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Which of QE2's two funnel designs do you prefer?

The Original Thin One
11 (20.8%)
The Updated Fatter One
28 (52.8%)
Both are as good as each other
14 (26.4%)

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Re: Vote now: Your favourite QE2 funnel.
« Reply #20 on: Jan 21, 2012, 01:56 PM »
I'm most fond of QE2's fat funnel, because I saw it brand new in the shipyard just after it was fitted, and never saw the ship with the original HOWEVER the original funnel is the one for me - it was so special, so shocking to see on a great Cunarder, and part of the wonderful coherent modern design that the 1968 ship had, that she progressively lost over the years.  It matched the design of the mast, and matched the rest of the ship's styling too.  I loved the subtle splashes of red it maintained in the scoop.
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Re: Vote now: Your favourite QE2 funnel.
« Reply #21 on: Oct 09, 2015, 10:48 AM »
During my time was the fatter version I have voted for both as both in each own way made history.

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Re: Vote now: Your favourite QE2 funnel.
« Reply #22 on: Oct 09, 2015, 02:05 PM »
I liked best her thinner funnel when her superstructure was more streamlined.  With the addition of more weight up top, the larger funnel is better.   :)
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White and Black, or Red and Black
« Reply #23 on: Dec 16, 2017, 07:01 PM »
First post of the day. I'm listening to QE2: The Last Great Liner while I study for my midterm exam, when I remembered the funnel.

So, leaving out the size change, did you like the funnel being painted white and black, or the traditional red and black.

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Re: White and Black, or Red and Black
« Reply #24 on: Dec 16, 2017, 07:35 PM »
First post of the day. I'm listening to QE2: The Last Great Liner while I study for my midterm exam, when I remembered the funnel.

So, leaving out the size change, did you like the funnel being painted white and black, or the traditional red and black.

Traditional Cunard orangey red, and black.
« Last Edit: Dec 16, 2017, 07:37 PM by Thomas Hypher »
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Re: White and Black, or Red and Black
« Reply #25 on: Dec 16, 2017, 08:03 PM »
I would also go for red and black.
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Re: White and Black, or Red and Black
« Reply #26 on: Dec 16, 2017, 08:31 PM »
First post of the day. I'm listening to QE2: The Last Great Liner while I study for my midterm exam, when I remembered the funnel.

So, leaving out the size change, did you like the funnel being painted white and black, or the traditional red and black.

Kevin, I have merged your topic with a previous one, where you can even go and register a vote!

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Re: Vote now: Your favourite QE2 funnel.
« Reply #27 on: Dec 16, 2017, 09:12 PM »
Always white and black. I’d also choose the original funnel painted in Cunard colors. This website shows what I mean.
http://www.pbase.com/jason_daniel_anderson/image/84491192