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Joined: April 29th, 2007, 8:38 am

April 4th, 2012, 11:13 am #21

Hey Don,



Good to have you here. I have admired your work for years. Anything I can do to help please let me know.  It's funny; I was just looking at your site and specifically your bridge parts just last week!  On your bridge modifications are you changing the size of the individual displays on the stations? I have not built the AMT Enterprise bridge model since it came out in the mid-1970's but I seem to remember that all of the displays were the same size (square). Are you making adjustments on those since on the set they are different sizes? If you need anything please shoot me an email. Again, welcome and thank you for the kind words!!!



Take Care,

Will
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Joined: April 4th, 2012, 6:49 am

April 9th, 2012, 12:40 pm #22

Thanks Will!
I do intend to carry the generic opened up walls to station specific consuls and walls.
The next one being the Weapons station with a single small screen moitor. The one graphic dispaly also lenghtened.
So far I have proof read and checked several sations with the corrected fonts and display words.
I have only just begun to explore your site. Way cool!
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Joined: December 9th, 2012, 7:56 pm

December 9th, 2012, 7:56 pm #23

Wow! Just, wow! What an amazing amount of research, Feek! This is a serious service you've done for fandom. My hat is off to you, sir!
Be well,


-t
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Joined: April 29th, 2007, 8:38 am

December 10th, 2012, 2:34 pm #24

Thanks and welcome aboard!!!
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Joined: April 18th, 2013, 12:11 pm

April 18th, 2013, 12:11 pm #25

I got turned on just 2 seconds into this site!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself first...

I'm a first generation Trekker who's been a Treknical fan since I picked up my first set of Franz Joseph Star Trek plans in the mid-70s. I've since been collecting that long.

I've studied Treknology under James Dixon for several years.

I consider Franz Joseph's Technical Manual and Booklet of General Plans to be definitive for the Achernar configuration of the Enterprise (and more relevantly to this site, the Bridge) as well as Michael McMaster's original Bridge Blueprints. The latter is the Bonhomme Richard configuration original, the former the Achernar upgrade.
Working with James Dixon we had the idea of continuing the old Supplementary Technical Orders (TO's) to the old Technical Manual, extending it to bridge stations and extrapolating from McMaster's blueprints (i.e. 1 TO per data screen) with each TO using color key shadings and what not to represent each in detail. This naturally never went beyond the planning stage and even trying allocate "vacant" TO numbers starting making that much a messy business! So where the Maintenance & Repair panel would appear, we'd have one single TO allocated to that...

Add to the obvious fact that years ago it was virtually impossible to get Accurate and Detailed shots of each screen to begin with!! But I still have the rough notes to that project if anyone's interested...

We also tried to build full-scale bridge stations...but ran out of room and resources. Needless to say, many control panels are duplicated and are "flipped over" mirrors of others... Very simple to do on playwood, starting off with cardboard as a rough template plan...

Hope this site proves interesting...
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Joined: April 24th, 2013, 12:55 pm

April 24th, 2013, 12:55 pm #26

Hi!

I am known as aridas sofia among older Treknology fans. I owned Star Fleet Printing Office and collaborated with Todd Guenther and Mike Morrissette of Star Station Aurora and the Mastercom Data Center. I authored and edited the Federation Reference Series, Avenger Class Heavy Frigate Booklet of General Plans, Kobyashi Maru Booklet of General Plans, Federation Starship Recognition Chart, and USS Enterprise Heavy Cruiser Evolution Plans. I contributed to both volumes of Mastercom's "Ships of the Star Fleet" series as an artist and a writer.

In real life I am a retired historian and frustrated science fiction author.

Impressive site! The graphic design from the original Star Trek deserves a lot of attention for its originality and vision. I'm glad to see someone giving it its due!

aridas
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Joined: April 29th, 2007, 8:38 am

April 24th, 2013, 4:33 pm #27

Welcome Aridas!

Very impressive credentials; glad to have you here at tosgraphics.com!
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February 6th, 2014, 6:56 pm #28

Hi!
Came to this site hoping to find more information on the white buttons used throughout the set. Then, I found all the graphics! Wow!!
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Joined: April 29th, 2007, 8:38 am

February 9th, 2014, 3:21 pm #29

Welcome!!!

I hope you enjoy looking around!! :)
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Joined: May 21st, 2014, 1:52 pm

May 21st, 2014, 1:52 pm #30

Lo,
My friends call me "Fiver" (long story).  This is one of the best Classic Star Trek finds on the internet.  This is STERLING work!  I could not be more impressed with your efforts.  I'm a modeler, amateur prop maker and long time Trek fan and your work has, is and will help me immeasurably with my projects.  Thanks for doing this, posting it and having me along. 
Bravo!
Fiver 
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