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Melvin

Basis:

SECR 25-ton Brake Van

Built:

1923

Configuration:

4-wheel

Sex:

Male

Melvin is a brake van who has faulty brakes, which often causes him to have troubles, some people consider him to be 'cursed'.

Persona

Melvin is a pessimistic brake van who believes that he should just be scrapped so that his bad luck would stop causing issues, even major accidents, to various engines. His faulty brakes often lead to problems, and he believes that some day, he's get into a large incident that will lead to him being destroyed, leading to his demise. Before Oliver and Toad proved him wrong, Melvin found out that maybe his problems aren't always the worst thing, as he even stopped a runaway train!

Basis

Melvin is based off a South Eastern & Chatnam Railway 'Dance Hall' 25-ton brake van, a total of forty of this brake van design were built. While most were scrapped, a few still survive, such as two at the Bluebell Railway.

Livery

Melvin is painted beige with rusty frames and brown wheels. The number '17' is in the bottom-right corner on his sides in white.

Trivia

  • Seventeen is considered an unlucky number in Italian culture, because it in Roman Numerals translates to 'I lived', which mst interpret as a meaning of death.
  • Melvin was originally a female brake van, but was changed for no real reason.
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