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Online Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2's 1961 False Start - 'Q3'
« Reply #60 on: Nov 17, 2019, 12:20 PM »
An exclusive for the Forum - the General Arrangement plans for Q3!
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Re: QE2's 1961 False Start - 'Q3'
« Reply #61 on: Nov 17, 2019, 01:54 PM »
Thank you for posting the general arrangement plans here, Michael! I saw these yesterday during Richard De Kerbrech's and David Williams's talk on liners and cruise ships that never were at the OLS Ship Show (an expanded version of the same talk they gave during the Liner's Study Day back in March at Seacity museum also in Southampton). You were mentioned several times during their talk and I think during Bruce Peter's talk too as the source of a lot of the Q3 information :) . It was good to see more variants of Q3, both before and after James Gardner was brought onboard with the project. The final variant, just before Cunard's rethink, looking a lot more like QE2, and dare I say even more of a departure from tradition even than QE2 in exterior styling. James Gardner's cartoons were great to see during Bruce Peter's talk, humorously illustrating the problem of smuts on the deck for example.
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Re: QE2's 1961 False Start - 'Q3'
« Reply #62 on: Nov 17, 2019, 04:13 PM »

Thank you so much Michael.

I have taken the liberty of attaching the first 4 of your attachments in the more accessible PNG format.

Imagine if someone could take the plans, and generate 3D walkthroughs of them...

You can see how revolutionary Q4 was when you look at these, and how right they were.
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