This area is dedicated to ironing out the flaws of the Star Trek Universe. Cannon information is taken as law. Book information is Taken as Rule of Thumb. Gaming Information is taken as Filler, and Imagination is the last resort.
I have been diligent in my research to accurately depict the Technologies and events during the main characters life in which he lived. My largest complication came from the Warp Propulsions and led me to develop a Chart and Drawings to better identify what was available and when. I have compiled a comprehensive detailed information packet with drawings for the aid in that area.
Currently, I am making a packet that will allow one to use the information in whatever Role Playing Genre they need and to use in their own story lines.
Around 2230's to the early 2240's it was standard practice to have a Fusion Generator to Power the Secondary Systems and the Controls, that way, when the Starship goes to Full Warp Speeds it did not drain the other Control systems.
Working out the Warp-Drive Dilema. Seems FASA, Decipher, GURP, etc...all have their issues, So I am bringing them all together and making sense of them for my writing purposes and any gaming that I do in the future. I will be posting the Nacelles with 2 views and Identification tags and other relavent information pertaining to each Warp Drive/Nacelle, and they will also have the Values for each gaming system as well as for writing purposes. I have over 52 Computer Rendered 3-Dimensional Drawings of just Nacelles ranging from 2092 to 2252 and still adding more. I am going to write up a History of the Warp Drive companies including any rivalaries, selling the use of a design, Collaberations, or when a company quit and for what reasons. The Warp-Drives will also reflect the Era's they were developed, IE=Romulan War. I have placed a lot onto myself for the completition of this information for others to use as well. It will be accurate to the Star Trek Timeline and gaming Information.
In Accordance with my Research, the Warp-Drive (Nacelles) That I used on the PYROEIS Class Design are Innacurate. The Earliest that design comes out is 2227, Not 2213 as I have stated on the Drawing (Schematics). This will change the Dynamics of the Ship and the Story. In the Information that I am about to add to this Site-BLOG about the Warp Drives (Nacelles) should help myself as well as others to accurately depict Starships based on Timeline Information.
There are Very Few people that take into account of Timelines, and some of those "Timelines" are Questionable to the point they are Wrong. For the Record, After all my Studies in the Field of Star Trek and it's Timeline, the Best Answer for the Timeline Events for Certain Factions of Earth's Development within the Space Community, and here is what I have came to the Conclusion of;
1995 to 2064 ISA (International Space Agency) est.
2012 to 2063 UESN (United Earth Space Navy) Gray Hulls
2034 to 2131 UNSF (United Nations Solar Fleet) Light Blue Hulls
2064 to 2160 UESPA (United Earth Space Probe Agency) Replaces ISA and UESN. Gray Hulls
2132 to 2160 UNSF (United Nations Star Fleet) Becomes Starfleet in 2161. Light Blue Hulls
2161 to Current UFP (United Federation of Planets) All remaining Earth Starships would be drafted into Service and see Refits.
2161 to 2220 use of Lt.Blue or Gray for Hull color
Section 31 Established
2212 to Current GEOP (Galactic Exploration Outreach Program) est.
2221 Starfleet paints Hulls of their Starships White. Major Refit of most Starships.
With this Information I am preparing a "Starship Construction Chart" for each of the Eras. Along with the Work that I have been doing in the Warp Drive/Nacelles area, and added the Information that I have collected from Novels, I should be able to prepare the most detailed "STSTCS" (Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator) Manual ever! And that Includes FASA and other Gaming Information.
Again...I am Using whatever I can find in Relevant information pertaining to the timeframe of the main character. This leads me to one of my Favorite site, and it is my Least Favorite as well. Why is it my Favorite? It has some STSTCS information that is Useful, Why is it my Least Favorite? Because of the Timeline they chose to use. It does not line up with the Star Trek Universe. Some adjustments must be made before using the information. The Site? "VINTAGE STARSHIPS II". I am currently going down the same path as they did, but I am better defining the Era's concerning the Technologies pertaining to the Warp Drives. Collaberate? I would be more than willing to Collaberate with them to create STSTCS material based on what I have learned with my extensive research. I really like the effort they placed in the work they did, and I know, because I am currently creating such information as well for anyone to use freely for the STSTCS universe.
What Service I am providing is for Private Gaming (RPG, PBeM RPG, etc.) and not for Commercial sale or Profit of any Sort, nor do I want it used in that manner.
I have taken over 6 months to get where I am at with the Information that I have collected and I am sure it will take me several more months before I am totally happy (or willing to call it good), but what I have currently is free for gaming purposes and you are free to use.
WD, WE, WP, EFTL, EMFTL, FFTL, and FW?. What does it all mean?
These are the Designations for Warp Drive designs per Era. I will outline the Timelines.
WD (Warp Drive)-2063 to 2105~
WE (Warp Engine)-~2105 to 2151~
WP (Warp Propulsion)-~2138 to 22151~
EFTL (Earth Faster Than Light)-~2151 to 2160~
FFTL (Federation Faster Than Light)-~2160 to 2237~
FW? (Federation Warp Model)-~2237 to Current in timeline
EMFTL (Earth M Faster Than Light) No description was given for the "M" and the Timeline is Questionable. ~2140 to 2158~
~ = Plus or Minus up to 7 Years
Maybe "M" stands for "Much"?
The Romulan Wars ushered in the EFTL Series (Designations) and Immediately afterwards the Designation of FFTL Series took hold. The Designations of FW Started the New Era when the Technologies all came together to produce superior Starships. Prior to this, Earth accepted whatever designations that were provided by the Manufacturers.
Ukn = These are Derived from the "Vintage Starships II Starship Construction" Sheets and have no real basis and may be combined with existing information for clairification. Some of the Designations for the "Ukn" Warp Drives are Innacurate per Timeline of Designation changes and will be Modified to coencide with the History, but will maintain the Designation given by the material in (Brackets).
Seems that I have 15 Nacelles to Design on the Computer. With that, I need to Designate Designers, the Company they work for, The Companies Designation for the Device, and Other Relevant Information. I will be Borrowing Design cues from Nacelles that I have already done and adding a couple of my own designs, and maybe I'll find designs that other Star Trek Fans have designed to add. I know one of which I will add, It's a Rectangular design with a Slanted Leading and Trailing edges that was done in the Early 2230's. 2034 and 2092 are Two more Nacelles I have to Design and Add to the list.
I Discovered why the RED Nacelles were used! They are Initially Linked to FUSION Warp Drives. Possibly because they needed to collect the Ions faster to feed the Components.
Currently I have 57 Nacelles (Warp Drives) Drawn in 3D and when I get done with the latest discoveries I will have 74.
Was able to add 5 Nacelle designs to the current total and it stands at 62. I used bits and pieces and kept it from being cheesy, keeping in mind the developmental timelines of each respective company.
Finished the Nacelles in 3D and Seperated them. Started the Plaques. Using FASA'a Logos for the Company's names. (See Photogallery)
Allright! This is what I have for Power Output information. I plan on using "*Watt" Values and they are;
Milliwatt (Too Low to be used)
Deciwatt (Too Low to be used)
Megawatt ~2063 to 2151~ FUSION
Gigawatts ~2151 to 2177~ MATTER/ANTIMATTER
Terawatts ~2177 to 2276~ LITHIUM
Exawatts ~2265 to 2376~ DILITHIUM (Subject to change)
I still am going to keep the Poll up just to see how it goes. Maybe I'll find a Conversion formula to change everything to "Cochrane Units".
I guess that I need to develop a Graph of Power requirements for the Warp Drives. From my understanding the ENTERPRISE-D (Galaxy Class) could Generate 12.75 Exawatts of power (12.75 Billion Gigawatts). Exel, Here I come!
CANNON Information comes first in my Writing, and according to "Official" Star Trek sites, Dilithium Crystals began to be used in the 2260's. Other information points out that it was first used in 2177. Lithium was used prior to Dilithium, so I am going to Correct the Timeline in the Technology section to say that in 2177 the use of Lithium Crystals were first used. This means that the Matter/Antimatter reactors had to use a Mechanical device to focus the energy, much like that in the Fusion Reactors prior to the use of Lithium.
The Chart that I have Developed will be in the "Photogallery".
I have to update the Nacelle Timeline. I had forgotten to add the FASA Information from the Book "The FEDERATION #2011". It will Conflict with some of what I have, but I have figured out how I am going to incorporate all of that information. I will use everything still and use the 'FW' Series as Strictly Federation made Warp Drives, but with the assistance of a couple lead designers.