Another survivor, it's been in this garden since the late 60s and has had a new front added at some point. Utterly bizarrely I have known the owners daughter for the last 10 years and the subject of police boxes had never come up between us.
My latest research indicates to me that the Four High Wycombe Boxes were only there from 1949 to sometime before 1969..... The "Britain From Above" photos shows the box in London Road on the 6th May 1949 in its original state before being painted. This photo shows that it was already gone by 7th February 1969.. Now I'm guessing it was removed whenever that building was built behind where it stood (on what was wasteland)
Recently I have stumbled across whocollector's work and it is frankly fantastic. Props to him, go check him out! I saw he had files available on thingiverse, so I decided to have a go at printing my own box.
So far I have printed the doors, walls, base and signboxes. I purchased some sticker paper which came to be extremely handy for the signs. I painted the parts using Rustoleum painter's touch, and weathered using acrylic wash.
Since this photo I have painted the side you see on the left, and I am now printing the frames.
I got the LEDs attached to all of the plastic guide rods. I was hoping the frosted glass spray paint would do a better job of diffusing the lights, but it's not too bad. The top section of the rotor is not currently connected to the motor because the glue attaching the acrylic rings to the wooden drive plate (? I'm making these names up) isn't holding. I'm not sure if there is any type of glue that would create a strong enough bond between wood and acrylic, so I am getting some threaded bolts to hold the whole assembly together.
Also bought a new motor which will hopefully be quieter, as well a mount for the motor that will rotate the central mast (which I still need to build). And I'm swapping out the fishing line that I was using for the pulley system for a more rigid cord. The fishing line was stretching as it moved up and down causing the bottom rings to lose 2 inches of their full range of motion.