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Home to discussion of all 'Thomas' topics that don't belong in other sections. Here you'll find threads ranging from 'Thomas in the News' and 'Thomas References' to 'Thomas Dreams' and 'Alternate Perceptions'. SiF's catch-all thread 'POSTOPIA' can also be found here, where community members can discuss and ask questions about just about anything Thomas-related.

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111 15,238 The REAL STORY
by eveningstarr
Sept 23, 2021 20:20:44 GMT
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With around 24 series, a feature film, 16 feature length specials, songs, a spin-off series and online content there's plenty for SiF community members to discuss about the realm of the Thomas & Friends television series!

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191 51,775 Thomas and Friends: All Engines Go!
by gambo1946
Sept 24, 2021 7:11:44 GMT
No New Posts The Railway Series - 2 Viewing

Home to discussion about the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, Christopher Awdry and their classic works which went on to inspire the hit television show. Look here for threads on the Railway Series volumes, 'The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways', 'The Thomas the Tank Engine Man', 'Sodor: Reading Between the Lines' and more!

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105 12,077 RWS technical issues, topography and liveries
by tgcf2015
Sept 18, 2021 12:17:18 GMT
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Home to discussion about upcoming releases or even your current favourite videos and DVDs from the Thomas & Friends television series!

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26 2,632 Prediction For AEG DVD
by whosgeoffrey
Sept 18, 2021 15:07:46 GMT
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Home to discussion about all areas of Thomas & Friends merchandise including books, games and toys, both past and present. Look here for discussion ranging from Thomas magazines to the My Story Library and from ERTL to Take 'n' Play!

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86 10,915 Tomy/Trackmaster Thomas Discussion
by emeraldguy711
Sept 20, 2021 20:43:06 GMT

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Here you can post your own Thomas-related fan works for other SiF community members to read, from your own stories to bios for original characters!

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159 6,101 Create-a-Character!
by Midlothian
Sept 22, 2021 3:55:24 GMT
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Home to anything fan-related that doesn't belong anywhere else on the forum! Come here for fan-art, feature length stories, special presentations and more besides!

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163 4,888 Fun with Thomas The Tank Engine (Old PC game)
by emeraldguy711
Sept 23, 2021 3:12:13 GMT
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Post your own Railway Series style books and stories here. No need to keep continuity with others and no need for approval from Evaluators - here, your own creativity can run freely!

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304 2,164 The Sudrian Railway Series
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Sept 16, 2021 11:36:55 GMT
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For any fiction that's not Thomas related, whether it be a railway related series or an original piece of thinking - get it in here!

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215 2,633 The Miniature Railway Adventures
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Jul 22, 2021 0:11:22 GMT

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Sodor Island Forums inspired the redubs, and from there sprang audios and other multimedia projects - see the latest ones here!

Now an everlasting memorial to the great director - David Mitton.

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by inkwright
Sept 22, 2021 20:35:33 GMT
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Here you can display your original artwork, edited images, sprites, signature pictures and other creations to do with Thomas or otherwise.

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Sept 9, 2021 9:50:08 GMT

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Big Railways, little Railways, continental Railways, even RailROADS! Discuss them and real locomotives here!

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249 8,238 General Railway News and Discussion
by heimchen
Sept 24, 2021 3:24:29 GMT
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Interested in model railways and what goes on with them? Why not take a look in here and see what our members have to say about the latest goings on in the Model Railway world!

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274 17,630 Morris' Workbench - Sporadic Updates
by Thomas - flyingtardis
Sept 23, 2021 1:57:24 GMT
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Home to SiF's discussion of Virtual Railway Simulators such as Auran's Trainz Railroad Simulator, Microsoft Train Simulator, Dovetail Games's Train Simulator, ROBLOX and various others compatible with the incredible Thomas-related content currently available from multiple 3D modelling workshops and modellers.

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by harperman
Sept 7, 2021 6:03:41 GMT

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Here you can discuss TV shows, books, video games, and even music you happen to enjoy outside of the Thomas world!

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Sept 21, 2021 5:00:41 GMT
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Two Red Engines: Me, I was born in '96. I didn't really see the episodes when they were first broadcast (Dad's job took us overseas), but I had several VHS tapes from S1-8 - including the AUS releases of Thomas & Gordon, Percy & Harold, Trust Thomas,... Sept 21, 2021 23:22:57 GMT
Two Red Engines: Story & Song Collection, and Thomas & The Special Letter! Sept 21, 2021 23:23:27 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: The hit era is actually decent compare to what we have now also the merchandise was just incredible Sept 21, 2021 23:33:57 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Two red engines i had only Like 5 DVD’s when I was young sadly I lost 3 of them hopefully you kept all of your VHS tapes :) Sept 21, 2021 23:37:21 GMT
Two Red Engines: Thanks! I think I managed to keep most of them (mainly the individual S1-4 releases, as well as my Series 5 box set), as well as two DVDs, an S1-5 compilation ('Truck Loads of Fun') and a Series 6 release, ('The Chocolate Crunch')... Sept 21, 2021 23:41:07 GMT
Two Red Engines: ...but some were lost to time, and others (mainly the S8 releases!) were just simply given away. Still have about 5 VHS releases (6 if you count the fact that my S5 box set came with two tapes) and those two DVDs, though, so not too bad in my opinion. Sept 21, 2021 23:42:55 GMT
Two Red Engines: Say, anyone still got copies of their Railway Series books? Me, I've still got my 1997 edition of 'The Complete Collection' (the Gawdry version!), as well as RWS volumes 31, 32 and 40 (along with some stories from RWS 28 and 30 from the TTTE Book Club). Sept 21, 2021 23:45:44 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Solid collection right there!
Sept 22, 2021 0:05:56 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: I have the complete first series of the classic collection DVD from 2003 the one that has a menu option,I might post that later and a another one from the hit era a steam team DVD these are the only ones I still have . Sept 22, 2021 0:06:33 GMT
DmayExpress: www.facebook.com/229720150395800/posts/4697147986986305/ Sept 22, 2021 9:02:28 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: OH MY GOD Sept 22, 2021 10:14:20 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Does that mean? Sept 22, 2021 10:14:37 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Classic Thomas is gonna come back? Sept 22, 2021 10:15:53 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Or did I just read that in a wrong way Sept 22, 2021 10:19:38 GMT
whosgeoffrey: I'm personally inclined to think of it as just another one of Allcroft's very heart-warming messages to the adult fanbase. If she is doing something new with Thomas, I doubt it'll be new episodes, though — maybe the biography she mentioned some time ago? Sept 22, 2021 12:36:14 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Yeah that could be true Sept 22, 2021 13:17:21 GMT
Ryan: Britt doesn't have rights or involvement with the brand at the moment - so unless there's something in the pipeline, it's unlikely Sept 22, 2021 15:56:22 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: yup Sept 22, 2021 16:15:02 GMT
inkwright: Though if I were to make the Thomas movie I want to make when I'm older, Britt would definitely be involved. Sept 23, 2021 18:41:23 GMT
Ian: Another Friday, another new read in the ERS. Part one of ERSN#14 is now in the novels library! I hope you enjoy it :) Sept 24, 2021 8:35:32 GMT