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Trains have steering wheels. Obviously.

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BitchfaceBarclay Fri 05-May-17 20:48:43

Otherwise they'd fall off the tracks.

H is trying to tell me otherwise. I simply don't believe him.

I am right aren't I?

rosy71 Fri 05-May-17 20:50:29

No, they don't need steering heels because they follow the tracks.

ImStickManThatsMe Fri 05-May-17 20:50:44

Why don't you just google it?

rosy71 Fri 05-May-17 20:50:47

steering wheels, even

DeathByMascara Fri 05-May-17 20:51:26

Surely they just follow the tracks??

nocoolnamesleft Fri 05-May-17 20:51:53

Is this a reverse?

Purplepicnic Fri 05-May-17 20:52:02

Of course they don't. They just go along the tracks.

WellErrr Fri 05-May-17 20:52:05

Well, you'll be safe from the brain-hunting zombies, come the apocalypse.

Chippednailvarnishing Fri 05-May-17 20:52:51

They also have tiny ickle parachutes instead of brakes.

Floggingmolly Fri 05-May-17 20:54:12

How would they "fall off the tracks"? The tracks go in a straight line...

WellErrr Fri 05-May-17 20:54:27

They don't have wheels either. It's hundreds and thousands of mice, all running fast as they can.

IonaNE Fri 05-May-17 20:55:20

Yabu. And google it instead of starting a post on Mnet.

ImStickManThatsMe Fri 05-May-17 20:56:02

And as they run their metal work boots make that classic 'clickety clack' noise...

QueenMortificado Fri 05-May-17 20:57:43

I love all the thread police. "Google it!"

If that advice was given on every thread here that would be half the threads gone

Daisy03 Fri 05-May-17 20:58:25

If they had steering wheels you'd be able to steer them off the tracks and into a tunnel wall possibly?!
Nope I'm a train driver, the wheels sit on top of the tracks

BoysofMelody Fri 05-May-17 21:01:55

Please tell me this actually a question asked by a three year old taken on a train for the first time

The wheels have a flange on them (o'er missus) so it adheres to the track.

newdaddie Fri 05-May-17 21:06:17

No they don't have steering wheels. The driver cannot steer/turn the wheels.

The wheels are cone shaped so they have limited pivot and so they can follow the bend of the track. And a flange to help keep them on the track

dh is right

PickAChew Fri 05-May-17 21:09:55

A Google image search of train cockpit should settle it. No steering wheels but quite a few knobs and buttons and the occasional joystick.

GrimmDays Fri 05-May-17 21:26:23

No steering wheels it's just buttons and levers to control speed/brakes.

BoysofMelody Fri 05-May-17 21:33:45

See op no steering wheel. That's the cab of Scotrail class 170 (polishes trainspotter's guide and takes a swig of weak lemon squash)

JumpingJellybeanz Fri 05-May-17 21:38:29

According to my resident train nerd some trains do have wheels in the cab which look like steering wheels. But they're not. They are brake wheels.

ForalltheSaints Fri 05-May-17 21:39:19

This thread is unfair to those in the south of England who never see a train.

ItsNachoCheese Fri 05-May-17 21:43:10

boysofmelody that cab wouldnt happen to be attatched to one of the pishy ancient 2 carriage trains would it?

RedBugMug Fri 05-May-17 21:44:09

some trains have a wheel where a caf would have a steering wheel but it usually controls the speed. like a bath tap

DorisMcSweeney Fri 05-May-17 21:48:31

Well, you'll be safe from the brain-hunting zombies, come the apocalypse.

grin I'm going to steal that one

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