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December 12 2009, 11:18 PM   #1087
Birdog
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Re: Another fan attempt at TOS deck plans

 Shaw wrote: I know that a lot of people have thought that I picked the deck heights at random or to fit some preconceived ideas I had... this is not true. The positions of the decks are based on figures that Jefferies used in his vision of the Enterprise, which in turn is why I've used them. To provide unique coordinates for both the primary and secondary hulls, each hull has been given it's own zero height (0 ft). For the primary hull, 0 ft is designated the "Weather Deck" and is at the upper rim of the hull. For the secondary hull, 0 ft is designated the "Waterline" and is at the center line axis of the hull. The heights for most of the decks are...Primary Hull: Deck 1 (bridge) is at 34 ft Deck 2 is at 24 ft Deck 3 is at 12 ft Deck 4 is at 2 ft 0 ft is the Weather Deck Deck 5 is at -10 ft Deck 6 is at -20 ft Deck 7 is at -30 ft Deck 8 is at -40 ft Secondary Hull: Deck 13 is at 42 ft Deck 14 is at 30 ft Deck 15 is at 20 ft Deck 16 is at 0 ft (the Waterline) Deck 17 is at -12 ft Deck 18 is at -24 ft Deck 19 is at -36 ft Deck 20 is at -46 ftThe dorsal is independent of both hulls and it's deck heights I'll figure out based on studies of the 11 foot model's window placement. I've applied the information above to my drafts of the primary and secondary hulls in this diagram. Click to enlarge This information can be applied to my earlier sketches where this had been left rather vague.
According to that Deck 5 would be really low <7ft due to the outer hull. Am I understanding that right? I'm assuming about 1ft for the hull.