Its that time again when I start to read or listen (as audiobooks are easier on the eyes) to one of my favourite books, so I started rereading “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and dug out this image from 2015. as I just cannot get into a new spaceship model at the moment, I am thinking of returning to this design interior, but steering clear of the magnificent Victorian look of Harper Goff’s Disney design, so once again this magnificent journey has grabbed my attention. I was never happy with my quick solution for the Air Reservoir’s for the next cutaway it will be more detailed and better explained, that is the intention anyway.
The Nautilus is described as having a cylindrical hull 70 meters long and 8 meters in diameter, which I have indicated with this outline, and I could just about fit all the internal settings as described by Jules Verne on one level (the mid section), that could house the cabins of Professor Aronnax (2.5 meters long) which would have room for a simple bunk, writing deck, chair wardrobe and adjoining W.C with show, working back then to Captain Nemo larger room (5 meters long) with a work area and W.C. that could contain a bath.
Moving back we have the salon (10 meters long) with the large portholes for viewing the undersea world, this room doubles for museum, that has art and marine collection of some significant value, next is a dining room (5 meters long) of some elegance and adjoining that is the Library (5 meters long) containing 12,000 books.
We are now at the midpoint of the submarine where you will find a spiral staircase connecting 3 level the size of this central section is not given this area connects to other smaller rooms that house the galley & some storage rooms, where I have placed our other two passengers Ned Land and Conseil as they travel 20,000 leagues under the sea’s, moving further back we have a large W.C or bathhouse for the crew which I have estimated at 12 men can bunk comfortably. Then there is the batteries and engine machine area.
This is my final work on the Enterprise and its Hangar bay and how I thing it could be
I still think this design can carry between 6 or 8 shuttles depending on the arrangement but this seems to work well
You could have 2 stationed in the main hangar, with the duel elevator/rotating (Turntable) deck kept clear ? or 3 in the main hangar with one on station ready for launch on the elevator/rotating (Turntable) etc
With 4 stored in the deck below the hangar , there is room to move them around and I imagine that they can easily be moved, antigrav units or something like that.
The lower fantail cut of the secondary hull prohibits the shuttle elevator going down more then one level,, so I have added two additional side elevators to the forward shuttle storage area (orange surface colour, one occupied by a shuttle), so perhaps if the captain wishes to have additional shuttles at his or her disposal, they can.. so lets say that the maximum class F shuttles this design can carry is 8.. possibly adding one or two workbees of the period.
I added 2 smaller cargo elevators to the forward wall, beyond that would be the Engineering sections, for those times Cargo Transporters cannot be used.. as we know these things happen
Also I rendered 2 new images.. too get a idea of how the scale looks I included some 6ft crew personnel.
Its been a while since my last post with the rebooted Enterprise but also my PC had another fit and I was compelled to reinstall Windows, by slow steps I have reinstalled Lightwave at the last and finished the few details I had to work out on the rebooted constitution class.
I had to adjust the hangar deck height. it was too low for the deck plan I was using, I also worked out the gallery observation area and its corridor to the control booth though I did not build the corridor itself..
I never found credit to the shuttle model builder, no readme was included in the file.
The shuttle model builder is Aggi from Foundation3d
I have at last finished the design, but it took me some time to return to it, over the last week I refined and reworked the design added features I like and giving some thought how the ship would be arranged internally.
The overall design is bigger then the original series version to fit my idea of its internal layout too.
USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701
Length: 1311’5 Feet
Width: 577’5 Feet
Height: 319’11 Feet
Crew Complement 430.
7 Class F Shuttlecraft
Escape Pods 192
164 Primary Hull 4 persons per pod = 656 Crew
28 Secondary Hull 4 persons per pod = 128 Crew
Total Escape Pod Personnell Capacity = 768