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Brio is a wooden toy company that once made Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends toys compatible with Learning Curve's Wooden Railway range in the 1990s. The range was discontinued in 2000.



Item Released SKU Notes
Thomas 1996 32301
Edward 1996 32302
Henry 1996 32303
Gordon 1996 32304
James 1996 32305
Percy 1996 32306
Toby 1996 32307
Stepney 1996 32355
Duck 1998 32308
Duke 1998 32320
Skarloey 1998 32321
Peter Sam 1998 32322
Diesel 1998 32323
Daisy 1998 32324
Battery-Powered Thomas 1999 32300
Sir Handel 1999 32325
Duncan 1999 32326
Rusty 1999 32327
The Diesel 1999 32328
Lady 2000 32330
Splatter 2000 32331
Dodge 2000 32332
Diesel 10 2000 32333
Oliver 2000 32356

Coaches and Trucks

Item Released SKU Notes
Annie 1996 32450
Clarabel 1996 32451
Troublesome Truck 1996 32452
S.C. Ruffey 1996 32453
Toad the Brake Van 2000 32457

Non-Rail Vehicles

Item Released SKU Notes
Terence 1996 32454
Bertie 1996 32455
Butch the Breakdown Truck 2000 32456


Item Released SKU Notes
Thomas, Annie and Clarabel Gift Pack 1998 32484
Percy and James Twin Pack


Item Released SKU Notes
Windmill 1996 32481
Engine Shed 1996 32482
Henry's Tunnel 1996 32483
Wellsworth Station 1998 32485
Cranky the Crane 1999 32487


Item Released SKU Notes
Thomas Wooden Railway Set 1 1996 32410
Thomas Wooden Railway Set 2 1996 32411
Thomas, Annie and Clarabel Wooden Railway Set 1998 32430


Item Released SKU Notes
Four Figure Pack 1996 32480
Island of Sodor Playmat 1999 32488

Track Packs

Item Released SKU Notes
Thomas Railway Crossing Expansion Pack 1999 32489
  • Includes a Signalman, railway crossing and 6" straight track piece
Sodor Turntable 2000 32491


  • Some BRIO Thomas items were more accurate compared to their Learning Curve counterparts.
  • There were two versions of Duck available; one with green wheels and one with black wheels.
  • Sir Handel's model was given an 0-4-0 wheel arrangement rather than his 0-4-2 wheel arrangement like his real-life prototype.
  • BRIO is the only merchandise line not to give Lady her headlamps.
  • The BRIO battery-powered Thomas model has a front magnet, unlike his Learning Curve counterpart.
  • Gordon was incorrectly depicted as a 4-6-0 instead of a 4-6-2.
  • Rheneas was the only one of the original seven Narrow Gauge Engines, and the only member of the original Skarloey Railway fleet not to be manufactured. 
  • On Diesel 10's model, a magnetized version of Pinchy is connected to his arm by a string. The arm is similar to that of a crane's arm, as it can move up, down, sideways and extend.
  • Splatter and Dodge have light grey wheels instead of black wheels.
  • The windmill looks a lot like Toby's windmill, despite the fact it was released years before the episode premiered.
  • Toby's face on his BRIO model appears to have been modelled after Mavis', despite the fact that Mavis never had her own BRIO model.
  • The BRIO models of Henry, Gordon and Duke have a hook that connects them to their tenders, but Edward and James use magnets.
  • The tender engines (excluding Duke) were the only models to not gain a front coupling.
  • Rusty was seen in the Parks and Recreation episode, "Donna & Joe".
  • Gordon's BRIO toy was seen in the sixth episode of the third series of The Story Makers"Trains".
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