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Farmer Collett is a farmer who regularly appears in magazine stories. He is good friends with Jem Cole and owns a bull named Lord Harry, several horses, and other animals. He and his wife own a farm, a red tractor, and a green tractor. He has four children, 3 sons and a daughter.


Thomas & Friends

He was seen herding some sheep to go to a farm, however a sleep deprived Thomas took them to a farmer's market instead.

He has been seen working at McColl Farm on a few occasions.


Collett is old-fashioned and often reminisces about the "good old days". He regularly travels to the village on one of his horses along a bridleway, which was split in two when Thomas' Branch Line was constructed. The gap was later bridged when the Fat Controller purchased a cheap scrap turntable from the Mainland to be made into a bridge to cross Thomas' line.

Farmer Collett once decorated an old oil tank to make it look like Thomas in an effort to get a rare bluebird to move out of Thomas' funnel. The trick worked and the bluebird now happily resides in a chimney pot on the old oil tank. Thomas named the oil tank, Bluebird. After drawing the face on the oil tank, Thomas remarks that Collett is a good artist as well as a farmer.

When Collett's sheep escaped and ended up at the engine sheds, searching for food, Percy returned them to the farm.

Collett once got stuck in a ford with his horse and cart and two boxes of plums. Terence had to come to his rescue.

He once broke his foot at Gallow's End and was found by a rescue team and their dog, Lucky Charm. He was then airlifted to hospital in Harold.

Collett has worked as a gardener at Dingley Hall where he cut some bushes into the shapes of animals which scared the engines.



  • In the magazine story, Summer Fun!, he is represented by a photograph of Jem Cole from Baa!.
  • A magazine poster revealed the sheep farmer in Chickens to School to be Farmer Collett.
  • His large scale figure is a combination of the Captain's body with a member of the Railway Board's head.
    • His small scale figure has a generic passenger body from Series 3.
  • He shares his surname with a locomotive designer for the Great Western Railway.