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Started by TG, Jun 19, 2005, 09:17 am

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hb88banzai

Jul 26, 2005, 09:40 am #15 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:27 pm by scarfwearer
Timegirl -

Seems just about perfect, and a great idea.  Seems like a great price, too. 

On the links you provide they aren't very specific, though, are they?  I assume it is glass?  And what diameter - the magic 7" or something else?

Then it's just a question of what the shipping charges will be across the Atlantic. . . .

Teletran

Jul 26, 2005, 09:51 am #16 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:27 pm by scarfwearer
Being an insomniac and having a pair of led solar lights in the garden I can point out that shortly before dawn the lights flash on and off in a very dematerialisey sort of way
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1360/omni02g.jpg)

TG

Jul 26, 2005, 12:09 pm #17 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:27 pm by scarfwearer
They do don't they Teletran, they flash on and off at dusk too, it's great. It was the flashing that made me think TARDIS.

Banzai - As you say, there are no real details on the marinestore website so I bought the lens on trust really. They are glass and quite heavy so I would expect it to be prohibitively expensive to ship to the US.
Dimensions are: height just under 5", external diameter 6.5" Possibly slightly small but I'm happy with the proportions.

retfordlad

Jul 27, 2005, 01:34 pm #18 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:27 pm by scarfwearer
Whot ho Chaps - and chapesses - -

Right - follow up to my post re the lamp toppers - Got a VERY fast reply back and a quote for the whole thing in half inch thick acrylic of $39.95 plus shipping ! Im ordering two so that I wont be at home to Mr. Cockup once I start drilling and fiddling - -

My lense is 5 and 1/2 dia and Im basing my topper dims on Met. lamp pics far as I can see the outer flange is 1 inch and the rods are quite tight in on the sample Ive got a piccy of - and I like it !

Now, I picked up my lens on Ebay - its marked 'corning' who made railroad etc lantern lenses here in the US so they are rather collectable - HOWEVER mine is over the standard Railroad dims at 5 and half dia. hence reson I got it for about $19 !! They made 'em in red and white also. And as I keep telling everyone its blue - ( theres a pic I posted over on the old group )- now all I need is a disco spinner light to shove inside and Im Mr.Happy !! All I need is a dark night a screwdriver and a sleepy Fredericksburg Officer of the lawah parked in the block - -

TARDIS itself arrives on Aug 2nd - - now, did I remember to set the HADS, hmmph? O dear o dear -

Steve :)

retfordlad

Jul 27, 2005, 01:56 pm #19 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:28 pm by scarfwearer
Notice in my Avatar Im holding my patent Tardis Roof Lamp For The Mounting Of Grapple Mk. II - ex. Met Police and a bargian too - - - will also duly post the apparently customary Planets Funniest Animals pics of cats and dogs widdling up the side of said Tardis once I get it. Imagine their suprise if I do actaully remember to set the H.A.D.S. - - -

Steve :)

Mark

Jul 27, 2005, 05:48 pm #20 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:28 pm by scarfwearer
What's a 'disco spinner' Steve?

retfordlad

Jul 27, 2005, 09:39 pm #21 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:28 pm by scarfwearer
Disco Spinner ? Ah - one of those roatating flashing lights - you know the sort of thing - blue or red plastic dome, ten quid on Ebay - -

Actually Ive ordered an assortment of flashing lights/ ex Police strobes etc so will be fun worrying the neighbors as they all get tested out :)

Lamp topper is ordered as of today should have it in about 2 weeks - -

Hmm now I need a decent ' Pull to Open ' sign and a St Johns sign ditto quality  - -  trouble with a permanent outside box is EVERYTHING has to be all-weather !

Steve :)

Steve

retfordlad

Jul 27, 2005, 09:54 pm #22 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:28 pm by scarfwearer
Well, I was gonna stick a picture in here but seeing as I cant figure out how the heffalumps to do it I wont - -

Steve :)

Mark

Jul 27, 2005, 09:56 pm #23 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:28 pm by scarfwearer
ah, I got ya, very Shada!

I have a beacon rotator, if postage isn't much you can have it if you want.

Its from a vehicle so probably 12v, but it's bright.

the15thdoctor

Jul 27, 2005, 10:45 pm #24 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:28 pm by scarfwearer
Hi steve there is a pdf of the sign on www.tardisbuilders.co.uk Print it then laminate (not Exterminate)  ;D

Scarfwearer

Jul 27, 2005, 11:58 pm #25 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:28 pm by scarfwearer
To put pictures up, just upload the image somewhere like Photo Bucket
and insert:

[IMG]http://web address of image/somepicture.jpg[/IMG]

into your message.
See also our FAQ here and  here.

Oh, and there's also a top sign PDF on my site. Neither of them are particularly authentic though.
It's probably about time someone made up some better ones for general use based on the information that's available...

Crispin

retfordlad

Jul 28, 2005, 12:39 pm #26 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:29 pm by scarfwearer
2da.jpg

retfordlad

Jul 28, 2005, 12:49 pm #27 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:29 pm by scarfwearer
Whew - Well finall y got the hang of it after running the gauntlet of all the ads at Photobucket - thanks for all the helpful advice from Crispin and The15thDoctor !

Now, wonder if I can shove my UNIT Landrover on here too - -

Steve :)

retfordlad

Aug 15, 2005, 09:04 pm #28 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:30 pm by scarfwearer
Hi All -

OK - My acrylic molding arrived today for my lamp topper/cap - and Im well pleased ! Nicely vac-formed in REALLY thick 1/2 inch acrylic - -

The second ( blueish ) piece - 1/4 inch thick - beneath is for drilling the top-to-bottom rods through, the top will then hide holes. The bottom disc serves the same purpose - the whole thing sits atop the lamp base block from my TPE Tardis. I think its going to work !

ALSO note US Bell system phone I grabbed for $9 off Ebay ! Now I need a scan off a blank British dial centre that I can reletter - ( please anyone - better if its old - )think I want it to be lettered Walmington On Sea  - - ! No prizes for guessing the series - -

Images attatched for viewing pleasure - as usual - -

Steve


HPIM0097.jpg

TG

Aug 16, 2005, 07:54 am #29 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:30 pm by scarfwearer
Very Nice! I wouldn't have believed that half inch perspex could be vac formed. Are you are going to leave the top clear to let the light come through?

Do you want one like this?
th_WalmingtonDial.jpg
or the type with the grey top?
TG