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Fact File
Name Thomas and Friends
Layout Size 12ft x 12ft
Gauge OO
Station Type Country Station
Operating Company N/A
Period N/A
Area Sodor Island
Buildings Hornby
Stock Ready To Run
Baseboard Construction Flat
Track Hornby & Peco

Thomas and his friends were given to the public in 1945 when the first book written by the Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry, was published. The stories were originally written in verse for his son, Christopher Awdry, when he had measles at the age of two. The books were published three years later and were a hit with children, eventually going on to have a total of 41 series. Thirty nine years later 'Thomas & Friends' appeared on the television, closely following the original stories written by Rev. W.V. Awdry, the series became a success and is still running to this day, surely a testament to Reverend Awdry

The Layout
The layout is not specifically based on Sodor Island but has a lot of the features incorporated into it, such as the iconic windmill and 'Gordon's Bank'. The layout is push button operated but can be manually operated. Many of the characters from the series can be found on the layout including Thomas, Percy, Harold the hellicopter and the troublesome trucks.

Gordon in the station