a) You had the chance to go over Bill George's house to see all his Trek models, and you didn't take any pictures?
b) Did he happen to have the model of the "barge" (the small ship underneath the loading ramp)?
Sorry to revive this necro thread, but I pestered Bill George about that thing parked in the Spacedock beneath where the Enterprise docks, and he said this:
He didn't indicate if he had any pictures of it.
Bill George wrote:
It was a model of some sort of "tug" that was part of the interior model set . It may have been a design or early prototype for the merchant man vessel as I recall.