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James (ジェームス) is a red mixed-traffic tender engine.


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Image: Range: Released: Notes
Plarail 15 October 1994
  • With cattle car and brakevan
  • Made in Japan
  • Middle axle hammered flat on one side
  • Painted face
  • Moves forwards
  • Brass battery contacts
  • Power in tender
  • Powered by C battery
  • Hook and loop couplings
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Tomy Trains 1994
  • also known as James the Red Engine
  • With driver
  • Moves forwards and backwards
  • Open cab for driver
  • Separately coupled tender
  • Powered by AA battery
  • Magnetic couplings
Plarail 1995
  • With cattle car and brakevan
  • Made in Thailand
  • Middle axle with axle cap
  • Silver battery contacts
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Tomica World 1998
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Motor Road and Rail 2003
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Plarail 30 January 2003
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Motor Road and Rail 2004
  • US release
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Motor Road and Rail 2005
  • US release known as James with Track
  • With four curved track pieces
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Motor Road and Rail 2005
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Motor Road and Rail 2006
  • Target release
  • With six curved track pieces, two Y-shaped track pieces, two half straight track pieces, and crossing signal
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TrackMaster (HiT Toy Company) 2007
  • Big Friends release
  • With two half straight track pieces
  • Different sticker details
  • Slight face modification
  • Gold stripes around boiler
  • Sold in window box and blister pack
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TrackMaster (HiT Toy Company) 2007
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TrackMaster (Tomy) 2008
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TrackMaster (HiT Toy Company) 2008
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TrackMaster (HiT Toy Company) 2009
  • Big Friends release
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TrackMaster (Fisher-Price) 2010
  • Big Friends release
  • New face design (teeth added and eyebrows modified)
  • No stickers
  • Screwdriver required for the battery compartment
  • More minor updates
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TrackMaster (Fisher-Price) 2012
  • Big Friends release
  • CG style face
  • New body and motor design
  • Battery compartment in engine instead of tender
  • Separately coupled tender
  • Powered by AA battery
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Plarail 29 May 2012
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Motorized Railway 2014
  • Single unit
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TrackMaster (Revolution) June 2014
  • Big Friends release
  • Redesigned body with no middle wheel
  • New wheel rubber
  • Smaller tender
  • Motor with enhanced performance
  • Powered by two AAA batteries
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Plarail 19 July 2014
  • With green brakevan
  • CG style face
  • Separately coupled tender
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TrackMaster (Revolution) 2019
  • Big Friends release
  • White dots in eyes
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Motorized 2020
  • Big Friends release
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Motorized 2022
  • Big Friends release
  • Taller
  • Larger face
  • Slanted funnel
  • Thicker yellow lining
  • No smokebox rails
  • No side-rods
  • Red power switch

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Trivia

  • The prototype TrackMaster (Revolution) James features painted buffers and no side cab windows.
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