Very Rare Vintage Collectors Item
D261 The Diesel is a Brio engine released in 1999
D261 The Diesel thinks he knows everything, and is always ready to cause trouble among the other engines. But Sir Topham Hatt sees through The Diesel's devious smirk and flattery.
The back of the engine has a special sticker that reads "BRIO - (copyright) Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Limited 1996". A small catalogue flyer is also included inside the package.
Brio is a wooden toy company that once made Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends toys compatible with Learning Curve's Wooden Railway range from 1996-2000. BRIO received their license to sell Thomas the Tank Engine trains in the U.K. in 1996, though production did not begin until 1997 and product brochures weren’t printed until 1998. All Thomas products were marketed under the name “Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends”, save for Lady, Diesel 10, Dodge, and Splatter, which were marketed under “Thomas and the Magic Railroad” after the release of the movie of the same name in the year 2000. BRIO lost their license in 2001.
Made in Sweden
For Age 2+
These trains are very old and rare. Please see all images and call or email, if you have any questions.