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TobyTheTram16

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« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2011, 09:39:05 PM »

youi gus are doing it again  Angry
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BillingsRR
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« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2011, 09:40:59 PM »

What? Having a normal conversation on hobby shops? Hobby shops that sell the products you are asking about.
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« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2011, 11:44:24 PM »

Just looked in my history textbook. Turns out the first American steam locomotive was designed and built by Peter Cooper in 1830, called the "Tom Thumb."

And back on topic, you might want to try modeltrainstuff.com. They have the lowest prices I've seen online.
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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2011, 08:36:35 AM »

Tom Thumb! I knew it was something that started as Tom Th! I thought it was Tom Thon. Tongue Close enough!
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« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2011, 02:47:22 PM »

ALSO DO U AGREE WITH WHAT I SED ABOUT WITH OUT THE BRITTISH THE USA  MIGHT NEVER OF HAD STEAM TRAINS & THOMAS Smiley

It is to my understanding that the Americans invented the steam locomotive. The first steam engine in the world ran on the B&O line. I think I learned that at Steamtown, the B&O Museum, and many other places. But that may jsut be the first in the US, not the entire world.

I'm afraid that's only in the USA. The first full scale working railway steam locomotive was built by Richard Trevithick in the United Kingdom and, on 21 February 1804, the world's first railway journey took place as Trevithick's unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren ironworks, near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales.

So yes, despite being British in it's initial design, I'd say ther was worldwide influences on the final designs of steam locomotives. Just look at the Union Pacific's Big Boy class, and you can see how advanced it was compared to British designs of the same vintage.

Jack

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