Doug Smellie and the Sub-Plane-Train
When Doug Smellie meets Mrs Leggings in her old toy shop in Glasgow his life takes an unexpected turn. Mrs Leggings gives him a toy train. Inside the train are three shrunken occupants: Mrs Leggings' cat, Tickleswick; her parakeet, Parkie; and a wooden giraffe, Gaynor. Doug takes the train back but the shop is now derelict. A woman tells him Mrs Leggings and her cat died long ago and the shop is to be sold for building land. Back home with the train, Doug talks to the animals. They tell him Mrs Leggings is a ghost and she has a mission for him. They encourage him to try on a guard's uniform. The minute he does, he shrinks too. Doug and the animals fly off in the sub-train-plane to find the Loch Ness Monster. On the way they encounter a Drone and Gaynor's neck comes to the rescue. Tickleswick gives Doug a camera and tells him to take photos. In the sub they search for the Loch Ness Monster. Gaynor and the monster fall in love. The others set off for Ben Macdhui Mountain to find the Big Grey Man. Captured and in danger, Doug has an idea. The Big Grey Man has nits and Parkie the parakeet is a nit nibbler. The Big Grey Man is so grateful he offers Parkie a palace. Only the cat and Doug return to Glasgow. Doug takes off his guard's uniform and grows back to his normal size. He tries to sell his photographs of the Loch Ness Monster and The Big Grey Man to a newspaper. The Editor steals the photographs. Doug breaks in and gets them back. He then sells them and with the money bids for the shop.