Model Plane
Series 6, Episode 22
Air Date March 11, 2008 (UK)
June 11, 2015 (US)
Previous Day at the Seaside
Next Three Legged Race
Model Plane is the twenty-second episode of the sixth season. It was written by Dave Ingham.


James has a new model airplane which Norman has a go at but flies it into Station Officer Steele who demands James not to fly it in Pontypandy. Norman persuades James to take it to the mountain rescue centre and fly it but it lands in a tree and leads to them getting stuck.



  • This is the first time James appears without Sarah.
  • This is also the first episode in which one of the twins appears without the other one.
  • Norman's middle name is revealed to be Stanley.
  • The UK Version of this episode is seen from the 2009 US Lionsgate re-release of Thomas & Friends; Calling All Engines as a Bonus Episode.