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Bill Piche

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« on: April 04, 2014, 11:31:25 AM »


I like the new whistle in pic #11, but what's going on it after you send that one back to the owner?
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 12:10:38 PM »
Well, I have been looking for an LNER chime whistle...

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 12:25:15 PM »
Well, I have been looking for an LNER chime whistle...
I need one too!

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 08:35:15 PM »


That Duck is well travelled. I picked that up in CT. a few years ago at Essex. Since returning to Maine, the Duckling has been to RowMow Mfg., a quick trip to Boothbay, and wound up in Bay 1. Then was shifted to bay 2 and has now followed the locomotive to bay 4. Suppose he will make the first voyage?
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 09:38:54 PM »
That Duck is well traveled.  [,,,,] Suppose he will make the first voyage?

Such travel might be a bit too toasty. It would be best to test the proposed location for a few minutes with your hand. While roast duck is a fine idea in restaurants, it's not a good idea in engine cabs.

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 10:29:29 PM »
I'm afraid Mr. McNamara is right. Applying too much heat to the bottom of a duck may cause it to quack.

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 11:17:48 PM »
I'd duck on that one.

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 08:20:14 PM »
More travels


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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 08:29:19 PM »
Ah! A wood duck.

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 11:00:20 PM »
Any more of these lame one liners and the board is going to quack up.  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 06:10:44 AM »
One little known fact ('cause I made it up) is that a web footed fowl played a part in a tragic episode of WW1 narrow gauge history.
Seems there was an arrogant French officer, high born and proud of it. Ordinary transport to and from his front line command position would certainly not do. For this purpose, he had constructed an opulently appointed armored car, complete with a kitchen and gourmet chef. On one particular trip back to the front, the chef had brought along a live duck (to ensure freshness!), destined to become the star attraction in duck a'lorange. On a moonless night, as the experienced crew rolled their odd little Decuauville engine through a vulnerable area of the front, the locomotive and car were practically silent, undetectable by the German listening posts which directed artillery.
But, suddenly, a sound was heard which brought down the awful fury of well directed shells, destroying locomotive and car, both.
For it seems that, though this Officer of privilege thought he was impervious to the dangers and drudgery of the battlefield, there was a quack in his armor!

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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2014, 08:35:20 PM »
Mr. Duck was making sure the new decking was all it was quacked up to be
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 11:09:47 PM »
Seldom have I run afowl of so many puns about ducks.  :o

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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 12:10:40 AM »
I hereby commission Master Story Teller Stewart Rhine to repeat the great mystery story,"Jason Lamontagne and the Vanishing Duck." I've been hoping that it will show up on one of the late night reruns of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," but so far no luck. It's a WW&F Classic, right up there with "Zee Championship Moose Collair."

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