#54845, "RE: Replica titanic under construction - ANSWERS" In response to In response to 17
Thanks to all of you who responded with your ideas. And Bill, good answer.
Besides water ballast, as this ship has a double bottom, the reciprocating steam engines are being built with cement cast pylon legs for the cylinders which themselves are steel. I am not responsible for the stability of the chip. The shipbuilders have to account for that. The LWL on their drawings is very close to that of T1.
To give the appearance of sheer, yes, we will be attempting some careful Hollywood type trickery on the exterior decoration. The biggest issue with this is that the portholes will not follow the sheer, they will have to remain parallel. The exception to this is the bow and stern sheer strakes, which will be adjusted to give the appearance of sheer, and the sidelights within the sheer strakes will also follow that curve.
The firemen's berthing spaces are already utilized for the amenities of a modern hotel. Remember, this will be a working 5 star hotel.
Third class spaces are still in the air. But yes, I agree and have already anticipated redoing the berthing room that included Charles Joughin.
>Recommendations for crew's spaces: >1. Crew's mess (any of them)
Like the firemen's berthing area, this wil be occupiued by the necessities of a hotel.
>2. Kitchens on D deck
The tour will not go into any galley, and though this was discussed, the money won't be expended to recreate a room full of non working 100 year old galley equipment. Sorry about that one.
>3. Escape ladder (If you're taking tourists down Scottland >road, give them a glimpse down the escape ladders)
That's a good idea.
>4. Dog kennels (who could resist a cute puppy?)
This whole area of the ship is already being used for hotel necessities.
>this whole area is pretty good tour material since the >steward's bunk room and 3rd class kitchen are all right there >and it's tucked nicely out of the way under E deck, and just >above Boiler Room 1 (which you're already doing), and you've >got the boiler room casings for any modernization >accommodations.
Thanks for the ideas. I'm working on these "historic areas" right now.