|This article is about the short magazine story. You may be looking for the episode.|
Toby and the Stout Gentleman! is a magazine story illustrated using photographs from the television series.
Toby meets a stout gentleman whilst working on his line. He is unaware that the stout gentleman is really the Fat Controller. Months passed, and his line had fewer and fewer passengers. His line was eventually closed. The day after, Toby's shed doors were flung open. He had been saved by the stout gentleman, and Toby and Henrietta set off to the Fat Controller's railway.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Lady Hatt (cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (cameo)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- Henrietta (mentioned)
- This story is based on the first season episode, Toby and the Stout Gentleman.
- At the end of the story, readers were given the chance to win an ERTL model of Toby.
- On the contents page, this story is called Toby and the Stout Man!