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Offline nigelrob

Re: QE2 Funnel - and Whistle...
« Reply #40 on: Apr 02, 2009, 09:25 PM »
As far as i know QE2 whistle was never steam powered, but remember as a lad when she was built reading that the sound was a copy of the old QE 1. Can any one confirm this?

Offline Chris Frame

Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #41 on: Apr 23, 2009, 04:07 AM »

KEV

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Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #42 on: Apr 23, 2009, 12:25 PM »
Great fun!
Someone was enjoying pressing the button-love the interaction in Bilbao (with the tug?)

Offline Twynkle

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #43 on: Apr 23, 2009, 01:52 PM »
Hi Chris

Yet another great Wake-Up call!
Most mornings there's something new, beatiful and today, it's very good indeed! 
Had the volume up loud. Brilliant!

I haven't mentioned the (now frequent) sound to my neighbour....yet!


« Last Edit: Sep 18, 2009, 12:48 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Andy F

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #44 on: Apr 23, 2009, 09:35 PM »
I haven't mentioned the (now frequent) sound to my neighbour....yet!

Probably best not to Rosie eh?
Start every day with a smile and get it over with

KEV

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Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #45 on: Apr 26, 2009, 12:10 AM »
There must be a way of converting my Friedland chime doorbell to accept a recording signal with the aid of a Marshall amp and some of my old sizeable Rock speakers......

Offline Twynkle

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #46 on: Apr 27, 2009, 08:44 AM »

There must be a way of converting my Friedland chime doorbell to accept a recording signal with the aid of a Marshall amp and some of my old sizeable Rock speakers......

Kev - I am sure there is!

My Mac can produce it even when there's no-one at the door!

I wish it was available as a car horn too!


Maybe Waverley can invent one...?

« Last Edit: Apr 27, 2009, 09:10 AM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Avariel

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #47 on: Apr 27, 2009, 11:30 AM »
There's an episode of Keeping Up Appearances when Hyacinth gets the workmen to set her house alarm system alert to QE2's horn. I laughed so hard when I saw that episode.

Not that I don't do something similar.

My alarm tone on my iPod is the QE2's horn. And it can be quite loud - especially if I have the iPod attached to the speakers.

Someday my neighbours are going to start wondering what is that sound.

Offline Andy F

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #48 on: Apr 27, 2009, 11:27 PM »
Still trying to figure out how to set this as the alarm tone on my Nokia - no chance of sleeping through that lol!
Start every day with a smile and get it over with

Offline Twynkle

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #49 on: Apr 28, 2009, 12:19 AM »
Andy

Might this act as an alarm when downloaded?

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/search/3842159.Get_your_free_QE2_ringtone_for_your_mobile_phone_/

Not being a techie type - not sure whether ring tones and alarms are the same thing!
It is in an MP3 version too

Hope it works!
« Last Edit: Sep 18, 2009, 12:49 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Andy F

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #50 on: Apr 28, 2009, 12:55 AM »
Thanks Rosie but while I've downloaded it to my phone and can use it as a ringtone if desired (I don't), I can't seem to hack into the alarm tones.  Still, probably just as well lol!
Start every day with a smile and get it over with

Offline Twynkle

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #51 on: Apr 28, 2009, 08:09 AM »
Yes Andy- Maybe it's the only time QE2 might cause a problems...
That sinking feeling on waking!
« Last Edit: Sep 18, 2009, 12:49 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #52 on: Apr 28, 2009, 12:36 PM »
I often smile at the thought of having a QE2 horn on my car when some (!) person cuts me off at a round-about ;) mmm if only!

Offline Twynkle

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #53 on: Apr 28, 2009, 12:50 PM »
If only....
Thinking about setting a new topic....Think I will....!
« Last Edit: Sep 18, 2009, 12:49 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Andy F

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #54 on: Apr 28, 2009, 09:19 PM »
I often smile at the thought of having a QE2 horn on my car when some (!) person cuts me off at a round-about ;) mmm if only!
I'm with you there Chris and as one known to have a propensity to use his horn whenever the need arises, I can certainly relate to that lol!
Start every day with a smile and get it over with

Offline Malcolm

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2009, 06:34 PM »
Hyacinth gets the workmen to set her house alarm system alert to QE2's horn.

Can that be done in real life?

Offline Avariel

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2009, 07:05 PM »
Hyacinth gets the workmen to set her house alarm system alert to QE2's horn.

Can that be done in real life?
I'm not too sure. Though I'm sure those more techy than I am might be able to find a way.

Offline Twynkle

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #57 on: Aug 06, 2009, 11:15 PM »
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2677899376760931254&q=Cruise+ship

  :)   With just a few apologies if this is somewhere else on here already..... :'(
« Last Edit: Sep 18, 2009, 12:50 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Get your QE2 Horn fix here...
« Reply #58 on: Aug 06, 2009, 11:32 PM »
Nice one, Rosie!

Here's another great video with interaction between the two ships' whistles :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hythe-eye/2931041373/

A Flickr video, which I have not yet learnt how to embed...

I get amused at what happens when QM2 starts... little giggles erupt...  ;)

Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: QE2 Whistles
« Reply #59 on: Aug 07, 2009, 12:07 AM »
I feel like that sounds familiar nigelrob ... which leads me to my question:  What note is QE2's whistle.  I know I've read about it but just can't find it.  There's loads of info about QM2's whistle being a "deep bass A" but I can't find a stich about  the note of QE2's whistle.

Anyone know off hand?

 

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