Coincidentally, I was asked to make two Thomas the Train cakes for the same weekend. This one was a 3D version of him.
I put the train topper (that was from my last cake post) next to this cake so you can get a better idea on the size. The head, wheels and a few other accessories were plastic with the rest being cake.
Sadly, the picture below was the only one I took of the cake process! When I get in the zone, I really get in the zone and I don't want to stop for anything (I know, horrible). But basically, I took the sheet cake and used about a third of it for the grey base and then the other two thirds was cut and stacked to make the train shape. I also cut one cupcake in half as well to use the halves for the part in the middle. The sections were iced, covered in fondant and put together. The fondant details like the red stripes and such were then added and the cake was complete.