Arent Ore Crushers just the coolest things on the planet? Top 10 coolest anyway. 10,000 TEU container ships are neat too, and nukes.
E48 has 13 km of tunnel (probably a bit more by now) and the E26 just next door to it is probably about the same or larger.
Assume 1 person per meter in what I consider a "dense pack" shelter, remember you need about a ton of food per person to last 2 or 3 years, that takes up a good amount of room. Mines are a bit wider than tunnels, so you have a bit more space. In an industrial tunnel, with steam pipes and wiring etc, you are pretty much sitting on top of your food, with just enough room for an aisle down the middle so people can walk around. Tunnels are cleaner, dryer, nicer and better lit tho, since mines are pretty much bare rock walls with seepage areas. You saw how dark the copper mine looked away from the face they were working. Keep those flourescents lit dammit!
1000 person shelters are pretty much optimal. More people mean more problems, and it takes a lot longer to load supplies into the larger ones, that leaves less time to work on systems. Industrial tunnels have multiple entrances generally, mines usually have 1 or 2. Factories are usually closer to the city they ransack for supplies too.
You'll get to see the outcome of Tunnel 3s problems soon.
then Im gonna move on to Year 2, which I think is going to be one of the kids diary/log, either 667s or Stan the red haired welder.
And as a bonus..
would anyone be intrested in a story Im calling "Unthinkable" which is obviously about a nuclear war? Been researching it for 2 days, and its giving me the willies.