Raised Floor Beneath Reciprocating Engines

FreddyV1975

FreddyV1975

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Hi folks! I'm making decent progress on my 3D drawing of RMS Titanic, and I'm on to the Tank Top level. Side views show that the floor of the Tank Top level underneath the reciprocating engines is raised 12 inches, but no overhead views show the footprint of the raised area. Does it stay raised all the way out to the wing tanks, as in image 1, or does it stay raised strictly under the engines as in image 2?
 

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FreddyV1975

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I found an answer to my own question, I think. The section drawing of the reciprocating engine room shows a floor straight across to the wing tanks.
 
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I found an answer to my own question, I think. The section drawing of the reciprocating engine room shows a floor straight across to the wing tanks.
Hey could you show me some of your other work, you seem like you are puting a lot of time and research into it.
 
FreddyV1975

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Teaser images eh? Ok, here's some. You'll see throughout how I use reference images to line things up. They're all scaled using the same ruler found at the bottom of the drawings done by Oskari Synnymaa on 36ft-dream.com, for consistency. Notice in the closeup of the transverse channel beams under the decks that they're curved in order to provide the deck camber, 3 inches at widest beam. Getting the port-to-starboard camber to follow the bow-to-stern sheer is no small task, since the three inches goes down to zero by the ends, and is different for each deck since each deck's hull lines are different! The floor plan of Deck B is looking good, following the sheer while maintaining plumb. The decks have been coloured a reddish pink to reflect the litosilo coating before I lay down the linoleum tile patterns. Anywhere that I can't find tile patterns for will remain litosilo red until proven otherwise. And, part of the difficulty is that a lot of the reference images are horribly distorted. I use photoshop to remove perspective warp, skew and keystone. The image I found of the engine room plan view is still not perfect, but there's so much wrong with it that I can't seem to figure out how to fix it. I'm only going to use it as a loose reference, and go mostly with the floor plans found here on encyclopedia-titanica.
 

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Thank you for these they look great and I cant wait to see it finished keep working on it and P.S I like the profile pic.
 
FreddyV1975

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Hey quick question why are you making this?
Because I saw a model of the Titanic on 3Dwarehouse and while it had lots of detail, the details were wrong. Flat decks with no sheer or camber, for example. The hull was an approximation, but the shape was so off that a proper floor plan wasn’t possible. So I guess it’s a case of “I can do better”.
 
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