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Naughty and Troublesome

Naughty and Troublesome are a pair of named Troublesome Trucks.

They were created by the Ertl Company for the ERTL Die-cast range and Gold Rail. Their names were first revealed on the ERTL collector character cards. They were also reproduced for the TrackMaster ranges with their names printed under their chassis'.

Their Bachmann models in all three scales refer to them as "Troublesome Truck #2" and "Troublesome Truck #1", respectively.

Personality

Naughty and Troublesome are noisy and silly trucks that talk a lot and do not pay attention to what they are doing. Whoever gets stuck pulling Naughty and Troublesome are in for a dose of trouble!

Technical Details

Basis
Naughty and Troublesome are based on 7-plank open wagons.

Livery
Naughty and Troublesome are painted in a grey livery.

Trivia

  • The illustrations of Naughty and Troublesome have been reused for other Thomas and Friends official artwork of the Troublesome Trucks.

Merchandise

Rickety

Rickety is a merchandise-exclusive character created by Learning Curve for the Wooden Railway range. He is a teal troublesome truck who can rock up and down as he moves.

Personality

Rickety is described as a truck who takes great pleasure in causing trouble, much like any other Troublesome Truck. He is unique for his "rickety" motion, hence his name.

Technical Details

Basis
Rickety is based on the 8-plank open wagon. Fred Pelhay and Old Bennett share the same basis.

Livery
Rickety is painted in a teal livery with white lining. Rickety has also been painted in various other liveries including orange with white lining, grey with white lining and dark green with black lining and yellow lettering reading "Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory".

Trivia

  • The prototype Rickety had a paler teal livery, no front details, a plastic black base and no eyebrows.
  • Learning Curve gave Rickety his name, which was first used as a description for his special feature, but later became used as a name for the truck.
  • Rickety from the 2013 Gold Mine Mountain Set was redesigned with a CGI style face.
  • The first prototype Troublesome Trucks and Sweets depicted Rickety as Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory Troublesome Truck.
  • Bachmann intended to release a HO scale model of Rickety in 2005, however, it was cancelled.
  • Rickety has also been featured at Day Out with Thomas events.

Merchandise

My Custom Engines

The My Custom Engine was an online and catalogue exclusive line that let customers produce a personalised engine. The engine also comes with a personalised book about them.

There were three types of engine styles to choose from Friendly Steamie, Helpful Steamie or Spunky Steamie. An unnamed Diesel engine was planned as a fourth engine style but was cancelled.

Technical Details

Basis
Friendly Steamie is based on a Manning Wardle L Class 0-6-0ST. Charlie and Billy are other members of this class.

Helpful Steamie is based on a Kerr Stuart Tattoo Class, but modified with an 0-6-0 wheel arrangement and scaled up to standard gauge. Peter Sam shares the same basis.

Spunky Steamie is based on No. 9369 "Musketeer", a Sentinel 100 HP BE Type chain-driven vertical-boiler steam locomotive. Scruff shares the same basis.

The diesel engine is based on the Bulleid Diesel prototype, No. 11001. Norman and Dennis are also based on this locomotive.

Livery
These engines could either be painted red, blue, green, purple or silver, given a one or two-digit number, decorations, a storybook and a name up to 14 characters long to be printed underneath and in the book.

Trivia

  • Friendly Steamie uses the same body as the Wooden Railway Charlie, Helpful Steamie uses a similar body to the first version of the Wooden Railway Peter Sam, Spunky Steamie uses the same body as the Wooden Railway Scruff and the Diesel uses the same body as the Wooden Railway Norman.
  • The Diesel was never sold in stores, but copies available were found on eBay. No more are online.

Merchandise

Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory's Coach

A blue passenger coach was planned to be released for the Thomas Wood range. The coach is depicted with a moustache and is owned by Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory. He helps transport pastry across the Island.

Technical Details

Basis
The coach is based on an LB&SCR Stroudley coach.

Livery
The coach is painted blue with a light blue window surrounds and has Mr. Jolly's logo on either side.

Merchandise

  • Wood (known as "Pastry Cars", cancelled)


Lorry 4

Lorry 4 is a dark blue lorry who appeared in the Round the Rails board game. He is the fourth brother of The Horrid Lorries.


Technical Details

Basis
The lorry is based on Foden OG range lorries, which were once a common sight around railways.

Livery
Lorry 4 is painted dark blue with a black lining. Each lorry is painted a different colour to help the players to distinguish between them.


Kids Station characters

The Kids Station video game Thomas the Tank Engine allows players to create their own custom playable engines.

Basis

These engines have no particular basis and are mostly freelance designs.

TeleStory characters

These characters make a cameo appearance in the first scene of Thomas Visits the Toy Shop. Two unknown engines (a red one that resembles Henry and a dark blue one that resembles Thomas, respectively) appear on the bridge above Thomas. Some grey coaches with window surroundings resembling Annie and Clarabel also appear.

Basis

Due to being a recolour of Henry, the red tender engine is based on a London, Midland & Scottish Railway's "Black Five". The dark blue tank engine is based on an LB&SCR Class E2 0-6-0T, like Thomas. Finally, the coaches are based on LB&SCR four-wheeled coaches like Annie and Clarabel.

Appearances

Video Games

'Arry and Bert's Triplet

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A third diesel accompanying 'Arry and Bert appears as a non-playable character in the 2006 video game, Right on Time. The three diesels are runaways, so the player has to capture them and send them to the engine depot.

Basis

This diesel is based on a BR Class 08 diesel-electric shunter, like 'Arry and Bert.

Livery

This diesel is painted green-grey with yellow hazard stripes on the front and with a yellow cab, like 'Arry and Bert.

Appearances

Video Games

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