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Started by Rassilons Rod, Jul 19, 2011, 02:18 pm

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Rassilons Rod

Jul 19, 2011, 02:18 pm Last Edit: Jul 19, 2011, 07:22 pm by Scarfwearer
I spotted this while screen grabbing the other day.

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I wonder where all that extra light is spilling in from? looks like there's a leak inside :O
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.

timegalaxy5

it looks like to me that they didnt actually make the other side (i think just that one side of it, not the whole thing)

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Scarfwearer

Is it possible that it's another Newbery? :)

Crispin

Kingpin

There is a back to it, there's just no solid base.  You're not looking at light falling onto the console base, you're looking at the console room floor.

timegalaxy5

i think thats what i meant to say, that there wasnt a complete bottom to it

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galacticprobe

Jul 19, 2011, 06:59 pm #5 Last Edit: Jul 19, 2011, 07:22 pm by Scarfwearer
I think Kingpin is right. I played around with this one a bit, and when lightened up you can see the inner supports of that corner and how it backs against the inside of the ball and claw foot, and a clear shot of the console platform floor. And it just may be a trick of the light, but the opening in that base almost looks circular.
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It would make sense, though. If they had any blinky lights on those panels they'd need a way to get the power up to them. So maybe there is an electrical outlet in the floor, that support thing inside is a PVC pipe with wiring running through it, and it's plugged into whatever that plate-like thing in the floor is.

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

timegalaxy5

that would make sense,  :D that gave me the idea of maybe doing that for my console, but in-stead of ripping up the concrete, i could just elivate a peice of plywood and have the wires running under it, and i could maybe make a few spots where you could look through...hmmm, an idea for another day, but this is an interesting subject, and it does look like the bottom has a circle hole in it, but i think because the rod is in the way it look like a circle, i tried it on sketch up and it appears thats what happend, and also nice lighting on the picture.

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DoctorWho8

I think the base is hollow, but is circular in it's opening.  If you think of the original intention of a domed column being inside, it would make sense for the round base opening.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

Rassilons Rod

Oh! you mean it is open to the floor! I hadn't ever thought about that. :)
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.

galacticprobe

Jul 20, 2011, 08:07 am #9 Last Edit: Jul 20, 2011, 08:09 am by galacticprobe
That's what I love about this place. You seem to learn something new about a prop every time you think you've learned all there is to learn about that prop!

I would never have thought this console had such a large opening in its base: a small hole for wiring, yes, but a circular opening reaching out almost to the panels? Never would have guessed that if Rassilonsrod hadn't posed the question of that light coming in, and if Kingpin hadn't speculated on the base being open to the floor, I never would have thought of lightening up that photo, which also revealed that support tube-like thing in there.

So, if Bill is right about that circular opening in the base being for the planned (but never built) domed column, could it be that the tube-like thing is one side of the track the column would have moved along, and that one just like it is on the opposite side (the corner where the closest ball and claw foot is)?

Looks like you were right when you started this project, Crispin: this little console has a great deal more details to it than we ever imagined!

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

Kingpin

I'm intrigued to learn about that planned, but never produced domed Time Rotor, did any designs materialise of it?  Or is the information soley recounts from people who worked on the show?

handofomega

In one of my various Doctor WHO zines I bought years ago it talks about the secondary console and the it's domed central column.  I believe that there was some sort of brass clockwork mechanism that was supposed to spin inside it.  Also the whole assembly was supposed to rise out of an iris at the top of the console.  I know that the reason for not doing it was money related. ;D

galacticprobe

Jul 21, 2011, 05:29 am #12 Last Edit: Jul 21, 2011, 05:29 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: Kingpin on Jul 20, 2011, 07:03 pm
I'm intrigued to learn about that planned, but never produced domed Time Rotor, did any designs materialise of it?


Oh, really nice pun there! You couldn't have done better if you'd planned it! ;D

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

Rassilons Rod

Is that the one with the panoramic stretches of all the different console rooms? I've been looking online for those images for a while now and totally failed to find any trace of them...
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.

celation

Quote from: handofomega on Jul 20, 2011, 07:43 pm
In one of my various Doctor WHO zines I bought years ago it talks about the secondary console and the it's domed central column.  I believe that there was some sort of brass clockwork mechanism that was supposed to spin inside it.  Also the whole assembly was supposed to rise out of an iris at the top of the console.  I know that the reason for not doing it was money related. ;D


That would have been so darn cool. Such a shame. Perhaps Scarfwearer could put us out of our misery on this front... :)