Special Ideas is a fan-fiction thing to make Thomas & Friends specials and direct-to-video series.

Tank Engine Stories


  • Duck Helps Diesel: Duck must rescue Diesel.
  • Thomas, Percy & The Broken Bridge: Thomas rescues Percy from an old bridge.
  • Duck, Thomas & Diesel: Duck and Thomas meet Diesel who call them idiots. Diesel snorts off to get coaches and meets Gordon. But Diesel tumbles off the rails and Duck rescues him. Diesel has been sent away to the other railway and Thomas and Duck work again.
  • Stanley & The Missing Christmas Tree: Stanley is stuck in the snow.
  • A Bad Sight: A stubborn tank engine called Gorden falls off a mountain.
  • Billy Puts His Breaks On: Billy's breaks don't work right while delivering bricks to a bridge.


  • Tank Engines
  • Engine Roll Call


  • Narrated by Pierce Brosnan.

Really Useful Engines


  • Sir Handel & The Old Bridge: Sir Handel warns Peter Sam about a old bridge, but Peter Sam, who ignores the wise engine's warnings, doesn't listen. Peter Sam stops on the bridge and it starts to collasp. Sir Handel races to the rescue and Peter Sam is pulled out of the bridge.
  • Billy & The Haunted Bridge: Billy is afraid of a bridge.
  • I Had An Accident: Percy has an accident with trucks. Thomas rescues him.
  • Duck Helps Rusty: Duck rescues Rusty.
  • Edward & Flora: Edward rescues Flora.
  • Duck Helps Murdoch: Duck rescues Murdoch
  • Thomas Rescues Rheneas: Thomas has to rescue Rheneas from an old bridge.
  • Edward, Diesel & Morgan's Mine: Edward warns Diesel about Morgan's Mine. But Diesel, who ignores the blue engine's warnings, doesn't listen. Diesel goes into Morgan's Mine and is stuck in the mine. Diesel is scared of the dark. He crashes into the flooded tunnel and floats and spins around in curcles. Diesel flies across the ravine and lands on the ground and stops at it. Edward rescues Diesel.


  • Really Useful Engines
  • Engine Roll Call


  • Narrated by Pierce Brosnan.

Diesel Stories


  • Aystack Arry: Arry crashes into a haystack.
  • A Bad Day For Boco: Boco has a bay day.
  • Bear's Bear: Bear meets a bear.
  • Cold Wheels: Mavis has cold wheels.
  • Derek's Day Out: Derek has a day out.
  • Diesel Gets Wet: Diesel gets wet while working with Boco and Bear.
  • Daisy & The Eco!: Daisy meets an diesel rail-car called Livvy.
  • Dennis Works It Out: Dennis ignores Hector's advice.


  • Diesel Engines
  • Engine Roll Call


  • Narrated by Pierce Brosnan.

A Christmas To Remember


Thomas and his friends celebrate christmas. Thomas meets his brother Tom with his two coaches Pongo and Pingo.


  • It's Almost Christmas
  • Get Ready For Christmas
  • Merry Christmas
  • Engine Roll Call


  • Narrated by Pierce Brosnan.

New Characters

  • Tom the Tank Engine
  • Pongo the Brown Coach
  • Pingo the Brown Coach


Steam Team

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald & Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Emily

Other Steam Engines

  • Bill & Ben (Ben non-speaking role)
  • Stepney
  • Lady
  • Harvey
  • Fergus
  • Arthur
  • Murdoch (non-speaking role)
  • Spencer
  • Molly (non-speaking role)
  • Nevile (non-speaking role)
  • Rosie (non-speaking role)
  • Whiff (mentioned)
  • Billy
  • Hank
  • Flora
  • Hiro (cameo)
  • Kevin (non-speaking role)
  • Charlie
  • Tom

Diesel Engines

  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Mavis
  • Arry & Bert (cameo)
  • Salty
  • Dennis
  • Diesel 10

Narrow Gauge Engines

  • Skarloey
  • Sir Handel

Road Characters

  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Trevor (cameo)
  • Bulgy (non-speaking role)
  • George
  • Horrid Lorries
  • Elizabeth
  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Oliver
  • Max & Monty
  • Kelly
  • Ned
  • Isobella
  • Patrick
  • Buster
  • Victor


  • Diesel 11


  • First apperence of Thomas' twin brother Tom and his coaches Pongo and Pingu.
  • A Christmas to Remember features some stock footage from Season 15.

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