Monday, March 10, 2014

Enter the Thomas & Friends Bedroom Makeover Sweepstakes and get a FREE Coupon for the NEW Spills & Thrills DVD

If you would like a free coupon for $2.00 USD off the new Thomas and Friends Spills & Thrills DVD go to and enter the sweepstakes for a free Thomas & Friends bedroom or playroom makeover.

Remember you can still get $2.00 USD off of A Day Out with Thomas HERE!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Toys for Each Thomas and Friends Movie

So let's say you want all of the available Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway toys needed to let your young ones (or yourself) play out the various Thomas and Friends movies on your train table. What would you need?

Did I forget anything? If so, please comment in the comments section of this blog.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Results of our Poll Asking, "Who is Your Favorite Diesel Engine?"

Thank you to everyone who voted! In the end, it was not even close! BoCo (D2) was the most popular diesel engine on the Island of Sodor,a ccording to our poll. He had 23% of the vote with 76 votes from the 325 who participated in this poll.

Second place was pretty dominating as well, with Diesel 10 (D10) receiving 13% of the vote at 45 votes. After this, it was much closer.

Third place was Daisy (D1), with 35 votes for 10%. All other engines had percentages in the single digits. although 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th place were very close to 3rd place. Full rankings are as follows:
  1. BoCo (D2) 23% (76 votes)
  2. Diesel Ten (D10) 13% (45 votes)
  3. Daisy (D1) 10% (35 votes)
  4. Paxton 9% (30 votes)
  5. Diesel 8% (28 votes)
  6. Bear (D3) 7% (25 votes)
  7. Rusty (NG5) 7% (24 votes)
  8. Mavis (FCQ) 5% (18 votes)
  9. Salty (D2991) 4% (16 votes)
  10. Bowler/The Diesel (D261)1% (5 votes)
  11. Derek 1% (4 votes)
  12. Sidney 1% (4 votes)
  13. Spamcan/Old Reliable (D199) 1% (3 votes)
  14. Dennis (D11001) 1% (3 votes)
  15. Norman 1% (3 votes)
  16. 'Arry 1% (3 votes)
  17. Bert 0% (1 vote)
  18. Splatter 0% (1 vote)
  19. Den 0% (1 vote)
  20. Dart 0% (0 votes)
  21. Dodge 0% (0 votes)
Absolutely no love for Dart and Dodge and not much love for their compatriots, Den and Splatter. Surprisingly 'Arry and Bert did not get much love either.

Paxton, one of the newest diesels has obviously found a place in viewers' hearts, as he ranks high up among some of the oldest diesels in BoCo, Daisy, Diesel, and Bear. Unsurprisingly, mainstays of the TV show,m Mavis and Salty ranked high, as did the one narrow gauge engine, Rusty.

While at Days Out With Thomas events, I have noticed that Diesel 10 is a perennial favorite of adults and children alike, so his ranking high did not surprise me, but Bowler, being in the top 10 diesels with Spamcan not far away did surprise me a lot.

Obviously, HIT Entertainment should focus on bringing back the Three Famous Diesels, Daisy (D1), BoCo (D2), and Bear (D3) along with other old favorites instead of constantly introducing new engines.

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Day Out With Thomas Coupon Code!

If you are in the UK, Canada, or the USA, be sure to mark your calendars for a Day Out With Thomas! In America you can use the promo code in THOMASTHRILL and save $2.00 USD per ticket. You can see the schedule and buy tickets and souvenirs online in advance at

Saturday, March 1, 2014


I want to thank the person who, because of being a fan of this blog, bought the following items for my children:

  1. Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway - Thomas And The Stinky Cheese
  2. Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway - Adventures of Thomas
  3. Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway - Spamcan/D-199
  4. Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway - Sodor Bakery Delivery

Here is a picture of my kids excited to receive them. They have been playing with the toys non-stop since we opened them, Thank you again, anonymous fan!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Your Favourite Diesel Engine Poll Ending Soon!

Our popular "Who is your Favorite Diesel Engine?" Poll will close in five days on midnight Greenwich Mean Time at the start of March 3rd, 2014. A very big thank you to all 315 people who have voted so far. But if you have not voted yet, please be sure to vote before 11:59 PM GMT on March 2nd, 2014.

Once the poll ends, we will remove it and post about the results. Your opinion counts at the Steamies vs. Diesels blog!

UPDATE: The poll results have been posted at

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mega Bloks Diesels and Dieselworks

If you want to be a completest with MegaBloks when is comes to Diesels, here's the current sets you'll want to get. Hopefully they will expand the line and we will get more of our favorite Diesels and Destinations soon.

Megabloks Thomas and Friends Day at the Dieselworks with Percy and Diesel 10

Megabloks Thomas and Friends Diesel with Dieselworks Bucket

Megabloks Thomas and Friends Cranky the Crane and Salty

Megabloks Thomas and Friends Busy Day at the Quarry Bucket with Thomas and Mavis

Friday, February 21, 2014

'Arry and Bert Finally Get a Thomas Wooden Railway Ironworks!

Finally, the Thomas Wooden Railway has the Ironworks! As you can see in the image to the left, in 2014 a Lights & Sounds Ironworks will be available for the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway. There is a piece of scrap iron that can go in to a Troublesome Truck, a light-up smelting pot of smelted iron and track This looks like a must-buy piece for Diesel fans who have the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway. The lights and sounds aspect should make it an attention-grabbing piece and give it lots of play value on your Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Table.

Ever since the Smelting Yard with Oliver was recalled as part of the 2007 Chinese Lead Paint Crisis, there has not been anything (outside of the iron smelting part of the Dieselworks set with Diesel 10 and Percy) that could represent the ever-important Ironworks until now.

'Arry and Bert are sold separately, as are Troublesome Trucks, but that should keep this set affordable.

UPDATE: The Lights & Sounds Iron Works is now available from with FREE SHIPPING!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Who is your favorite Diesel Engine? Please vote in our poll!

Thanks to everyone who has already voted in our poll asking your favorite Diesel Engine. Before SiF (Sodor Island Fansite & Forums) added a banner link to the poll, Daisy was leading followed by Diesel 10, Diesel, and Paxton. But after the flow of traffic from SiF, the current leader is BoCo, followed by Daisy, Diesel 10, Diesel, and Rusty. I look forward to see how the leaders change over time. Please let your friends know about the poll, and again, thank you to SiF for the banner link to the poll, which I have posted below:

UPDATE: The results have been posted at

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vote for Diesels!

Please vote for Daisy or Mavis in the SiF pool on Sodor's Female Engines and Workers poll. It is a great poll that should have your support of the Sodor Diesel ladies. Click on the link to go to the poll!

UPDATE: The poll has closed, but the link will go to the results. Thank you all for helping Mavis the Quarry Diesel Engine be #3 and Daisy the Diesel Rail-Car be #2 after the #1 voted female engine, Emily the Emerald Steam Engine!

Monday, January 13, 2014

A Diesel-Centric (Rather than the Current Steamie-Centric) Engine Roll Call

They're 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 then 12,
14, 16 Diesels who all excel,
Orange and green and blue and black
They all oil down the track.
All with different roles to play,
'round the Dieselworks or far away,
Down the hills and round the bends,
Diesel 10 and his friends.

Daisy and Boco are big and green,
Bear and Derek are really keen,
Diesel and Paxton shunt in lines,
Dennis and Norman have fun times,
Den and Dart know their stuff
Sidney and Mavis love to shunt
'Arry and Bert can really work
while Spamcan and Bowler just lurk.