In the words of Ringo Starr: Bust my buffers, it’s Thomas!

This past weekend, Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller left their home on the Island of Soldor to visit the island of Funen, the home of the Danish Railway Museum.

Thomas left Percy, Gordon, James and all the other engines at home, but he had plenty of other trains to keep him company for the four days he was in Odense. His Danish friends Freja, Diesel and Mathilde were all glad to see him come back after last year’s visit.

But Thomas’s visit wasn’t all fun. Freja was having trouble moving a naughty freight car, and Thomas had to come and help out. It was hard work, but he got it moving – in fact he did such a good job that the Fat Conductor gave him a medal.

But when they were done, Thomas and Freja were allowed to give all the boys and girls (and their parents) who came to see him rides in carriages that were older than Daddy, and even older than Granddad.

Thomas thought it was so much fun to visit Denmark that he couldn’t help but give his whistle a big ‘TOOOT!’ before he returned to Soldor on Sunday.

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This young fan could barely contain his excitementThe model railway was a more familiar environment for many of the young visitors

The sun shone kindly, for once, as all and sundry enjoyed a great day out