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General Discussion

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Home to discussion of all 'Thomas' topics that don't belong in other sections. Here you'll find threads ranging from 'Thomas in the News' and 'Thomas References' to 'Thomas Dreams' and 'Alternate Perceptions'. SiF's catch-all thread 'POSTOPIA' can also be found here, where community members can discuss and ask questions about just about anything Thomas-related.

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110 15,248 Thomas in the News
by eveningstarr
Oct 22, 2021 16:01:46 GMT
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With around 24 series, a feature film, 16 feature length specials, songs, a spin-off series and online content there's plenty for SiF community members to discuss about the realm of the Thomas & Friends television series!

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Sub-board: Series & Special Discussion Archive

191 51,846 Who should be the voices of the characters?
by Rusty Red Scrap Iron
Oct 24, 2021 16:13:57 GMT
No New Posts The Railway Series

Home to discussion about the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, Christopher Awdry and their classic works which went on to inspire the hit television show. Look here for threads on the Railway Series volumes, 'The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways', 'The Thomas the Tank Engine Man', 'Sodor: Reading Between the Lines' and more!

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106 12,107 The Mid Sodor Railway
by 87546productions
Oct 25, 2021 0:31:08 GMT
No New Posts Video & DVD Discussion

Home to discussion about upcoming releases or even your current favourite videos and DVDs from the Thomas & Friends television series!

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26 2,639 General Video/DVD discussion
by Nicholas
Oct 22, 2021 10:03:43 GMT
No New Posts Merchandise Discussion

Home to discussion about all areas of Thomas & Friends merchandise including books, games and toys, both past and present. Look here for discussion ranging from Thomas magazines to the My Story Library and from ERTL to Take 'n' Play!

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86 10,922 Tomy/Trackmaster Thomas Discussion
by MrMilkDuctor
Oct 22, 2021 13:00:56 GMT

SiFan Fiction

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Here you can post your own Thomas-related fan works for other SiF community members to read, from your own stories to bios for original characters!

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159 6,112 Single Story and Episode Ideas
by fobhew22
Oct 20, 2021 22:34:37 GMT
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Home to anything fan-related that doesn't belong anywhere else on the forum! Come here for fan-art, feature length stories, special presentations and more besides!

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162 4,888 Tales from the Other Railway: Series 6
by thegoodmudkip
Oct 21, 2021 22:00:37 GMT
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Post your own Railway Series style books and stories here. No need to keep continuity with others and no need for approval from Evaluators - here, your own creativity can run freely!

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306 2,177 The Sudrian Railway Series
by RichardSudrian
Oct 20, 2021 11:57:04 GMT
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For any fiction that's not Thomas related, whether it be a railway related series or an original piece of thinking - get it in here!

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Sub-board: Independent Works Reference

215 2,633 The Miniature Railway Adventures
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Jul 22, 2021 0:11:22 GMT

Media and Art

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Sodor Island Forums inspired the redubs, and from there sprang audios and other multimedia projects - see the latest ones here!

Now an everlasting memorial to the great director - David Mitton.

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220 15,765 Alan B.'s Audio Narrations
by Alan B'Stard
Oct 25, 2021 20:49:57 GMT
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Here you can display your original artwork, edited images, sprites, signature pictures and other creations to do with Thomas or otherwise.

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70 8,613 Thomas Fan Art Gallery
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Oct 25, 2021 14:54:35 GMT

Real and Model Railway Discussion

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Big Railways, little Railways, continental Railways, even RailROADS! Discuss them and real locomotives here!

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249 8,242 General Railway News and Discussion
by Stanier5mt
Oct 16, 2021 2:04:52 GMT
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Interested in model railways and what goes on with them? Why not take a look in here and see what our members have to say about the latest goings on in the Model Railway world!

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276 17,652 Thomas Bachmann Models
by eveningstarr
Oct 23, 2021 16:49:33 GMT
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Home to SiF's discussion of Virtual Railway Simulators such as Auran's Trainz Railroad Simulator, Microsoft Train Simulator, Dovetail Games's Train Simulator, ROBLOX and various others compatible with the incredible Thomas-related content currently available from multiple 3D modelling workshops and modellers.

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32 1,047 TRAINZ Thomas content history (and lost downloads)
by perky
Oct 25, 2021 5:35:27 GMT

Open Discussion

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Here you can discuss TV shows, books, video games, and even music you happen to enjoy outside of the Thomas world!

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by fifo
Oct 20, 2021 13:50:54 GMT
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Anything not to do with Thomas, post here for the enjoyment of the SiF community!

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MrMilkDuctor: Woah thanks guys for the response for the favorite AEG episode discussion the reason why I asked was trying to watch a full AEG episode so just wanted to know your guys thoughts/opinions :) Oct 21, 2021 14:04:39 GMT *
RichardSudrian: So, yesterday I posted my first set of stories for my series. Instead of a standalone story like the rest, this time around I did a four-story volume. You can see it here: sodorislandforums.com/thread/8687/tsrs-volume-tales-tiny-engine Oct 21, 2021 15:20:25 GMT
Inkwright: First day writing the Mavian Scandal film! :D Oct 21, 2021 18:49:30 GMT *
Inkwright: Oh, boy, here's a question for you all...Favorite (or cutest) female character in Thomas? Definitely Rosie for me. Oct 22, 2021 16:50:41 GMT *
WaltWiz1901: My favourite female characters are Daisy, Mavis, Emily, and Marion. Oct 23, 2021 4:29:01 GMT
The Thomas Cynic: Mine's Mavis - she has a subtle but great character arc right from Season 3 to Season 18. Oct 23, 2021 5:31:46 GMT
GeebMachine: For me, my favorite female character would have to be Ashima. Not only does she elicit a certain beauty, but she is very friendly and supportive. IMO, she's pure. Oct 23, 2021 5:38:35 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Mine Is Lady her paint job looks really nice she didn’t really have many appearances but she looked cute . Oct 23, 2021 7:56:40 GMT
Nicholas: There's a lot of focus on female characters being 'cute' or beautiful going hand in hand with how good a character they are. Curious perceptions of what validates popularity and favourability for females, to me! There are many other traits to appreciate. Oct 23, 2021 13:46:21 GMT *
Inkwright: If only Lady had appeared more! Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Ashima is something just pure. Oct 23, 2021 14:27:50 GMT
The Thomas Cynic: Absolutely agreed, Nicholas. People get mad at writers (I'm mostly talking outside of Thomas here lol) when they make girls too stereotypically feminine, and they also get mad when they try and make them a stereotypically "strong" female character. Oct 23, 2021 19:37:06 GMT
whosgeoffrey: I think that there's a general feeling in TV and film writing today that it one writes a female character (or a character in any other minority) that is intended to have major character flaws or is supposed to be disliked, then the audience is sexist — 1/2 Oct 25, 2021 15:23:51 GMT
whosgeoffrey: — or racist or homophobic or bigoted in some other way for disliking said character. I think Thomas and BWBA especially are extreme examples of this — the writers didn't want to write harmful characters but swung so violently in the other direction — 2/? Oct 25, 2021 15:26:59 GMT
whosgeoffrey: — that the female characters are flat and uninteresting. Personally I am of the opinion that representation of oppressed minorities on TV can not be truly authentic unless said minorities can be any sort of character: hero or villain or neither. Oct 25, 2021 15:29:01 GMT
OJ: Rebecca had a goof law to begin with but it felt like it got suddenly taken away. Daisy has always been an entertaining character and so has Marion. Oct 25, 2021 18:04:43 GMT
Inkwright: The first Thomas episode I ever saw in my life will be 30 years old on Friday...Man, do I love Trust Thomas Oct 25, 2021 18:19:23 GMT
wildnorwester: The series really has been going for a while, hasn't it? Oct 25, 2021 19:38:07 GMT
Inkwright: Yes indeed. I'm glad this series is living in my heart stronger than ever this year, and Trust Thomas is a contributing factor to that. :'( :) Oct 25, 2021 19:40:46 GMT
Madness: A goof law? What do you mean by that ? Oct 26, 2021 0:09:27 GMT
Inkwright: I bet he means that she started with a typical clumsy trope. Oct 26, 2021 0:50:39 GMT