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Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« on: March 01, 2012, 05:15:36 PM »
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I have been working on making signs for the BLMA Billboards so that they fit the era of my layout. Obviously for royalty reasons Craig can not include brand name signs in his Billboards, but with some time in Photoshop you can make some pretty good ones. I have been using a lot of ads/billboards from the real companies, so they have that authentic feel.


How to use these
The signs are properly sized to print, cut out, and stick to the BLMA N billboard. A 300px preview is shown, the actual signs are 1124px X 351px.

- Click the Dropbox link to download
- Print using your computer - Make sure to check the print settings so that it is 100% of the image size, and not stretched to fit, or cropped.
- Cut out
- Mount with double sided tape or spray adhesive.

How about more?
More are coming as I go along (Wawa, Irving, cars, etc) . Feel free to send me suggestions in this thread or a PM or if you want one tweaked specifically for your layout (I templated these so they are easy to change).

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Hotels

Holiday Inn - Old Logo
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Holiday%20Inn%20Billboard%20Old.png


Holiday Inn - New Logo
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Holiday%20Inn%20Billboard%20New.png


Food Service

McDonalds - Dollar Menu
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/McDonalds%20Dollar%20Menu.png


Hardees - New Logo Post 1997
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Hardees%20New%20Logo%20Billboard.png


Culvers - Double Burger Detour Old Logo
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Curvers%20Detour%20Ahead%20Billboard%20Old%20Logo.png


Culvers - Double Burger Detour New Logo
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Curvers%20Detour%20Ahead%20Billboard%20New%20Logo.png


Wendys - Spicy Baconator
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Wendys%20Spicy%20Baconator%20Billboard.png


In N Out Burger
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/In%20N%20Out%20Burger.png


Radio

Opie & Anthony - Radio (Boston)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Opie%20Anthony%20Billboard.png


Dave & Chuck "The Freak" - Detroit
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Extreme%20Rock%20Radio%20Billboard%20Dave%20%26%20Chuck.png


Rick & The Redneck - Springfield, MO
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Bass%20Country%20Billboard.png


Travel

Southwest - Grab Your Bags
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Southwest%20Billboard%20Grab%20Bag.png


Southwest - Spring Fever
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Southwest%20Billboard%20Spring%20Fever%20Billboard.png


Vehicles

Ford - 2011 F150
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/2011%20Ford%20F150%20Billboard.png


Tech

Verizon - Droid Charge 4G LTE
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/VZW%204G%20Billboard.png


ATT - iPhone 4G
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/ATT%20iphone%204g%20Billboard.png


Misc

Dewey, Skrewem & Howe
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Injury%20Lawyer%20Billboard.png


Ford Waterton - Auto Accident
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Car%20Lawyer%20Billboard.png



Portland Cement Association - Think Harder. Concrete (MN Billboards)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Think%20Concrete%20Billboard.png


EZpass - No Lines
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/EZPass%20Billboard.png


Magic City
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Strip%20Club%20Billboard%201.png


Angry Cops & Firefighters
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Angry%20Cops%20and%20Firemen%20Billboard.png


Campaign for Our Children - Virgin is not a dirty word
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Virgin%20Billboard.png


Missing Person - Jane Smith
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Missing%20Person%20Billboard.png


TV

The Wire - The Streets
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/The%20Wire%20Streets%20Billboard.png


The Wire - Omar Comin
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Omar%20Comin%20Billboard.png


Family Guy - 1999
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Family%20Guy%20Billboard%201999.png


NYPD Blue - 1993
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/NYPD%20Blue%20Billboard.png


Places

Penn's Cave
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Penns%20Cave%20Billboard.png


Mount Washington Auto Road - What I did on Summer Vacation
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/Mt%20Washington%20Auto%20Road%20Billboard.png


See Rock City
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/See%20Rock%20City%20Billboard.png


If you lived here
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26572411/If%20You%20Lived%20Here%20Billboard.png
« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 03:16:54 PM by Ian MacMillan »
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 12:31:54 AM »
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I love it, thanks! I would suggest doing some common fast food one's (Wendy's, Burger King, etc. for more midwestern geographical region). Also Banking signs seem to be every present.

Thanks,
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 12:56:41 AM »
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Oh I have a bunch of fast food ones planned, like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC, Culvers, Hardees,etc.

Did not think of banks...will get on that.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 01:08:15 AM by Ian MacMillan »
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 06:27:03 AM »
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Thanks Ian - great job. Starting the bandwagon for In-N-Out etc.
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 01:45:27 PM »
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All a bit modern for your Conrail era, no?

One thing you can do for multiple eras for a guy like me are billboards for places instead of products, such as Penn's Cave.
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 02:07:52 PM »
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All a bit modern for your Conrail era, no?

One thing you can do for multiple eras for a guy like me are billboards for places instead of products, such as Penn's Cave.

Actually no, many will fit my 1997 era.

But I am doing them for all eras, as I get to it. Hence the Cumberland Farms and Holiday in Old/New logos, etc. Still need to do some with the old Sheetz logo.
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 03:35:53 PM »
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Obviously a thread with "sticky" written all over it.

Good job. I'll see if I've got something to contribute, as I have ~2800 promotional images on file...
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 03:51:23 PM »
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I'm trying to picture you module with all these billboards on it.

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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 03:57:05 PM »
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I'm trying to picture you module with all these billboards on it.

HAHAH I have 3 of the BLMA boards along the interstates on the modular layout.  :P

But once I get going I figure someone else may want some stuff!

Obviously a thread with "sticky" written all over it.

Good job. I'll see if I've got something to contribute, as I have ~2800 promotional images on file...

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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 06:31:24 PM »
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Quote

I notice the aspect ratio of this billboard doesn't quite match the others... :)
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 10:23:50 PM »
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Can someone make one using that "dead" photo of me promoting the weathering book? :tommann:

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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 12:24:42 AM »
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Can someone make one using that "dead" photo of me promoting the weathering book? :tommann:

Yes...  :P
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 06:24:20 PM »
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Love the Penn's Cave one... I'm probably going with a slightly earlier version for a wooden billboard.
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2012, 06:57:08 PM »
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I think we need some South of the Border billboards... :)

And maybe a "See Rock City."
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Re: Signs for BLMA Billboards - N Scale
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2012, 08:28:05 PM »
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I think we need some South of the Border billboards... :)

And maybe a "See Rock City."

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