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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Dundee boxes
Last post by Angelus Lupus - Sep 22, 2020, 05:57 pm
Hmm, I'd missed that really narrow one!
It really doesn't look much wider than a GPO Phone box -just a single door's width. Unless there was a little fold-down seat, it must have been standing room for 1 only. Apart from keeping out of the rain, I can't see it serving much more of a function than a (presumably cheaper) Police Post?

BTW, this is what I thought I was seeing first, and then me second guessing it:
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Sheffield boxes
Last post by mikey - Sep 22, 2020, 05:19 pm
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Sheffield's chief Constables plans for a combination pay phone, police box and post office.
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Dundee boxes
Last post by mikey - Sep 22, 2020, 05:15 pm
I reckon that sounds pretty accurate. So the longest side would probably be about 6ft? 


What do you think the narrow ones are? (Posted Sept 11) If they are less than 3ft wide that would be less than and K6 and miserable to get into.
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1 October 2019

After installing the button, the lights, speaker and battery pack I sealed all the Sonics back up. Unfortunately if the light does fail these cannot be replaced, as they had to be hot glued into place to avoid any movement in the fragile circuitry. With this in mind I was still happy enough to at least have a light and sound chip that worked.

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I couldn't help myself but see how this looked with my proto-type omitter.

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Quote from: No More on Sep 22, 2020, 01:10 pmWhat B&M re-releases of sonics?

I may have missed this with the revamp of the site, but I'd not noticed anyone mention this on the "Props from the Shops" pages.

(Sorry for what's now an off-topic question.)

This time last year the B&M re-released a load of Sonics, it was probably mentioned back around September 2019. Apologies for the confusion I'm having to back date my old build diary that I did from last year, it was a secret for a long time so couldn't do it as I was building!
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Gadget Build Diaries / Re: 3 Dark Eyes Sonic Screwdri...
Last post by No More - Sep 22, 2020, 01:10 pm
What B&M re-releases of sonics?

I may have missed this with the revamp of the site, but I'd not noticed anyone mention this on the "Props from the Shops" pages.

(Sorry for what's now an off-topic question.)
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Dundee boxes
Last post by Angelus Lupus - Sep 22, 2020, 11:42 am
To my eye (which, admittedly could be wrong) the smallest, squarest one looks like it might be slightly wider than a Met Box? I'm trying to judge the size of the last image, where it takes up over 2/3 of the pavement width - and that's back when pavements were really wide (three paving slabs in this case) before all the roads got widened due to traffic.

Supposition and guess work ahead:

Judging by the fact that one slab is wide enough for two people to walk abreast I could posit that we're looking at old-fashioned 3ft wide slabs? The box (not including base) is a little less than two slabs wide and a very quick calculation gives me very roughly about 4 and a half-ish feet wide by 8 and a bit feet tall?

Feel free to tear my calculations to shreds.

Edit to clarify: I'm referring to the square type that resembles a Met Box - which looks like it comes in a single, double and triple-length types*. Not the extremely small type.

*My eyes may be playing tricks and it's just 2 sizes
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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Jam Jar Lurker's Golden TA...
Last post by Angelus Lupus - Sep 22, 2020, 10:57 am
Certainly near the top of the list for me - I love how it blends the new look with the classic love of buttons, without adding all the (sometimes literal) bells and whistles in-between and around and under the six panels! The second version with the aditions and changes to the lighting are my favourite - although I agree with the 1st Doctor that it could look a little dark. ;D Not sure the two side console/control units ever got utilised enough to justify being there, and I'd be perfectly happy without them.
Regardless, these are lovely images (that I have saved to my 'Backdrops and views from the doors' folder - feel free to pass on my/our compliments to the artist!
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Love these backdrops.

This by far my favourite of all the "Nu-Who" consoles. 


Cheers,


Russ
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The guys are so right.

If it's going to be an outside box then a flat roof will be a potential water trap which will lead to rot double quick.

Outside boxes need a lot of work to keep them in good nick.

If you don't want to go the fibreglass route, this is what I did on my plywood roof...


1st coat:  Cuprinol waterproof wood stain.
2nd coat:  Undercoat.
3rd Coat:  Bitumen roof seal.
4th coat: Exterior gloss (2 coats)

That should do the trick, but - & it's a big but- the most important thing is constant maintenance- keeping a constant eye on it & addressing any minor issues quickly before they grow, then once a year give the whole thing a good overhaul & full repaint.

It seems like lots of work, but it's no more than keeping any wooden exterior shed in good nick.

Good luck!

Russell

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