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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Timegirl's TARDIS
Last post by Volpone - Jun 01, 2024, 01:06 pm
I'm so glad...nope, I'm too superstitious to finish that sentence in any way until things are all back together.  Fingers crossed.
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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Timegirl's TARDIS
Last post by Rassilons Rod - Jun 01, 2024, 10:37 am
You need to do a rematerialisation video! ;D
Quote from: TG on Jun 01, 2024, 09:41 amTG-Tardis-dematerialised2024.jpg
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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Timegirl's TARDIS
Last post by TG - Jun 01, 2024, 09:41 am
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Jun 01, 2024, 06:40 amOuch!

I feel your pain! I know I have to replace the door on mine in the coming weeks as the plywood sandwich filler has started to delaminate. Its annoying because i think the door is only about 7 years old. I think the plywood I used was not up to standard as I would have expected it to last longer than that...

Glad you have a plan to get it renovated but it's still a shock when I see pictures like this  :o

Thank you! I shouldn't have let it get that far, if only I'd checked it during the winter.
Luckily the other panels and structure underneath seem ok.

TG-roof-repair2024.jpg
I'm replacing with the same 9mm marine ply, but there is also some rot in the base so I had to dismantle the whole build anyway. The main sections are screwed together, not glued, so she came apart reasonably easily...it's just the challenge of putting it all back together.
TG-Tardis-dematerialised2024.jpg

Good luck with your repairs!
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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Timegirl's TARDIS
Last post by fivefingeredstyre - Jun 01, 2024, 06:40 am
Quote from: TG on May 14, 2024, 09:44 amTG_roof-2024.jpg
Blimey! this has all happened in a year, it's just the front panel, strangely the other three panels are still ok. I expect I'll have to replace them all as they are glued together.
The plywood roof panels were from May 2015, replacing my original roof panels from May 2006 - so it seems nine years is the most I can hope for. The roof structure underneath is still ok I think.

Ouch!

I feel your pain! I know I have to replace the door on mine in the coming weeks as the plywood sandwich filler has started to delaminate. Its annoying because i think the door is only about 7 years old. I think the plywood I used was not up to standard as I would have expected it to last longer than that...

Glad you have a plan to get it renovated but it's still a shock when I see pictures like this  :o
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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: The Tardis Well House
Last post by jorwick - May 31, 2024, 08:51 pm
Thanks Volpone  for the feedback. It is much appreciated.

The angle of the roof is what it is - because like you - that part is doing well, and I don't really want to re-fabricate it - or any other part I could use again. (Wood prices aren't as nuts as they were - but it still ain't cheap.)  Of  all of the parts I made the top roof is the only part that escaped any sort of damage or rot.. really don't want to mess with the one thing that is working.
 Due  to the perspective mode I had running when I took the screen shot,  it doesn't really show the angle of the roof..  here is the parallel projection. Its still a flatter  prop roof,  the angle of which was entirely determined by the side of the roof and the width of a 2x4. ( the entire thing is dimensional  lumber of the type one finds common in the US. The only Rip cut is for the ends of the side boxes. Its meant to be a quick and easy build.  )   

I used a sacrificial treated wood square 1.5" thick cut out of a 2x8   at the bottom of my posts  - because the pine they were made out of would otherwise touch the ground, and I am repeating that with this build.  If something rots it rots that bit at the bottom - which has its grain parallel to the post and then repair is just replacing that bit.  Otherwise the rot- even on a treated post -  just wicks up the post following the grain. I am pleased to say that appears to have worked according to plan. Depending on how far the rot goes, you might be able to get away with a similar fix

I am hoping wrapping most of the new roof parts with canvas and painting will protect them better -- it was my signboxes and wood right above them that rotted the worst.

I think I am leaning toward the one on the right.. I can add a board above the signbox if I decide I don't like the more Hartnel-esqe flat panel -- I sometimes play with the idea of actually fiberglassing the roof but I don't have any experience working with fiberglass, and really the roof bits seem to do okay. Its that last "roof" on the signboxes that seems to cause me problems. Plus Since this is over the well, I need to be able to take it apart in case I need to really get in there and work on it ( Every year in January it hits -10 F and something freezes.  - Another reason for adding that foam board.   

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I had thought that the only ceiling we ever saw was Adric's bedroom (which is a very non-standard TARDIS room anyway), but it turns out you actually get a view of the console room ceiling in Destiny of the Daleks:

Destiny6.jpg

It might be from season 17, rather than 19, but flat, white panels it is!
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Metbox Catalog / Re: Tottenham Court Road Post
Last post by dr hue - May 31, 2024, 11:54 am
C66
Post
24-Jan-38
Feb 79
Junction of Oxford Street, north side and Tottenham Court Road, west side



District:Soho
Subdivision:Tottenham Court Road

1953:

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Metbox Catalog / Re: Lewisham High Street Box
Last post by dr hue - May 31, 2024, 11:38 am
I think this might be P44 Lewisham High Street

p44-qm.jpg

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Metbox Catalog / Re: Rushey Green Box
Last post by dr hue - May 31, 2024, 11:19 am


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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: The Tardis Well House
Last post by Volpone - May 31, 2024, 02:43 am
Personally, I would go with a more Met box roof, with the taller, steeper slope.  Still not the most practical design for an outdoor structure, but more practical than the much flatter roofs of TARDIS props. 

Without derailing too far, my box needs extensive work on the base (which I've been avoiding) because the 4x4s I initially used for corner posts have rotted from the bottom, and it tempts me to do a Met box refit--save the panels but add a taller base and wider corner posts.  Problem is, then I'd need to redo the roof and since I fiberglassed that a few years back, it's probably the sturdiest part of the build. 
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