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Thread: Pokey Ducky Tower (a completely random question...)

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    Default Pokey Ducky Tower (a completely random question...)

    Greetings All!

    Even though I haven't yet tried Austin Yoder's fantastic new Horseshoe Curve Route, I'm still thoroughly enjoying his Pocahontas Route. However, my curiosity has been nagging me for some time now, so therefore I must ask:

    What's the story with this water tower?

    Ducky Tower.JPG

    I'm presuming it's in the town of War on the Dry Fork Branch, but what's the meaning of the "Ducky Love" part? Does this tower actually exist in the real world, or is Austin just having a little fun? I haven't been able find any information or pictures of this tower anywhere (on the internet, that is, since I'm way down South in Florida), so I'm really curous to know what it's all about!
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    A Google search of ducky love will bring up a ton of stuff. As to why it's in the route, I have no idea.

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    LOL I breeze thru here once in a blue moon!! And I see this! As a good friend of Austin, I know all about the "ducky love" tower.

    I cannot say very much about it, publicly.. So, let me tell a story about Old Flames...

    Everyone has "old flames" Some burn longer than others. Some burn for a matter of hours or days, like a single lit match, that burns brightly and hot for a second than burns out before you can light a larger fire with it.

    Think of that tower, as a burnt out match, cast down to the ground, that never managed to light any larger fire..

    BTW their are more "easter eggs" on the Pokey....
    http://intrepidappalachian.blogspot.com/

    The boost is high, and I am flying low...Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

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    Ah...thanks for the insight, Andy!

    Actually, I think it's great when route builders throw in a little subtle fun in their scenery (although this particular one, being a giant water tower, was a little less subtle, so it immediately caught my attention! )
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    This reminds me of an old Jeff Foxworthy line. "If you've ever had to climb a water tower with a bucket of paint to defend your sister's honor... - you might be a redneck." I never noticed that one before but I always liked the F6 siding display pointing out Drifton's house along the Dry Fork Branch.

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    I'll remove it on Pokey V2.0 lol.
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    Why remove it? I don't think anyone was complaining about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman View Post
    Why remove it? I don't think anyone was complaining about it.
    Agreed, no need to remove it on our account! I definitely have no complaints about it (of course, it's your route Austin, so you can do whatever you want with it! )
    Last edited by paulytechnic; 07-06-2011 at 08:33 AM.
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    There's really no reason to keep it. Pokey 2.0 will be sometime, I've got the Radford to release...but for now I'm enjoying a break and just running trains out west.
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