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Author Topic: Iron workers how to steampunk for book  (Read 465 times)

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« on: November 19, 2019, 05:33:26 pm »

  I’m writing a science fiction book. And I’m looking for input on how I can make Ironworker Job steampunk. It’s got to be at least a steel labor job for these characters.

Thank You
von Corax
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 07:01:50 pm »

Do you mean a foundry worker or a construction worker?

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 08:16:11 pm »

Well, I’m not sure, see this is really world travel and the worlds are made up but I wanted to kind of tie in history a bit to flesh it out.
Deck Hand
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 08:51:03 am »

Do you mean blacksmith or most steamy, boilersmith.
Synistor 303
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Zenyna Ironbracker

« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 12:14:38 pm »

Or an iron-drecker.

I have no idea what they do...
Rogue Ætherlord
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 12:50:54 pm »

Iron workers sound quite steamy already.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 11:27:10 pm by chicar » Logged

The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

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Zeppelin Admiral
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 11:31:31 am »

You could base your society structure around the victorian engineering "works", all parts of society would follow the usual structure of foremam, chargehand, apprentice etc. both of the sexes would have equal parity (think Rosie Rosie The Riveter and Aye Aye Popeye-although he appears to be very modern)

Draughtsman/Woman - Controlls what is to be made.

Foundary man/woman. - Produces the raw product

(a whole subset for those who extract the raw ore from the ground loosley based around Cornish Mine operations - mine Captain etc)

Blacksmith. - Works the raw product.

The next subsets would all be equal - working to produce finished items:

Boilermaker, Welder, Riveter.

Machieneist, Lathe Worker, Press Operator.

Errector. - Ornamental / Strucural - A highly skilled but dangerous part of society. That take the items produced and emplace them in society.

Mechanic - For when things go wrong, again plenty of scope for diversity as there are many things to go wrong - transport, communication, energy production, waste recycling, domestisc the list could go on

Lowest of the low:



Is that enough to go on?


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