Monday, January 11, 2016

The Thomas The Tank Engine Story

As stated in some of my previous posts, my Thomas The Tank Engine Animation was intended to be my final animation, but the time I had to work on it was very slim. I made it to around halfway before time ran out. I have also said in my Collection Of Animations post that anyone willing to complete the animation can do so.


Thomas is a Tank Engine. He has 6 small wheels, a short stumpy funnel, a short stumpy boiler and a short stumpy dome. He used to always bring in and take away coaches for the big engines, until he was allowed to take a train full of freight.

But Thomas nearly had an accident, and to learn more about trucks, he had to shunt them in the yard. In the yard were two strange things his driver called cranes. It was called the Breakdown Train, which is used to lift heavy things, like engines and cranes. One day, a new engine came rushing through the yard, much too fast. The engine's name was James, and he had a 5 on his tender. "They're pushing me!" James shouted. Soon James was out of sight.

"The Breakdown Train! Quickly! A workman shouted. Thomas was coupled up, and off they went. They soon reached James' crash site. James was off the rails. Thomas took the unhurt trucks away. Once that was done, the Breakdown Train lifted James back on the rails. He tried to move, but he couldn't. So Thomas helped him home.

The owner of the railway, Sir Topham Hatt was waiting for them. "Well Thomas," he said, "I heard about everything. James shall have a red coat of paint, and you can have a branchline all to yourself."

Now Thomas is as happy as can be. He puffs down the line with his two faithful coaches, Annie and Clarabel. He is never lonely, too. Edward and Henry stop often to tell him the news. Gordon is always in a hurry, but he never forgets to whistle to Thomas. And Thomas always whistles in return.


And that is it! I hope someone will be able to complete this animation.


  1. Hi Iisa,

    I just read your blog to my son, Aronui, and he loved it! He is a HUGE Thomas fan. He actually has Thomas wall stickers in his bedroom and a number of replica trains in the lounge. It's nice to see that you are using your great imagination to come up with animations and to type out stories. It's going to help you a lot when you start back at school because you've been practicing your important reading and writing skills over the break.

    Well done! Keep up the work (and consider joining the Summer Learning Journey programme if you have any time or interest).



  2. very cool! canada says tbey love it