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Matchbox Toy Garage in Honour of my Grandfather for my grandson.

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Project by crowie posted 12-23-2019 02:01 AM 2357 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Matchbox Toy Garage in Honour of my Grandfather who had the COR/BP Depot Agency in Warwick Queensland from early 1930’s until early 1960’s.

This garage was made as a Christmas come Birthday present for our youngest grandson Asher, honouring his great great grandfather, Thomas Dalgleish.

Thomas Dalgleish was born in Edinburgh Scotland, coming out to Australia in early 1900’s looking for work and a home for his aging unwell parents.
When World War 1 broke out he joined the Australian Army in the Field Artillery Unit serving in Egypt, Gallipoli, France [were he was gassed], England and again in France were he was awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry Under Fire.
After the war he married and settled in Warwick with a carrier business before becoming the depot/agent for Commonwealth Oil Refineries [COR] which later became British Petroleum [BP].

Family history and heritage is import as we enjoy our very comfortable lives because of these hard working folk.

The garage colours are in old BP livery as is the COR being even older.

I’ve added some Warwick related memorabilia and a Scottish/Australian Flag set.

The Goodyear reference is in honour of my dad who worked for Goodyear for over 20 years.

Then to help with younger minds a little, some decals from the movie “Cars”.

One more THANK YOU goes to Janet of BP Australia who assisted me source some of the old COR/BP memorabilia.

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





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 12-23-2019 02:18 AM

WOW Mate, That is totally awesome.
Your Grandson will love it and have something to cherish for a long time.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Family history is so interesting.

Merry Christmas

Bob

-- 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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#2 posted 12-23-2019 02:22 AM

Absolutely mesmerising, truly a superb work of art.
Clearly you’ve put in a mammoth effort with this, (in touch with BP Australia, sensational.)
A great tribute also Pete, great story and great how you’ve payed homage to your ancestors.
Your grandson is very lucky and you are obviously passing on to him great human values with this project.
Superb.
Kind regards
Anthony

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

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crowie

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#3 posted 12-23-2019 03:26 AM

I forgot to add the inside photos with extra memorabilia from the phone….

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

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#4 posted 12-23-2019 03:28 AM

Very nice!

Now you have to make VINTAGE vehicles to go with it!

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

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#5 posted 12-23-2019 04:49 AM

Really good Crowie.

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

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#6 posted 12-23-2019 05:26 AM

So cool gift and also memory for life time!! Beautiful colours and stickers.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-23-2019 08:07 AM

Very nice crowie... that will be treasured for many years and maybe finish up in the heirloom box.

Though old wounds have been opened up… Looks like you’re brainwashing the young nipper in the same way as you probably did with Ford.... Go Caltex.... takes far too long to collect BP!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 12-23-2019 08:19 AM


Looks like you re brainwashing the young nipper in the same way as you probably did with Ford.... Go Caltex.... takes far too long to collect BP!

- LittleBlackDuck

Some pictures on the garage from cars Ducky….....in orther words Holden.

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Dutchy

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#9 posted 12-23-2019 08:20 AM

Well done Crowie.

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#10 posted 12-23-2019 10:00 AM

Nice work Pete.
Hey I can just remember having on of those my dad bought it for me when he was running Cauli flowers from Bathurst to Sydney Markets a caulie sold in those days for 20c !!each.

Also a bit of trivia Caltex as we know it will soon be rebranded back to Ampol go figure

-- Regards Rob

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crowie

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#11 posted 12-23-2019 10:08 AM

On the petrol brands, so many now just history.

BP
COR
Mobil
Esso
Total
Neptune
Plume
Amoco
Ampol
Gull
Gulf
Shell
Castrol
Golden Fleece
Neptune
Atlantic
Valvoline

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

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#12 posted 12-23-2019 10:09 AM

Awesome work Crowie and all that detail is amazing! A great gift for sure! Makes me want to be a kid again!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 12-23-2019 12:01 PM

Thats awesome,

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#14 posted 12-23-2019 01:41 PM

lots of hours of quality play time here!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 12-23-2019 02:26 PM

That will be much more than a toy garage to him as years go by

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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