New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by jamiebate, Apr 10, 2016, 01:25 pm
Quote from: galacticprobe on Apr 11, 2016, 03:51 amSo if the recess, as on the plans, is 15 inches tall and 12 inches wide, removing 1/16th-inch from each side would make the frame 14 7/8th inches tall and 11 7/8th inches wide... if you want it to open. I can't recall any time the original Brachacki phone panel was opened, so if you're not planning to have it open then I would just shave the frame down enough for it to fit nicely when it slides into the recess. And if you do want it to open and think the 1/16th-inch smaller on each side it a little too much taken off, then just shave it down little by little on each side until it fits into the recess a bit on the loose side so it has room enough to swing clear of the main door rail. Dino.
Quote from: galacticprobe on Apr 12, 2016, 05:09 amAnyone that wants the latest revision - which includes some dimensions on the corner posts and other parts that didn't have dimensions before (so don't trash or overwrite your old versions - keep both!) - you can find them here:http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/drwho/brachacki.pdfAnd just like before, these are free downloads.Dino.
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Apr 12, 2016, 10:18 amFrom the link Dino has posted:I'm confused by these dimensions - these appear to be for a scale model:
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Apr 12, 2016, 10:18 amIn answer to Jamie's specific question, the corner quadrants were/are 3/4" radius and the front and rear doors set back by 2".
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Apr 12, 2016, 10:03 amIncidentally, the phone panel is seen to be partially open in the photos from the Pilot Episode - thereafter (as well as having it's handle removed, gaining a blue outer frame and the hinges swapped to the other side) it was bolted closed.
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Apr 12, 2016, 10:03 amShortly before the recording of "The Invasion", the Police Box prop was loaned out for the production of "Out of the Unknown" when it was fitted with a phone and therefore an opening panel (though this opening panel was never seen in Dr Who, the internal phone box surround was seen Seeds of Death and in other brief scenes where the right-hand Tardis door is open).
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Apr 12, 2016, 10:03 am(The simplified phone panel which replaced the original in Seeds was quite frequently seen to be slightly ajar.)
Quote from: galacticprobe on Apr 14, 2016, 05:42 amThe 15" tall by 12" wide measure I originally gave came from these plans......which I'd gotten - I thought - from the same link. And as you can see in this drawing (from 2008 according to the file I have, which has a lot more measurements on it), it does show the height of the panel recesses as being 15 inches tall. The other measurements all appear not to have changed when compared to those on the drawing with the blue measurements; only that height of the recesses is different.
Quote from: galacticprobe on Apr 14, 2016, 05:42 amI guess I just slipped a little - it happens - and as a result of that slip I got my proper tongue-lashing.
Quote from: galacticprobe on Apr 14, 2016, 05:42 am(Would it be safe to say that the red measurement drawing would be safe to use for some of the other measurements not listed on the blue measurement drawing - such as the enlarged drawing of the window frame muntons?)
Quote from: galacticprobe on Apr 14, 2016, 05:42 amMaybe, instead, I should have posted this drawing someone did with regard to the corner posts:This one is from 2011 according to the date on my file... at least that's when I downloaded it (and I just found it after looking deeper into my Brachacki folder - which is getting rather full and may need to be sorted into sub-folders). Granted, the measurements are in millimeters, but any on-line metric converter can give you the imperial measurements once you type in the metric ones.Dino.
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Apr 14, 2016, 11:07 amAs an aside, you'll find that the studio floor plans for season 14's wooden console room are expressed in metric feet rather than imperial feet
Quote from: rassilonsrod on Apr 14, 2016, 12:14 pmQuote from: Tony Farrell on Apr 14, 2016, 11:07 amAs an aside, you'll find that the studio floor plans for season 14's wooden console room are expressed in metric feet rather than imperial feetBugger!
Quote from: lespaceplie on Apr 14, 2016, 03:43 pmThe 6" posts version of the drawing is my old one. It predates better knowledge about the corner posts. For that matter, our generally very useful prop expert and former member, purpleblancmange, really muddied the waters years ago by flatly stating the 6" was the right starting point for the posts. How wrong that was! In fact, you should get a load of my late 1990s version of the S18 box. It's correctly proportioned but with 6" posts making it smaller that the real prop! Scarfwearer actually built by those plans.