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Offline Andy F

Re: The heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #20 on: Jan 17, 2012, 11:44 PM »
I think if the water got to upper deck, you should already be in the lifeboat!
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Re: The heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #21 on: Jan 18, 2012, 05:44 AM »
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As well as being fire doors for Zone 5,  weren't they also watertight doors?

The WTDs doors on QE2 goes to Four Deck, the doors on the photo are Fire Doors some sliding in other roll down from above.All the Fire Doors can be closed on the Bridge and Control Room.Opening them is only on location everydoor single.Thes doors are hold in by magnet when you have a power cut theses doors will close.

I wonder what system is on place onboard the Costa ship, if they had a power cut then theses did close.

Offline Twynkle

Re: The heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #22 on: Jan 18, 2012, 12:25 PM »
Thanks to you, Louis :)
Thankfully too, there's always more to learn.
and because of my mistake and your explanation,
others may learn something too!
« Last Edit: Jan 18, 2012, 12:31 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.

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Re: The heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #23 on: Jan 18, 2012, 01:00 PM »
Presumably WTDs are fail safe, i.e. kept open by power so that if all power is lost they will automatically close?
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Re: QE2 - the heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #24 on: Oct 26, 2017, 01:37 PM »
Have the doors ever shattered? If so it must have been a mess!

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Re: QE2 - the heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #25 on: Oct 27, 2017, 12:15 PM »
I remember the doors that went into the Club Lido, don't know if they were the original bronze ones but they were heavy. Had the misfortune to be walking through just as the ship hit a trough and the door slammed on me, darned near broke my nose!!!!!!

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« Reply #26 on: Oct 27, 2017, 11:56 PM »
I remember the doors that went into the Club Lido, don't know if they were the original bronze ones but they were heavy. Had the misfortune to be walking through just as the ship hit a trough and the door slammed on me, darned near broke my nose!!!!!!
Oh my.

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Re: QE2 - the heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2018, 11:43 PM »
I just stumbled across this photo - can someone tell me where I took it please?

QE2 in Warm Lay-up in Dubai, April 24th 2011 by Rob Lightbody, on Flickr
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Re: QE2 - the heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2018, 03:23 AM »
Tough one Rob!  This is a great candidate for "Where on QE2 Am I?"

Offline Scott Ebersold

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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2018, 03:38 AM »
I just stumbled across this photo - can someone tell me where I took it please?

QE2 in Warm Lay-up in Dubai, April 24th 2011 by Rob Lightbody, on Flickr

If you look very closely, behind you (in reflection) is the lighted top of the "proscenium" of the Grand lounge.

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 - the heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2018, 06:34 AM »
Somewhere... I am almost certain... Michael listed all the remaining glass doors for us.

Michael, can you help? This could enable us to eliminate them, one by one.

I am surprised though that, in this photo, the door handles look "golden", when I remember them as being "silver".

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 - the heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2018, 09:36 AM »
Isabelle, Hi!

There is a list iof the heavy glass doors in post #7 up at the top of this topic!
Looks as if the handles were both 'silver' as well as bronze. :)

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« Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 10:06 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.

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Re: QE2 - the heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #32 on: Mar 05, 2019, 03:39 PM »
If you look very closely, behind you (in reflection) is the lighted top of the "proscenium" of the Grand lounge.

These door handles are great !  Interestingly, the building I worked in at Connecticut College, Cummings Arts Center, has outside doors very much like these with the same style door handles, only rotated 90 degrees.
 They are a polished brass.  Cummings Arts Center was built in 1969 in a brutalist style popular at the time, but quite attractive for that style of architecture.

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Re: QE2 - the heavy glass bronze doors
« Reply #33 on: Mar 05, 2019, 09:39 PM »
These door handles are great !  Interestingly, the building I worked in at Connecticut College, Cummings Arts Center, has outside doors very much like these with the same style door handles, only rotated 90 degrees.
 They are a polished brass.  Cummings Arts Center was built in 1969 in a brutalist style popular at the time, but quite attractive for that style of architecture.

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