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Old May 7 2010, 10:53 PM   #65
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Re: TOS Enterprise WIP

blssdwlf wrote: View Post
I remember in some episodes they would make a distinction like "engineering, on the lower levels"
From the Enemy Within:
SCOTT: Mister Scott, sir, on the lower level of the Engineering deck. I've found a new trouble with the transporter.
blssdwlf wrote: View Post
or "engineering, on or near deck c", etc.
You're perhaps thinking of this line from Court Martial:

STONE: Finney.
KIRK; Localise that.
SPOCK: B deck, in or near Engineering.
KIRK: Seal off B deck, sections 18Y through 23D.
SPOCK: Acknowledged.
Incidentally, other than reference to a "Weapons locker on H Deck" in Conscience of the King at no other point in TOS are decks referred to by letter. Perhaps "B Deck" is the lower level of the engineering section?

blssdwlf wrote: View Post
I figured Kirk and crew would check with the bridge while in transit on the turbolift which one to go to
The scene in Is There In Truth No Beauty that I was thinking of occurs just after Marvick calls the bridge and rants to Kirk, who simply call for "security to Engineering". I suppose Uhura (professional that she is) could have relayed further directions to the Redshirts...

As for squeezing in those long curved corridors, it's just a matter of building what we actually see, not what we know is there. The corridor in Naked Time need not be a circle, thanks to the following camera cut:

If you want to include the view from court Martial (and make the corridor layout as symmetrical as possible) it might be arranged thus:

Perhaps not as elegant as a circular corridor, but it'll certainly fit in the Secondary Hull!
I imagine that the S1 Engine Room is near the top of the Secondary Hull. The Engine Room seen on Ultimate Computer I see in the middle. The long circular corridor can be made to fit by pivotting on the radial corridor by 12 degrees:

Here I've overlaid a block colour diagram on Casimiro's Secondary Hull, the blue sections are the ones which have moved:

The pivot is not that severe and could easily have been what we saw in the episode:

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Anyway, that's enough page wasted! I'm sure you get the general idea. It's a solution, anyway

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