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Toby and the Windmill
David Mitton (story idea)
November 5th, 2003
Toby's Windmill, retitled Toby and the Windmill in American releases, is the tenth episode of the seventh season.
Toby's favourite place on the Island is the old windmill that belongs to his friend, the miller. One day however, Toby is on his way to collect some flour, but gets so distracted by the sight of the sails going round, he accidentally damages the flour sacks in the trucks. This makes the miller very upset, as this might put him out of a job.
Toby goes home to his shed sad about the trouble he had caused. That night, a fierce storm sweeps across Sodor and the windmill gets struck by lightning, setting is ablaze. The following morning, Toby carefully puffs along seeing the damage the storm caused - including the old windmill. The miller is now out of a job, as he can't afford any timber. Wishing to make up for his carelessness, Toby tries his best to help.
Luckily, Toby discovers a fallen tree which Harvey and Terence are trying to clear away from the tracks. Toby tells the Fat Controller that the fallen tree will provide the timber required to mend the miller's windmill. The Fat Controller and the miller agree to Toby's idea and, several days later, the old windmill is restored to full working order. The miller is very grateful and now calls the windmill "Toby's Windmill".
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Dusty Dave (not named)
- Harvey (does not speak)
- Terence (does not speak)
- Thomas (cameo)
- Rheneas (cameo)
- Peter Sam (cameo)
- Trevor (cameo)
- George (cameo)
- Butch (cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
- Henrietta (cameo)
- Stock footage from Trucks!, Special Attraction, The Fogman, and a deleted scene from Time for Trouble are used.
- The Danish title of this episode is "Toby's Mill". In Japan, this episode is called "Windmill and Toby".
- The faceless lorry that delivers flour from the newly restored windmill is the model of Lorry 2. It's registration plate "LOR 2" is seen below the radiator.
- Because stock footage is used, Peter Sam has his old funnel again.
- In real life, it would have taken more than one day to repair the windmill.
- A brakevan should have been added to Toby's train.