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Troublesome Brakevan
TroublesomeBrakevan

Introduced:

1992

Discontinued:

1996

Item Number:

LC99049

The Troublesome Brakevan is a generic goods van and companion piece to the Troublesome Truck.

Changes

  • 1992 (brown roof, flat magnets, staples, undated wheels)
  • 1994 (beveled magnets, no staples, wheels dated)
  • 1994 (black roof)
  • 1996 (smaller round magnets)
  • 1996 (larger round magnets and different plastic for the magnet guards)

Trivia

  • The Troublesome Brakevan is in fact not a brakevan at all. It is based on the freight van from the television series.
  • In Germany, it is called the Güterwagen, which translates as "freight van."
  • The Troublesome Brakevan has an imprinted white face because it was intended to look like a plastic face that other engines in the range have. This process was more expensive than the stenciled outline face the Troublesome Truck uses however.
  • According to Roy Wilson, the Troublesome Brakevan was available for short period because it was not terribly popular and did not sell well to consumers.
  • In the 1994 Yearbook, the Troublesome Brakevan was misspelled as Troublesome Breakvan.

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