20th - 24th July

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    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
    Our new Lansdowne Model...

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    LDM 75

    1930 Bentley 8-Litre
    Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner
     
    This model is based on a real 8-litre that was owned by W.O. Bentley himself.
    The car is now owned by Bentley Motors LTD.

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    So this week is a bit of a 'Bentley Extravaganza'

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    PATTERN MAKING - Mr. P

    Pinker has been working on this model for a while now.
    The underside looks just as nice as the topside.

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    PATTERN MAKING - Mr. P

    This is the seatpan/baseplate assembly.

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    PATTERN MAKING - Mr. P

    Due to the wheels having a slight camber, we are unable to have the wheels moving so this model is definitely a static piece.
    You won't be able to send this one around your kid's loop-the-loop track.

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    PATTERN MAKING - Mr. P

    The finished body ready for the moulds.
    It's rather big.

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    PATTERN MAKING - Mr. P
    (He's getting a lot of exposure this week!)

    The Rear boot/luggage compartment.
    These are the secondaries that are used to make the production mould.

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    MOULD MAKING - NEIL

    The front and rear seat secondaries ready to go into the mould.

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    MOULD MAKING - NEIL

    The seat have to be cast in this position so neil cuts wedges of rubber to hold them in the right place.

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    (non)PLATING CASTING - ANDY

    This is the enhaust pipe for the underside.
    It is being left unplated (bare metal) as this is more in keeping with the correct finish.

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    MOULD MAKING - NEIL

    Those baseplates that we saw earlier.

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    SMALL PARTS CASTING - IAN

    This model has separate door panels.

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    SMALL PARTS CASTING - IAN

    One half of the wire/spoked wheel still on its spru.

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    PLATING CASTING - DAVE

    These are the tiny spinners that lock the wheels in place.
    Not on the model (they're glued on), on the REAL one!!!!!

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    FETTLING - RICH

    Rich is sanding and buffing the body castings ready for spraying.

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    BODY SPRAYING - BOB


    Because the body is gloss and the roof is matt, we have to spray the model in a certain way:
    First, we undercoat the model as normal...

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    BODY SPRAYING - BOB

    Then it is sprayed with the matt finish for the roof...

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    BODY SPRAYING - BOB

    Then a rubber paint mask is used to 'hide' the roof so that the rest of the model can be sprayed with the gloss finish.

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    BODY SPRAYING - BOB

    Resulting in the finish you see before you

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    PAINT ROOM - TIM

    An undercoat has just been applied to the baseplates.
    Here you can see that the cambered axles have be cast onto the baseplate which is why they don't rotate.

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    SUB ASSEMBLY - NICK

    This is one half of the wheel hub.

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    SUB ASSEMBLY - NICK

    This is the other half.

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    SUB ASSEMBLY - NICK

    And this is the finished, tyred wheel.
    The two halves come together as one.
     
    "Ebony and ...er...... EBONY. Sit together upon my Ben-t-ley"
    (I love singing.................)

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    TEST ASSEMBLY

    This is just to check that all of the pieces fit correctly before sending the parts off for plating.

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    TEST ASSEMBLY

    The luggage box (which will be matt black) is being checked.

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    TEST ASSEMBLY

    This is the interior door panel that you saw earlier.

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    PAINT MASK MAKING
    (probably should have put this picture in earlier - oops)

    Pinker uses plasticine to designate where the mask should form around the roof.
    He'll construct a box around this out of cardboard and pour in rubber to make the actual mask.

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    NICE!!!!

    The finished model is a beauty and quite heavy.

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    VISITING TIME AT THE BROOKLIN ZOO

    Mr. and Mrs. Jennings came in for a visit this week.
    They drove here in their Riley.
    Mr. Jennings said that he likes to drive it around and doesn't like the idea of keeping it in a garage doing nothing.

    Good man!!!

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    CLASSIC CAR TIME!!!

    The engine on this car was quiet as a mouse.

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    CLASSIC CAR TIME!!!

    The interior is gorgeous.
    The seats are the original ones too.

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    CLASSIC CAR TIME!!!

    "Isn't she looooveeelllllllllyyyyy...."
    (I'm still singing. Hey, that's 2 Stevie Wonder songs.....odd!!!!)

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    PATTERN MAKING - MR. P

    That Riley again but this time it's our LDM 74.

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    PAINT ROOM - TIM

    Tim is using some wire to hang the lawnmowers ready for spraying.

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    FINAL ASSEMBLY - NEIL

    These ROD 22's are selling like Hot-Rod Cakes !!!

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    FINAL ASSEMBLY - MARK

    Mark is working on Kaiser Manhattans.

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    FINAL ASSEMBLY - ANGIE

    And Angie is screwing together her BRK 154's.

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    Awwwwww......Shucks !!!!!

    BM's MD, Nigel Parker, receiving an award from John Roberts.

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    IT READS:

    THIS AWARD PRESENTED

    TO

    BROOKLIN MODELS

    ON BEHALF OF
    SATISFIED CUSTOMERS

    FOR

    EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY
    AND SERVICE

    2009

     
    (Are you sure you have the right company?)
     
    Thanks to John for bringing it in special thanks to Gregory Gunn and everybody involved with the award.