Robert Comsol wrote:
The 1,084' (330.4m) TOS Enterprise came about because the sidebays on the flight deck protruded out from the hull of the 947' ship.
I see and now I understand. The 1,080'+ overall length figure really answers many questions we'd otherwise have to confront ourselves with (too bad it doesn't work for the size of the bridge).
Just out of curiosity: How long is your shuttlebay from the stern end of the engineering hull to the forward end of the lateral observation corridors / end of actual VFX model?
It's 124' long from stern of engineering hull to forward end of flight deck model. I'm not counting the TCOTK Obs deck as I've moved it forward of the flight deck.