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"Uh, destroyed? Did you say destroyed?" "The 'D' word?" "Like hurt?"
— Splatter and Dodge, Thomas and the Magic Railroad

Splatter and Dodge
  • Class: BR Class 08
  • Designer: British Railways
  • Builder: BR Works of Crewe, Darlington, Derby, Doncaster, and Horwich
  • Configuration: 0-6-0
  • Speed: 15-20 mph

Splatter and Dodge (collectively referred to as "Splodge") were Diesel 10's bumbling sidekicks.


Splatter and Dodge are two Diesel shunters who, at one point, worked alongside Diesel 10. Diesel 10 referred to the two as "Splodge," claiming he didn't have time to say both names.

Diesel 10 wanted to rid the railway of steam engines, and Splatter and Dodge were complacent with his plans, regularly keeping a lookout for their boss and being present when he was scheming.

The two eventually grew tired of their boss, however, and when he tried to chase down Lady and Thomas, they refused to follow him. What happened to them after that is unknown.


Both engines are fairly simple-minded, cowardly and tend to banter. Splatter is the more talkative of the two, while Dodge is more intelligent. They enjoy watching Diesel 10's plans backfire.


Splatter and Dodge are based on BR Class 08 Diesel shunters. DieselThe Diesel Shunter'Arry, Bert, Paxton and Sidney are also members of the class.


Splatter is painted purple and grey while Dodge is painted olive and grey. Both have their names painted on their sides in white, and are heavily weathered.


Television series Specials:

It is unknown what happened to them afterwards.

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  • A behind the scenes picture shows Splatter and Dodge without their nameplates.
  • It is rumored that 'Arry and Bert's fifth season models were repainted into Splatter and Dodge.
  • In an SiF interview with Chris Lloyd, it is revealed that Splatter and Dodge's models never came back from Canada after the filming of Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
  • Splatter and Dodge's television series models don't have handrails but some of their merchandise lines do.
  • In the original script of Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Splatter and Dodge never turned on Diesel 10. Instead, George turned on them, causing them to rush at him, only to smash into each other and derail. In another version of the script, they were trapped in a siding when Junior pushed a large boulder down into their path.
  • Another difference from the original script was that their boss referred to them as Spladge instead of Splodge.
  • 'Arry and Bert's fifth season models had two lamps, when their sixth season on models only had one lamp, making Splatter and Dodge's models undoutebly the repainted fifth season models, as they never came back from Canada. New models were used from the sixth season on.



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