I have always been fascinated with station wagons and while there are plenty available from other manufacturers and I have quite a few in my collection in diecast & resin form. I seem to get a whole lot of satisfaction from these white metal gems-when I started looking into Brooklin models I had not yet discovered the others available in the higher-end white metal market. The style of the '54 Mercury has always been a favorite of mine. I discovered many of the models available from Brooklin, but this wagon was the top of my list. There is nothing like the look of wood panels (even if they are not real) and a bright red paint job.
1954 Mercury Monterey Colony Park Station Wagon - BRK 188 ... this was the 9th Brooklin model to join my collection
I think Brooklin did a very good job with the '55 Dodge and it is one of my favorite models. I added the solid blue version to my collection several years ago, and them more recently, the two-tone green. While searching eBay for something else I came across this modified two-tone blue version. It looked very interesting, so I purchased it despite the fact I try to keep from buying duplicate models in the same colors. Despite the fact the model is the same Parisian Blue, the two-tone makes it distinctive and it is very well done, I am pleased with my purchase.
1955 Dodge Coronet Sedan- in Parisian Blue & Halo Blue -this is the 510th Brooklin model added to my collection.
John we will have to look for one of these since blue is my favorite color. Very nice.
How long have you been collecting? I read about 493, someone else with 1,200. To us, that is a lot of vehicles but over time…
I have been collecting models cars in one scale or another (or several different at once) since I was 5 yrs old, so it has been 55 years now. My Brooklin models number 515 now, but I have a total of 1702 models in 1/43 including the Brooklin. When you consider my other scales you can add about another 2400 to that. I have been considering downsizing, but right now I'm not sure where to start.
A few days ago when I posted the 1931 Marmon, I said I was going to post a couple from the 30s-seems that I forgot to post others, must have been sidetracked, LOL! Anyway, I will now show a couple that I planned that day...
In April 2015, I discovered the Buick Collection models offered by Brooklin. I have always been a big fan of 30s automobiles-they are always mystifying. The first of the Buick Collection models I added was this 1934 Series 90 Phaeton, many more followed-with the final model from the Buick series being added early this year. It is a wonderful series of models and I am very pleased to have completed it.
1934 Buick Series 90 Model 98C Phaeton - B.C. 008- the 76th Brooklin model to join my collection.
At some point I changed this model to whitewall tires, but when I added the revised version-I changed it back and put the whitewalls on that one. Here's a couple photos of it with whitewalls.
Shortly after adding the '34 Buick, I was just discovering all the 30s models that Brooklin offered and especially the Buick Series, every one of them was added to my wish list... Now I needed a 2nd job to pay for them, LOL!
This the 2nd model I added from the Buick Series, it is another Phaeton-which is such a cool looking style. 1938 Buick Special Series 40 Model 40C Phaeton - B.C. 015- the 78th Brooklin model to join my collection.
When I started myself getting acquainted with all the models that Brooklin offered. I was 1st impressed with the selections from the 30s, and that was followed shortly by my interest in the Packard models that were made. Since just after the Pierce-Arrow, the Packard brand is my next favorite make. My list of wants was growing rather quickly.
It had only been just about 30 days since my 1st Brooklin model, and as I quite frequently do, I was searching eBay for something-who knows what now, I came across an extremely interesting Packard model. Now my available info was limited, let's just say that I knew very little about what Brooklin had available, and I wasn't yet aware of where I could find anything useful. I was skeptical about this one, from the photos it looked like it could be a Brooklin model, but I couldn't find any worthwhile facts to back it up-I had to go by the eBay listing on its own.
I took a chance on a bid, and for whatever reason as I sometimes do, I decided I needed to have this model. A Packard, and one of my favorite body styles and years led me to make sure this was going to be mine-it actually turned out fairly well-much cheaper than it could have been.
When it arrived, I was mystified by the overall look, but also disappointed. The model was missing the hood ornament-a fact I had missed in the auction listing. I reached out to the D4C Forum 43 folks for guidance and was immediately directed to Brooklin's Spare Parts program. A quick email to Amanda, and the part was on the way. When it arrived, the model was whole once again, and boy was it special.
A few years later, I have learned that this model was crafted by John Roberts, and is the 1st of several I have by him.
1950 Packard Deluxe Eight Sedan - BRK 119/modified- this was the 11th Brooklin model to join my collection
As I exploredthe options in models of the 30s from Brooklin, I found this gem. The '34 LaSalle Series 350 is an incredibly attractive car, and I discovered Brooklin had three of them in their selection. The 1st one that I added to my collection was the sedan in red. I am still very impressed with this model. My favorite LaSalle year is the '34, so with this one and the others from Brooklin as well as several of the Durham Classics convertibles, I think I have the year covered.
1934 LaSalle Series 350 Sedan, BRK 169...this is the 33rd Brooklin model to join my collection.
I am a big fan of theChevrolet Impala-I have about 150 of them in all of my different scale collections. When I discovered this model early on, I added it right away. One of the best things I discovered as I explored the 1:43 scale selections was the diversity of available models. The 4 door sedans, station wagons were among my favorite styles. So this Sport Sedan was an exciting choice. When it arrived, I was not disappointed. It was a very nice model, I have since added the other two color choices Brooklin offered.
1960 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan - BRK 166x...the 5th Brooklin model added to my collection