Table of Contents
- 3Photos of construction part 1
- 4Photos of construction part 2
- 6Plans - Front, floor and footprint
- 7Plans - Base, floor, and wall layout
- 8Plans - Top and roof (millimetres)
- 9Plans - Top and roof (inches)
- 10Plans - The sign
- 11Plans - Details
- 12Plans - Fixed walls - metric
- 13Plans - Fixed wall - standard
- 14Plans - Wall/door - metric
- 15Plans - Wall/door - standard
- 16Materials overall
- 17Framing wood by section - metric
- 18Framing wood by section - standard
- 19Cutting list (frame)
- 20Step 1. Cut the frame pieces to length
- 21Step 2. Rip the relevant pieces to the required widths
- 22Step 3. Make the base
- 23Step 4. Make up the pillars
- 24Step 5. Assemble and stand the frames
- 25Step 6. Make the head (top section)
- 26Step 7. Make the walls
- 27Step 8. Install the walls, head, and door
- 28Step 9. Shape and fix the mullions
- 29Step 10. Shape and fix the decorative pillar top pieces
- 30Step 11. Paint time
- 31Step 12. Make the windows
- 32Step 13. Add the 'police call box' sign
- 33Step 14. Final touches (almost)
- 34Roof lamp Introduction
- 35Roof lamp Plans
- 36Sourcing the components
- 38The lamp container cap
- 39Fibreglassing the cap
- 40The lamp container base
- 41Threaded rod to the cap
- 42Assemble the lamp container
- 43Put in a light or two
- 44The lights go on
Roof lamp Introduction
This roof lamp is along the lines of the lamp that sits atop of the 1929 Mackenzie Trench design police box preserved at the National Tramway Museum in Crich, Derbyshire.
It was, after all that police box that was the inspiration for The Doctors TARDIS.
This roof lamp is basically a lamp container consisting of a fresnel lens sandwiched between a cap and a square base piece.
The base piece has a hole in the middle which accommodates a short piece of round PVC drain pipe.
It is all held together with four threaded rods.
The threaded rods protrude down past the square base piece in through the top of the TARDIS roof.
From the inside, another square platform which carries the light bulb and socket is added to the threaded rod.
The light bulb fits up through the PVC pipe into the fresnel lens. It can be adjusted up and down the threaded rod as need be.
Once the lamp container is fixed to the TARDIS roof, the light is added (and adjusted) from inside the TARDIS box. That is very handy when a light bulb need changing.