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Online cunardqueen

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #80 on: Jul 09, 2009, 09:19 AM »
Not a bump in sight here


However from this angle..
** OLD DEAD LINK REMOVED **img40/9610/qe2rounduklend945.jpg[/img]
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Twynkle

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #81 on: Jul 09, 2009, 03:43 PM »


Great Funnel!

Please could one of you learned people identify what that funny little thing is?
It's attached to the  funnel's right hand side, top of the red bit,
in the first of Myles 2 grand photos?


And back to the question of the colour of the red paint -
Myles, I wonder -  were those pics taken at roughly the same time?

Orange-ish paint on a blue sky day - and red on a cloudy one.... 
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 highlander0108

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #82 on: Jul 09, 2009, 05:52 PM »
I do believe that is a navigation light on the side above the red. 

Ken
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Offline Twynkle

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #83 on: Jul 09, 2009, 09:33 PM »


Thank you!

Yet...would there be one (a nav light) there in every photo, and one on each side?
I wondered whether it could be a cctv lens?
Bit puzzling....


« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2009, 09:36 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 highlander0108

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #84 on: Jul 10, 2009, 12:17 AM »
I am now puzzled, having gone back and looked at other photos in my vast coillection.  :D  Every stunning picture with running lights on shows just the forward white light on the funnel, with nothing on the sides.  Perhaps this is a special running light.  I even looked at my photos of Queensferry, where she was at anchor, and a forward bow light on the bow horn assembly was lit, but nothing on the funnel.  This might have to be answered by someone more familiar with large ship navigation lights.
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Online Bob C.

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #85 on: Jul 10, 2009, 12:49 AM »
It looks like a ceramic high voltage insulator.  Does anyone know if there was an HF antenna attached to the funnel after the '87 refit?  It could explain what the object is (there is one on the opposite side as well) as it may have been left in place after the onboard communication technology upgrades no longer required the antenna.

Here is a photo of the HF antennae strung about on the original funnel in 1969.

Online cunardqueen

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #86 on: Jul 10, 2009, 09:44 AM »
Yes those pics were taken roughly within a few minutes of each other
It does look like a naivigation light, But then again what is the other bit sticking out at the top on the left hand side of the same photo, Might it be the ropes were attached  here  when it was lifted into place ?
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Malcolm

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #87 on: Jul 10, 2009, 11:44 AM »
I wondered if it was to measure wind speed, wind direction, air pressure, etc. ???

Offline Malcolm

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #88 on: Jul 10, 2009, 11:45 AM »
Myles - that second photograph wasn't taken from one of the public areas of the ship was it?

Online cunardqueen

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #89 on: Jul 11, 2009, 01:39 AM »
Malcolm. No it wasnt !!! it was taken on the 10th October between cruises ;D on Dog piss deck.
Having made what l thought was the most of the time, l only wish l had known now what l know then, and would have been on and off a few times and making full use of the crew entrance and explored even further.. Hindsight and all that ::) I still kick myself for missing out on the embarkation photos for both crossings.
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Malcolm

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #90 on: Jul 11, 2009, 07:53 AM »
I still kick myself for missing out on the embarkation photos for both crossings.

Not those things taken as you board? Where you've been travelling for hours and arrive looking dishevelled? We've spent years avoiding being photographed then :D Was there anything special about the photos for the final crossings?

Offline highlander0108

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #91 on: Jul 11, 2009, 01:42 PM »
Due to the high resolution of the pics I took, I could zoom in and get a better view of the object in question.  It is defininitely a running light of some sort.  It looks like the running lights on the forward mast.  You can even see the wire to the fixture.  Has anyone ever seen these lit up?


From this enlargement of an old pic of the boiler room fire, you can see both this light and a bracket to attach aerials to as see in the previous pic of the original funnel design.  These lights were part of the original funnel and remainded when the funnel was cut apart and reworked for the re-engining.  The aerial bracket at some point was removed.


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Online cunardqueen

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #92 on: Jul 11, 2009, 03:14 PM »
Quote
Not those things taken as you board? Where you've been travelling for hours and arrive looking dishevelled? We've spent years avoiding being photographed then  Was there anything special about the photos for the final crossings?
 
 
 

Yes those photos, l cant even remember what they had on them something about Final Atlantic crossing just thought they would have been a nice addition to the album, over the years l must have bought every photo taken,not that lm vain you understand, l used to find it amusing in the photo shop having forked out for  a QE2 cruise then to choke on a souvenir photo.
 
Besides didnt you at least pause for a moment,before you arrived at the terminal, put on the finishing touches and compose yourself before the utter joy of checkin was about to start and the prospect of yet another superb QE2 voyage, l know l did ::)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Twynkle

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #93 on: Jul 11, 2009, 03:57 PM »



Where the  Funnel (main?) light is situated, it can be seen clearly in Rob's image in the Forum header - take a look above!

The light is on and visible in some of the images on the Flickr link below. 
These were taken on that sad, cold and utterly wretched night - 11.11.2008, 7 months ago today.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/watch_keeper/sets/72157621278375812/
 
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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #94 on: Jul 15, 2009, 12:23 AM »
My best/favourite funnel photos :-

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightbody/2788147430/ (night of full lunar eclipse, on the Med, Aug 08, with the astronomer, and all the sun deck lights turned out.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightbody/2834301042/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightbody/2788034768/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightbody/2788031036/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightbody/3107278227/



And in this final one, the funnel on the left is literally DAYS old, and on the right, it 21 years old.



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Offline Twynkle

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #95 on: Jul 15, 2009, 11:24 PM »

Rob,
They are superb photos
The last two are a fascinating comparison,
and not only betwen the new and recent funnel - a lot of other things 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.

Offline TDM99

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #96 on: Jul 16, 2009, 11:12 PM »
Very nice photos Rob !!!

I shoot on my only cruise last year 50 photos just over the QE2 Funnel (they best photos are on my blog) .
When i back home , i look my 1000 photos over this cruise .
And i search the special photo of : " Me " & the QE2 Funnel ...
But i search and search and found anything photo ???
Oh my god ; i forget to make this photo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So , this is my " only " photo with me (my fingers) & the QE2 Funnel .




Noel



Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #97 on: Jul 17, 2009, 06:39 PM »
Picture by RinkRatz of the slim 1985 funnel, in red, with "Queen Elizabeth 2" written in Helvetica :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rinkratz/3710415504/
« Last Edit: Jul 17, 2009, 06:47 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Offline citrail

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #98 on: Aug 08, 2009, 05:35 PM »
I think I still prefer the old funnel :)

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« Last Edit: Aug 08, 2020, 10:09 AM by Lynda Bradford »

Offline Fairfield

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #99 on: Aug 26, 2009, 09:58 PM »
Old John Brown photo given to me of the original being fitted.
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