale Engines

HO Scale Rolling Stock

HO Scale Sets

Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock

Non-rail Characters

Sodor Scenery

Resin Scenery

Other

Large Scale Engines

Large Scale Rolling Stock

Large Scale Sets

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