" 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.
Farmer McColl wears a long green hooded jacket, over a cream woollen jumper, with brown trousers, black boots and a green flat cap.
Season 6 - Toby Had a Little Lamb ( not named in original versions)
Season 7 - Emily's New Coaches ( deleted scene cameo), Edward's Brass Band ( cameo) and Bad Day at Castle Loch ( cameo)
Season 8 - Thomas Gets it Right, Emily's Adventure, Chickens to School ( mentioned) and Too Hot for Thomas ( does not speak)
Season 9 - Thomas Tries His Best ( does not speak)
Season 10 - Toby's New Shed ( mentioned), Topped Off Thomas ( mentioned), Big Strong Henry ( does not speak) and Thomas' Frosty Friend
Season 11 - Don't be Silly, Billy, Edward and the Mail ( does not speak) and Toby's Triumph ( cameo)
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)
Season 18 - Not So Slow Coaches ( cameo) and Flatbeds of Fear ( cameo)
Season 19 - The Truth About Toby ( cameo), Lost Property ( cameo), Henry Spots Trouble ( cameo) and Very Important Sheep
Season 20 - Blown Away ( cameo) and Three Steam Engines Gruff ( does not speak)
2004 - Toby and the Lambs ( not named), Thomas Gets It Right, and Monster Mistake! ( cameo)
2005 - Emily's Adventure
2006 - Thomas Tries His Best ( mentioned)
2007 - The Lost Spring and Thomas' Frosty Friend
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) and Muddy Matters ( does not speak)
2015 - Toby and Bash ( mentioned)
2016 - Thomas Toots the Crows
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."
With the CGI switch, Farmer McColl's hat changed colour from grey to green and his jacket changed to a hoodie.