Sunday, 14 December 2014

Studio-Related Props

We are delighted to once again further our collection with a selection of items that would have belonged to crew members of the studio.

Our first arrival is a set of no less than TEN storyboards from series seven.
Original artworks would have been scanned after completion and distributed amongst the whole creative department so that the shots that were planned could be replicated visually. Sadly, almost all of this original artwork is binned. The storyboards we possess are not originals, but copies that would have belonged to one of the crew. They are, however, very detailed and interesting pieces.

Next, we have two items that were gifts to the crew after production ceased on series six in 2002.
The body warmer is a particularly interesting piece, being embroidered with the images of Thomas himself and Jack the front loader - one of series six's newcomers.

Additionally, we also have a "Gullane" yo-yo, that accompanied the body warmer. Decorated with a classic Thomas image on one side, and the series logo on the other, the yo-yo was presented in a very special Gullane casing to protect the item.

We expect these items to be our last acquisitions for 2014.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


To celebrate reaching 100 Facebook likes, we're running a special competition, where one lucky person can win a special series seven-related prize - your own copy of TWO series seven storyboards!

We'd like to know what your favourite episode from series seven is, and why it's your favourite. Tell us before 11:59PM (GMT) on Monday January 12 2015 to be in with a chance of being our winner!


  • Strictly ONE Entry per person. Entries made through our Facebook page ( must be posted to our wall and set to public. Twitter ( must include #SodorPropsComp. Entries must be received by 11:59PM (GMT) on Sunday January 12 2015. Multiple entries WILL be disqualified.
  • Strictly ONE episode to be nominated per entry. There is no character limit - be as detailed as you want in your explanation, but be convincing.
  • Competition is open to all followers of Sodor Props on Facebook and Twitter, from any country. You MUST follow at least one of these pages to hold a valid entry.
  • The winner will be selected at random from all valid entries, and the winner notified by January 31 2015. Delivery time and method of the prize will vary dependant on geographical location.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Latest Acquisitions

We are delighted to extend our collection (again!) with some further miniatures used in the television show. The figures include a dock worker with apron (below left) and a member of railway staff (below right.) Both of these are made from solid lead, with poseable arms and heads.