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 Posted: Sun Jul 30th, 2017 06:03 pm
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I see your industry still has to do with a boot and a leg..maybe, if your setting remains to be 90 yrs. old at any given date, the prohibition will end, too.



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Great job on the loco weathering Bob. How did you do the building sign?





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 Posted: Sun Jul 30th, 2017 07:28 pm
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@Helmut   -   great observation on "boot leg"
@Doug   -    The sign is relatively easy to do.  In this instance I wanted a specific name for the industry.  Good friends and fellow model railroader Rusty Westermeier and Wife are who the industry is named after.  I used Word Doc to print the lettering on a piece of bond paper with an inkjet printer.  I can select any font and size to make the lettering.  After printing, I positioned a piece of wrapping tissue over the lettering.  I tape the leading edge with a couple small bits of scotch tape and reinsert the paper in the paper tray and print again.  
I let it dry well or you can lightly spray it with Dullcoat to set the ink to prevent it from running.  For this sign I painted the area of the sign white.  I brushed thinned white glue over the sign area and gently applied the lettering.  I used a small straight edge to gently push the lettering paper into the brick along the horizontal mortar grooves.  Then I let it dry thoroughly.  After dry I use an exacto to cut the paper in the vertical grooves and reapplied thinned white glue.  Then gently pushed the lettering into the vertical grooves.  Once dry I overspray with Dullcoat.
This technique also works well to print period correct color signs.  I look on internet for signs to fit my needs - copy, resize etc.

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Closeup shows how lettering appears 3D on brickwork.  The thin tissue is transparent enough to get lost on most surfaces.  If desired a little touch up with paint can cover any gaps created when cutting tissue with the exacto.   
You can apply to any surface - billboards, buildings, rolling stock.  In a large scale I used this technique to copy a photo image of a face onto a figure.  Put my son in the scene!

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Very novel and thanks for that Bob. I'll give it a try next time I'm making a wall sign. It's certainly effective.



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Hi Bob :wave:



It's all looking totally AWESOME ! :bg:

The new switching area looks like it'll keep you guys pretty busy.



The sign technique on that brickwork looks fantastic.



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Example of color sign copied from internet, printed on tissue and applied to building side.

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I like this picture.  Taken by a visitor at a recent operations session on Geneseo Rwy.  It shows how effective the tissue paper signage is.

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...And it is such a fine photo of fine work!

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Another picture taken by Dave Salamon during his visit.  He has a good photographic eye. Has nothing to do with signs but I have not created anything new to post.

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