Rivets come off now and then; the usual cause is, "cold finishing", where a rivet has had to travel too far from the warmer to the holder up, cooling all the time, the rivet goes in the hole and is NOT red enough, i.e. below the austenitic point, the result is that the finished rivet is more brittle than the others in the run, (row or rows of rivets put in at the same time, by the same gang). It's unusual to find more than two rivets missing next to each other if there has not been any mechanical damage such as a collision or a grounding.how exactly do rivets come off, I would guess it would have something to do with the movement of the ship? You guys are very much the experts, I'm just wondering? Would the same thing happen to the Queen whilst she is in long beach?
Hi Norman,If people think Queen Mary is in bad condition, please judge from my slideshow when I spent two nights on her two years ago.
Press slideshow, and you can press full screen on the side of pictures.
Could be Ellerman, but also White Star. Didn't they use yellow as well? In a model museum, if it's White Star, I would think it would be the Olympic, not Titanic.qe2 but to the right Ellerman City Line ship Yes Yellow funnel with black boot topping?