- “Don't worry, your face is funny enough as it is!”
- ―Bill teasing Toby
Funny Faces! is a magazine story. It was republished with some changes and the same title (minus the exclamation mark) in 2013.
One day at the docks, Salty is showing the Fat Controller a funny face. Everyone laughs at Salty's funny face so much that the Fat Controller arranges a Funny Face Competition, awarding the engine that wins the competition with the day off. All of the engines practice non-stop, though Toby finds it difficult as he cannot seem to pull a funny face. He chuffs to the seaside to practice.
At the seashore, Terence is busy clearing seaweed. He is so surprised to see Toby that he bumps into a fence sending seaweed flying all over Toby. Back at the Main Station, during the Funny Face Competition, Toby rolls in and screws up his face at the overpowering smell of the seaweed. All the engines agree that Toby should win the competition.
- Bill and Ben
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Gordon (does not speak in 2008 version)
- Terence (does not speak in 2008 version)
- Thomas (cameo only in the 2008 version)