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Troublesome Trucks and other stories (also known as Volume 2 in New Zealand) is a UK/AUS/NZ VHS featuring nine first season episodes narrated by Ringo Starr. It was re-released in the UK in 1993 as Thomas Goes Fishing and other stories. It was released under the title Troublesome Trucks and 8 Other Stories for Welsh audiences.

Description

1986 UK

It's full steam ahead once again for Thomas, the little blue engine with the short stumpy funnel, short stumpy boiler and short stumpy dome. Share 9 exciting new adventures with Thomas and his friends Gordon, Henry, James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the coaches, and of course, the Fat Controller. Thomas' special friend, story-teller Ringo Starr, says "Thomas is a smashing little engine - he's Number One and never lets anyone forget it!"

1988 UK

It's full steam ahead once again for Thomas, the little blue engine with the short stumpy funnel, short stumpy boiler and short stumpy dome. Share 9 exciting adventures with Thomas and his friends, Gordon, Henry, James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the coaches, and of course, the Fat Controller. Thomas's special friend, storyteller Ringo Starr, says "Thomas is a smashing little engine - he's Number One and never lets anyone forget it!"

1987 AUS

It's full steam ahead for Thomas, the little blue engine with the short stumpy funnel, short stumpy boiler and short stumpy dome and his special friends Gordon, Henry, James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the carriages and of course their Boss, the Fat Controller. Now Thomas has a new friend - storyteller Ringo Starr, who says "Thomas is a smashing little engine - he's cheeky and has a mind of his own. Thomas is Number One and never lets anyone forget it!"

1991 AUS

It's full steam ahead for Thomas, the little blue engine with the short stumpy funnel, short stumpy boiler and short stumpy dome and his special friends Gordon, Henry James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the carriages, and of course their Boss, the Fat Controller. His friend, storyteller Ringo Starr, says "Thomas is Number One and never lets anyone forget it!"

Episodes

UK/AUS

  1. Troublesome Trucks
  2. James and the Express
  3. Thomas and the Guard
  4. Thomas Goes Fishing
  5. Thomas, Terence and the Snow
  6. Thomas and Bertie
  7. Tenders and Turntables
  8. Trouble in the Shed
  9. Percy Runs Away

Welsh

  1. Problem Tricks
  2. James and the Fast Train
  3. Thomas and the Guar
  4. Tomos Fishing
  5. Thomas, Terence and the Snow
  6. Thomas and Bertie
  7. Turning in Circles
  8. Trouble in the Shed
  9. Percy Runs Away

Trivia

  • At the end of the 1986 UK and Australian releases, the end credits from Percy Runs Away are from the actual episode while subsequent UK releases used the credits from Coal.
  • The front cover of the 1986 UK release and the back cover of the 1987 Australian release feature an image from Thomas' Train.
  • The back cover of the 1986 UK release features an image from The Sad Story of Henry.
  • The Video Collection release cover featured illustrations by Owen Bell.
  • The back cover of the 1988 release features an illustration of Duck and Diesel.
  • The back cover of the 1991 Australian release features an image from Thomas and Gordon.
  • The cover of the New Zealand release features an image from Thomas, Percy and the Coal.
  • The cover of the 1993 UK and 2002 Marks & Spencer releases feature an image from The Trouble with Mud.
  • Some of the 1993 releases included a warped audio track with extra music playing over the narration, at times nearly drowning it out.
  • The 2002 re-release, which was exclusive to Marks and Spencer store chain, doesn't feature the nameboards, but rather the remastered title cards and end credits.
  • In the Welsh VHS at the end of Percy Runs Away, the windmill scene from the opening titles is played, followed by the credits played over an image from Coal.

Goofs

  • The opening theme can faintly be heard over the warning screen on the 1986 UK release.
  • The description for Troublesome Trucks in the 1993 release says that Edward helped James.
  • During the nameboard sequence after Tenders and Turntables in the Welsh VHS, Thomas' name is not translated into Welsh.

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