Thomas and Friends Derek

In Thomas and Friends, Derek is a friendly, hard-working diesel who had significant teething troubles.

Thomas and Friends Derek

Personality

In Thomas and Friends, Derek is a hard-working and friendly diesel who is keen to impress, this led to his teething troubles which he was pretty embarrassed about.

Biography

In Thomas and Friends season 5 episode "Double Teething Troubles" Derek arrives in Sodor and as Sir Topham Hatt suspected he would end up overheating and breaking down on Gordon's Hill. BoCo rescued him and word got out about his teething troubles, Bill and Ben mistook this as having a toothache. Derek would get another chance the next day when he and Bill & Ben were ordered to take a train across the quarry. Derek would overheat once again on a hill and Bill & Ben would have to rescue him. He was then sent to the works to be mended.

Basis

In Thomas and Friends, Derek is based on a BR Class 17. One BR Class 17 is preserved with the rest being scrapped, most of them were put out of service in the mid-70s.

Derek's basis in service.

Livery

In Thomas and Friends, Derek is dark green with yellow accents.

Dark Green
Hex Color: #0d531a
RGB: (13,83,26)
Yellow
Hex Color: #f4cb32
RGB: (244,203,50)

Voice & Whistles/Horns

(S5 Alec Baldwin) Derek's US Voice

(S5 Michael Angelis) Derek's UK Voice

Derek's Horn

Model & TVS Background

In Thomas and Friends, Derek's model was made of perspex and fitted for gauge 1 track. His eyes were controlled by 2 servos that allowed his eyes to move up, down, and side to side.

Derek made a single appearance in "Double Teething Troubles" he has not been mentioned or seen since. He was also referred to as Paxman in the script, but due to the similarity to Pacman, they switched the name to Derek.

He was supposed to appear in a season 16 episode, he was written inside of the script as Paxman but this was mistaken for Paxton, another diesel.

Toys & Merchandise

  • Thomas Wooden Railway  Derek: This version of Derek has 2 versions, the old style, and the new style. The old-style was released in 2001 and discontinued in 2002. While the newer style would release in 2007.
  • ERTL  Derek: came out in 1999 and discontinued in 2004. 
  • Bandai TECs  Derek: came out in 1999 and discontinued in 2005. 
  • Bandai Nakayoshi  Derek: came out in 1995, and discontinued in 2003.

Gallery

3 of Derek's face masks

3 of Derek's face masks

Derek's front model orthos

Derek's front model orthos

Derek's side model orthos

Derek's side model orthos

Stepney in the show

Derek in "Double Teething Troubles"

Wooden Railway Derek

Wooden Railway Derek

Bandai Nakayoshi Derek

Bandai Nakayoshi Derek

Bandai TECs Derek

Bandai TECs Derek

ERTL Derek

ERTL Derek

Sources

  • Thomas & Friends Wikia
  • Sodor Island Fansite
  • Tom Props

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