Thomas and Friends Stepney

In Thomas and Friends, Stepney is a friendly and hard-working engine that was saved from scrap by Rusty.

Thomas and Friends Stepney

Personality

In Thomas and Friends, Stepney was cheery and determined to get his jobs done. He likes to work with trucks & loves bluebells!

Biography

In Thomas and Friends season 4 episode "Rusty To The Rescue" Stepney was stuck in a siding preparing to be scrapped, luckily for him, Rusty came by. Rusty would save him from scrap and Sir Topham Hatt would assign Stepney to the Bluebell railway. 

Later on, Stepney would come to Sir Topham Hatt's railway to help with the increasing amount of work. All the engines welcomed Stepney when he came, Thomas was originally jealous but after seeing how humble Stepney was he couldn't help but conversate with him. On Stepney's last day a diesel on loan from British Railway's named Class 40 rudely referred to the steam engines as out of date and inefficient. Later on, in an attempt to show off Class 40 would get the engine inspectors bowler hat stuck in his air intake. This would lead to Duck & Stepney taking the passenger train to the big station. Stepney & Duck made a great time and Stepney headed back to the Bluebell railway.

Stepney would come back later on in the season 5 episode "Stepney Gets Lost", where he would take an extra train late at night with heavy fog. This heavy fog confused him and his crew and would end up leading him into a scrap yard where the 2 twin diesel shunters 'Arry and Bert would place him under a claw used for scrapping. Sir Topham Hatt would save him once again, upon this event occurring Stepney stated "There's no place like home" and headed back home to the Bluebell railway.

Stepney would later only make cameos and very minor supporting roles.

Basis

In Thomas and Friends, Stepney is based on an engine of the same name who works on the Bluebell railway. He is an LB&SCR A1X class 55.

Stepney is in service.

Livery

In Thomas and Friends, Stepney is a dark yellow with red & green lining. 

Dark Yellow
Hex Color: #d7962e
RGB: (215,150,46)
Green
Hex Color: #1a3c24
RGB: (26,60,36)

Voice & Whistles/Horns

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

(S4 George Carlin) Stepney's US Voice

(S4-S12 Michael Angelis) Stepney's UK Voice

Stepney doesn't have a unique whistle, he has been shown to share Thomas', Duke's, Rheneas' & Smudger's whistle over his appearances in the show.

Model & TVS Background

In Thomas and Friends, Stepney's model was made of brass 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.

Stepney first appeared in season 4 episode "Rusty to The Rescue" where he's saved from scrap, his final appearance would be a very minor role in "Rosie's Funfair Special" where he gets a runaway sugar car ran into him.

Toys & Merchandise

  • Thomas Wooden Railway  Stepney: This version of Stepney has 2 versions, the old style, and the new style. The old-style was released in 1997 and discontinued in 2003. While the newer style would release in 2010.
  • Brio  Stepney: Came out in 1996 and discontinued in 2000.
  • ERTL  Stepney: came out in 1997 and discontinued in 2001. 
  • Take Along with  Stepney: came out in 2007 and discontinued in 2009. 
  • Take n Play  Stepney: came out in 2014, as opposed to the Take Along with version the Take n Play has dimple hole wheels.
  • Bandai Nakayoshi  Stepney: came out in 1995 and discontinued in 2003.
  • Bandai Tecs  Stepney: came out in 1995 and discontinued in 2008.
  • TOMY Plarail  Stepney: came out in 1999 and discontinued in 2011.
  • HiT Toy Trackmaster  Stepney: came out in 2007 and discontinued in 2009.
  • Mattel Trackmaster  Stepney: came out in 2010 and discontinued in 2014.
  • Hornby  Stepney: came out in 2005 and then re-released in 2012, both of these releases were limited.
  • Deagostini  Stepney: came out in 2004 and then discontinued in 2006.
  • Plarail Capsule Stepney: came out in 2002 and then discontinued in 2010.

Gallery

8 of Stepney's face masks

8 of Stepney's face masks

Stepney's front model orthos

Stepney's front model orthos

Stepney side model orthos

Stepney's side model orthos

Stepney in the show

Stepney in the "Rusty to The Rescue"

Thomas Wooden Railway New style Stepney

Wooden Railway New style Stepney

Thomas Wooden Railway old style Stepney

Wooden Railway old-style Stepney

Brio Stepney

Brio Stepney

ERTL Stepney

ERTL Stepney

Take Along Stepney

Take-Along Stepney

Thomas Wooden Railway old style Stepney

Take n Play Stepney

Nakayoshi Stepney

Nakayoshi Stepney

Bandai TECs Stepney

Bandai TECs Stepney

TOMY Plarail Stepney

TOMY Plarail Stepney

HiT Toy Trackmaster Stepney

HiT Toy Trackmaster Stepney

Mattel Trackmaster Stepney

Mattel Trackmaster Stepney

Hornby Stepney

Hornby Stepney

DeAgostini Stepney

DeAgostini Stepney

Plarail Capsule Stepney

Plarail Capsule Stepney

Sources

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

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