Buster is a simple steamroller who goes about his job with pride and content. He works for the Sodor Construction Company.


Biography

Thomas & Friends

Buster helped out when Miss Jenny found mole hills on the football field. Buster was also seen at the new school construction site.

Buster likes to think of himself as the "world's fastest steamroller" and often dreams of winning races. This came true when he won a race against Max and Monty on the newly completed Sodor Rally Track.

Personality

Buster is a hard worker with heart and commitment in what he does and he is a good dreamer. He goes about his job with glee and pride knowing all is right with the world. What Buster lacks in imagination, he makes up for with heart, commitment, and hard work. He is liked by all the machines for his wonderful enthusiasm and kindness to help with everything.

Technical Details

Basis

Buster is based on an Aveling and Porter R10 class steamroller.

Livery

Buster is painted brownish-red with yellow, orange and red lining. The words "SODOR CONSTRUCTON Co." are painted on the sides of his roof in yellow.

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

  • Jack and the Sodor Construction Company - A Visit from Thomas (does not speak), Percy's Scary Tale (cameo), A Happy Day for Percy (cameo), Thomas and the Moles, Percy Helps Out (cameo) and The Tortoise and the Hare

He will appear in the twenty-third season.

Specials

  • 2008 - The Great Discovery

Buster had a role in the cancelled episode, The Importance of Being Patrick.

Music Videos

  • Jack and the Sodor Construction Company - The Work Song and One Friendly Family
  • The Great Discovery - There's a Job for Everyone and Thomas, You're the Leader

Magazine Stories

  • Buster has also appeared in a magazine story.

Trivia

  • Buster is the only member of the Pack with no visible number. According to Phil Fehrle in an interview with SiF, Buster may have been intended to have a number, though the states that there might not have been a convenient place for a number on his bodywork.
  • His name was originally meant to be for Oliver. As a result, the description of the Jack Jumps In Livestream on the official UK YouTube Channel incorrectly states that Buster is an excavator.
  • He is the second known steamroller on Sodor, the other being George.
  • A large-scale model of George was built for the series but was reworked to make Buster.

Merchandise

  • TrackMaster (normal and snowstorm; discontinued)
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