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NickW
06-04-2014, 03:04 PM
So, HM has a new coach. Only took Australian coach builder Jim Frecklington 10 years to build in his workshop in Manly, a suburb of Sydney. More pictures and details here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/royalty/10873209/In-pictures-HM-Queen-Elizabeth-IIs-new-Diamond-Jubilee-State-Coach.html?frame=2929926

Nick

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02929/carriage-outside_2929914k.jpg

AndyG
06-04-2014, 03:23 PM
...Tarty cart is all it is.

I wonder how much it cost me?

Andy

switters
06-04-2014, 03:39 PM
The article says the initial funding came from the good subjects of Australia.

Scratch that, good citizens of Australia, as they have not been subjects since 1987. Had to look that one up.

What boogles my mind is that if the carriage has hydraulic stabilizers, heating and A/C, why not just get rid of the horses and drag out a limo.

seanz
06-04-2014, 03:43 PM
The article says the initial funding came from the good subjects of Australia.

Scratch that, good citizens of Australia, as they have not been subjects since 1987. Had to look that one up.

What boogles my mind is that if the carriage has hydraulic stabilizers, heating and A/C, why not just get rid of the horses and drag out a limo.


It's all about the environment, horses are a sustainable, renewable and recyclable resource. HM is the Queen of green.......;)

Hugh Conway
06-04-2014, 03:48 PM
why not just get rid of the horses and drag out a limo.

Because they sold off all the limo builders? :)

changeng
06-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Hmmm didn't their new PM re introduce Knighthoods recently?

seanz
06-04-2014, 08:58 PM
I find the spokes garish.


I agree. Also the low profile tyres ruin the 'classic' look.

tigerregis
06-04-2014, 08:59 PM
I think it looks fitting for the proper occasions. Anyway, how long has the current one been in operation?

The Bigfella
06-04-2014, 09:07 PM
That was interesting, thanks Donn. I'd heard about it being constructed, but not seen the finished item.

Flying Orca
06-04-2014, 09:10 PM
All that, and she lives in Slough. :D

Keith Wilson
06-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Oy. How many pounds of gold leaf? It makes that bulletproof Cadillac look kind of tasteful.

Todd D
06-04-2014, 09:35 PM
What no wide whitewalls and fuzzy dice?

Breakaway
06-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Gilt surrounds the Royals!

Kevin

paulf
06-04-2014, 10:27 PM
Call it what you will. But that guy is a craftsman. Imagine the wood boat that could have been built with that much time , money and skill.

Captain Intrepid
06-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Call it what you will. But that guy is a craftsman. Imagine the wood boat that could have been built with that much time , money and skill.

This one perhaps? :D

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Thames_Diamond_Jubilee_Pageant_-_Royal_Barge_Gloriana.jpg/800px-Thames_Diamond_Jubilee_Pageant_-_Royal_Barge_Gloriana.jpg

paulf
06-04-2014, 10:46 PM
This one perhaps? :D

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Thames_Diamond_Jubilee_Pageant_-_Royal_Barge_Gloriana.jpg/800px-Thames_Diamond_Jubilee_Pageant_-_Royal_Barge_Gloriana.jpg

Here Here! Exactly that!!

Hugh Conway
06-04-2014, 11:27 PM
She already has quite a collection of cars. (http://cars.uk.msn.com/features/the-queens-own-cars)

Daimler's because a Jaguar by another name isn't the same. Bring back this vintage Daimler
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Queen_Elizabeth%2C_Cenotaph%2C_Sydney_NSW_1954.jpg

err, you missed the point or the joke, but it's the bilge.

Jim Bow
06-05-2014, 01:13 AM
According to this the thing was privately funded: http://dailym.ai/1kBKJkm

I, too, think it's a sample of wonderful craftsmanship. More people will now buy more ‬8.75 tickets to go see it. It'll be paid off in 125 years.

paulf
06-05-2014, 01:20 AM
According to this the thing was privately funded: http://dailym.ai/1kBKJkm

I, too, think it's a sample of wonderful craftsmanship. More people will now buy more ‬8.75 tickets to go see it. It'll be paid off in 125 years.

My, My, We are not amused! WE shall be here for the duration!

PeterSibley
06-05-2014, 02:55 AM
The biggest glued lap construction I know of.


This one perhaps? :D

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Thames_Diamond_Jubilee_Pageant_-_Royal_Barge_Gloriana.jpg/800px-Thames_Diamond_Jubilee_Pageant_-_Royal_Barge_Gloriana.jpg

AndyG
06-05-2014, 03:06 AM
According to this the thing was privately funded: http://dailym.ai/1kBKJkm

And according to this (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/10873294/Queens-Speech-a-timeless-new-coach-only-eight-years-too-late.html) it was then bought by me.


The coach has now been purchased by the Royal Collection Trust, which will put it on public display in the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace from Sunday. A spokesman refused to disclose how much they paid for it, and whether Mr Frecklington remains out of pocket. But Mr Frecklington has said he regards his endeavours as “money well spent” and “good value”.

Andy

Captain Intrepid
06-05-2014, 09:24 AM
He isn't. He duped real craftsmen into the project and didn't pay up. The "donation" bit was a shill.

Any chance you could provide a link? (I'm not doubting you, just curious.)

Captain Intrepid
06-05-2014, 09:26 AM
And according to this (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/10873294/Queens-Speech-a-timeless-new-coach-only-eight-years-too-late.html) it was then bought by me.
Andy

I got from the first article that someone made a private donation to cover the cost of the acquisition.


...the coach has now been formally acquired for the nation by the Royal Collection Trust following a private donation. In other words, it hasn’t cost the taxpayer a penny.

AndyG
06-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Ok then. If I've not paid for it, I love it.

Perhaps it needs more gold, though?

Andy

The Bigfella
06-05-2014, 06:36 PM
I imagine someone will need deep pockets, if Old Mate reads this