The next stage was to crate up the console to allow it to survive the journey.
The TARDIS has all sorts of stabilization equipment, but mine had to make do with bolts and plywood.
I decided to crate the console and the daleks myself, rather than deal with a lot of awkward questions...
I crated the console, as it's fairly fragile.
I used 1/4" plywood for the crates
and 1/2" for the base.
The console plinth made a very good
crate for the cylindrical cover and time elements. I packed them
with left over furniture batting and carpet samples, which I stapled
to the inside of the plinth.
I threw out the old oscillating
mechanism as it never worked properly. It will probably be replaced
with something involving bicycle gears. I also screwed a plywood lid
on top to protect it all.
The daleks are also somewhat fragile, so I made crates for
Each of the items was screwed to the base of the crate
so they wouldn't move in the crates. This way they didn't need any extra