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Offline Jim Bennett

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« Reply #100 on: Oct 15, 2014, 08:10 PM »
Hi June,

Lookout on standby for first sighting!

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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #101 on: Oct 15, 2014, 08:16 PM »
Hi Jim -

Maritime AIS shows her at sea besting all previous speed records !

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« Reply #102 on: Oct 16, 2014, 12:21 PM »
Hi June,

QE2 arrived off Cherry Hinton today - appropriately enough at Noon. No signs of any damage from her transatlantic voyage. Looking forward to the re-fit - camera on standby. I like the accompanying postcards and "Port of Call" list. We'll add to this before she sails on.  :)

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« Reply #103 on: Oct 16, 2014, 02:25 PM »
Hi Jim -

I am so glad to hear that our QE2 (jigsaw) has arrived off Cherry Hinton today - great news and also great news that she suffered no ill effects during her transatlantic voyage !  Now that the docking crew have finished, the camera and puzzle crew are on standby and ready for the refit.  Enjoy !!  June   :)
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« Reply #104 on: Dec 08, 2015, 10:34 PM »
Hello Jim,

How is the refit going, I wonder... Have you got any photographs of activities so far?

Maybe the work is still a well-kept secret? Looking forward to the time when all can be revealed!

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« Reply #105 on: Apr 10, 2016, 04:05 PM »
Jim has replied, and sent a wonderful series of pictures, showing progress with the jigsaw and the puzzler himself at work :

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Hi Isabelle,

Photos of the refit uploaded to the gallery as suggested. I like the additional piece which has made its way into the box - several others have commented. The final picture shows it. Does anyone know where it came from? Perhaps we could find out whose it is and re-unite them so they can complete the other picture?  :)

Let me know what the next port of call is for the puzzle.

Best Regards,

Jim

And here are Jim's photos (which are also in the Gallery), here :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=122



















The next person on the list is Peter Mugridge, who is already dredging his port to receive her (it). Another vicarious journey in store for QE2!

As for the spare piece, it was already there when I received the jigsaw, so there is no telling where it originally came from, as I do not know the previous owner... It is a fun piece to have there though :) .

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« Reply #106 on: Apr 10, 2016, 04:57 PM »
So we now have two QE2 jigsaws going around with stowaway pieces?  This is most mysterious.
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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #107 on: Apr 11, 2016, 12:39 AM »
Great job, Jim, and marvelous photos of QE2's (jigsaw) refit ! QE2 is surely having a lot of refit work done with the five jigsaws and their respective voyages, and she is covering a good many miles by proxy!  :)
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« Reply #108 on: Apr 11, 2016, 08:48 AM »
So we now have two QE2 jigsaws going around with stowaway pieces?  This is most mysterious.

Well spotted, Peter! You are right, I was thinking of the other one... This one indeed did not have a spare piece when I put it together, so must have picked it up along the way... unless I never noticed it at the time...  :-\

The mystery deepens...

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« Reply #109 on: Apr 11, 2016, 11:29 PM »
At least none of them are missing any pieces.  :)
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« Reply #110 on: Apr 20, 2016, 11:09 PM »
This jigsaw docked safely in Epsom yesterday morning; construction will commence shortly.  Watch this space - literally!
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« Reply #111 on: Apr 20, 2016, 11:15 PM »
This jigsaw docked safely in Epsom yesterday morning; construction will commence shortly.  Watch this space - literally!

Great news, Peter! Looking forward to progress reports / photos :) .

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« Reply #112 on: Apr 21, 2016, 01:49 PM »
I believe QE2 carried around some spare parts, so only fitting that QE2 The Jigsaw also finds and carries some spare parts as well.

Can't wait, Peter, for progress reports and photos of her refit !

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« Reply #113 on: Apr 21, 2016, 10:58 PM »
Well.... believe it or not I managed to "session" this jigsaw in one go tonight, about two hours work.

Photos to follow in a few days depending on when I get time to do a download from the camera.

Meanwhile... who is next on the list for this one please?
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« Reply #114 on: Apr 22, 2016, 12:20 AM »
Congratulations, Peter! Looking forward to the photos... including the little stowaway :) .

It seems there are no other candidates for the jigsaw :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,2338.msg66323.html#msg66323

So I suggest you just send it back to me -- it will be the first QE2 jigsaw to have returned "home". Would that QE2 herself could do so too!

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« Reply #115 on: Apr 22, 2016, 12:26 AM »
You'd better drop me a PM with the address to use, then.

I'm also still awaiting instructions on the Clydeside one.




As to the stowaway piece - Jim had put it in a plastic bag and kept it separate from the rest of the pieces!
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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #116 on: Apr 22, 2016, 08:01 PM »
Great work, Peter, and I am awaiting photos of QE2 (jigsaw) after her latest refit.

I totally agree with Isabelle in the thought of QE2 returning home.

I do want to do the Clydeside jigsaw, but not yet.  I currently have QE2 (jigsaw - Farewell Liverpool) at Pier 352 awaiting refit.   :)
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« Reply #117 on: Apr 27, 2016, 08:23 PM »
The QE2 Cruising jigsaw has set sail from Epsom.
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« Reply #118 on: Apr 27, 2016, 09:33 PM »
The QE2 Cruising jigsaw has set sail from Epsom.

Thank you very much, Peter. I hope to give her a good rest after her extensive and productive travels. Docking crew are awaiting news of her imminent arrival.

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« Reply #119 on: Apr 30, 2016, 12:29 PM »
Sorry for the delay; here are the photos of the two-hour refit!

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