I think I have finally found the NS lamps in a local store. They look like this one:
It's size is approximately 8.25 inches wide by 13 inches tall. I'm not fully certain they are the same model. The piece between A and B is solid brass attached to the solid round piece B:
For those of you with the NS lamps, did you have to cut this piece out of did it simply unscrew from the rest of the lamp? I don't mind cutting it off but I wanted to see how close to the original lamp I was. As always, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last Edit: Jul 13, 2008 6:08:23 GMT 1 by kalarcana
I have the same garden lanterns that were sent to me by a dear friend from DYI of the UK. Same lanterns indeed. I have yet to make the incision and excise the connecting brass piece containing the vent holes. I am sure some else on TR2 can comment on the exact procedure, but you it appears you have the real McCoy! What store did find the lantern if you don't mind me asking....
The picture I used in the first post was from the "I need measurements" thread. I had to go back to the store tonight and take pictures of the ones there. I still believe that the ones I found are a match for the real deals. What do you think?
I actually found these at a Home Depot here in town. I was looking for an outdoor thermometer and saw these in the same isle. I started twitching immediately. And please forgive me. I still haven't figured out how to use thumbnails with photobucket yet.
1) Good find at the Home Depot. This is the correct lantern. You will have to cut the connecting vent holes aspect out and bring both disks portions together. I am not sure if folks are gluing or soldering the two disks together. The top cone with the ring, I believe has to come off as well, but I would wait for more comments before taking a Dremel tool to it.
2) Picture sizing: Using thumbnails is the way to go here. Less bandwidth issues. All you have to do is check which pics your going to use, then a the bottom of the page there will be a button that states something like 'generate HTML and IMG codes'. After that, several boxes show up with options to what application you will use for these thumbnails, pick: IMG clickable thumbnails for message boards - recommended
Then highlight all thumbnail addresses in that box, cut and paste them into your post on TR2. Preview the links after posting to see how they will appear before finalizing. Viola!
OK. I just got home with my new lamp. ;D I wanted to share the information on it with anyone who could use it. I'm guessing this would benefit those in the U.S. the most but it might provide some new info for our friends on the other side of the pond.
The lamp was from Garden Treasures. It's labeled as a Decorative Candle Lantern. The size is 8.25 inches by 14.5 inches. The model number is #GT07-1286 and the item number is #152573. Surprisingly they listed it as being distributed by the following:
Bel Air Lighting 28104 Witherspoon Parkway Valencia, CA 91355.
I hope this information helps others find what they need. But, my local store did have 4 more in stock when I bought mine if people run into dead ends.
That said, now I can finally get started on my own Tardis. I had been telling myself I'd build whichever version that I was able to find the lamp. I'm asking for suggestions/inputs. I've been thinking today at work about building a hybrid between the OS and NS Tardis. I was thinking of using the NS signs, door panel, lamp, and possibly the windows with the rest being in the OS style. I was also thinking of building her somewhere between the sizes of the season 18 and NS one.
I thought there had been some discussion on the old board about hybrids. What do you think? Am I nuts? Should I change parts around or stick with either OS or NS? Once I get Sketch-up I was going to try to make a mock-up of the hybrid. Again, suggestions and input are most welcome.
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Last Edit: Jul 17, 2008 1:57:09 GMT 1 by kalarcana
thought there had been some discussion on the old board about hybrids. What do you think? I'm I nuts? Should I change parts around or stick with either OS or NS? Once I get Sketch-up I was going to try to make a mock-up of the hybrid. Again, suggestions and input are most welcome.
I have layouts I can manipulate for you of the NS TARDIS and modify it to into the hybrid you want. Bill Rudloff
go for the hybrid...i love the new tardis but it doesnt have the step lintle above the door...my build is a hybrid...there are so many different variants anyway..good luck with watever you choose and enjoy your build
Thank you for your input. The more I think about it I will most likely do some sort of a hybrid. I'm just trying to see what it will look like first. And I'm off this weekend to update pricing for the lumber.
Post by geminitimelord on Jul 17, 2008 5:48:44 GMT 1
A TARDIS with a proper working Chameleon circuit will become any shape. Who is to say the Hybrid isnt what it was replicating? Just be glad it got stuck in the shape of the Metropolitan Police box instead of a Portable Toilet or our Neighbors would all think we were nuts building replica Outhouses!
Has anyone found these lamps on sale in the UK at all?
And rather hope there aren't too many changes in the new series. It's gonna be different enough getting used to young Matt. Keep the tardis interior the same. And I can live with the exterior, though have a preference for the classic, but that's just my age!
Best Wishes to all old friends on here. Sorry I've not been very active (or active at all!)
OH NOOOOOO! I just got birthday money to buy one from Lowes, and I was having trouble ordering one from the website because my local Lowes doesn't carry it, but I just went to figure out how to get one and they've TAKEN THEM OFF THE WEBSITE! SO CLOSE!
Is the Gardman lantern wider than the Portfolio lantern? The specs online said that the Gardman was 7 inches in diameter. I'm assuming that's at the widest part on the top. That makes me a little nervous because I've only got a 4"x4" square on the peak of the roof. For you that have got them, how wide is the diameter of the bottom?