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Brave Little Engines is a UK/IRL VHS/DVD featuring eight sixth series episodes narrated by Michael Angelis. It was released under the title, The Brave Machines for Welsh audiences narrated by John Ogwen.


2003 VHS/DVD

Thomas and Friends are back with 8 exciting new episodes, never seen before on video/DVD. Join Thomas, Percy, James, Edward, Toby, Duck, Rheneas and Skarloey and the Fat Controller, for more action - packed brave adventures on the Island of Sodor.

2008 Carry-case

Join Thomas, Percy, James, Edward, Toby, Duck, Rheneas, and Skarloey and the Fat Controller in these action - packed adventures on the Island of Sodor.


UK; English/IRL

  1. A Friend in Need - Thomas realises how lucky he is to have such good friends when an accident with Jack topples him off the rails and they all get together to rescue him. Jack proves to be the unlikely hero of the day.
  2. Scaredy Engines - It's Halloween and Edward is telling Thomas, Percy and Duck spooky ghost stories. Percy is scared and Thomas teases him but when he is sent to the smelter alone,  Thomas starts hearing strange, scary sounds.
  3. Percy and the Haunted Mine - It's competition time for "The Most Beautiful Station" on the Island of Sodor and on collecting shrubs from Maithwaite, Percy passes a spooky old abandoned quarry mine and he sees something that frightens him.
  4. James and the Red Balloon - Thomas has been sent to collect a hot air balloon but he and James are worried that it will take the engines passenger traffic away. When the balloon starts to defliate, James saves the day and the balloon has attracted so many holiday makers, that their passenger traffic has actually increased! 
  5. Toby Had a Little Lamb - Farmer McColl's lambs are stuck on a hillside, cut off by snow. He needs a vet to come and tend to them so the Fat Controller sends the vet on Duck with his snowplough attached but they can't get through. Toby remembers his old branch line and volunteers to take the dangerous journey to rescue the lambs.
  6. Thomas, Percy and the Squeak - Thomas has a very important passenger to collect and is all washed and polished. However his famous visitor is actually a mouse who refuses to ride with Thomas because he is too clean.
  7. Edward the Very Useful Engine - The big engines feel that Edward is too old and unreliable and should be retired so the Fat Controller sends him to work with Stepney. He soons changes his mind when Gordon finds himself stuck and in need of some help.
  8. Rusty Saves the Day - Rheneas and Skarloey are given two weeks to repair their line otherwise they will have to work in the quarry instead. With the help of Rusty and Elizabeth, they complete their job and the line is beautiful.

UK; Welsh

  1. A Friend in Need
  2. Scaredy Engines
  3. Percy and the Haunted Mine
  4. James and the Red Balloon
  5. Faulty Whistles
  6. Toby Had a Little Lamb
  7. Edward the Very Useful Engine
  8. Rusty Saves the Day


  • This was the last DVD release where the selection to play all episodes reads "Watch Thomas."
  • On the UK English and Irish DVD, after the opening theme ends in the main menu, a bit of music from the beginning of No Sleep for Cranky is slightly heard. The UK episode selections plays a 19 second dubbing track clip of Bill and Ben's Series 6 theme on first selection, and a 19 second dubbing track clip of Sir Topham Hatt's Series 6 theme on the second selection. The Welsh DVD episode selection menus both use the clip of Bill and Ben's Series 6 theme.


  • On the main menu, Thomas' side rod is not aligned properly.
  • The rear sleeve has David Mitton's second name misnamed Milton.

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