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The Evolution of Bert

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Published: September 22, 2018
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What do you think of Bert's original shape and name?
Or do you like his New shape better than his current one?

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Also see 
The Evolution of Mike: (…)
The Evolution of Duncan: (…)
The Evolution of Peter Sam: (…)
The Evolution of Rusty: (…)

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1894 - 1927 Is Baby Bert
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Why does his rebuild have a knuckle coupler
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That is what his basis uses now (in Narrow gauge rebuild form) but Bert would most likely used buffers on Sodor to match the other rolling stock.
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NicholasTheBlueGWRStudent Traditional Artist
I wonder if this may ever happen in future seasons....
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SudrianRailwayStudioStudent Digital Artist
Lovely Work! I do prefer Bert's current shape.
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His current shape should have buffers but I don't think his tank engine form existed because he is said to be the youngest of the original trio in official canon.
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In terms of the RWS/tv series, I have to agree with you but I just made these according to Bert's basis because I wanted to see what he would look like.
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I see. But these are the built dates of the original trio in my canon:
Rex: 1923
Mike: 1926 (I changed Mike's built date as I wanted them to all be built in the 1920's)
Bert: 1927
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Do you know the history of Mike's basis?...
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The wikia says it was built in 1966 but my canon is an alternate universe where Mike was built a few decades before his real life counterpart.
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Mike's basis used to be Rex's basis' powered-tender. 😵

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I do know Mike use to be green like Rex before coming to the Arlesdale Railway, but I find the first one strange.
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Woah... Didn't know about that first shape.
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Got to admit that I prefer the shape that we see in the RWS books.
Also Clive Spong drew Bert wrong as he kept illustrating him as per the middle version. 
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Bert the tank engine?
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natethegreat476Student Traditional Artist
Why did Bert get a new shape again?
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Because he was like Henry's early years in his old shape.
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Sweet-BananaHobbyist Digital Artist
Because he was a poor steamer.
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Sweet-BananaHobbyist Digital Artist
I personally prefer Bert's new form, but where on earth did the tank engine version come from!? I certainly haven't seen that one before.
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Bert's basis River Irt  was originally a tank engine called Muriel built in 1894 for an estate railway before eventually arriving at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway getting its main tender shape in 1922/27. But her history is nothing compared to Mike's basis 😉
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