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There are other reputable Thomas the Tank Engine sites out there.  Here's some of the best we know of!

Notable Thomas Sites

Thomas and Friends Official Site
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The Official Website run by HIT Entertainment, which boasts two main sites, one of which serves the United Kingdom and the other for the United States.  Both sites have character profiles, information on the latest Thomas releases on both sides of the Atlantic as well as fun games and puzzles for young children to enjoy.

The Real Lives of Thomas The Tank Engine
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The Real Lives of Thomas the Tank Engine focusses primarily upon the content of the Awdry Railway Series.  The site is particularly useful for people interested in the original books and the stories behind the stories, with exclusive information such as Maps, information on the locomotives and their origins, as well as discontinued merchandise from the Railway Series heyday.

Puff Puff Thomas (Japanese Fansite)
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Puff Puff Thomas! Fansite is a Japanese site, which SiF has affiliated with, and given permission to use our interviews.  This site is particularly useful if you're interested in the Japanese fandom and their take on Thomas.

Sodor Island 3D
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If you're interested in using or developing Trainz Content, Sodor Island 3D have headed up the best way possible of bringing Thomas Trainz content to the masses.  Creating truly authentic and incredibly faithful models and settings based on the TV Series and Railway Series, their efforts are making a very big impact at the moment.

The Thomas The Tank Engine Wikia
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A Really Useful Resource Encyclopedia, run by fans of Thomas & Friends.  The Wikia covers a lot of obscure areas that SiFansite and other sites don't, such as the Thomas & Friends magazine characters and stories, and allows for interesting trivia on some of their episode guide and character pages.

Roll Along Blog
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Roll Along Blog keeps Thomas fans up to date with all the breaking news on Thomas and Friends, with DVDs, episode broadcasts, books, merchandise and general news.  Featuring updates, reviews and other items, Roll Along Blog is updated regularly and is well worth a look.

Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc.
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The official site of the Canadian Animation Studio charged with the responsibility of bringing Thomas and his friends to life through the most stunning CGI animation.  Helmed by husband and wife team, Greg Tiernan and Nicole Stinn, here you can see what other projects that Nitrogen have worked on, what they're capable of and even see how they animate Thomas in full CGI.

The Awdry Family Site

A small mini-site dedicated to the work of the Rev. W. Awdry and his son Christopher, run by the Awdry family and celebrating their contribution to the world of Thomas The Tank Engine and the Island of Sodor.

Online Retailers


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From the people who ran Trains On Time comes 'The Diesel Works' an online store selling Thomas & Friends Bachmann models to the UK market.  With great prices, deals and reasonable postage prices - it's highly recommended for those seeking model railway items!

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Peep Peep Thomas stock a great deal of Learning Curve Wooden Railway Trains, Take Along Thomas models, Hornby and other Thomas products all at very reasonable prices, this is a brilliant place for both collectors, fans and people generally looking for a Thomas related products for a loved one, with Free P&P for Orders Over 20.00 and just 1.99 for orders below that.  There is also a special promotion through Sodor Island, more details can be found on the front page of the site.

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For those wishing to buy items in the United States, Thomas's Trackside Station has been around for several years as a liscenced Thomas and Friends retailer, specialising in a large range of products from DVDs, videos, toys and games to backpacks and towels!

Other Friends of SiF

Permanent Way Modelling Forum
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The Permanent Way Forum specialises in all forms of railway modelling, and is looked after by three credible modellers in their own right.  The forum is affliated to SiF and we welcome modellers of all sorts - narrow gauge, standard, mountain, n gauge, O gauge...and so on!  The staff have set up workbenches for new members, media and film entertainment threads, and several modelling competitions for modellers to get stuck into!

Juniper Junction

Juniper Junction is a stop-motion animation created by two friends, Peter and Paul, telling the story of a Station Master who was nearly outdone by a King, a mouse and a clock.  Set in the early 20th century in a quaint English Railway Station, Juniper Junction is a beautifully created production which appeal to fans of animation, railway enthusiasts and children alike.

ToonHound

If you have an interest in UK based animations or children's programming, then ToonHound is definitely worth a look at.  Throughout is an index of over 500+ shows, each with a fascinating insight which will reawaken happy childhood memories and set you off on a search to find old VHS tapes or see if these shows have been brought out on DVD!

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Thomas in the name of God has been set up by Robyn Miller, former owner of The Thomas Shop in South Australia.  Following a legal battle with the rights owners, Robyn has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and is now hoping her writings will allow some healing for herself and help toward the Awdry Family's cause for involvement in the role of Thomas the Tank Engine as a whole.  As mentioned in the Sodor Island News page, any support to Robyn's cause will be highly appreciated and welcomed.

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Railway Children provides help to street children who can be found living in squallor and at risk of being exploited across the entire world. Many of these children live in and around railway stations - hence the name of the charity headed by former Series 5 Railway Consultant David Maidment.
Make a difference that will last a lifetime for a homeless child. Visit the Railway Children  website and pledge your financial support today.