26th - 29th May 2009

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  • Image 01

    "The Sun Has Got His Hat On................."

    Not strictly 'Brooklin-news' but sunshine is such a rare thing in the UK that I thought I'd get some photographic evidence of the event.

    BBQs galore on the weekend!!!!!!!!

  • Image 02

    PATTERN MAKING - Mr. P

    Destruction Derby!!!!

    This rather nasty looking activity is necessary.
    Resin is poured into the car to make a window pattern and the only way to get it out is to completely destroy the body casting.

    Ouch!!!!

  • Image 03

    PATTERN MAKING - Mr. P

    Pinker has been working on the 'Bentley Project' for a while now.

    We can't tell you what it is as we're sworn to secrecy until the end of the year.

    This is the inner half of the 2-piece hub. The outer half is visible in the background.

  • Image 04

    PATTERN MAKING - Mr. P

    Once the two halves are assembled (this has to be done on each of the 4 wheels!!!!!) it looks nothing short of STUNNING!!!!!

    Mr. P doesn't like to blow his own trumpet so I'll do it for him:

    "Mr. P that is a fine piece of work, Sir. Well done"

  • Image 05

    SMALL PARTS CASTING - IAN

    Perhaps that title should read
    NOT SO SMALL PARTS CASTING

    These are the side rails for the new US 34 + 35 Lowboy trailer.

    They're sooooo long that we can only get 4 on a mould.

    This increases production time as we get less pieces per machine cycle.

  • Image 06

    FETTLING - RICH

    Even those tiny quarter-light areas have to be carefully cleaned up.

  • Image 07

    PLATING CASTING - DAVE

    Chelsea FC fan Dave has been casting these rear pieces for the Stout Scarab.

    These are also very tricky to Fettle.

    (Imagine how bad those 2-piece hubs are going to be)

  • Image 08

    FETTLING - LITTLE ANDY

    Obviously, cleaning these BRK 64A's requires a LOT of concentration.

  • Image 10

    FINAL ASSEMBLY(TRIAL) - MARK

    Mr. Mumbles is taking a short break from the casting room to see how he does in the assembly area.

    He's working on the BRK 152, not the easiest of models to start on but he's doing OK.

  • Image 11

    Old Lawnmower Company

    More mowers are on the bench, these are about half way through assembly.