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Started by Scarfwearer, May 13, 2009, 11:51 am

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Scarfwearer

May 13, 2009, 11:51 am Last Edit: Dec 20, 2018, 05:08 am by warmcanofcoke
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Quote from: PurpleBlancmange board=faq thread=12 post=29 time=1234259433The Television Movie:  On the face of it, it looks like an adapted version of the season 14 design of console, retaining the "Jules Verne" overtones.  Obviously it gets used just the once, went into storage, never to see the light of day again.



Please feel free to add photo references for this prop here, making sure that your photo is of the prop used during the correct era above.

For a full summary of the console history, see Purple's FAQ entry.


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monkeymike

Hi, I'm Mike, I post as Bigronstan at Gallifrey Base and Outpost Who.

The following photos were taken by Bob Mitsch and Steve Sebring, and are reproduced with their kind permission.



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monkeymike

Some close-ups from the same fine gentlemen:

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DoctorWho8

You are so loved right now!
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

DoctorWho8

Interesting note: the black and white capped switches are guitar switches.  You can easily get those caps as replacement parts.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

type 83

In the later pictures where it's all dusty and abandoned is a dead TARDIS, not the over used turn the lights off thing Tennant had.

greatwazoo42

The console is currently in the hands of a private collector in California.  It has been cleaned and kept in good condition in his atmosphere controlled garage and is well loved.  I'm hoping to meet it in person some day as I have a standing invite the next time I go to LA. 

galacticprobe

Nov 03, 2010, 03:27 pm #7 Last Edit: Nov 03, 2010, 03:28 pm by galacticprobe
I'd love to see this console in person as well. I've got friends who live in Burbank, just over the hill (as they put it), but I haven't been out there for a visit since December 1996. They worked at Paramount at the time; she was the script editor for "ST: Voyager" and her husband worked on the prop/FX side of DS9, and I got a great tour of the Voyager sets.

If only I'd known that console was in private hands back then, and not rotting away in some studio storage lot, I might have taken time to seek it out. Oh well. Those photos are fabulous enough!

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

Avadh

I wonder does the time rotor still actually work and move up and down? Many Thanks.

lespaceplie

The time rotor is a non-functional (static) replica.

DoctorWho8

There is a video interview with the new owner (the previous one being a prop guy from the TVM) on Youtube.  Seek it out under McGann TARDIS Console.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

The Other

Thanks Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff for the youtube link. That was so cool that its still around. Thanks to you too Mike for theses beautiful pictures of the console!
The Other

warmcanofcoke

Dec 19, 2010, 02:39 am #12 Last Edit: Jan 22, 2014, 04:38 pm by warmcanofcoke
Found an antique radio switch (Vintage 12P3T Switch- 479K Military Tube Radio Part) on eBay that matches ones that are on the console. (similarly found on ebay Vintage Western Electric 479AK Panel Switch / or / Vintage Western Electric 479DW Panel Switch many terminals)
Vintage 12P3T Switch- 479K Military Tube Radio Part.jpg However this single switch is rather expensive. Nearly $20 USD for one switch. Does anyone know where we might buy them less expensively?

also I came across a Vintage 1936 Burroughs Adding Machine that looks similar to some of the controls.Vintage 1936 Burroughs Adding Machine 1.JPGVintage 1936 Burroughs Adding Machine 2.JPG

ans a set of antique Glass Telephone insulators (HEMINGRAY Aqua B XO Star H.G. Co. Telephone Insulator) HEMINGRAY Aqua B XO Star H.G. Co. Telephone Insulator.jpg

And a Tuner ESCUTCHEON Window for Wooden Sonora Tube Radio.

just thought I'd share - one day we'll have a list of all the parts and it will help others build a tardis.Tuner ESCUTCHEON Window for Wooden Sonora Tube Radio.JPG
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

galacticprobe

Dec 19, 2010, 07:19 am #13 Last Edit: Dec 19, 2010, 07:22 am by galacticprobe
Making a mould of this Tuner ESCUTCHEON Window for casting replica parts would certainly be of great help, since they seem almost as hard to find as those clear, pyramid-like points on the 9th/10th Doctor's console. (Bubble globes, easy; pyramid thingies or that "Blue Bell" that he rings as he arrives at Platform One in "End of the World" and can be clearly seen just before he starts to regenerate near the end of "Parting of the Ways", not so much.)

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

warmcanofcoke

I don't know very much about casting - is there a tutorial on the forum?
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.