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  • DonaldDouglasandToby6

    Ho Ho Snowman

    December 8, 2014 by DonaldDouglasandToby6

    This month I'm going to review Christmas or "winter holiday" episodes (including good ones), and why not start off with an episode about Charlie? Lets dive in.

    Thomas and Charllie are shunting trucks at the bottom of Gordon's Hill. Because, you know, that's totally safe(!). Henry passes by and says he dislikes snow. Charlie is determined to make Henry like snow. So he hides behind a random snowman and tells joke, claiming HE'S the snowman. I'll...talk about that later. Henry is terrified of the snowman and runs away. This happens two more times, because it's not like plots can't be different. Charlie finds Henry in his shed and apologizes for scaring the crap out of him. Emily and Edward put in their opinions and Charlie realizes that every…

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  • ModelTrainFan4472

    Premiring in January 2015, Island of Sodor Chronicles is a trainz series based apon the popular TV show, Thomas and Friends. Many wikia users will feature in this project including:

    • DuckFan98
    • TheSodorSteamworks
    • DalekSlayer1
    • MegaTrainLover
    • SteamTeam3211
    • IloveTrains123
    • LadyHatt77 (a friend of mine who will be voicing the women characters)
    • and myself

    Episodes will feature so far:

    • Who's Moaning Now
    • Donald and the Thieves
    • What a Relief
    • On the Buses

    Stay tuned for updates and happy watching

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XI3nZAog-w

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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Originally I was going to be doing a review on The Great Discovery, but seeing as how it's already the first of December (for me anyways), I figured that this would be a much more suitable thing to do instead. As it is already December in my part of the world, I would like to say Happy Holidays (or Winter Holidays if you prefer. :P) to everybody on this wiki. Regardless of the holiday you celebrate, I hope you have a splendid time on this festive season. :)

    Back to the main reason to why I created this blog, over the years there have been many festive episodes for the television series, some being excellent while others are considered average or downright terrible by the rest of the fanbase. So today, I'll be going over my favourite and lea…

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  • DonaldDouglasandToby6

    Escape

    November 30, 2014 by DonaldDouglasandToby6

    Ok, I’m finally going to do not only a Classic Series review, but a positive review. This one is probably incredibly obvious, but I do love this episode for legitimate reasons. Lets start with the plot.

    Douglas is complaining about Edward wasting time talking to Trevor. Edward then retorts by saying Douglas and Trevor have something in common - they were both due for scrapping. I’ll explain this idea later on, but for now I’ll say I’m split about it. Douglas and Edward agree the Fat Controller does need another engine. Later that night, Douglas goes to the Other Railway when he finds a stranded engine named Oliver and a brakevan named Toad. Douglas remembers what Edward had said, and he saves Oliver and Toad, who are then bought by the Fat …

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  • Theturntable1985

    I am going to aske you a challenging question.Everyone loves season 1 to 4 right?.so what is your least favorite episode from that era.write down in the comments.A hard task isnt it?

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  • Theturntable1985

    I know you all dislike season 15,but some people have started a dislike to season 5 to,so i decided to ask you what is so wrong about it. I am now going to rewiew my toughts on season 5.

    First of all is all the crashes.I know you hate that Britt made to many crashes in this season but come on!it just shows what Thomas The Tank Engine can be for adults, and shows what the show would be if Britt made it as a adult show.I know you all love crashes so why hate it  just beacuse we got a lot of it,but i agree in one thing:to much action!kids films have way to much fighting to much action an explotions in it.Look at Cars 2 compared to the first and you would see what i meen,but thomas is not like that,just take a close look at Tale of the brave! t…

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  • Theturntable1985

    Season 18 has been well so far, so i just tought i would ask you what your favorite of the current episodes released is from Old reliable Edward to Last train for crhistmas?write your option in the comments!

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  • DonaldDouglasandToby6

    This is the first model episode I'm reviewing, and this is a tough one to get through. The writing is bad as usual but the main thing is the character choice. Why does this happen in most shows these days? Why does a character become unlikeable and flandarized? It can happen in one episode, or it can happen over time. I don't know why, but this is Edward's darkest moment to date. Lets get through this.

    A new crane named Rocky on the island arrives. Thomas and Percy are excited, but Gordon and Edward dismiss him as "new-fangled nonsense." Edward leaves before his pipes are secured and he ends up spilling them all over the tracks when he stops at a sudden red signal. The driver telephones Harvey, but he can only lift one by one. Thomas and Em…

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  • Percyplunge

    Here is another fan made DVD idea. This isn't real.

    Thomas & Friends: Big Bang Surprise (US DVD Version)

    Description: Join Thomas and his friends for surprising adventures. Thomas tries his best to surprise Gordon with unexpected results. Watch as Winston finds a surprise for Sir Topham Hatt's Birthday. And find out who is surprising the engines in the fog. Grab your ticket and hop on board for these wonderful stories of fun.

    Episodes:

    • "Sodor Surprise Day"
    • "Thomas & The Sounds of Sodor"
    • "Percy & The Calliope"
    • "Happy Birthday Sir!"
    • "Percy & the Monster of Brendam"
    • "Bust My Buffers"

    DVD Bonus Features:

    • Two Bonus Episodes "James in the Dark" & "Henry's Happy Coal"
    • "Thomas & Percy" Sing-Along Song
    • "Guess Who?" Puzzles - Diesel, Winston, Rosie
    • Fun & Activit…
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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Ever since the failure that was Thomas and the Magic Railroad (which I previously covered in a past blog post), the idea of another Thomas & Friends special/movie seemed impossible - to some probably laughable - but surprisingly, the idea for a new special went ahead, and in 2005, HiT Entertainment released Calling All Engines!, which, unlike the previous movie, was more of an hour-long special than a full length movie. I've seen a lot of backlash for this special from most Thomas fans, so I'll be going over this special and if it really does deserve the hate it gets, or if it's an underrated special with potential, starting with the pros:

    First, I'll be going over the three (sorta) new locations for this special: the Airport, the Suspensio…

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  • BiggestThomasFan

    Since we've seen all of Season 17 of Thomas and Friends, here's a question I wanted to ask other users here. What is your favorite episode from Season 17?

    My favorite episode from this season is Away from the Sea. It was the introduction of Porter (one of my favorite characters) and it had a CGI re-creation of Salty's Secret (that is one thing we need more of in the series). Also, the scene of Salty crashing into the cars of oil was funny.

    Anyway, what is your favorite episode from Season 17? And, if you could, please say why you like it.



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  • ModelTrainFan4472

    Heres my idea to solve long pages:

    This also referes to when we changed the trivia sections. Because people can miss out vvaluable infomation on the pages.

    For instance, the specials. There is aout 150 photos for each special and makes the pages so long and sometimes laggs when you scroll down.

    What I was thinking that we could have a tab option under the gallery bar, and if you want to see the photos, then open the tab up then it will extend the page to its original size.

    What are your opinions on this change, and should it go ahead and be done with? Comment below please! :P

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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Released in the year 2000, Thomas and the Magic Railroad was the first attempt to get Thomas and his friends onto the big screen, and crossed the television series over with Shining Time Station, the show that made Thomas famous in America. The movie, however, failed terribly, and it eventually forced Britt Allcroft off of the show. A good portion of the fanbase despises this movie, while others absolutely love it, so I'm here to review the movie and go over its pros and cons, and if this movie deserves the negative feedback it gets, or if it's actually a good movie.

    As I can't really think of much pros, I'll be going over the cons: for one thing, the movie is centered around Shining Time way too much. Thomas appearing in every episode is a…

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  • DuckFan98

    The Chat is returning!

    November 22, 2014 by DuckFan98

    First of all, we as a staff thank you for your understanding and your patience. We understand that many users have missed the Chat, and we too are disappointed that this was the measure we had to take. However, we also hope that this time has given its users the opportunity to communicate with the fandom in other ways, such as our forums and Twitter.

    So yes, the Chat is returning - but it must be known by all that it comes with an understanding.

    We are bringing it back on a trial basis - it will be taken down again at some point during January so that we can re-assess the situation and decide whether to keep it or not. This will happen regardless of the behaviour and the atmosphere in the Chat.

    Please do enjoy the Chat (that's what it's for!)…

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  • ShawnFan14

    Mysterious RWS Characters

    November 22, 2014 by ShawnFan14

    Hey guys, it's my first blog! You guys can just call me Brady btw. So let's get started!

    In the RWS, in the first few books, there were some engines that seemed to just make either a background cameo, or just never speak at all. In the first book, in the shed with Edward, Henry, and Gordon were two blue tender engines, 98462 and 87546. They never talked. It just seemed that they were there or something. After that they were never mentioned again. The reason was that they were visitors in 1922, but they should visit some other time! Moving on in the first book, there was a red engine in the shed as well, and he didn't speak nor was named. Later when Henry was stuck in the tunnel, another red engine came to his rescue, but obviously didn't re…

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  • DonaldDouglasandToby6

    This episode is breaking my Season 15 trend, but this episode is... really, really bad. I have no idea why they made this. Was the season too short? Just... why make this stupid episode? Let me make something clear: Is this the worst? No, of course not. Is this the worst of Season 14? Probably in the top three, but another episode takes the number one. This episode is really bad regardless, so lets get started.

    The plot is that there's to be a snowman party. That idea's so stupid, that I'll save that for later. Thomas has to collect an important package. The children are sad because their snowman doesn't have a hat. So Thomas decides to ignore the package, and tries to find a hat. Again, an idea so stupid that I'll discuss it in detail late…

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  • TheBlueSunil

    Hello everyone! As most of you already know, the Dinos and Discoveries episodes have now been revealed!! And also Emily Saves the World has been confirmed. So I am now going to give my opinions on what I think of these episodes. So far, only the titles have been revealed, so I am only going by those. Anyways without further ado, here are my thoughts, and I'll be listing them by DVD order.

    • Marion and the Dinosaurs - So Marion gets another lead role this season, which I'm all for. This sounds interesting, as we saw her running from the Dinos in the trailer. And this may be the episode that Stephen will appear in. I really want to see how this one plays out.
    • Millie and the Volcano - Yay, Millie gets a role! This sounds interesting, and from so…
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  • Tugboatfan4444

    Should Derek Return?

    November 19, 2014 by Tugboatfan4444

    Hello, I'm here to talk aobut a character a lot of people get "High-strung" about, Derek. For those of you who don't know Derek is a diese lwho appeared in the season 5 episode, Double Teething Troubles, where apparently he had a toothache, and he also cameoed in CAE. Derek was an "Allcroft's Merchandise Character" or ALMC, as I'll shorten it to. It means they ONLY appeared during season 5 and some cameos, with a few exceptions like Cranky, Butch, and Arry & Bert. OUt of all of these ALMCs I feel Derek has the most potential to possibly return. He could work at the quarry to help Mavis out since Bill and Ben are now back in their rightful home. He is perfect for writing since literally he basically has one quirk, he overheats, and that mig…

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  • Tugboatfan4444

    Derek

    November 19, 2014 by Tugboatfan4444

    Now I'm going to talk about a lot of people are very "High-strung" on, and that's Derek. Derek history appeared in one season five Episode, Double Teething Troubles, and a cameo in CAE and was never seen again. Many people rant and critize him just because he was "an Allcroft Merchandise Engine" as I think i'll call engines from season 5. Derek I think has a lot of potential, and I think could be "Improved and expanded" to not just be "one-dimensional" character. With the way the show's going I think the writers could reintroduce classic characters, beloved or despised, and probably improve them. I feel Derek could do well in CGI, mabye working at the clay pits or the quarry, but I don't think he should come back right away or anything. Po…

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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Over the past thirty years, there have been many different variants of the theme song used for Thomas & Friends, but only two were primarily used for the intro and end credits: the classic series theme song from the first to seventh seasons, and the Engine Roll Call from the eighth season onwards. Ever since the latter song was made the theme song of the shows, many fans have complained about the song and want it to be changed back to how it previously was during the classic series, which is why I'm asking this question: if the theme song of the show were to change for the series, how would you change it? Would you make up a whole new song, remix one of the previous themes, etc.?

    For me, these are some of the things I would probably do for …

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  • TheBlueSunil

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to do this blog post to put out my opinions on this, since it has been a popular topic as of late in the Thomas and Friends community. Recently in the Dinos and Discoveries trailer we saw clips of the last six Season 18 episodes. One of those most likely being Emily Saves the World. We also recently got some more footage from one of The Earl's Quiz's on the Signals Crossed DVD. Now due to all of these clips, people are having really mixed feelings about this episode. Either they are excited for it, and can't wait to see what it has in store; or they are really apprehensive, and are comparing it to Rusty and the Boulder or Up, Up and Away!.

    In my personal opinion, I am sort of both. This looks to be a really inter…

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  • DonaldDouglasandToby6

    Fiery Flynn

    November 16, 2014 by DonaldDouglasandToby6

    Oh, how do you talk about an episode like this? Seriously, Wonky Whistle was terrible, but this is up in that category as well. To really know why this episode is insulting, let me explain about firefighters and the fact that they risk or sacrafice our lives for us. Shows like Fireman Sam capture this well in their shows. Heck, Thomas has on occasion (Thomas, Percy and Old Slow Coach). Surely when they introduce a fire engine, he'll be respectable right? No.... At least, not in this episode. This episode doesn't even attempt to make him look heroic, they make him look like an idiot.

    The plot is not as ridiculous as Wonky Whistle, but it's still pretty wretched. Thomas has to take some parts to the Dieselworks, which really could've been don…

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  • ElsbridgeStationFan1995

    Here's a question that no one's asked. Who's your favourite and least favourite writers?

    For my Favourites I will have to say the Awdry's as well as Andrew Brenner's writing team. For me they have shown that they care about the source material and have really listened to fan input. E.g They have gotten rid of Misty Island and it's inhabitants, they brought back favourite locations (my personal favourites are Crowe's Farm and Crovan's Gate), they write characters how Awdry wrote them mostly, RWS characters are slowly being introduced into the TV series again (Sir Robert Norramby etc.) But two of my favourites from the new writing team are Davey Moore and Lee Pressman, Davey is just amazing with the narrow gauge engine episodes as well as the…

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  • TheBlueSunil

    Hello everyone! I had started Season 18 episode reviews on deviantART, but now I decided to move them here. I will try to do at least one or two each week. So without further ado, here is the first one, feel free to comment on your thoughts of the episode as well.

    Title: Old Reliable Edward

    Writer: Andrew Brenner

    Original Airdate: August 25th, 2014

    Plot: The bigger engines tease Edward for being old and unreliable, especially Gordon. But when Gordon sees some red trousers blowing by the tracks, he mistakes them for a red danger flag and stops, ending up stuck on Gordon's Hill. Edward has to come and give him a push, but Gordon does not even say thank you, so Thomas and Edward decide to teach him a lesson.

    Review: So Season 18 begins after An…

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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Season 18 of Thomas & Friends, which began airing back in August of this year, has proven to be a success amongst fans, with sixteen episodes being released in the UK from August to September, four Christmas episodes being released directly to DVD in the US (and likely to air in the UK next month), and the final six episodes being released directly to DVD for both the US and UK next year in February. So as Season 18 nears its end, what are your hopes for the nineteenth season, and what would you like to see?

    For me, these would be my hopes for the new season:

    1. More minor characters get more character development and appear more, such as Millie, Samson, Harvey, Porter, Reg, Jack, Sidney, Sir Handel, and Norman.
    2. Donald and Douglas return to the …
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  • DonaldDouglasandToby6

    Wonky Whistle

    November 13, 2014 by DonaldDouglasandToby6

    Well, I'm now doing episode reviews too, and we'll start with one of, if not, the worst episode of Thomas and Friends. There's plenty of problems, and you'll soon see why. 

    First off, everybody is out of character, and I mean everybody. Thomas was stupid in S9-16, but he wasn't THIS idiotic. He acts so oblivious that you end up hating him by the end. You'd think at some point he'd notice the animals were leaving or at least hear his own whistle, which sounds nothing like an actual wonky whistle would sound. Bertie just lets the ducks go and is like "Meh. I tried." with his stupid horn, and he barely even yells to Thomas, he just acts like it's not big of a deal. Victor and Kevin just let Thomas go for no reason. Why not alert somebody? You've…

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  • TheBlueSunil

    Hello everyone, this is just an opinion blog I want to put out. So next year, the entire Thomas and Friends franchise turns 70!! It's hard to believe that it all started back in 1945, when the Reverend W. Awdry published the first Railway Series book. Thankfully with the new writing team, the series has been turned around, and looks like it will get even better in the future. So with all that said, here is my ideas of what I want to see done for the 70th Anniversary.

    1. First off, I would like to see something dedicated to the RWS books be done, whether it be more references in the TVS or a release of the entire collection in one book or something.
    2. Secondly, I would like to see some 70th items be released in TrackMaster or Take-n-Play. We know …
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  • Steamie With Glasses

    Ever since HiT Entertainment took over Thomas & Friends, there always something missing within the plots of the storylines, even within the CGI Series right up to the most recent episodes - railway engines communicating with their footplate crews.

    In the Railway Series, there was always communication between locomotives and their crews, no matter what, and in the television series, from Seasons 1 to 7, there was the usual communication between locomotives and their crews as usual. However, since Season 8, the footplate crews have only being having minor roles; they appear to have 'no control' of whatever their engines are doing or where they are even going to.

    I know that Andrew Brenner and his writing team, along with Sam Wilkinson (the rai…

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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Over the course of the TV Series' thirty-year-old history, the show has had many narrators narrating the series, from famous celebrities such as Alec Baldwin and Ringo Starr to other terrific narrators such as Michael Angelis and Mark Moraghan. But out of all of the narrators in the series, which narrator(s) do you like the best, and why?

    For me, my favourite narrators would be Michael Angelis (Seasons 3-6), Mark Moraghan, and George Carlin, with Moraghan being my top favourite narrator. He's enthusiastic with his narrations no matter how poor the story is, never sounds dull, and can narrate dramatic scenes very well, and it always seems like a joy listening to his narrations. One of the funniest lines that I think he said was when he sound…

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  • ModelTrainFan4472

    Im sure this page has been done, but who cares :P

    MY OPINIONS

    Overrated: Lady. Even though half of the fanbase hates her, she is still being in top 10 character choices of some people.

    Underrated: Arthur. Great basis, but she dowesnt have much character, iand i think that why most hate him, but theres a certain charm about him.


    YOUR OPINIONS

    Coment below :P

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  • TRAEYBOY529

    What Thomas DVD's do you own?


    I would prefer the classic episodes but if you have any Thomas DVDs out of the Model era (1984-2008), the Nitrogen Studios era (2009-2012) or the Arc era (2013-Present)


    Please comment on this


    I allow VHS's too


    Sincerely

    TRAEYBOY529

    Member of the Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia since September 2014

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  • ElsbridgeStationFan1995

    Here's something that I don't think anyone's asked. What is the most overrated and underrated seasons?

    For the most overrated season I'd say Season 5. It doesn't show a bit of respect towards the RWS and the episodes (especially Snow, Toby's Discovery and Rusty and the Boulder) were the most awful episodes ever (unrealistic, characters out of character etc.) and pointless RWS references (I.e Toby living at Arlesdale End, spoilers, He does not)

    for the most underrated season, It would have to be Season 8, sure it had it's bad episodes but some of them were really well written, for example Halloween was very enjoyable and As Good as Gordon mentioned things that the Allcroft era never did. some of it is actually quite enjoyable and there is no u…

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  • Steamie With Glasses

    The release of Season 17 last year not only brought back the classic series style within the storylines, but also the sense of humour that was missing in the Sharon Miller era. These are some of my favourite funny moments from Season 17:

    Percy's Lucky Day

    • The pumpkins fall off Bill and Ben's trucks after they insult Percy's bad luck.
    • Bill and Ben arguing about the derailment, making Sir Topham Hatt sigh.

    The Smelly Kipper

    • James not feeling so clever after Thomas and Gordon caught him out playing a trick on Henry, making him late for the previous night's Flying Kipper.
    • Porter's line: "You were meant to put the fish in the trucks, James."
    • The Steam Team wake up in the morning, only to mock James for smelling like fish.

    The Lost Puff

    • Thomas' line: "But…
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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Released in 2010, Misty Island Rescue is the fourth installment of the Thomas & Friends specials, and has received a lot of negative feedback by fans ever since it's release, and I can definitely see why it is, I despise the special myself. So I'm going to go over both the good and the bad things about this special.

    For the pros, I would say that the animation is superb. Nitrogen Studios was really great with animating the series, and it's a shame that most of their animation was wasted on such pointless, terrible stories which shouldn't have even been written. The scenery on Misty Island looked stunning, even if it seemed too American for a European island, the Rescue Centre also looked great, and the whole movie itself was fantastic animati…

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  • BiggestThomasFan

    Here's a blog that no one's seem to have done. What is your most favorite song in the series and your least favorite song?

    Here are mine:

    Favorite: I have a lot of favorite songs in the series. Thomas' Anthem, Night Train, Every Cloud has a Silver Lining, Come for the Ride, Never, Never, Never Give Up, A World Around You, Day and Night, Thomas, You're the Leader, Go, Go Thomas, Working Together, etc.

    But the one I'm going with as my most favorite song is The Island Song. I loved this song when I was a kid and I still love it today. It's a beautiful song with a great tune and good lyrics.

    Least Favorite: Some may think my least favorite song is one from the New Series or the CGI Series. But no. My least favorite song in the series is That's What…

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  • TheUltimateRailwaySeriesFan

    As we all know, we got introduced to the sweet little Tank Engine called Thomas before Britt Alcroft started creating the popular TV show, by way of the books of the Revend Wilbert Awdry. I'm talking about the Railway Series books, written from 1943-2011. As a kid, I enjoyed finding out all there was about the RWS charcters. Two of my favorites were Wilbert and Sixteen, especially Sixteen. I don't exactly know why it was Sixteen, but what I do know is that I made a drawing of him at the docks with Cranky and Bulstrode when I was little  -  it's now in my grandparents' house in Iran.

    But in your opinion, what is the best Railway Series-only character (this can include the Flying Scotsman) ever introduced to us so far?

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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Sodor might be a happy and cheerful place, but it isn't without it's fair share of accidents on the North Western Railway and other railway lines. After watching several episodes involving accidents happening, I have a question for you all: which was your favourite crash in the show, and why did you like it the most?

    For me, my favourite accident was probably the crash from A Better View for Gordon. It was a very violent crash, and it showed just how much damage an accident can cause, and even showed that people can be hurt in accidents, which I think the show needs more of. Not over-the-top injuries and overly-violent accidents, but the occasional accident with some people being slightly injured by it, kids should know that railways are no…

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  • TheRailwayMaster

    Hello Fans! I would like to share some thoughts on the upcoming Dinos and Discoveries episodes that are part of the eighteenth season.


    According to what is seen on the UK trailer on YouTube, we see huge dinosaur models that are to be in the new Dinosaur Park on the Earl's Estate. We also see Scruff finally getting a role in this season, Gordon with Annie and Clarabel at Knapford, and a massive Earth ball rolling along the tracks. It's possible that Harvey will speak again since Gone Fishing and Bill, Ben, Timothy and Millie are hopefully going to have another role.

    Some fans are hoping that Donald and Douglas will appear in these episodes and although it's not guaranteed, I'm still sure they'll be back soon.


    Samson is a new character introdu…



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  • ARC Member

    Hello fellow TTTE Wiki users and contributors

    Seeing the amount of blogs being made recently, inspired me to make my first one, on a topic that has been anoying me since Season 16/Blue Mountain Mystery.

    What gauges are the Standard-gauge engines driving on and same for the Narrow-gauge engines?

    Well I am sure most of fans noticed the change of size in the standard and/or the narrow gauge rails inbetween the model era and the CGI era. And for those who notice that probably noticed either the Skarloey engines increased in size or the North Western Railway engines decrease in size.

    I have comprised a collection of images to allow you (blog readers) to decide for your selves but I believe that the North Western Engines have decreased in size and t…

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  • ThomasandMollyfan23

    (All information copied and pasted from my blog - The Railfan Brony Blog)

    This is an issue which as bothered me for weeks upon weeks, and I gotta get this out of my system. I want to note this is NOT an attack on the Thomas fanbase on whole; I'm just trying to find an answer.

    2004 had been twenty years since Thomas and Friends first came onto British television screens. The eighth season had brought in many changes to the show; the episodes were now seven minutes long, Steve Asquith was director, Robert Hartshorne and Ed Welch composed the music and songs, and the biggest of them all is that the show was now owned by Hit Entertainment. Not many fans were happy with the changes, as many memorable characters like Duck, Oliver, and the Skarloey en…

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  • DonaldDouglasandToby6

    Season 5

    October 24, 2014 by DonaldDouglasandToby6

    This is the first time I'm doing two blog posts in a week (and this may be the last time... heh... :P) Something I've been curious of is the constant hate of Season 5. I noticed on the "worst season poll" a while back it had a lot of votes and I constantly hear it getting bashed. In my opinion, the season is a ton of fun to watch. One or two episodes are "meh" (Snow and Toby's Discovery actually...). I get it's not the Railway Series, but it isn't supposed to be; it's supposed to be a new direction that Britt wanted to go. 

    Another heated topic are the new NG models. Yeah, I'm no big fan of them, but for what they're worth, they're fine. Yeah, they probably caused the disappearance of the S4 sets (which to be fair did disappear for a while,…

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  • Mr.Conductor2

    2015 Culdee

    October 22, 2014 by Mr.Conductor2

    After seeing the new Wooden Railway Culdee, I am scratching my head trying to figure out why this model is such a step back from the last version we got in 2005. Not only is Culdee's boiler straight again, but his tanks are less pronounced and his running board is now non-existant as well. I'm glad that the Railway Series characters are being revived in Wooden Railway form again, but this one really let me down. Thoughts?

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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Seeing as how my past blog concerning fans' opinions on the different dubs of the show was successful, I thought I would do a similar journal, this time concerning characters who are either praised to the high heavens, or characters that are frowned upon in the fanbase.

    As we all know, the show has had many characters over the years, with some of them being well-received and praised by the fans, and others being largely frowned upon. So here, you can list the characters you think are the most overrated, and those that you think are underrated. For me, the most overrated character in the entire show would have to be Duck. I was originally considering characters like Lady or Thomas for the most overrated character, but decided to go with Duck…

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  • DuckFan98

    Sharon Miller

    October 20, 2014 by DuckFan98

    I'd like to give my feelings on a rather controversial topic, and that is Thomas and Friends' former head writer, Sharon Miller, and the frankly insulting amount of disrespect that is shot in her direction by a large proportion of this fanbase.

    I freely admit that I did not enjoy the majority of her episodes from the CGI series (or indeed, most of S13-16). I also freely admit that many characters introduced by her and her team were not the best developed.

    However, I cannot accept people solely criticising Miller for this, and praising Britt Allcroft to the high heavens, when she did exactly the same thing. Bertram. Derek. Old Slow Coach. Thumper. All characters who were poorly developed, often didn't speak and rarely seen after their debut e…

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  • DonaldDouglasandToby6

    This has been a thing lately, so I decided to name some of my least favorite Thomas characters ever. I'll only include TVS characters because, to be honest, magazine characters can't really be developed because the stories are so short. Ok, lets start this off:

    10. Thumper - I include him because he's literally just a generic machine and a plot device. You don't even see his full face until a promo/merchandise. All he ever does is get Boulder chasing the NG engines. They could've done SOMETHING with him, like make him feel guilty or something, but nope.
    9. Bertram - Bertram is probably the worst narrow gauge engine in the show by a landslide. Even Mighty Mac and Freddie had character to them and did something. Bertram is.... ugh. I don't kn…
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  • The Vicarstown Sentinel

    Hello, TTTE Wikia users.

    As some of you may know, for a long time I've enjoyed mapping out my own version of Sodor. In the past I've done two maps. The first one was rather simplistic and kinda hard to read. The second was larger and integrated the Isle of Walney among other locations. Now I've moved onto my third map- using both Mr. Wilkinson's new map and the 1952 Awdry map for reference.

    My maps tend to be a hybrid of RWS and TV series, with some influence from the magazine stories, Sodor: The Early/Modern Years by WildNorWester, and Sodor Island 3D's IoS Map. including every significant location I possibly can. As a result of this blending, several locations have been split into several smaller parts and many other filler locations have …

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  • The Steampunk Whovian

    Hey guys, it's me making another journal. :P For this journal, I thought I'd ask you lot which dub of the TV Series you much prefer: the voices from the UK dub, or the US dub, since, as we all know, some characters have different voices in the UK than they do in the US. So which dub do you prefer more?

    I myself prefer the UK dub over the US dub. The voices in the UK dub seem to suit the engines more, and not to mention the UK voice actors seem to put much more enthusiasm into voicing their characters, especially Keith Wickham as James. The US actors, in my opinion, sound rather bland, and sometimes their voices for their characters just don't seem to be that great. That said, if there was one character I wish had his US voice in the UK dub,…

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  • 1655tug

    Does anyone have any suggestions to what the narrow gauge brakevans are based on? I thought they might be based on some from the Talyllyn railway but it's not quite the same one. If you have found any images on the internet of brakevans similar to these leave the web address below. Thanks!

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  • SamTheTrainFan

    Hello everyone! Another blog from me. I seem to enjoy putting a negative spin on my blogs :P. Least-favorite this, least-favorite that. Well this time I'm doing a Favorite one......and a least-favorite one. I'm a bit like Duncan: likes to complain.

    Any who, what character's whistle sound do you enjoy listening to most, and what one do you hate so much it's not amusing?

    My personal favorite whistle is probably Stephen's. I just really like the sound to it, and it suits his character too.

    My least favorite whistle is Thomas' in a heartbeat. I have just heard it SO much, and I don't like the overall high pitch of it either.

    So those are my favorite and least favorite. Type your's in the comments below! (Where else would you write them. :P)

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  • ElsbridgeStationFan1995

    As we all know, The Awdry Family expressed a hate of the fourth season episode Rusty to the Rescue because it removed all historical accuracy of how Stepney arrived. In my opinion this is a terrible episode and Bluebells of England should have been adapted instead. Season 4 was 99.99% good because of this horrible episode and this is the only S1-4 episode I do not like one bit.

    So do you like or don't like Rusty to the Rescue? I'm happy to hear your thoughts. And if you do like the episode, I respect your opinion.

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