i’ve been putting off building a nuclear power plant for a year and i did not know why until this week
up to now, the builds i’ve done have been able to illustrate science concepts as they are (ie, water from a reservoir running through pipes to turn turbines in a hydro-electric dam is easy to imagine without needing to look into the pipes)
the main part of a nuclear power plant is the containment building which is typically airtight and fully sealed and that’s where all the action is
so how do you build a virtual world representation of something that is meant to be fully sealed, whose main purpose is to contain radiation and high pressure (like 200 psi), and “strong enough to withstand the impact of a fully loaded passenger airliner without rupture”
in this illustration, seeing a “cut out” is pretty accepted because it is literally an illustration and not a 3D representation
creating this build with some form of window is not representative of a real nuclear power plant and placing a “disclaimer” explaining that the window is just a way to let you see the inside is not ideal (and messes with that whole immersive “suspend disbelief” philosophy)
hmm, what to do?
how about having one completed containment building and have a second one under construction?
there could be building plans, like the illustration above, which show the main parts and that would seem like a plausible scenario plus raise the topic of a world that increasingly needs more and more energy!
i read somewhere that homes in the 1950s only had a few things plugged in (something like 5 things) whereas today we have loads of things plugged in and that the average home has something like 10 devices with unique IP addresses!