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BROOKLIN AND THE 1940 CADILLAC V16 CONVERTIBLE COUPE (BRK14)

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1940 CADILLAC V16 CONVERTIBLE COUPE (BRK14)

The standard 1940 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe was released in 1983 and deleted in February 1994. It is finished in bronze with beige interior, beige roof, green license plate and whitewall tyres. Several color shades were produced from light to very dark bronze.     CANADIAN TOY COLLECTORS SOCIETY The C.T.C.S. chose the 1940 Cadillac V16 Convertible as the basis for their Greatest Collectors Toy Show special in 1983. This...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE (BRK13A)

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE (BRK13A)

The standard 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible was released in May 1994 and deleted in January 2005. It is finished in seaspray green with two tone green interior, white license plate and whitewall tyres. A small batch of approximately 50 Thunderbirds has come out of the factory in 1996 with the wrong color inserts for the seats, mid green instead of whitish green. A different color shade was produced in 2001....

BROOKLIN AND THE 1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MK II (BRK11)

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MK II (BRK11)

The first 1956 Lincoln Continental MK II was produced in 1981 in black with red interior and blue license plate in a limited number. The first standard edition can be identified in the dark blue metallic version with red interior and blue license plate, followed by several shades of blue with white interior and yellow license plate. Most of the varieties are seen with both thick and thin seats. These...

BROOKLIN AND THE MELS DRIVE IN RESTAURANT

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BROOKLIN AND THE MELS DRIVE IN RESTAURANT

In 1947 Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs opened the first drive-in restaurant in San Francisco, Mels drive-in. At that time the drive-in restaurants were just beginning in America and the nice California weather was ideal for year round carhop service. It consisted of a large parking for 110 cars and a building with a dining room capacity of 75 people. The cooker was able to turn out 180 hamburgers per...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1949 BUICK ROADMASTER (BRK10)

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1949 BUICK ROADMASTER (BRK10)

Numerous variations of the 1949 Buick Roadmaster exist, due to a wide variety of shades for body color. Although generally thought of as being dark metallic grey, shades of dark silver, green, grey, violet have widely been seen. To increase the variation quantity even more, there are two castings of the Buick Roadmaster, early models with a small hood ornament and later versions without. It might be correct to say...

14 AUGUST - THE WEEKLY DIARIES

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14 AUGUST - THE WEEKLY DIARIES

Another hot week in the Brooklin models factory and another sweaty bunch of model makers…..Euuuggghh. Don’t worry, we clean the models before they get sent out to you.

31 JULY - THE WEEKLY DIARIES

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31 JULY - THE WEEKLY DIARIES

Hello there, thanks for joining us again. It is a scorcher here today. It’s so hot that we are worried that the metal castings may start to melt. Let’s take a look at what we have been working on this week.

24 JULY - THE WEEKLY DIARIES

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24 JULY - THE WEEKLY DIARIES

Welcome to this weeks blog. Another chance for you to see what is happening behind the scenes here at Brooklin Models.

BROOKLIN AND THE 1989 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1989 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE

On October 17, 1989, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, which lasted around 15 seconds, hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 67 people with more than 3,000 others injured and causing more than $5 billion in damages. Despite the fact that the disaster was one of the most powerful and destructive quakes ever to hit a populated area of the United States, the death toll was relatively small. The earthquake is...

03 JULY - THE WEEKLY DIARIES

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03 JULY - THE WEEKLY DIARIES

Hello for the second time this week (you lucky people). Things are starting to get back to normal here at BM Towers. Come on in and take a look.

30 JUNE: THE BROOKLIN DIARIES

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30 JUNE: THE BROOKLIN DIARIES

Well hello there. Long time no see. We hope that you are all well and staying safe during these trying times. A lot of the Brooklin Models staff have been home for weeks and weeks but we are all back now and getting things moving again. Things have changed here (as they have in many places) but we are raring to go.

BROOKLIN AND THE 1934 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW (BRK7)

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1934 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW (BRK7)

A single casting has been used for both Canadian and British production of the 1934 Chrysler Airflow, differing only in statement of country of manufacture on the baseplate. Early models are cream with blackwall tyres and blue license plates. Rectangular vents on the front fenders suggest that the model is specifically the Chrysler CU Airflow four-door sedan. Other details, including the windshield wipers, triple-blade bumpers and rear fender skirts, create...

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