Gradually working my way back up to larger maps which i abandoned until the repeat production button appeared. Thanks for that.
The setup i settle for at the moment is as follows.
Galaxy. Huge. Scattered. Incredible. 12. Random Civs.
Star Frequency. - Common. Planet Frequency - Common. Extreme Planet Fr- Occasional
Habital Planet Fr. - Common Pirate Bases - None
Resource Fr. - Occasional Asteroid Fr. - Abundant Nebula - Uncommon
Precursor R. Fr. - Rare Ascension Cr. Nono Black Hole Fr. - Uncommon
Anomaly Fr - Common.
Game pacing. - Nor Galactic Events - Occ. UP - Occ.
Crisis - - Occ. Mega Eventa - Occ. Research Rate - Very Slow
Minor Civs. - None
As Croc 411. touched on. If the Mowlings are not in the random selection for the game it tends to be the races he mentioned Plus the Mu'Kay that do well until late mid game, then it tends to level out. But with the Mowlings they just stay on top and get stronger as the game continues.
Thanks for your time. Alan.