This seems like the right place to ask this question... since it seems like everyone is indeed trying to build their own Ark/Teletraan 1.
Has anyone done any research as to the actual LAYOUT of the Ark/Mountain/Teletraan 1? (besides the comic or book. Those don't match the cartoon, of course.) I'd love to reconstruct a map or diagram for curiosity... and to aid in anyone doing a reconstruction project.
From all I see in the G1 cartoon, a long tunnel leads back and straight up into the three windows of the cockpit — with the main viewer seen in most episodes having to be on the right hand side. (You can see the broken windows of the cockpit at left in the opening episode.)
Repair bay seems to be in an outside adjacent building in another orange enclosure. Guessing the whole Autobot Spike affair happened there.
Anyone have any further conjecture regarding where the Dinobots were found, Constructicons entered, or any other room placement?
Another leap — based on the waterfall in front of the mountain, it's not too much of a leap to assume those are the same falls in the hydroelectric plant seen at the entrance of Autobot City in the movie, placing it just downstream from the Ark mountain. (?) Any input or information is appreciated.