Robert "Bob" Gauld-Galliers was the art director for Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
Bob joined Clearwater Features in 1979 as a commercial story board artist, scenic director, and character designer after illustrating concepts for a science fiction movie. He left Clearwater after taking a job in Bulgaria and returned after being offered a job as an Artistic Director by David Mitton, a year and a half before Britt Allcroft commissioned a pilot of Thomas the Tank Engine. Gauld-Galliers began working on the show in 1983 when the test pilot was produced, and helped set the look in the 1940s and 50s in keeping with the illustrations of The Railway Series.
He was also the set designer for TUGS and one of the original production designers for The Magic Adventures of Mumfie.
Gauld-Galliers is also a pilot, which David Mitton found a great advantage when it came to painting the sky Cycloramas for the sets in the series. He is a big aviation fan and has a passion for World War I aircraft.
- Series 1
- Series 2
- Series 3
- Thomas and the U.K. Trip (Thomas and Friends scenes)
- Series 4
- Series 5 (No credit)
- Series 6
- Jack and the Sodor Construction Company
- Series 7
- He is credited as Bob Gauld-Galliers, except in TUGS and the third and fourth series.
- He, Britt Allcroft and Patrick Breen all worked on "Magic Adventures of Mumfie".
- He, Martin Sherman, Miranda Larson, David Mitton and Philip Reeves all worked on Mitton's unfinished project; "Adventures on Orsum Island".
- CBECC is based on a private biplane flown by Gauld-Galliers during his days at flying school.
- He has thought about publishing a coffee table book containing the set drawings for Thomas.