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Offline Roy Warrender

Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #150 on: Apr 06, 2018, 11:56 AM »
Hi skilly
This must make providing supplies from on shore difficult
One of the other threads showed some multi colored plastic pipework  on the quayside no doubt for utility's these would need to have hoses connected to counter movement

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #151 on: Apr 06, 2018, 01:03 PM »
Hi Roy,

Those multi-coloured pipes have elbows in the connections to allow for the tidal movement. Think of two petrol pump nozzle joints connected together.
Many two-stroke marine marine diesels used a similar idea to those coloured pipes for getting the cooling water into and out of the piston internal galleries.
I'll see if I can find a link to one on YouTube and post it here.
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #152 on: Apr 06, 2018, 05:08 PM »
Re the comment on the slack mooring lines - this will be because their are no generators running. To leave the mooring winches in 'Auto-Tension' mode, they must have power on all the time, which QE2 can no longer supply, so they leave the mooring lines with a bit of slack to allow for the rise and fall of the tides.

When previously operated in the 'Auto' mode, the winches would keep the lines tight, regardless of the state of the tide.

Skilly

Thank you for your explanation Skilly! Explains a lot. Does Dubai have a large tidal range too then? Like Lisbon?
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Offline Roy Warrender

Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #153 on: Apr 06, 2018, 05:09 PM »
Thanks skilly
I wondered about the elbows
Just trying to think of all the services they need to provide saw mention of a shore side A/C instillation being built, Sewage and black water ( sinks And Baths etc),  Surface water could be directed  into the port its not as easy as on a normal land based hotel with movement in every which way to be considered
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #154 on: Apr 08, 2018, 05:23 PM »
Hi, I got a new camera recently and decided to check up on QE2 after her recent refit, she is looking lovely and cannot wait for her to open soon, will definitely take pics onboard!

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #155 on: Apr 08, 2018, 05:25 PM »
Some of her bow at sunset, and in the last picture it is me and the QE2! Have not been onboard yet, but looking forward too and am glad to have helped document her story here!

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #156 on: Apr 08, 2018, 05:28 PM »
Liam,
What is your new camera?  :D
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Offline Brandon Sterkel

Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #157 on: Apr 08, 2018, 05:35 PM »
What excellent photos, Liam!
I especially love the bow shots. They look amazing! :)
Looking forward to more!
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #158 on: Apr 08, 2018, 07:03 PM »
Thank you for all your excellent photos Liam. Gives the rest of us not in Dubai a connection with the ship. She really is a beauty from every angle from your photos and personal experience!
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #159 on: Apr 08, 2018, 07:56 PM »
SUPERB photos Liam, very well done.  You have a great eye for a photo, and clearly a great camera!

When I flew to Dubai, I treated myself to a Sony NEX-3 camera, which I loved but has just been pensioned off and replaced with a Sony A6000, which I very much look forward to using now that summer is here.
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Offline Trevor Harris

Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #160 on: Apr 08, 2018, 08:10 PM »
As Rob said, Awesome photos! I'm over here with a Nikon Coolpix A10 that takes the majority of my photos. Would recommend as it's small enough to hold in a pocket. I would also recommend the Polaroid Cube as it's small enough to be inconspicuous and nobody would know that you have one on you.  :)   
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #161 on: Apr 08, 2018, 09:12 PM »
Thank you for the excellent photos, Liam!

So you can get fairly close to her now... did you see a lot of activity while you were there? Presumably no notice board announcing the opening day?

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #162 on: Apr 09, 2018, 11:14 AM »
Excellent shots Liam and thankyou!

I may be in minority here but looking at her stern lettering with the ship in the correct location I actually think it looks OK.

In fact I think should looks amazing - that paint job has done her the world of good IMHO.
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #163 on: Apr 09, 2018, 06:13 PM »
Many thanks, Liam, for the wonderful photos !  QE2 looks absolutely awesome ! Looking forward to more of your fine photos and any information you can give us !   :)
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #164 on: Apr 09, 2018, 06:22 PM »
Liam,
What is your new camera?  :D

Fujifilm X-T20  :)