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Old March 27 2012, 11:20 AM   #7
Re: The Mystery Inside the TOS Primary Hull Support Pylon

A stairway would probably be preferable to a ladderway in any case. Why crawl or climb when you can run?

An angled turboshaft would be more practical if there are no stops inside the neck; the shaft wouldn't have to feature stations that allow the cab to rotate back to vertical (taking somewhat more room than a standard station) at every deck, then.

Should we consider ST5:TFF sufficient proof that there exists a perfectly vertical and rather wide lift shaft from the secondary hull (from Deck 13 at least) to the level of the saucer (at deck 7/8)? If so, the feature might just as well have been there in TOS already.

Timo Saloniemi
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