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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery => Topic started by: Bill Piche on April 04, 2014, 11:31:25 AM

Title: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Bill Piche on April 04, 2014, 11:31:25 AM
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/DSC_0255.jpg)

I like the new whistle in pic #11, but what's going on it after you send that one back to the owner?
Title: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Dylan Lambert on April 04, 2014, 12:10:38 PM
Well, I have been looking for an LNER chime whistle...
Title: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Keith Taylor on April 04, 2014, 12:25:15 PM
Well, I have been looking for an LNER chime whistle...
I need one too!
Title: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Mike Fox on April 04, 2014, 08:35:15 PM
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/DSC_0238.jpg)

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?
Title: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: John McNamara 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.

-John
Title: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: john d Stone 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.
Title: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Ira Schreiber on April 04, 2014, 11:17:48 PM
I'd duck on that one.
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Mike Fox on April 05, 2014, 08:20:14 PM
More travels

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/9Duck_zps01939b1d.jpg)
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: john d Stone on April 05, 2014, 08:29:19 PM
Ah! A wood duck.
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Mark Spremulli on April 05, 2014, 11:00:20 PM
Any more of these lame one liners and the board is going to quack up.  ;)
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: john d Stone 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!
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Mike Fox on April 06, 2014, 08:35:20 PM
Mr. Duck was making sure the new decking was all it was quacked up to be
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Steve Smith on April 06, 2014, 11:09:47 PM
Seldom have I run afowl of so many puns about ducks.  :o
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: John McNamara 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."

-John
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on April 07, 2014, 09:45:59 AM
Posting without comment:
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/04/massachusetts_home_intruder_turns_out_to_be_a_duck (http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/04/massachusetts_home_intruder_turns_out_to_be_a_duck)
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Bill Reidy on April 07, 2014, 05:49:07 PM
Posting without comment:
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/04/massachusetts_home_intruder_turns_out_to_be_a_duck (http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/04/massachusetts_home_intruder_turns_out_to_be_a_duck)

Some more details here, with a photo:
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/07/Quacked-case-Massachusetts-home-invader-is-actually-a-duck/2791396879817/ (http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/07/Quacked-case-Massachusetts-home-invader-is-actually-a-duck/2791396879817/)

If you can help, the North Reading Police Department is looking for someone to positively identify the duck.
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: john d Stone on April 07, 2014, 07:03:27 PM
Maybe she'll quack under interrogation.
Should this section be re-titled "Wet, Webbed & Feathered"?
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 07, 2014, 07:35:19 PM
Dang, waddle be posted next ??!?
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: Fred Morse on June 05, 2014, 03:55:52 PM
They caught that home invader flat-footed!
Title: Re: Of whistles and wigeons
Post by: John Kokas on June 05, 2014, 07:11:08 PM
Maybe this story should be titled, "Duck - You may be next!"  or "What tangled webbed we weave".  Anyway a cute story.  Brings back fond memories of a female Mallard (no, not a Gresley A-3), that I rescued with a broken wing that ended up joining my flock of chickens and brought a lot of joy to my kids as she splashed in our pond.  She was a character, but boy did we enjoy the duck eggs!