Wikia

Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

Jenkins92

aka Matthew Jenkins

2,488 Edits since joining this wiki
March 16, 2012
  • I live in England, UK
  • I was born on February 12
  • I am Male

Hello, jenkins92 here, giving you my knowledge for various wikias. I will mainly be based at Thomas & Friends Wikia, but I will visit other wikias at anytime. I am a fan of many different phenomenons, particularly Thomas & Friends.


Highlights:

On Sunday 25th March 2012, I saw the SiF at the Severn Valley Railway, coming to see the railway's steam gala. I recognised Ryan, Loey Machan and Chris the Xelent straight away and I was absolutely amazed, I never thought I would spot them anywhere in my whole life. The amount of times I spotted them was amazing: first I spotted Ryan at Arley, next I saw most of the group miss the train I was on out of Bridgnorth, then I saw Chris the Xelent at Bewdley, photographing the train as passed by. They eventually got back to Kidderminster, later than they had hoped of course, but I never expected to see them cross the road in front of our car as we drove out of the car park. To Ryan, Chris the Xelent and the rest of the Sodor Island Forum who went to the Severn Valley Railway's steam gala, thank you making me such a happy day indeed.

On Friday 27th April 2012, I went to Stroud, Gloucestershire and paid a kind of pilgrimage to place where the Reverend Awdry lived from 1965 to the end of his life in 1997, of which you have probably seem in the Bookmark profile of the "Thomas the Tank Engine" man which was first broadcast celebrate Thomas' 50th Anniversary and then repeated to commemorate the passing of Wilbert Awdry. Of course, having no longer been the property of the Reverend Awdry for 15 years, some parts of the have changed over the years: the garden at the front of the house has been dug up (one half has had the wall removed and been filled with tar mac for a drive way and the other half is has been replaced with stones), the front gate has been removed, the front door has been replaced with a red wooden one with brass handles and the word SODOR has been removed from the window sill at the side of the door, but the plague with house number and the letters LMS still remain as I remember them. For obvious reasons I don't know what is actually inside the house now.

On Monday 14th May 2012, I went to Reading and discovered the house where the composer of "Thomas & Friends" (season 8 onwards) Robert Hartshorne lives. Passing by, I think I may have seen a silhouette of the man himself, going by his profile picture on ECG.com; he seeming to be moving about quite a bit, but whether the odd hand movements I saw were supposed to be practisings for the conducting his latest compositions I couldn't say.

On Sunday 19th August 2012, I won the Lucky Edit Award for making the 107,000th edit. I knew I could get one of those awards if I put my mind to it.

On Monday 8th October 2012, I found Gloucester Cemeteries & Crematorium where the late Wilbert Awdry's ashes were interred.

On Saturday 13th October 2012, I won the Lucky Edit Award for making the 121,000th edit.

On Monday 15th October 2012, I went up to Oxford and managed to track down Wycliffe Hall, where Wilbert Awdry gained his theology diploma in 1933.

On Friday 9th November 2012, I won the Lucky Edit Award for making the 127,000th edit.

On Sunday 2nd December 2012, I won the Lucky Edit Award for making the 132,000th edit.

On Thursday 14th February 2013, I won the Lucky Edit Award for making the 149,000th edit.

On Sunday 21st April 2013, I went to the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales. On the way back Porthmadog, I traveled back behind Merddin Emrys who was one of the engines that provided the inspiration for Mighty Mac.

On Tuesday 23rd April 2013, I went to the Snowdon Mountain Railway which inspired the creation of the Culdee Fell Railway. However, due to the ten foot blanket of snow that covered the mountain about a month before and which had not completely melted away from the trackside, Engine No. 11, Peris could not push her coach up to the Summit and hand to stop at Clogwyn as very often happens on this railway around this time of year. I didn't mind though; to be standing in the place which inspired Devil's Back Station was good enough for me. Whilst up there, I got a true sence of how Wilbert Awdry got his inspiration for the Railway Series book "Mountain Engines", particually for the third chapter, "Danger Points". On the way back down, coming into the station at Llanberis, I saw engines No. 4 Snowdon (basis of Culdee) and No. 6 Padarn (basis of Lord Harry) standing on a siding together and next to them was No. 5 Moel Siabod (basis of Shane Dooiney) waiting to be put back together again. I also caught a glipse of No. 3 Wyddfa (basis of Wilfred) standing nearst to the door of the shed.

On Tuesday 22nd October 2013, I returned to Youtube with a tribute to Russell Means. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltAlUCwlksk

On Monday 2nd December 2013, It was I who spread the news of Hilary Fortnam's passing to TTTE Wikia after reading about it in my local newspaper.

On Sunday 27th April 2014, I visited the North Yorkshire Moors which is one of he railways that featured in Mr. Perkins' Railway. On this day of the railway's spring steam gala, I traveled from Goathland to Pickering behind 75029 "The Green Knight" and I also saw 45407 "The Lancashire Fusilier" and 08550 (Class 08).

On Monday 28th April 2014, I walked up Grosmont Railway Station which featured in many of the Mr. Perkins' Railway segments. There I saw E 51511 (Class 101), D 5061 (Class 24), 45428 "Eric Treacy" and D 7628 "Sybilla".

On Tuesday 29th April 2014, I went to Whitby and not only did I see a steam bus called "Elizabeth" but I also saw a lifeboat which look a little bit like Captain giving rides to the tourists.

On Thursday 1st May 2014, I went to the National Railway Museum in York, which featured in the Railway Series book "Thomas and the Great Railway Show". It was amazing to see so many engines from the Railway Series and ones that provided the basis for others in the television series: City of Truro, the basis of Mighty Mac, the basis of Stafford, Q1's C1 (the basis of Neville), Mallard (the basis of Spencer), Evening Star (basis of Murdoch), Stephenson's Rocket (basis of Stephen), The Fat Controller's Open-Topped Carriage,  NER 66 Aerolite (basis of Whiff), Duchess of Hamilton with streamlining, Green Arrow, 08911 (Class 08, the basis of Diesel), Flying Scotsman being restored in the workshop, Boxhill and D 200 (Class 40, the basis of the Diesel).

On Sunday 25th May 2014, I won the Lucky Edit Award for making the 292,000th edit.


Favourite TV Shows:

  • Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
  • Postman Pat
  • Fireman Sam
  • Noddy (especially the 1990's)
  • Pingu
  • TUGS
  • Dad's Army
  • Last of the Summer Wine
  • Only Fools and Horses
  • The Green Green Grass
  • Sooty
  • The Riddlers
  • Rosie & Jim (especially with John Cunliffe)
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Doctor Who
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • The Muppet Show
  • That Puppet Game Show
  • Walk on the Wild Side
  • Creature Comforts
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • The Animals of Farthing Wood
  • TV Burp
  • Total Wipeout
  • Pokémon
  • Digimon
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Astro Boy
  • Thunderbirds
  • Theodore Tugboat
  • Red Dwarf
  • Mr. Men
  • The Wombles
  • The Two Ronnies
  • Porridge
  • Open All Hours
  • Are You Being Served
  • Keeping Up Appearances
  • 'Allo, 'Allo
  • Blackadder
  • The Worst Witch
  • Weirdsister College
  • Shaun the Sheep
  • Sesame Street
  • Captain Pugwash
  • Charlie Chalk
  • Bertha
  • Paddington (Ivor Wood)
  • Gran
  • Terry & June
  • My Family
  • On the Buses
  • Pointless
  • The Link
  • Agatha Christie's Poirot
  • The IT Crowd
  • Miranda
  • Citizen Khan
  • Hi-de-Hi!
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003)
  • Beyblade: Metal Fusion


Favourite Films:

  • Thomas and the Magic Railroad
  • Postman Pat the Movie
  • Wallace & Gromit (all of them)
  • Toy Story (all of them)
  • A Bugs Life
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cars (both of them)
  • Planes
  • Asterix
  • The Adventures of Tintin (Film of the Year, 2011)
  • Star Wars (most of them, although Episode III was a bit dark for my liking)
  • Up (Film of the Year, 2009)
  • The Lion King (the first two)
  • The Jungle Book (Disney) (both of them, despite of the fact that this is the version that would make Mr. Kipling turn in his grave)
  • Shrek (mostly the first two)
  • The Wind in the Willows (mostly 1983 and 1996)
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Muppet Treasure Island
  • Muppets from Space
  • The Muppets (Film of the Year, 2012)
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • The BFG
  • Valiant
  • Finding Nemo (Film of the Year, 2003)
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Monsters University (Film of the Year, 2013)
  • The Incredibles (Film of the Year, 2004)
  • Astro Boy
  • Lilo & Stitch (Film of the Year, 2002)
  • Stitch the Movie
  • Recess: Schools Out
  • Scooby Doo (2002)
  • Johnny English (both of them)
  • Harry Potter (mostly the earlier ones)
  • Chicken Run
  • The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists
  • Antz
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
  • Thunderbirds (2004; despite the continuity errors compared to the TV series)
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • The Borrowers
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Madagascar (all of them)
  • Shark Tale
  • Marmaduke
  • The Magic Roundabout
  • The LEGO Movie
  • Bean
  • Mr. Bean's Holiday
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Pokémon
  • Digimon the Movie
  • Brave
  • 101 Dalmations (both cartoon verisons)
  • Treasure Planet
  • Flushed Away
  • Night at the Museum (both of them)
  • Garfield (both of them)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Ratatouille (Film of the Year, 2007)
  • Matilda
  • Gulliver's Travels (2011)
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  • The Witches
  • Mary Poppins


Favourite Thomas & Friends Characters:

I love all the characters, but here are some personal favourites for different categories.


Favourite Episodes of Thomas & Friends (the top three):

Season 1:

  1. Coal
  2. The Flying Kipper
  3. Down the Mine

Season 2:

  1. Thomas Comes to Breakfast
  2. A Close Shave
  3. Thomas, Percy and the Coal

Season 3:

  1. Heroes
  2. Bulgy
  3. Henry's Forest

Season 4:

  1. Four Little Engines
  2. Steam Roller
  3. Paint Pots and Queens

Season 5:

  1. Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday
  2. Thomas and the Rumours
  3. Baa!

Season 6:

  1. Percy's Chocolate Crunch
  2. Thomas the Jet Engine
  3. The World's Strongest Engine

Season 7:

  1. Rheneas and the Roller Coaster
  2. Bulgy Rides Again
  3. Harold and the Flying Horse

Season 8:

  1. Emily's New Route
  2. Thomas and the Firework Display
  3. Henry and the Wishing Tree

Season 9:

  1. Henry and the Flagpole
  2. Tuneful Toots
  3. The Magic Lamp

Season 10:

  1. Seeing the Sights
  2. Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day Out
  3. Thomas and the Shooting Star

Season 11:

  1. Hector the Horrid!
  2. Ding-a-Ling
  3. Gordon and the Engineer

Season 12:

  1. Thomas and the Billboard
  2. Heave Ho Thomas!
  3. Rosie's Funfair Special

Season 13:

  1. Splish, Splash, Splosh!
  2. Thomas and the Pigs
  3. Steamy Sodor

Season 14:

  1. Merry Misty Island
  2. Victor says Yes
  3. Charlie & Eddie

Season 15:

  1. Henry's Happy Coal
  2. Toby & Bash
  3. Stop that Bus!

Season 16:

  1. Percy and the Calliope
  2. Thomas Toots the Crows
  3. Salty's Surprise

Season 17:

  1. Wayward Winston
  2. Luke's New Friend
  3. Steamie Stafford

The Pack:

  1. Thomas and the Moles
  2. The Tortoise and the Hare
  3. A Tale for Thomas

Feature Length Episodes:

  1. Blue Mountain Mystery
  2. King of the Railway
  3. Day of the Diesels

Birthday Themed Episodes:

  1. Thomas and the Birthday Picnic
  2. Lady Hatt's Birthday Party
  3. Happy Birthday, Sir

Christmas Themed Episodes:

  1. The Missing Christmas Decorations
  2. It's Only Snow
  3. Thomas' Christmas Party

Top Favourite Season: 6


Favourite Chapter's from each book of The Railway Series:

The Three Railway Engines:

  • Edward's Day Out

Thomas the Tank Engine:

James the Red Engine:

  • James and the Top Hat

Tank Engine Thomas Again:

Troublesome Engines:

Henry the Green Engine:

  • Coal

Toby the Tram Engine:

  • Mrs. Kyndley's Christmas

Gordon the Big Engine:

Edward the Blue Engine:

Four Little Engines:

Percy the Small Engine:

The Eight Famous Engines:

  • Gordon Goes Foreign

Duck and the Diesel Engine:

The Little Old Engine:

The Twin Engines:

Branch Line Engines:

  • Thomas Comes to Breakfast

Gallant Old Engine:

Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine:

  • Bluebells of England

Mountain Engines:

  • Mountain Engine

Very Old Engines:

  • Stick-in-the-Mud

Main Line Engines:

Small Railway Engines:

  • Tit for Tat

Enterprising Engines:

  • Super Rescue

Oliver the Western Engine:

  • Bulgy

Duke the Lost Engine:

Tramway Engines:

Really Useful Engines:

James and the Diesel Engines:

  • Old-Stuck-Up!

Great Little Engines:

  • Pop Special

More About Thomas the Tank Engine:

Gordon the High-Speed Engine:

  • Gordon Proves His Point

Toby, Trucks and Trouble:

  • Mavis and the Lorry

Thomas and the Twins:

  • Scambled Eggs

Jock the New Engine:

  • We Need Another Engine

Thomas and the Great Railway Show:

  • Not the Ticket

Thomas Comes Home:

  • Thomas Comes Home

Henry and the Express:

  • Henry Sees Red

Wilbert the Forest Engine:

  • Cab Over Wheels

Thomas and the Fat Controller's Engines:

  • Edward and the Cabbages

New Little Engine:

  • I Name This Engine...

Thomas and Victoria:

  • Avalanche

Thomas and his Friends:

  • Gordon's Fire Service


Top Favourite Rev. W. Awdry: Mountain Engines

Top Favourite Christopher Awdry: James and the Diesel Engines


Pages created by me:


Other Wikia Bases:

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki