New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by chriskingbees, Jun 26, 2009, 01:40 pm
Quote from: the doctor who2 on Sep 07, 2010, 07:52 pmI went Crich today, i just couldn't resist taking some photos of the good old blue box. Would have loved to have taken a look inside but it was locked. As well as the the main box i tracked down the smaller police box at the main tram depot gate.I really wish i had taken a couple more of the Police box but since i can re-enter again for free within the next 12 months it gives me a chance to go back again.
Quote from: starcross on Sep 07, 2010, 09:46 pm(snip)If I had been able to get close to the box myself, I would have tried my Met Police key in it. I know it works on the Avoncroft Police Post but it would have been neat to get into the Crich Box as well. Mind you I have no idea if they changed the locks or not, only one way to find out really.Cheers,~Starcross
Quote from: hb88banzai on Sep 08, 2010, 06:09 amQuote from: the doctor who2 on Sep 07, 2010, 07:52 pmI went Crich today, i just couldn't resist taking some photos of the good old blue box. Would have loved to have taken a look inside but it was locked. As well as the the main box i tracked down the smaller police box at the main tram depot gate.I really wish i had taken a couple more of the Police box but since i can re-enter again for free within the next 12 months it gives me a chance to go back again.Great pics!Wow - never noticed this before. Don't know if it's just because of the great resolution at close range, the angle, or what, but can now see an obvious seam on the underside (and the side) of the front top sign between the fascia and the rest of the sign box at about half the distance between the front surface and the flat of the pillar (making the fascia what, 3/4" thick?). A little less noticeable on the right sign box end that's visible in the other pic, but still seems to be there.There is also some damage to the fascia edge at the hole for the front top sign. From the damage it kind of looks like the fascia is made of wood or wood products. Can anyone confirm this? If not wood, is it just a really thin piece of concrete? If it is wood, is this the original setup or a result of the repair work done on the box back in 2006? Anyone know how they are attached to the boxes? I know the Barnet style boxes were quite a bit different here due to differences in the ring beam, pillars and the width of the sign boxes.
Quote from: exleo on Sep 08, 2010, 04:12 pmAn interesting point, and it does almost look, judging by the paterna on the edging and facing as if these are chip board fascias placed over the top, but it could just be very soft badly crumbling concrete! However, the actual signage seems very deeply set within the boxes as if a front fascia has been overlaid, but that would have made the original sign boxes very shallow! but on looking at pics from another thread that could have been possible as you can see.....These images could certainly support a theory that the crich box sign boxes have been added to since the original casting....
Quote from: galacticprobe on Sep 09, 2010, 12:29 amWhen it comes to this box I really wish someone would take the initiative to turn its door around so the correct side faces out again, as it's obvious that at some point in its history someone put the door on backwards (which is why it's smooth on the outside and the stiles are in the inside).That shouldn't be too terribly difficult to do, should it?Dino.
Quote from: galacticprobe on Sep 10, 2010, 05:53 amAh... so real boxes were (are) like TARDISes; every time you see one, it's a little different from the last.It seems the only thing consistent, is inconsistency.Dino.
Quote from: policeboxnut on Sep 11, 2010, 12:28 amHas anyone noticed how the height of the roof stacks vary from box to box? The mile end box and the Crich box seem to be the same but the Barnet box and that first MK 2 further up this thread with the differently coloured signboxes seem to be distinctly taller. Is it just me??