Thomas and Friends Donald and Douglas

In Thomas and Friends, Donald and Douglas are Scottish twins that came to Sodor from Scotland, despite only 1 being expected.

Thomas and Friends Donald and Douglas

Personality

In Thomas and Friends, Donald and Douglas are Scottish twins that are proud, confident, and hard-working. They enjoy a joke here and there, but they know when work needs to be done. They enjoy working together and don't like being separated, with this being said they have had their quarrels.

Biography

In Thomas and Friends, Donald and Douglas came from Scotland to help Sir Topham Hatt, however, only 1 was expected. Both were given numbers (9 & 10) and started work. They knew if they were sent away they'd be scrapped, so they worked their hardest to impress Sir Topham Hatt enough to keep both of them. This came to a head when The Spiteful Brakevan was causing Douglas' trains to be late. Donald took exception to this and bumped the brake van. Donald would soon after having an accident where he backed into a signal box, this would end up being a blessing in disguise as Sir Topham Hatt had already decided to send Douglas home, however, the accident meant he'd have to keep Douglas for the time being. Douglas would later destroy The Spiteful Brakevan into tiny pieces when trying to help James up a hill. Donald & Douglas kept working into the winter where they would save Henry after he was stuck inside of a pile of snow. After this event the other engines were trying to come up with a plan to get both of the twins to stay on Sodor, Edward advised Percy to get a deputation to tell Sir Topham Hatt. Percy told the other engines what Edward had said, Gordon suggested Percy be the deputation to which he reluctantly and nervously agreed. This would lead to Sir Topham Hatt letting both Donald and Douglas stay on the railway.

Basis

In Thomas and Friends, Donald and Douglas are based on the Caledonian Railway (CR) McIntosh 812 Class.

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Livery

In Thomas and Friends Donald and Douglas are black with red and yellow name plates.

Black
Hex Color: #000000
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Red
Hex Color: #ae3837
RGB: (174,56,55)

Voice & Whistles/Horns

(S2 Ringo Starr) Donald's UK Voice

(S2 Ringo Starr) Douglas' UK Voice

(S3-S12 Michael Angelis) Donald's UK Voice

(S3-S12 Michael Angelis) Douglas' UK Voice

(S2-S4 George Carlin) Donald's US Voice

(S2-S4 George Carlin) Douglas' US Voice

(S5-S6 Alec Baldwin) Donald's US Voice

(S5-S6 Alec Baldwin) Douglas' US Voice

(S7-S12 Michael Brandon) Donald's US Voice

(S7-S12 Michael Brandon) Douglas' US Voice

(SLOT/TGR Joe Mills) Donald's US/UK Voice

(SLOT-S21 Joe Mills) Douglas' US/UK Voice

(S20-S21 Rob Rackstraw) Donald's US/UK Voice

Donald's Whistle

Douglas' Whistle

Model & TVS Background

In Thomas and Friends, Donald & Douglas' models were made of plastic and fitted for gauge 1 track. Both of their eyes were controlled by 2 servos that allowed his eyes to move up, down, and side to side.

Donald and Douglas would first appear in season 2 episode
"Brakevan" and then make both major and minor roles in a handful of episodes in each season. They became used less and less as the show was obtained by HiT Entertainment (season 7), they would make their last model appear in the season 12 episode "Saved You". 

They would later make a surprise appearance over 5 years later in "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure". They would later make minor and major roles in episodes from season 20 to 21, after appearing in "Big World! Big Adventures!" (2018) they haven't appeared in the television show since.

They were referred to as the "Scottish Twins" in the television series while they were known as the "Caledonian Twins" in the Railway Series

Toys & Merchandise

  • Thomas Wooden Railway  Donald and Douglas: This version of Donald and Douglas came out in 1994 and was discontinued in 2010.
  • Take Along  Donald and Douglas: came out in 2002 and discontinued in 2009. 
  • Take n Play  Donald and Douglas: came out in 2010 and discontinued in 2014. 
  • TOMY Plarail  Donald and Douglas: Donald came out in 1998 and discontinued in 2012, Douglas came out in the UK/US in 1998 and discontinued in 2005.
  • HiT Toy Trackmaster  Donald and Douglas: came out in 2007, and discontinued in 2009.
  • ERTL  Donald and Douglas: came out in 1992 and discontinued in 2001.
  • Tomica  Donald and Douglas: came out in Japan.
  • Bachmann  Donald and Douglas: came out in 2011, still in production as of 2021.
  • Nakayoshi  Donald and Douglas: came out in 1995, discontinued in 2003.
  • Bandai TECs  Donald and Douglas: came out in 1992, discontinued in 2008.
  • Departing Now  Donald and Douglas: came out in 1993. 
  • Plarail Capsule  Donald and Douglas: came out in 2001. 

Gallery

8 of Donald and Douglas face masks

8 of Donald and Douglas' face masks

5 of Donald and Douglas face masks

5 of Donald and Douglas' face masks

Donald and Douglas in

Donald and Douglas in "Brakevan"

Donald and Douglas in CGI

Donald and Douglas in CGI

Douglas front model orthos

Douglas' front model orthos

Douglas' side model orthos

Douglas' side model orthos

Donald's front model orthos

Donald's front model orthos

Donald's side model orthos

Donald's side model orthos

Wooden Railway Donald and Douglas

Wooden Railway Donald and Douglas

Trackmaster Donald and Douglas

Trackmaster Donald and Douglas

TOMICA Donald

TOMICA Donald

TOMICA Douglas

TOMICA Douglas

Plarail Capsule Donald

Plarail Capsule Donald

Plarail Capsule Douglas

Plarail Capsule Douglas

Take Along Donald and Douglas

Take-Along Donald and Douglas

Take n Play Donald and Douglas

TOMICA Douglas

Plarail Capsule Donald

Bandai TECs Donald and Douglas

Nakayoshi Donald and Douglas

Nakayoshi Donald and Douglas

Departing Now Donald and Douglas

Departing Now Donald and Douglas

Bachmann Donald and Douglas

Bachmann Donald and Douglas

Sources

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

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