model has 6 and there should be 5
The model has 3 and there should be 5
has done extensive research on these pipes and offers
the following conclusions. Click on the images for an
also offers this explanation of how these pipes operated.
if not all of the Harland & Wolff ships, specifically
the Olympic class liners, had their main water pipes
fitted to the aft side of a funnel. In the case
of the Olympic class ships this would be the #3 funnel.
The large loops were mains that supplied water to the
tanks in the tank room aft, flanking the reciprocating
engine casing. Fresh water and salt water was
stored in the bottom cells of the hull, and pumped up
to the tanks on the Boat deck. When the level
of the tanks would fall to a certain level, a pump would
pull up more water, keeping the pipe loops full and
the tanks filled. The reason for the pipes being where
they were was to keep the water above the level of the
tanks. The tanks were located on the topmost deck
because the system was gravity fed. The fresh
water would flow from the tanks, through filters, and
then to the distribution areas.
Olympic saw a difference in the configurations of the
water pipes as she had one less loop or upside down
"U" on the port side. The Olympic was
also launched with out an Engineer's Smoke room.
Because of this you will notice that the pipes enter
the tank room roof at the very forward edge. The
Titanic's had to be mounted a farther distance aft to
clear the additional Engineer's facility.
are my drawings of the water pipes. The information
is taken form photographs, and may astound some of you,
as this is not how the water pipes have been represented
in he past. However, the pictures prove this configuration.
The only gray area is one pipe fitting at the forward
port side end of the tank room.
"P" shaped pipes are overflows."
to Bruce for both the drawings and the explanation.
cannot offer a fix for these pipes at this time because
I haven't made this modification myself. If you successfully
make this modification please let me know how you did
it and I will post it here.