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Yes, very nice and colorful. Good job. Here's one I did, used the computer supplied font and printed the signage on clear decal paper. Just some decal set and dullcote and the film fades into the stucco.




A bit of weathering on sign & structure and it's ready to plant on the layout.

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That looks great, Woody! I like all the subtle stains and discoloration in the stucco.



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Looks great Woodie! How do you think the decal paper works for you on darker backgrounds? I haven't been so successful with that on dark colored walls.

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It might be the decal paper...I use MICRO SCALE paper and flood on MICRO SOL & MICRO SET until the film really vanishes or disolves. I'm really bad about using too much of everything but that's the way I am. If I see film anywhere, I may use some 220 grit sandpaper and kinda mess with it till it's gone. But then I like funky, weathered buildings.

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I like the slightly cockeyed door.

Just right for those who stagger over from the Bloated Goat.

Well done, Pard!

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W C Greene wrote:
Yes, very nice and colorful. Good job. Here's one I did, used the computer supplied font and printed the signage on clear decal paper. Just some decal set and dullcote and the film fades into the stucco.




A bit of weathering on sign & structure and it's ready to plant on the layout.

Woodie 


Great structure Woodie, really captures the south west styling I think.

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I like to use names from my literary interests. When I was at school we had to read Silas Marner, by George Eliot.
Subtitled, I recall, as "The Weaver of Raveloe". That is still a name I would use for a layout, but I have no space, hence Lantern Yard, another name from Silas Marner, as my small working diorama. I remembered those two place names and not a word more, as I hated English Literature at school.
Subsequently, I discovered L.T.C. Rolt and now I take names from his works. The viewer's task is to spot the references. As in on my little estuary diorama. The staithe has, barely readable, the legend "Moorings for Le Coq only".. This is a reference to the name of the cruiser he rented to go through Ireland for his book "Green and Silver".
It can be great fun, going through your favourite books getting references for your scenery. And yet more seeing if your friends and public can spot 'em.

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There really is a Roadkill Cafe in Arizona off of I-40.

http://www.route66seligmanarizona.com/the-roadkill-cafe.html

I've been by it, but never stopped in.  Somehow 'roadkill' just didn't sound tasty.




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Michael M wrote: There really is a Roadkill Cafe in Arizona off of I-40.









http://www.route66seligmanarizona.com/the-roadkill-cafe.html









I've been by it, but never stopped in.  Somehow 'roadkill' just didn't sound tasty.























I went right past that in January, during a road trip from Williams (yes, we rode the Grand Canyon RR to ‘The big Ditch’) over as much of Route 66 as we could go on, along our way to San Diego.



As for naming places, most of the structures on my layout are named.



This is the only pre-built structure I have, a Woodland Scenics gas station which I removed all the post-war stuff and changed all the signs to reflect the right place and time. Note the sign on the front, I did that in photoshop and printed onto photo paper. I embossed the panel lines into the paper and I think it looks decent for a well-worn wood sign. I even made darned sure the typeface existed before 1943. Nothing bugs me more than modern typefaces being used on layouts taking place before they were invented. I named it, “Sadie Store” for the community it was in, but everyone knew it as the “J Grindstaff” store for the ower. That’s how I refer to it, even though the sign has a different name.










Then, there’s a scratch built house for the Ensor
farm. Ensor is a very common name where my layout takes place and one of my
uncles married an Ensor gal (they have since passed but they were both very
nice and fun to be around), so I named the house with her in mind:








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