A Close Shave For Duck and Other Thomas Stories is an fan-fiction US VHS/DVD release featuring three Season 1 episodes and two Season 2 episodes narrated by Ringo Starr and two Season 3 episodes narrated by George Carlin.


  1. A Close Shave For Duck (Ringo Starr)
  2. The Runaway (Ringo Starr)
  3. Thomas, Percy and The Mail Train (George Carlin)
  4. A Proud Day For James (Ringo Starr)
  5. Donald's Duck (George Carlin)
  6. Toby The Tram Engine (Ringo Starr)
  7. Thomas Breaks The Rules (Ringo Starr)


  • Narrated by Ringo Starr and George Carlin.
  • Release Date: November 26, 1994.
  • The Season 3 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) Trouble In The Shed and other stroies outro are used together.
  • Distributed by Strand Home Video.
  • The "NEXT STORY COMING UP SOON!" logo is taken from the "Thomas' Christmas Party" 1994 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas' Christmas Party" 1994 VHS.


  • In the closing titles, a "Thomas Breaks The Rules" still picture is used.

DVD Artwork

Front Cover

  • Duck from "A Close Shave For Duck"

Back Cover

  • Thomas and Percy from "Thomas, Percy and The Mail Train"

Opening Previews

  • Strand Home Video FBI Warning
  • Strand Home Video logo
  • Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  • Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends intro

Closing Previews

  • Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends Outro
  • Strand Home Video logo

Opening Credits

  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV W. AWDRY
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

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