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Season 20 console: components research

Started by warmcanofcoke, Jan 08, 2011, 11:11 pm

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Rassilons Rod

I'm getting more of a TOS-Enterprise-Science-Station feel from this than an S19 feel to be honest.

Cool idea though :) I'm not sure why but when I look at that bit of the console, I am imagining an LED 8bit display...

-Marc
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

metrosonus

those are all very nice screen caps. I never knew that console had so much detail!

Elvis Gump

Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Jan 26, 2011, 10:59 am
Quote from: lespaceplie on Jan 12, 2011, 04:51 pm
It occurred to me that this part could be some sort of turn signal lamp enclosure like you might find on a trailer or caravan. It could even be a brake light from a scooter. That would explain the lens array textured red plastic (that looks purple in some scenes).

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just in case my original theory about the black light box viewer was right here is an image I found.



It's so oddly shaped I don't think it's a viewer.

I can't remember when it started being a requirement on cars in America or if it's ever been in England, but what about the center rear window brake light enclosure found in cars? the two screw holes at the 'top' orientation of that widget as it is on the console may actually be the bottom of it's original use orientation.

The strange way it's beveled make me think it may have been meant to butt up against a rear car window.

Or maybe since there are two of these that I see, what about some sort of auxiliary driving light enclosures like fog lamps to go in a bumper?

It's going to take one hell of a stroke of luck I think after nearly 30 years to happenstance stumble on what they are. i wonder if we could ask whoever found them and put them on there if they would even remember what the heck they are from? Don't we all have something in the garage, some post industrial compost worthy component that we wonder, "what the heck do this come off of?" ;D

atomicgraph

Jan 27, 2011, 12:32 am #63 Last Edit: Jan 28, 2011, 08:41 am by Scarfwearer
Finialy  I've got something to offer to this awesome thread. The third break light/ rear window tail light was mandated on all new cars in 1986 in the states

zbigniev hamson

Jan 27, 2011, 05:11 pm #64 Last Edit: Jan 28, 2011, 08:41 am by Scarfwearer
I don't remember seeing any of those in the UK until well into the 90s.

warmcanofcoke

Jul 23, 2011, 03:09 am #65 Last Edit: Jul 23, 2011, 03:14 am by warmcanofcoke
Quote from: lespaceplie on Jan 12, 2011, 04:51 pm
It occurred to me that this part could be some sort of turn signal lamp enclosure like you might find on a trailer or caravan. It could even be a brake light from a scooter. That would explain the lens array textured red plastic (that looks purple in some scenes).

consolebit.jpg

Quote from: timerotor on Jan 13, 2011, 12:48 am
It is purple.
JNT told me that they had simply stuffed Easter egg foil in those 'headers' which happened to be Purple. They are covered with a thin perspex window, yes... they really did stuff as simply as that.

I think I found a way we can simulate this without buying a lot of chocolates.(optional)

I found this at Jo Ann Fabrics
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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Sep 21, 2011, 01:16 pm #66 Last Edit: Nov 23, 2011, 10:05 pm by warmcanofcoke
http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=3034.0

above link to the Colour strip template for the Season 20 Console
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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Tax Disc Holders??????
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As I am from America it took me a while to figure out what these might be.....
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Rassilons Rod

Celation has been using brake lights (from Jeeps?) on his Hartnell console. These certainly look like components carried over from those days :)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

warmcanofcoke

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looking at the industrial rocker switches in this image (just under the red dome) - they look like faux industrial rocker switches. Some sort of mock up.

otherwise there appear to be 23 of them
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

celation

Wow. These ringed items:

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...are the remains of the plates and switches from the black piano keys from the original console.

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DoctorWho8

Nice discovery!  You could mimic that look with switches from old Casio keyboards.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

DarthMoose74

Those rocker switches are a pain to find! I have sound some that look kinda close but not real luck so far.
Any clue how long and wide they might be? Even if I could find one I could mold it up and make all the others.

meantimebob

Are they even genuine rocker switches? They look more like sawn up sections of wooden moulding to me, given a lick of paint.

DarthMoose74

Mar 02, 2012, 04:47 am #74 Last Edit: Mar 15, 2012, 03:15 pm by DarthMoose74
Ha! I thought that myself when I first looked at them but never gave it much thought after that. may take a trip to the hardware store tomorrow......