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Behind the Scenes

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This is the behind the scenes subpage for Tai.
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Background Information[]

Tai is a fictional diesel shunter locomotive created by Michael G. Stern and Bill Zide.

Since her introduction in sixth season episode, The 3 Ways of the Track, she has gone on to become one of the most prominent recurring characters from said season.

Tai is loosely based on a Krauss-Maffei ML 500 C diesel hydraulic shunter, and is painted purple with an orange cab roof and striping.

Behind the Scenes[]

CGI Model[]

In 2019, Tai was modeled by Shanghai Motion Magic Digital for the production of the sixth season. Likely for budget reasons, Tai's model was modified from that of Calley's.

Changes from Calley consist of:

  • New livery.
  • Only one horn.
  • The removal of her head and tail-lamps.
  • The ability to turn 360 degrees.

Other than these modifications, the original model would stay intact, with features such as the warning light, horn and eye colour still present. Despite Calley's removal from the series, her original model would be used as Tai's in the storyboards for Season 6.

Voice Actors[]

  • Mia Lakha (UK)
  • Angelica Hale (US)
  • Beta Cinalli (Brazil)
  • Leoni Kristin Oeffinger (Germany)
  • Rose Mendoza (Latin America)
  • Małgorzata Prochera (Poland)
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