Splatter and Dodge (often referred to as Splodge by Diesel 10) are two mischievious diesel shunters. They were Diesel 10's minions.

Splatter and Dodge


BR Class 08


British Railways


BR Crewe, Darlington, Derby, Doncaster or Horwich Works


sometime between 1952 and 1962



Top Speed

20 mph


In Thomas and the Magic Railroad, they were seen working with Diesel 10. He refers to them as "Splodge", claiming he does not have time to say both names.

Diesel 10 wanted to rid the railway of steam engines and the two diesels joined in on his plan and often knew of his plans. However, when Diesel 10 wanted to chase Lady and Thomas, they refused to follow him.

What happened to them afterwards is unknown.

In the original script, it was George who reformed at the last second and the two diesels were trapped in a siding with a boulder in front of them before the chase sequence.


Both engines are simple-minded, awkward, cowardly and tend to banter. Splatter is the more talkative of the two, while Dodge is more intelligent. Although Percy fears them, they do not have the intelligence or villainy to match Diesel 10's. They enjoy watching Diesel 10's plans backfire, but are also prone to making a mess of things. Despite initially siding with Diesel 10, they seem reluctant to destroy a fellow engine, even a steam engine, and eventually abandon Diesel 10 in the end.


Splatter and Dodge are based off British Railways Class 08 diesel shunters. Diesel'Arry and BertPaxton and Sidney are other members of this class. The Class 08 was the most successful shunting class in the world with 996 built. Over seventy members survive in preservation. 100 members are still in service on rail networks.

Unlike other BR Class 08s, Splatter and Dodge do not have ladders on the sides of their fronts.


Splatter is painted purple and grey whilst Dodge is painted olive and grey. Their paint is heavily weathered and they have their names printed in white on their sides.

In Thomas the Slender Engine

Splatter and Dodge inhabit Harold‘s Airfield with Harold, Bertie, Belle, and Flynn.



Adventures on Rails


Sodor Adventures

The Many Adventures on the Island of Sodor


  • According to Chris Lloyd during an interview with SiF, Splatter and Dodge's models never returned from Canada after filming for Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
  • Splatter and Dodge were repainted from 'Arry and Bert's fifth season models.
  • Early concept art shows Splatter with hazard stripes along the lower portions of his body and Dodge has handrails on his running plate. The two also had very distinctive facial features.
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