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Wooden Railway was a Thomas & Friends merchandise range that consisted of wooden model trains, tracks, and accessories. It was a railway system created in 1993 by Learning Curve, who held the rights until 2011. The range was then acquired by TOMY in 2012. From 2013, the Wooden Railway range was first produced by Fisher-Price, and then by Mattel, when Mattel bought Fisher-Price. The Wooden Railway range was replaced with Wood in 2017.

Wooden Railway worked alongside BRIO and other wooden train brands due to using a nearly-identical track system. However, its successor, Wood, has a different track connecting system, thus ending compatibility with other brands, though adapters for the older Wooden Railway track pieces have been made and released.

Product History, Design and Make

The Wooden Railway merchandise line for the Thomas & Friends franchise was created by Roy Wilson of Learning Curve in 1992, with the line becoming publicly available in 1993. These original models were primarily constructed with painted wood, along with metal used in the coupling magnets and axles and plastic for the wheels and faces. These models were relatively simple, with simple wooden stubs for the funnel and dome, while details such as windows, whistles and buffer beams were omitted.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the line was overhauled and the majority of the models underwent major redesigns. The wooden funnel and smokebox were replaced with a separate plastic smokebox with a more realistic funnel. The tender engines received an additional upgrade, with a moulded plastic coal pile for their tenders.

These improved designs were manufactured until 2002, when they were replaced with a third generation of design, which included new and more detailed faces. 2011 saw another slight re-design in the form of new faces to coincide with the recent CGI Series switchover.

In late 2011, TOMY bought out Learning Curve and as such acquired the rights to the Wooden Railway line. They sold the products previously planned to be released by Learning Curve for early 2012. The products due to be released in late 2012 coinciding with the special Blue Mountain Mystery were cancelled because Learning Curve had only developed the computer generated prototypes, before they were acquired by TOMY. Most of these cancelled releases with the new CGI style models were re-constructed by TOMY and sold under their name and a few others were later released by Fisher-Price. TOMY held the licensing until the end of 2012.

In 2013, Fisher-Price began manufacturing and distributing the Wooden Railway merchandise line and this change introduced another re-design. This upgrade was used for all of the Wooden Railway merchandise line until late 2017. All the engines, rolling stock and vehicles were re-constructed with more paint detailing, current CGI styled faces as well as curved edges to prevent edge-wear and wood-break. All models with multiple bogies had their chassis made of plastic and other slight plastic incorporations were utilised to cut down production costs. The Wooden Railway merchandise range became one of Thomas & Friends' longest-running and most popular merchandise lines.

In late 2016, some engines received smaller faces that no longer cover the whole smokebox front and others' faces were changed.

In late 2017, twenty-five years after the debut of the Wooden Railway line, it was retired and replaced with Wood. The replacement was originally announced to take place in 2018, but ended up happening sooner.

Engines

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Thomas 1993 Reissued in 2011 and 2012
Edward 1993 Reissued in 2011 and 2012
Henry 1993 Reissued in 2011 and 2012
Gordon 1993 Reissued in 2011 and 2012
James 1993 Reissued in 2011 and 2012
Percy 1993 Reissued in 2011 and 2012
Toby 1993 Reissued in 2011 and 2012
Bill and Ben 1993 First released separately, later together in 2005 and 2014
Mavis 1993 Reissued in 2011 and 2013
Donald 1994
Douglas 1994
Diesel 1994 Reissued in 2013
Daisy 1994 Reintroduced in 2007 for limited release
BoCo 1994 Reissued in 2003
Duck 1994 Reissued in 2014
Oliver 1995 Reissued in 2006 for limited release and in 2014 in multi-packs
Peter Sam 1995 Reissued in 2008 for limited release and 2011
Rusty 1995 Reissued in 2012
Stepney 1996
D199 1996 Reissued for limited release in 2013
Skarloey 1996 Reissued in 2011
Culdee 1996 Briefly reissued in 2015
Rheneas 1997 Reissued in 2013
Sir Handel 1997 Reissued in 2008 for limited release and in 2012
Duke 1997 Reissued in 2009 and 2012
Class 40 1998
Duncan 1998 Reissued in 2009
Mike 1998 Reissued in 2015
The Ballast Spreader 1998
Neil 1999
Flying Scotsman 1999 Reissued in 2013 for limited release and in 2016
Lady 2000 Reissued in 2014 for limited release
Diesel 10 2000 Reissued in 2013
Splatter and Dodge 2000 Later both released individually in 2002 and reissued in 2011 for limited release
Bertram 2000 Initially released with Bertram and the Scrap Cars; later reissued individually in 2012 and 2016 for limited release
Derek 2001 Reissued in 2007 for limited release
Wilbert 2001
Frank 2001
Salty 2003 Reissued in 2013
Harvey 2003
Big City Engine 2003
Ivo Hugh 2003 Available in the Ivo Hugh and the Zoo Cars pack
'Arry and Bert 2003 Reissued in 2013
Emily 2004 Reissued in 2013
Murdoch 2004
Spencer 2004 Reissued in 2013
Fergus 2005 Reissued in 2013 for limited release
Arthur 2005
Molly 2006
Neville 2006
Dennis 2006
Rosie 2007 Reissued in 2011 and 2013
Mighty Mac 2007 Reissued in 2012
Whiff 2008 Reissued in 2014
Billy 2008
Freddie 2008 Reissued in 2013
Stanley 2009 Reissued in 2017
Hank 2009
Flora 2009 Sold with her Tram Coach
Smudger 2009
Proteus 2009
Hiro 2009 Reissued in 2013
Victor 2009 Reissued in 2013
Charlie 2010 Reissued in 2013
Bash and Dash 2010 Initially both sold together, later reissued separately; reissued in 2013
Ferdinand 2010 Reissued in 2013
Scruff 2011 Reissued in 2013
Belle 2011 Reissued in 2013
Den and Dart 2011 Initially released individually, later released together in 2013
Sidney 2011
Paxton 2011 Reissued in 2013
Norman 2011
Flynn 2011 Reissued in 2013
Stafford 2013
Stephen 2013
Connor 2013
Caitlin 2013
Millie 2013
Luke 2013
Winston 2013
Porter 2014
Gator 2014
Marion 2014
Timothy 2014
Logan 2014 Sold as part of the Sodor Storybook Collection; exclusive release
Samson 2015
Sam 2015 Sold as part of the Sodor Storybook Collection; exclusive release
Bert the Miniature Engine 2015 Sold as a Toys R US exclusive
Ryan 2015
Skiff 2015
Philip 2016
Dustin 2016 Sold as part of the Sodor Story Collection; exclusive
Vinnie 2016
Ashima 2016
Frieda 2016
Gina 2016 Available in the Race Day Relay Set
Hugo 2017

Rolling Stock

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Annie and Clarabel 1993 Initially released separately, later reissued together in 2004 and 2013
Henrietta 1993 Reissued in 2010 for limited release
Knapford Express Coach 1993
Troublesome Truck 1993
Troublesome Brake Van 1993
Henry's Log Car 1994
Tidmouth Milk Tanker 1994
The Breakdown Train 1994
Sodor Line Caboose 1994
Tar and Fuel Tankers 1995
The Chinese Dragon 1995 Reissued in 2006 for limited release
S.C. Ruffey 1996 Reissued in 2006 for limited release and in 2017 as part of the Demolition Team
Mail Coach 1996
Circus Train 1996 Reissued in 2013
Ada, Jane and Mabel 1997
Sodor China Clay Cars 1997
Fred Pelhay 1997 Later only available in the Sodor Gift Pack
Barrel Car 1997
Toad 1997 Reissued in 2006 for limited release
Express Coaches 1997
Catherine and The Truck 1999
N.W. Brake Van 1999
Saw Mill Log Car 1999
Cargo Car 1999
Rickety 2000
Box-Cars 2000
Hand-Car 2000 Reissued in 2010 for limited release
Aquarium Cars 2001 Reissued in 2013
Recycling Cars 2002
Gold Prospector's Trucks 2003
Fog Trucks 2004
Ice Delivery Trucks 2005
Water Works Trucks 2005
Old Slow Coach 2006
Giggling Troublesome Trucks 2006
Sodor Weather Tracker 2006 Available through the Storm on Sodor Set
Gordon's Snow Machine 2006 Cancelled before release
Rocky 2007 Reissued in 2013
Sodor Dairy Trucks 2007
Musical Caboose 2007
Hector 2008
Chicken Trucks 2008
Zoo Cars 2008
Hero of the Rails Caboose 2009
Halloween Caboose 2010
Light-Up Aquarium Cars 2011
Day Out with Thomas Box-Car 2012
Sodor Bakery Delivery 2013
Crawling Critters Cargo 2013
Troublesome Trucks and Sweets 2013
Oil and Coal Cargo Cars 2013
Stephen's Castle Coaches 2013
Scrap Monster 2014
Peg and Stack 2014
Dino Fossil Discovery 2015
Pirate Ship Delivery 2015
McColl's Farm Petting Zoo 2016
On-the-Glow Cargo 2017
Demolition Team 2017

Multi-Packs

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Sir Topham Hattand Lady Hatt 1997 Features Sir Topham Hatt and Lady Hatt
Bertram with Scrap Trucks 1999 Features Bertram with two Scrap Trucks
Magic Railroad Pack 2000 Includes Thomas, Lady, Diesel 10, Dodge and Splatter
Thomas Five-Car Value Pack 2000 Includes Tired-Faced Thomas, Truck, Barrel Car, Milk Tanker and Caboose
Culdee with Box Car 2001 Features Culdee and Box Car; Zainy Brainy Exclusive
Rheneas with Scrap Truck 2001 Features Rheneas with Scrap Truck; Zainy Brainy Exclusive
Neil with China Clay Truck 2001 Features Neil with China Clay Truck; Zainy Brainy Exclusive
Rusty with Construction Trucks 2001 Features Rusty with Cement Mixer and Dump Car
Sodor Gift-Pack 2002 Includes Oliver, Toby, Fred Pelhay, Bertie and Henrietta
Fire Rescue 2002 Features Fire Truck and Fire Train
Thomas Winter Wonderland Pack 2002 Features Snow-Covered Thomas with Snowplough, Presents Cargo Car and Winter Wonderland Caboose
Ivo Hugh with Zoo Trucks 2002 Features Ivo Hugh, Hippo Truck and Zoo Box Car
Stepney with Museum Trucks 2003 Features Stepney with Dinosaur Fossil Truck and Jewel Car
Triple-Pack 2003 Includes Tiger Moth, Lorry 3 and BoCo
Adventures of Percy 2004 Includes Coal-Dust Percy, Jack Frost Percy and Chocolate-Covered Percy
Rheneas with Rock Crusher Cars 2004 Features Rheneas with Rock Crusher and Boulder Car
Battery-Operated Jet Engine with Thomas 2004 Features Shocked Thomas and Battery-Operated Jet Engine; based on Thomas the Jet Engine
Calling All Engines! Gift-Pack 2005 Lady, Diesel 10, George, Harvey and Diesel
Culdee with Apple Orchard Trucks 2005 Features Culdee with Forklift on Flatbed and Apple Truck
Engine 5-Pack 2005 Features Thomas, Oliver, Diesel, Bill and Duncan
Adventures of Thomas 2006 Features Winter Wonderland Thomas, Paint-Splattered Thomas and Breakfast Thomas; reissued in 2013 with the Breakfast Thomas being replaced with a Fish-Splattered Thomas
Happy Birthday Thomas and Box Car 2006 Features Birthday Thomas and Presents Box Car
Sodor Collector's Pack 2006 Features Gold Thomas, Silver Percy and Bronze Diesel
Hard at Work Percy and Mail Truck 2006 Features Tired Percy and Mail Truck
Adventures of James 2007 Features Team Colours James and Busy Bee James
Narrow Gauge Engine Gift-Pack 2008 Features Skarloey, Rheneas, Rusty and Duncan
Thomas and Friends Gift Pack 2008 Features Rheneas, Rusty, Rock Crusher Car, Cement Mixer, Pine Trees, Crossing Sign and Stop Sign
Holiday Gift Pack 2009 Features Thomas, Percy, Presents Cargo Car, Holiday Caboose, Pine Trees, Stop Sign and Crossing Sign; Target Exclusive
Rusty With Cement Mixer 2-pack 2009 Features Rusty with Cement Mixer
Thomas and the Holiday Caboose 2009 Features Thomas and Holiday Caboose
Sodor Day Thomas and Stanley 2009 Features decorated-Thomas and Stanley; initially Toys R Us exclusive until officially released
Thomas and Annie 2009 Features Thomas and Annie
Percy and Clarabel 2009 Features Percy and Clarabel
Toby and Bertie 2009 Features Toby and Bertie
Thomas and Toby 2009 Features Thomas and Toby
Santa Hat Thomas and Gift Car 2009 Features Thomas with Santa Hat and Gift Car
Sodor Construction Company 2009 Features Jack, Alfie and Cement Truck
Toby and Flora 2009 Features Toby, Flora and Flora's Tram Coach
Roadway Vehicles Gift-Pack 2009 Features Bertie, Trevor, Terence and Sodor Power Crew
Diesel's Value Pack 2009 Features Diesel, Salty, Rusty, 'Arry and Bert
Road and Rails Rescue Pack 2009 Features Percy, Harvey, Butch and Isobella
Salty and the Shipping Cars 2009 Features Salty and Shipping Cars; Shipping Cars are repaint of Ice Delivery Trucks
Rosie and the Musical Caboose 2009 Features Rosie and Musical Caboose
Design-it-Activity Pack 2009 Features unpainted vans, tanker and caboose and paints
Soap-Sud Covered Percy and Engine Wash Car 2009 Features Soap-Covered Percy and Engine Wash Car
Whiff and the Garbage Cars 2010 Features Whiff and Garbage Cars; Garbage Cara are repaint of Recycling Trucks
Percy and the Storybook Car 2010 Features Percy with Storybook Car
Thomas and the Snowman 2010 Features Thomas with Snowman Truck
Thomas and the Flour Car 2010 Features Thomas and Flour Car
Thomas and the Buzzy Bees 2010 Features Bee-covered Thomas and Bee Car
Trick-or-Treat on Sodor 2010 Features Halloween Thomas and Caboose
Thomas with Musical Candy Cane Car 2010 Features Thomas and Musical Candy Cane Car
Slippy Sodor gift pack 2010 Features Soap-Sud covered Thomas with red funnel, soap suds covered Percy, bubble liquid car and hay covered Sir Topham Hatt's car
65th Anniversary Pack 2010 Features decorated versions of Thomas, Percy, Toby and James, an exclusive caboose and wooden box
Thomas and the Stinky Cheese 2010 Features Cheese-covered Thomas, cheese truck and 'Arry
Skarloey and the Puppet Show 2010 Features Rheneas, bunting covered Skarloey and puppet show car
Thomas and the Jellybean Car 2011 Features Thomas and Jellybean Car
Mavis and Fuel Tanker 2011 Features Mavis and Fuel Tanker
Percy and Diesel 2011 Features Percy and Diesel
Scruff and the Garbage Truck 2011 Features Scruff and Garbage Truck
Quarry Pack 2011 Features Mavis, Bill, Ben and quarry car
Narrow Gauge Engines 2011 Features Rheneas, Peter Sam and Rusty
Fergus and the Power Cars 2011 Features Fergus and Power Cars
Toby and Bashon the Farm 2011 Features Toby, Bash and Cow Box Car
Birthday Thomas and the Musical Caboose 2011 Features Birthday Thomas and Musical Caboose
Holiday Percy and Present Car 2011 Features Holiday Percy and Present Car
Steamies vs. Diesels 4-pack 2011 Features Thomas, Percy, 'Arry and Bert
Dash and the Launching Log 2011 Features Dash and Log Truck
Victor and the Engine Repair Car 2011 Features Victor and Engine Repair Car
Thomas' Tall Friend 2011 Features Thomas, Giraffe Truck and Apple Truck
Muddy Thomas and George 2012 Features Muddy Thomas and George
Thomas' Country Show Delivery 2012 Features Thomas with Animal Box Car
Skarloey and the Gravel Cars 2012 Features Skarloey with Gravel Cars; Gravel Cars are repaints of the Boulder Cars from Rheneas and the Boulder Cars
Bish Bash Bosh 2012 Features Percy, Kevin and Oil Truck
Blue Mountain Quarry gift pack 2013 Features Skarloey, Rheneas, Rusty and Paxton
Percy's Musical Ride 2013 Features Percy with the Calliope
Peter Sam's Dynamite Delivery 2013 Features Quarry Dust Peter Sam and Dynamite Trucks
Thomas' Balloon Express 2013 Features Thomas with banners and balloon truck
Thomas' Pig Pick Up 2013 Features Thomas with Pig trucks
Happy Birthday Special 2013 Features Streamer-covered Thomas and Birthday Cake truck
Santa's Little Engine 2013 Features Thomas and The Fat Controller as they appeared in the episode this is based on
Sidney's Holiday Special 2013 Features Sidney and Presents truck
Rusty to the Rescue 3 pack 2013 Features Rusty with Searchlight Car and Mining Supplies Truck
Toby's Castle Delivery 2013 Features Toby and blue cargo car
Thomas' Castle Delivery 2013 Features Thomas and truck with knight armour
Stephen with Passenger Coach 2013 Features Stephen with open-roofed coach
Race to the Rescue 2013 Features Flynn without his trailer and Butch
Steamies vs. Diesels 2013 Features Thomas, Percy, Diesel and Norman; cancelled before release
Salty's Celebration 2014 Features Salty covered with Streamers and party truck
Hiro's Sticky Spill 2014 Features Hiro covered with milk and milk truck
James' Roaring Delivery 2014 Features James with Dinosaur truck
Oliver's Fossil Freight 2014 Features Oliver with Dinosaur truck
Letters to Santa 2014 Features Christmas-decorated Percy with letters truck
Thomas and Percy Holiday Bundle 2014 Features both the Santa’s Little Engine and Letters to Santa packs
Thomas Engine Gift Pack 2015 Features two Thomas’; one with a gold smokebox and wheels and one as Wilbert Awdry initially made him
Oliver and Oliver 2015 Features Oliver the engine and Oliver the excavator
Thomas' Cranberry Spill 2015 Features Thomas with Thomas Land sign and Cranberry truck; made for Thomas Land
Ready, Set, Race Percy 2016 Features Percy and cargo car with traffic light
Diesels in Disguise 2016 Features Diesel, Den and Dart disguised, as in The Great Race
Steamies vs. Diesels 2017 Features Victor, Kevin, Den and Dart

Vehicles

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Bertie 1993 Reissued in 2011 and 2013
Terence 1993
Harold 1993 Reissued in 2008 (with a retractable magnet), 2011 and 2013
Sir Topham Hatt's Car 1993 Re-done in 2008
Sodor Bay Tugboat 1993
Sodor Bay Cargo Ship 1993
Crosby Station Cargo Truck 1993
Trevor 2000 Reissued in 2017
Bulstrode 2000 Available in the Down by the Docks set, with the Lighthouse Bridge and the Brendam Bay Shipping Co. Set
Butch 2001 Reissued in 2011
Lorry 1 with flatbed 2001
Thumper 2002
George 2002 Reissued for limited release in 2010
Caroline 2002
Lorry 2 2002 Available with the Sodor Service Station
Lorry 3 2002 Available in the Promo for Coupons Book pack
Elizabeth 2003
Bulgy 2003 Reissued for limited release in 2010
Sodor Road Crew 2003
Tiger Moth 2003
Jack 2004 Reissued in 2013
Alfie 2004
Sodor Fire Crew 2004
Sodor Power Crew 2005
Max and Monty 2007 Reissued in 2012
Byron 2007
Madge 2008
Isobella 2009
Kevin 2010 Reissued in 2013
Captain 2010
Kelly 2012
Patrick 2012 Reissued in 2013
Nelson 2012
Oliver 2015 Sold only in multi-pack Oliver and Oliver

Special Edition

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
10 Years of Thomas in America pack 1999 Released alongside the 10 Years of Thomas VHS
Thomas and the Magic Railroad gold ore truck 2000
Flatbed with Yumsters Cargo and Tanker 2000
Flatbed with Learning Curve Cargo 2000
Flatbed with Cheerios Cargo 2000
Flatbed with ToyTopia Cargo 2000
Thomas Comes to Breakfast Collector's Piece 2003 Based on Thomas Comes to Breakfast
James Goes Buzz BuzzCollector's Piece 2003 Based on Buzz, Buzz
A Better View for Gordon Collector's Piece 2003 Based on A Better View for Gordon
60th Anniversary Henry 2005 Released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Railway Series
Gold Thomas 2005
Thomas with Six Flags car 2005
Flatbed with California State Fair Cargo 2005
Flatbed with PBS KidsCargo 2005
"60 Years" James 2005 Intended to be released for the 60th anniversary of the Railway Series; cancelled before release
Bronze Toby 2005 Intended to be sold with Calling All Engines! DVD; cancelled before release
Day Out with Thomas Coal Car 2006
Metallic Percy 2006
Day Out with Thomas Sodor Line Caboose 2007
Metallic Thomas 2007
Day Out with Thomas Water Tanker 2008
Mud-covered Thomas 2008
Day Out with Thomas Passenger Coach 2009
Patchwork Hiro 2009 Based on Hero of the Rails
Lost and Found Hiro 2009 Based on Hero of the Rails
'Day Out with Thomas' Thomas 2010
Day Out with Thomas Boxcar 2011
Easter Thomas 2011
Christmas Thomas 2011
Easter Rosie 2011
Thomas at Sea 2011 Based on Misty Island Rescue
James Lights the Way 2011 Based on James in the Dark
Day Out with Thomas Quarry Car 2012
Day Out with Thomas Passenger Car 2013
King of the RailwayThomas 2013
Day Out with Thomas coach 2013
Day Out with Thomas Paint Tanker 2014
Thomas with Six Flags car 2014
Logan and the Big Blue Engines Story Set 2014 Based on Logan and the Big Blue Engines
James Sorts It OutStory Set 2014 Based on James Sorts It Out
Percy and the Little Goat Story Set 2014 Based on Percy and the Little Goat
Thomas' Birthday Surprise Story Set 2014 Based on Thomas' Birthday Surprise
Countdown to Christmas Calendar 2014
Thomas Engine Gift-Pack 2015 Features two Thomas’; one with gold wheels and smokebox and one as how Wilbert Awdry made him
Introducing James 2015 Based on The Adventure Begins
Sodor Mint Car 2015
Day Out with Thomas Party supply Truck 2015
Seaside Sidney 2016 Toys R Us exclusive
Streamlined Emily 2016 Based on Best Engine Ever
Day Out with Thomas Passenger Car 2016
Day Out with Thomas Box Car 2016
Day Out with Thomas Clothier Car 2017

Talking Engines

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Thomas 2009
Percy 2009
James 2009
Gordon 2010
Emily 2010
Victor 2010
Diesel 2011
Salty 2011
Toby 2013
Spencer 2013
Diesel 10 2013

"Lights and Sounds" Engines

2006

2007

2011

  • Holiday Lights Thomas (discontinued)

"Roll and Whistle" Engines

2014

Fisher-Price Era

2015

  • Rosie
  • Edward (Amazon exclusive)

2016

  • Connor
  • Charlie

Light-Up Reveal Engines

2015

2016

  • Annie & Clarabel

Battery-Powered Engines

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Thomas 2000 Also available with Milk Tanker and straight track
Percy 2000 Also available with Fuel Tanker and straight track
James 2001 Also available with straight track
Lady 2002
Bertie 2003
Thomas and the Jet Engine 2004 Features shocked Thomas and Jet Engine
Salty 2006 Reissued in 2013
Charlie 2011
Rosie 2011
Hiro 2013
Diesel 2013
Toby 2014
Spencer 2014
Gordon 2015
Victor 2016

Destinations

Bridges and Tunnels

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Single Stone Tunnel 1993
Arched Stone Bridge 1993
Tidmouth Covered Bridge 1994
Double-Wide Old Iron Bridge 1995
Lifting Bridge 1995
Sodor Bay Bridge 1996
Henry's Tunnel 1996
Pedestrian Bridge 1996
Mountain Tunnel 1997
Curved Viaduct 1998 Renamed the Arched Viaduct in later releases
Suspension Bridge 1998
Drawbridge 2000 Reissued with Salty
Knapford Covered Bridge 2001
Sling Bridge 2002 Reissued as the Search and Rescue Sling Bridge with Flynn
Clock Tower 2003
Quarry Mine Tunnel 2003
Waterfall Tunnel 2004
Toll Booth Bridge 2004
Rolf's Castle Bridge 2005
Collapsing Sodor Suspension Bridge 2006
Holiday Tunnel 2006
Suddery Swing Bridge 2007
Rumblin' Bridge 2008
Haunted Mine 2008
4-in-1 Mountain Crossing 2009
Sodor Clock Works 2009
Expansion Bridge 2010
Snow Tunnel 2013
Wacky Track Bridge 2013 Featured with Paxton
Log Tunnel 2013
Elevated Crossing 2014
Scenes of Sodor Tunnel Set 2014
Transforming Track Bridge 2014
Spin and Swim Lilly Pond Bridge 2014
Over and Under Bridge 2014
Tidmouth's Tipping Bridge 2014

Buildings

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Special Engine Shed 1993
Water Refilling Tank 1993
Elsbridge Station 1993
Elsbridge Platform 1993
Windmill 1993
Gristmill with Water Wheel 1994
Sodor Bay Lighthouse 1994
Knapford Station Platform 1995
Sodor Log Loader 1996
'The Works' Engine Repair Shop 1996
Sodor Cargo Crane 1997
Barrel Loader 1997
Sawmill with Dumping Depot 1998
Cranky the Crane 1999
Transfer Table 1999
Stop & Go Station 1999
Sodor Engine Wash 1999 Reissued in 2010
Grain Loader 1999
Coal Station 1999
Water Tower 1999
Switch Tower 2000
Fire Station 2000
Conductor's Shed 2001
Wellsworth Station 2001
Abbey Repair Shop 2001 Remade as the Sodor Repair Station
Over-the-Track Signal 2001
Sodor Airfield 2001
Sodor Dairy Farm 2001
Honey Depot 2002
Rescue Hospital 2002
Service Station 2002 Features Lorry 2
Musical Carousel 2002
Coal Loader 2003
Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory 2003
Brendam fishing Dock 2003
Cargo Drop 2004
Scrap Yard 2004
Tidmouth Timber Yard 2004
Sodor Oil Depot 2005
Sodor Cement Works 2005
Useful Engine Shed 2006
Sodor Slate Mine 2006 Cancelled before release
Holiday Tree Station 2006 Cancelled before release due to the Lead Paint Crisis
Toby's Windmill 2007
Rolling Gantry Crane 2007
Haunted Mine 2008
Oil Derrick 2008 Reissued in 2015
Deluxe Water Tower 2008
Colin the Crane 2009
Sodor Clock Works 2009
Repair and Go Station at the Sodor Steamworks 2010
Captain's Shed 2010
Tidmouth Sheds 2010
Harold's Helipad 2010
Ol' Wheezy Logging Crane 2011
Diesel Fuel Depot 2011
Boat Dock 2011 Cancelled before release
Blue Mountain Mine 2012
Smashing Steam Hammer 2012 Cancelled before release; available in the Merrick and the Rock Crusher Set
Merrick 2012 Cancelled before release; available in the Merrick and the Rock Crusher Set
Quarry Overpass 2012 Cancelled before release
Searchlight 2013
Sodor Paint Factory 2013
Wood Chipper 2013
Castle Crane 2013
Popcorn Factory 2013
Transforming Destination 2013 Transforms between Maron Station, Ice Cream Factory and The Lumber Mill
Battery Charging Station 2013 Features Stafford
Elevated Crossing 2013
Scenes of Sodor Tunnel Set 2014
Brendam Bay Cargo Loader 2014
Lights and Sounds Ironworks 2014
Bluff's Cove Lighthouse 2014
Fossil Discovery 2014
Tidmouth Station 2014
Sodor Sweet Factory 2014
Bubble Loader 2015
Sodor Dynamite Blast 2015
Duck Pond Crossing 2016
McColl's Farm Chicken Coop 2016
Shark Food Delivery 2016
Sodor Airship Hangar 2017

Sights and Sounds buildings

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Cargo Transfer 2002
Mountain Overpass 2002
Sodor "Scrub and Shine" 2004
Smelting Yard 2004
Deluxe Roundhouse 2004
Deluxe Cranky the Crane 2004
Ice Cream Factory 2005
Sodor Power Station 2005
Echo Tunnel 2006
Load and Sort Recycling Centre 2006
Deluxe Over-the-Track Signal 2006
Deluxe Fire Station 2006
Lighthouse Bridge 2007 Features Bulstrode
Farmer McColl's Pig Shed 2007
Deluxe Knapford Station 2007
Deluxe Railway Crossing 2007
All Aboard Station 2007
Knapford Station 2011
Morgan's Mine 2012 Features Gold Prospectors Car
Lights and Sounds Signal Station 2012
Lights and Sounds Fire Station 2012 Reissued in 2014
Maron Lights and Sounds Signal Shed 2012
Sodor Search and Rescue 2013
Winter Fuel Up 2013
Bluff's Cove Lighthouse 2014
Harold's Search and Rescue Helipad 2014
Ulfstead Signal Station 2014 Sold with Charlie; Toys R Us exclusive
Christmas Crossing 2015
Vicarstown Station 2016

Track Packs

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Straight and Curved 1997
Cross and Switch 1997
Elevated 1997
Lumberyard 1998
Freight Yard 1998
Circle and Circus Set expansion pack 2000 For both the Circle and Circus Sets
Figure 8 Set expansion pack 2000 Some came with Free VHS Sampler Thomas' Sodor Stories
Beginner Roadway expansion pack 2002 Featured Bertie
Advanced Roadway expansion pack 2002 Featured Trevor
Advanced Figure 8 Set expansion pack 2002
Up and Away expansion pack 2002
The Trouble with Treesexpansion pack 2002
Hill and Mountain 2003
Beginner's Expansion Pack 2007
Fearless Freddie expansion pack 2007 Features Freddie
Deluxe Track Accessory pack 2007
Boulder Adventure expansion pack 2008
Ascending Track and Riser Pack 2009
Up and Away 2010
Advanced Figure 8 Set expansion pack 2010
5-in-1 Track Layout pack 2010
Splish, Splash, Splosh! Story Pack 2010 Features Thomas and the Fat Controller
Thomas and the Jet Plane Story Pack 2010
65th Anniversary Thomas and Bertie Story Pack 2010
Up and Around 2011
Adaptor Track Pack 2011
Signal Station 2012
5-in-1 Track Pack 2013
Small Curve Track Pack 2013
Switch Track Pack 2013
Log Tunnel Expansion Pack 2015
Lights and Sound Expansion Pack 2015
Engine Wash Expansion Pack 2015
Build-It-Higher Track Riser 2016
Sure Fit Track Pack 2016

Talking Railway Series

The Talking Railway Series was a range of interactive engines and playsets. The engines have special gold magnets which, when they are at a destination, will prompt the Fat Controller to greet them. This range is discontinued.

My Custom Engine Series

In the summer of 2014, Mattel announced that fans can design their own Wooden Railway characters and purchase them online. Fans also receive a personalized story book. The five colours that fans can choose from are blue, red, green, purple and silver. They can also name and number their character. In November 2014, Mattel released limited editions of each engine, that came with either snow, Christmas lights, or snow and lights designs.

Designs

  • Friendly Steamie (using Charlie's design)
  • Helpful Steamie (using Peter Sam's design)
  • Spunky Steamie (using Scruff's design)
  • Diesel (unreleased; using Norman's design)

My Thomas Story Library Book Packs

Also website-exclusive products, Book Packs have been released containing a My Thomas Story Library Book, as well as the engine each book was named after.

Books

  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Percy the Small Engine
  • Gordon the Big Engine
  • James the Red Engine
  • Emily the Stirling Engine
  • Salty the Dockyard Diesel

Sodor Story Collection Book Packs

  • Logan and the Big Blue Engines
  • Sam and the Great Bell
  • Dustin Comes in First
  • Dustin and the Sodor Storm Team

Train sets

Model Original Release Year Item Number Notes
Instant System Set 1 1993 Later reissued as the Circle Set; once sold with the Thomas and Gordon and 4 Other AdventuresVHS
Instant System Set 2 1993 Also known as the 22 Piece Starter Set; redesigned in 1996
Instant System Set 3 1993 Redesiged in 1996; remade into the Figure 8 set released in 1997
Instant System Set 4 1993 Redesigned and renamed the A Day At the Works set released in 1997
100 Piece Set 1993 Remade into the limited edition Thomas and the Magic Railroad 100 Piece Set released in 2000
Percy Takes the Plunge 1997
Roundhouse 1997 Redesigned in 1998 and reissued in 2010 and 2013; renamed the Deluxe Tidmouth Sheds Set in 2013
Around the Barrel Loader 1998
Circus 1999
Mountain Tunnel 1999
James Goes Buzz Buzz 1999 Sold with James Goes Buzz Buzz and Other Thomas Stories VHS
"Stop and Go" Figure 8 2000
Bridge and Tunnel 2000
Muffle Mountain 2000 Sold for Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Thomas Express "Over and Through" Battery-Powered 2000
Sodor Airfield 2001
Lift and Load 2001
Engineers' Set 2001
Twist and Turn Action Battery-Powered 2001
Sodor Mining 2001
Conductor's Figure 8 2002
Battery-Powered Figure 8 2002
Down By the Docks 2002
The Trouble with Trees 2002 Based on James and the Trouble with Trees
Let's Have a Race 2002 Based on Thomas and Bertie
Sodor Engine Wash 2002
Mountain Overpass 2002
Seasons on Sodor 2003 Similar layout to the Circus set
Tidmouth Station Travel 2003
Sodor Rescue Team 2003
Boulder Mountain 2003 Based on Rusty and the Boulder
Deluxe Chocolate Factory Set 2003 Based on Percy’s Chocolate Crunch; Zainy Brainy exclusive
Really Useful Work Set 2003
Oval 2004 Also named the Beginner Set; reissued in 2013 and renamed the Oval Starter set
Water Tower Figure 8 2004
Thomas and Toby 2004
Harold's Mail Delivery 2004
Deluxe "Sights and Sounds" 2004
The Great Adventure Set 2004 Exclusive to A.C. Moore
Battery-Powered Sir Topham Hatt Figure 8 2005
60th Anniversary 2005
Sodor Work and Wash 2005
Aquarium 2005
Rheneas and the Roller Coaster 2006 Based on Rheneas and the Roller Coaster
Sodor Quarry Mine Tunnel 2006
Edward the Great 2006
Battery-Powered Around-the-Tree 2006
Storm on Sodor 2006 Based on Calling All Engines
Thomas-saurus Rex 2006 Based around the book, Thomas-saurus Rex
Gold Mine Mountain 2007
Thomas Starter 2007 Similar to the Thomas and Rosie Starter set
Bridge and Crane Figure 8 2007
Jeremy and the Airfield 2007
Thomas and Rosie Starter 2007
Play and Go Storage Box 2007 Also Known as the Play and Go Storage Case; Toys R Us exclusive
Start your Engines! 2008
Pirate's Cove 2008 Based on Thomas and the Treasure
A Race to the Wharf 2008 Based on The Great Discovery
Transfer Yard 2009
A Day at the Wharf 2009
Coal Hopper Figure 8 2009
Henry and the Elephant 2009 Based on Henry and the Elephant
Rheneas and the DinosaurBones Set 2009 Based on Rheneas and the Dinosaur
The Man in the Hills 2010 Based on The Man in the Hills
Rumble and Race Mountain 2010
Misty Island Rescue set 2010
Beginner's Set with Talking Thomas 2010
Racing Down the Rails Set 2010 Based on Hero of the Rails
Thomas and James Set 2010
A Busy Day at the Quarry 2011
Thomas and Belle to the Rescue 2011
Cargo and Crane Figure 8 2011
Up and Around Sodor 2011
Toby's Whistling Woods 2011 Based on Toby and the Whistling Woods
Percy at the Dieselworks 2011 Based on Day of the Diesels
Crossing Gate Figure 8 2011
Happy Birthday Mr. Percival 2011 Based on The Man in the Hills
Percy's Fuel Delivery Figure 8 Set 2011
Steamies vs Diesels 2011
Flynn and Water Tower Figure 8 2011
Thomas and Henry Steam Around Sodor 2011
Sodor Bay Bridge Figure 8 2011
Blue Mountain Quarry set 2012
Boulder Pass Battery-Operated 2012
Grinding Gravel Battery-Operated 2012
Farmhouse Pig Parade 2013
Mountaintop Supply Run 2013
Tidmouth Timber Company 2013
Treasure at the Mine Figure 8 2013 Based on King of the Railway
King of the Railway Deluxe 2013 Based on King of the Railway
Percy and the Mail Depot 2013
Brendam Bay Shipping Co. 2013
Pirate Ship Figure 8 2013 Target exclusive
Dieselworks Figure 8 2013 Toys R Us exclusive
Snowy Mountain Figure 8 Adventure 2013
Ultimate Wooden Railway Set 2013
James' Fishy Delivery 2014 Based on The Smelly Kipper
Steaming Around Sodor 2014
Merrick and the Rock Crusher Set 2014
Lumber Yard Waterfall Adventure 2014
Thomas' Fossil Run 2014
Up and Around Sodor Adventure Tower 2014
Mix, Match and Build 2014
Thomas' Birthday Surprise Set 2014 Based on Thomas’ Birthday Surprise
Percy and the Little Goat Set 2014 Based on Percy and the Little Goat
James Sorts It Out Set 2014 Based on James Sorts It Out
Logan and the Big Blue Engines Set 2014 Based on Logan and the Big Blue Engines
Create-A-Set 2014
Up and Around Mountain Set 2014
Thomas' Christmas Wonderland Set 2014
Reg and Percy at the Scrapyard 2014
Celebration on Sodor set 2015 Released for Thomas and Friends’ 70th anniversary
Volcano Park Deluxe set 2015
Pirate Cove Discovery set 2015
Musical Melody Tracks set 2015
Sam and the Great Bell Set 2015 Based on Sam and the Great Bell
Summer Day Beach Play Set 2016
Speedy Surprise Drop Set 2016
Leap and Splash Dolphin Rescue Set 2016
Race Day Relay Set 2016 Released in celebration of The Great Race
Dustin Comes in First Set 2016 Based on Dustin Comes in First
Working Hard Steamies and Diesels Set 2016
Santa's Workshop Express 2016
Super Station Set 2017

Early Engineers

The Early Engineers brand was a compatible extension of the Wooden Railway range. The engines were larger, blockier and had fewer wheels. The range has been discontinued.

Engines

Sets

  • Busy Day on Sodor
  • Roundabout Station
  • Rock and Roll Quarry
  • Deluxe Sodor Set

Accessories

1993

  • Set of 5 Signs
  • Set of 5 Trees
  • Set of 2 Trees, 2 Houses, & 2 Signs
  • Seasonal Trees Set #1
  • Seasonal Trees Set #2
  • Family of Four
  • Set of 4 Workmen
  • Sir Topham Hatt, 1 Workman, 2 Engineers
  • Cross Track and 2 Warning Signs
  • 2 Bumpers and 2 Signs
  • A Cow on the Line pack
  • Thomas Comes to Breakfast set

1995

  • Set of 3 Buildings

1996

  • Set of 4 Signals

1997

  • Sir Topham Hatt and Lady Hatt

1998

  • Thomas and Bertie
  • The Sad Story of Henry

1999

  • Combination Tree Pack

2000

  • Sawmill Log Pack

2003

  • Combo Accessory Pack Set of 8

2004

  • Sodor Blocks - Bridges and Tunnels Set
  • Sodor Blocks - Buildings and Destinations Set
  • Paint and Play Thomas
  • Paint and Play Depot

2014

  • Slot and Build
  • Accessory Bundle Pack
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Really Useful Story Stand
  • Countdown to Christmas Calendar

Play Accessories

1996

  • Carry Bag
  • Thomas Felt Playmat
  • Island of Sodor Felt Playmat
  • Cloth Playmat with Quarry
  • Cloth Playmat with Pond
  • Playboard
  • Playtable

1999

  • Thomas Wooden Toy Box

2000

  • Island of Sodor Playtable
  • Island Adventure Playboard
  • Thomas Desk and Chair 
  • Thomas Toy Locker 
  • Thomas Storage Bench 
  • Clothes Rack 

2002

  • Felt Playmat
  • Large Felt Playmat
  • Island Adventure Cloth Playmat
  • All Around Sodor 2-Sided Playboard

2003

  • Fun Around Sodor Train Playmat 
  • Under the Bed Trundle Playtable 

2005

  • Sights and Sounds Interactive Playmat
  • Thomas Playtable Package
  • Under the Table Storage Drawer

2007

  • Thomas Engine Caddy

2009

  • 2-in-1 Grow with Me Playboard

2010

  • Carry Case Playmat

2013

  • Railway Adventure Playboard

2014

  • Three-Bin Storage Engine 
  • Store and Play Wooden Carry Case
  • Hang-and-Store Engine Depot

Yearbooks

From the introduction of the Wooden Railway system, Learning Curve, TOMY and Mattel have made yearbooks to feature their items. The items would be shown with standard "mugshots" for engines and cars, while sets would be shown assembled. The cover would also feature the new items on it with Thomas usually being in the foreground.

Trivia

  • At 25 years, Wooden Railway was the longest-running and most popular Thomas & Friends merchandise line (with ERTL being the second longest-running at 20 years).
  • Some items were bundled with US DVDs and VHS tapes. Some were only available in these bundles, such as the Honey Barrel Car.
  • In Asia, the series was called the Thomas Wooden Rail Series.
  • A modified Battery-Powered James, Annie and Clarabel are seen on a wooden train set in The Doodlebops episode, "All Aboard the Doodle Train".
  • Thomas, Stepney and the Green Fossil Car were seen on a wooden train set in The Big Bang Theory episode, "The Friendship Algorithm".
  • Cranky, the Sodor Engine Wash, and the Water Tower were seen in Parks and Recreation episode, "Donna & Joe".
  • The Roundhouse set and the Playtable are visible in a scene of Marley & Me.
  • Henry, Mavis, Annie and the Troublesome Truck were seen in the end credits of the VHS, Big Trains, Little Trains.
  • The Sodor Bay Bridge was seen in a Fruity Pebbles commercial "Parade".
  • Several wooden engine appeared in a Sesame Street video called "Learning to Wait".
  • The Awdry-style Thomas has a unique set of wheels which have only been used on said model. The model also has a face, which the Rev W. Awdry's Thomas model lacked.
  • One of Harvey's prototype models showed his magnet attached to a string.
  • Jack Frost Percy, Stephen, Scruff, Porter, flashback/rusty Victor, Philip, the light and sound engines and the battery operated engines are the only models with buffers (painted on).
  • Hugo is the final new character introduced in the Wooden Railway line.
  • Some models share the same base.
    • Ryan's model has the same base as Thomas'.
    • The Knapford Express Coach model has the same base as BoCo's.
    • The Diesel's model has the same base as D199's.
    • The NW Brake-van's model has the same base as Henrietta's.
  • In 2007, several Wooden Railway products were recalled by RC2 Corp due to traces of lead in the paint, which posed a poisoning hazard. About 1.5 million products were recalled, although no cases of children being affected were reported. The recalled products included:
    • James
    • Lights & Sounds James
    • James with Team Colours
    • Skarloey
    • Old Slow Coach
    • The Fire Engines
    • Red Musical Caboose
    • Red Sodor Line Caboose
    • Red Coal Car labelled "2006 Day Out With Thomas" on the Side
    • Red Baggage Car
    • Red Holiday Caboose
    • "Sodor Mail" Car
    • Fire Brigade Truck
    • Fire Brigade Train
    • Deluxe Sodor Fire Station
    • Red Coal Car
    • Yellow Box Car
    • Red Stop Sign
    • Yellow Railroad Crossing Sign
    • Yellow "Sodor Cargo Company" Cargo Piece
    • Smelting Yard
    • Ice Cream Factory
    • Toad
    • A green Maple tree
    • A signal base
    • The cargo car from The Brendam Fishing Dock
    • The Cargo Piece from Deluxe Cranky.
      • The Lead Paint Crisis also involved the cancellation of the Holiday Station.
  • Many characters' prototypes used faces from other characters' models:
    • The prototype for Skarloey used Percy's face.
    • The original Bill and Ben prototypes used James' face.
    • The prototypes of Stepney, Oliver and Ryan used Thomas' face.
    • Oliver's (the excavator) prototype had Salty's face.
    • The first prototype of Rusty used Mavis' face. A later prototype used Toby's face.
    • The first Peter Sam prototype used Edward's face.
    • An early prototype of S.C Ruffey used BoCo's face with faded eyebrows.
  • Some models have/had wheel inaccuracies:
    • The earliest model of Thomas as seen in the 22 Piece Starter Set can be seen with red wheels.
    • Toby has four wheels instead of six.
    • Mavis' 1993 model had four wheels instead of six.
    • One of Salty's prototypes was longer and had eight wheels instead of six.
    • The 2001-2004 Rheneas model had white wheels.
    • Trevor's original model's wheels are black instead of orange.
    • Oliver's original model had black wheels instead of green.
    • Harvey and Ashima have black wheels.
    • Luke and Stafford's prototypes have six wheels. Also, one of Luke's prototypes had green wheels instead of black.
    • Kevin's original 2009 model had red wheels instead of yellow. The prototype for his 2009 model was also colored green.
    • Hugo is depicted with eight wheels instead of four.
    • While Whiff's model has the correct amount of wheels, this results in him being longer than engines who should be the same size as him.
    • Belle's late 2013 model had completely blue wheels despite it having blue with the red centre.
    • Millie's model is smaller than the other narrow gauge engines produced by the line.
  • Flying Scotsman's reintroduced model features the British Railways logo with "Mainland Railways" printed in place of the British Railways text.
  • Flying Scotsman's reintroduced model's box features the tenders and text in the wrong positions.
  • Connor's prototype was Spencer's model repainted.
  • Rheneas' models from 1997 to 2004 had an inaccurate carmine livery.
  • The name underneath Duke's tender reads "Duke's Coal Car" instead of "Duke's Tender".
  • Catherine's model is actually based on illustrations of the Truck, with the tool van section treated as a separate carriage and labelled with Catherine's name.
  • Sidney's hazard stripes are on his front buffer beam instead of under his face.
  • Bertram's original model depicts him in his proposed tank engine form, with a completely new design. In his TV series appearance, he uses Duke's model with Smudger's face. When he was reintroduced in 2016, he was given a tender, but retained his bunker.
  • Hank's model does not have a front coupler like other Wooden Railway engines and his television series appearance. Interestingly, Connor and Caitlin's wooden models have front couplers, while their front couplers are concealed in the TV series.
  • Duck's original model had no funnel and his reintroduced model's prototype had a green one. His production model, however, has the correct black one.
  • Rosie's models never included her lipstick or blush until her Battery Powered model in 2011.
  • The first editions of Bill, Ben and Toby used stickers for detailing.
  • A total of fifteen characters exclusively from the Railway Series have been released in the Wooden Railway range. However, before Mike was introduced to the television series, a total of sixteen characters were released.
  • Harvey's model's cab is oddly short to accommodate his hook. He is also brown instead of maroon red and does not have a boiler.
  • Fergus' reintroduced model has entirely white wheels despite his original model having the correct red wheels with a white rim.
  • Flashback Victor's saddle tank around his smoke box is entirely black, when only the front area around his face should be.
  • Thomas and Peter Sam were seen in Australia's Funniest Home Videos.
  • Green Salty's prototype's running board and warning stripes were purple.
  • The reintroduced models of Bill and Ben comprises of Bill in yellow and Ben in blue, even though in the episode with which this release coincides, Bill was the first of the two to be repainted blue and Ben was only repainted blue while Bill was also blue.
  • Lady's 2014 model has a black roof instead of a purple one. All her other models, except for her battery-powered model, have the correct purple roof.
  • The prototype for the original version of Sir Topham Hatt's car had it green with the windows blacked out.
  • Sir Topham Hatt's model was seen in a sketch in The Footy Show.
  • James' 2002 Battery Powered prototype had the correct black wheels while his real model has grey ones.
  • Toad's 1998 model had the wrong magnet polarity, thus facing forwards instead of backwards.
  • All models of James before 2001 had red domes instead of brass domes.
  • Rex and Jock are the only Arlesdale engines to not receive models.
  • Oliver appears in the Boulder Mountain Set despite not being featured in the episode it was based on: Rusty and the Boulder.
  • A Wooden Railway/Take Along carrying case appeared in a scene of the Series 5 The Dumping Ground episode, The Phantom of Ashdene Ridge.
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