Toy Garage/Service Station with an old fashion look

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Toy Garage/Service Station with an old fashion look…

The Golden Fleece Oil Company was swallowed up years ago by the multi-nationals like many others across the world, but it’s a part of the Australian history. You got full driveway service from a very helpful attendant.

So when my daughter asked me to make a garage/service station Christmas gift for her mother-in-law who now has three [3] grandson, it fitted the bill, got to keep history alive for the new generations.

Downunder we call them Petrol Stations with most having a full service workshop especially in country along with a shop and often a small restaurant. You could always tell the good ones as the truckies would be stopped at them for there break.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#1 posted 11-17-2018 11:56 PM

Well done Crowie. It is always good to see there are other Ford men out there. Keep up the good work.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#2 posted 11-17-2018 11:58 PM

Looks good.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 11-18-2018 12:00 AM

Well done Crowie. It is always good to see there are other Ford men out there. Keep up the good work.

- Pjonesy

Ford is an Aussie icon, who won’t love to own a late 1960’s Ford Mustang; also the Peter’s Icecream and Goodyear Tyres are all Aussie special….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 11-18-2018 12:09 AM

Very nicely made.

Ford is a world brand! If everything they made was a as good as those little N-series tractors of the 30’-50’s were I would be proud to wear a blue oval anytime!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 11-18-2018 12:11 AM

I would fit right into Aussie loving Fords ,Ice Cream ,and GoodYear tires awesome garage Peter I do remember having this garage as I child and the goodyear plastic tire full of matchbox to play with garage GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 11-18-2018 12:22 AM

Nice one,
yes it doesn’t seem right to me having to get out of the car and helping these companies sell their fuel by pumping it into the car myself. I disagree with it. Basically the consumer is the unpaid staff for these companies. Self serve checkouts in stores are another example. Fortunately here in Hong Kong all gas stations are still manned and pump the fuel for the consumer.
Nice work on the petrol station.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#7 posted 11-18-2018 12:54 AM

Nice work Crowie, ah I remember the days of actual service too. In some country towns you still get some if you are lucky.
Love the Golden Fleece sign too.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#8 posted 11-18-2018 01:01 AM

Nice work sir, the detail looks like it was a lot of fun.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#9 posted 11-18-2018 01:02 AM


-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#10 posted 11-18-2018 01:28 AM

Yes Totally Awesome. I agree it’s so good to keep history alive.
Love your helper, LOL.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 11-18-2018 01:52 AM

Pete, that brings back memories with the Golden Fleece. Was that the one you needed to hand pump with the glass bowl at the top or was that kero?.
There’s a new one coming after Woolies sold out to Eurogas or somthing like that.
Great job on the servo mate, well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 11-18-2018 02:02 AM

Very nice buddy! I made a set of roads on a plywood sheet for my Son’s when they were little to drive their hot wheels on. They used it so much there was actually ruts forming in the road! It was no where near this nice.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#13 posted 11-18-2018 02:04 AM

Good one Crowie, brings back a lot of memories. Thanks for showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#14 posted 11-18-2018 02:30 AM

Beautiful work., summers coming for you, guess you are coming out of hibernation, winter coming so I need to go into hibernation, soon as I get heat in the shop I will come alive.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 11-18-2018 08:19 AM

A great garage Crowie. And about the past when the children who will got this garage are grown old they will say: “In the past there was gasoline used for car motors”.


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