I've added links to two excellent Space: 1889 fan pages.
Dan Thompson's page features some award-winning models of Space: 1889 vessels (including the Bloodrunner model illustrated above), as well as a wonderful Nautilus model and a diorama of the desperate battle between HMS Thunderchild and two Martian tripods in H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Really great stuff! Mateen Greenway's page abounds with beautiful 3D renderings of Space: 1889 vessels in orbit or deep space. Both sites have a wealth of additional historical and scientific background.
In both cases, they have taken small liberties with the Space: 1889 background or science. Maybe I shouldn't say this, but I'm pretty okay with that. In fact, I can't think of a better use for the game than as a springboard for your own imagination. It's my job to provide a solid and consistent background for the various stories and adventures set in the world, but where you go from there is up to you.