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Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath Box

Started by hb88banzai, Dec 12, 2017, 01:55 pm

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hb88banzai

Dec 12, 2017, 01:55 pm Last Edit: Dec 12, 2017, 02:19 pm by hb88banzai
K19 outside the Moby Dick P.H. in Chadwell Heath, near the southwest corner of the junction of Eastern Avenue and Whalebone Lane North.

A few photos from 1967:

K19--Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath--1967--Pic 1.jpg

Blowup --

K19--Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath--1967--Pic 1--Blowup.JPG


K19--Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath--1967--Pic 2.jpg

Blowup --

K19--Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath--1967--Pic 2--Blowup.JPG


K19--Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath--1967--Pic 3.jpg

Blowup --

K19--Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath--1967--Pic 3--Blowup.JPG


OS Map Extracts:

From 1938-1939 at its original site, before the Moby Dick was built (and almost certainly a Mark 2) --

K19--Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath Box--1938-1939 OS Map Extract 1-2500.png

Then 1963, showing the resited position of the Mark 5 --

K19--Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath Box--1963 OS Map Extract 1-1250.png

1963-1964 --

K19--Moby Dick Roundabout, Chadwell Heath Box--1963-1964 OS Map Extract 1-2500.png

scruffy57


galacticprobe

Dec 13, 2017, 01:47 am #2 Last Edit: Dec 13, 2017, 01:47 am by galacticprobe
Is it just my imagination (or my stanky old wizzard eyes), or does the roof of this box from this angle give it the appearance of an early Brachacki TARDIS (pre-"War Machines")?

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Volpone

It's a later Type 5/Mark 3 box, so it doesn't look much like a TARDIS at all. 
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-The Doctor.

galacticprobe

Dec 13, 2017, 02:22 am #4 Last Edit: Dec 13, 2017, 02:22 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: Volpone on Dec 13, 2017, 02:05 am
It's a later Type 5/Mark 3 box...


Well, I could see that much from the window configurations, but it just at the angle the photo was taken from, and the slight fuzziness of it, that the roofline the box has for some reason made me think "Early Brachacki".

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

petewilson

May 15, 2018, 06:17 pm #5 Last Edit: May 15, 2018, 06:18 pm by petewilson
No this is not my attempt at colourisation!   ;D

A bonafide colour Photo from 1970 (Not long before destruction!)


K19 Eastern Avenue, south side 50 yards west of Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath.jpg

galacticprobe

May 16, 2018, 04:31 am #6 Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 04:43 am by galacticprobe
Wow! (Everyone, open that image in a new window to see it full-size! :o What an amazing find, Pete!)

Looking at it makes me feel like either the sky was unusually brownish that day, or the photo has turned colors, and darkened with age. Below is my (semi-feeble) attempt at some color-correction, using the sky and grass as references.

K19 - Color-Corrected(Maybe).jpg
I know the smog looks bluish, but I remember seeing that smoggy-colored sky as I approached New York City when I would go there to visit my father and grandmother. I don't know how my stanky old wizzard eyes perceive things, but the sky looks about right, as does the grass. The reds (on the car and the panels on the building on that "island") also look about right. And the Box looks like an appropriate blue for something that was about to be torn down (as in not having been repainted in the recent past).

Does it work, or am I way off the mark? (If I am, would someone else with better skills like to have a go at color-correcting the image? It would be interesting to see this as though we were standing there at the time, and taking the photo.)

A huge plus in the original photo in Pete's post is that it's easier to see the bright UFO in the sky!

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

starcross

Here is my attempt to clear away the smog. Much less blueness.

K19 - Color-Corrected(Maybe).jpg

domvar


lym

I'm not one to pass up an opportunity like this!

mobydick.jpg
"Ashes and diamonds; foe and friend - we were all equal in the end."

Dalekoracle

Still far too much blue in that.

Putting the photo through its paces in Photoshop.......

K19%20Eastern%20Avenue%20south%20side%2050%20yards%20west%20of%20Whalebone%20Lane%20North%20Chadwell%20Heath.jpg[/URL]

Rassilons Rod

The colour curves are too uneven. It would need a LOT of work to fix perfectly. You guys are all doing a pretty decent job though :)
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The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
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