Big strong and a little pompous, Gordon loves to pull passenger trains and feels that hauling freight is below him (he's the flying Scotsman's brother after all!) nonetheless he's been a staple in Thomas stories from the very beginning and has been known to tone down the pompousness when he needs to.The take n play Thomas range is made up of durable die-cast engines and plastic track, please note it is NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ANY WOODEN RAILWAY SYSTEMS (or with with Hornby Thomas the Tank Engine, Trackmaster Thomas, or with Mega Bloks Thomas). Though if you still have any of the 'Take Along Thomas' range (or if you've picked up some through hand-me-downs etc.) the take n play engines etc. are compatible. SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AGED 3 YEARS AND UP.