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Matchbox Toy Garage - An Old Iconic Australian Service Station - Golden Fleece

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Project by crowie posted 10-21-2020 10:13 PM 1665 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Matchbox Toy Garage – An Old Iconic Australian Service Station – Golden Fleece..

I’ve forgotten how many of these I’ve made and given away, but this one is for the Local Community Clubs Christmas Raffle, my wife asked me if I could make one and I chose the theme of an old iconic Australian Service Station Roadhouse.

I found all the images on the internet, scaled and printed them to detail the garage.
The paint colours were an issue but one of the local paint & decorator shops matched sample pots of the blue & yellow livery of the Golden Fleece perfectly.

I’ve had a bit of fun with the Springwood sign post as Springwood never had a Golden Fleece Service Station neither was it the last service station for the next 750 miles as you entered the Outback.

Along with that I had to add a few icon Australian brands; Peter’s & Arnott’s.
And some special brands to me; Peterbilt, Ford, Goodyear.

And YES, Handy was a good assistant on this project.

Should be a top Christmas Present for some family along with a good Fund raiser for the club.

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





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SubVette

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#1 posted 10-21-2020 10:40 PM

This is right up my alley, I have a ton of trains and of course buildings. Love it !

-- John in Florida

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crowie

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#2 posted 10-21-2020 10:47 PM

I thought I’d best show a few old photos off the internet of the Golden Fleece Brand for those outside Australia and way younger than I…

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 10-21-2020 11:17 PM

Great job crowie...

Noticed you’re not too keen about making trees… you lazy bugger!

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 10-21-2020 11:20 PM

Thanks Peter for the GR8 memories i remember playing a whole day at that service station this is a GR8 idea for a raffle fund raiser for the club GREAT JOB :<)))))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 10-21-2020 11:31 PM


Thanks Peter for the GR8 memories…
- GR8HUNTER

Actually that comment by GR8, brought back memories of a build I made for #1 son 40 years ago, when I still believed in Santa

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

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Eric

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#6 posted 10-22-2020 12:34 AM

Looking good Peter, some kid is going to be very happy at Christmas.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#7 posted 10-22-2020 01:56 AM

Baa,! I even remember passing them!

One day an unscrupulous owner fleeced me too !

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 10-22-2020 02:30 AM

Nice, Peter! Didn’t see this sign, though. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 10-22-2020 03:14 AM



Baa,! I even remember passing them!
- robscastle

Passing a golden fleece is pretty impressive… best I could manage was coughing up a fur ball...

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

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htl

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#10 posted 10-22-2020 03:21 AM

Nice job Crowie you’ve got them gas stations down pat for sure!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 10-22-2020 04:30 AM

Very nice work there Crowie, will make a great Xmas present for some lucky person. Looks the goods to me.

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

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Ivan

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#12 posted 10-22-2020 05:39 AM

Looks fantastic! I had plastic when I was a kid,... Nothing to compate with this one

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 10-22-2020 05:41 AM

Beautiful recreation. WOW!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Dutchy

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#14 posted 10-22-2020 07:55 AM

This is a super nice one Peter. Do I have to say more?

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#15 posted 10-22-2020 09:11 AM

WOW!
That is sooo real.

Great job mate and I reckon it will make some good dollars.

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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