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MODELLER ROGER MARSH
I'm 29, married, with a daughter. By profession I am a Pastor in a Presbyterian denomination. My main modelling interest is in railways, however since my father was in the Navy, I have a strong interest in ships as well. My father's last posting in the Navy was to HMAS Cerberus as a parade ground bull. He told me about the monitor, and the fact that it is a breakwater.
When I decided some time ago to plan a model of an early Australian warship, Cerberus was my first choice because it was pre-1900 in manufacture. I'm fascinated by warship development in the second half of the 19th century. Strangely when I searched for information at the University of Queensland library, I managed to find something, which provided all the main dimensions and some small drawings which gave the general proportions.
I believe HMVS Cerberus represents a crucial shift in warship development, and I desire to see this unique vessel preserved. Making a model is one way I can contribute to this (often seeing the thing in a model form can spark peoples imagination), because of my geographical distance and lack of time and funds for other means.
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