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Butons, switches, knobs and levers

Started by warmcanofcoke, Jul 13, 2019, 03:44 am

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scotland yard

That lever was scratch build by Nick Robbato, the builder of the console and one of the freelance prop guys for Doctor Who. It is very similar to a speed boat dual throttle though.
Oh my giddy aunt!!

MacktheTardisGuy

So.. Where would I be able to get like a replica or something, or a cheap parts list to making one?

scotland yard

You could
1) Email Nick Robbato on the vain and distant hope that he is willing to make one again and that you can pay the astronomical price that will make an Indian wedding look cheap.
2) Email DW2012 on the reasonable hope that he is willing to share how he did his, if he still checks his email.
3) Figure out how to do it yourself, and share with us! Some 3D designing should do the trick.
Oh my giddy aunt!!

Volpone

I am not a nuWho person, so I'm not sure what said part looks like.  But after looking at what a boat throttle costs, I'd say maybe find a junked bicycle and take the cranks off it.  You'd still need to build the housing and the handles, but it would be an inexpensive first step. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

davidnagel

Quote from: scotland yard on Jul 24, 2020, 08:59 pm3) Figure out how to do it yourself, and share with us! Some 3D designing should do the trick.


I was considering doing this one myself but have a backlog of things I wanna print at the moment lol
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douglas442

Jan 16, 2021, 12:23 pm #50 Last Edit: Jan 16, 2021, 12:36 pm by douglas442
Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Jan 10, 2021, 08:34 pmLUCAS SPB120 INDICATOR SWITCH 001.jpgLUCAS SPB120 INDICATOR SWITCH 001.jpg

That's switch, shown above, is quite a handsome bit of hardware. It's form seems both reminiscent of classic radio knobs ( see below ), as well as that of more modern designs.

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Now if only I could reliably metal-coat some of these, and replace the red lens with a faceted jewel-type... well, you know, for a more "vintage" look.

... speaking of which...

I'm happy and relieved to pass on the news that one of my more recently favored sources of such parts as these has, after all, apparently not faded into the dark and dusty bin of gone and long forgotten surplus and vintage electronics stores! 

"Play Things of the Past" ( from which the photo above was obtained ) has successfully been sold by it's retired former owner ( Gary Schneider ) to another enthusiast of the trade, Barry Bennett.

Though he seem to still be in the midst of reorganization ( made all the harder by covid ) and is not yet taking orders, it all seems and sounds very hopeful!

News of this can be found on the old site:
www.oldradioparts.com

... as well as a forum discussion at:
https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=383568

Of course, small businesses, world-wide are all still in jeopardy. So let's hope that the new owner's resolve can hold on for a bit longer.

... now, then... what to do with that stimulus check!...     

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"... and I find myself on the Mountainside, where the Rivers change direction, across The Great Divide." -Kate Wolf

warmcanofcoke

Jan 25, 2021, 10:32 am #51 Last Edit: Jan 25, 2021, 10:50 am by warmcanofcoke
recently I was looking at gauges:
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What I most notice is that right next to each gauge is a control. In some console designs the gauges are yards from a gauge. So I think this is a good rule of thumb in console design to have a switch or two nearby.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Jade

I love that last photo. It would look cool on a console as is.

Cardinal Hordriss

As seen on the 4th to 5th Doctors' consoles, the ones that click loudly in Planet of Evil. They're foot switches, usually seen in conjunction with guitar effects pedals.

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mrtardisconsole


mrtardisconsole

I can't for the love of me find out what pipe was used for the smith/Capaldi era throttle does anybody know what it is?

warmcanofcoke

Quote from: mrtardisconsole on Feb 14, 2021, 06:18 pmHow do I post a topic?

navigate to a place where you want to post a thread. Say the "console workshop" [or wherever] at the top of the list of threads you should see a button marked user actions. Under that button you can start a new thread.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

mrtardisconsole

Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Feb 14, 2021, 10:39 pm
Quote from: mrtardisconsole on Feb 14, 2021, 06:18 pmHow do I post a topic?

navigate to a place where you want to post a thread. Say the "console workshop" [or wherever] at the top of the list of threads you should see a button marked user actions. Under that button you can start a new thread.
Thank you

warmcanofcoke

Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Feb 13, 2021, 11:47 pmAs seen on the 4th to 5th Doctors' consoles, the ones that click loudly in Planet of Evil. They're foot switches, usually seen in conjunction with guitar effects pedals.

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Thanks - I've wanted to know the name of these buttons for a long time.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.