Building the Engine Room

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Building the Engine Room

feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

25 May 2015, 18:30 #1

As you may know Star Trek Continues is building an engine room and I wanted to post some progress photos on the construction.  Tosgraphics.com has prepared a very detailed and extensive 5 page set of scaled blueprints covering every detail of the engine room.  We will continue to update you on our progress so stay tuned!!
First the room was partitioned off with multiple rooms that had to be demolished to make room for the engine room.  Here is the space after the demo was completed:
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We began building the raised platform first.  This is the wall that will have the consoles in front of it and the ship's ladder going up between them.  Not much to look at now:
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In this photo you can see the beginning of the framing for the upper wall:
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Some more progress showing the soffit above the raised platform framed in:
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The hardest part so far was standing up the side wall.  This is the bottom part of it but we added the top section before we stood it up.  It was tough but we got it done!
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Sam, Royal, Scott, Vic and some hooligan from the street!


A photo from the backside which will never be on camera:
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Working on the wall where the main engineering console will be:
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Here work is being done on the back wall of the upper level.  You can also see that the warp core area has been cut out:
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Installing the wall covering; you can see the layout starting to look like the engine room (hopefully)
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Consoles under construction:
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Check back for more progress photos!
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

04 Jun 2015, 21:15 #2

Here are a few photos showing the progress on the engine room.
Getting the sheeting on the walls.  Here you can see on the left side the cut-out for the compartment that will house the trident scanner (ray-generator).  There will be a piece of hex grading near where the ladder is in this photo:
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A nice view of the raised platform:
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Another view showing the console wall.  The console height is actually well above the platform and will cover the bottom area which will remain without any wall covering which will give us access to the back of the consoles.  The plywood in the center will be where the ships ladder to the platform is located
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A view from the engineering alcove.  The main engineering console and status board will be on the left hand side in this photo:
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

11 Jun 2015, 23:56 #3

Chipping away at the stone! Here are a few more photos:
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Here is the vantage from the Emergency Manual Monitor
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This is what the area in the above photo will look like:
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

17 Jun 2015, 20:15 #4

Moving forward; slowly but surely!!
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

18 Jun 2015, 21:13 #5

Here are a couple of more progress photos from the STC Engine Room.
Got the consoles built; they still need the displays and other details but you get the picture.  This is taken from where the Emergency Manual Monitor set will be located.
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This is the template for the overhead ceiling beams which are huge.
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Some more photos of the engine room:
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You can see the cut templates for the beams leaning up against the far wall
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We already have all of the elements of the alcove completed (status board, main engineering control panel, etc.) since we had that for the last episode "The White Iris" so all we will have to do is move those over once we get ready for them.
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feek61
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21 Jun 2015, 22:15 #6

We used the blueprints from the original show to lay it out.
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kelloggs2066
Joined: 10 Mar 2013, 19:27

23 Jun 2015, 00:11 #7

http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/3x09h ... hd1208.jpg

http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/3x09h ... hd1189.jpg

This thread got me curious, so I started looking up pictures of the 3rd season Engine Room.
I these above from The Tholain Web that you might find useful for the upper mezzanine.

Scott
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Treadwell
Joined: 24 Aug 2014, 03:21

23 Jun 2015, 06:32 #8

Exeter's engine room was a physical scale model, as were the corridors in the shots prior.
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kelloggs2066
Joined: 10 Mar 2013, 19:27

24 Jun 2015, 18:50 #9

Treadwell wrote:Exeter's engine room was a physical scale model, as were the corridors in the shots prior.
You guys did a really excellent job!
My compliments to your model builders!

Scott
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Treadwell
Joined: 24 Aug 2014, 03:21

25 Jun 2015, 04:45 #10

Oh, we were not involved with Exeter. But I agree, those miniature sets were outstanding.
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