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Tenders and Turntables and Other Stories is a US VHS featuring six first series episodes and one second series episode narrated by Ringo Starr. It was distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1990.



PEEP-PEEP! Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends are setting off for all new adventures on the Island of Sodor. You'll see Henry getting involved in something fishy, and Percy trying to back out of an embarrassing situation. Find out how Henry avoids being replaced, and why Thomas ends up in the stationmaster's dining room. So climb aboard as we clear the way for some heartwarming fun!


  1. Tenders and Turntables
  2. Trouble in the Shed
  3. Percy Runs Away
  4. Thomas Comes to Breakfast
  5. Henry's Special Coal
  6. The Flying Kipper
  7. Toby the Tram Engine


  • This is the only US VHS to feature Henry's left sided nameboard.
  • The line "We'll do it tomorrow, Sir Topham Hatt will look silly," is moved in two seconds early in Tenders and Turntables.
  • This is the earliest US VHS that was not given a DVD release.


  • On the Strand VCI Entertainment release, a yellow banner is seen at the top of the title card for Percy Runs Away. The banner is only visible in the safe area on the screen, and can be seen depending on the over-scan on the TV.
  • On the front cover of the Strand Home Video and Time-Life releases, the "s" in "Turntables" is missing.
  • On the back cover of the Strand Home Video release, "Toby the Tram Engine" is called "Toby the Train Engine."
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