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Our experiences and model displays at the Brooklands Museum in Weybridge ...

2013 - 28th September

Today we exhibited at the Brooklands Aviation Day. Tony, Keith, John, Martin and myself (Graham) set up the display in the position.

2012 - 29th September

This was our second visit to Brooklands this year, this time in support of the Brooklands Aviation Day. Thanks to the Brooklands Museum Management, and to Virginia Smith in particular, we were able to put on an even bigger display than last time, and, being slightly further south, a warmer one once the hangar doors were open.
In return for Brookland's kindness in letting us in to display our models, we agreed to man the Airfix sponsored (i.e. they provided the kits) "make and take" tent which was ably managed and run by Ella. It was time to roll up the sleeves and help children have a go at putting together a 72nd scale Hurricane, using nothing more than bare hands and a tube of polystyrene cement. Modelling at its simplest - no knives, sprue cutters, sanding sticks, liquid cement, clamps, magnifying visors, etc.

2012 - 17th April

The Museum, located in Weybridge, Surrey has sometimes been described as "one of Surrey's best kept secrets". It is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation and displays a wide-range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits. Add in a bus museum, a collection of push-bikes and the opportunity to explore parts of the famous banked motor-racing circuit and you have no shortage of interesting things to see and do. Events are held throughout the summer at weekends, so there's always something happening.
We were given the opportunity of putting on a mini-display of our club models in the Wellington Hangar of Brooklands Museum as part of the museum's Easter Activities Weeks in April 2012.
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2012 Display
2012 Display - Our first visit: The motley crew - Chris B is behind the camera this time. Harrier T.52, G-VTOL is our backdrop
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First visitor of the morning checks to see if Jim is still unfrozen. Meanwhile, Graham does the day job in the Harrier cockpit
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Jim staving off hypothermia! The Sci-Fi models attracted a lot of interest
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Our table in the Wellington Hangar at the Brooklands Aviation Day 2012
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Brian's and Dave T's models occupy one end of the table
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A mixture of models in the centre section - mainly John's aircraft and Graham's Harriers
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Martin's, Dave W's and Aaron's collections make up the wheeled, tracked and figure section - with a few renegade items thrown in by John and Graham
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Sadly Dave T's P-38 suffered some battle damage from an over-enthusiastic youngster - sadly and shamefully his father didn't seem to think it a problem, or pretended not to notice
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Brooklands fired up the Camel and Demoiselle today for ground runs, but couldn't compete with Brian's Zero for noise making
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John's display of airliners and experimental aircraft made a welcome addition to the table. The Harriers were over-shadowed by the full size one (T Mk.52, G-VTOL) in the corner of the hangar
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It was nice to see some 72nd scale models on the table today as well. And our new clear acrylic stands got their first outing for the 144th scale aircraft
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Dave's armour and Aaron's cars dominated this end of the table. Sadly a couple of these models also sustained damaged by some of the children.
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Dave show's off his make and take - a "winged thingy" - and produced one of the broadest smiles of the day
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2013 Aviation day display - All set and ready to go, complete with security system!
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Members on parade - Keith, John, Martin and Tony stand ready to repel all boarders!
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Looks the same, but we're now in a new position after our re-location. That's a 1:1 scale nose section of a Valiant behind, in case you are wondering.
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The display table - left side
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Display table - centre
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Display table - right side
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The table as you will have seen it as you walked into the hangar
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Some welcome daylight to show off the models