James (I got to choose my brother’s middle name and chose this not because it’s my dad’s middle name, but because it was the name of my favourite tank engine )
Gordon is based on a Gresley LNER A3 4-6-2 engine which unlike Thomas’s LB&SCR E2 class design, I guess it’s still a tank engine though
Would be funny* if there was a misunderstanding and your brother’s middle names were Tank Engine.
*Not funny in a real world scenario, of course, that would be stressful and unfortunate at a time of high stress, however if this were not a real situation and perhaps part of a sitcom then I can imagine that with good writing it could raise a wry smile.
The Flying Dutchman
Ivor. Dunno if he was a tank engine as such, but he was definitely an engine and I don’t know what the difference is. I mean, Thomas doesn’t look like much of a tank imo.
The Flying Scotsman (actually this is maybe the name of a service not the tank engine)
I’ve seen that episode. Serves him right, the vain prick.
It was a different time
gordon is a tender engine not a tank
Tank engines are locomotives that do not have a tender.
In Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, and Oliver are also tank engines. The likes of Henry, James and Gordon are not.
The Mallard and the Flying Scotsman are not tank engines.
Flying Scotsman is both the name of the service and the name of a loco.
I started Googling this, but then got bored by the level of detail and then got distracted by other things.
Thought the tender was for coal and they all had them and the tank bit is about how it stores the water.
i’m reading the thomas the tank engine fandom wiki