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Edgar Hodges

Edgar Hodges 1928-2018

Edgar Hodges

Edgar Hodges was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He took his first art exam at the age of 13 passing easily due to an interest in drawing and painting from a very early age.

In 1979 and 1980 Hodges was the illustrator of the first two Thomas The Tank Engine annuals written by the Rev. W Awdry and also the Famous Engines colouring, sticker and activity books. He was asked to illustrate the annuals and the activity books of Thomas the Tank Engine because of his interest in steam trains.

He reworked some of the illustrations from the Railway Series books and allegedly even incorporated his image as the Duke from the books. He left World Distributors in 1980 but whilst there, he also worked on other annuals such as "Dad's Army", "Postman Pat", "The Wombles" and "Doctor Who". In the 1970s, he illustrated steam locomotives from Britain for jigsaw puzzles for companies including Whitmans and JR Puzzles which cj-books-etc are pleased to have available for all railway and Hodges fan

cj-books-etc are very pleased to offer a great selection of jigsaws depicting the work of Hodges.

Edgar Hodges

Mid Day Scot

Mid Day Scot by Edgar Hodges
500 pieces from JR jigsaws
All pieces present and stored in new resealable bag
Box has some wear including tape marks but structurally sound

Used good
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Cornish Riviera by JR

Cornish Riviera by Edgar Hodges
500 piece jigsaw from JR Jigsaws, part of their Nostalgia series.
A new express service with limited stops was started by the Great Western Railway in July 1904. It left London at 10:10 a.m. and reached Penzance at 5:10 p.m. A public competition in 1904 chose the name of this service from 1,286 entries. The Cornish Riviera Limited was combined with The Riviera Express to form the name The Cornish Riviera Express (but railwaymen always called it The Limited). The King Class was introduced from 1927 with a 4hr travel time to Plymouth.
Finished size 482mm x 343mm.

Used very good
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The Royal Scot no 7926

Royal Scot artist Edgar Hodges
from Whitman no 7926
The scene shows The Royal Scot, one of the oldest trains in Great Britain running from Euston to Glasgow, as it climbs the steep Beatlock Bank, the summit of which is 1043 feet above sea level. The locomotive is pacific no.46248 City of Leeds.
finished size 74cm x51cm
1000 pieces

Used very good
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Yorkshire Pullman

Yorkshire Pullman artist Edgar Hodges
jr puzzles
Nostalgia Steam Engines Collection
500 pieces
Finished size 48.2cm x 34.3cm
MPN 5015796001068

Used acceptable (Original box was damaged so has been replaced with another with photographed image on front. All pieces present and stored in new resealable bag.)
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