2nd - 6th November 2009

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  • Image 01

    PATTERN MAKING - DARREN

    Darren is using a fret-saw blade (Yes, it is an unconventional use for it) to tidy up some secondary castings of the BRK 158 grill.

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    PATTERN MAKING - DARREN

    Darren has started work on the master for the MG VA.

    After making up the rough shapes for the component pieces in resin, Darren will now start work on refining the shape and adding detail.

    Once this is done it will be sent off for lost wax casting to provide us with a brass version.
    It's a complicated process that can best be understood here:


    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost-wax_casting

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    SMALL PARTS CASTING - NICK

    Nick is removing hubs for the LDM 71 from the mould.

    They're still hot (and will be for a while) so he's using gloves.

     

     

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    SMALL PARTS CASTING - NICK

    Safety specs are a must for casting too.

    Molten metal in the eye is not very nice.

  • Image 04

    FETTLING - RICH

    Richy is cleaning up LDM 75's today.

    The Bentleys are selling like Hot cakes.

    In fact, Hot cakes don't sell anywhere near as well as these models!!!!

    I'm going to right to the people responsible for the English language (The Queen?!?) and get the phrase changed to:

    "....selling like Brooklin Model's LDM 75 Bentleys..."

  • Image 05

    PLATING CASTING - ANDY

    Andy is dusting a BC 10 mould will powder to help the metal flow into all those nooks and crannies.

  • Image 06

    BODY CASTING - BIG ANDY

    Strength and dexterity are required to remove some cars from the mould.

  • Image 07

    PAINT ROOM

    We should be recycling all tin cans,

    but this one is a little big to crush underfoot.

  • Image 08

    PAINT ROOM - TIM

    Timmy has been painting the BC-009 - 1937 Buick Special Convertible M-46C

  • Image 09

    PAINT ROOM

    This is what's left over after we have sprayed components on sprus.

    The actual component parts are removed for assembly and the spru has to be melted down to be used again.

  • Image 10

    FINAL ASSEMBLY - MARTYN

    The OLC 01 Lawnmowers are nearly ready for boxing up.

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    FINAL ASSEMBLY - MARK

    Mark is using a couple of cotton buds with white spirit on to clean the windows before assembly.

     

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    MESS MAKING - NEIL

    What you see laid out on the benches are all of the secondaries for nearly all of the models produced by Brooklin, even the older deleted ones.

    The components are all boxed up to keep everything together so that we don't loose any parts.

    Neil is just sorting through them to put them in storage.

     

    Sorry for the lens flare on the pic, Neil has been sweating slightly (An unusual event) and his head is more reflective than the mirror used in the Hubble Space Telescope.