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James
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Introduced:

1992

Item Number:

  • LC99005 (1992)
  • LC98105 (2008)
  • Y4070 (2013)
  • FHM40 (2018)
James (first released as James the Red Engine until 2000, and marked in some catalogs as James and Tender) is a mixed-traffic engine who thinks very highly of his "splendid red coat" of paint.

Changes

  • 1992 pre-production models: (all versions had staples, flat magnets, undated wheels)
    • (skinny flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam, solid coal, unpainted dome)
    • (shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox not connected to front bufferbeam, solid coal)
    • (shorter flat topped funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam, speckled coal)
    • (beveled funnel, smokebox connected to front bufferbeam, speckled coal)
  • 1994
    • (no staples, flat magnets, undated wheels)
    • (no staples, round magnets, annually dated wheels wheels)
  • 1996 (smaller round magnets this year only, new face, rounded funnel)
  • 1997 (thicker wheels)
  • 1999 (plastic funnel and smokebox)
  • 2002 (new face, larger smokebox and boiler, added detail, removed ledge)
  • 2003 (striped boiler, permanent 2003 wheels, gold dome)
  • 2008 (toxic lead paint removed)
  • 2011 (CGI style face)
  • 2013 (new face, curved edges, longer magnet guards, other minor details, permanent 2012 wheels)
  • 2017 (redesigned smaller face, slightly redesigned details)
  • 2018 (No paint on chassis and various other spots, larger cab, flat rectangular tender)

Variants

Trivia

Gallery

Variants gallery

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