I been interested in the Olympic this month from weird perspective looking at Front end at openings of stairwells, car deck and pilot house. I don't think anyone has done Ferry Drawings looking straight at the Forward or Aft positions.
The twin openings for the stairs is what caught my eye this month I think their is just a railing between the two openings. You see it in last picture in Evergreenfleet's web page for the Olympic.
The Rhododendron is still in her original configuration on one end; I think the stairs were moved back a bit on the other end (#2 end, I think) to accomodate the elevator. In any case you can't see the stairs on one end from the dock because there's an elevator in the way.
The ones of the Sechelt Queen actually look kinda funny. I know we've been discussing how unusual her design was, but a broadside view just seems to make all the little oddities in her appearance show up.
I was just thinking, since there was some grumbling about the drabness of the Sechelt Queen in the ministry of highways paint scheme and I was gonna suggets you might think about doing up a conceptual version of her as she would have appeared in WSF colors if she had stayed in the states... that might satisfy the color complaints. (I'm pretty sure Evergreenfleet would love you for that one)
The Rosario was a cute little thing. It's a shame it was so tired when the state got it (not that a boat that size would've had much use, even in 1951). And, of course, the Chippewa. Wish I'd have gotten to see her interior with all that mahogany.
Beauty! I notice a few minor errors with the Wave Scheme. The Most obvious of course being the Oversized Wave Before the "BC Ferries" I also notice that the colours are opposite on the Wave Flag on the Mast. Ever Thought of Doing the "S" Class one in their Original Colour Scheme? Anyways Great Work once Again, Keep it up.
Great drawings. I like the Susy-Q, although it seems heard to capture her true bueaty, and the Klahowya and Bay ferries are great.
You just made me realize what's always made me think the Oak Bay and Surrey looked sort of awkward. It's that opening for the upper car deck. When you look at them from the end, it just looks like they're giving you a really conniving, mischievous, even sinister grin.
Along the same vein, all the lifted V-Class have been striking me oddly of late as well, for the same reasoning. The opening for the upper car deck on the bow. For them it makes it look like the ships are tired and got stuck in the middle of a yawn.
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2008 14:09:31 GMT -8 by Mill Bay