Re: Schematics made with Vance's toolkit
Here are some examples from Masao's Starfleet Museum you may find inspirational:
This next couple I would love to see as a kind of speciality tug for moving pre-fabbed space stations from Starbase to remote locations; I would reverse the orientation of the whole ship so the bow is the stern and vica versa. The long, tubular section on the stern is the pre-fabbed space station module, which can be jettisoned at the destination, already manned and operational.
Here's a neat design, except for the third nacelle; maybe a secondary hull/pod could be attached there, with a deflector dish:
And here's another great design, which has similarities to Vance's recent Armstrong class
And here are a couple of similar designs:
"The way that you wander is the way that you choose. / The day that you tarry is the day that you lose. / Sunshine or thunder, a man will always wonder / Where the fair wind blows ..."
-- Lyrics, Jeremiah Johnson's theme.