I didn't want to skip past making the parts of this, but I can see where I have to (as I already am) trying out these little pieces as I go along. I have to take a break here (believe it or not, I'm on here most of the day trying to muddle through these little controls) and then I will PM you about starting the thread.
Some pieces actually are better done as you go along. There are so many variables the enter into the picture and you'll find that compromises will be made to your design for practical reasons.
I'll watch some ST VOY in the meantime