" Well done "
Thomas! You have been a Really Useful scarecrow! — Farmer McColl to Thomas, Thomas Toots the Crows, sixteenth season
Farmer McColl owns a farm on Thomas' branch line. He also owns the field across the line from the farm. Toby enjoys visiting him and his animals.
Farmer McColl is known to own a loyal and friendly sheepdog named
Katie, sheep, ducks, chickens, pigs, and cows, amongst other animals. He is good friends with Farmer Trotter. He relies on the Fat Controller's railway to distribute his produce. He regularly attends many of Sodor's events including country fairs where his animals go on show.
Season 6 - Toby Had a Little Lamb ( not named in original versions)
Season 7 - Edward's Brass Band ( cameo) and Bad Day at Castle Loch ( cameo)
Season 8 - Thomas Gets It Right, Emily's Adventure, and Too Hot for Thomas ( does not speak)
Season 9 - Thomas Tries His Best ( does not speak)
Season 10 - Big Strong Henry ( does not speak) and Thomas' Frosty Friend
Season 11 - Edward and the Mail ( does not speak), Toby's Triumph ( cameo), and Don't be Silly, Billy
Season 12 - Heave Ho Thomas ( does not speak) and Excellent Emily ( does not speak)
Season 13 - Thomas and the Pigs, Time For a Story ( mentioned), The Biggest Present of All ( cameo), Henry's Good Deeds, Buzzy Bees ( mentioned), and Hiro Helps Out ( mentioned)
Season 14 - Thomas' Tall Friend ( does not speak), James in the Dark ( does not speak), Pingy Pongy Pick Up ( mentioned), Thomas and the Snowman Party ( does not speak), Merry Misty Island ( cameo), and Henry's Magic Box ( mentioned)
Season 15 - Toby and Bash ( mentioned), Edward the Hero, Let it Snow ( mentioned), Stuck on You, and Wonky Whistle
Season 16 - Race to the Rescue ( cameo), Percy and the Monster of Brendam ( cameo), Thomas Toots the Crows, Muddy Matters, and Whiff's Wish
Season 17 - Steamie Stafford and Thomas' Shortcut ( cameo)
2004 - Toby and the Lambs ( not named), Thomas Gets It Right, and Monster Mistake! ( cameo)
2007 - The Lost Spring
2008 - Edward's Mail ( does not speak)
2010 - Buzzy Bees ( mentioned), Going First, Piggy-in-the-middle!, Henry's Good Deeds ( cameo)
2012 - Thomas Toots the Crows, Thomas and the Pigs ( does not speak), Edward the Hero ( does not speak), Wonky Whistle ( does not speak), Muddy Matters ( speaks in speech bubble only), The Fat Controller's Bedtime Story (Issue 650), and Percy the Snowman ( mentioned)
2013 - The Fat Controller's Bedtime Story (Issue 661), Time For a Story ( mentioned), Steamie Stafford, and The Snowman's Hat
2014 - Thomas Takes a Shortcut ( cameo)
Farmer McColl also appeared in the magazine story,
In the magazines, he owns a bull named Hector.
His figurine is currently on display at Drayton Manor.
His last name has often been misspelt as "McCall".
Farmer McColl with Thomas and his chickens
Farmer McColl and his dog, Katie
Farmer McColl with one of his cows
Farmer McColl and his scarecrow
Farmer McColl's Figurine at Drayton Manor