I'm working on a sort of floorplan as to what is on each level. Anyone have any input on this? I know the engine is on the lowest level, along with Engie's workshop and I suspect the cargo hold would probably be on the level just above so we're not having to haul all that heavy junk up several levels of narrow ship walkways.
I probably will just write said floor plan out... as you guys have seen my awesome paint drawings... heh...-_-;
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Posted on 2012-05-08 at 20:45:21.
Edited on 2012-05-08 at 20:47:26 by Kriea
Eol Fefalas Keeper of the Kazari RDI Staff Karma: 453/28 7604 Posts
...for the engine to be on the lowest level, considering that's where the "paddle-wheels" would be poking out of the ship, right? Might even be a level above (in hopes of keeping the sand out, most likely) - half the level or so dedicated to engine and the rest cargo? *shrugs* I dunno... I'm no shipwright, I'm a navigator... I don't build 'em I just make 'em go places and try to keep 'em from getting lost, right?
Anyhoo... Just my inputs on the wheelhouse area, here... I kind of imagined the wheelhouse itself being located about 3/4 of the way toward the aft of the ship... one (maybe two) door leading out onto the deck and a hatch leading up to the "roof" of the wheel house where, likely, Sully's got some sort of observation platform set up (spyglass mounts, wind socks, weather vanes, etc)... Also figure that Sully's tiny little cabin is located directly beneath the wheelhouse and is accessible via a hatch in the floor not too far back from the console(s) where the levers, cranks, and whatnot used to actually steer the ship are located.
Let me know if there's anything I can do to help out.
Posted on 2012-05-08 at 20:56:09.
Reralae Dreamer of Bladesong Karma: 129/12 2058 Posts
If my nautical visualizations are any accurate...
Bottom level - engine/furnace, motors. Provides power to the rest of the ship, and since heat rises, good for those cold desert nights too, keeping the rest of the ship warm. Motors are immediately in the vicinity to keep efficiency at peak (less power lost over distance). Engie's room.
Well I had been joking about the slide tubes being used to get everywhere but I actually don't see why she couldn't have a slide. It could be a hatch she could close used to dump sand and empty shells that gather in the gun pits. I'm sure Engie easily could have rigged it up so it could serve as an emergency exit of sorts.
They're a rather impractical way of getting everywhere else on the ship though.
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