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"The tracks on Toby's line are wobbly!"
"Huh, old and wobbly... just like Toby!
— Percy and Gordon

Percy Gets it Right is the second episode of the seventh season.


During the autumn, Percy is puffing along Toby's old line with a train of tomatoes to take to market. But suddenly he crosses over a wobbly section of track. His driver inspects the line, and sees that the earth under the track is crumbling. Percy decides to tell the Fat Controller.

Later Percy steams into the yard and announces that the track on Toby's line is wobbly. Gordon grumbles and tells him that the track being wobbly is not important news, and leaves. Percy thinks that Gordon never listens to him.

Next, Percy tries to tell the Fat Controller, but he does not listen either as he's busy talking to Thomas. The Fat Controller tells Thomas to go and collect the prize bull from the farm on Toby's line, which prompts Percy to warn the Fat Controller that the line is wobbly, but he dismisses this and says that it's fine. Percy begins to think that nobody ever listens to him.

Thomas collects the bull and sets off on his way. It is raining and the tracks are more wobbly then ever. Up ahead, a landslide occurs right in front of Thomas. He tries to stop, but crashes into the soft dirt and gets stuck.

Later that night, Percy is worried that Thomas has not returned to the sheds yet. Gordon and James take no notice, but Percy's driver believes him and they set off to find Thomas.

The tracks wobble as Percy puffs along, but he is determined. At last, he finds Thomas buried under the dirt. The two friends are very happy to see each other. Percy pulls Thomas out and helps him get back home.

When they arrive at the station, the Fat Controller is waiting. Thomas announces that Percy saved him, and even the bull agrees. The Fat Controller apologises to Percy, and promises that everyone will do a better job of listening to him in future. Percy is very pleased to hear this.





  • Percy stops after he has passed the loose rails, but his trucks are still on them. When the guard puts warning flags out, the trucks are out of the way.
  • When Percy arrives at the yard, he gains a truck.
  • When Thomas crashes into the dirt, his wheels are moving, but in the next shot, they have suddenly stopped.
  • During some of the shots of Percy worrying about Thomas at Tidmouth Sheds, his cab roof is raised.
  • When Thomas and Percy arrive at Maithwaite, a camera shadow can be seen.
  • The narrator says that Thomas' driver puts the brakes on, but in the next scene his wheels are still moving.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パーシーのいったとおり It's Just As Percy Said
Swedish Percy gör rätt Percy is Right
Italian Percy ha Ragione Percy is Right
Dutch Percy Had Gelijk Percy Was Right
Russian Перси понимает правильно Percy Gets Right
Romanian Percy Îndreaptă Lucrurile Percy Sets the Record Straight
Slovak Percy pomáha Percy Helps
Hungarian Percynek Igaza Van Percy, You're There
Polish Słuchajcie Piotrusia Listen to Percy
Chinese 培西是正确的 Percy is Correct
Korean 퍼시의 경고 Percy's Warning
Danish Percy på sporet Percy on the Track
Thai เพอร์ซีทำได้ Percy is Done

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