Sauder Titanic Plans


Hi Peter,

Thanks for your compliments on my Titanic Plans.

If you do decide to go into drafting, take computer classes that will enable you to become a CAD systems administrator. The position has much better pay and prestige within a corporation.
 
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Steve: Thanks for your kind words about my plans. I was wondering something about TTSM: Did the publisher put a maximum page count?

The problem with a comprehensive project like that is finding a place for everything you want to cover, and working withing a page count ceiling doesn't help.
 
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Steven Hall

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Bill: Originally the book was going to be approx. 600 pages (titled TITANIC Revealed). The publisher stated that above that page figure there’d ‘possibly’ be an issue.
After compiling all the material it quickly became apparent we couldn’t condense it down to 600.
“Did the publisher put a maximum page count?”
Once the two book format was accepted, page numbers were no longer an issue. What was . . . , how do we now divide it all into two fluid stand-alone books ?
In the six months prior to the manuscripts actually being completed, a wealth of additional material was always arriving from various contributors. With the printing deadlines now basically ‘fixed’, we simply had to run with what we had originally planned to use. And unfortunately there was simply not enough time to include that ‘additional’ material. This to me was a real disappointment.
The bottom line is (and Bruce would know better then I); if we’d had another 6 months to further refine / add / polish and collate all the material and perhaps a move from the two volumes we see today to a three 450 page book format, this would have been (in my opinion) the perfect package.

Steve
 
Mr. Sauder,

Are your plans still available? I love the glimpses on your website, but I notice it hasn't been updated since 2009. I really hope I can get a copy, the detail is amazing.

Dave
 

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Hello, Dave---

Please note that Bill hasn't visited this board since last August, so it's likely that he won't see or respond to your message. Your best bet might be to use the "Contact Us" link on his web page.
 
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Thanks Mark

I hadn't noticed his last post, whoops. I did send an email through the website but I haven't heard back yet.
I'm sure he's a busy guy, just curious about the status of the plans.
 
Always liked his stuff he's done on Titanic. Yeah post it if you can. Cheers.
Hi Steven!

I'm home now, so I can post it
Galley, Bill Sauder deckplans.png


this is where we are
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he decided not to go with the black background, he'll go with a white background, more in style of Bruce Beveridge did (but much more detailed!)

hope this helps
 
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As of 2021, they are being worked on. A-Deck is fully complete, IIRC! he sent me a snippet of one of his plans by the Galley, which I can attach later
Thank you Cam for the update, and for sharing that picture! It really looks amazing, I can't wait to see the rest. And, as others stated before, I also think white background is a little easier to read (at least for my eyes). Are you in regular contact with him?
 
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Thomas Krom

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Hi Steven!

I'm home now, so I can post it
View attachment 77044

this is where we are
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he decided not to go with the black background, he'll go with a white background, more in style of Bruce Beveridge did (but much more detailed!)

hope this helps
That isn't on D-deck, it is the officer's mess pantry on the boat deck and it's hoist gear. The stairwell on the left leads to the lounge and deck pantry.
 
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