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Offline pete cain

QE2 At Anchor
« on: Apr 27, 2019, 04:51 PM »
  Coming soon, courtesy of June, & once Customs get their paws orf !

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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #1 on: Apr 27, 2019, 04:59 PM »
He's already supervising -- and saying "No, you don't start until I'm good and ready!"

Maybe you need to bribe him?

Good luck, Pete -- enjoy every piece of that beautiful jigsaw :) . It is so well deserved!

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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #2 on: Apr 27, 2019, 05:53 PM »
Good old Jim!!
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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #3 on: Apr 29, 2019, 04:01 PM »
Yes, Jim definitely knows how to do a job !!   :)
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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 07:05 PM »
Jim is pleased to announce that, QE2 will up anchor en route to the preffered QE2 refit yard of Peter Mugridge,  who  has agreed to undertake the very 1st refit.  QE2 will up anchor at the 1st high tide en route to the leafy port of Epsom. No time limit is set due to the technical complexity & lack of previous knowledge (other peoples piccys).

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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 08:57 PM »
QE2 docked in Epsom this morning; reconstruction has started - the edge pieces are already assembled.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 04:19 PM »
Very good !!   :)
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 06:44 PM »
Wow Pete, well done, I would have to spread them all out & ponder over a glass (or 2 ) of red.
 Told Jim to buck his ideas up for when it's our turn.........

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 10:29 PM »
I had an hour to spare this afternoon after getting home from work, so QE2 herself is now fully assembled.  Big decision for the weekend: Do I do the sky or the sea next?

I'm not spreading them out either due to a lack of space here - I'm working from within the box...
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2019, 05:17 PM »
I had an hour to spare this afternoon after getting home from work, so QE2 herself is now fully assembled.  Big decision for the weekend: Do I do the sky or the sea next?

I'm not spreading them out either due to a lack of space here - I'm working from within the box...
    As opposed to thinking outside it Peter  ? good luck..

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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2019, 09:30 PM »
I chose to do the sea first on the grounds that it was nearer to me as I sat at the jigsaw.  That took about two hours with some interruptions, so I'll tackle the sky tomorrow.
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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2019, 11:17 PM »
...and it's completed. ;D

I'll take a photo of it tomorrow.

If Pete Cain doesn't have any objection, I'll let the office jigsaw club have a chance to do it before I return it; this is an informal group at work who do jigsaws in drink breaks and at lunchtime on a table in the kitchen area in our office.
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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2019, 02:33 PM »
Great work, Peter, as always !  I can't wait to see a photo !  :)
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2019, 04:00 PM »
...and it's completed. ;D
 I'll let the office jigsaw club have a chance to do it before I return it; this is an informal group at work who do jigsaws in drink breaks and at lunchtime on a table in the kitchen area in our office.
Not too many drinks now or QE2 might end up without lifeboats!!

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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2019, 04:58 PM »
Excellent work Pete echo June here , can't wait for a photo, by all means let'em have a go the more the merrier
  as I said previously I would love to do it over Christmas  so there's no rush .   Anybody else on the forum please apply the usual way via June who has the lists of jig saws.
 

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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2019, 10:37 PM »
Not too many drinks now or QE2 might end up without lifeboats!!

Ha ha - not that sort of drink; just coffee, water, that sort of thing. ;D


Excellent work Pete echo June here , can't wait for a photo, by all means let'em have a go the more the merrier.
 

Thanks - I'll take it in tomorrow for them.  Their progress will be updated regularly.  Meanwhile, photo has been taken - just haven't got it out of the camera yet.
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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2019, 10:53 PM »
I'll let the office jigsaw club have a chance to do it before I return it; this is an informal group at work who do jigsaws in drink breaks and at lunchtime on a table in the kitchen area in our office.

This sounds so much like the jigsaw puzzling effort on board -- everyone who was around could have a go! An excellent idea, Peter :) .

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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2019, 10:56 PM »
This sounds so much like the jigsaw puzzling effort on board -- everyone who was around could have a go! An excellent idea, Peter :) .

It pretty much is exactly that...
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2019, 06:34 PM »
I hope the "Office Crew" enjoy a refit of QE2 !!   :)
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2019, 07:15 PM »
They have been alerted to it, and  I am pretty sure QE2 is next in line after the one they are currently half way through...

One senior member of staff replied to me saying that he and his wife were on board from the maiden call at Edinburgh on 13th June 1993 while en route to Norway; he thinks their cabin number was 2151.  I have recommended he looks through the forum...  ;)
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