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Posted By: John Kuvakas Moderator
Posted On: Friday December 7, 2018 at 11:12 AM
 
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PICS: Brooklin Diaries for Dec 7
Taken from the website:

"Behind the Christmas tree there’s a cabinet, and in the cabinet you will find… Curious?

Here at Brooklin Models we are creative people, and when something happens we use our imagination to interpretate it from our point of view. For example, Christmas: Our tree is full of cars, and all the gifts are special versions of our lovely models.

Ok, so that’s the Christmas tree, but what have we made this week?

A lot of Riva Aquarama speedboats and some Nash Ambassador Eight Convertibles from 1940 (BML31), plus abrand new toy – the new Myford Super 7 lathe. Discover this new (old) tool in the new episode of the Brooklin Diaries.

PATTERN MAKING – Mr. P
Pinker is working hard on the BML31, a 1940 Nash Ambassador Eight Convertible. Which we will be making in the Top-up position.

SMALL PARTS CASTING – MARK R
Our models are 1:43 scale. That’s not very big.
They have very small components on them, so we have to go from this…

SMALL PARTS CASTING – MARK R
…to get to this…

SMALL PARTS CASTING – MARK R
…just so that we can get to this.

PLATING CASTING – DAVE
Dave is casting up some axles for our new 1942 DeSoto 4-door Sedan (BML29).

FETTLING – RICH
Rich is gently bending the Riva speedboat windshields so that they fit the deck perfectly.

FETTLING – ANDY C
Andy’s job is magnifycent.
Magnify…cent.
Magni……oh forget it.

PAINT ROOM – BOB
Bob has been busy sanding the primer coat on all of these models. Once they have been dusted off with the compressed air they can be recoated prior to spraying.

IT’S CHRIIIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAS
Well, it’s NEARLY Christmas. Here at BM we love this time of year and as is traditional here we have decorations up already and the Christmas songs are turned up loud.

FINAL ASSEMBLY – ANGIE
The tinsel is everywhere.
Everywhere.
And no that isn’t a festive picture of Jesus, it’s Orlando Bloom.

FINAL ASSEMBLY
Yes, yes those really are car bodies decorating one of the many trees. Julie did this a few years ago and it will now happen EVERY year. You may have noticed the cabinet behind the tree. This contains unique models made by the staff during lunchtimes. Next week we will get a few of them out to let you see our ‘creativity’. Something to look forward to eh?

NEW TOYS FOR XMAS
This, ladies and gents, is a Myford Super 7 lathe. This fine example of engineering is at least 40 years old. Solidly built and still working perfectly, this was acquired to help with some of our new projects.

VISITING TIME
Also at least 40 years old, solidly built and still working perfectly (sorry, Laurence) is our visitor this week.
Laurence had a tour of the factory here in Bath to see how his beloved models are made.
He also had the ‘Star Letter’ award in the Christmas issue of Model Collector magazine which you can read below. Thanks for visiting, Laurence.

LAURENCE’S STAR LETTER

“DADDY, GET THE PINK ONE. WE WANT THE PINK ONE!!!”
As if putting models on the tree wasn’t enough, Julie has put a tree on a model.
Which we think looks pretty good."

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