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As we all know, Reverend W. Awdry once said that he disliked Henry's Forest because it broke railway rule 55. And throughout my time on the internet, I've noticed a few don't like this episode either. So I created this blog asking users if they like or don't like that episode. To be honest, this is one of my all-time favorite episodes. I think it's a nice episode with nice forest scenery. Yes, it did break the railway rules, but that's nothing comparing it to the problems in Seasons 8-16.
So do you like or don't like Henry's Forest? I'm happy to hear your thoughts. And if you don't like the episode, I respect your opinion.Read more >
Sign the petition and comment to presuade Hornby to bring their Thomas range back.
With the Thomas range by Hornby shunted off the 2014 catalogue, lots of young modellers across the UK and Europe and Australia have no Thomas models to run or model.Read more >
Do you know how in ' Gordon the high speed engine' he was sent on with the express to London because the Diesel had turned over coming out the yard? Well there are not any more coal hoppers or water towers going to London so how did Gordon make it there & back? Did a diesel pull him back to Sodor after Running out of coal or water?
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Time to review every TTTE special, including TATMRR
You either hate this movie or you love it. I don't hate this movie, but I don't really like it. The human parts could have been an entirely different movie, and that really says something. While it's nice to see Thomas and... 8 of his friends, plus Diesel 10 and Splodge being cool new characters, this movie is honestly really boring and could have focused on the trains a lot more.
A real snooze-fest. This feels more like a long episode rather than a special. The learning segements could easily be dropped from the movie, and the whole Steamies VS Diesels thing really had no point. It was nice to see Daisy and Derek though, even only for a scene or two.
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To be honest, this one is probably in the middle. It isn't great, but it isn't really bad either, and this is the first Thomas film in my opinion to accomplish this. TATMRR and CAE were either horrible or boring, and TGD was great, but I'll admit, it did have some flaws.
The pros of this movie are probably the new characters, minus Kevin. Hiro is a well developed character in the first half, but as the movie goes on, it sort of feels like he's whining and such. It seemed like he was moping and doping throughout the Nitrogren Era, which is pretty stupid since he went home at the end, but apparently didn't go home after Season 13. Why, I don't know. Luckily Season 17 upped his character and he's now more likeable, at least in my opinion. I al…Read more >
What if an engine was scrapped? In your opinion, who would it be? Scrapping engines is a popular threat to the engines on Sodor, but it hasn't happened. In what context would the engine be scrapped? By accident or on purpose? Smudger was turned into a generator, but wasn't scrapped. Think about it.Read more >
Please Answer the Questions 1 -2
1. What would you do if there's a runaway?
a. Chase it
b. Go into a siding
c. Bump into it
d. Arrange it
e. Run Away
f. Do nothing
g. Shunt them back
- 2 Coming Soon
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I am announcing a personal leave of absence from the TTTE Community, including sites suchs as Youtube, Twitter, Skype and This Wikia.
I feel that lately using these social networks to chat with friends I've made in the community, I'm causing arguments and geniunely feel I have ruined my reputation along my closest friends. I have not been very happy while using these sites lately.
I do not know how long I will be gone. Maybe a month. Maybe forever. I don't know, I'll see how long it takes for me to forgive myself for what I've done.
When I return, I won't be nearly as active as I previously was. This community has absorbed too much of my time and I nearly flunked school last year, so on days I have school when I return, donèt expect me to eve…Read more >
This seems to be something of extreme controversy within the fanbase, since Hit Entertainment took over, Edward has become a more flawed engine, making mistakes or having accidents like the other younger engines. While the execution is haphazardous, I don't think this is neccessarily a bad thing on paper, part of what makes a good character is strengths AND weaknesses, showing even the wisest character can have a moment of error is a display of humanity (that and I find cuteness in old students Thomas and Percy actually trying to help their mentor for a change).
Which one do you think best hit the mark in this development and made Edward have a flawed moment without destroying his character?
Favourite 'Flawed Edward' Episode?
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This is basically me telling my opinion on the entire Thomas Franchise up to August 7th 2014, when this blog post was published. Not exactly sure if that's what a ballad is but whatever :P
Grab some popcorn, this might be a long read
As we know, the series began back in 1945 when the Reverend W.Awdry read stories to his son Christopher Awdry while he was sick with the measles. I don't really need to get much into the back story of the Railway Series, as I'm sure most of you know. Anyway, Chris loved the stories, the Reverend eventually published the stories and the rest is history.
Fast forward nearly 70 years, and Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends is one of the largest children's entertainment franchises in the world, avaliable in several la…Read more >
I looked in the comments section on a YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2JiZny-BrU and saw a comment that said this: "I like Thomas and the other characters were eyes rolling. It was influenced by old cartoons like Looney Tunes." I was wondering what the source for this was and If any of you had herd of the eye spinning being influenced by Looney Tunes etc? Thanks.Read more >
As we all know that it has been more than two and a half years since Chris Eden-Green had bought us an inspirational magazine style documentary series on YouTube about steam engines all over the world. (most notably those in the United Kingdom) If you hadn't seen the series yet, I would highly recommend the series to many out of all fans of the real life steam locomotives in a whole world.
SODOR ISLAND FANSITE: http://www.sodor-island.net/sifproductions/steamlocosinprofile.html
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Now Chris and the crew of the series are now on an ultimate mission - to get the series released on DVD via an Indiegogo projec…
Since my previous blog post has received quite a few comments, I've decided to do another one. This time, I ask you what your favourite movie is.
Mine is The Great Discovery. It is exciting and somewhat a bit moving. It is very similar to Day of the Diesels, but I think this one is far better executed. Stanley is a great character and I feel he is really well developed. The crash scenes are fantastically filmed and the mine scene, despite being unrealistic, is very cool.
The only thing I don't like is the Rolling River Bridge, what is the point? There's like a bridge in almost every movie. Are they trying to make it exciting? I seriously think it's overused.Read more >
I don't think this blog has been asked before. Similar to the other blog this one is asking what would be your favorite version of the Skarloey Railway from the Railway Series to the CGI series. My favorite version would be from Season 4. Mainly because I like the small scale modes and the look of the sets. My least favorite would be the CGI version because I don't like the narrow gauge engines stuck working at the Blue Mountain Quarry. The Skarloey Railway started going downhill since Season 5 in my opinion, the Seasons 6-7 version would be okay.Read more >
This was the movie that was the last of the models for the series fully. Is it the worst way to send them off or the worst way? Well, in my opinion, it's the best way. Why? Because the writing is great. I'm not gonna act like it's perfect (the mine scene was... weird), but it was still pretty darn good. Every character plays a role whether finding Thomas, telling the others Thomas is found, or having a role in the plot. Everybody you love is here... besides Duck... and Donald... and Douglas... ok, well, MOST of who you love is here. :P Bill, Ben, Terence (Wow... Cool :P), and the Pack. Even Dennis makes a cameo. See, he did have a point in the show... which was money...
Anyway, I'll name a couple cons in the movie. First off, the narration …Read more >
I have heard about the Flying Scotsman having been painted blue for a while. Is that really true? I mean, I've googled it, and I only saw pictures of blue scale model Flying Scotmans. Has the Flying Scotsman... ever... been... painted blue? Well?Read more >
Recently, I've been starting to wonder if a sequel to a TTTE film should ever be made, and I decided to ask some of you if you think one of the films should recieve one, and if so, which one. As I don't know how to add polls, I'll be listing all of the movies below:
1. Thomas and the Magic Railroad
2. Calling All Engines!
3. The Great Discovery
4. Hero of the Rails
5. Misty Island Rescue
6. Day of the Diesels
7. Blue Mountain Mystery
8. King of the Railway
9. Tale of the Brave (yes, I know it's not on DVD yet, but I may as well add it since the film's already been released in Australia and because I don't want to add it later)
Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing some sort of a spin-off to King of the Railway, perhaps maybe it could giv…Read more >
Note: The opinions on this blog are just mine.
This is a blog post that shares my thoughts of Pierce Brosnan's narration.
Pierce Brosnan appeared as a guest narrator for the English version of the Thomas movie, The Great Discovery.
I really like his narration of that movie and I sometimes get a bit disappointed that that was the only Thomas production he narrated because I would have liked to have heard him narrate more for the series.
What I like about his narration is that he put enthusiasm in it, like in the scenes when Thomas was on Rolling River Bridge and when Thomas was in Morgan's Mine.
Another thing I like about his narration is some of the voices he did for the characters. I really like the voices he did for Thomas, Stanley, Duncan an…Read more >
I know it's been a little while since I last made a blog post, but I decided to do another one. Inspired by the poll last month about Percy's accidents that was on the home page, I have decided to make one about Gordon's accidents that have happened to him over the course of the TV series, for as we have seen, especially in Season 5, he has been prone to accidents. I have made a poll and would be interested to know which of Gordon's accidents in the TV series is your favorite. My personal favorite is his first accident in Off the Rails, for I find it the most nostalgic.Read more >
Do you like Calling All Engines!: The Movie? Yes, this is a great movie. No, this is the worst Thomas movie ever. Sometimes.Read more >
What do you think of the upcoming Tale of the Brave? This is going to be the best movie on Thomas history. This is going to be full of fun and drama. So dramatic. This was going to a bad Thomas movie, and i hope September 2014 never comes.Read more >
Who do you like more, Duck or Oliver and why? Duck Oliver Both of themRead more >
What is your thought on the TTTE Season 1-5 (Britt Allcroft) era? Excellent Good Fair The Best era in Thomas history.Read more >
What is your favorite Season 10 episode and why? Follow That Flour. A Smooth Ride. Thomas and the Jet Plane. Percy and the Carnival. The Green Controller. Duncan Drops a Clanger. Thomas' Tricky Tree. Toby's Afternoon Off. It's Good to be Gordon. Seeing the Sights. Fearless Freddie. Toby's New Shed. Edward Strikes Out. Topped Off Thomas. Which Way Now? Thomas and the Shooting Star. Big Strong Henry. Sticky Taffy Thomas. Emily and the Special Cars. Thomas and the Colors. Thomas and the Birthday Mail. Duncan's Bluff. Wharf and Peace. Thomas' Frosty Friend. Missing Cars. Thomas and the Treasure. James the Second Best. Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day Out. None of them are great, they are all of the worst episodes ever, and worst Season of all in …Read more >
What is your favorite thirteenth season episode? Creaky Cranky The Lion of Sodor Tickled Pink Double Trouble (S13) Slippy Sodor Play Time The Early Bird Thomas and the Pigs Time for a Story Percy's Parcel Toby's New Whistle A Blooming Mess Thomas and the Runaway Kite Steamy Sodor Splish, Splash, Splosh! The Biggest Present of All Henry's Good Deeds Buzzy Bees Hiro Helps Out Snow Tracks I don't like any of them I loved them all.Read more >
What is your favorite season from Thomas and Friends: Season 1? Thomas and Gordon Edward and Gordon A Sad Story of Henry Edward, Gordon and Henry Thomas' Train Thomas & the Trucks Thomas & the Breakdown Train James and the Coaches Troublesome Trucks (episode) James and the Express Thomas & the Guard Thomas Goes Fishing Thomas, Terence and the Snow Thomas & Bertie Tenders and Turntables Trouble in the Shed Percy Runs Away Coal The Flying Kipper Whistles and Sneezes Toby the Tram Engine Thomas Breaks the Rules Dirty Objects Off the Rails Down the Mine Thomas' Christmas Episode All of themRead more >
What era from HiT Do you love so much and why? Season 6-8. Season 9-11. Season 12-16. Season 17-present. All of the above. Only Season 17 and Now, but Season 6-16 were terrible. I like all of the era.Read more >
Which of the following does the storyteller NOT say about Thomas? A. Six small wheels. B. A short stumpy bunker. C. A short stumpy boiler. D. A short stumpy dome. E. A short stumpy funnel.
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Note: You only got 5 answers.
Which of the following does the storyteller NOT say Thomas has? A. Six small wheels. B. A short stumpy bunker. C. A short stumpy boiler. D. A short stumpy dome.Read more >
What is your favorite character from Season 10. Rosie Freddie Jeremy Rocky Alice The AdmiralRead more >
What do you think about Stanley. He is the best character for Thomas History. He is alright. So-So. He is OK, but not a good as any other character. He is my least favorite character.Read more >
What is your opinion on the 2008 movie? The Great Discovery. It was the best movie ever. I loved it. Eh, It was not a great movie. It was alright, but Pierce Brosnan is OK. It was the worst movie ever.Read more >
What is your favorite episode from Season 16? Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor Express Coming Through Whiff's Wish Ho Ho Snowman Welcome Stafford Percy and the Calliope Emily's Winter Party Special Salty's Surprise Thomas and the Garbage Train Sodor Surprise Day Race to the Rescue Bust My Buffers! Ol' Wheezy Wobbles Percy and the Monster of Brendam Muddy Matters Happy Birthday Sir! Thomas Toots the Crows Don't Bother Victor Flash Bang Wallop! I liked all of them None of them I only liked some of them. I do not hate any of them.Read more >
What is your opinion on Thomas and Friends for Seasons 6-16? Lovely So-So Eh TerribleRead more >
Thomas is a cheeky and fussy little tank engine, who often gets into scrapes when he gets over eager to do jobs best left to bigger and more sensible engines, but clouds never last long in his world and he is soon out and about again, helping around in the yard and on his branch line which makes him a really useful engine who we all love. Now the question is this: which of Thomas' adventures have you enjoyed the most from each season of the series? Here are my favourites:
Season 1: Down the Mine
Season 2: Thomas Comes to Breakfast
Season 3: Trust Thomas
Season 4: Thomas and Stepney
Season 5: Thomas and the Rumours
Season 6: Thomas the Jet Engine
Season 7: Three Cheers for Thomas (What else?)
Season 8: Thomas and the Firework Display
Season 9: Thoma…Read more >
What is your favorite merchandise line? Mine is Bachmann because of how faithful they are to the television series.Read more >
What is the worst and the most stupidest episode you ever seen in the sixteenth season and why? Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor Express Coming Through Whiff's Wish Ho Ho Snowman Welcome Stafford Percy and the Calliope Emily's Winter Party Special Salty's Surprise Thomas and the Garbage Train Sodor Surprise Day Race to the Recue Bust My Buffers! Ol' Wheezy Wobbles Percy and the Monster of Brendam Muddy Matters Happy Birthday Sir! Thomas Toots The Crows The Christmas Tree Express Don't Bother Victor! Flash, Bang, Wallop! I liked all of them. All of them. I only liked some of them. I do not hate any of them.Read more >
What is your least favorite HiT era engine or vehicle character? Proteus Neville Molly Mighty Mac Dennis Rosie Rocky Freddie Jeremy Whiff Billy Hector Madge Stanley Hank Flora Colin Charlie Scruff Belle Flynn Den Dart Norman Paxton Sidney Stafford Winston Luke Connor Caitlin Millie Stephen the Rocket Porter Logan Gator Reg Marion Timothy Hiro Victor Kevin Logan I like all of themRead more >
What Britt Allcroft era season do you think was great? Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 All of them.Read more >
What is your favorite season from the CGI Series? Season 12. Season 13. Season 14. Season 15. Season 16. Season 17. Season 18. All of them. I loved the CGI Series. Seasons 12-16 were terrible, but Seasons 17-present are great. I hated the CGI Series.Read more >
All Bachmann 2014 buildings are now avaiable at TowerHobbies.com and Hobbylinc.comRead more >
What station will you live in Sodor? Knapford Elsbridge Tidmouth Station Cronk Crosby Wellsworth Kellstorophe Ffarquhar Hackenback Dryaw Brendam The Town Square Ulfstead Castle Great Waterton Vicarstown Crovan's Gate Rolf's Castle Maithwaite Suddery Maron Tidmoth Hault Krik Ronan Callan Arlesdale Norramby Arlesdale End Barrow-in-Furness Marthwaite Bluff's Cove Haultarugh Glennock The Old Mine Killdane Skarloey Lower Tidmouth High Farm Ballahoo The Wharf Peel Godred Abbey Rheneas Mountain Village Transfer Yards Boxford Sodor Airport Toyreck Lakeside Lower Arlesburgh Old Bailey's Station Rumbling Bridge The Goods Station Shining Time Station Ffarquhar Road Arlesburgh West King Orry's Bridge Ward Fell The Seaside Station King's Cross Cros-ny-…Read more >
Seriously, please sign this petition. BNSF, a major class I railroad in the US, is preparing to cut the conductor position from long distance "road" freight trains. This means the engineer will be alone up in the cab, operating a 2 mile long, 20,000 ton train alone for up to 12 hours. There will be no one to call out signals, cut cars, fill out paper work and remind the engineer of important safety bulletins.
The last North American railroad to do this is now bankrupt. They sent out a locomotive engineer alone with a 72 car long crude oil train. At the end of the engineer's 12 hour tour of duty, he stopped his train and went to tie down his handbrakes, which is usually the conductors job. Tired and beat after running his locomotive…Read more >
Some stories from Season 17 seem to have been loosely based or inspired by Railway Series stories. The Smelly Kipper for example seems to have been partially based on Sliding Scales. So I was wondering: What stories would you most like to see be adapted into a television series episode?
Personally, I would like to see Triple Header and Super Rescue adapted. Both are entertaining, include great casts of characters (including Bear and Spamcan in Super Rescue) and could be used to teach children great facts about how engines work (particularly Super Rescue). I also think that The Missing Coach could be loosely adapted; either as a flashback with Donald and Douglas, or with new characters. I'd prefer the former if the Scottish Twins had not bee…Read more >
Ooooh boy, I'm not looking forward to this one. I mean, this came right after the series got a sort of reboot with Season 8. Season 8 was boring, but still ok. This was.... reaally boring. Alright, let's note some good stuff in it... which sadly isn't very much.
First off, I personally like the Sodor Airport. It would be a neat location and you could've even brought Tiger Moth here if you wanted to. (But that's just wishful thinking. :P) So yeah, the new location was cool. ..to be honest, I found nothing else interesting about this movie. I'm sure people will say having Daisy or Derek or Lady is great, but here's the thing: all three aren't on screen for very long, and only one affected the plot.
Now the bad stuff, and this list is a loot lo…Read more >
BEFORE YOU READ THIS: I wrote this when the DVD was first released, but I kinda forgot to post it :P Anyways, enjoy! :D
So guys, the first look into season 18, and all I can say is, well, WOW! What does this mean, let me explain. Firstly, before we get to the fab stories, lets talk about the animation. Arc is getting way better with stuff. In s17 and KOTR we saw some improvements, such as the points at Brendam, and many places and faces returned. However, although no places as such returned (yet) I'm really glad to see what has happened. They have almost given Sodor a 'makeover'. Earlier, we saw how Knapford had gained a new track layout, well, it seems this wasn't the only place. Drayaw, Kellsthorpe, Maron, Bluffs Cove Junction and the lin…Read more >
Most people seem to hate the new Trackmaster redesign. I honestly like it, other than Diesel 10 and Henry. Edward's messed-up rods are an easy fix. Yes, they are somewhat "meh" quality, but some of the models look better than their 2012 counterparts *cough* Diesel *cough*. That's not to say it beats the original, but it's acceptable to say the least. What do you guys think of the new redesign?Read more >
What Sodor railway thing do you think it is not a good idea? Misbehaive Get embarrassed Fail Be RudeRead more >