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Big is Beautiful is a magazine story.
Thomas enjoys teasing Harvey about his size. Harvey is a large engine and cannot fit through some of the island's tunnels. One hot summer's day, Harvey runs out of water and has to fetch some out of a river. Thomas warns Harvey about his bad experiences with fishing in the river. Thomas chuckles so hard he forgets to slow down around a sharp corner and lands in a ditch. The Fat Controller orders Harvey to lift Thomas back onto the rails and Thomas has to admit that big can be beautiful!
- It is said that Harvey's engine makes a "hissing" noise but Harvey is the engine.
- In some illustrations, the yellow lining around Thomas' cab windows is missing.
- In two illustrations, Thomas is missing his back couplings.
- In one illustration, Harvey's side rods are separated.
- Harvey's buffers are black instead of brown.
- Harvey's siderods are silver when they should be red.
- Harvey's running board is white when it should be black.