Gauge 1

A myriad of Maunsell Express Coaches

*The following is a compilation of posts and content originally posted on Twitter back in 2017 whist discussing the original Thomas & Friends Express Coaches with Jam Filled Studio* Not long ago, I acquired a rake of 1980’s-era gauge 1 Tenmille Maunsell coaches. In addition to an ongoing (if mostly sporadic) attempt to make vaccuformed […]

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Gauge 1 James: The video series

Almost all of James’ build was chronicled in video long before the Sodor Scratchbuilding website came into existence, with exception to the (still pending, because I never finished it), Part 6. In the meantime, enjoy the five-part build in the videos below:

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Gauge 1 James: Early Progress

2008-2009 What do you do when Lionel’s G-scale James model has irritated you since your earliest, childhood rivetcounting days? Scratchbuild one – prototypical to the TV model – years later. This is the one that “started the ball rolling.” At the time, virtually nothing was available about the original Gauge 1 models, so this one […]

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