Here follows the first rendering of a scene I’m doing called “Cardington Mooring Mast”. The tower itself is almost done. Other buildings, scene objects and detailed tower are to come.
The story, my excerpt from wikipedia: A mooring mast is a structure designed to allow for the docking of an airship outside of an hangar. It is a tower that contains a fitting on its top that allows for the bow of the airship to attach its mooring line to the structure. When it is not necessary or convenient to put an airship into its hangar (or shed) between flights, airships can be moored on the surface of land or water, in the air to one or more wires, or to a mooring mast, avoiding considerable manhandling.
The existing type of mast consists of a steel structure 200 feet high, fitted with a receiving arm at the top to which the airship is anchored. The structure is built to withstand the pull of the airship up to 30 tons in any direction, in addition to a wind force on the structure of 30 lbs. per square foot. Mains for hydrogen, water and fuel run up the mast for the replenishment of the ship, and are joined to similar mains in the ship by flexible connections. The mast should be sited in such a position that an airship arriving or departing does not have to fly over the shed or other high buildings. and in any case these should be at least 800 to 1,000 yards away.