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The Doctor Who Experience 1983 Console Time Rotor

Started by fivefingeredstyre, Jul 29, 2016, 06:57 pm

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Nov 25, 2017, 02:54 pm #60 Last Edit: Nov 25, 2017, 02:55 pm by danielc
Excellent work, great to see it used in 2017 on screen too ;)


the room looks fantastic on screen, doesn't it


Dec 15, 2017, 11:23 am #62 Last Edit: Dec 15, 2017, 03:16 pm by danielc
Found this great video on youtube.  Mark says which parts are from the original console:) so going what Mark said I have outlined in red which parts were salvaged from the console Season 20 -parts saved from the console.JPG


That's a good diagram DanielC.
May I add that when I spoke to MBH at DWE in October I think... he told me that there's a 'gold bowl with a hole' from Salvaged original parts.
I think he said he had to completely redecorate it with black markings and a black joy stick. He also told me that there is so few bits that date back to the 80s and there's no way he can prove much of it anyway, so he played it down, but I was really interested.
If I'm correct he meant the lever which featured as a 'POWER" source in Enlightenment.
There's a picture of him somewhere holding it. but in this one from his Flickr, it's in the foreground almost out of sight there.


I've been meaning to post these for a couple of weeks; however life seems to have a habit of getting in the way.

A couple of weeks ago I met up with Mark, to get the console out of storage and give it a once over...

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I have more photo's which I will post when I get them off my phone.

You have no idea how satisfying it is to be stood leaning over a TARDIS console, idly flicking switches whilst the time rotor rises and falls. You honestly get lost in the moment...

A lady happened to pass by and asked to take a photo for her friend, as she recognised it immediately!

Oh and we had a little help from this fella...

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The "Logopolis door opener" (as I call it), the green holey thing Adric presses, I sent to Mark when I bought one from Plastruct in the US. Mark was kind enough to paint mine as he did his for this console.

I've been meaning to put a full thread together about it but haven't had that moment in life to do it.
Kind Regards,




You are so lucky!!

I'm dead jealous!!!

Fantastic console & Dalek!

You must have had a great day!!!




Absolutely fantastic to see this out and about! The console gets better each time I see it, it's very much a piece of history now, certainly a successor to the original. Hope you had plenty of fun playing around with it.

Now, I just wonder if I can figure out where those garages are from the pictures? I've done good work in my deductions so far, as I'm pretty sure it's not anywhere in Spain, Portugal, or North Korea. I'm narrowing the field. If I ever figure it out, you'll soon find out as before long you'll come outside in the middle of the night to find a me gleefully pressing buttons and making whooshing noises!
Isn't it how ironic that we have to think of solutions out of the box, in order to build our boxes a lot of the time?


Quote from: davidnagel on Nov 08, 2020, 07:13 pmThe "Logopolis door opener" (as I call it), the green holey thing Adric presses, I sent to Mark when I bought one from Plastruct in the US. Mark was kind enough to paint mine as he did his for this console.
You mean this?

Green holey thing.jpg

Do they still make the parts?


Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Nov 08, 2020, 11:15 pmDo they still make the parts?

They do. I'll put the thread up with part numbers very soon :)
Kind Regards,



Dec 15, 2020, 01:36 pm #70 Last Edit: Dec 15, 2020, 01:39 pm by karsthotep
good luck in getting in contact with them though.  I have sent multiple emails, I have called them several times over the last 6 months leaving my phone number and requesting a call back and I have yet to hear from anyone.   I am not sure what is going on over there but the communications is completely non-existent.  I am still trying but not holding out my hope on this. If someone has better luck please let me know.   

I got these part numbers from David (thanks David)  Since I have them right here I'll post for everyone. 

4 pieces of EVS-(C)-2490 - 90° Vertical Bend 
4 pieces of EC-(C)-24    - Coupling piece. 
2 pieces of  ETS-(C)-24  - Tee Connector

I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"