Introducing the hobbyDB and Brooklin Models Digital Garage

Brooklin Models is teaming up with hobbyDB in a joint effort to create the ultimate online collecting experience for its fans – the ability to create their own digital Garage.

What’s in the Digital Garage

The jointly created database will live on Brooklin Models’ website and feature all Brooklin Models ever made since the company’s inception almost 50 years ago. Not only will it display every color, it will also document every variant and other information. While hobbyDB already has more than 800 Brooklin Models, we will be working closely with the company and the new North American Brooklin Collector Club (NABCC) adding missing models, official photos and much other information from the Brooklin Archives.

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Besides the personalizable Garage, the new database will also feature – 

  • a Collection Management Tool
  • a Wish List (that sends product alerts when an item is listed for sale)
  • a Member Directory
  • a List of all series issued by the company (sortable in many different ways)
  • a Price Guide including eBay transactions and historical auction house prices
  • a Marketplace
  • and more…

Membership is free and, even better, twice a year there will be a special model for sale that is exclusively for Garage Owners, The best part is that your hobbyDB accounts will work there! Look for the public reveal of the Digital Garage during the first meeting of the NABCC.


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The 1st North American Brooklin Collectors Club Event

Save the Date! The NABCC will play host to its inaugural event from Nov. 19-20 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The event is a rare chance to view the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage’s classic auto collection, in addition to the unveiling of a new line of miniature handmade 1/43 scale models. Plus lots of events, activities and more.  The Center hosts Nicola Bulgari’s US Car Collection (that is what the NB stands for).

Tickets are a steal at $20 and the first 100 in attendance will receive an exclusive Brooklin model for free (but you must show up, so no ordering 10 tickets and not coming!).

Planned are the reveal of a whole new series of Brooklin Models (the NB Center Series!), a visit to the America on Wheels Museum and a dinner. There will be presentations and discussions on subjects of interest to model collectors and a trade show display. Brooklin model principles Simon Elford and or Keith Williams along with Brooklin employee and social media influencer Julie Evans will be joining us.  And of course, we will be there! hobbyDB’s Christian will present the new Brooklin database and features to come.

Check out more information here – and purchase your ticket here.

Brooklin Models, the Beginning

Brooklin Models got its humble start in the basement of a house in the small rural Canadian town of the same name when designer engineer John Hall decided to turn a lifelong passion for collecting American Automobiles into something more tangible: 1/43 scale handmade models.

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As the manufacturers of white metal models began to eschew the medium for resin, Hall and Brooklin persevered. Today Brooklin Models Limited is the world’s leading manufacturer of 1/43 scale hand-built white metal models.

You can find out more about Brooklin on

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Coming Soon: Brooklin Models

Look for the complete Brooklin database arriving soon. In the meantime, like the Brooklin Models Brand page to be kept up to date.  And if you want to read the official announcement you find it here (and here the press release).  Let us know your favorite model in the comments below and if you’d like to get involved, message us on

Lastly, a note of thanks to hobbyDB shareholder John Kuvakas and president of the NABCC who made the initial introductions, to Daniele Rozzoni, the General Manager at Fondazione Nicola Bulgari who is a man with a big vision and Riccardo Re from Customer 1st who is helping us with the database.

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