Down the Mine (Unaired Pilot) is a Thomas & Friends pilot episode that was only made for test screenings.
Note: Thomas model is different than the one used in Series 1.
Note: The signal box changes to the one used in the pilot.
Note: After this, the last word changes from "BOARD" to "POINT" in the aired episode
. The quality also changes to look more like the pilot footage in the original version of the aired episode.
Note: The Fat Controller's model is different to the one used in Series 1.
Note: Thomas' large scale buffers are painted black, while in Series 1, they are silver.
Note: Thomas' whistle is different to the one used in the first series.
Behind the Scenes
The Gordon Pilot model fully refurbished after filming of the pilot
a close up picture of the pilot Gordon model
A signal box used in the pilot
Possible Concept Art
The trackplan for the Knapford station set
Lower Tidmouth concept art
Concept art for a signalbox
Story sketch (Note: Thomas has four coaches instead of two)