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So, what is "Federation Reference"? At first glance it might appear to be just another Star Trek fan site. That is most definitely not the case. You've stumbled upon a site devoted to that most peculiar facet of fanaticism, the subset of a subset of a niche- in this case the technical art of two Star Trek fan publishers from the 1970s, 80s and 90s- Star Fleet Printing Office (SFPO) and Mastercom Datacenter/ Star Station Aurora (SSA). 

SFPO and Mastercom/SSA were creating their own Star Trek universe in a time before the Star Trek spinoff series and most of the movies. So, what is here is not what you will find in those later Treks. This is fan fiction from an alternate, lovingly crafted Star Trek universe. And if you aren't familiar with that universe, you'll be lost here.

Thus, you need some guidebooks. Several will suffice- the six volumes of the Federation Reference Series, Starship Design and most of all, the two volumes of Ships of the Star Fleet. Be forewarned- there are volumes floating around the internet that took the name and format of "Ships of the Star Fleet" without having anything to do with the Mastercom/SSA/SFPO universe. Don't look for your answers there. You'll need to find the real deal -

Volume One:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0006EZCH ... mdp_mobile

Volume Two:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000J42H6 ... mdp_mobile

This website is for discussion of this universe described in the works of Mastercom/SSA and SFPO. Many of their publications are posted online at http://www.cygnus-x1.net . Publications by other artists that contributed to the Federation Reference Series are there, too. Finally, some of the works that the SFPO/Mastercom/SSA universe was based upon are also on Cygnus. 

Until we get the totality of our own stuff online for you to view, the books above, links below, and thread discussing these works linked at the end of this post will have to do. Have fun!


The six issues of the FRS available at Cygnus are vastly incomplete. No text pages are posted. I have the original artboards scanned and OCR to PDF form but the art needs to be cleaned up. Eventually I hope to get complete versions posted here at http://www.federationreference.com. Until then, these will have to do:

Federation Reference Series, Volume 1 (aridas sofia, et al): 
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/frs-1.php

Federation Reference Series, Volume 2 (aridas sofia, et al): 
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/frs-2.php

Federation Reference Series, Volume 3 (aridas sofia, et al): 
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/frs-3.php

Federation Reference Series, Volume 4 (aridas sofia, et al): 
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/frs-4.php

Federation Reference Series, Volume 5 (aridas sofia, et al): 
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/frs-5.php

Federation Reference Series, Volume 6 (aridas sofia, et al): 
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/frs-6.php

Other publications by Star Fleet Printing Office:

U.S.S. Enterprise Heavy Cruiser Evolution Blueprints (aridas sofia): 
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/en ... lution.php

General Plans U.S.S. Avenger Class NCC-1860 (aridas sofia):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/ge ... -class.php

S.S. Kobayashi Maru Plans (aridas sofia):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/bo ... -plans.php

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Detail Cut-Away (aridas sofia):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/bl ... utaway.jpg


Publications by Star Station Aurora and Mastercom Datacenter:

USS Durance Class Cargo Tug Blueprints (Todd Guenther): 
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... go-tug.php

U.S.S. Caracal CC-750 (Todd Guenther):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... cc-750.php

S.S. Aurora Class Space Cruisers (Todd Guenther):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/ss ... uisers.php

Sherman Class Cargo Drone (Todd Guenther):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/sh ... -drone.php

Federation Size Comparison Chart - Special Edition Set One (Todd Guenther):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/fscc-1.php

Federation Size Comparison Chart - Special Edition Set Two (Todd Guenther):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/fscc-2.php

Starship Design: Interstellar Forum for Naval Power (Todd Guenther):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/st ... design.php

U.S.S. Excelsior Ingram Class Plans (Todd Guenther):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/ex ... prints.php

U.S.S. Excelsior Ingram-Class Blueprints - Revised (Todd Guenther):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/ex ... evised.php

U.S.S. Detroyat NCC-1100 (Michael Morrissette):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... c-1100.php

U.S.S. Almeida GCC-120 (Michael Morrissette):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... cc-120.php


Publications by contributors to the Federation Reference Series:

U.S.S. Saladin Destroyer / Scout (L. Allen Everhart, Jr.):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... -scout.php

U.S.S. Renner Class Escort Destroyer Plans (Rafael Gonzalez):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... -class.php

U.S.S. Ianar Fast Frigate Plans (Rafael Gonzalez):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... rigate.php


Official publications consulted:

Star Trek Blueprints: U.S.S. Enterprise Space Cruiser (Walter M. Jefferies):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... ruiser.php

Star Trek Blueprints: Phase II Enterprise  (Walter M. Jefferies):
http://www.cloudster.com/Sets&Vehicles/ ... awings.htm
(David Shaw reconstruction):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/je ... ase-II.php

Star Trek Blueprints: Enterprise Flight Manual (Joseph R. Jennings, Lee Cole, Lew Splittgerber, Janet Stokes and Rick Sternbach):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/efm.php

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Official Blueprints (David Kimble):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/st ... icture.php

General Plans: Constitution Class: U.S.S. Enterprise (Franz Joseph):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/st ... prints.php

Star Fleet Technical Manual (Franz Joseph):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/sftm.php


Other works consulted:

Romulan "Bird of Prey" Cruiser Blueprints (Michael McMaster):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/ro ... f-prey.php

U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Blueprints  (Michael McMaster):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/mc ... prints.php

U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Blueprints - Revised (Michael McMaster):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... bridge.php

General Plans: U.S.S Independence NCC-F1300 MK-XVI Freighter (Geoffrey Mandel):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... -f1300.php

Star Trek Blueprints: Space Station K-7 (Geoffrey Mandel):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/sp ... ion-k7.php

Star Trek Blueprints: U.S.S. Enterprise Officer's Manual (Geoffrey Mandel):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/US ... Manual.php

Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (Geoffrey Mandel, et al):
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/st ... manual.php


That is what is on the Cygnus site. As you'll be able to tell below, there were many, many other ships mentioned in the many other publications done by SFPO/Mastercom/SSA. This discussion gives a nice overview:

topic941.html?hilit=Recognition

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What a terrific summary. Thanks, aridas.

I don't think I've ever realized that Everhart did the Saladin class plans. I knew he did these: http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/us ... -plans.php Did he ever do more complete drawings of the Enterprise?

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He did the Enterprise construction plans available at Cygnus, but I'm not sure whether his distinct version of the ship (which very much influenced us, IIRC) was limited to those plans or appeared elsewhere as well. Perhaps Todd, Mike or Alex will remember?

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Thanks Aridas, a much-needed summary for a relative newcomer such as myself. I also didn't know that Mr. Everhart did a set of Saladin plans, I like his cutaway.

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Nicely done a great temporary measure until the web site comes back up. :)

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I don't remember where or when I picked it up, but I have a drawing Everhart did of the port side of TMP Enterprise (copyright 1983) that goes into a lot more detail than the Kimble plans did. Among other things, it has very light markings laying out where some of the panel details from the paint job were. Do not expect me to scan it; the blessed thing is over five feet long!

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MLJames wrote:
I don't remember where or when I picked it up, but I have a drawing Everhart did of the port side of TMP Enterprise (copyright 1983) that goes into a lot more detail than the Kimble plans did. Among other things, it has very light markings laying out where some of the panel details from the paint job were. Do not expect me to scan it; the blessed thing is over five feet long!


I have that one also as well as the Ktinga they see the light of day very rarely :)

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It's me birthday and we wantsssss it, my preciousssssss.

(No it'ssss not really me birthday.)

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don't do that... you almost had me looking for Gollum pics to post... ; )




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I had some suspicions about something in my blueprint collection, so I did some digging today, and it turned out I was correct. I've got a package of four 9 1/2 by 24-inch drawings Everhart did in the late 70s of science fiction ships: the Galactica, the Orion spaceplane from "2001", the Valley Forge freighter from "Silent Running", and a somewhat uprated version of the Enterprise. Judging from the details, he must have based the drawing on one of the early TMP teaser posters. Specifically, it's the one with lots of extra window rows on the saucer and a very strange mix of design elements on the nacelles. I might be able to fit these sheets into my scanner, but I'd have to do them in sections and cut and paste the elements together.

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