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Index of known plans for the various TARDIS Props

Started by Scarfwearer, Jul 19, 2017, 08:10 am

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Jul 19, 2017, 08:10 am Last Edit: Jul 24, 2020, 12:33 pm by Scarfwearer
Here is a table of the available plans that have been posted here on the forum, or linked to by members of the forum to their plans.

There are sub-boards in the board discussing each of these different props.

Please let me know of any additions, corrections or broken links. It's quite likely that I've overlooked some, or got some details wrong.

Years usedDesignerDoctors Who used itLinks to available plans
Peter Brachacki1
(William Hartnell)
Lespaceplie: PDF on

Tony Farrell: Tony Farrell


DW_1200/Tony Farrell (Photogrammetry):
Peter Brachacki, John Wood, Raymond London1, 2, 3 and 4
(William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker)
Tony Farrell: 1966:

Tony Farrell: the 1967 refit:

Tony Farrell: Seeds of death refit:

Tony Farrell: Three Doctors refit:

Barry Newbery4
(Tom Baker)
Lespaceplie: PDF on

Zbigniev Hamson: Zbigniev Hamson

BBC plans: BBC Plans

BBC Plans redrawn by Tony Farrell: Redrawn by Tony Farrell
Tom Yardley-Jones
4, 5, 6, 7
(Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy)
Lespaceplie: PDF on

Tony Farrell:

BBC Plans:
Richard Hudolin8
(Paul McGann)
Lespaceplie: PDF on
Ed Thomas
(Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant)
Dr Who Experience:

Bill Rudloff: (PDF with dims)
Ed Thomas(?)11,12
(Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi)
Lorisarvendu (no dims): PDF on

DW_1200: Series 5 box plans by photogrammetry
Arwel Wyn Jones13
(Jodie Whittaker)


Hi I need help I what to build a tardis but it can only be a maximum height of 7 foot. I have seen lots of plans on here but I'm unable to adjust the measurements can anyone please help.


Welcome to TARDISbuilders.
I'd love to help, but I'm cr@p at maths.
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than myself will be along to help.

Let us know how you get on.




Thanks for the response can you help me by hooking me up with anyone who knows anything about maths lol.


I was hoping for a low-tech solution involving drawing a plan to scale on graph paper and then just substituting a different scale, but there's a (generally) simpler solution:  If the maximum height is 7', you just need to pick the plan that you like best and figure out its total height.  We'll say 9' just for simplicity.  If you want to build a 7' TARDIS using plans for a 9' TARDIS, just take 7 and divide it by 9, coming up with something like...[opens MS Calculator]...78%.  Multiply every measurement by .78 and that's the dimensions you need. 

Now the wrinkle in this is most TARDIS plans use off-the shelf lumber.  So we're talking 2x4s, etc.  The problem comes when you're doing the trim and corner posts and such.  Because if a plan used a 2x4 for something (just to stick with my example), a 2x4 is actually 3.5" wide.  But since you're doing a 78% scale TARDIS, you'd want something 2.73" wide.  At that point you're either stuck ripping lumber to trim it to the size you want or adapting your plans to use "good enough" dimensions.  For example, instead of cutting down a 2x4, you could use a 1x3.  It would be way too thin, but at 2.5" wide, it might work where a full-sized prop would use a 2x4. 

That said, it all depends on how accurate you're going for, how much money, and how much skill you have.  I just wanted my first TARDIS to be blue, have panels, windows, and a light on top.  So "good enough" worked.  And it will work for 92% or casual fans.  But if you're as obsessive as some of us here, the little dimensional differences will be just enough to throw the proportions off and it will bother you. 

I don't know how much any of this helps, but I hope it helps at least a little. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.


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