If I recall Andrew Probert's drawing had the balcony on the window-side of the rim, not the other way... It could work I suppose either way...
I wasn't talking about when the rec room was moved to it's later rim position, so I'm guessing you don't know what I was talking about.
It makes sense though truthfully to just use an eight foot deck height at the rim which could squeeze two decks in there, and fiddle with the position of the windows on the rim and the height of each window...
Fiddle here and fiddle there, next thing you know you are no longer following Jefferies original ideas.
Lets be clear on this... for my plans, NO FIDDLING
If you change the positions of the windows, you aren't doing the Enterprise anymore. I'm only interested in ideas that allow the ship to work within the original confines.
It is funny, most people aren't willing to spend that much time trying to figure out how to make it work... so they cheat. Change positions, change dimensions, pretty soon you have the Franz Joseph
Which is fine... but that has nothing to do with what I'm working on.