Sodor Island Fansite Updates

Find out about all the new developments on Sodor Island Fansite here!

Date
dd/mm/yy
October 2017
14/10/17

Rosie and Dowager Hatt character profiles updated.

Human Character profile images updated.

The Small Controller and the Fat & Thin Clergymen profiles moved to Human Characters profile page.

Date
dd/mm/yy
September 2017
04/09/17

Shining Time Station Merchandise Page updated with photo of rare original Bend-Ems playset cardboard paper wrapper. 

NEW Fan Projects page added to Shining Time Station section. First contributor "A.C." shows you how to make your own "To All Trains" sign.

Our apologies for the apparent lack of site activity - there actually has been site updates made since the previous date - we've just been too lax to document them here!

Date
dd/mm/yy
January 2017
05/01/17

History of the Other Railway page and Episode 1 added to Tales From The Other Railway Mini-Site

 

New playlist added to Shane the Australian Engine’s profile on Great Railway Show Engines

 

Thank You For Being A Friend and memorial message added to Ben Forster’s Interview Page

Date
dd/mm/yy
November 2016
27/11/16

Episodes 7 to 11 of Thom-Cast added to SiF Productions

 

SidekickJason’s Thomas & Friends Series added to SiF Productions, along with associated projects on SiF Productions Special Stuff

 

TardisRescue’s video playlists updated on SiF Productions

 

Series 19 Episode Guide launched on SiF Thomas Episode Guide

Date
dd/mm/yy
September 2016
13/09/16

Great Railway Show Engines page created and profiles added for all engines for The Great Race

 

Flying Scotsman profile updated incorporating character bio from The Great Race on Visiting Engines page

 

Bradford the Brake Van added to Rolling Stock Profiles

 

Rolling Stock Profile headers replaced / updated with new shinier look

Date
dd/mm/yy
June 2016
14/06/15

Phillip added to the Diesel Engines Profiles page

Date
dd/mm/yy
November 2015
03/11/15

Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure page launched on the Thomas Episode Guide

 

Linn Moedinger Interview on Thomas & The Magic Railroad Mini-Site updated with links to The Roundhouse Podcast Interview


TV Series History updated with 2015 content

Date
dd/mm/yy
October 2015
30/10/15

SiF’s Thomas Episode Guide updated with new links:

Series 3 and Series 5 updated with links to Essay Annex content

Series 17, Series 18 and Tale of the Brave pages updated with Poll Results Blogs

 

SiF Blog Archive updated with various existing blog links

 

SiF Polls and Feedback page updated with Poll Results Blogs

 

Visiting Character Profiles updated with Logan and Sam Profiles – additional links with video, blog and items for purchase

05/10/15

SiF’s interview with Railway Consultant Sam Wilkinson published

Date
dd/mm/yy
September 2015
12/09/15

11/09/15

The Adventure Begins page on Thomas Episode Guide updated with The Adventure Continues Blog and Poll Results Blog

09/09/15

SiF’s Thomas Episode Guide updated with Poll Results Blogs added for Series 9 to 12

Date
dd/mm/yy
August 2015
30/08/15

21/08/15

SiF’s Thomas & Friends Episode Guide page for The Adventure Begins launched

14/08/15

SiF Productions Pages updated for:

* Steam Locos In Profile

* Thom-Cast

* Crossed Lines

Date
dd/mm/yy
July 2015
26/07/15

Date
dd/mm/yy
June 2015
15/06/15

Skarlouie’s Guide To Minis added to Thomas Merchandise Page

13/06/15

Date
dd/mm/yy
April 2015
03/04/24
Part 3 of the TATMR script posted in support of the Restore the Magic Campaign
03/04/15
Part 1 of the TATMR script posted in support of the Restore the Magic Campaign

Date
dd/mm/yy
March 2015
20/03/15

Date
dd/mm/yy
November 2014
29/11/14
Shining Time Station Episode Guides updated with information about the sped-up telephone conversations heard in various episodes (see individual Episode Notes where applicable).

Date
dd/mm/yy
August 2014
30/08/14

Merchandise page's Wooden Railway section updated with pics and additional info courtesy of Callum Walker.

13/08/14
Magic Railroad Revealed (P.T. Boomer) and More Behind the Scenes  (Oleg Savitsky's section) pages updated

Date
dd/mm/yy
July 2014
26/07/14

Other Related Children's Characters ,  Merchandise pages updated (with info thanks to Cal Walker)

Date
dd/mm/yy
May 2014
16/05/14

Other Related Children's Characters page updated with info about Postman Pat (with thanks to Cal Walker)

16/05/14

Percy the Small Engine added to UK Heritage Hub Articles

 

UK Heritage Hub Articles for Oliver / Henrietta, Victoria & Elsie updated with links to SiF’s Amazon aStore

Date
dd/mm/yy
April 2014
30/04/14
  • Merchandise page updated with Manuscript framed collectables.
  • SHINING TIME STATION site updated with new interview with Frank Vitale & Rick Spencer, 25th Anniversary Essay Contest entries, and a new page for the map of the Indiian Valley Railroad Line.
01/04/14
Merchandise page (Bachmann), Railway Series History, Thomas on Audio and DOWT pages updated with info provided by C. Walker (with thanks).

Date
dd/mm/yy
March 2014
01/03/14

Crovan's Gate Works added to UK Heritage Hub articles on SiF

Date
dd/mm/yy
February 2014
24/02/14

Interview with Teresa Gallagher - female Thomas & Friends voiceover

Series 17 Episode Guide fully updated

Series 1 to 7 Poll Results Blogs added to SiF's Thomas & Friends episode guide

09/02/14

Duck the Great Western Engine - UK Heritage Hub article added

03/02/14

The Yard is reinstated on SiF Productions

Date
dd/mm/yy
January 2014
12/01/14

The SiF Blog Archive updated with new content

11/01/14

The Star Dock added to the SiFansite roster

04/01/14

Songs of Sodor and Thomas on Audio pages updated with info provided by Cal Walker.

Date
dd/mm/yy
December 2013
27/12/13

Bear added to Sir Richard Hatt's NWR Locomotive Profiles

16/12/13

Stephen and Mille join Steam Engines page

Connor and Caitlin join Visiting Engines Page

Brand new page made for Diesel, Electric and Other Engines

14/12/13

Sodor Island Fansite's interview with former HIT Entertainment Script Executive, Sam Barlow published

SiF Productions' Christmas Hamper page reopened for festive season with THE YARD - Episode 5: Christmas Special available

Steam Locos In Profile page on SiF Productions site updated with new logos and new episodes

10/12/13
The source of the Drive-In Sequence seen in Season 2's Stop the Press has been tracked down. See the STS Season 2 guide notes for that episode to learn more.

Date
dd/mm/yy
November 2013
23/11/13

MERCHANDISE page updated with info about the high-end limited-edition products made by Timeframed Ltd. in the early 2000s.

15/11/13

MERCHANDISE page updated with info courtesy C. Walker about  2013 US & UK DVDs.

06/11/13

MERCHANDISE page updated with info about Collect-a-Cel collectables.

01/11/13

THOMASLAND  page updated with information about Winston's Whistle Stop and Drayton's Magical Christmas event.

Date
dd/mm/yy
October 2013
22/10/13

SHINING TIME STATION Merchandising page updated with VTECH Little Tutor and Jukebox Puppet Band night light.

08/10/13

SHINING TIME STATION Merchandising page updated with additional ERTL Pull Back & Go and Nylint Playset info + Misc. products.

02/10/13

SHINING TIME STATION Merchandising page updated with new ERTL GOLD RAIL product information.

Date
dd/mm/yy
September 2013
20/09/13

SHINING TIME STATION Merchandising page updated with new product information courtesy of SiF's R. Imparato

18/09/13
13/09/13
SHINING TIME STATION Mini-Site Episode Guide 100% complete!, Bentley Miller remembers, Craig Marin shares bts photos. 
11/09/13
Info about Welsh, Australian and New Zealand Thomas video releases added to Merchandising page.
 
Series 5 - Unappreciated Essay updated with new images and format
06/09/13

SiF Thomas Episode Guide updated with King of the Railway page

Date
dd/mm/yy
August 2013
30/08/13
UK Heritage Hub Articles updated with Sir Richard Topham Hatt's Biography from Issue 20
16/08/13
Official launch of our new SHINING TIME STATION mini-site!

Date
dd/mm/yy
July 2013
19/07/13

SiF Thomas Episode Guide updated with Series 17 (Part 1)

Date
dd/mm/yy
June 2013
13/06/13

Thomas In Japan page launched on Sodor Island Fansite

13/06/13

The history of Thomas videos in the UK & US summarized by C. Walker in the Thomas Merchandise page

Date
dd/mm/yy
May 2013
25/05/13
Christopher Signore writes about the Thomas Magazines in the Merchandise page.
08/05/13
- 2014 cover added to Annuals Gallery

Date
April 2013
14/04/13
14/04/13
- Thomas Storytellers page updated with new links, banners and other information.
 
- Thomas & The Audio Format page updated with new banners
13/04/13
- Mark Moraghan added to Thomas Storytellers page
12/04/13
- Interview with Sir Richard Topham Hatt published
- Poll for Railway Mischief (Series 17 DVD) launched.
08/04/13
Merchandise page Wooden Railway and Take-n-Play entries updated with info. from Cal Walker..
Days Out with Thomas page updated with post 2012 info. from Cal Walker.
Thomas on Audio page updated with new RWS Vol. 6 info from Cal Walker.

Date
March 2013
16/03/13

Date
February 2013
23/02/13
Tales From The Other Railway site updated with Bert's Rambles
16/02/13
SiF Productions site updated with The British Railway Stories
06/02/13
SiF Productions site updated with Enterprising Engines series and Sodor: The Early Years series added to Model Railways and Trainz page.
01/02/13
SiF Productions site updated with a new Steam Locomotives In Profile page.

Date
October 2012
27/10/12
13/10/12
07/10/12
Character Profiles added for Paxton, Stafford and Winston in the Fat Controller's Engines page
 
Profiles added for Owen and Merrick in the Non-Rail Characters Page
 
Profile added for Luke in the Narrow Gauge Engines page

Date
September 2012
23/09/12
New info about Patch's horse added to TATMR Animal Stars section.
05/09/12
Blue Mountain Mystery page added to Thomas & Friends Episode Guide

Date
dd/mm/yy
August 2012
30/08/12
SiF Blog Archive updated with blogs and articles from the SiF Blog
24/08/12
Interview with Ben Forster (Mr. Perkins) posted.
 
Interview with Alex Dawe posted.
 

Date
dd/mm/yy
July 2012
24/07/12
SiF Productions updated with new content from Streaking Steam Productions
 
28/07/12
Days Out With Thomas page relaunched with a full update
 
Front page updated with new main image for Days Out With Thomas page relaunch
24/07/12
Lionel Trains' Thomas line reviewed by Callum Walker in the Merchandise page.

Date
dd/mm/yy
June 2012
30/06/12

SiF Productions site updated with SiF Special Stuff return

 

ERS Online Guide updated with Peel Godred Branch Line

17/06/12

TUGS Audio Productions given an overhaul for SiF Productions site

16/06/12

Sodor Studios redubs return to SiF Productions Site

 

Thomas Land UK given full-write up and added to Thomas Land page

Date
dd/mm/yy
May 2012
28/05/12
27/05/12

The Nostalgic Years added to SiF Productions site

26/05/12

Thomas & Friends DVD Poll launched to the public

 

SiF Productions site relaunched with new look graphics and The Railways Of Sodor page

21/05/12

SiF Blog Archive updated with posts from SiF Blog

 

Greg Tiernan interview page updated with new video playlist showcasing the best of Nitrogen Studios production work.

19/05/12

Thomas Land page launched with Japanese Thomas Land feature

18/05/12

Sam Blewitt interview with The Top Hatts released

16/05/12

TV Series History page updated

15/05/12

David Mitton Interview updated with new links and video playlist

04/05/12
04/05/12

Tales From The Other Railway Mini-Site updated with new stories, new download and YouTube video links!

Date
dd/mm/yy
April 2012
09/04/22

Callum Walker's interview with actor Robert G. Slade posted publicly.

09/04/12

SiF's TheVicar's interview with David Payne posted publicly!

Date
dd/mm/yy
March 2012
31/03/12

Nostalgia Critic review of Thomas & The Magic Railroad added to the Magic Railroad Mini-Site

 

Series 16 poll launched

24/03/12

Ffarquhar Branch Line added to the ERS Guide

 

Ryan’s Railway Series Poll Report published

 

Narrow Gauge Railway Engines profiles fully updated

 

Tales From The Other Railway – now with Other Railway Vision!

 

Picture of rare 1957 Chiltern record added to Thomas on Audio page (courtesy C. Walker)

19/03/12
Railway Character Profiles updated with Emily
18/03/12
Railway Character Profiles updated with Daisy, BoCo, Bill & Ben and Mavis completed
 
Christopher Awdry's Railway Series Book Reviews updated with Audio Productions and Railway Series Reviews added
17/03/12
Railway Series Book Poll results published on the Fansite
 
Related Links added to Occupy Sodor page in Essay Annex with In Response To and The Thomas Difference from SiF Blog
14/03/12
Storytellers page updated with additional names: Andrew Sachs, Ron Haddrick and Simon Prebble (with thanks to C. Walker)
13/03/12
Storytellers page updated with info found by JG about one of the earliest live storytelling broadcasts of the RWS by BBC regular Charles E. Stidwell
11/03/12

The Extended Railway Series Guide updated with the NWR Main Line Characters

10/03/12

Dmman33's Occupy Sodor Essay published in Essay Annex

02/03/12

SiF's interview with Chris Lloyd posted publicly.

Date
dd/mm/yy
February 2012
26/02/12
18/02/12

Railway Series Reviews (Rev Awdry page) fully updated with SiF Blog Railway Series Reviews and SiF Audio Adaptation Links

14/02/12

SiF's interview with Art Director Robert Gauld-Galliers posted publicly.

12/02/12

Behind the Scenes updated with Voice Recording of Series 16

 

More Railway Series Reviews added to Railway Series summaries

 

Owen Bell and The Railway Series Artists added to Who Drove Thomas To Success page

11/02/12

Cristian Rivera Foundation added to SiF’s Favourite Charities page

 

Railway Series Reviews added to some Railway Series summaries

 

ERS Guide updated with The Arlesdale Railway

Date
dd/mm/yy
January 2012
18/01/12
Full update on Other Related Chilren's Characters page completed with new profiles added for Theodore Tugboat and Dream Street.  All profiles updated with YouTube video playlists and links to official websites, Toonhound profiles and other places of interest.
15/01/12
14/01/12
Episode Guide updated with Related Video Playlists for Series 13, 14 and 15
 
Awdry's Influences page updated with Related Video playlists for all railways
09/01/12
Callum Walker reviews the development of a wide range of  Thomas software games from their pixelated beginnings to their high-end graphics contemporaries.  Read all about it on SiF's Merchandise page. 
08/01/12
Thomas Episode Guide updated with video playlists added to all Thomas & Friends specials.