|This article is about the 2010 magazine story. You may be looking for the episode or the 2011 magazine story.|
James is to have a new coat of paint. First a pink waterproof undercoat is painted on, but before the red layer could be added, the Fat Controller gives James a job. Emily laughs at James' colour, so every time James sees another engine - he hides. He hides from Toby under a willow tree, from Diesel behind some trucks and finally he hides from Gordon in a tunnel. Unfortunately, Gordon sees James' smoke and James has no choice but to come out of hiding. He then rushes to pick up the Fat Controller's granddaughter. Luckily for James, pink turns out to be Bridget's favourite colour.
- Bridget Hatt (not named)
- Emily (does not speak)
- Bridget Hatt's Friends (do not speak)
- Toby (mentioned)
- Diesel (mentioned)
- Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)