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- “Ding-a-long, ding-a-ling, find the bell with the very best ring.”
"Ding-a-Ling" is the twenty-sixth and final episode of the eleventh series.
James has delivered a new bike for Mr. Percival, but it does not have a bell. Freddie does not know where to find one, but so as not to look silly, he pretends he knows where to find one, and sets off.
He sees a cow's bell and has it put on the bike, but Mighty Mac note that the cows do not look at it. Freddie quickly sets off for the station and borrows Kuffy the Clown's necklace of bells. Peter Sam remarks that the children are not taking any notice, and Freddie runs off. He decides to return to the wharf, but when he sees James, Peter Sam and Mighty Mac, he backs off. He sees a bell destined for the school and has it put on too, but it falls over and it creates such a noise that the others come to investigate what it is about.
Freddie sheepishly leaves, when he sees Thomas with an old foghorn. He has an idea and once it is cleaned and polished, the bell from Mr. Percival's old bike is attached to the new bike.
- Peter Sam
- Mighty Mac
- Mr. Percival
- Kuffy the Clown (does not speak)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- Mrs. Percival (cameo)
- Going by production order, this is the twenty-fifth episode of the eleventh series.
- This episode marks Mac's last speaking role in an episode to date.
- This episode marks the final full model episode. However, the next season would continue to use live-action through using CGI visuals for the engine's faces and humans until "Hero of the Rails".
- As Freddie arrives at the farm and stops, his steam platform is visible.
- Red and blue wires can be seen underneath Freddie's tank when he is standing outside Mountain Village Station.
- TrackMaster - Freddie and the bicycle on a flat truck (discontinued)
- Magazine Stories - Ding-a-Ling!
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