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  • Class: Mineral Wagon
  • Gauge: 4' 8.5"

Rickety is a troublesome ballast truck that works and lives on The Little Western.


When Oliver was pushed into the turntable well by the Troublesome Trucks, Rickety was one of the trucks who teased him upon his return from The Works. They stopped their teasing towards Oliver, when he pulled S.C. Ruffey, their leader, apart.

According to the Railway Series book, Oliver the Western Engine, ballast trucks were, for a long time, considered to be the worst of all. This was until Donald and Douglas managed to transform goods traffic on both the Main Line and the Little Western.


Rickety is a troublesome truck on the Island of Sodor who likes to give the engines a hard time, he is particularly troublesome and often makes mischief for the engines.


In the Railway Series, Rickety is painted turquoise with black lining and has a turquoise face. However, his Wooden Railway model depicts him with a standard grey face and white lining.

He was also released in various different colours such as orange with white lining, dark green with "Mr. Jolly's Chocolate" painted on his side in yellow, and the standard grey troublesome truck paintwork.


Rickety is based on a "Private Owner" 7 plank end-door ballast wagon.


Railway Series


  • Rickety was named by Learning Curve for merchandising purposes.


  • Wooden Railway (turquoise, Mr. Jolley's Chocolate, orange, and gold mine versions; discontinued)
  • Bachmann (cancelled)


Merchandise Gallery

North Western Railway rolling stock
Annie and ClarabelHenriettaElsieToadIsabel and DulcieAlice and MirabelS.C. RuffeyFred PelhayRicketyU.L.P.VictoriaThomas' Special CoachTroublesome Trucks"The Flying Kipper"The Spiteful Brake VanThe Ballast SpreaderThe Circus TrucksCattle TrucksChina Clay trucksFfarquhar Quarry Co. TrucksFlatbeds, Conflats and WellwagonsUtility WagonsThe Breakdown TrainBrake Vans
Old Slow CoachRockyHectorThe Chinese DragonMail CoachesGordon's Snow MachineThe Jet EngineThe Rock CrusherEmily's CoachesJames' TrucksThomas' TrucksToby's Museum CoachGordon's Special CoachesHenry's Lucky TrucksFlora's Tram CoachThe Photographer's DraisineThe CalliopeThe Open-Topped CarriagesStephen's CoachesExpress CoachesThe Royal TrainOld CoachesThe Pump TrolleyMilk WagonsSalt WagonsTar WagonsBranch Line CoachesPlant VansFuel TankersOil TankersThe Fireworks VansCream TankersJam WagonsRaspberry TankersThe Toffee TankerFunfair TrucksHopper TrucksThe TravellerSlip CoachesJudy and Jerome
The Elderly Brake VanBennett and Co.The New CoachThe Special Stationmaster's HomeThe Carriage CaféThe Animal Sanctuary CoachThe Naughty Pink TruckThe Posh CoachesAnnie and Clarabel's Old FriendCarols on WheelsThe Old Guard's VanThe Play CoachCircus CoachesThe Station Coach

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