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Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby 34053 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:39 am

Just seen this. Unfortunately all four Funnels will be 'dummies' (one of them was a 'dummy', of course, on the original ship: more Funnels = more speed!). Maiden Voyage planned for 'late 2016'. I think I will get my name down (but not for 'Steerage'!!):

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16218668

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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby Ramshornvortex » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:17 pm

As this is going to be an 'exact replica' of RMS Titanic, will it, too, have capacity in the lifeboats for only half those on board? If so, I would suggest that the first voyage should be exclusively for politicians from all the major political parties in Great Britain and that the routing should be via the North Pole in the middle of winter...... B-)
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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:24 pm

Ramshornvortex wrote:As this is going to be an 'exact replica' of RMS Titanic, will it, too, have capacity in the lifeboats for only half those on board? If so, I would suggest that the first voyage should be exclusively for politicians from all the major political parties in Great Britain and that the routing should be via the North Pole in the middle of winter...... B-)




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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby Dan4th » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:55 pm

Ramshornvortex wrote:As this is going to be an 'exact replica' of RMS Titanic, will it, too, have capacity in the lifeboats for only half those on board? If so, I would suggest that the first voyage should be exclusively for politicians from all the major political parties in Great Britain and that the routing should be via the North Pole in the middle of winter...... B-)


Will there be room for any politicos from the USA?????????

PLEASE??????????

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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby 34053 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:15 pm

Hmmm yes, the Lifeboats. This is a case of where I sincerely hope that they will deviate from the 'original design' and make sure that there are enough of them this time!!

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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby Sooty655 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:40 pm

Spending enough to get the right quality steel for the rivets would help as well. :-?
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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby Jet Morgan » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:46 pm

Maybe it'll be a modern design inside and only a 'replica' externally. If they want to use modern design techniques for safety and use diesel engines etc. then there's a lot of things that wouldn't be compatible with the original internal structure and construction. Only guessing as to what the differences would be in detail though, don't know enough about ships...
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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby Lucas1860 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:52 pm

I have a sinking feeling about this..........

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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:04 pm

Jet Morgan wrote:Maybe it'll be a modern design inside and only a 'replica' externally. If they want to use modern design techniques for safety and use diesel engines etc. then there's a lot of things that wouldn't be compatible with the original internal structure and construction. Only guessing as to what the differences would be in detail though, don't know enough about ships...




Do you know anything about ICEBERGS? :-o
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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby MOD » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:34 pm

Lucas1860 wrote:I have a sinking feeling about this..........

Jim.


=)) =)) =)) =)) =)) =)) The red wine is still in the bottle - but another 10 minutes and this would have been another 'Jiggy Moment' ;)


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Re: Replica of 'RMS Titanic' to be built

Postby Jet Morgan » Sat May 12, 2012 10:22 am

Xplumberlives wrote:Do you know anything about ICEBERGS? :-o

Not very much, we don't have icebergs on the railway.

But if we did, they would probably be the wrong sort of iceberg... ;)
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