New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by Rassilons Rod, May 29, 2007, 12:21 pm
Quote from: rassilonsrod board=discussion thread=1180441267 post=1180462384Uber expensive? well this one cost me £20, down from £30 So perhaps if its half size we're normally looking at about £60?Very pleased with my purchase anyway...! -Marc
Quote from: rassilonsrod board=discussion thread=1180441267 post=1180441267For anyone who's interested in the Hartnell interior, I thought I'd share this. I picked it up at a slight discount (shop model) on my birthday 2 weeks ago. Click to enlarge I haven't known the name of the object until now. I believe this might be about half the size of the one in the Hartnell console room.-Marc
Quote from: handofomega board=discussion thread=1180441267 post=1180465499You misunderstand Marc. I meant that the ones I have seen at my local Ranaissance Festival are expensive. The vendors try to gouge their customers since they are one of the few places to buy such merchandise. Tis unfortunate, but what can we do???
Quote from: spica board=discussion thread=1180441267 post=1180482894Strictly speaking it's an armillary sundial. You can tell by the arrow which is the gnomon. Though the hour lines are in an unusual position, on the base rather than inside the equinoctial ring. The one in the tardis was a sundial also. It clearly has hour lines on the inside of the equinoctial ring, where an armillary sphere properly speaking (a teaching instrument) would have the signs of the zodiac on the OUTSIDE of the ring. The tardis sphere is also missing the small circles denoting the tropics which are optional on a sundial but essential on a teaching armillary. Nevertheless this means you DO have the authentic item and £30 is pretty good going as they can be rather expensive. If anyone is interested in getting hold of one just search "armillary sundial" on ebay, and with a bit of sifting you should find some of the more reasonably priced ones.It would indeed be a very nice complement to a console.