Tardis Console Era Changes, Repairs, and Damage over the 60s years

Started by Sofia Fox, Apr 12, 2017, 12:19 am

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Sofia Fox

Early Hartnell:
Pretty much intact.

Late Hartnell:
Pieces and levers are gone.
Time rotor flag upside down.
Broken pieces on console

Early Troughton:
Grills were lost
Interior Walls were cut down, Photo walls were not.

Late Troughton:
Left Radiation Meter have been smashed
The right one was installed incorrectly since The Mind Robber
One of the flags are gone and slightly faulty rotor spinning
Green gels on the lights in the rotors

Bits replaced
Meters are the same from last time
Spinning rotor missing
Green gels still present

Circuit board lines
Radiation Panel rebuilt
Pieces and bits added on
Spinning rotor put back in incorrectly and is nonfunctional now
Green gels still present
Time rotor case crooked when in 'Powered-up' position

Decommissioned after Inferno
Sofia, the infrequent builder and forumer.


Alright, I'm going to be REAL specific. This list contains just Season 1 stuff.
The Pilot Episide
The first EVER variation of the console. It was pretty bland, dull etc. Made up of Domed lights and small, clear levers.
An Unearthly Child
The first canonical version of the console. It was updated, they would add grip knobs, more levers. They would be given color since clear stuff doesn't really show well on camera.
Edge Of Destruction
The first canon update to the console. Nothing much. All they did was add a fast return.
The Aztecs
A temporary change - on panel 2 the lone lever has a finger grip knob placed over it
Reign Of Terror
One of the square reflectors on the time column has been rotated.
When Life Gave Me Jelly Babies, I Added Licorice.

Rassilons Rod

I've got a list of sll the sixties stuff somewhere.

Not exhaustive, but quite a lot of stuff.
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.


Well, if and when you find it, would you mind posting them?
When Life Gave Me Jelly Babies, I Added Licorice.

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: animatronick on May 02, 2019, 03:18 pm
Well, if and when you find it, would you mind posting them?

Absolutely. Working late tonight, so maybe tomorrow.
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

Rassilons Rod

Obviously, as usual.... suggest changes, additions corrections....

#Season 1 StoriesModifications
1An Unearthly Child
2The Daleks
3The Edge of DestructionNo fast return switch until during episode 2
4Marco Polo
5The Keys of Marinus
6The AztecsFlags still fine
Paint is already pretty scratched on bulbs
BIG Knob on one of the faders on Panel 2
7The SensoritesOne flag has flipped upside down
8The Reign of Terror

#Season 2 StoriesModifications
Planet of Giants
6 bulb panel has light coloured speaker grill
2The Dalek Invasion of Earth4 lever panel still has 4 levers
3The RescueRubber mats removed
4The Romans
5The Web PlanetDoor removed from panel on plinth
(looks like old tape machine)
6The CrusadeSomething on speaker grill of Panel 3
7The Space Museum
8The ChaseOne small fader removed from Panel 3
(for Space Time Visualiser)
9The Time Meddler

#Season 3 StoriesModifications
1Galaxy 4
2Mission to the Unknown
3The Myth Makers
4The Daleks' Master Plan
5The Massacre
6The Ark
7The Celestial Toymaker
8The Gunfighters
9The Savages
10The War Machines

#Season 4 StoriesModifications
1The Smugglers
2The Tenth Planet
3The Power of the Daleks
Console plinth spurs clad in metal
Hole on far right where cable goes in
No Speaker Grill on on Radiation Meter Panel
4The Highlanders
5The Underwater Menace
6The Moonbase
7The Macra Terror
8The Faceless Ones
9The Evil of the Daleks

#Season 5 StoriesModifications
1The Tomb of the CybermenRadiation Meter backdrop has fallen a bit

2 Handles replaced with knobs on Panel 6d]
2The Abominable Snowmen
3The Ice Warriors
4The Enemy of the World
5The Web of Fear
2 Wall Mounted panels
(from Dalek Invasion of Earth:2150 AD, used a few times previously in the series)
6Fury from the Deep
7The Wheel In SpaceBlack Box on speaker of Panel 6
Black Knobs on Faders
Door Handles replaced with knobs
Funnel point (possibly lamp) on Panel 3

#Season 6 StoriesModifications
1The Dominators
2The Mind RobberOne big knob STILL missing on LHS big fader on Fast Return panel

Door underneath 6 Diagaonal lamp panel

Emergency unit goes on 2 new white pots on LHS panel


Big circle on RHS of radiation panel: meter is moved to speaker grill location

One Bulb missing on fast return panel (lower LHS)

Access hatch underneath Telepathic Panel has a white door.

Telepathic panel: RHS meter has dropped almost flush...

One Panel has a LARGE meter, replacing Speaker Grill

Panel 6 has no knobs on faders! (maybe bottom one)

One of the speaker grills has a lift up lid - Spur Handles on Hatch bays
3The Invasion
4The Krotons
5The Seeds of DeathRadiation Panel has thick meter
Delta Panel is sans speaker grill (you can see the shape on the panel where the frame used to be)

RHS Meter on telepathic panel has dropped in
6The Space Pirates
7The War Games-Thick meter on radiation panel and RHS meter on telepathic panel returned to normal position
-Delta panel has strange speaker grill and rest are silver.
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.


here is a couple of links to help this thread along.

Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Nov 03, 2016, 09:03 am

Working from the home computer I use these buttons to help Navigate these picture heavy threads.

The "Home" button takes me to the top of the page.
The "End" button takes me to the bottom of the page.

"Control +" zooms in to the screen.
"Control -" zooms out of the screen.

Here is a mini Index to help those Navigate this thread.

Season 1
The Aztecs: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89683#msg89683 Page 2

Season 2
Planet of the Giants: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89728#msg89728 Page 2
The Time Meddler: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89640#msg89640 Page 1

Season 3
Galaxy Four: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89669#msg89669 Page 2
Daleks' Masterplan "Escape Switch": http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89607#msg89607 Page 1
The Ark: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89610#msg89610 Page 1
The Celestial Toymaker: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89607#msg89607 Page 1

Season 4
The Tenth Planet : http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89620#msg89620 Page 1
The Power of the Daleks: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89596#msg89596 Page 1

Season 5
The Tomb of the Cybermen: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89685#msg89685 Page 2
The Abominable Snowmen: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89900#msg89900 Page 3
The Enemy of the World: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89606#msg89606 Page 1
Wheel in Space: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89587#msg89587 Page 1
Wheel in Space: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89925#msg89925 Page 3

Season 6
The Mind Robber: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89587#msg89587 Page 1
The Seeds of Death: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89606#msg89606 Page 1
The War Games: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89606#msg89606 Page 1

Season 7
The Ambassadors of Death: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89647#msg89647 Page 1
Inferno: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=7106.msg89801#msg89801 Page 3


Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Oct 30, 2017, 03:12 am
Given enough time I'm sure I can, Dino.  ;)

here is a list of the Discussions so far:

Pilot Episode 1963 http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=4825.msg55109#msg55109

Season 1
An Unearthly Child http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=4825.msg55109#msg55109
The Daleks http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8142.0
The Edge of Destruction  http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=4825.msg55109
Marco Polo http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8105.msg103026;topicseen#msg103026
The Keys of Marinus http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8121.msg103098;topicseen#msg103098
The Aztecs http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8113.new#new
The Sensorites http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8123.new#new
The Reign of Terror http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8002.0

Season 2
Planet of Giants http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8114.new#new
The Dalek Invasion of Earth http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8122.msg103099;topicseen#msg103099
The Rescue http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8103.0
The Romans http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8126.msg103119;topicseen#msg103119
The Web Planet http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8010.0
The Crusade http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8133.msg103151;topicseen#msg103151
The Space Museum http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8134.0
The Chase http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8088.0
The Time Meddler http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8112.msg103036#msg103036

Season 3
Galaxy 4 http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8102.0
The Myth Makers http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8157.msg103533#msg103533
The Daleks' Master Plan http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8100.0
The Ark http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8110.0
The Celestial Toymaker http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8109.new#new
The Gunfighters http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8127.new#new

Season 4
The Smugglers http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8089.0
The Tenth Planet http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8111.new#new
Power of the Daleks http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8001.msg102993;topicseen#msg102993
The Underwater Menace http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8117.msg103057;topicseen#msg103057
The Moonbase http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8104.0

Season 5
Tomb of the Cybermen http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8085.0
The Abominable Snowmen http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8084.0
Enemy of the World http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8090.0
The Web of Fear http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8091.0
Wheel in Space http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8096.0

Season 6
The Mind Robber http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8120.msg103070;topicseen#msg103070
The Invasion http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8118.0
The Seeds of Death http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8107.msg103031;topicseen#msg103031
The War Games http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=8108.new#new

Hope this helps.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.


I've made an almost complete guide to this.
I'll post it with Nathan some time soon.


Always glad to help. But it looks like you did the lion's share of of the work.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.