Every Star Trek Blueprint in existence!?!

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    Thanks, Jag! Thermians everywhere salute you!

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    Geoffrey Mandel drew it in 1978 so there's certainly plenty of time for him to have been inspired!
    The circular room near the rear of the nacelle (labelled "Dilithium Crystal Converter Assembly) seems to have been inspired by the vertical crystal holders seen in The Terratin Incident as well:
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    Good eye, I never noticed the DCCA room in the nacelle. I don't buy it, though. Lousy place to put the room.
     
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    Plus, he miscounted - there were at least SIX large crystal supports in that episode! But I don't think Mandel was going for a direct 1:1 translation of what was on screen so I'm inclined to cut him a bit of slack here ;)

    In any case, there certainly are a lot of habitable places in Mandel's nacelles.
    Presumably main power would have to cycled down before they could stroll up the room in order to examine the unpeeling crystal (FJ's plans indicate that).
    I guess under normal circumstances the crystals inside Mandel's "dilithium crystal converter assembly" are so robust that they don't require inspection or maintenance, whereas the small paddles in the central doohicky in the engine room which convert main power for deflectors and weapons etc are less efficient and require re-energising or swapping out sometimes.

    So in each nacelle you have 6 big crystals (4 in Mandel's model) and up to 6 crystal circuits in the body of the ship, acting as power converters
    Could that work? :shrug:
     
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    Sounds like a lot of crystals; a lot more than four in Mudd's Women and the Alternative Factor. Or one in Elaan of Troyius.
     
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    That's why I said up to six crystals in the body of the ship, solely to account for the fact that Kirk asked the miners for 6 in Mudd's Women. I'm certainly open to the fact that he just wanted a couple of spares (given how easily those natural crystals fracture!) and that the usual compliment of (di)lithium crystal circuits is 4 :techman:

    Then there's the dialogue in TTI:
    SCOTT: No casualties, Captain, but trouble aplenty with the engines. Every dilithium crystal connection's smashed in the warp engine circuitry. We're trying to bypass them now.​
    This sounds very much like the type of engine/power troubles that would crop up in TOS from time to time, right down to the option of bypassing the affected systems.

    KIRK: What about main circuits?
    SCOTT: Well, you have to see it to believe it, sir. Those big crystals in there have come apart. Each of them unpeeling like the rind of an orange.​
    Here Kirk is clearly talking about a completely different piece of equipment. And apparently different crystals too, since Scotty makes the distinction of referring to their size.
     
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    Thanks as always!
    And I've gotta ask: any chance you've ever happened upon blueprints for Captain Pike's Wheelchair from the menagerie?
     
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    The Set Blueprint Exchange Thread may be a better place to ask for/find such a thing. May already be something in there, but it always seemed to favor TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT/KU set design, since those things were more readily available through recent auctions and such. This one is more affiliated with ship design.
     
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    Can't say that I have, but I'll certainly keep an eye out for them. If they exist, they might be included in some fan-made tech manuals...
     
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    Extremely grateful bro. Thanks