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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...

BROOKLIN AND THE CARRERA PANAMERICANA

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BROOKLIN AND THE CARRERA PANAMERICANA

The Carrera Panamericana was a border-to-border car racing event on open roads in Mexico similar to the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio in Italy. This gruelling race ran South to North, from Tuxtla Gutierrez, near the Yucatan Peninsula, to Nuevo Laredo, just short of the Texas border, a distance of 1.372 miles. Running for five consecutive years from 1950 to 1954, it was described as the most dangerous race of...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1932 PACKARD LIGHT 8 (BRK6)

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1932 PACKARD LIGHT 8 (BRK6)

The 1932 Packard Light 8 was introduced in 1976, while Brooklin was still in Canada. The initial models feature dark maroon bodies with white or grey roofs. Later Canadian versions appeared in medium or light silver grey metallic with maroon fenders and grey roofs. Following the move to Bath, the light silver grey version was continued, with silver green or grey fenders and green or grey roofs. Different shades of...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1930 FORD MODEL A COUPE (BRK5A)

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1930 FORD MODEL A COUPE (BRK5A)

The Ford Model A Coupe was only produced in England, replacing the 1930 Ford Model A Tudor, and was also designated as BRK5 on the box label. But oddly the model’s baseplate has no number indication at all. The BRK5A designation was introduced in an attempt to clear the confusion. Most of the Ford Model A Coupes are found in different shades of green with black roof insert and fenders....

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