Brooklin, Lansdowne & Robeddie are all brands of Brooklin Models Limited of Brooklin, Ontario, Canada. Started in 1974 by John Hall in his basement, the company has since become the world's leading manufacturer of handbuilt 1:43 scale collectible model automobiles. Brooklins are now manufactured in a 10,000 square foot factory in Bath, England.
While their replication of fifties and sixties vintage US cars makes them popular with collectors, Brooklins sometimes lack the fine detailing of comparable models, opting instead for heavy, solid construction and exacting scale. Some enthusiasts prefer to add chrome foil for finish trim, applying thin metallic film in a fashion similar to gold leaf. This preference leads back to the argument of the purist versus the hobbyist, as mentioned in the introduction to this book. While Brooklins focus on American (US) cars, Lansdowne models are replicas of British cars. The series was introduced in 1993 to present a completely new line of models for collectors. Robeddie models meanwhile concentrate on Swedish vehicles - Volvos mostly, with a 1969 Saab 99 thrown in for variety.
Official website: brooklinmodels.com
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