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The Notches

Started by Scarfwearer, Nov 26, 2017, 02:08 pm

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Nov 26, 2017, 02:08 pm Last Edit: Jan 03, 2019, 07:02 pm by Scarfwearer
I've spent an evening with the picture we have now, attempting to figure out how it's designed.
There's a lot of detail there, much of it very classical.

We have quarter-rounds with a rebate. We have end caps on the top signs that appear to be square (as they originally were).
We have post caps that appear to have their own rebated quarter rounds.

I've been trying to figure out what's going on with the notches.

As far as I can tell they're structured like post caps sandwiched between sections of post, and have their own rebated quarter-rounds.

I'm a little unclear what happens where they meet the steps under the top signs.
My best guess at the moment is that the post is not notched on that plane, or is notched backwards only enough to continue the notched theme (which might be 1/4 inch).

Here's a (NOT to Scale!) general arrangement as I understand it at the moment.


I've drawn areas in red that might be wood, or might be air...

I think the top step is taller than the lower two, and it looks like the notch is level with with the bottom step, but because it is set back further, it doesn't collide with it. I'm not clear whether the notch is taller than the bottom step or not. It looks like it might be, though I've drawn them the same. It's possible that the bottom step ends somewhere in the middle of the notch height, which supports the idea that the notch may be taller than the bottom step... It's hard to be sure yet.

Do we think there's any bevelling on the notch itself? I'm tentatively guessing not.

As I write this, I realise an end-on view of the steps would be in order:

It's very hard to see some of the details from this single image, so this is really just guesswork.

And perhaps something to give people ideas to think about.

I've little idea how large this Tardis is, as we have nothing to measure against: if the panels are the same size as the original, it would be enormous. If the doors are the same height, it's still big, but won't share many other dimensions.
The doors may even be of classical height (78"). We'll see.


My two cents here, just a casual observation on what it looks like to me engineering wise.  Probably completely wrong.  The grooves at the top and bottom look like delineation marks on where the TARDIS assembly points are.  The 4 grooves on the bottom are where the corner posts slide into the base, each post has a, for lack of a better word, cup that it slides, into.   The roof is one unit and does the same at the top of the posts.  The reason I say this as it gives the appearance that during the assembly, or maybe the design, the post is supposed to slide all the way down, but someone didn't push it all the way down creating what looks like a gap.   I say it looks that way only, not that is what happened. Again, probably wrong but just wanted to voice it. 
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!"


Nov 26, 2017, 04:31 pm #2 Last Edit: Nov 26, 2017, 04:33 pm by Scarfwearer
Well I suppose if someone wanted to do a build that splits for disassembly at those points it would certainly be possible... The same applies to a model.

Plugs and sockets would be reasonable terminology.