The character due to be introduced in the September 2012 special alongside Owen and Luke has been detailed for analysis.
For the first time, Merrick's promotional image debuts on the site, now available to eye up from the public.
Merrick's description reads; Merrick is a very sleepy crane and is usually found snoring away at the Blue Mountain Quarry...when there is no work to do.
Once he's needed, Merrick is wide awake and ready to swing any boulder down to the stone cutting shed.
READ ALL ABOUT 'MERRICK' ON THE OFFICIAL 'THOMAS & FRIENDS' WEBSITE