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It's a beautiful model. It really is. I may have a quibble with your Treknology here and there, but I can't argue with your art. It is a very clean, neat and distinctly TMP>TSfS era design. Cool.

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20 Mar 2016 16:35
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99% finished. Just one more days’ worth of work – and she’s done!

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21 Mar 2016 13:26
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aridas wrote:
It's a beautiful model. It really is. I may have a quibble with your Treknology here and there, but I can't argue with your art. It is a very clean, neat and distinctly TMP>TSfS era design. Cool.

Thank you. I love the TMP era, the look, the style. Starfleet looked more like a fleet during that time. If only that era had been developed more fully and not skipped over in favour of a new century... Still, that's what we're here to do, and what we can do.

Variants are coming... and they do address points raised :D

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Ok, sorry about that. Guess the dyes used in CT scans don’t agree with me after all :(

Anyhoo, a day later than planned here are some pretty pics to enjoy;

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Yes, a few were rushed and the lighting could do with more work, but it’s a start.

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24 Mar 2016 10:04
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U.S.S. CLARKE NCC-901

Length: 198 meters.
Width: 55.5 meters.
Beam: 115.25 meters.

Decks: 18.

Crew:
173,
- 144 Starfleet Officers and Crew.
- 29 Civilian Science Specialists.

Max Crew,
- 300.
- Evac Capacity 800.

Min CO Rank:
- Commander.

Mission Types:
Science,
- Exploration (long range).
- Science and Study.
- Scout.
- Monitoring.

Tac Fleet,
- Escort Role for larger craft.
- Patrol.
- Scout.
- Monitoring.
- Resupply.

Fleet,
- Escort.
- Resupply.


Propulsion:
2 LN-64fS Warp Nacelles,
- Normal Cruise, warp 7 (TOS Scale).
- Max Cruise, warp 8.5 (TOS Scale).
- Max Rated, warp 10 for three house (TOS Scale).
- Max Possible, warp 14 for 2 minutes before structural collapse/Intermix overload (TOS Scale).

Kloratis Mk XI Twin Exhaust Impulse Drive,
- Direct Intermix Powered through DC Assembly.
- Fusion Reactor Backups.

Standard Reaction Control Manoeuvring Thrusters.

Defence:
- Deflector Shield Grid and Forcefield “Defence Field” combination (Starfleet Standard), rated for high capacity use.
- Navigational Deflector capable of particle deflection.

Armament:
3 Type VI Twin Mounted Phaser Banks.
4 Type V Single Mounted Phaser Banks.

1 Class II Torpedo Launcher (forward facing),
- Photon Torpedo capable, recharge time 103 seconds.
- Torpedo “hard-shell” capable, 20 rounds with 22 second reload time.

Aux Craft:
- 1 Type H Long Rang Shuttlecraft (with standard Docking Hatch).
- 1 Type J Short Range Shuttlecraft.
- 2 Workbees.

Aux Systems:
Sensor Arrays (3 Primary),
- Upper Sensor/Navigational Array.
- Main Sensor Array.
- Aft Array.

Probe Deployment,
- 2 Class 1 Probe Launchers (forward facing), with 80 probes of various types.

Hull Life:
- 35 Years.

Refit Cycle:
- Minor, 1 Year
- Standard, 3 Years
- Major, 15 Years.

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I really like that one of Odysseus and Clarke
inspired by the ending of The Undiscovered Country?

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Not deliberately, I just liked the idea of the two of them sailing off into the sunset ;)

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Emergency Hull Separation

I built those separation lines for a reason, in case of antimatter containment loss, or substantial damage to the secondary/engineering hull, the primary hull can “detach” and act as a lifeboat.

My thoughts on this: I think it would be a onetime deal, something only done as a last resort. Once done, it cannot be undone.

Sections of the hull are lost when the hull splits apart, and I would imagine a system in place to give the primary hull a “push” away from the secondary hull, perhaps a set of single use impulse type engines within the dorsal interconnector that help to speed up the process of getting the two parts of the hull away from each other. That would be a useful system if we’re talking about the loss of antimatter containment.

However, I would also imagine that such a system would cause substantial damage to the respective hull sections, which would preclude reattachment (which in the case of the total loss of the secondary hull would be a moot point).

Anyhoo, that’s my thoughts on it. As always, I stand to be corrected (if need be :D ).

Images below were a pain to create. The mesh was designed so I could do this, but it didn’t like doing it one bit;

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A thought for everyone; given the warp nacelles break away with the primary hull is it conceivable that emergency fusion reactors could provide enough power for a short warp jump to get the ship away from an antimatter explosion?

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Those are beautiful renders up above, Jay. The one with the Ingram variant is especially cool.

These latest images are fascinating in that they channel a problem I faced back in 1985 or so when Todd was doing Ingram and I was doing Grissom/Oberth. And frankly one reason I dropped the project. When you are in the TMP world of reactors residing in-hull, the separation of primary from secondary hull becomes more consequential than detaching the nacelles. It really brings the whole difference between Jefferies well-thought out scheme and everything that followed into fine focus. And for the life of me, when I was writing the FRS and other related publications, I never could figure out a reason why such a system would evolve to take the place of one that almost certainly had reactors in each nacelle AND in the primary and secondary hulls. (We know that from dialog and such in TOS*). With the TMP refit, you detach the saucer and the nacelles go too, thus avoiding the problem of their presumably great mass slowing down the saucer's escape. But with Oberth - and Clarke - the nacelles stay attached. Unless they can function at an extremely compromised level, powered by a separate impulse reactor, it doesn't make sense. But if there is a separate impulse reactor, you are back to a SCNN type of power distribution, which is not the way the LN-6X series nacelles supposedly worked.

A bit of a conundrum to keep you occupied. :D

* "Catspaw":
DESALLE: Engineering, stand by to divert all power systems to the outer hull. Prepare impulse engines for generation of maximum heat directed as ordered. Maybe we can't break it, but I'll bet you credits to navy beans we can put a dent in it.

...later...

CHEKOV: It was that electrical field we set up, Mister DeSalle, that dent you wanted. It's not much, but it is a start.
DESALLE: Keep it up, Mister Chekov. Channel the entire output of reactors one, two, and three into the relay stations. Whatever it is, it's starting to weaken.

​"By Any Other Name":
SPOCK: The final decision, of course, must be the captain's, but I believe we must have it ready for him. The Enterprise is propelled by matter-antimatter reactors. The barrier we must traverse is negative energy.

...later...

SPOCK: Mister Scott and I have prepared the means for the only logical alternative available to us.
KIRK: What alternative?
SPOCK: The barrier we must penetrate is composed of negative energy.
SCOTT: I have opened the control valves to the matter-antimatter nacelles. On your signal, I will flood them with positive energy.

"Day of the Dove"
SPOCK: Alien detected in the engineering section, near reactor number three.

And this one, which tells us the impuslse drive is powered by independent fusion reactors without using the word "reactor":

"Doomsday Machine"
KIRK: Spock, listen. Maybe Matt Decker didn't die for nothing. He had the right idea but not enough power to do it. Am I correct in assuming that a fusion explosion of ninety seven megatons will result if a starship impulse engine is overloaded?

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