4 out of 5 stars
This innovative book applies the Haynes treatment to one of the most popular children’s characters. Inspired by the world-famous Haynes manuals, this book explains how Thomas works, how his driver operates him, and how the engineers of the Sodor railway keep him in tip-top condition. Some of Thomas’s friends also feature, with Henry’s overhaul, for example, offering the chance for young readers to see how a steam engine is taken apart and refitted. This brightly designed book will delight children and parents alike.
Thomas the Tank Engine: Owners’ Workshop Manual by Chris Oxlade is a semi-fictional account of how to repair things that go wrong on Thomas and his friends. This is a great book both for Thomas the Tank Engine fans and young train enthusiasts.
In the tradition of Haynes’ other repair manuals, this volume is filled with appropriate details and information for fixing common problems. Even tho’ Thomas is a fictional character, the manual provides accurate information about a steam engine’s parts and design.
I’d highly recommend this for any Thomas fan or steam engine fan! A great book!