What does 4-8-6 mean in International?

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Firing order of air-cooled engine on German WWl 'Tri-wing aeroplane:

Warning;! Firing order 4/8/6 has been known to cause 'MISS-FIRE' and can cause tail-skid to release causing STOL propogation!



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What does 4-8-6 mean?

Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has four leading wheels arranged in a leading truck, eight coupled driving wheels and six trailing wheels in a trailing truck. The C&O had one planned as their class J4, but it was never built.

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