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« Reply #60 on: Dec 10, 2020, 06:59 PM »
Great work, Bob !  :)

I may be totally wrong, but I thought I read somewhere that the staircase was designed not to have glass panels, but that the glass panels were added early on.
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« Reply #61 on: Dec 12, 2020, 03:54 PM »
I do not recall where I read that the staircase did not have glass panels, but it must have been incorrect.

In QE2, the Authorized Story by Neil Potter and Jack Frost, second edition, 1969, the following is written -

page 140 "Probably the most dramatic of the public rooms is the Double Room, two decks high with the upper deck acting as a balcony linked by a stainless steel spiral staircase, with glass balustrade and red hand rails."
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« Reply #62 on: Dec 12, 2020, 10:07 PM »
The Double Room, in all its stunning glory.
The Grand Lounge, quite simply never had the same effect.
Mindyou if you thought the original Queens Room chairs were tricky to get out of, The red ones here were just as bad.

But lets not forget the Franconia and her staircase.
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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« Reply #63 on: Dec 12, 2020, 11:48 PM »
Which milestone could the "Happy Anniversary QE2" have been for in 1986, out of curiosity? 2 or 3 million nautical miles by then?
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« Reply #64 on: Dec 13, 2020, 12:45 AM »
In the top picture, the three Officers on the right from L-R Steve Konstanz, Glyn Owen, John Tomlins.
BTW Steve Konstanz is now the big head high honcho for hiring for Disney in London.He holds dual citizenship.

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« Reply #65 on: Dec 13, 2020, 09:43 AM »
In the top picture, the three Officers on the right from L-R Steve Konstanz, Glyn Owen, John Tomlins.
BTW Steve Konstanz is now the big head high honcho for hiring for Disney in London.He holds dual citizenship.

Thanks for the names of the officers in the photo, Rod. 

Myles, I have copied the photo to the Gallery and added the names of the Officers for information.
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=8891
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« Reply #66 on: Dec 13, 2020, 03:47 PM »
Been working on the Double Room carpet.  I'm quite pleased the way it turned out.  I included a photo of the actual carpet for comparison.

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Re: Virtual QE2 Model
« Reply #67 on: Dec 13, 2020, 07:24 PM »
Absolutely wonderful ! Your work, Bob, is spectacular !  :)
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« Reply #68 on: Jan 08, 2021, 05:58 PM »
Double room progress and experimenting with a rendering program. 

This is going to look really good once I get the Boat Deck walls and windows in! (as well as some furniture...)

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« Reply #69 on: Jan 08, 2021, 06:17 PM »
I am impressed with the progress on the Double Room.  Details such as the pattern on the carpet looking good. 

Can't wait for the next update.
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« Reply #70 on: Jan 08, 2021, 07:01 PM »
Thanks Lynda.  My downfall in this project is I probably focus a bit too much on the details.  But, I want it to be as accurate as possible!

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« Reply #71 on: Jan 08, 2021, 07:15 PM »
Wonderful detail and great to see a render!
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« Reply #72 on: Jan 08, 2021, 07:28 PM »
Great work, Bob ! Detail is great !  :)
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Re: Virtual QE2 Model
« Reply #73 on: Jan 08, 2021, 09:12 PM »
Thanks Lynda.  My downfall in this project is I probably focus a bit too much on the details.  But, I want it to be as accurate as possible!

I would say accuracy would be essential in something like this - take as long as you like; it will be worth it.
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« Reply #74 on: Jan 20, 2021, 08:30 PM »
There are difficult things in life and then there are impossible things in life. 

One of those impossible things is finding an interior or exterior photo of a complete set of Double Up Room windows (Boat Deck) clear enough to determine height, width and spacing ratios.  Much of the Double Room model hangs on these dimensions and ratios believe it or not!

If anybody knows of one let me know!


To provide some motivation, here's a screen capture of one of the Double Room lounge tables I generated.  Pretty close I think.  Next up are the lounge chairs. (unless I get a window photo before I finish... ;-) )

 

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