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
Put in a light or two
So! You have the lamp container in place, now you need a light. There is a lot of excess on the four threaded rods that hang inside the TARDIS.
Make a platform (for the light socket) similar to the container base – i.e., a piece of plywood 137mm (5 3/4″) square with four holes drilled to take the threaded rod, just the same as the container base.
Fix an appropriate light socket in the middle of the plywood piece and have an electrician (or qualified person) wire it for you.
Put a light bulb in the socket and push the plywood piece up (with the threaded rod going through the holes) until the light bulb sit at the required height inside the fresnel lens. Hold the platform in place with wing-nuts underneath.
There! Easy to adjust and easy to take out and change the light.
You can also add another light socket to the underside of platform to light up the inside of the TARDIS if so required, although it would be best to run it off different power wires so that both lights are independent of one another.