Toad the Brakevan



Item Number:

  • LC99086 (1998-2002)
  • LC99027 (2006-2012)
Toad is a polite, gentlemanly brake van who, along with his engine Oliver, was rescued from scrap by Douglas.


  • Roy Wilson's hand-made prototype for Toad sported sticker decals instead of printed detailing, a light beige roof, and a hand-sculpted face.
  • Toad was given a brake level when reintroduced in 2006.
  • When he was first introduced, Toad's model did not have the proper magnet polarity, and thus faced forwards instead of backwards. It was not until more than a year afterward that most models faced the right way.
  • A factory error of Toad's reintroduced model had the brake lever facing the wrong way.
  • Toad's reintroduced model was part of the September 2007 Lead Paint Recall.
  • He and the NW Brakevan are the only actual British brakevans in the range; the Sodor Line Caboose, Haunted Caboose, Winter Wonderland Caboose, and Musical Caboose are all American cabooses, and the Troublesome Brakevan is in fact not a brakevan at all.