I was one of a couple of people who tried working out a design and deck plans for Cleopatra's Needle
, the private research vessel captained by Picard in that novel. I'll admit to being severely distractable by other priorities closer to home at the time. It's a project that I want to get back to as time allows. Christopher's "nitpickiness" - both he and I would choose another word for it - was and remains entirely understandable.
I will happily support a novelverse-themed edition of the Ships of the Line Calendar
. Hoping it happens in my lifetime...