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SteveFuryMon Feb-20-17 07:27 PM
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#54681, "Titanic 3D model project"
Mon Feb-20-17 07:35 PMby SteveFury

          

Hello, this is my first post.
Thank you for allowing me to join your community.

I've been a Titanic fan for +50 years. I built this little Titanic model about 28 years ago when I was into building RC model boats:


Some specs:
5'2" long
20 (or so) wheat bulbs light up the promenade and decks.
3 fluorescent tubes light up hundreds of windows and port holes.
2 electronic horns
Water worthy, 1 very large 24v motor drives 3 props and a flood alarm. The 4 channel radio has been removed and it has fallen to disrepair over the years (You can see one of the bridge wings have been ripped off & hanging)
It has two major flaws:
(1) A model this size requires about 90lbs ballast. I used 3 large iron pieces within the hull. The model is made with birch plywood and balsa wood. The heavy weight makes it too difficult to transport.
(2) My original design used a quiet serpentine belt to run the outboard props. I opted for a chain instead during construction. The chain makes a lot of noise during operation.

Not to bore you with my past models...This post is about a virtual 3D titanic project I started about a week ago.

I've been doing computer modeling for about 16 years. Done several past CGI titanic models of various accuracy. Here are a few:






I got a 3D headset last month.

I'm completely BLOWN AWAY by this device and enjoy people's various 360 degree 3 dimensional "stuff". Amazing.

I've decided to start a very ambitious, long-term project. I plan to model the boiler rooms, reciprocating, turbine and prop shaft rooms and run a 360 3D camera throughout.
I plan to take my time with this and model as accurately as possible to get a more real feel of how it was. Navigation will probably be like you do with Google Street View.. Click in a certain direction to move down that path. Both reciprocating engines will be running about 60RPM. Go up and down the catwalks and look all around you (360 degrees) etc.

Step into a boiler room, the reciprocating or turbine room and look around (Literally).

I'll need to learn (or get help with) how to create the "click to navigate" software.
My long-term goal is to create an app where the user can just freely roam various parts of the ship. Maybe morph into a sort of game. Maybe operate the throttle. Trim the eccentrics. Reverse the engines.

However I don't know how to create such a game using the 360 3D technology I doubt it will get that far.
Probably just 360 3D YouTube videos.
-If anyone has knowledge how to program a game like that then perhaps we could get together on this.

Here is my first "try" of creating a 3D video. It's not 360, but I used one of the models pictured above to fly the camera from one end to another. As a first try, I discovered the software changes the ratio and makes the images bloated. So the ship appears very fat, but interesting if you have a 3D visor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcoawbwTk-c

I have some other interesting videos & animations there if you care to look: https://www.youtube.com/user/SirSteveFury

I began last week with creating the reciprocating engines.
I'm creating them with documentation found here at titanic-model.com and other web resources.

Here is what I have thus far.
My #1 priority is accuracy.
I won't likely be able to model -all- the piping but I plan to do the majority of it. It would be cool to, at will, illuminate various piping according to function as part of the videos.

Here I modeled the cylinder casings incorrectly. I modeled the piston type valves, not the slide valve casings. So I need to re-model the top end.
I wasn't sure how the throttle valve was operated so I put a common hand wheel link. But I read a bit about the governor and I don't think that throttle link is correct.

I'll need to post various technical questions if I otherwise can't find the answers. Hope you don't mind. The available info at titanic-model.com, especially the embedded links are such an awesome resource!

Here's what I have at the moment.
Notice the incorrect cylinder castings and throttle wheel. Note that nothing is textured. Just green castings, silver pipes, bolts etc:




I'm not sure what color the frame castings should be. I had googled other H&W reciprocating engines and came across a color photo which showed one of a peach color. Cameron choose peach yellow in his movie so I guess that's what I'll go with:


Wish me luck... I have a few questions already.

(1)Does anyone know exactly how the links for the governor went? It must be driven from the crankshaft somewhere. But how was it driven from the crank? Via leather belt, worm gear? Did it use the standard centrifugal swinging ball mech?

Engine operation questions:
(2)I read H&W didn't typically use a gauge cluster board, that the various gauges, valves, wheels & levers were just scattered about. The placement was more of an ease of installation rather than placing things at a central location. Is that true?
(3)I assume the starting platform was on the center of the forward end of the reciprocating room, against the watertight bulkhead of boiler room #1. Am I right?
(4)How high was this platform? Was it on the first level catwalk? On the tank top floor? Is is supposed that was where the telegraphs were located?
What is believed to have existed on this starting platform?
(5)I assume there was no central reversing engine controls. That they were probably located right at the engine units themselves, on each engine. Right? (Kinda relates to question #2)

Sorry for the scattered style of writing.

Steve Fury
from Atlanta,GA USA

  

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