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Started by tony farrell, Jan 05, 2016, 02:06 am
Quote from: andrewkent on Feb 01, 2016, 08:13 pmI wonder if Peter Logan is still alive? It would be fascinating to read an interview with him. I'd love to know what they did with the Brachacki console.
Quote from: andrewkent on Feb 01, 2016, 08:13 pmBack to the Sharpe one, I have a memory of reading in Mat Irvine's Special Effects book that the console table could only be fitted in one position. Looking at these plans there doesn't seem to be any reason for this, unless it was something hidden. I don't have the book anymore, so don't know if there's anymore detail as to why.
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Feb 01, 2016, 09:08 pmYou've got me on that one - there doesn't seem to be any pictorial evidence to support that: It's a six-sided one inch thick timber table which sits on a timber plinth - apart from the control panel layouts, structurally there's nothing to distinguish each side of the table and plinth. Hmmm... Something to do with the wiring perhaps?
QuoteDoes anyone have a copy of Mat's book to hand?
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Feb 01, 2016, 09:30 pmcertainly the plinth underwent enormous modification/bodging around te time of Logopolis (One of the side walls winds up not being set back as far at the others if I recall). It could be around then that console wound up only being able to be put together one way round?
Quote from: rassilonsrod on Feb 02, 2016, 12:29 amWell there was a huge mod done for Logopolis, so they could install that keyboard that pops out of the console (to drive the chameleon circuit).You can see the remains of that mod in a later, Davison episode. I forget which one, but there's a huge hole on one side of the plinth.
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Feb 02, 2016, 09:49 amInteresting points here chaps. I can see how the installation of the 'Chameleon Programmer' (and the widening of the plinth on the corresponding side) would mean the Console could only be assembled one way round but this was towards the end of its life.
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Feb 02, 2016, 09:49 amI'm still struggling to see what would have prevented the original Sharp Console table being fitted to the plinth in any 'orientation' as the timbers on each side appear to be identical.
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Feb 02, 2016, 09:49 amHopefully Steve can clarify when his replacement book arrives!
Quote from: galacticprobe on Feb 03, 2016, 04:57 amIn either case - "Logopolis" or any story that came later where that angled part was removed - the plinth's dimensions would have remained the same ("The Two Doctors" not withstanding); certainly the "footprint" where the top of the plinth met with the console's table area would have. So I can't see any reason why the console table could only be fitted on one way. Wiring aside, each panel would have had some sort of access opening (we called them "stuffing tubes" in military electronics) for wires to pass from the plinth into the panel. And as we've seen this console's panels move around the console in relation to each other (not in any uniform pattern), that would indicate each main panel's stuffing tube matched up with the corresponding stuffing tube in the plinth. (Does that makes sense to anyone other than me?)
QuoteQuote from: Tony Farrell on Feb 02, 2016, 09:49 amHopefully Steve can clarify when his replacement book arrives!I'm looking forward to hearing what Steve has to say on that as well. (I wonder if he sprung for expedited shipping on the book. )