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James
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Introduced:

1992

Item Number:

  • LC99005 (1992-2007)
  • LC98105 (2008-2012)
  • Y4070 (2013-Present)
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.

Models

  • Learning Curve
    • 1992-1993 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)
    • 1994-1995
      • (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)
    • 1997-1998 (thicker wheels)
    • 1999-2001 (plastic funnel and smokebox)
    • 2002 (new face, larger smokebox and boiler, added detail, removed ledge)
    • 2003-2004 (striped boiler, permanent 2003 wheels, gold dome)
    • 2005-2007 (toxic lead paint)
    • 2008-2010 (toxic lead paint removed)
  • Tomy
    • 2011-2012 (new CGI style face)
  • Fisher-Price
    • 2013-2016 (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)

Other Models

1999

2001

2002

2003

2005

2007

2008

2010

2011

2014

2015

Trivia

  • James was one of many models who were recalled in the Lead Paint Crisis. As a result, examples from the years affected by the recall are less common.

Gallery

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