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Hi all,

Following hard on the heels of the BT24 is the BT19 another car missing from the history of F1 in 1/32 scale. I've just primed the shell and loosely added the exhaust and intake manifolds.



Got to build this soon.

Cheers

Mel
 

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Great to see such a good BT19 shell at last, Mel.
It wasn't missing totally in the '60s. I have an old vac body, probably a GT Models shell as they're the only producer I know who offered it. I think this one came in a box of stuff I picked up at a model fair. Haven't used it yet. The body moulding seems quite good, though the exhausts are cramped in, and I haven't checked the scale.
It's certainly been a neglected car, strangely so for a championship winner. Even Patto doesn't have what might be called an "Aussie classic" in his vac lists, though he has the BT20.
An elegant BT19 build was shown on S'Forum a while back, but it used a BT7 body, Super Shells I think.
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Mel. this looks very good.
I too am surprised no one did the championship winning Brabhams in the 60s.
Come to think of it, why don't Scalex do one now?
Adrian????

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QUOTE (Rob J @ 24 Aug 2012, 01:11) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>An elegant BT19 build was shown on S'Forum a while back, but it used a BT7 body, Super Shells I think.
Rob J

Would that be this one? A much modified body part Atlas and part Super Shells..

 

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The very one, Mark, and I believe it was/is a real racer, not a shelf queen.
Good to see new life in the old dogs, in the best sense -- Super Shells bodies were good.
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Thanks for your interest guys, this car has been a long time a coming but its here now. I am waiting on wheels from Canada which are on the way and I have the tyres from Paul Gage already. The running gear is already in a box so all I need is a chassis, although this one will probably fit a PP chassis with some small mods. I might try that in fact as my first build up. Once the wheels are in I can show you what it might look like with all the white metal in place.

We are also hoping for a little 'product improvement' in the sense of 'continuous product improvement'. News of this will be published on the PW website and the usual sites. This is at experimental stage as yet so lets see what happens first.

Apparently there is a proxy series for the US for these cars which BigSky has drawn my attention to, so any user feedback would be welcome.

Many thanks

Mel
 

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QUOTE (Rob J @ 24 Aug 2012, 21:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The very one, Mark, and I believe it was/is a real racer, not a shelf queen.

Rob J

The Brabham is certainly not a shelf queen, although I'm more than a bit careful when I put it on the track.


I'm delighted to see that Mel, Martin and Steve have collaborated on some fine pre-wing 3L cars. Especially as that is the class we are running in our current proxy series. New bodies are very welcome indeed! I hope we'll see a few more new models from the fellows... say the Cooper T81, the BRM P126 or P133 (pre-wing of course!) and the Matra MS11 (with the V12).
 

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Hi Guys

Nice work and it's good to see some collaboration in some of these projects. It's better if the cavers are kept carving and the moulders keep moulding without the stress of covering costs.
Just one thing&#8230;.I can't find the web site to buy one&#8230;.. If it's the link at the bottom of the page it don't work here!
Thanks and keep up the good work

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Came across this thread while building a plans/photo portfolio for a .......wait for it...........a BT19 project! The photos are a mixed bag with a lot of mislabeling complicated by the fact that some shots of what I presume is a restored example shows the exhaust headers exiting between the trailing arms rather than within the upper link as in the original (although given the typical cut and try of race car development, I realize that it is altogether possible that, even during its brief career, the (single example) BT19 may have been fitted with the later style pipes.

The brief article accompanying the Model Maker plans sheet sums up the BT19/BT20 changes succinctly. I am satisfied that I have a reasonable picture of the overall car.

What is puzzling me is this: descriptions of the car refer to the fitting of pannier style fuel tanks and, indeed, the PreWing body above shows them and the associated straps very clearly but I cannot find this feature in any of the photos that I have so far collected.

Any comments or photo references gratefully received

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OK here is a mystery, I know I had a BT19 built up and displayed it at Gaydon in 2014. Can't find pictures though! I only have pictures of a partly built 19 and one is blurry. Must do more research and find where this got put away pre Christmas.

Gaydon line up



In build



Will try to find more tomorrow.

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I found the bits in a box where I had put them after some damage occurred on the way back from Gaydon. Now I just need to find the time to put them back together although I could do this whilst trying to locate a missing arm from Mike Hawthorne.

 
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