New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by thelostie102, Oct 04, 2009, 12:48 am
Quote from: galacticprobe on Dec 15, 2010, 10:42 pmAccording to "THE TARDIS HANDBOOK" by Steve Tribe, on the bottom left corner of page 56 there is a sketch of that console's column. The notes on the sketch pointing to the rods say 'FIBER 1" dia', so they are one inch in diameter. Another note points to the column and says 1'-0", the line pointing to the column indicating that to be the column's diameter.It's also got large arrows with writing in them noting that "LOWER RODS RAISE TO <line drawn>" and "UPPER RODS LOWER TO <line drawn>", with the lines denoting the limit to the "outward" range of movement of the rods within the column.Important stuff in bold to show the known answers to Teletran's questions. Now for a little bit extra... When I put a ruler to the sketch and compared the distance between those "raise/lower to" lines to the diameter of the column, it appears that the rods' overlap is only about six inches when at the outward limit of their travel.Dino.
Quote from: too_many_cars on Nov 15, 2011, 06:46 amOne of the seven black "guitar switch" covers which I've been pulling my hair out trying to find/replicate was already broken off by the time filming was finished and still photographer had a chance to take a few beauty shots in the set!
Quote from: Vale on Feb 04, 2016, 02:02 pmI remember seeing an interview once with Sylvester McCoy ... he stated that this very switch flew off and got lost when he was filming the "console explodes/TARDIS crash-lands" scene. Apparently he chose to think of this as a subtle homage to the wobbly sets and cheap production values of the classic series!