I've made some corrections to my room. *The ceiling is different- Angled coal bunkers "wings" now exist on the after end, separated in the middle for the piping. *The framing & stringers are rebuilt with new designs at the shell plating and the after bulkhead K. *Bunker door counterweights are removed.
Below is the reference for my room shape:
I've spent countless hours analyzing the fragmented images and came up with this conclusion regarding the center-of-the-room framing and wondered your thoughts:
TTSM suggests there was a line of four cast-iron stanchions. The two center ones form an upside down "Y" for a passageway between the boilers. Notice the large red circle. That looks like a row of the described stanchions at the splitting point. However, also look at the two smaller circles. Those also look like stanchions. If that's so then there are not 4 but 8 stanchion points in the room. I wasn't quite sure so I went with the 4 and placed them at frame 25.
Folks seem to like the renders so here are a few recent:
Do you suppose those straight & curved vertical beams against the WTB K would have weight-lightening holes punched in them as the ones do along the shell plating?
#55293, "RE: Boiler Room #1 questions" In response to Reply # 0 Sun Jul-02-17 11:41 AMby SteveFury
I have signed up for a free Flickr account to see if they can host the images there. Let me try:
I haven't had very much time in the past few days but I was able to implement a few of the modeling suggestions posted earlier:
Looks like I may be back in business. I signed up for a free Flickr account and uploaded those images to my Camera Roll and made them public. Then I clicked on them to display them, right click and copied the location and pasted it here. Seems to work, at least for now. -Steve
#55371, "RE: Boiler Room #1 questions" In response to Reply # 0
I have a few images of my BR1 project to share. Been working hard at this, more to do:
Stoker level facing Port:
An interesting view out of the bunker tunnel looking through the passage to the reciprocating room:
Sight glass level (Orlop) facing starboard:
The ladder against the top of the coal bunker:
Down the side of the coal bunker:
I modified the boiler top access as suggested. The passage through the uptake had to be raised. There seems to be a discrepancy between the height of this passage between the BR1 end view in the TTSM and the common uptake photo at H&W. TTSM shows it much shorter than the H&W photo. I made the change to more closely resemble the photo. A ladder was necessary to transverse the center "beam":
Ready to do the piping. The valve position will change to avoid putting the handwheel through the catwalk:
An interesting view showing different parts of the room: