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Offline cunardqueen

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2010, 04:06 PM »
Isnt it amazing that when the stairways were built they were seen as modern and trendsetting and even on her farewell trips they were still amazing and trendsetting.
 Personally l just loved D stairway outside the Caronia, Then again A stairwary looking down was always impressive .
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2010, 04:14 PM »
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Did C stairway go from deck one to five, past the Pursers office?

Rosie the Stairway C goes from One Deck down to Seven Deck.It has one lift with it.

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Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2010, 04:27 PM »
Here is how the stairways run

A from Boat Deck to Five Deck with 3 lifts
B from Two Deck to Five Deck no lifts
C from One Deck to Five Deck with 1 lift
D from Boat Deck to Five Deck with 2 lifts
E from Boat Deck to Five Deck with 4 lifts
F from One Deck to Six Deck with 1 lift
G from Upper Deck to Five Deck with 2 lifts, in the 1994 refit a stairway was added to connect the Upper to Boat Deck
H from One Deck to Five Deck

Offline Bob C.

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2010, 04:56 PM »
Here is how the stairways run

A from Boat Deck to Five Deck with 3 lifts
B from Two Deck to Five Deck no lifts
C from One Deck to Five Deck with 1 lift
D from Boat Deck to Five Deck with 2 lifts
E from Boat Deck to Five Deck with 4 lifts
F from One Deck to Six Deck with 1 lift
G from Upper Deck to Five Deck with 2 lifts, in the 1994 refit a stairway was added to connect the Upper to Boat Deck
H from One Deck to Five Deck

Another clue for stariway ID is that B, C and H do not have the add-on metal handrails.  The above choices for the photo in question are Stariway B and C.  I'll have to do a bit more looking at it.

Offline Bob C.

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2010, 04:58 PM »
Can anyone validate my assumption on photo #14

Offline Twynkle

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2010, 05:30 PM »
The latest version of E stairway!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/31803347@N08/3028306190/
by sharon.ramsbottom

Pia's image of the plan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/piasosua/2933873123/sizes/o/



Offline cunardqueen

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2010, 06:16 PM »
And how often have we used E stairs because we knew it went everywhere..
In fact who hasnt at some  stage walked all the way from 5 deck upto Boat deck just for the heck of it ;D
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Online Michael Gallagher

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2010, 08:34 PM »
And here's how sad I am! I counted the number of steps on each staircase:

A: 123
B: 44
C: 96 plus 18 on spiral staircase up to Princess Grill
D: 119 x 2 = 238 + 6 (Boat Deck leading to Theatre)
E: 110 x 2 = 220. Only staircase where each side meets at each landing.
F: 62
G: 94 x 2 = 188. + 4 (leading to Yacht Club). + 6 (leading to QE and QE2 display cases). + 20 (spiral stairs leading to Boat Deck)
F: 61

Online Michael Gallagher

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2010, 09:00 PM »
I think this is the same railing that was taken by Isabelle so that would make it C as I originally guessed.

Offline cunardqueen

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2010, 09:09 PM »
Im still trying to get over the number of steps.....
It was always A stairs that got me, by the time l got to Boat Deck l was in no fit condition to speak for some time
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Twynkle

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2010, 09:39 PM »
And here's how sad I am! I counted the number of steps on each staircase:

A: 123
B: 44
C: 96 plus 18 on spiral staircase up to Princess Grill
D: 119 x 2 = 238 + 6 (Boat Deck leading to Theatre)
E: 110 x 2 = 220. Only staircase where each side meets at each landing.
F: 62
G: 94 x 2 = 188. + 4 (leading to Yacht Club). + 6 (leading to QE and QE2 display cases). + 20 (spiral stairs leading to Boat Deck)
F: 61

If this is how to do 'sad', it's pretty darn good too!

About the few 'extras' - both into the Caronia and the Mauritania dining rooms
Do you remember how many into each entrance?
Mauritania, I think had about 2-3 - and Caronia, were there more - say 6?
If we are going outside - there were quite a few more!
Here's a very good picture!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/prondis_in_kenya/3956565680/


These balustrades were wood, weren't they? Albeit later additions!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/prondis_in_kenya/2695789087/



Online Michael Gallagher

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2010, 09:46 PM »
Rosie: Mauretania had 2 and Caronia had 4 (each side = 8) steps. The balustrades in the Penthouse block were wood.

Offline Bob C.

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2010, 09:48 PM »
Stairway C it is.  I agree Flagship.

Online Michael Gallagher

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2010, 08:28 PM »
Back in August 2009 I described how the original layout of E Stairway was to be totally different to how E Stairway eventually turned out.  Early plans show that the row of four lifts on E were originally to have been split into two groups of two opposite each other but with one group on port side and the other on starboard.This split was originally to allow this stairway to be used by Cabin and Tourist Class passengers.

I now have access to a scanner so have attached two plans. The first was how E was originally designed and the second how E was built.

Offline Twynkle

Re: Constructing the Staircases
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2010, 08:45 PM »
This arrangement with a thin dividing wall where the centre bannister is - it would have been a bit of a squeeze
specially for those after a few many-course dinners!