OneEye589 wrote:I'm pretty sure a 0-6-0T isn't Thomas, either. It doesn't have a face on it.
Thomas is the main character because the books and show are named after him.
I'm sorry? the first book is "The three engines" book 1 of the railway series. He is NOT in the title, he is Not even in the book.
The show yes, but that annoys me as well, he's my pet pev of the entire series of books and the character that is the worst developed in my eyes.
Also YES Thomas IS an 0-6-0T. His first illustration is based on an LBSCR E2.
So, yeah the face is irrelevant, his wheel arrangement is still correct.
I should hope "Normal" (as you called them) can COUNT TO 3! Lets count the number of drive axles thomas has! 1-2-3! YAY! WE ARE ABOVE NORMAL!
Now let's look at an 0-4-2T, NO not thomas. let's count! 1-2! And then a pair of trailing wheels. Which you can tell very clearly and visually by the lack of rods (similar to how i know that you don't walk on all fours because your arms aren't on the floor!)
The whole "people are idiots for not thinking this" is more directed at HIT, who terminated the show in 2004. Then when they tried to release a new series in which Thomas hauled every train on time and then saved the earth from being eaten by a giant space whale using the power of friendship; hell opened up and swallowed their entire studio.
Also thomas was the most popular with Rev.Andrey's son so he wrote more stories about him. I just find him as a character annoying and find it idiotic how suddenly he turned from a station pilot, to a mainline engine. This is never done. it's as if somebody brought a car from 1870's to a F1 race.