Whilst browsing i found a site that has excellent information on Elite ships and other information.
At the bottom of the page are sections for ships, Ship I.D which have fantastic diagrams of the inside of Elite ships and other information which truly enhances the feel of the thing. I may be preaching to the converted, but if you havent seen the site, it is well worth the look! (Its called Frontier First Encounters, but the site name doesnt do justice to all the Elite info on the site. There are some fantastic pictures of space craft which may give people ideas.