A real Cinderella

A real Cinderella

Joined: February 16th, 2006, 10:07 am

February 5th, 2010, 1:31 am #1

Given the heavily aircraft oriented nature of this site, this model is a real Cinderella. The model is 1/24th scale (27" long) tug boat M.V. GOUDIE once operated by the Ports and Harbours Division of the Victorian Government and used for working 'explosive' lighters off Pt Wilson Explosive Reserve near Altona and maintaining navigation beacons in Port Phillip Bay. I built it for my father when he retired and had been its Skipper for some 27 years.
Goudie was refurbished in the 1980s and care was taken to retain its salient features, unlike its sister ships during their overhaul. It is now privately owned and used as a fishery support vessel in Tasmania. The original wheelhouse is located in the Pollywoodside Maritime Museum as a children's play area.

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A close-up of the bow fender, a skill now almost a lost art. The mooring/towing hawsers have authentic spliced eyes. None of my work!
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 3:54 am

February 5th, 2010, 2:44 am #2

Thought it'd be silver, 1/32 scale with four engines.

Here's some trivia. I remember the explosives reserve at Altona quite well as my Dad was the Postmaster at Altona. That one was confusingly called the Truganina Reserve (I think because it was part of the actual facility that was out at Trug). Point Wilson is another reserve and is actually near Avalon. Some of its bunkers featured in the original Mad max movie.
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Joined: February 9th, 2008, 6:04 am

February 5th, 2010, 7:13 am #3

Given the heavily aircraft oriented nature of this site, this model is a real Cinderella. The model is 1/24th scale (27" long) tug boat M.V. GOUDIE once operated by the Ports and Harbours Division of the Victorian Government and used for working 'explosive' lighters off Pt Wilson Explosive Reserve near Altona and maintaining navigation beacons in Port Phillip Bay. I built it for my father when he retired and had been its Skipper for some 27 years.
Goudie was refurbished in the 1980s and care was taken to retain its salient features, unlike its sister ships during their overhaul. It is now privately owned and used as a fishery support vessel in Tasmania. The original wheelhouse is located in the Pollywoodside Maritime Museum as a children's play area.

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A close-up of the bow fender, a skill now almost a lost art. The mooring/towing hawsers have authentic spliced eyes. None of my work!
About 2 years ago i convinced myself I needed a wooden "Bluenose" kit. I did all my research, found that the Model Slipways kit was the way to go and eventually got one through ebay. It sits at the bottom of the stash. I darent take the sticks out of the box cos I'll never get them in again! I keep telling myself its a post retirement gig, but the skill and craftsmanship required to emulate real life ship building planking is quite daunting.. I'll probably end up selling it.
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Joined: March 25th, 2009, 6:45 am

February 5th, 2010, 10:19 am #4

Given the heavily aircraft oriented nature of this site, this model is a real Cinderella. The model is 1/24th scale (27" long) tug boat M.V. GOUDIE once operated by the Ports and Harbours Division of the Victorian Government and used for working 'explosive' lighters off Pt Wilson Explosive Reserve near Altona and maintaining navigation beacons in Port Phillip Bay. I built it for my father when he retired and had been its Skipper for some 27 years.
Goudie was refurbished in the 1980s and care was taken to retain its salient features, unlike its sister ships during their overhaul. It is now privately owned and used as a fishery support vessel in Tasmania. The original wheelhouse is located in the Pollywoodside Maritime Museum as a children's play area.

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A close-up of the bow fender, a skill now almost a lost art. The mooring/towing hawsers have authentic spliced eyes. None of my work!
Not really into boats but that looks amazing. A credit to ya mate :) n/t
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Joined: April 29th, 2008, 10:01 am

February 5th, 2010, 11:15 am #5

Hey Fred,

Looks real nice,. Can really appreciate a good boat/ship.

Glen

Glen Burns

Creative Models Australia
glen@creativemodels.com.au
www.creativemodels.com.au
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Joined: February 16th, 2006, 10:07 am

February 5th, 2010, 12:05 pm #6

Given the heavily aircraft oriented nature of this site, this model is a real Cinderella. The model is 1/24th scale (27" long) tug boat M.V. GOUDIE once operated by the Ports and Harbours Division of the Victorian Government and used for working 'explosive' lighters off Pt Wilson Explosive Reserve near Altona and maintaining navigation beacons in Port Phillip Bay. I built it for my father when he retired and had been its Skipper for some 27 years.
Goudie was refurbished in the 1980s and care was taken to retain its salient features, unlike its sister ships during their overhaul. It is now privately owned and used as a fishery support vessel in Tasmania. The original wheelhouse is located in the Pollywoodside Maritime Museum as a children's play area.

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A close-up of the bow fender, a skill now almost a lost art. The mooring/towing hawsers have authentic spliced eyes. None of my work!
Thanks for the compliments everyone. Actually, it has a twin, radio controlled with a fibre glass hull but it hasn't sailed for a long time.
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Joined: July 16th, 2004, 6:41 pm

February 6th, 2010, 8:02 am #7

Given the heavily aircraft oriented nature of this site, this model is a real Cinderella. The model is 1/24th scale (27" long) tug boat M.V. GOUDIE once operated by the Ports and Harbours Division of the Victorian Government and used for working 'explosive' lighters off Pt Wilson Explosive Reserve near Altona and maintaining navigation beacons in Port Phillip Bay. I built it for my father when he retired and had been its Skipper for some 27 years.
Goudie was refurbished in the 1980s and care was taken to retain its salient features, unlike its sister ships during their overhaul. It is now privately owned and used as a fishery support vessel in Tasmania. The original wheelhouse is located in the Pollywoodside Maritime Museum as a children's play area.

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A close-up of the bow fender, a skill now almost a lost art. The mooring/towing hawsers have authentic spliced eyes. None of my work!
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Joined: January 22nd, 2012, 10:38 am

January 22nd, 2012, 10:48 am #8

Given the heavily aircraft oriented nature of this site, this model is a real Cinderella. The model is 1/24th scale (27" long) tug boat M.V. GOUDIE once operated by the Ports and Harbours Division of the Victorian Government and used for working 'explosive' lighters off Pt Wilson Explosive Reserve near Altona and maintaining navigation beacons in Port Phillip Bay. I built it for my father when he retired and had been its Skipper for some 27 years.
Goudie was refurbished in the 1980s and care was taken to retain its salient features, unlike its sister ships during their overhaul. It is now privately owned and used as a fishery support vessel in Tasmania. The original wheelhouse is located in the Pollywoodside Maritime Museum as a children's play area.

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A close-up of the bow fender, a skill now almost a lost art. The mooring/towing hawsers have authentic spliced eyes. None of my work!
Andrew calling from sunny Nowra.

Great looking model of Goudie. I was one of the masters of her & the Victory at Stony Point Bouy Depot from 1973 to 1984.
I loved the straight eight Gardener diesel. When I started work on her it was chain and rod steering which was a major job to turn the wheel if we had to maneuver. One day while towing a counterweight buoy we overheated to engine. It was then decided to take Goudie to Williamstown for an upgrade. When we picked it up some time later we had hydraulic steering with wheelhouse control for the engine. Up to then we used the telegraph to ring down for direction & speed.

I always wondered what happened to her and the Victory, who had the 6 cylinder Gardener diesel.
regards Andrew
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Joined: August 23rd, 2012, 9:13 pm

August 23rd, 2012, 9:21 pm #9

Thanks for the compliments everyone. Actually, it has a twin, radio controlled with a fibre glass hull but it hasn't sailed for a long time.
Gday great work id like so much to ask you more about this boat and your dads work is that possible via phone or email.
thankyou ken
Ex Williamstown lad
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Joined: August 23rd, 2012, 9:13 pm

August 25th, 2012, 8:55 am #10

Andrew calling from sunny Nowra.

Great looking model of Goudie. I was one of the masters of her & the Victory at Stony Point Bouy Depot from 1973 to 1984.
I loved the straight eight Gardener diesel. When I started work on her it was chain and rod steering which was a major job to turn the wheel if we had to maneuver. One day while towing a counterweight buoy we overheated to engine. It was then decided to take Goudie to Williamstown for an upgrade. When we picked it up some time later we had hydraulic steering with wheelhouse control for the engine. Up to then we used the telegraph to ring down for direction & speed.

I always wondered what happened to her and the Victory, who had the 6 cylinder Gardener diesel.
regards Andrew
Gday the Victory is for sale in Tasmania
its tired up at the local yacht club on the eastern shore
had lots of money spent on it "being sold due to ill health true"
id love to see a photo of Goudie in her day in the ports paint job .
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