Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Pop Goes the Diesel - S2-E12

Plot hole: When Duck and Diesel leave the shed, Diesel follows Duck instantly, but the tracks they are on both lead to the turntable. As they are on different tracks to each other, it would be impossible for Diesel to follow Duck that quickly as the turntable could only be set to one track at a time.

Season 1 generally

Plot hole: James appears in every episode before his introduction in "Thomas and the Breakdown Train." Also, James is supposed to be black, because at the end of the episode, James is told he will get a different coat of paint. (He is also black in the book).


Wonky Whistle - S15-E17

Plot hole: Thomas or his crew should've realised that the whistle was "wonky" the first time it was blown. Also, Thomas and his crew should've waited for the whistle to be fixed, instead of leaving while the workmen were on top of him.


Respect for Gordon - S9-E6

Plot hole: When Gordon crashes into the goods train, it is not being pulled by an engine. So why is it just sitting on the mainline and not on a siding?


Middle Engine - S6-E14

Plot hole: Percy was blamed for being on the coal tipper when it was Arry, Bert, and Henry's fault. None of the three got consequences. Also, why would the workmen tether Percy or even activate the coal tipper when they knew he was an engine?


Best Dressed Engine - S7-E22

Plot hole: Bulgy is seen in his season 3 paint job, but in Bulgy Rides Again he's a veggie bus.


Edward and Gordon - S1-E2

Plot hole: How could Gordon's driver tell the station master that Gordon couldn't get up the hill? There are no phones on Gordon's hill.


Cranky Bugs - S5-E1

Plot hole: When Cranky drops his load by Thomas' flatbeds, all four tracks end in the shed behind him, so it should've be impossible for Thomas to first approach Cranky from that direction as it is shown on the screen.

Paul Thomas Backes

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