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Wimbledon Chase Station Box

Started by hb88banzai, Sep 22, 2012, 02:11 pm

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slidin_sidewayz

Wow. Those Phone Door hinges were HUGE!!! And seeing that guy with the sledge hammer standing on the roof is rich. You wouldn't be allowed to do that THESE days!

Volpone

I just realized something.  Those demo photos look like they should be from the 1950s or before, but obviously they are from late 1970.  In America (probably even in 1970) they'd do something like that with a backhoe.  Tear it all apart in 5 minutes or so and then load it all onto the dump truck in one fell swoop. 
"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.

hb88banzai

Another clip of this Box (found by gerald lovell) -

Again from a "Scotland Yard" episode, "The Square Mile Murder" (1961) --

Wimbledon_Chase_Station_Box-V28-(Scotland_Yard-The_Square_Mile_Murder(1961)).png

petewilson

Here's a short private Cine film from 1959.....

Enjoy!

Pete


https://youtu.be/ZBhGtPbisKo

galacticprobe

Nov 26, 2017, 02:34 pm #19 Last Edit: Nov 26, 2017, 02:45 pm by galacticprobe
Here's that video in our embedded player so people can view it without having to step out of the Forum:


(Wow... took a while playing with that URL to get this to work!)

It looks like in this vid the box has blue window frames. (So, Other Steve (Volpone), if you wanted to keep your existing box with white window frames, and build a Met Box companion for the Old Girl - sort of 'Logopolis-esque' like you mentioned - you could give your Met Box blue window frames and still be historically correct. (I can't see the Phone Panel, but I would guess it's still white with blue lettering.)

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

petewilson

Nov 26, 2017, 04:03 pm #20 Last Edit: Nov 26, 2017, 05:17 pm by petewilson
Quote from: galacticprobe on Nov 26, 2017, 02:34 pm
It looks like in this vid the box has blue window frames.
Dino.


No definitely got white frames in this video as per normal.....
Something I didn't mention was the other photo's of this box show they are white (1959-1970)

galacticprobe

Nov 26, 2017, 04:43 pm #21 Last Edit: Nov 26, 2017, 04:45 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: petewilson on Nov 26, 2017, 04:03 pm
No definitely got white frames in this video as per normal.....


Really? It looks to me like those muntons going across the window panes are the same dark color as the rest of the box, and there isn't a very visible frame around the window panes. One would think if the window frames (and muntons) were white, they'd be closer to the same color as the window panes rather than matching the color of the box. (Again this is just my observation from the video. I'd be curious to hear what others think about it.)

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

Angelus Lupus

I think what you might be seeing as the (white) windows, is actually the very blurry frames. In daylight the windows would look dark, unless the sunlight is reflecting off them.
There's a lot of MPG artefacting and de-interlacing caused by the Youtube compression. In the case of the thin lines of the windows that could easily screw with perception.
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

scotland yard

Bumping this thread to post a link to the demolition video. Harrowing. If you're in this forum, you'll find the footage disturbing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/police-box-demolition/zm28bdm

Oh my giddy aunt!!

Brrr

I used that footage in a video I edited a while ago... it was rough but I pulled through (barely)
Oi oi, howzit?