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Started by warmcanofcoke, Oct 25, 2017, 02:54 pm

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warmcanofcoke

Oct 25, 2017, 02:54 pm Last Edit: Mar 23, 2018, 09:43 pm by Scarfwearer
The Abominable Snowmen 1967 Season 5 Story 38

Here are the known images we have from The Abominable Snowmen Tardis Interior.
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Here is a link to the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=981.0 as seen in the background of the set.

Here are the studio recording dates:
http://www.doctorwholocations.net/stories/abominablesnowmen
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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

TrixieTiger1995

Here's my take on a set plan, Basing off the photos this is what I got (although I'll might have to change it looking at it again:

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Bear in mind, it is my first one.
TrixieTiger1995, the infrequent builder and frequent forumer.

TrixieTiger1995

Made a revision of some wall config and panel numbering.

The Abominable Snowmen Ep 1 tardis interior set plan rev 1.png

Cheers, TigerMan
TrixieTiger1995, the infrequent builder and frequent forumer.

Rassilons Rod

The monitor assembly is in line with the corner of the main wall. You can walk behind it.
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.

tony farrell

This should be very easy to work out: We know the dimensions of the Console and main Tardis walls (the roundels are 25" in diameter - each separated by a two inch gap); this gives us the height of the computer banks (6 feet). As regards the widths of these computer banks, we know - thanks to Nathan/Warmcanofcoke  - that they've appeared in numerous episodes of Dr Who, most noticeably in things like Fury From the Deep and The Tenth Planet. We have the studio floor plans for Tenth Planet and the space in which two of these computer banks stand side-by-side (separated by a gap) is five feet. So each computer bank has to be less than 2' 6" wide - two feet wide seems a reasonable estimate.

The blank wall panels by the Armillary Sphere are standard 'flats' (the dimensions of which were 10 feet tall by four feet wide). So, the recessed area for the computer banks is four feet deep which matches the dog-leg in the original Brachacki Tardis set where the photo blow-up walls meet the 3D Tardis wall.

The scanner/monitor is obviously just a TV set mounted on a wheeled trolley which has been 'disguised' by a metallic front and - as Marc/Rassilonsrod states - there is a clear gap behind this unit. (It doesn't look to be quite in line with the corner of the 3D wall but rather set back by about six inches - if this is correct then the front of the scanner unit is 3' 6" in front of the computer banks. )

Taking all these factors together, we come up with an arrangement like this (not drawn to scale):

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warmcanofcoke

I hope Tony doesn't mind but I took the liberty of editing some of his images.

This is my first attempt to illustrate the interior of the Abominable Snowmen Tardis Layout:

Abominable layout.jpg
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

tony farrell


warmcanofcoke

Thanks Tony  ;D

here is my our updated image:
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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

In my research for this episode, I came across details about Lime Grove Studio D
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http://www.tvstudiohistory.co.uk/old%20bbc%20studios.htm#lime

on the fourth floor were the stages that became studios D and E.  Wall to wall - stage 5 (D) was about 5,300 sq ft - 82ft x 65ft at its maximum and stage 6 (E) was about 4,000 sq ft and an irregularly shaped 70ft x 64ft at its maximum.  Once D had its firelanes added by the BBC it became 73 x 55ft but with several bites out of that for the control rooms and doorways.


This is based on the assumption The Tardis set wasn't constructed at Ealing Studios.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Rassilons Rod

I'm not sure it ever was set up at Ealing. I think they used Ealing primarily for landscapes and fx shots.
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.

warmcanofcoke

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