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KEV

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Re: QE2's original white pencil funnel-what became of it?
« Reply #20 on: Apr 20, 2009, 11:18 PM »
Thanks Rosie!
will hopefully get on to it!
great shot in Hamburg-the surrounding scrap metalyard worries me that more of the original disappeared there!

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Re: QE2's original white pencil funnel-what became of it?
« Reply #21 on: Apr 21, 2009, 02:45 PM »
Thanks Chris- That's great thankyou. I particularly like the shot of the new with the riggers-did you take it?

Hi Kev,

Yes I did - in Sydney - they often did the Funnel 'touch up' in Sydney during the W/C.

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Re: QE2's original white pencil funnel-what became of it?
« Reply #22 on: Apr 21, 2009, 05:23 PM »

Kev,

Found this and thought of you!

David Hutchings book 'QE2 - A Ship for All Seasons is for sale, second hand (first editions) at Alibris.co.uk.
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.

KEV

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Re: QE2's original white pencil funnel-what became of it?
« Reply #23 on: Apr 21, 2009, 06:25 PM »
Rosie
You are a kind lady!
Thankyou

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Re: QE2's original white pencil funnel-what became of it?
« Reply #24 on: Apr 27, 2009, 08:47 PM »
More funnel info regarding its design features. Go to this site and scoll down

http://members.tripod.com/~Tziper/eng.htm
Robert

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Painting the funnel
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2009, 07:36 PM »
This gives you some idea of its size when you see the "little" people painting the top of the funnel

http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/cruising/oceana-apr-2008/other-cruise-ships-/qe2funnel/
Robert

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Re: Painting the funnel
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2009, 08:03 PM »
Nice pictures :) And even more good pictures in the rest of the album - I went exploring, I hope you don't mind ;)

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Re: Painting the funnel
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2009, 02:32 PM »
Those are great!!  Thanks so much for posting!


When the QE2 was in Sydney in 2006, they touched up her funnel...   Check these out!  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jachichi/100256879/

I also caught the painters via the remote-control webcam - http://www.roblightbody.com/liners/qe-2/Sydney2006

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Re: Painting the funnel
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2009, 04:10 PM »
Sydney was a popular funnel touch up port - here they are in 2002:


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The Funnel
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2009, 09:19 AM »
We all love it - a superb structure - This is a photo I took from the Signal Deck - aft.
« Last Edit: Jul 17, 2009, 01:49 AM by Chris »

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2009, 10:08 AM »
Another one

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2009, 10:13 AM »
Magnificent Louis!

The shot I took actually shows a close up of one of the magnificent lights that illuminate the funnel so well. I was being creative with my shots when I took that one and at first glance it looks almost as if the funnel is sitting atop the light fixture.

On another note, it is interesting also to see that photos of the new funnel post 86/87 Bremerhaven refit show it all "wired up" with cables running from it to the deck below. As QE2 got older, these cables seemed to disappear with her funnel being totally cable-less for much of her later life.

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2009, 10:40 AM »
Did you know that around the funnel is a crew area?Theres a section only for females.Great memories there but you have to be carefull with the cameras........... ;D

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2009, 10:50 AM »
How about is one?
« Last Edit: May 09, 2009, 10:52 AM by ex-crewmember »

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2009, 11:17 AM »
Did you know that around the funnel is a crew area? Theres a section only for females.Great memories there but you have to be carefull with the cameras........... ;D

Yes - when we were taken up to photograph the funnel we walked through the ladies only deck - there was no one around at the time.

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2009, 12:11 PM »
The shot I took actually shows a close up of one of the magnificent lights that illuminate the funnel so well.

I was going to ask what that was - now I don't have to :)

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2009, 12:12 PM »
Did you know that around the funnel is a crew area?Theres a section only for females.

Yes and no. I knew there was a crew area around the funnel but I didn't think it was big enough to be segregated into areas.

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2009, 12:14 PM »
when we were taken up to photograph the funnel

When was that? By the time I found out how to get to the funnel the doors en route had been locked :(

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2009, 08:53 PM »

There's lots more about the funnel - and whistle,

 on  https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,206.0.html

as well as in the Gallery, I think

and you'll find the Funnel Run somewhere too!
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.

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2009, 09:36 PM »

 

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