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Stateroom A-36
A model of the Titanic in “museum scale” (1 inch = 16 feet) would be just over 4 ½ feet long. “Dollhouse” scale is 1 inch = 1 foot. Thus, a “dollhouse scale” model of a “museum scale” model of the Titanic would be just over 4.6 inches long. That’s the scale of our Titanic miniature (1 inch = 192 feet), which is thus suitable for effective display in a “dollhouse scale” setting.

The Titanic’s architect, Thomas Andrews, occupied Stateroom A-36 on the maiden voyage. It is there that he absorbed himself with revisions of the ship’s design, from the redesign of a portion of the Ladies' Writing Room to include additional staterooms (as shown in the plans displayed on the loveseat in the display case at the right) down to the number of screws in the coat hooks distributed throughout the ship (see the coat hook hardware on the table top on the far right).

Stateroom A-36 was an addition to the original design of the Olympic-class series of ships (right top and bottom), and was located in the aft first-class entry foyer on the promenade deck. Stateroom A-36, as it was added to the Titanic, replaced its original window to the promenade deck with a solid wall and fold-down berth. In addition, evidence suggests that the woodwork might have been finished in white. Passenger Francis M. "Father" Browne, who disembarked with his camera at Queenstown, had occupied Stateroom A-37 on the symmetrically opposite side of the ship. Father Browne took many photographs of the ship before he disembarked, including the famous photo of a boy spinning a top at the aft-starboard end of the promenade deck (photographed from mid-ship). That photo was taken just a short stroll from Mr. Andrews’ stateroom through the First Class Smoking Room and the Palm Court to the aft, and then a few steps toward starboard. Father Browne also shot photos of his own stateroom (A-37), showing woodwork finished in white.

For our display, we have chosen to retain the original window and have added the fireplace. Electric fireplaces were featured in some first class staterooms on the ship. We have also chosen to follow James Cameron’s conception of the Thomas Andrews stateroom by representing the warm walnut-toned woodworking depicted in a short scene in his film. While not historically accurate, our display box we believe displays our miniature Titanic in an aesthetically pleasing setting, which imaginatively gathers together many elements which made the Titanic such a beautiful ship.
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