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Offline Michael Gallagher

Cunard and builder QE2 models
« on: Feb 11, 2018, 05:28 PM »
This is the first model of QE2 dating from 1966.
« Last Edit: Mar 21, 2018, 07:35 PM by Rob Lightbody »

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2018, 05:30 PM »
And this is the Cunard model at the official unveiling of QE2 in April 1967

Offline Trevor Harris

Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2018, 05:40 PM »
Michael, this is slightly off topic but do you have any pictures of the model presented to the Queen?
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2018, 06:13 PM »
Which model are you referring to Trevor?

Offline Trevor Harris

Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2018, 06:23 PM »
Which model are you referring to Trevor?
I was asking about the model that was shown to the Queen for her approval. (?) I may be wrong so please don't take me word for word.
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 2018, 06:44 PM »
Since the final funnel design had not been decided this is what may have been presented to The Queen by the Cunard Chairman Sir Basil Smallpeice and the James Gardner who was responsible for the exterior of the ship

Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 2018, 06:48 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but was it not the original plan to show two funnels to The Queen, but some misfortune happened to the traditional funnel and the funnel that was put on QE2 was the only thing they had to show


Edit: Sorry for going even more off topic


Offline Trevor Harris

Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #7 on: Feb 11, 2018, 07:19 PM »
Since the final funnel design had not been decided this is what may have been presented to The Queen by the Cunard Chairman Sir Basil Smallpeice and the James Gardner who was responsible for the exterior of the ship
Thank you, Michael! Back to topic!
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Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2018, 08:57 PM »
These are great photos of the original models, Michael. What was the difference between the 1966 model and the 1967 model?  And, do you know where they lived, journeyed and ended up?
« Last Edit: Feb 12, 2018, 09:03 PM by Scott Ebersold »

Offline Bob C.

Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2018, 04:12 AM »
Would like to know the answer to Scott E's questions as well as what were the decisions that changed the Sports Deck arrangement between the 1967 model and the final product.

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Re: Cunard and builder models
« Reply #10 on: Mar 21, 2018, 07:35 PM »
Michael,

The photos are amazing, thanks so much for posting.

Do either of these models still exist I wonder?

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