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Thomas the Tank Engine was a handheld game released by Grandstand in 1984.


James is a new engine and it's up to you to help Thomas gather all the parts to build him, gathering points along the way. But watch out - there are many obstacles in your path!



The scoring system is as follows:

  • Avoiding a collision with an open wagon: 10 points
  • Collecting each part of James from the flat wagon: 10 points
  • Taking an extra supply of water: 50 points
  • Cleaning Thomas' Chimney: 100 points
  • Collecting a trophy: 100 points
  • Collecting all the parts of James: 500 points


  • In the manual, Terence is referred to as a bulldozer.


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